T-Mobile’s Twitter Account Provides New New Galaxy S 4 In-Store Release Dates

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The saga of the Galaxy S 4 inventory delay continues as T-Mobile’s @tmobilehelp Twitter account has dropped word on the new in-store availability for the flagship smartphone. Pushing things back from May 1st to May 8th, the Galaxy S 4 will start off available at “select” stores two weeks from today and expand to nationwide availability at all of T-Mobile’s retail locations on May 15th. Samsung’s inventory problems have already caused delays for at least two national carriers, and is likely the reason Verizon has decided not to launch the device until May 30th, well behind its rivals.

So there, now you have your in-store Galaxy S 4 availability date, but I’d suggest penciling it on your calendar just in case.

@tmobilehelp

Thanks Kenan!

 

 

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  • Singleweird

    hahaha MORE $$ than the One? Samsung is smoking some special stuff.

    • taron19119

      And that’s just the 16gb

    • IRIE4IPIEIR

      The GS4 Wil have Better resale value than the One, and is backed up by a better company that is sure to receive the next 3 or 4 versions of Android, can you say the same for any HTC phone? Has there ever been an HTC phone that received more than one update on any given carrier? I don’t think so.

      • D6E

        Resale value? Once they subsidize this phone on every carrier it will be affordable for everyone. They did it with the S3/Note II and they will do it with the S4/Note III.

        Samsung wants to sell as many phones as humanly possible. That is just how it works.

        • IRIE4IPIEIR

          You must not understand what resale value is, do you own an HTC One S? If you tried to sell it to the same people that I am trying sell a Galaxy S3 to, they would not only rather have the GS3, they would pay more for it too.

        • Daniel Duran

          true, i dont even think i could sell my One s for $100 at the very least.

        • Chris

          Sold one a week ago for 220.00 :)

        • Kenan Jackson

          Resale: (noun)
          The sale of a thing previously bought.

          Retail: (noun)
          The sale of goods to the public for use or consumption rather than for resale.

        • Singleweird

          whats your point

      • Singleweird

        my one s has had at least 3 that i can remember

        • IRIE4IPIEIR

          I’m talking about OS updates, not bug fixes, it don’t surprise me that you have had that many updates to quash all the bugs Sense comes with.

        • Singleweird

          i downloaded jelly bean today.

        • IRIE4IPIEIR

          Dude read my comment, let me know when you get Android 5.0, because I can guarantee you won’t. I said no HTC phone has been updated more than once on Any carrier. It’s too be expected the One S will get jellybean, it released last year, I think the Galaxy s2 got jellybean first though lol

        • IRIE4IPIEIR
        • Singleweird

          yea.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

      Samsung has now become a brand name in smartphones and they feel they can charge an extra premium for the same/similar product.

    • Kenan Jackson

      This is like the 5th post of someone being “shocked” at the price. Again, I will say, Did no one do the math on the $149.99 down and 24 payments of $20? The price is nothing new. In fact, the total cost is in the first line of the fine print on T-Mobile’s GS4 landing page.

      Also, people are complaining that this will be in the highest tier for insurance. Yes, it will be, but don’t pay for what you can get for free. In all fairness you don’t need the highest level of insurance ($11.99). The mid range ($7.79) offers extended warranty coverage, plus lost, stolen and damaged. The highest tier only adds mobile security. There’s a free app in the play store (Cerebrus) which is an even better service and can be transferred to future Android devices. It will geo locate your phone, send you an email with picture if the wrong pin is used, send you an email if someone tries to swap out the sim. It will send you a pic on command from it’s website, sound an alarm, wipe the SD card and memory All for free.

      That saves you $76.80 over 24 months – well more really since you never have to purchase the top tier again.

      And I agree with IRIE4IPIER, the GS4 will be updated beyond Key Lime pie and resale value will remain high.

    • Kenan Jackson

      Why do you keep reposting this? Like 5 times today. Stop.

      • Singleweird

        what? i never reposted

        • Kenan Jackson

          Must be a Disque issue. My apologies.

  • DrCG1

    Well now we know. Thanks Dav.

  • moises1204

    danm how much bad news i can take in one day? f************k.

  • Fatgurl

    Dam so hard to choose between this and the htc one.

    • Ronnie Miller

      I agree. I’m contemplating to get the HTC One instead of the S4.

      • Fatgurl

        I agree but I think I will be going with the s3. I had pure htc phones my whole life I will be trying samsung for the first time hopefully everything works out good.

        • http://de-kart.com Wagonist

          I was the exact opposite, Nexus S, GS2 and Galaxy Nexus. I just bought an HTC ONE and WOW, its like I just got an iphone 6 that runs Android. Completely blows away by the looks, so is everyone else that seen it including iphone 5 owners…

  • JAY

    Whoa Whoa Whoa.. 630 will put this phone in the highest tier for deductibles! This is not the NOTE 2 T-Mobile.

    • taron19119

      At walmart it well cost 700

    • Kenan Jackson

      Did no one do the math on the $149.99 down and 24 payments of $20? The price is nothing new.

      • taron19119

        Ok its a lot and that price means the insurance will be at the highest tier 11.99

        • Jay

          I pay 7.99 I believe for mine which is the insurance and warranty combined on my gs2. You saying if I get the GS4, then my monthly insurance fee will go up?

        • taron19119

          Yes T-Mobile has three classes of insurance low medium and high the gs4 qualify as high which will cause 11.99

        • Jay

          Ok but here is the point. The NOTE 2 has been the only device who is in that tier. So the GS3 is not in that tier, yet the GS4 will? This is just a way to get even more money. The deductible of the GS4 would be more money then the down payment of the phone. I really hope this is wrong.

        • Jay

          Now the insurance will be almost 300 dollars on a two year contract. 4 more dollars a month and a higher deductible for a phone that basically is built the exact same as the GS3 in the lower tier? Wow

        • taron19119

          Yeah

        • superg05

          “is built the exact same”
          yes because they both had infrared touch-less touchscreens ,quad-core CPU’s/Octo-core CPU’s,and 1080p screens and a larger battery and a built in Universal Remote Control ◔̯◔

        • Kenan Jackson

          In all fairness you don’t need the highest level of insurance ($11.99). The mid range ($7.79) offers extended warranty coverage, plus lost, stolen and damaged. The highest tier only adds mobile security. There’s a free app in the play store (Cerebrus) which is an even better service and can be transferred to future Android devices.

          That saves you $76.80 over 24 months – well more really since you never have to purchase the top tier again.

        • taron19119

          Not true the iPhone is in this category: the gs4 cost more then the gs3 and well cost more to replace so it qualify for this category

        • Jay

          So then let me ask you this. When they drop the prices of these devices to 550 in a year, are they going to drop the insurance back to 7.99 a month? Doubt it

        • taron19119

          No

        • Kenan Jackson

          Again, we’ve know the price for a while now. And the specs of the S4 are much better than the S3, more hardware.

        • taron19119

          Yeah so what u think the g note3 well cost I say 750

        • Kenan Jackson

          Easily, yes. The Note 2 was a $700 phone.

        • g2a5b0e

          Actually, the original Note is in the tier too.

        • thepanttherlady

          You can pretty much count on it

        • Shwimdroid

          Yes and from what I understand, all of the upcoming flagship devices will be a part of the higher tier (Tier E $11.99). HTC One and GS4 will be up there with iPhone 5 & Note 2.

      • Chris

        I did the math on the 20×24 plus the 201.00 down payment and its more than 630.00??

        • Kenan Jackson

          Why are you putting $201 down?

        • Chris

          it’s 149.99X the total tax of the handset which if purchased here in my city will be 8.25%.. So that about 201.00 down

        • Kenan Jackson

          Um, really? Taxes are paid to the government, it has nothing to do with T mobiles retail cost. They are charging you 149.99+(20*24)=$629.

        • Chris

          I went into the store yesterday and they told me 149.99 + tax on the total of the device. So then I said so how much down then? They said your looking at about 200.00

        • Kenan Jackson

          I’m not quite sure what you don’t understand here. Yes, it would cost you $200. T-Mobile is charging you $150. Your state government is charging you $50. State taxes ARE NOT a part of T-mobile’s retail price.

          If you bought a shirt listed at $10 and paid $10.83 at checkout, the store is not keeping your $.83, it’s passed on to the state.

        • Chris

          Yes I understood you and I never said the store was keeping the taxes. I was merely stating that the TOTAL cost is going to be more than 630.00

        • thepanttherlady

          Not true in states that don’t have sales tax.

        • Chris

          Why I said if purchased here in my city..

        • http://twitter.com/themightytiny Ù©(*ゝڡ◕๑)Û¶

          Buy it online.

        • Chris

          I would if I knew the exact day it was launching online because at this point I have no idea anymore.. Can anyone confirm the 29th still being D day for online pre-orders?

        • http://twitter.com/themightytiny Ù©(*ゝڡ◕๑)Û¶

          Yeah it looks like it will be the 29th.

        • Chris

          I sure hope so because I know i’m not the only one that is getting tired of waiting… And thanks

        • Kenan Jackson

          Yes, and your monthly bill for unlimited services and $20 payment is going to be more than $90…

        • Chris

          yes I know, it will be about what I was paying on my classic plan already.. Plus my discount

        • http://twitter.com/themightytiny Ù©(*ゝڡ◕๑)Û¶

          The down payment is $149

        • thepanttherlady

          Two comments below the OP stated $149.99 plus tax for his area is $201.

        • http://twitter.com/themightytiny Ù©(*ゝڡ◕๑)Û¶

          Oh right, I thought he was talking about pre-ordering online. My mistake.

        • Rek Aviles

          If the company has a local retial store in your state, they still charge you the sales tax. My order came out to the same, $201 after taxes.

  • Guest

    Waiting for the Google I/O Event here in SF in May anyway, hopefully at least some info on the next Nexus device even if it won’t be out this year.

  • Chilehead

    “not impressed” :(

  • Daniel Duran

    For those of you wanting the One, take this from an HTC One S user. Yes, their build quality is better, I prefer my camera over the S3 and Note 2 and you can have your preference on Sense or Touchwiz. Take this as reference though, Samsung has kicked down Jellybean via Kies to the S2, a way older phone than my One S and I’m still waiting for it…. And depending on your media use after having a phone with no sd card slot I prefer going back, even with 32gb I wouldn’t feel safe. If you would like to have expedient updates to all of the latest android versions to come, which in my opinion makes your phone experience the most important. Go with Samsung. HTC has a record of not updating their phones as fast as Samsung.

    • bleeew

      Thank you. Except HTC updated my old T-Bolt to ICS and Samsung couldn’t even update their Droid Charge(which was newer).

      • Daniel Duran

        A lot of it also has to do with the status of the device, flagship devices are prioritized before lower budget phones and even carriers have a part in the delay but in my experience (my fiance has owned all devices of the Galaxy line since the Vibrant-Note 2) Samsung works better with T-Mobile to deliver their updates

      • IRIE4IPIEIR

        That Droid Charge was never updated because Verizon chose not to update it, Samsung updates most if not all their phones minus a few rare cases like the Charge.

    • Jay

      I had the HTC amaze and I agree. The Amaze camera and build owned the GS2 but ended up switching to the GS2 in the end. As a ONE S owner, you also understand the BUGSSS that HTC phones have. Those little annoying issues.

      • Daniel Duran

        Yep, my phone has slowed down and this is my 3rd factory reset

        • superg05

          i hated my htc phones first my sensation volume rocker fell off :o wifi as okayish? and for my amaze 4g good phone but like my sensation the changes htc made to the os there where somethings i could not customize like change to a custom ring tone annoyed… random shut downs & restarts and both liked to overheat but at least in winter i did not freeze had a portable heater in my Jacket

        • kk888

          Cannot agree more,esp WiFi problem .currently using the sensation

        • Hoggles

          Just so you’ll know kk….that is not a common issue. I still have my Sensation as my daily driver…and I have never had WiFi issues. It has been a fantastic device.

        • 21stNow

          I had to get three Sensations in order to get one that had fully functioning Wi-fi. The Wi-fi issues were known with the Desire, Sensation and the Amaze.

        • Deon Davis

          I feel your frustration, but this is a new sense, which is totally different from the previous generation of sense.

        • superg05

          and that alittle bit makes me want to give them a chance but i love Samsung now so i don’t think i can go back

        • Jose Hernandez

          well, but keep in mind that it is a new Sense. Who knows what issues will come up later on. I have had HTC phones before. They all have a propensity to work ok for a few months and then start having issues.

        • 21stNow

          Deon, people said the same thing with Sense 4. This song is getting tired now and I’m not falling for it.

      • joshuamuthumani

        I cannot agree more. I have a HTC Amaze and I cannot begin to list down the issues I have. Bluetooth, Wi Fi etc. And since the past 2 weeks even my dialers stopped working. It takes 5 mins for a dialled number to actually become a call. I love they way the HTC One looks but after my experience with the Amaze, I’d probably go with the GS4.

    • IRIE4IPIEIR

      HTC don’t even update some phones at all, I don’t know where you’ve been but haven’t you heard that the HTC One X will not receive any further updates, so if that phone won’t be receiving any updates, what makes you think the One s well get any updates? I can’t believe Samsung even considered updating the Galaxy S2 to jellybean being that it’s older than hell. The One X and One S just came out last year. Samsung definitely has a better track record than HTC across the board.

      • Patrick

        HTC updates stuff all the time. Take a look at their phones over seas. The HTC One international has been updated already a few times. T-mobile has to approve the update before it goes out. If you want updates use the Dev sites to get them.

        • Kenan Jackson

          I couldn’t agree more. So much of a devices update schedule depends on the carrier. I’ve been running 4.1.2 and 4.2.2 on my AT&T GS3 for months.

    • reinnier

      http://www.tmonews.com/2013/04/t-mobile-finally-rolling-out-android-4-1-1-jelly-bean-to-the-htc-one-s/
      Good things come to those who wait. BTW the One S wasn’t a flagship the One X was. And the international One S was updated way before the T-Mobile variant. Don’t act like it’s HTC’s fault.

    • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

      not to mention that their latest “flagship” phone (HTC ONE) doesn’t even come with the latest build of the Android OS. that in itself should say something.

    • Hoggles

      No offense Daniel….but you are actually 100% wrong about how fast HTC updates their devices. There is an actual study on how fast manufacturers have released updates…..and guess what….HTC is the best at releasing updates across their portfolio….yes…#1 across all manufacturers. Sure, some devices have been slower than others to get updates, but you simply can no longer just say HTC is slower than Sammy. Facts don’t support that claim anymore. Maybe 2-3 years ago….but not for a while my friend. Your frustration should be with Tmobile, as its up to each carrier to release the updates they receive from manufacturers.

      http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/12/the-checkered-slow-history-of-android-handset-updates/

      Sorry…this was supposed to be a reply to Daniels first comment up top. I just want to make sure misinformation isn’t being spread.

      Cheers!

    • steveb944

      For someone that owns the One I’m not sure why you even bothered to keep it with so many issues?

      I am contrary because I bought into Samsung with the Vibrant and was let down with issues, 5 replacements and extremely delayed updates. On the flip side I bought my Amaze, a week into it I washed it and dried it, bought a battery, worked PERFECTLY after that huge mistake.

      If you want updates you get a Nexus or you tinker with ROMs, but you don’t depend on a carrier device to update.

    • Singleweird

      i love how you got it today. awkward

  • MatthewMurawski

    Is online still the 29th?

    • Kenan Jackson

      Yes. Online is still scheduled for this Monday 4/29

  • Mystery Man

    Take my money already

  • Impatient Waiter

    WTF! seriously another week!? This is just ridiculous now, Samsung! get your sh*t together! My HTC MyTouch 4G can’t handle much more, I’m lucky if it makes it 4 hours on the lowest possible settings and DOESN’T shut down for no reason then turn back on with <2% battery!!!

    • Saad Akhtar

      Sounds like you have a battery issue. My blackberry used to do that till I bought a new battery

    • barely holding on

      HTC Mytouch 4g! I’m still on life support with my Samsung Vibrant…..

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    It really doesn’t matter how long it takes to get it started, they just need to make sure they have enough when they do get it. Don’t post is, then a week later list it as out of stock.

  • Vlad2277

    Anyone knows
    If you order online on 29th, will it get shipped soon after?
    Or only after it becomes available in stores?
    How it usually works?

    • Kenan Jackson

      If your order is completely processed before the 5pm shipping cutoff, you can have it as soon as next day.

      • Vlad2277

        Thanks
        I will be away till may 3
        So trying to see if I could receive it by then
        Hopefully they don’t ship USPS, or they just leave boxes by the door.

        • Kenan Jackson

          T-Mobile usually ships though UPS with signature required. Thankfully, UPS also offers to have you package held at either a retail location (UPS Store) or one of their distribution centers for free. Packages will be held for 1 week.

      • http://twitter.com/themightytiny Ù©(*ゝڡ◕๑)Û¶

        Do you know if they’ll even have the phone in stock by then? I’m ready to pre-order (was ready yesterday, sigh) but I’m wondering if pre-ordering will get it to me before it hits the stores…

        • Kenan Jackson

          Everything still looks good for Monday. Fingers crossed.

  • JGaLaXY

    Yo this is beginning to drive me crazy, I’ve been using a LG phone with a cracked screen for 2 weeks now…the horror! Just get the phone out! lol

    • http://twitter.com/themightytiny Ù©(*ゝڡ◕๑)Û¶

      You think you got it bad? I’m stuck with an iPhone 4 until I can get the Galaxy S4. :(

      • Impatient Waiter

        i WISH either of those were my problems… I still have a MyTouch 4G with a severe battery issue. If I try opening an app like Internet, the phone starts to heat up then force shut down. When I try to turn it back on, the battery, no matter where it was at, is less than 2%.. it’s incredibly annoying and I thought I could make it until the GS4 comes out, but it just keeps getting pushed back!!!!!!! >:(

        • Rebirth

          I don’t even want this phone. I’m still using my HD2. I just want a 8x, and they no longer sell them.

      • barely holding on

        You guys think you have it that bad! huh think again I have the Samsung Vibrant, almost 3 yrs old, the phone is on it’s last leg,battery drain,constant LAG,it has a mind of it’s own, and the bad part about my B-day is tomorrow now I have to wait another 10 days smh ugh…..

  • Wooshers

    I guess now they will get a full months use out of the “New smartphones just $99 down” signs.

  • Kenan Jackson

    I alerted David to this twitter post last night after digging through T mobiles twitter accounts. I’m a little miffed they haven’t bothered to issue a real press release. If I hadn’t been bored at work who knows when we’d get word.

    Dear T mobile,

    If you want my money, please keep me in the loop.

  • jojo

    There must not be too much of a delay in inventory as all my friends on ATT are getting their S4′s :(

  • Impatient Waiter

    the guy at the tmobile store said that select stores will be getting it on the 1st of may… I hope he’s right, but I doubt it..

  • Trevnerdio

    So everything is still on for tomorrow…? I’m waking up bright and early to be sure and get my hands on one.