After AT&T, U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile announced pre-order and availability details for their Galaxy S5 versions, RadioShack also revealed its own pre-order details for the handset. Starting with March 21, the retailer will take Galaxy S5 pre-orders in its retail stores, offering buyers $50 off the handset in form of a coupon. Additionally, RadioShack offers $75 to $300 to customers who trade-in old devices when buying the Galaxy S5.
The retailer will start shipping the Galaxy S5 in mid-April, as pre-orders are “subject to availability, which may vary by wireless carrier.” The Samsung Gear smartwatches will also be available in select RadioShack retail stores and online.
The retailer did not mention what colors and storage options will be available for the Galaxy S5 at launch. So far, AT&T and U.S. Cellular only have the white and black versions of the handset on pre-order, with 16GB being the only memory option. T-Mobile has not mentioned color or storage options for its Galaxy S5 pre-order.
The full RadioShack press release follows below.
Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S 5 at RadioShack Starting March 21
RadioShack Customers Receive $50 Off the Smartphone Simply by Pre-ordering
Purchase the Samsung Gear Smartwatches with the Galaxy S 5 Starting in April
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RadioShack will launch pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 in stores Friday, March 21, offering customers who pre-order $50 off this cutting-edge smartphone*.
Pre-ordered phones will be available for pick up starting in mid-April. Pre-orders are subject to availability, which may vary by wireless carrier.
RadioShack customers can also save $75 to $300 on a Samsung Galaxy S 5, when trading in a select working smartphone through our Trade & Save program.
In addition, RadioShack is the perfect place to find accessories for the new Galaxy S 5, including the new Samsung Gear smartwatches, which will debut with the Galaxy S 5 online and in select stores.
“The Samsung Galaxy S 5 will be one of the hottest mobile devices this year and RadioShack customers will be among the first to get a great deal on this new smartphone,” said Paul Rutenis, chief merchandising officer for RadioShack. “RadioShack associates are experts in helping customers find the newest technology and enhancing that technology with other state-of-the-art devices to accomplish even more.”
RadioShack’s knowledgeable associates, through the company’s Do It Together initiative, empower consumers to make the most of their smartphones no matter where they are.
At home: Pair the Galaxy S 5 with a Belkin WeMo Switch to control lights, speakers or other electronics.
In the office: Use the Leef Bridge 3.0 Flash Drive to transfer files from a computer to the Galaxy S 5. Use the phone’s Download Booster feature to instantly view documents.
At a party: Use the Galaxy S 5 to take control of the music selection on a Deck by SOL REPUBLIC Bluetooth speaker in heist mode.
On the run: Connect a wearable device, such as the Gear 2 or Gear Fit, to the Galaxy S 5’s S Health app and track fitness activity. The S 5 also has a built-in heart-rate monitor.
RadioShack customers can also protect their Galaxy S 5 with RadioShack’s “IT Happens” program, a best-in-class protection plan, which covers accidental damage.
Samsung Galaxy S 5 Features
The Samsung Galaxy S 5, available in various colors, includes several new features and tools that benefit the user while keeping the sleek Galaxy S design. The 16-megapixel camera offers the world’s fastest autofocus speed – up to 0.3 seconds – and an enhanced interface for easy photo editing and sharing. The Galaxy S 5 also includes the upgraded S Health 3.0 app with a built-in heart-rate monitor for personal-fitness tracking.
The Galaxy S 5 is rated IP67 for dust and water resistance, which means the smartphone can be immersed in up to three feet of water for 30 minutes. Another security feature of the phone is a fingerprint scanner for biometric locking and app purchasing.
*Receive a $50 coupon when you pre-order a Galaxy S 5 at participating stores. Original receipt must be kept to redeem coupon and coupon can only be redeemed in-store on a Galaxy S 5 purchase. If lost, coupon cannot be replaced. Some restrictions apply. No cash value. Void where prohibited. Pre-order available while supplies last. Requires eligibility check and $50 deposit on non-refundable RadioShack gift card to be applied during actual purchase. Limit three pre-orders per customer. Pre-ordered device will be held for 72 hours from delivery to store.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. RadioShack® offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs approximately 30,000 knowledgeable and helpful sales experts globally. RadioShack’s retail network includes approximately 4,300 company-operated stores in the United States, over 270 company-operated stores in Mexico, and approximately 1,000 dealer and other outlets worldwide. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit http://www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please visit http://www.radioshack.com. RadioShack® is a registered trademark licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
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