Delayed Telus Galaxy S4 shipping gets selected buyers $50 credit, as device is ‘so popular’

April 20, 2013
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    Telus Galaxy S4 pre-orders seem to be going well, as the carrier is ready to offer some early buyers a $50 bill credit if they agree to wait “up to two weeks to receive” their purchased handset.

    The Galaxy S4 is described as “so popular” by the carrier, which is trying to manage its “restricted supply” on launch date by offering selected customers this particular deal.

    The Galaxy S4 is available with Telus for $199 with new three-year contracts, or $700 outright, and it’s now available for pre-order. The pre-orders should be delivered on April 27, while in-store purchases will be available starting with May 3. However, should customers accept Telus’ limited offer, they’ll get their pre-ordered units by May 10. Here’s the full e-mail notification some Telus Galaxy S4 buyers received:

    Hello,

    Thanks for pre-ordering the GALAXY S4 with TELUS. This device has been so popular that there’s a very limited quantity available across Canada and internationally. To help manage our restricted supply, we’re offering select pre-order customers a $50 bill credit if you’re willing to wait up to two weeks to receive your GALAXY S4.

    What this means for you
    If you decide to take this offer, we’ll add a $50 credit to your account after you receive your device. We will ship your GALAXY S4 by May 10th instead of Saturday, April 27th. If you choose not to take this offer, your GALAXY S4 will be shipped on Friday April 26.

    Hurry now, limited time offer: You must accept this offer by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday April 23, 2013.

    Interestingly, Telus suggests in its email that there may not be enough Galaxy S4 units to go around on launch date, in “Canada and internationally,” although we don’t know exactly what that means for now, as there haven’t been any reports detailing any potential launch issues for Samsung. In fact, we’ve seen so far various estimates for upcoming Galaxy S4 sales all looking very well for the company, with one of the latest such guesses saying that Samsung would sell as many as 10 million units at launch, and move 30 million units by the end of June.

    On a different note, a few days ago Telus revealed that it will stock the Galaxy S4 in different colors in the future, in addition to the White Frost and Black Mist versions that will be available at launch.

    Would you take $50 credit and have your Galaxy S4 unit shipped two weeks later than initially expected, or you want to get your hands on it as fast as possible?

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