Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date Coming: Full Availability And Price Rundown

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on April 07 2014 12:30 PM
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Staples

Staples will offer the Galaxy S5 for Galaxy S5 for AT&T and Verizon starting April 20. The devices for each carrier will be $199.99 with a two-year contract. Additionally, users can get a $50 discount when they bring in an old phone to recycle.

Ting

Ting will offer the Galaxy S5 for $597. Customers can save money with the network’s discounted coverage rates.

Target

Target will offer the Galaxy S5 Verizon, AT&T and Sprint models for $100, through a trade-in program. Customers can exchange eligible old devices for a $100 credit toward a new Galaxy S5, which originally costs $199.99. Customers can take their old handsets to a trade-in location or can trade in online. Target will run this offer from April 11 to 26; quantities are limited.

Original Story

It's just four days till the Samsung Galaxy S5 officially releases worldwide, and several carriers and retailers already have the device available for pre-order.

The Galaxy S5 is available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Best Buy and Radio Shack in the U.S., among other sellers. Given the range of sellers, there are varying prices for Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone. Here’s a rundown of availability and pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S5.

AT&T

The AT&T Galaxy S5 will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract. In addition, consumers can participate in AT&T’s Next program: With the Next 18 plan, the Galaxy S5 will cost $25 per month for 26 months, and with the Next 12 plan, the device will sell for $32.50 per month for 20 months. The non-contract, full retail price of the Galaxy S5 when purchased through AT&T is $649.99. The carrier will sell the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. Pre-orders can be made online and in stores. According to AT&T, the Galaxy S5 will ship in early April, although the carrier has not given a specific date when customers will get them.

Sprint

The Sprint Galaxy S5 will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract. In addition, customers can participate in Sprint's Easy Pay plan, which offers the Galaxy S5 for $0 down and $27.09 per month for 23 months, with a final payment of $26.92. Customers who choose the Easy Pay option can also get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (which requires a two-year contract). The non-contract, full retail price of the Galaxy S5 when purchased through Sprint is $649.99. The carrier will sell the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. Pre-orders can be made online and in stores. Sprint will have the Galaxy S5 available in stores starting April 11.

T-Mobile

The T-Mobile Galaxy S5 will sell for an introductory price of $0 down, $27.50 per month for 24-months, under T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plan. Full retail price for the Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile is $660. T-Mobile is known for changing its pricing with various deals and promotions, so it's likely the carrier will revert to requiring a down payment for the Galaxy S5, in addition to monthly payments, when the introductory period ends.

U.S. Cellular

The U.S. Cellular Galaxy S5 will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract, after an instant rebate, and with online pre-orders, the carrier offers a free $50 Google Play promotional code. The carrier will sell the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. U.S. Cellular will have the Galaxy S5 available in stores starting April 11.

Verizon

The Verizon Galaxy S5 will sell for $249.99 with a two-year contract, which comes down to $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. In addition, customers can use Verizon Edge, which offers the Galaxy S5 for $0 down and $25.22 per month for 24 months. The non-contract, full retail price of the Galaxy S5 when purchased through Verizon is $599.99. Verizon is also offering a buy one, get one, deal for the Galaxy S5; customers can purchase a handset and get a get another Galaxy S5, Samsung ATIV SE or HTC One M8 free after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Best Buy

Best Buy is offering the AT&T Galaxy S5 for $229.99 with a two-year contract and the Sprint Galaxy S5 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Customers will receive a free $10 Best Buy gift card with the pre-order and purchase of the Galaxy S5. Best Buy will sell the Galaxy S5 for both carriers in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White.

Radio Shack

Radio Shack is offering the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S5 models and is currently accepting in-store pre-orders. The retailer is also offering a coupon for $50 off Galaxy S5 handsets for customers who pre-order. In addition, customers can utilize Radio Shack’s Trade & Save program and save between $75 and $300 by trading in their existing handsets. The Galaxy S5 will be available at Radio Shack starting April 11. The retailer has not yet detailed which carrier models of the Galaxy S5 it will be selling.

Costco  

Costco is offering the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S5 models; the AT&T and Verizon models are selling for $189.99 with a two-year contract while the Sprint model is selling or $199.99 with a two-year contract. Costco will sell the Galaxy S5 for both carriers in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White.

Amazon

Amazon is offering the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S5 models; the AT&T and Sprint models are selling for $189.99 with a two-yea contract while the Verizon model is selling for $99.99 with a new line of service, or for $149.99 with a device upgrade. All models are selling for $699.99 without contract. Amazon will sell the Galaxy S5 for both carriers in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White.

Metro PCS

Metro PCS is offering the Galaxy S5 for $649. The no annual contract rate plans at Metro PCS start at $40, offering unlimited talk and text, 500MB free high speed data, 5 hours music streaming, .5 hours video streaming , 100 photo uploads and 10 app and game downloads.

C-Spire

C-Spire has announced that it will begin carrying the Samsung Galaxy S5 in May. Customers can pre-register for more information.

Other Carriers and Retailers

Many other carriers and retailers are confirmed to carry the Samsung Galaxy S5, but have not yet released pre-registration or pre-order information for the device. These include Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, which have both announced the Galaxy S5 on Facebook. Samsung has also confirmed that Walmart and Target will be carrying the Galaxy S5, but the retailers have not released details. There is currently no information as to whether Cricket Wireless/Aio Wireless will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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