Sprint, T-Mobile announce Samsung Galaxy S5 reservations, pre-orders

Sprint on Friday said customers can come into its stores to reserve a Samsung Galaxy S5 unit while T-Mobile said it will begin taking pre-orders on Monday.
(Angel Navarette / Bloomberg)

Sprint and T-Mobile were the latest major U.S. carriers to announce their launch plans for the Galaxy S5, which will become available to users next month.

Kansas-based Sprint said it will begin selling the phone on April 11 but eager customers can come into stores starting Friday to place a reservation for the device.

Samsung’s GS5 comes with 16 gigabytes of storage and features a 5.1-inch full 1080p HD screen. The device uses a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and includes a 16-megapixel camera.

Once the GS5 becomes available, Sprint customers with reservations will be contacted and can pay for the device at that point. Sprint said it will sell the device for no money down with 24 monthly payments of $27.09, or a total of $650.16.


Sprint said it will also sell Samsung’s new wearable devices starting on April 11. Users can get the Gear 2 smartwatch for $299.99, Gear 2 Neo smartwatch for $199.99 or the Gear Fit fitness tracker for $199.99.

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T-Mobile, meanwhile, said it will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung device on Monday. Customers who pre-order the GS5 before March 31 will get the device for a special introductory price of zero down with 24 monthly payments of $27.50, or a total of $660.

The Seattle carrier said it will begin selling the device in stores on April 11. T-Mobile did not say what the regular price of the GS5 will be.

AT&T was the first to announce its sale plans for the GS5. The Texas carrier began taking pre-orders for the device on Friday.

Verizon has yet to announce sale plans for the GS5.


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