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Samsung Galaxy S4 Plagued by Minor “Inventory Challenges” at Sprint and T-Mobile, Launches Somewhat Delayed

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Thanks to inventory challenges, the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch at both Sprint and T-Mobile will be slightly delayed. According to Sprint, there will be a delay to their in-store launch that was originally slated for April 27 (this Saturday), however, online orders should proceed as expected. T-Mobile on the other hand, has said that their online orders will not begin today after all, but will kick off on Monday, April 29. 

Sort of a rocky start for the Galaxy S4, however, AT&T’s orders are still shipping early and as planned as far as we know. Pre-orders for Verizon’s version start tomorrow, with a release expected to happen on May 30.

Be sure to read our Galaxy S4 review that dropped last night, if you haven’t already.

Via:  T-Mobile | AllThingsD

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  • BigFriend

    T-Mobile brick-and-mortars seem to be having “inventory problems” with the HTC One also. I know it’s supposed to be at “select” stores, but I called 3 and they have no idea where they are, which stores will have them and when they’re supposed to arrive. So, that’s cool. Why did I think it’d be easy to go try it out in-store on 4/24 and buy it right there?

  • Kevin Dixon

    Will this effect the time I get my galaxy s4 if I have already pre ordered mine on sprint?

  • Kevin Dixon

    So if I have already pre ordered my galaxy s4 will this effect me?

  • chris125

    This is going to end up being just like the s3 where verizon waited a month yet the other carriers only ended up having it a week or two before them anyway because of “shortages”

  • These carriers really shouldnt set launch dates until they have the product in hand from the supplier….smh

  • XphoneTroll

    Hey sprint and tmobile welcome to the club..

  • RaptorOO7

    I guess Samsung really can’t keep up with demand on a 50 country launch.

  • Prince Campbell III

    Should have known something was going to happen. I can wait an extra month since I’m leaving Sprint and going to Verizon.

    • RaptorOO7

      Funny, I am leaving Verizon for AT&T, and I’m stuck waiting for the 32GB GS4 to arrive on AT&T. Oh well, no more Verizon Bloatware.

      • Prepare for AT&T Bloatware! 🙂

      • hashtagtroll


    • EvanTheGamer

      Smart choice. /not s

      • angermeans

        No one is really happy with any US wireless provider however, Verizon is still by far the best choice because of network so I guess I don’t understand your sarcasm.

        • EvanTheGamer

          By /not s, I meant, “I wasn’t being sarcastic” when I said “Smart choice.’. 🙂

          • angermeans

            Ahh I got ya. I really need to get out in the internets more often I don’t understand all its jargon (who can? Ha ha). I agree Verizon is the lesser of the evils because they at least provide great/reliable service. Still, I can’t help but cheer little Tmobile on. That have a real chance to make things better here in the states.

          • michael arazan

            Verizon has a dependable network, other than that everything else sucks and they are complete anal control freaks who care nothing about the customers on their network. Unless you have unlimited data or travel a lot I’d shop around and find someone better. I hope the dish / Google carrier still comes out at the end of 2013 and does things differently because I’m sick of vzw greedy bs and trying to nickel and dime you to death

    • Prince Campbell III

      It’s all about choice. I live in Louisville and at my job majority of the employees are using Verizon. A few have AT&T, but it’s more Verizon. So that’s the route I’m going.

    • juan parra

      that is a great idea, Verizon should launch s4 soon

  • Justin Kos

    As an vzw gnex owner..I’m impressed by the device however I’m going to pass for googles new nexus for 2013…I’m using dual batteries on my gnex and its working just fine as of now

  • Austin Warren


    • mmoreimi

      jesus christ i know. that’s the first thing i saw. somebody get this man a screen protector.

      • a) youth.in.asia

        Don’t need one with gorilla glass 3

    • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

      It makes me cringe every time I see a picture of a phone like this