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US Cellular Galaxy S5 Pre-orders go up March 21, Extra $50 Google Play Gift Card Added

Not only will AT&T’s pre-order go up for the Galaxy S5 from Samsung tomorrow morning, but so will US Cellular’s. The company announced this morning that after an instant rebate, customers can pre-order Samsung’s newest flagship for $199.99 on contract. As an added bonus, those who pre-order will also get a free $50 Google Play gift card to use at their own discretion. 

US Cellular will have two color options for the Galaxy S5, which includes White and Black. As a reminder for those interested, the device goes on sale in-store and online starting April 11.

Residents of select towns in Iowa and Wisconsin will be able to get a special hands-on preview of the device, starting March 25. For details on how you can be one of the first to check out Samsung’s latest offering, look below for store locations that are hosting the events.

U.S. Cellular Presale For Samsung Galaxy S 5 Begins Tomorrow With Free $50 Google Play Offer

Device will be available for purchase in stores on April 11

CHICAGO (March 20, 2014) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) have announced that the 4G LTE™ Samsung Galaxy S® 5 will be available for customers to preorder at uscellular.com/GS5 beginning tomorrow. The Galaxy S 5 will be offered in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White and will be $199.99 after an instant rebate is applied. In addition, U.S. Cellular is offering a $50 Google Play promotional code for free to anyone who pre-orders the device online. It will be available in stores for purchase on April 11 along with the Samsung Gear™ 2, Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Samsung Gear Fit.

Customers who purchase the Galaxy S 5 from U.S. Cellular receive a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty and a network that covers them wherever they want to go. Currently 90 percent of U.S. Cellular customers are covered by a 4G LTE network, and the Galaxy S 5 is the latest 4G LTE smartphone to join the company’s cutting-edge device line-up.

“The features on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 are designed to enrich customers’ everyday lives, making it easier to get things done and stay connected with friends and family,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of products, pricing and innovation for U.S. Cellular. “We will continue to focus on providing our customers the best-in-class network, devices and technology that gives them access to experiences that enrich their lives.”

Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Milwaukee and Madison, Wis., can get an early look at the Galaxy S 5 and the Gear devices by visiting select U.S. Cellular stores in their area. These devices can be checked out in Iowa and Wisconsin exclusively at the following U.S. Cellular locations beginning on March 24th:

  • 2315 Edgewood Rd., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 4444 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 101 Junction Rd., Madison, Wis.
  • 740 N. Water St., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • 5670 N. Port Washington, Glendale, Wis.

The Galaxy S 5 has a 5.1-inch screen with a Full HD Super AMOLED™ display and is powered by technology that enables intuitive new camera experiences, lightning fast data connections, and fitness and nutrition tracking. You can capture photos and memories in an instant, watch crisp HD videos on an adaptive display with wide viewing angles, and keep a close eye on your exercise progress and monitor your heartbeat with S Health™ and the world’s first built-in heart rate monitor†.

The second generation of Gear offers a refined look and customizable experience with a trio of options: Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo feature interchangeable straps, compatible with standard watch bands for a personalized look. Both feature a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with new shortcuts and additional app support for easier navigation. The Gear Fit has an athletic design with a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display and interchangeable band, The Gear Fit tracks your steps, monitors your heart rate on the go, and provides notifications of incoming calls, texts and emails.

  • RaptorOO7

    You have to wait for the 32GB version to come along a month or so later. Typical dick move by US Carriers to string buyers along with the “new” phone a month later that has the real storage option.

    Verizon doesn’t even bother to say anything about the release as usual.

  • D.Moto.X.

    Great phone, but nobody’s going to buy it when the Moto X is still around!

    • MicroNix

      You keep telling yourself that!

  • The Narrator

    But will $50 of apps/ movies/games even fit on it? 😛

    • PoisonApple31

      Who needs the $50 of apps/movies/games when you have enough bloat to keep you entertained! 😛

  • Nw_adventure

    Besides removing some useless features, anyone know when Touchwiz will be visually updated ?

    • D.Moto.X.

      When bitches quit bitching?

    • KleenDroid

      I have the S4 and there is no Touchwiz to be found anywhere.

      The Google Edition ROM is perfect!

      • The Narrator

        Yes, buy a phone to remove the key part. Maybe Samsung should fix it.

        • KleenDroid

          Touchwiz isn’t the “key part” of the S4, it just happens to be some software that runs on it. The hardware itself is what’s key and it’s good stuff. The software if not liked was easily replaced with Google Experience.

          But I do agree that that Samsung should either eliminate or slim down its Touchwiz interface. It truly does affect the performance of the phone. You wouldn’t know it unless you tried the Google experience software.

          It is the way the phone should be because it is an amazing, snappy phone without Touchwiz. Also the battery life is wonderful!

          I don’t want the smaller screen like the X so my options are limited. The G3 may be my next phone. But who knows, the S5 looks decent. But only if I could get it with Loki bypass like I did on my S4.

          • Severo Rivera

            That why I love my Nexus 5 🙂

        • MicroNix

          They did. The Google Play Edition. Just that cheapskates like yourself wouldn’t pay the off contract price. Now quit your whining.

          • The Narrator

            Cheapskates, lol. Trollwaway buddy

          • RaptorOO7

            Not true at all, if you are on Verizon you can’t get the Google Edition, if you want 32GB you can’t get the Google Edition. Price is not the issue for everyone its about function as well.