There are 4 big players on the mobile communication market in the US, and the last one to bring the Galaxy S4 to its customers is Verizon. Initially announcing that pre-orders will arrive on May 30th, they have changed that to an earlier May 23rd and probably even sooner. Verizon customers that pre-ordered Samsung's flagship have reportedly received notifications that the shipment is programmed for the 23rd of May. By then the big telecom company should have the device for sale in stores also. Verizon's price for a new Galaxy S4 and a two year contract is $199.99 for the 16GB model and a $50 E-mail rebate. There is still no info about the 32GB model from the carrier. Meanwhile, T-Mobile has also registered a new device on their store, or rather an old device but with LTE now. I'm talking about the LTE Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999L) that apparently will be sold with T-Mobile soon. The official announcement has not yet been made so we can't know for sure at what price it will be available, though the 3G Galaxy S3 is sold for $69.99 upfront and 24 months of $20 payments.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool