American telecom operators — T-Mobile US, AT&T and U.S. Cellular – have begun Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone’s booking and AT&T says the retail price without a contract will be $650.
Verizon, Sprint and others are also expected to carry the phone, though details have yet to be revealed, Reuters reported.
The Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung said the phone will start shipping worldwide on April 11.
T-Mobile US pricing
T-Mobile US will offer Samsung Galaxy S5, a refined phone as compared with Galaxy S4, online and in-store for zero down (and 24 monthly payments) and with zero annual service contract, zero overages, zero hidden device costs, zero upgrade wait.
T-Mobile said the company has already seen over a half a million pre-registrations for the Galaxy S 5.
The company said that customers who pre-order by March 31 will receive an introductory price and be among the first to get the Galaxy S 5 without waiting in line when the device launches in T-Mobile stores on April 11.
T-Mobile is offering $120 off Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 with a Mobile Internet plan and 200MB free data for the life of the tablet.
Families with four lines will gain over $1,200 in savings over a two-year period compared to families with AT&T and Verizon on a two year contract, T-Mobile US said.
T-Mobile will pay the early termination fees for that entire family when they trade-in their devices to make the Simple Choice and come over to a better wireless experience.
AT&T offer on Galaxy S5
AT&T said the Galaxy S 5 is $199.99 with a two-year agreement. It is also available at $25 per month with AT&T Next 18 or $32.50 per month with AT&T Next 12. The retail price for the device with no commitment is $649.99.
AT&T will sell the Gear 2 smartwatch for $299, a price comparable with the original model last year. Two devices with fewer features, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit, will go for $199 each. All three devices offer fitness tracking and other features and will be available April 11 as well.
U.S. Cellular pricing
U.S. Cellular said Galaxy S 5 will be offered for $199.99 after an instant rebate is applied. U.S. Cellular is offering a $50 Google Play promotional code for free to anyone who pre-orders the device online.
Announced last month at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, the S5 will have a 5.1-inch screen, measured diagonally, and a 16-megapixel camera. The S5 will also have a fingerprint sensor to use in place of a passcode to unlock the phone or make payments through PayPal. And it will have a heart-rate sensor to measure fitness activities.
Samsung is now pushing into the emerging market for wearable devices. AT&T says it will sell the Gear 2 smartwatch for $299, a price comparable with the original model last year. Two devices with fewer features, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit, will go for $199 each. All three devices offer fitness tracking and other features and will be available April 11 as well.
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