It’s been just over a week since Samsung unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, but early reports show pre-registration numbers are soaring above and beyond its predecessor. This is exciting news, as it reveals the enormous demand for the South Korean company’s flagship smartphone. On the other hand, it could also be a sign that you may have a difficult time finding the Galaxy S5 once it’s been released to the cell carriers.
U.S. cell carrier T-Mobile said the Galaxy S5 received over 100,000 pre-registration inquiries within a 48-hour period, blowing the Galaxy S4’s numbers out of the water.
What Is Pre-Registration?
Contrary to what some people may believe, pre-registration is not the same as pre-ordering. Basically, pre-registration is a 10-day period where people express their interest in a particular device (the Samsung Galaxy S5 in this case). If you plan to purchase the device, you can submit your contact information on a pre-registration page to receive news and updates.
Unfortunately, pre-registering for the Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get once once it’s released to the cell carriers. You’ll probably be one of the first ones notified of its release, but you’ll still have to drive to your local cellphone shop or purchase it online.
So, how do you pre-register for the Samsung Galaxy S5?
There are several different ways to pre-register for the Galaxy S5. If you live in the U.S., check out the official T-Mobile pre-registration page for the Samsung Galaxy S5 located here. In addition to receiving news and updates about its release, you’ll also automatically be entered for a chance to win a free Samsung Galaxy S5 and S-View Flip Cover! “We’re giving away a phone a day for over 5 weeks! Check the box below for your chance to win!” I don’t know about you, but I would love to get my hands on a free Galaxy S5.
If you live in the U.K., you can check out 3G’s pre-registration page for the Samsung Galaxy S5 located here. Sorry U.K. residents, but 3G isn’t giving away their Galaxy S5s, so you’ll have to break into the piggy bank if you want to get your hands on one.
You can also perform a simple Google search to find dozens of other sites for the Samsung Galaxy S5’s pre-registration.
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