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Pre-orders for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Start Tomorrow (Updated)

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With retail availability for the Samsung Galaxy S4 coming to a handful of America’s top wireless carriers in the coming days, Verizon is finally ready to at least announce a pre-order date for their version. Starting tomorrow, April 25, you can slap down some cash for Samsung’s newest flagship, to guarantee yours for a later, yet-to-be-determined launch date. We don’t know pricing, though we’d expect there to be $199 and $249 models available on contract.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our full Galaxy S4 review that dropped last night.

Update:  According to a Verizon PR rep, the phone arrives May 30 for $199 after $50 mail-in rebate.

Via:  @VZNews

  • http://twitter.com/jaskil1975 Jason Kilgore

    only 16gb model? I asked a rep and he said that is the only storage capacity VZW will get. Hope he is wrong.

  • David

    It’s coming may 30th saw a article and its confirmed may 30 which problay means verzion wants everyone to get an iPhone

  • Inquizitor

    Where’s the damn developer edition?

  • http://twitter.com/daledo123 daledo123

    wow. sounds good. I have nothing negative to say about verizon. bahahahahhahaha

  • Nolan

    Does Verizon let you use gift cards for pre-orders? That may be a dumb question, but I have never pre-ordered or used a verizon gift card before and you just never know with the way that they run their business.

  • andrew galvin

    my GF is on her parents VZW plan and desperately needs a new phone. I begrudgingly had to recommend she gets the S4. There are literally no other options that even come close. VZW really has screwed their customers and backed them into a corner with only the iPhone 5 and S4 as viable options. If this was 3+ months ago I would have said the droid DNA. But it seems to have become the derelict and forgotten phone in terms of updates, apps and Dev support. VZW REALLLLLY Needs the HTC One variant or X Phone to give sammy a run for their money. Otherwise they are going to windmill dunk over the other android OEMs on the largest carrier in America.

    • EC8CH

      used G-Nex on ebay… because screw VZW that’s why!

      • andrew galvin

        i owned a g nex. Phone doesnt hold a candle to the new hardware the S4 has. Galaxy nexus’s battery life was horrendous

    • itsacardigan

      Note 2….still the best option in my opinion.

      • andrew galvin

        same flaws as GS4 + lower specs but with a huge screen. Girls normally don’t want a screen that size. great phone for some though.

  • Joe Peluso

    Just got this from @VZWAlbert . He didn’t indicate for which version, though.

  • JoshGroff

    Cool beans!

  • XphoneTroll

    Is this real life?

    • EC8CH

      or is this just fantasy?

    • JoshGroff

      …or is this just fantasy?

    • icon123

      Caught in a landslide…

      • ticker47

        No escape from reailty…

  • EvanTheGamer

    FINALLY!

  • Thomas

    Amazing

  • Bionic

    X phone

    • hkklife

      Moto and Google REALLY need a well-timed X Phone leak and/or blurrycam shot to steal some of the S4’s thunder. Otherwise, a lotof people eligible for upgrades are gonna jump on the S4 since VZW hasn’t had a hot release since the Note 2 and nothing else is on the horizon. Also, that “aligned to contract” 24-month upgrade cycle is absolutely gonna kill handset sales from Sept thru the end of the year. I’d hate to be a VZW reseller right now (or Moto).

      • EC8CH

        blurry cam shot of the Xphone might break the internet right about now.

      • Bionic

        I share your concern in that regard

      • ash sibb

        In that boat, been eligible for 2 months

  • chris125

    Thought they got rid of mail in rebates? Verizon trying to get as much money as they can… typical

  • http://twitter.com/droidmake AG

    wonder if unlimited data plan customer can upgrade without losing that unlimited data? Like happen with Galaxy S3 pre-orders last year

    • http://twitter.com/morpheus282 William

      Probably only if we pay full retail price for it.

      • JP

        Correct.

  • Mudokon83

    I have an S3 so the only thing I want is verizon releasing the S4 so us S3 people can hopefully get a software OS update :)

  • Austin Warren

    Y NO HASHTAGS!?!?!?!?!

  • http://www.nicholasheidke.com Nick Heidke

    If I’m up for a new phone on May 6th, anyone know if I can pre-order and still get the contract price ($199 or $249) when it comes out?

    • chris125

      I don’t think so, you will have to wait, but if the phone isn’t coming until sometime in may you probably will still be able to preorder if its anything like last years that they waited a month

  • jayray78

    What could possibly be the point of Verizon being so tight lipped about pricing and releases?

    • DemoManMLS

      Because its Verizon where they do things that make NO sense to all of us sane folk!

    • Le_Patrick

      They are adding a Verizon logo to the front, and adding a Verizon watermark to the homescreen.

    • fartbubbler

      they hate us.

  • Greg Morgan

    So…I guess the S4 will be the choice for Verizon users. I really hoped we’d see some concrete info about a One on Big Red by now.

    • Kyle

      Doesn’t Verizon have some sort of “special event” coming up soon in May? Could be the HTC One variant.

      • Austin Warren

        That’s for VoLTE or their new pricing schemes.

        • EC8CH

          Nah man.. its for the xphone.

          1000% guaranteed

          • Austin Warren

            Shhh don’t ruffle up Bionics panties

          • chris125

            I heard it was for the google nexus 7.5, the phone that bends you over everytime you use it, letting you know verizon is in charge lol

          • Roshan John

            really? any real reason to believe this? I haven’t heard anything about the x-phone being ready anywhere near Google IO. I’d imagine it’s coming out somewhere around Q3 or Q4.

        • Roshan John

          I think you’re on the money with this. VoLTE is where this is announcement is headed.

          • EC8CH

            That’s where I’d put my money.

            Hopefully this means the elimination of CDMA and more openly available LTE only phones on VZW in the near future… but I doubt it :-(

          • Roshan John

            I hear ya. A nexus LTE (or Vanilla Moto) phone that I can buy through Google would be awesome.

            And I don’t think Verizon is going to host any major event to announce a phone anymore even if it’s Droid branded. That’s why I think they’re about to announce VoLTE.

          • chris125

            Just hope verizon doesn’t put a premium mark up on the VoLTE devices like they did with the first lte devices since I will be paying full retail to keep unlimited data

          • michael arazan

            Can’t be Volte, they would have to change all towers along highways to LTE and they all are 3G, 75% of the network in between cities and towns in open areas is all 3 G and would cost billions to replace or upgrade and would take more than a year or two.

    • Roshan John

      (i don’t know why anyone would be downvoting your comments)

      • Greg Morgan

        somebody on this forum just likes to down vote regardless of the comment.

        • EC8CH

          -1

          moo hahahahahaha!

          • LiterofCola

            I lol’d

          • EC8CH

            which one of you sunsabitches downvoted me!

        • Austin Warren

          Yeah there’s plenty of them. I’ve heard their parents don’t love them.

    • LiterofCola

      Not biting the bullet yet, still waiting to see what Motorola has in store this year, since Sony isn’t going to Verizon any time soon anyway

      • Greg Morgan

        Yeah i might wait as well. By the time whatever moto releases comes out, my contract will be up with verizon any way and i’ll have a lot more choices!

    • JP

      Talked to a Verizon rep today who said that the HTC One will for sure NOT be coming to Verizon. :-(

      • Geoff Johnson

        Since when have Verizon reps known anything?

  • Kyle

    Finally!!!