Two carriers have confirmed April dates for the Galaxy S4’s release following Samsung’s announcement that the phone would be available starting this month. Sprint has finally given us a date to look forward to. April 27th — just 10 days from now — is the Galaxy S4’s landing date for the Now Network. Sprint’s version has been priced quite interestingly.
Existing Sprint customers can upgrade or add a line for $250, but new customers will get the device for $150. And if you’re a new customer porting in a number from another carrier, take another $100 off that. It’s no secret by now that new customers always get the sweetest deals so we can’t say it’s too surprising. You can begin pre-ordering the device starting tomorrow.
T-Mobile has also confirmed its plans to launch the Samsung Galaxy S4 on April 24th. The date wasn’t quite as big of a mystery as everyone else’s — countless leaks and an accidental confirmation by a support rep on Twitter made us confident about that one — but we’re glad to see it formally announced anyway. T-Mobile’s version will be supported under the new UNcarrier pricing plans, giving customers the ability to nab this thing for $150 down, with the rest of the payments spread across your monthly bill.
We’re still waiting on word from AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, C-Spire, and Cricket. AT&T’s ship date on the pre-order page has been listed as April 30th, though without a formal statement or press release to back that up we aren’t putting too much confidence in that day. Similarly, US Cellular simply said the ship date would be four weeks from yesterday, but without a proper date up on the board we won’t count on that being 100% accurate as the weeks roar on. Regardless, it looks like everyone will have their shot to own the Galaxy S4 by the end of May, and the country will rejoice that it won’t have to wait until the end of Summer like it did with the Galaxy S4.
[via Press Releases]