1. patelkedar91's Avatar
    I posted this on XDA but forgot to do it here! Forgive me!
    For Sprint and ATT folk. It is ridiculous that Sprint charges $250 for the phone, and that is before activation fees and god knows what else.

    Upon extending your contract, you can also choose "Upgrade phone" which still allows you to purchase the phone for $200.. even if you're on Sprint like me. You don't need to be a member of costco.

    Costco Wireless - Big Savings on Cell Phones - Offering Plans from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.


    Check it out. I would pre-order soon!
    By the way, this is not my first post. I used to be on here a lot in the Evo + Evo3D forums but I think they redid the forums or something. I'm not a Costco representative or anything. =O
    Concho Pete likes this.
    04-21-2013 11:39 AM
  2. Concho Pete's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this. I just got back from my local Best Buy, reserving an S4 (Sprint). Just pulled the trigger with Costco, getting more for less.
    04-21-2013 01:51 PM
  3. ibcop's Avatar
    The free activation is cool, but I think the "accessories" are junk - I wouldn't use them but just my 2 cents.
    04-21-2013 02:26 PM
  4. Concho Pete's Avatar
    The free activation is cool, but I think the "accessories" are junk - I wouldn't use them but just my 2 cents.
    I tend to agree with your comment on the accessories.... but whats really cool is the $50 less on the price of the phone.
    04-21-2013 02:38 PM
  5. thehatguy's Avatar
    I'd have to agree on the free accessories too.

    John
    04-21-2013 02:39 PM
  6. ibcop's Avatar
    I tend to agree with your comment on the accessories.... but whats really cool is the $50 less on the price of the phone.
    True that....but I am waiting for the 32gb version. Hopefully they will have them $50 bucks less too.
    04-21-2013 02:40 PM
  7. josearmz10789's Avatar
    The free activation is cool, but I think the "accessories" are junk - I wouldn't use them but just my 2 cents.
    agree on the accossories, but upon checking out at costcos i saw that free activations are for members only. Still at 50 bucks cheaper than Sprint its good to know youre saving some cash and can sell the accessories to make up for the activation fee. Another thing is the shipping date is not till 5/3 according to the website. Not sure many will want to wait that long to get their hands on the S4
    04-21-2013 03:36 PM
  8. patelkedar91's Avatar
    The only good thing about the accessories is that it comes with the phone immediately... I'm probably going to get another case later anyway.

    Free temporary case is nice... on top of the $50 off.
    04-21-2013 04:06 PM
  9. patelkedar91's Avatar
    I did want to bump this incase anyone else didn't want to pay the $250 from Sprint!
    04-22-2013 10:07 AM
  10. Raptor007's Avatar
    They are supposed to be opening the first Costco in my market in November, sucks its not sooner they seem to have killer deals on their phones.
    04-22-2013 12:12 PM
  11. frmorrison's Avatar
    Since the accessories are junk, if you are with AT&T I would buy the phone at Walmart for 168. For upgrade users, call AT&T and they will waive the 36 dollar activation free.
    04-22-2013 12:44 PM
  12. Raptor007's Avatar
    Cool. As a soon to be new customer I am going to press politely to get the rep to waive my activation fee, I will be moving a couple of lines and I will likely get accessories as well from him. He was actually helpful and knew his stuff (I know most wireless reps know less than we do by a large margin). But he was helpful.
    04-23-2013 12:10 PM
  13. patelkedar91's Avatar
    For those who got this, they'll be processing around May 2nd =/
    I don't know if that means that's when they'll ship it... or what.

    Ugh can't wait.
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    04-26-2013 11:45 PM
  14. Baroka's Avatar
    Since the accessories are junk, if you are with AT&T I would buy the phone at Walmart for 168. For upgrade users, call AT&T and they will waive the 36 dollar activation free.
    Can you explain further cos walmart shows $198
    04-27-2013 12:28 AM
  15. snookasnoo's Avatar
    Yeah they are junk. Activations fees are a scam. It costs the company nothing to activate your phone.

    The free activation is cool, but I think the "accessories" are junk - I wouldn't use them but just my 2 cents.
    04-27-2013 02:26 PM
  16. snookasnoo's Avatar
    My local Costco in Dana Point, California has the S4's for AT&T in stock so I assume others do too.
    04-28-2013 11:50 AM
  17. planoman's Avatar
    Also, a 90 day return policy at Costco if I remember correctly.
    04-28-2013 11:53 AM
  18. Wilbur's Avatar
    My local Costco in Dana Point, California has the S4's for AT&T in stock so I assume others do too.
    I'd like to purchase a S4 through Costco. My wife works at Costco. The local Verizon store gives us a 20% monthly discount because she's a Costco employee. But the Verizon kiosk inside of Costco wouldn't offer the same discount. Weird. In the long run its much cheaper for us to buy the phones through a Verizon corp store than through Costco.
    04-28-2013 11:59 AM
  19. planoman's Avatar
    I'd like to purchase a S4 through Costco. My wife works at Costco. The local Verizon store gives us a 20% monthly discount because she's a Costco employee. But the Verizon kiosk inside of Costco wouldn't offer the same discount. Weird. In the long run its much cheaper for us to buy the phones through a Verizon corp store than through Costco.
    Because the kiosk is not owned by Costco, it is a separate company. The carrier gives you a COSTCO corp discount. Why would the vendor who is just selling the phone right? Are you saying if you are up for renewal, you could not get this deal from the vendor inside COSTCO?

    PS, I love my COSTCO here in West Plano, Texas!
    04-28-2013 12:05 PM
  20. patelkedar91's Avatar
    It's good for those on Sprint who would have to pay $250 for the phone.

    But alas, long wait times for it to ship. Come on Costco! Hurry!
    04-28-2013 12:06 PM
  21. planoman's Avatar
    An update. I ran by Costco to get a few items and stopped by the kiosk. They have the S4 in stock! The deal is available right now in store if you have one close by. The accessories are not world class but better than in past years. Also he said it is waving of the activation fee not upgrade fee. So only for new lines. If you are upgrading you will still be charged that fee unless you can get the carrier to wave it.
    patelkedar91 likes this.
    04-28-2013 04:18 PM
  22. patelkedar91's Avatar
    Thanks for the update. It seems those who ordered online will have to wait... this sucks.
    04-28-2013 05:01 PM
  23. Concho Pete's Avatar
    My credit card was charged yesterday, but no tracking information has been emailed. Patiently waiting.
    05-04-2013 11:01 AM

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