Samsung Galaxy S4

One of T-Mobile's hottest devices now $99 down or $579 outright

In what is likely an attempt to get more customers moving up to its new Simple Choice plans and onto LTE devices at the same time, T-Mobile is offering a $50 discount on the Galaxy S4 from now until July 13th. That brings down your up-front cost for buying it on a payment plan to $99, with 24 monthly payments of $20. That adds up to $579 if you're wanting to buy it outright on day one, and also pegs it at the same price as the HTC One for the time being. T-Mobile is also dropping prices slightly on the Galaxy Note 2 -- now $169 down and 24 payments of $20 -- and the Galaxy S3 -- $49 down and 24 payments of $20 -- for the same time period.

The pricing of the Note 2 and Galaxy S3 doesn't make a whole lot of sense considering how much more powerful the Galaxy S4 is, but options are always good for the average consumer. The new pricing has already been updated on the T-Mobile website at the source link below, and will also be available at T-Mobile retail locations.

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T-Mobile to Offer Samsung Galaxy S 4 at $99.99 Down

America’s Un-carrier provides unparalleled Samsung Galaxy S 4 experience with lowest device upfront price, no annual service contract and unlimited data on a fast, nationwide 4G network

BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 12, 2013 — T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) continues to deliver on its Un-carrier promise of providing consumers with affordable, unrestricted and hassle-free ways to get the latest 4G LTE smartphones by offering the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S® 4 at the low upfront price of $99.99 down, plus 24 monthly payments of $20[1]. This limited-time promotion is available starting today, June 12, through July 13, 2013, and allows consumers to get the device for less upfront at activation than at the other major national carriers[2].

"People told us we'd be crazy to drop our price on the hot-selling Galaxy S 4 when we already offer such a low-out-of-pocket cost — so we did it," said Mike Sievert, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile US. "Some of our competitors require customers to sign a restrictive two year service contract or participate in a complicated trade-in scheme to get to their advertised price. We decided to just give customers the phone they want at the out of pocket cost they are asking for. That's what you strive to do when you are America's Un-carrier."

In addition to the Galaxy S 4, T-Mobile is lowering the upfront costs for two more highly desirable Samsung 4G LTE devices. For well-qualified customers, the Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be available at $169.99 down, plus 24 monthly payments of $20 and the Samsung Galaxy S® III will be available for $49.99 down, plus 24 monthly payments of $20. When combined with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan, customers will have access to the latest 4G LTE smartphones, as well as unlimited data, at a price point that’s sure to meet the needs of a variety of budgets.

Simple Choice Plan
T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan starts with a base rate of $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and Web with 500MB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds. Consumers can add up to 2GB of high-speed data for $10 per month per line or get unlimited 4G data for an additional $20 per month per line and up to 500MB of tethering. Customers can add a second phone line for $30 per month, and each additional line is just $10 per month. There are no caps and no overages on our network, and no restrictive annual service contracts.

T-Mobile 4G LTE Network
T-Mobile’s 4G LTE rollout complements its existing nationwide 4G network that covers 228 million people, which third-party tests show already rivals or beats existing LTE networks in many markets. T-Mobile’s advanced 4G LTE network is currently available in seven metropolitan areas: Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The company expects to reach 100 million people with 4G LTE by midyear and 200 million nationwide by the end of 2013. 4G LTE devices like the Galaxy S 4 will automatically and seamlessly connect to T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G HSPA+ network where 4G LTE has not yet launched[3].

Pricing & Availability
The Galaxy S 4 is available for well-qualified customers for $99.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for 0% APR on approved credit. The Galaxy Note II will be available for well-qualified customers for $169.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for 0% APR on approved credit. The Galaxy S III will be available for qualifying customers for $49.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for 0% APR on approved credit. All devices will be available with the promotional pricing from June 12 to July 13, 2013 at nationwide T-Mobile retail stores, through select dealers and national retail stores as well as online at


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T-Mobile drops Galaxy S4 price by $50 for one month


really? i just bought mine a week ago...

I guess what they say is true about tech... hurry and go buy it before the price goes down

Where did you buy it? Do they have a price guarantee? Also, if you bought it with a premium credit card that has the price guarantee benefit, they'll reimburse you your money back.

Dang, it might be better to just buy this baby instead of the developer edition and save money. Hopefully the developer edition's bootloaders will be hackable over.

$580 bucks.. and it's yours Free & Clear.. Put it on the $30 a month plan and you are good to go...

If I were not waiting for the Galaxy Note 3 I think I would just scrape up the cash and go with this.. Root & Rom it and be good to go.. But this is no time to jump on a S4 when the Note 3 is waiting in the wings.. And looks to be packing the 2,300 MHz Snapdragon 800 processor as well as a 6 True HD Screen and new design.. No now is not the time for me to buy.. I have wait to see the Note 3..

A Whole Year Huh..?

Well.. Then you might as well wait a few more months after that and go for the Note 4.. It's always going to be superior to the S series now that Sammy has established this 6 month window each year between the S series and the Note series..

I hope you were able to tell I was being sarcastic as I made a comment right above saying I'm going to buy it. It's best if you vanish like you never commented here.

From my understanding you can't put in on the $30 a month plan. You have to chose the more costly plans, unless you buy it outright.

I thought I read somewhere that with the $30 plan, you don't have access to LTE regardless of phone. Can someone confirm please?

Those dirty rats from competitors spreading misinformation on the webs.

I am on the 30 dollar plan. LTE is working fine with my 349 dollar Nexus 4. A great many others are too.

The plan says unlimited data with the first 5 gigs at 4g speeds (although they call their old HSPA network 4g as well as LTE). Anyway if LTE isn't available HSPA is so... so much better to fall back to than Verizon's or ATT's 3g networks.

Coverage is the only thing that might be reason to keep a person spending triple (or more) for less data (and an inability to comprehend VoIP). I can live without getting every phone call every time... in fact it is a refreshing change back. I actually started turning the ringer off sometimes and then blame poor coverage more and more often = happier me.

Maybe the HTC One at a lower price, higher memory, arguably better build quality and very positive reviews was taking a sizeable amount of sales away from the S4 hence the temporary lowering of the price?

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I was listening to a T-Mobile radio commercial where they actually advertise their GS4 being $100 less than AT&T's at $200. But if you listen to the "fine print" at the end of the commercial, T-Mobile also requires 24 $20 monthly payments for the phone WITH a 2 year contract all charges due instantly if cancelled. SOOO 24x$20=$480+$100 down payment equals to a cost of $580 for the phone WITH WITH repeat again WITH a 2 year contract! That is ridiculous! T-Mobile has gotten so expensive when it comes to the devices. People see their low monthly rates but I guess they don't factor in that they are getting raped on the device. I guess being the favored carrier of drug dealers for years has hurt their bottom line and caused them to wise up about giving away phones lol.