T-Mobile on Thursday announced that preorders begin for the Samsung Galaxy S5 on March 24. Keeping with its tradition of attracting customers, the Uncarrier will offer the flagship device at zero down and payments equally spread over 24 months.
As for that cost, the $27.50/mo equates to $660, or about what everyone else is doing. The chief difference here is that T-Mobile will not lock you into a service contract and you can cancel service whenever you’d like. You’ll have to pay off the remaining balance, of course, but you get the gist. Don’t forget that you can also break your existing carrier’s contract and bring your family plan to T-Mobile. Do so and the magenta ones will pay off your early termination fees.
“This thing is so hot we’ve already seen over a half a million pre-registrations for the Galaxy S 5,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “That’s a lot of very smart people grabbing this opportunity to pay nothing down, save more than a grand over the life of the other guys’ contracts, and have T-Mobile pay off every penny of their family’s early termination fees. It’s a brilliant move.”
On March 31 T-Mobile will offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with a limited discount of $120 off the normal price. As is the case with other tablets purchased through T-Mobile, you’ll get 200MB of free data for the life of the device. Note that this promotion is available while supplies last.