By Stephen Schenck | May 21, 2013 11:39 AM
Much of the Galaxy S 4 talk over the past week has been about this Google AOSP edition of the phone, but we’re also still waiting for it to hit one more carrier in the US: Verizon. Last week we got word that Verizon would no longer wait until the very end of the month to get things started with the GS4, and instead was pushing-up its plans for the handset. As we get ready for the handset to come to the carrier this Thursday, May 23, we’re learning of some promotions Verizon is running to usher-in the Android.
This may be a tad specific, so apologizes to those of you who are unable to take advantage of the deal, but if you live or work around midtown Manhattan, Verizon has a special GS4 deal going at its Bryant Park store.
Swing by there this Thursday to pick up a GS4, and you’ll be able to score one of the phone’s very convenient flip covers for free. There will also be the “Samsung Galaxy Challenge” taking place, where you can put your phone head-to-head against a GS4 to see if it can outperform it – a tall order, but you’ve got the chance to win $25 gift cards.
For the moment, we haven’t been able to confirm similar promotions taking place in other Verizon retail stores, but we’ll update you if we learn of such.