The Samsung Epic 4G is finally available to purchase through Sprint’s website and retail locations across the country. Retail price for the Epic 4G is set at $249.99 after a $150 instant discount and $100 mail-in-rebate if you’re willing to sign a new two year contract. Keep in mind, if you’re looking into getting the Epic 4G you’ll be forced to the $10 monthly fee for the privilege of hopping on Sprints “first class” 4G experience. Samsung’s Epic 4G is the third Galaxy S phone to hit the U.S. market in the past six weeks, but the inclusion of 4G connectivity, a five row QWERTY keyboard, front facing camera for video chat, and an LED flash all make the Epic stand a little taller than its Galaxy S brothers.
To see how the launch of the Samsung Epic 4G was going, I took a little fieldtrip to my local Sprint store. The store was pretty much empty, but a sales rep did say that they had already sold nearly a dozen handsets this morning. It’s hard to say now long supplies will last, but the rep did reveal that their Epic 4G inventory quantities matched those of the HTC EVO 4G at launch. If you’re still on the fence about getting the Epic 4G, we’d suggest making up your mind real quick. The EVO 4G sold out in the first few days after launch and it took weeks before HTC was able to replenish stock at Sprint’s retail location.
We’re pretty sure a few of you waited in line at your local Sprint store this morning to get the new Epic 4G. Let us know how it went and what you think of the new Galaxy S phone.