Last night, Martin penned: Samsung Galaxy S4 price plans revealed, and concluded: “We'll have a detailed breakdown on just where the best deals can be found in the morning”. I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.
Yep, I’ve spent a vomit-inducing amount of time on the Orange, T-Mobile, Three, O2 and Vodafone websites this morning, perusing contract deals and chatting with advisors and that. Good times.
It’s worth noting that I’m simply looking at the Big Five. I’d be here all year if I were to look at all the online retailers, too. Which is where the HotUKDeals community comes in.
As is often the case, the respective site layouts mean it’s not exactly clear what’s on offer (O2 aside, which opts for a lengthy no-frills list of tariffs). Maybe they’re hoping you get sucked in by the online help/chat or something.
Anyway! For now, here’s what the Big Five are saying. Martin touched on EE yesterday, so it’s over to O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Three and Vodafone. Take it away, boys.
No Samsung Galaxy S4 PAYG price from O2 just yet (that seems to be par for the course at present).
Instead, you can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S4 on contract for free on the following tariffs:
- Unlimited calls and texts, 2GB data, £47PM, 24 months (£1,128 total)
- Unlimited calls and texts, 4B data, £52PM, 24 months (£1,248 total)
The cheapest O2 Samsung Galaxy S4 contract option carries a meaty £399.99 up front cost. With that, you’re getting:
- 600 minutes, unlimited texts, 750MB data, £22PM, 24 months (£927.99 total)
As for offers, O2 is doubling data on the £37PM tariff at £99.99 up front. Check it:
- Unlimited calls and texts, 2GB (instead of 1GB), £37PM, 24 months (£987.99 total)
Again, no Samsung Galaxy S4 PAYG price from Orange. Actually, that does indeed appear to be the case for all networks at the moment.
On contract, the Orange website (which is a nightmare to navigate) displays The Works contracts, all of which have unlimited calls and texts. They are:
- 1GB data, £36PM, 24 months, £99.99 up front (£963.99 total)
- 2GB data, £41PM, 24 months, £79.99 up front (£1,063.99 total)
- 3GB data, £46PM, 24 months, £29.99 up front (£1,133.99 total)
- 4GB data, £61PM, 24 months, £19.99 up front (£1,483.99 total)
If you’re willing to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S4 today, Orange will throw in an accessory pack worth £54.99. It includes an in-car charger, flip case and 16GB microSD card (effectively doubling the 16GB internal storage).
Unsurprisingly, T-Mobile has the same Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-order accessory pack as its sister network. Its price plans are also vaguely similar.
The Fully Monty plans (all unlimited texts and internet) T-Mobile lists are:
- 2,000 minutes, £36PM, 24 months, £99.99 up front (£963.99 total)
- Unlimited minutes, £41PM, 24 months, £79.99 up front (£1,063.99 total)
- Unlimited minutes, £46PM, 24 months, £29.99 up front (£1,133.99 total)
- Unlimited minutes, £61PM, 24 months, £19.99 up front(£1,483.99 total)
Three lists just two options under Samsung Galaxy S4 price plans, specifically:
- 500 minutes, 5,000 texts, all-you-can-eat data, £35PM, 24 months, free phone (£840 total)
- 2,000 minutes, 5,000 texts, all-you-can-eat data, £37PM, 24 months, free phone (£888 total)
Vodafone gets a tentative thumbs-up for being the only network seemingly offering a 12-month contract for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The cheapest of which looks like this:
- 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 250MB data, £39PM, 12 months, £179 up front (£647 total)
I’m about to pass out, so hit the blue link above for Vodafone’s Samsung Galaxy S4 contract options in full.
As for incentives, you can trade in your old phone and get up to £120 off your Samsung Galaxy S4. I’ll go out on a limb and say you’re probably better off going with one of the recycler sites, but don’t quote me on that.
And on that non-committal note, I’m off! If you’ve spotted any sweet Samsung Galaxy S4 deals, let us know below.