(Updated: Delayed Till April 29th) Has T-Mobile Pushed Back Online Availability Date For The Galaxy S 4?

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Update: T-Mobile just sent official word that the Galaxy S 4 online ordering won’t start until April 29th:

We know customers are really looking forward to getting their new Samsung Galaxy S 4 soon. However, due to an unexpected delay with inventory deliveries, the Galaxy S 4 will not be available on www.T-Mobile.com as planned on Wednesday, April 24. Instead, online availability is expected to begin on Monday, April 29. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working with Samsung to deliver the device to T-Mobile customers as soon as possible.

As the clock continues to tick away till midnight and the dawn of April 24th, T-Mobile’s Facebook page is telling customers tomorrow’s Galaxy S 4 online launch date has been pushed back. That launch, which T-Mobile had set for tomorrow has apparently been changed to an unknown date for unknown reasons. I’ve reached out to T-Mobile to verify the Facebook postings and will update this post as soon as we hear more.


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  • So much for double triple checking.

  • Stephen

    Seriously TMO? Only reason I didn’t switch to Sprint was because I expected you to have it together. Time after time, it just seems T-MO wants to fail.

    • Verizonthunder

      It’s not T-Mobile’s fault why not blame Samsung and the shipping carrier’s for the delay? T-Mobile has no control if a product come’s on time or not

      • Stephen

        I still blame TMO. Inventory control. Who ever is in charge of logistics at tmo should have double checked, triple checked and then CONFIRMED with Samsung and mgmt before they made the announcement of pre-order. You don’t make an announcement until you guarantee stock. There is no excuse for this amateur move.

        • Verizonthunder

          Again it’s not T-Mobile’s fault at least they replied to their customer’s in a timely fashion to prevent confusion. They could of said nothing about the delay and left the customer’s in the dark

        • Spree Sam

          You call one day a timely fashion?

        • Verizonthunder

          In a constant tech world where everything is updated with ease yes

        • bjr

          Please do us all a favor and move to Sprint then.

    • Chilehead

      Patience young grasshopper…patience. After all it is just a phone. If you feel that strongly about not waiting a few extra days for a want, not a need, then I recommend the switch.

  • Spree Sam

    This is bullshit might just get this phone at Sprint or AT&T

    • Verizonthunder

      Wow you are whining about a 5 day delay??? Seem’s you have zero patience

      • Spree Sam

        I’ve been waiting for his phone for some time now

        • Verizonthunder

          Everyone has not just you

      • Hey

        hahaha! That’s the funniest spelling error I’ve seen today. But I agree

        • Verizonthunder

          Please elaborate the spelling error? And the release will happen

        • thepanttherlady

          You said patient’s as in a doctors office. Should have been patience.

        • Verizonthunder

          Lol thanks for the info nobody’s perfect

        • thepanttherlady

          No, they’re not (except me…hehehe soooo kidding!) but it was certainly a funny error. :)

        • Verizonthunder

          Indeed even though late here no excuse’s

        • Chilehead

          Just curious…how did you become a moderator?

        • thepanttherlady

          I lost a bet =P

        • Chilehead

          Well congrats regarding your loss ;) I look forward to reading your future replies.

        • 21stNow

          Since we’ve jumped to grammar, how about using the plural instead of the possessive forms of the nouns? Thanks in advance!

        • Verizonthunder

          You amuse me, and your contribution has nothing to coincide with the early conversation.

        • 21stNow

          I’m glad that you’re amused.

      • Phil

        5 day delay. Deja Vu. I heard this on the HTC One that tomorrow we would be able to get it, which would be five days. Well, if we didn’t get it last Friday, I’m pretty sure we won’t tomorrow so hope that the GS4 isn’t the same scenario for everyone waiting for it.

        • Verizonthunder

          Relax it will be here

        • Phil

          I’m more worried about the people waiting for the GS4 so I’m totally relaxed myself. Now that HTC One on the other hand. lol

        • Verizonthunder

          Well the more is better and will generate more business for T-Mobile and faster expansion of LTE

    • NYCTheBronx

      Relax. Just keep doing what you’re doing and next time you know it, the S IV is out. Besides, Sprint is an CDMA carrier and you won’t be able to use the S IV with T-Mobile being an GSM carrier. :)

    • Kenneth Miles

      @SpreeSam I bet you don’t even get it the day it comes out

  • lifeisgr84all

    Doesn’t sound good, it may have to do with metro-tmo merger since LTE is possible only with that merger and T-Mo may want to release S4 with LTE available in more states. David , do you think right after voting tomorrow and if the merger becomes successful, will T-mobile be abe to use Metro’s LTE service?

    • superg05

      there still more to do and metros lte sucks it only like 2 mhz cause they only have 10 mhz of spectrum but they also have a little bit of 700mhz spectrum in some areas they have to get most of there subscribers onto lte first

    • T-mobile has already deployed LTE in my area (San Jose, CA). Why would LTE be dependent upon the merger? It hasn’t been yet.

      • Jose Hernandez

        It is for other areas.

  • Snake384

    But but… My life is over if I don’t get the s4 :( black 32gb to be exact ….

    • Verizonthunder

      It will come do not worry

    • Trevnerdio

      Save your money and get a large SD card instead. extra $50 for 16 gigs is highway robbery.

    • nycplayboy78

      Get this from Amazon for $55 this is what I am running on my Galaxy Note II and I haven’t looked back since:

      SanDisk 64GB Mobile Ultra MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1

  • Mystery Man


  • Chris

    I’m sorry but I don’t know where else to put this. Still don’t have service in Troy, Michigan. I only have texting because of wifi calling. Same thing was happening to another phone in the house (a cheaper android phone I forget what it’s called) but I pulled the battery and now it’s working. Pulled the battery on my note 2 and still nothing. It says no data, and it has bars, but can’t text or call. Any idea David/anyone? I tweeted t-mobile but they haven’t responded…thanks

    • superg05

      “I tweeted” LOL… why didn’t you just take the easy quick direct route and you know call?

      • Chris

        ………my phone’s not (wasn’t) working

  • Guest

    Meh, I was going to wait a few weeks until everyone else has had a chance to uncover any major issues with the first batch.

    On a somewhat un-related note, anybody know why the Galaxy Note II is saying it’s not eligable for monthly payments right now? It had been out of stock for the last few days, and now that the white one is back for some reason it’s the only phone I can’t buy with EIP.

    • superg05

      that’s good question is your other eip paid off?

      • Guest

        Yep, been hanging on to my Vibrant for a looooong time. Phones that cost more (the 64gb iPhone, for example) are still showing eligible. Only the Note II says I’d have to pay full retail up front.

        As long as it doesn’t effect my pending S4 purchase, I guess it doesn’t really matter.

  • Bud

    haaa haaa

  • Titino Lattie

    LMAO these must be set up by Apple idiot are SGS4-haters!!!

  • why not just get a GS3 and with the $200 you save go buy yourself and significant other a fancy stake dinner?

    • NYCTheBronx

      The current S3 doesn’t have LTE though.

      • superg05

        yeah and i guess there not going to launch the S3 Lte after all or it would have been out along time ago

  • Bratty

    Are people really upset about a 5 day delay? This must be the MOST important thing in your lives then.

    • Chilehead

      Although your comment is a bit presumptuous and condescending you are probably correct.

    • Greg Bulmash

      Until they instituted their new plans, I wasn’t even going to be upgrade eligible until May 11th. They let me switch to the new plans, I can upgrade now, and I was really looking forward to getting a new phone with a better camera before the opening of my wife’s first solo art installation. Now the odds are I won’t.

      I’m not mad because I have to wait 5 days. I’m mad because they set expectations and then not only failed to meet them, but waited until the last minute to dash a lot of people’s hopes. Plus it just chaps my ass that T-Mo users get let down while AT&T users get theirs early.

      But as much as T-Mo mishandled it, the delay is Samsung’s fault.

      • Bratty

        True and each person has a unique situation. But only the preorder has been pushed back a bit. They may just let you walk in and get one on May 1.

    • flickly

      You don’t know what it feels to finally meet your life’s true companion :(

  • mike A

    Since online sales of the S4 are delayed until the 29th, does that mean that in store sales of 5/1 are also delayed?

  • James

    I know this wont happen, but it would be so awesome if T-Mobile included a free s view cover with preorders just like what US cellular did.

  • Daniel Duran

    I’m actually glad this happened because i don’t get paid until the 25th and I know that delay would’ve caused me to miss out because of the hotness of the S4, it probably would’ve sold out. And ya, I’m pitching in for the 16GB version, i have a nice 64GB Class 10 waiting for it


    • NYCTheBronx

      Nice. I hope Samsung allows their subscribers to use their SD Cards on the S4. I wasn’t able to move apps onto my 64GB SD Card with my T-Mobile SGN II. :(

      • Daniel Duran

        I’m sure they will, buddies of mine both have the GS3 and 64gb cards in theirs too. I tried my faith with HTC with their One S but its slowed down a lot, no sd card slot forces me to backup and delete just to make space and they aren’t as expedient as Samsung when it comes to android updates and that is crucial to me, seeing Sammy kick jellybean to the S2 which is watt older than my phone has made me jump the HTC ship even as bad as I wanted front facing speakers and that premium build quality, I decided its probably not worth it in the long run.

  • charleshampton

    This is not True i talk to t mobile and they said is still on to pre order tomorrow morning. Samsung galaxy s4

    • There’s an official quote from the company…so yeah, it’s true.

      • charleshampton

        No I talk to the computer and they said you can still order the samsung galaxy s4 tomorrow. They look it up

        • S4guy

          actually…just chatted on the computer and they confirmed the delay….so yeah

        • charleshampton

          I just got off the phone with them and they said is not delay. Will you can hold out for it I’m ordering it tonight

        • Kenan Jackson

          How’s that pre order going?

        • charleshampton

          Not 12 yet

        • Kenan Jackson

          It’s well past 12 now. Did you pre order your phone just like the brilliant rep told you would happen?

        • This guy Charles said, and I quote “I talk to the computer”.

          OK Charles.

        • no i didn’t say i quote im still here

        • i got my pre order just playing try said Monday this morning that when i’m going to order it you was right sorry about that

        • i can old till monday is just 4 days away

  • Impatient Waiter

    so the stores still get it on May 1st, right? Not that bad cause I get paid on the 29th, IT’S A SIGN! lol

    • NYCTheBronx

      Rofl. :D

  • souggie

    What. the. Hell.

    Dammit tmo I love you guys but damn can you guys get  one major preorder right?


    • superg05

      the S4 didn’t ave pre-orders through t-mobile did they?

      • Kenan Jackson

        Nope, only the iPhone. It’s something t mobile very rarely does, but it would’ve been nice if they said, “Sorry about the delay in inventory, we’ll still let you secure your phone through pre orders starting Friday”.

        Maybe now they’ll toss in some freebies like they are in the UK.

  • Derrick

    they were money on the iphone release, tmobile been all over the place with the One and s4 release so far. hopefully, sells online and instore run smooth through the official launch of the s4 on 5/1. also, can we get some info on the black htc one? the silver not doing it for me…

  • charleshampton

    Everyone can Wait I’m going to buy my samsung galaxy s4 midnight

  • chris roberts


  • Wilma Flintstone

    I knew this would happen. Oh well, I can wait an extra 5 days. I’ve been waiting about 4 years already so 5 days is doable.

  • What about the HTC One?

  • Asdfghjkl

    I did talk with a representative earlier and they said that the pre-order had been pushed back, but on May 1st they will have a large number of phones available at select retail stores

    • They actually said a large number? That’s funny, I was told a number and it’s anything but large.

      • D6E

        This is exactly why I went with an HTC One. I think people will be really disappointed come May 1st. Thanks for the update.

      • sorry you was right

  • Josue

    people cany wait 5 days? wtf lol

  • taron19119

    What is the full price for the gs4

    • Kenan Jackson

      $629.99 from T-Mobile. 3rd party retailers are tacking on their profits. I believe it’s $729 from Walmart.

      • taron19119

        Is that 16 or 32 gigabytes

        • Kenan Jackson


        • taron19119

          Im going to pass on the s4

  • Hilton GoWahoos Redskins

    Now I’m really torn. I was gonna get the HTC one, but I was torn, and decided I’ll wait a few more days and as soon as the order page popped up I was gonna pull the trigger on the S4. Now I’m torn again and considering the One again. I might go ahead and order that.

    • Chris

      That’s basically what happened to me and your right thats probably where I stand now

      • agreed all around ..although the One is beautifully designed there are just a few lingering issues that keep pushing me towards my first Samsung purchase.

        • Daniel Duran

          I tried my faith with HTC with their One S but its slowed down a lot, no sd card slot forces me to backup and delete just to make space and they aren’t as expedient as Samsung when it comes to android updates and that is crucial to me, seeing Sammy kick jellybean to the S2 which is wayy older than my phone has made me jump the HTC ship even though I wanted front facing speakers and that premium build quality, I decided its probably not worth it in the long run.

        • i think i’m making that decision too .. i wish Sammy had the premium build but they make up for it in more of the other areas ..

        • Daniel Duran

          Yep, I didn’t want to buy a Samsung phone because of how mainstream they are and i really wanted to believe in HTC but they’re headed down the RIM/Blackberry path it seems but i’ll try my luck with the S4, im really looking forward to using that IR port for TV use along with Airview and the 13mp Camera. I can wait and kinda glad there’s a delay since im not getting paid until tomorrow anyways.

    • Daniel Duran

      Don’t do it! Go with Samsung if you want to keep your phone up to date with the latest android versions. My One S still hasn’t gotten it but the S2 has!!!!

    • TechHog

      What Daniel said. Basically, HTC phones are a waste unless you plan to use a custom ROM.

      • Daniel Duran

        and even then, most ROMS have some bugs…

  • GinaDee

    T-Mobile is delaying the launch because a few testers claimed they were getting GPRS once outside downtown (insert your city here) and inside buildings. T-Mobile is investigating why the phones aren’t dropping to EDGE instead and hope to have a fix shortly.

  • Dan Garcia

    That sucks. Oh well they also said they weren’t even going to ship until the 1st regardless.

  • no

  • Vlad

    Anyone knows
    If you order it online
    Will it get shipped fast?
    When can you expect to receive it?

    • Kenan Jackson

      If you get your order in early and it is fully processed by mid afternoon, it will make the 5pm shipping cutoff. Overnight shipping is $11.99. So if the stars align you’ll get it Tuesday.

  • sharklover

    Anyone know when we will see these in non t-mobile retail stores?

  • Kenan Jackson

    I’m not as mad about the delay as I am about T-mobile’s communication. The news was announced though a reply on Facebook some 6 hours before an official statement – which came just hours away from launch time. Knowing how I am with tracking my own packages, I’m sure T-Mobile was aware of an issue no later than early morning, but likely one to two days prior.

    I’m also in a bind because, my contract is set to expire on the 30th. I needed to order the phone and port my number, so I could avoid going month-to-month and paying for service I’m leaving. I guess I could order a sim now to secure my account, if they could be so kind as to credit the $10.


  • why can’t phone makers release their products? HTC, Samsung looks bad for the Android platform when phones can’t be launch on time when they announce. I can’t afford to upgrade right now but, still make Samsung and T-Mo look like idiots.

  • Eric H.

    Wasn’t the release date originally announced as 5/1, then moved up to 4/24, then pushed back to 4/29? It’s still earlier than 5/1. Nothing to get upset about.