Hot off the heels of AT&T announcing pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit, US Cellular has just announced their pre-orders will start tomorrow as well. Much like AT&T, US Cellular is also listing it at $199 for a new two-year contract. That is after an instant rebate of course. US Cellular is also throwing in a $50 Google Play gift card with your purchase as well, which is always nice to have. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be in-stores on April 11th, which is when Samsung said the device would be launching.
US Cellular is also doing pre-orders for the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. With them being available in-store on April 11th as well. They didn’t offer pricing on the new wearables, but I think it’s safe to assume that it’s going to be close to what AT&T is pricing the Gear 2 and Gear Fit at, which is $299 and $199 respectively.
On top of that, US Cellular says a handful of stores in Wisconsin and Iowa will have the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit available for direct purchase. These stores include the 2315 Edgewood Rd., in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 4444 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa’ 101 Junction Rd., Madison, Wisconsin; 740 N. Water St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and 5670 N. Port Washington, Glendale, Wisconsin. So if you’re interested in grabbing the Galaxy S5 or one of Samsung’s new wearables as soon as they are available, you’ll need to head to one of those five stores in Iowa or Wisconsin.
If you are already on US Cellular, it’s a pretty great phone, and probably a pretty decent upgrade over your current one, depending on what smartphone you’re sporting. How many of you are planning to upgrade tot he Galaxy S5 when it launches on US Cellular in less than a month?