T-Mobile drops the Galaxy S4′s price to $99.99 on a two-year deal

June 13, 2013
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    The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 had its price slashed, the Uncarrier announced in a recent press release.

    You can now purchase T-Mobile’s Galaxy S4 by paying $99.99 down and then $20 a month for two years. It’s also possible, of course, to pay for the device upfront, but then you’ll have to shell out $579.99.

    You may remember that the Galaxy S4 has started selling on T-Mobile for $149 up front, and that it has already received its first software update. However, the price drop isn’t permanent, so you’ll have to hurry if you plan to take advantage of it -  it only lasts from June 12 to July 13. If you’re still on the fence about buying a Samsung Galaxy S4, you can take a look at our thorough review of the Korean company’s flagship smartphone.

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 isn’t the only device that’s part of the promotion; if you don’t want a Samsung Galaxy S4 and would rather go for a different device from the Korean manufacturer, T-Mobile also offers the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at $169.99 down, followed by 24 monthly payments of $20 each, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 at $49.99 down, plus the same 24 monthly payments. The same time frame applies.

    Show Press Release

    T-Mobile to Offer Samsung Galaxy S 4 at $99.99 Down

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 12, 2013 – T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) continues to deliver on its Un-carrier promise of providing consumers with affordable, unrestricted and hassle-free ways to get the latest 4G LTE smartphones by offering the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S® 4 at the low upfront price of $99.99 down, plus 24 monthly payments of $20[1]. This limited-time promotion is available starting today, June 12, through July 13, 2013, and allows consumers to get the device for less upfront at activation than at the other major national carriers[2].

    “People told us we’d be crazy to drop our price on the hot-selling Galaxy S 4 when we already offer such a low-out-of-pocket cost – so we did it,” said Mike Sievert, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile US. “Some of our competitors require customers to sign a restrictive two year service contract or participate in a complicated trade-in scheme to get to their advertised price. We decided to just give customers the phone they want at the out of pocket cost they are asking for. That’s what you strive to do when you are America’s Un-carrier.”

    In addition to the Galaxy S 4, T-Mobile is lowering the upfront costs for two more highly desirable Samsung 4G LTE devices. For well-qualified customers, the Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be available at $169.99 down, plus 24 monthly payments of $20 and the Samsung Galaxy S® III will be available for $49.99 down, plus 24 monthly payments of $20. When combined with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan, customers will have access to the latest 4G LTE smartphones, as well as unlimited data, at a price point that’s sure to meet the needs of a variety of budgets.

    Simple Choice Plan

    T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan starts with a base rate of $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and Web with 500MB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds. Consumers can add up to 2GB of high-speed data for $10 per month per line or get unlimited 4G data for an additional $20 per month per line and up to 500MB of tethering. Customers can add a second phone line for $30 per month, and each additional line is just $10 per month. There are no caps and no overages on our network, and no restrictive annual service contracts.

    T-Mobile 4G LTE Network

    T-Mobile’s 4G LTE rollout complements its existing nationwide 4G network that covers 228 million people, which third-party tests show already rivals or beats existing LTE networks in many markets. T-Mobile’s advanced 4G LTE network is currently available in seven metropolitan areas: Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The company expects to reach 100 million people with 4G LTE by midyear and 200 million nationwide by the end of 2013. 4G LTE devices like the Galaxy S 4 will automatically and seamlessly connect to T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G HSPA+ network where 4G LTE has not yet launched[3].

    Pricing & Availability

    The Galaxy S 4 is available for well-qualified customers for $99.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for 0% APR on approved credit. The Galaxy Note II will be available for well-qualified customers for $169.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for 0% APR on approved credit. The Galaxy S III will be available for qualifying customers for $49.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for 0% APR on approved credit. All devices will be available with the promotional pricing from June 12 to July 13, 2013 at nationwide T-Mobile retail stores, through select dealers and national retail stores as well as online at http://www.T-Mobile.com.

    Comments

    • AndroidBrian

      T-Mobile screwed there old customers. If you have one of there old plans and want to upgrade to another 2 year contract GS4 cost 299.99. $100 more than any other carrier at best buy.

      • Ivan

        That why you switch to the new plan

        • AndroidBrian

          New plans suck compared to mine. I pay $50 a month for fav 5 and 5gb unlimited data. That’s with a upgrade every 18 months.

          • loony2nz

            how is 5gb unlimited? just curious :)

            • AndroidBrian

              Its unlimited data, not unlimited 4g. You get 5gb of T-Mobiles fastest data. If you use all 5gb of data before your new month begins, it slows down to 2g.

            • loony2nz

              ahh..now I understand. thanks for the explanation.

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