Some of the US carriers may have begun accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S5 last week, however T-Mobile choose to hold things back till today, March 24th. The good news though, T-Mobile has opened those pre-orders both in-store and online and the handset can be grabbed for $0 down. The Galaxy S5 will not be arriving until April 11th, however T-Mobile is pushing for pre-orders by the end of the month.
Specifically, the carrier has said those who pre-order by March 31st will be “one of the first to get the Galaxy S5 guaranteed.” T-Mobile has the 16GB model available and has it sitting with a monthly price of $27.50. Or more exact here, the Galaxy S5 is $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $27.50. There is also mention of paying your ETF if you are transferring from another carrier.
To that point, T-Mobile is pushing how they are “all about getting you un-stuck.” There was mention of getting “up to $650 per line.” That breaks down as an “up to” $300 trade-in credit based on your current (other carrier) device, and another “up to” $350 per line based on the ETF from your final bill (with the other carrier). T-Mobile calls this “contract freedom” and will cover this for up to five lines of service.
Aside from the 16GB of internal storage, the Galaxy S5 also has a 5.1-inch Full HD display, quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSD memory card, 16MP rear-facing camera and Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat. The handset is also water-resistant and dust-proof with S Health and an integrated heart rate monitor. Having said all that, along with opening up pre-orders, T-Mobile has also opted for a bit of teasing with an official Galaxy S5 unboxing.