T-Mobile Now Split-Launching The GS3
According to sources of T-Mobile, the carrier is now splitting the launch of the famed Samsung Galaxy S 3 into two separate phases. These two phases were made to “ensure customers receive the best possible experience”.
For the first part of the phases, T-Mobile will be releasing the Galaxy S 3 as normal on Thursday, the 21st for what is considered their top 29 markets, as well as with having a limited supply available online. The remaining markets are expected to start their launch the following Wednesday, the 27th.
Now pricing. Wow T-Mobile is really trying to shaft some of you. For those that are upgrading, you could be looking forward to paying 279.99$ AFTER a 50$ mail in rebate, for the 16Gb model. Yes, the same model that other carriers are offering to their customers for 199.99$. Also might I add that T-Mobile’s LTE network won’t be starting to be put in effect until 2013…. More good news huh?
Well if you don’t believe about this, or either don’t want to believe me, here the press release. Stay strong Magentans…
Samsung Galaxy S III Launch Update
To ensure customers receive the best possible experience, the Samsung Galaxy S IIIlaunch will now be broken into two phases. T-Mobile will still be the first carrier to offer the device in-store but the rollout will be in two phases instead of one.
Due to the excitement surrounding the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III, customer demand will exceed the expected launch quantity available on June 21 T-Mobile anticipates the remaining Retail and Branded locations will launch on June 27. Stores that do not receive the initial distribution, and stores who sell out of their initial stock, should use the GSIII Call Back List and contact customers when the devices are available.
Pricing will be as follows:
$629.99 Full Retail, $229.99 down on Value Plans with $20 EIP, $279.99 Classic plan after $50 mail-in rebate (2 year contract required)
The top 29 markets are as follows: