Samsung announced last month that its new Galaxy S 4 would be available on seven different carriers in the U.S., and today another member of that group has stepped forward to announce its launch plans for the flagship smartphone. Cricket today revealed that it will launch the 16GB Galaxy S 4 in stores and online on June 7 for $599.99. Customers that are interested in the Galaxy S 4 but aren't able to plunk down $600 for a unit will be able to make a down payment of $54.99 and then pay the rest of the unit off in monthly installments.
Cricket's Galaxy S 4 will be compatible with its 4G LTE Android Muve Music Double Data plans, which include unlimited talk and text as well as varying allotments of high-speed data. The $50 plan will net customers 2GB of full-speed data each month, while stepping up to the $60 or $70 offerings will give 5GB or 10GB of full-speed data, respectively. The Galaxy S 4 can also be used with Cricket's 3G smartphone plans, which offer unlimited talk and text as well as 1.5GB of full-speed data for $50, 2.5GB of full-speed data for $60 or 5GB of full-speed data for $70. The latter two plans also include mobile hotspot functionality.
Cricket also notes in today's announcement that its LTE now covers around 21 million people. The service is currently available in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Corpus Christi and Brownsville-McAllen-Harlingen, Texas.
The Galaxy S 4 is the second Samsung Galaxy S model to be offered by Cricket, following the launch of the Galaxy S III late in 2012. It's great to see Cricket offering high-end smartphones like the Galaxy S line to its customers, and the fact that Cricket is allowing customers to pay for the Galaxy S 4 in installments means that more folks will be able to snag one rather than settling for a lower-end product that they may not really want. Cricket's full Galaxy S 4 availability announcement can be found at the link below to help you pass the time until June 7 rolls around.
Via Cricket Wireless