Here is a strange anomaly. Apparently, the smaller U.S. carrier, US Cellular, isn't being hit with supply contraint problems on their Samsung Galaxy S4. According to the latest info from them, their SGS4 will be available for purchase on April 26th, and will be in stock on April 30th. Either they don't yet know there is a supply chain problem, or because they are much smaller, Samsung will be shipping stock to them first.
U.S. Cellular's pricing will be the typical $199.99 on a new two-year contract.
Here's the press release from U.S. Cellular,
After being one of two U.S. carriers to offer a presale for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, U.S. Cellular is now one of the first to have the device available for purchase online and in stores.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be available for purchase online at uscellular.com on Friday, April 26. Preorders will also begin shipping that same day along with the exclusive, free S View flip covers that were a part of the presale. The device will be available in stores on Tuesday, April 30.
U.S. Cellular is offering the 16GB device in White Frost and Black Mist and it is $199.99 with an instant rebate. Customers who buy the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S 4 from U.S. Cellular can enjoy a valuable rewards program that recognizes loyalty. Currently, 61 percent of customers have access to a 4G LTE network, and by the end of the year, 87 percent of customers will be covered.