A month after being announced to the world at 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 is now available for pre-order.
The smartphone, along with the Gear 2, can be preordered from AT&T and T-Mobile. Verizon and Sprint are also expected to offer pre-orders soon.
AT&T begins pre-orders today and is offering the Galaxy S5 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and $649.99 sans contract. It’s also available for $25 per month with AT&T’s Next plans. If you want a companion smartwatch, you have three options to buy. You can opt for the Gear 2 for $299, the Gear 2 Neo for $199 and the fitness band Gear Fit for $199. The cellular will start shipping in early April.
Furthermore, if you buy the bundle of the Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo, you can save $50. It’s a promotional discount and will run till June 5 or while supplies last at AT&T stores.
At T-Mobile, you can order the Galaxy S5 for $0 down with a new two-year contract under its Simple Choice Plan. It means you will have to pay 24 equal monthly payments ($0 down + $27.50/mo x 24; total $660). You can also purchase the flagship phone outright for $660.00. T-Mobile will begin pre-orders next week starting from March 24.
“This thing is so hot we’ve already seen over a half a million pre-registrations for the Galaxy S 5,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “That’s a lot of very smart people grabbing this opportunity to pay nothing down, save more than a grand over the life of the other guys’ contracts, and have T-Mobile pay off every penny of their family’s early termination fees. It’s a brilliant move.”
Verizon and Sprint haven’t announced pricing or availability information, but has added a teaser page on its official websites. The phone is listed as “Coming Soon” on Verizon’s website while you can pre-register on Sprint.
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