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Verizon drops Samsung Galaxy S3 price to $99, Galaxy S4 coming?

Verizon has dropped the Samsung Galaxy S3 price to $99 (on contract) likely in anticipation of the the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 launch.
April 9, 2013

Verizon has just dropped the price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 to $99 with a two-year contract.

With the Samsung Galaxy S4 expected at the end of this month, this move is not surprising at all. In fact, it has become a common practice for cellular carriers, manufacturers and retailers to drop the prices of older devices leading up to a big product launch. This allows them to sell as much inventory as possible to those who would prefer a better deal as opposed to newer technology.

Just like Verizon, AT&T has recently slashed the price of the Galaxy S3 by $100, making the handset available for $99 with new two-year contracts.

While Verizon has yet to announce its Galaxy S4 officially, the device has reportedly been seen sneaking through the FCC. This all seems to confirm that the phone will be coming to Verizon in the near future. Verizon is also known for taking its time when it comes to announcements and releases, forcing its customers to be patient.

Verizon Galaxy S3 price drop

The Galaxy S4 will be available from six U.S. mobile operators in the upcoming weeks, with AT&T, U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile having already announced some availability details for their Galaxy S4 version.