T-Mobile tweets that its stores face a one to two week delay in launching the Samsung Galaxy S4

T-Mobile tweets that its stores face a one to two week delay in launching the Samsung Galaxy S4
After T-Mobile announced on Tuesday evening that its online launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 would be pushed back 5 days to April 29th, the carrier sent out a fateful tweet on Wednesday about the handset's launch in T-Mobile stores. Originally set to launch at its retail location on May 1st, the nation's fourth largest carrier will now offer the new Android flagship model from select stores on May 8th with the device finally available at all stores on May 15th. That means that some T-Mobile retail locations now face a two-week delay before launching the highly anticipated phone.

According to the tweet, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be $630. Assuming that the carrier will keep the 24 monthly installments at $20 for the device, the down payment required should be $150. While it wasn't mentioned on the tweet, the price is most likely for the 16GB variant of the phone. Inventory issues had earlier been cited for the delay in launching the phone online.

Sprint also had bad news on Wednesday for its customers waiting to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Saturday from its retail locations. The carrier has delayed indefinitely, Samsung Galaxy S4 sales at its stores until it has an acceptable level of inventory. It will continue to take online and phone orders starting on Saturday.

source: T-Mobile via TmoNews

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3145; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Whoa!! What a demand!!

2. pokerc

Posts: 60; Member since: May 24, 2012

Sounds more like inventory issues not high amount of orders

3. iushnt

Posts: 3145; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

"Sprint also had bad news on Wednesday for its customers waiting to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Saturday from its retail locations." I am talking about this..What a demand!!

4. procol

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

I read a interesting story related to this supply issue from Korean website. It's about some line manager working for the assembling company which assembles lenses/camera modules of GS4 for Samsung. Even though the company already allocated the half of lines due to the abruptly exploding demand from Samsung, the company can't keep up with the demand. Executives of the company keep visiting the lines so frequently to check the status at any time that the line manager have slept and eaten at work for 15 days in a row so far. I guess that poor man will get compensated with fat extra pay in the end, however.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I want my S4, and I need it now! (JG Wentworth commercial reference)

6. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

"It's my money, and I need it now!" For those who don't know... :P

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