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NewsPoster Mar 20, 2014 03:06 PM
US carriers detail pre-orders for Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Fit [u]
<strong>(Updated with T-Mobile launch details)</strong> AT&T and US Cellular will be putting up Samsung's flagship smartphone for pre-order tomorrow, with AT&T also preparing to sell the manufacturer's new wearable devices. The <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Samsung Galaxy S5</a> on both, as well as the Tizen-powered <a href=" al.upgrade/" rel='nofollow'>Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo</a> smart watches and the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Gear Fit</a> on AT&T, will be available to order through the carrier's stores and websites, with devices set to ship in early April. <br />
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<div align='center'><img class='mobile-img' src='' width='444' height='591' alt='Samsung Galaxy S5' border='0' pagespeed_url_hash="3779795181"/><br/><span class='minor2'>Samsung Galaxy S5</span></div><br />
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The Galaxy S5 will cost <a href="" rel='nofollow'>AT&T</a> customers $650 off-contract, or alternately for $200 up-front as part of a new two-year agreement. The smartphone will also be available through AT&T's Next plans, priced at $25 per month under AT&T Next 18, or $32.50 per month with AT&T Next 12. US Cellular is also pricing the Galaxy S5 at $200 up-front on a new contract, but also includes a $50 Google Play credit, and gives the date of April 11th. <br />
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<div align='center'><img class='mobile-img' src='' width='591' height='305' alt='Samsung Galaxy Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo' border='0' pagespeed_url_hash="2340113291"/><br/><span class='minor2'>Samsung Galaxy Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo</span></div><br />
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While the Galaxy S5 could be acquired through AT&T Next, the same cannot be said about the wearables for AT&T's pre-orders. The Gear 2 will cost $299 excluding taxes through the carrier, while the camera-less Gear 2 Neo will be priced at $199. AT&T is also offering $50 off the cost of the Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo when bought alongside the Galaxy S5. The sport-oriented Gear Fit will be priced at $199, though oddly it is not included in the $50 discount offer. US Cellular has not detailed its Samsung smart watch pre-order plans nor pricing, but will be selling the devices from April 11th. <br />
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<em>Update:</em> T-Mobile has also joined in with revealing its <a href="" rel='nofollow'>pre-order</a> plans. Starting from March 24th, customers can opt to get the Galaxy S5 online or in-store for no up-front payments, but with 24 monthly payments under the Jump program, though the carrier has not revealed how much it will cost each month. Customers pre-ordering by March 31st will receive a "special, introductory price," with T-Mobile also offering $120 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with a Mobile Internet plan and 200MB of free data for the life of the tablet, until the same date.
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