Carriers list prices ahead of Samsung Galaxy S4's debut next week in US
April 19, 2013, 1:00 pm TWN
NEW YORK -- U.S. wireless carriers have started revealing prices for Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S 4, which goes on sale starting next week.
AT&T Inc. has started taking advance orders and says phones will ship starting April 30. It's charging US$200 for the base model, with 16 gigabytes of memory, under a two-year contract. Staples said it will start selling the AT&T model on April 26.
Sprint Nextel Corp. starts taking advance orders Thursday and says in-store sales start April 27. It charges US$250 for the base model, or US$150 if the buyer is coming over from another carrier.
T-Mobile USA starts taking advance orders next Wednesday, and in-store sales start May 1. It's charging US$150 up front and US$20 per month for two years under its new installment plans. Those plans replace two-year service contracts that most carriers require. T-Mobile has abandoned them in favor of cheaper month-to-month plans.