Consumers who want a contract-free Galaxy S5 have yet another option.
Samsung's new flagship phone is now available through MetroPCS, which sells phones for those who don't want to be saddled with the usual two-year agreement. As such, you'll have to pay the full retail price up front, which is $649 in the case of the S5.
MetroPCS offers nationwide 4G LTE coverage, though you'll need to check the carrier's coverage map to see if service is available in your area. Plans that include voice, data, and texting range in price from $40 to $60 per month.
Of course, the major US carriers have increasingly gotten into the contract-free game themselves. AT&T sells the S5 sans contract for $649. Verizon trims the price down to $600. T-Mobile and Sprint also offer the S5 through their monthly installment plans.