U.S. Cellular preps for weekend Galaxy S4 sales

The regional carrier will sell Samsung's Galaxy S4 online and in stores.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone goes on sale with U.S. Cellular. Josh Miller/CNET

Amid reports of delays with some carriers, U.S. Cellular is announcing its schedule to sell the Samsung Galaxy S4 online and in its brick-and-mortar stores.

The 16GB version of the marquee device goes on sale Friday online for $199.99 with an instant rebate.

A few days later, on Tuesday, the black or white handsets will show up in retail stores.

Starting on Friday, U.S. Cellular will start shipping the Galaxy S4 to customers who preordered the device, along with a free S View flip cover (video), a $60 value.

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