We have some good news for AT&T customers now, especially those who are planning to pick up the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone on day one at launch. The US carrier has now announced their release plans for the device, confirming a release date for when pre-orders will begin and the all-important price in which consumers will have to pay to secure one.
It goes without saying that demand for the Galaxy S4 is going to go through the roof as we progress through April. All of the major carriers in the US will be offering the device, but consumers will be eager to spot which carrier offers the best incentives to secure the purchase ahead of their competitors.
AT&T are looking to start the bandwagon a little early, as they have revealed in a press release that pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 will start on April 16. That date falls on a Tuesday for your information and AT&T has already revealed that the price will be $249.99 on a two-year contract with the carrier.
That may be slightly worrying for consumers who thought the device may enter at the $199 price. AT&T hasn’t provided any details on which storage model the $249.99 price relates to, so potential consumers can only hope that this is the 32GB Galaxy S4 AT&T are referring to, not the 16GB model.
The question is, would AT&T customers still pick up the Galaxy S4 with 16GB for $249.99, or will you switch to another carrier in hope of a cheaper price? If AT&T are selling the 16GB for $249.99, then other carriers could follow suit with similar prices.
AT&T’s information is very brief to say the least, but it does give consumers the crucial date for when pre-orders will begin. Let us know your thoughts on that dubious $249.99 price and whether you would still be willing to pay at that price for the 16GB model.