Looking for a great deal on the 32GB version of Verizon's Galaxy S4? Well, too bad - you aren't going to find one. Big Red is hoarding the supply of handsets like they're the only bar in a dry county, and it's their way or the highway. Verizon originally announced the 32GB S4 would be available for a staggering (but utterly believable) $299 on contract, $100 more than the 16GB edition, despite the fact that it was actually only $50 more off contract.

Well, Verizon has apparently caved to logic (and probably fiscal sense, because I doubt they were selling any at $300 a pop) and lowered the price of the 32GB S4 to $249 in its online store.


It's not exactly clear when this happened, but definitely some time in the last few days. I know this much: Verizon certainly didn't seek to make an announcement out of it or anything. I also wouldn't get your hopes up on this price being honored in Verizon's retail stores, at least not immediately.

So, why can't you get a 32GB Verizon S4 from anyone but Verizon? That's hard to say. The supply of devices may be pretty limited, and having learned from the poor sales of the 32GB S III (Sprint and T-Mobile don't, and likely never will, even offer 32GB S4s), Verizon may be playing this one by ear and have a more flexible supply-and-demand production arrangement with Samsung.

Regardless, if you want a 32GB Galaxy S4 on America's reddest network, you know where to go, and you can now take the plunge for fifty fewer of your dollars.


David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • radfreak

    Another terrible AP "deal". CON-tracts are for suckers, and you guys keep posting this crap.

  • Idon’t Know

    Verizon wants to limit the supply because they want people to use as much bandwidth as possible.