Clearing The Air On Galaxy S III Availability Tomorrow, June 27th

Yesterday, we saw the unofficial word that T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III launch was getting broken up into two parts, along with Sprint’s due to heavy, heavy demand on Samsung’s part. With the news that the launch was being broken up, plenty of questions have arisen on the specific launch details of both the 16 and 32GB sizes along with the colors themselves. I believe we have our answer in the image above, unofficially of course as we await official word from T-Mobile about the launch.

For now, we’ll try and break it down with the most important channels for purchase:

  • National Retail Launches: Limited inventory at Walmart and Costco beginning June 21st at all locations
  • T-Mobile.com June 21st: Pebble Blue in 16 and 32GB sizes, only Pebble Blue ships at launch, Marble White in 16GB and 32GB launch details are to-be-determined
  • myT-Mobile.com: Target is june 27th for availability , pending inventory levels
  • Telesales: Said to have “higher” levels of inventory

Along with availability comes lingering questions about price, which is still said to be listed at the prices found in the image below. While it’s certainly possibility that T-Mobile could listen to immediate feedback and make last-second decisions on price, for now I’d go with the unofficial pricing details below.

As with everything else, these details are all current until we hear official word from T-Mobile itself.

 

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  • Zbarak

    I just spoke with 611, they said to qualify for the stupid $50 rebate, you need to have an Unlimited voice and unlimited data plan!!   This is a hoax, really pushing me to leave Tmo…

    • Taron19119

      and what about price

      • Zbarak

        I didnt bother asking, the price is already known….

    • JayMo86

      That isn’t true, go to http://www.tmobilerebates.com and print out a rebate foit 2morrowr and it explains all the requirements for the rebates. Only the Fathers Day promo had an unlimited voice plan requirement

    • Themat

      Dont be a fool, even with that its still cheaper than other carriers, i guess if you wanna spend more money for less services then you should leave but otherwise stop complaining

    • LC

      The unlimited minutes has never been a requirement for any phone, unless it’s during a special promotion.

      Data should be the only requirement.

  • Landotheripper

    So the one being sold tomorrow is only the “Pebble Blue”? It says on T-Mobile.com, not sure if this also means that the “Marble White” isn’t going to be available in stores.

  • Taron19119

    maybe t-mobile well say something about this at midnight and we well know everything

  • Landotheripper

    Is the Pebble Blue version the only one that is going to be available in stores?

    • remister

      The Blue one is the only one that is being launch tomorrow.

    • TheInfused

      Well.. according to the picture it doesn’t indicate what’s being sold in the retail stores. But for T-Mobile.com, it will just be Pebble Blue.

    • LC

      The white will be launching on the 27th, during the second half of the launch.

  • Pig_Vomit

    Called three stores in Orange County, CA, which I would have thought was part of the “Los Angeles” market scheduled to begin selling tomorrow.  Each told me they would not be selling until the 27th.  I then called a store in Norwalk, CA, which is in Los Angeles County.  They also told me they would not have them in stock until the 27th.  Makes me wonder exactly what T-Mobile thinks the “Los Angeles market” is…

  • http://www.facebook.com/MMontanez347 Michael Montanez

    according to this speed test, the  tmobile gs3 blows away the at&t version on LTE, note that in the top comment, the uploader said the price is $500 full retail and $200 on contract….we will all know the truth tomorrow!

  • AlcaloidE

    I called this morning to the tmobile store in Stamford, CT and they told me that will be available tomorrow but they said first come first serve. I hope that they didn’t lie to me.

  • Vinh7706

    what  about best buy mobile?

  • Calvinwatterson

    They probably won’t have it either.
    Sucks
    They offer to new customers first that is a great way to drive away current customers. Not to mention charging more.

  • mike

    WENT AND PUT MY GALAXY S3 ON HOLD TODAY JUST NEED TO GO AND PAY FOR IT TOMORROW BECAUSE THE PAPER IS DONE..CANT WAIT ILL BE THERE AT 9:00 AM SHARP

    • Bybochka

      How much would you have to pay tomorrow?

  • Timp_66

    Just called my local t mobile store as it was on the list of stores getting the phone. They got a good shipment and ill be getting my phone at 9am tomorrow

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

       don’t they open at 10am?

  • Az_Native

    I live in the Phoenix, Az area. I called a few stores and they said 3 stores in the entire state are getting a shipment of limited supplies and most of the supply is going to a call back list so the actual availability is only a hand full and will probably be sold out extremely fast.

  • Omgatiger

    So as a noob to all this phone stuff, if i’ve been with T-Mobile for 7 years or so and I’m on a grandfathered plan (i think) and i’ve had my current phone for 2.5 years so i’m up for a new upgrade/contract, can I get this phone at wal-mart or something and still use it with my current plan? or should I just save up a bit more to buy this phone from t-mobile?

    • http://www.facebook.com/MMontanez347 Michael Montanez

      id like for someone to answer this also….i want to pick this phone up from somewhere else, hopefully cheaper and still keep my current plan!

      • Aleksandr Peredereyev

        Most likely not, because they require atleast $20 data plan..thats what they told me today on the phone..

        • http://www.facebook.com/MMontanez347 Michael Montanez

          i currently pay $30 a month for the android web data plan thingy…..if i were to say get this on Wirefly or bestbuy mobile for a cheeper upgrade price, can i just upgrade my contract through them and keep my current data plan, since i already pay $30 dollar a month for the internet that shouldnt be a problem right??

        • LC

          Data would be $35 on old grandfathered plans, and you just want to make sure you recognize that you’d be signing a second contract with that company. Just makes sure you read the fine print, so you can avoid making changes that might incur an ETF with that third party retailer.

    • toto

      You can keep your same plan, but you will need to get data

  • Bybochka

    What would be the full price of t-mobile galaxy s3? anybody knows?

    • 21stNow

      $629.99

  • Themat

    We have over 100 phones ready to go 2mmrw in our store, both colors

    • Bybochka

      Where is your store?

  • Bybochka

    34 street(6-7 Ave) store in Manhattan have s3 now for tomorrow.Garanteed.

  • bigsexy808

    Just went to one of the local t,-mobile stores here in Hawaii and the rep said statewide its coming out on the 27th.

  • me

    Do T-mobile stores ever open at midnight on launch day for new phones?

    • Sherif

      No Midnight openings, 34Th Street store opens at 10 and Staten Island Mall opens at 9 i believe. They may sell out before the end of the day

  • http://twitter.com/vitosans vitosans

    @6954cc41e6d13149fabb0cf1e9251850:disqus  what store is that? 

  • http://twitter.com/vitosans vitosans

    Can who ever is posting the leaks – please post which stores in the LA Area have stock? I am sure that Intranet app has that info :) 

  • Rupert

    In case anyone is in the Bay Area. Most COSTCO’S in the bay area will have the phone in stock tomorrow!! Super promos with it. Free activation fee and free accessories with all purchases!!

    • rwc1792

      Thank you very much, sir.

  • http://profiles.google.com/suhail.purewal Suhail Purewal

    Only 3 stores in KC have them in stock tomorrow. Shawnee, 119th & Blackbob & Zona Rosa. Shawnee has about 75 in stock right now ready to go for tomorrow

  • Mark

    Does anyone have any information about el paso?

  • John

    3 stores in Minnesota. Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, and Burnsville Center. First come, first serve.

    • guest

      Sweet. I’ll be in coon rapids one early morning. Thanks

      • Dave2metz

        Minnesota what’s up? Maple Grove for me tomorrow morning..

  • Annonymous rep

    The lack of info on employee availability saddens me…

  • Duck Dodgers

    I heard that the Southcenter Mall Store will have them in the Seattle area.

    • tmo_rocks!

      there’s a waiting list…only 4 stores in washington state will have them

      • tmo_rocks!

        southcenter and bellevue square corporate owned tmobile stores will have them

        • jhoff909

          but not the seattle store – weird.

        • tmo_rocks!

          there are two authorized resellers getting them in, forgot which two…people will be camping at bellevue square for sure

  • MGPM27

    IM REALLY SAD TO SAY THAT AFTER BEING WITH TMOBILE FOR ALMOST 12 YEARS, IM REALLY CONSIDERING CHANGING TO A DIFFERENT COMPETITOR. THE STRAW THE BROKE THE CAMELS BACK WAS THE ACTUAL PRICING FOR THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3, IM TELLING YOU I HAVE JUNGLE FEVER FOR THIS PHONE I WAS SUPER EXCITED FOR THE LAUNCH “HECK I EVEN STARTED BRAGGING ABOUT IT TO ALL MY FRIENDS THAT IM GETTING A NEW PHONE AGAIN”. IM TELLING YOU NOW THAT IM NO NEWBIE WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO PHONES, STARTING WITH THE ANDROID G1 AND HAVING HAD THE NEXUS ONE, THE MYTOUCH 4G, THE SENSATION 4G AND THE SG2 4G, IVE COME TO REALIZE THAT TMOBILES PRICES FOR PHONES ARE NOT COMPETITIVE AT ALL IN ITS OWN NATURE AND BEING THAT I WAS SUPER EXCITED FOR THE RELEASE OF THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 (BTW I’VE BEEN FOLLOWING SINCE THE SG3 BEFORE IT HAD RELEASED, I EVEN WENT AS FAR AND SAW THE CONFERENCE IN LONDON) $280 DOLLARS AFTER MAIL IN REBATE (MEANING FISHING FOR UPWARDS IN THE $320 PLUS AREA WITH TAXES AND FEES IS TO MUCH I CANT EVEN SELL MY SG2 FOR ANYWHERE NEAR THAT AND ITS ONLY BEEN OUT FOR LESS THEN A YEAR!!!! IM SORRY TO SAY IM REALLY DISSAPOINTED AND SADDENED BY THIS SITUATION AND IF ANY ONE THOSE GET TO READ ALL I WROTE I AM TRULLY HURT BY WHATS GOING ON……. WITH SINCERE APOLOGIES TO TMOBILE BUT ITS WORTH IT TO ME TO CANCEL THE LINES WHICH ARE UP FOR RENEWAL SOON FOR THE EXCEPTION OF ONE WHOS ALREADY UP, IM GOING TO BE LEAVING UNLESS THERE”S A MORE LUCRATIVE OFFER ON THE TABLE FOR A SG3.

    • Scapegrace

      Holy crap. No one cares.

    • jelliottz

      I don’t mean to be rude, but please turn off Caps Lock. I feel you screaming in my face. Also, if you would mind adding some punctuation (while removing multiples) it would make for a much more smooth reading process for us end users. Thanks!

    • Oryandunn

      Ok, great idea. Go to a different carrier for a bit less upfront cost, but pay 10x more over 2 years. Awesome plan, who else is in?

      • LC

        I’ve never understood “reasoning” like that. For me, I’m paying my bills every month. Sure, I don’t hold on to my phones for two years, on average about nine months, but still. I’d rather pay less every month for the same services than pay more so I can get a “break” on a phone.

    • Hateyou

      Lol. This guy is flat out sad! Dude first stop typing in caps, second just stfu

    • Stormy

      If you’ve been waiting this long why dont you have money saved?… the S2 was sell for $279.99 before rebate when it came out. Thats only a $40 difference. And if you want to pay a $200 ETF and then the price of the phone and activation thats gonna be near $500 dollars,  your stupid… Other competitors are alot more expensive on their plans… Just wait and ge the phone in a wk or so… the first batch usually has bugs and needs updates w/in a few wks anyways

    • Mr.GetDown

      What a baby lol… Use one of those androids that you had to do some math….

  • Nate595

    So are all walmarts and costcos getting it tomorrow?

  • John

    Any news on the prices for the 32GB? So far no price has been announced. Kinda afraid to see what thier price is compared to the 16GB model.

  • Kevinmarchibald

    Will the white phone be sold at any brick-and-mortar location on the 21st, like Costco?

    • gekswag03

      Yes, I will be at walmart at 8am lol

  • Jsboogie5

    if you can not afford the phone dont buy it… simple as that

  • Vinh7706

    does anyone know about the stores that will have it in dallas?

  • Vinh7706

    ok update. ALL TMOBILE STORES ARE GETTING BOTH COLORS TMRW. i got an email from a rep.

    • CRT24

      Nope, you got bad information.

      • Vinh7706

         how? its an email from tmobile themselves

        • Get_at_Me

          Not true…only 16gb blue available on 6/21

  • tmo_rocks!

     NO STORES WILL HAVE WHITE TOMORROW…and yes i meant to capitalize that…no stores will get them til July and no date has been set, yet….32GB release date is also unknown

  • Marage19

    I am so frustrated.  I called and spoke to a TMO rep that said it would be available online at midnite ET.  So I hopped on the computer logged in for 30 minutes to find no S3.  I call in and the rep advises that there is no information indicating time of release.  I think the TMO reps are having fun being able to lie and get away with it.  The rep advised the agent didn’t put in the notes she told me an exact time, just that I wanted to know the date of launch.  GRR!! 

    • tmo_rocks!

      most stores should get their shipments next week….just call your local store and get on the waiting list…calm down, it’s just a phone

      • Vinh7706

         the reps say all stores get it tmrw

      • Marage19

        The point is not that it’s a phone. It’s about a reputable company (and I use the term loosely) lying. Btw there aren’t any stores within a 4 hour radius. People out here must have the right idea..other carriers.

        • LehighNewb

          If you are assuming that the reps are purposely lying to you than you have no idea what it is like to work in customer service. The information they are given can be changed several times in a day. The rep at the time might have had info saying a midnight release and than later a rep gets newer info saying no information. 

        • Marage19

          Sounds again like tmobiles problem. I’d call that an internal area of opportunity.

        • Mr.GetDown

          You sound like you might know what it takes to run a cell phone company… you should start one and let us all know how that goes for you…

        • davedsone

          Yeah, I’m going to BET it’s only Tmo that does this, and you will be super happy with the service at one of the other carriers.  So many good stories about Verizon’s love for their customers.  Have fun over there.

  • Jvf251991

    Everyone here is just saying what they think is gona happen lol but nobody has concrete information 

  • in2android

    Hey guys i was able to get the device earlier tonight for 370 out the door… pricey but worth it… check my youtube video by searching “T-mobile galaxy s3 should be available @ all retailers”

  • Paulwall2234

    there is only 3 stores in michigan getting the phone on the 21. the other stores will have it by the 27th ;(

    • Edy6401

      do you know wich ones?

      • Paulwall2234

        I know all the metro detroit stores will get it on the 27th. i know the saint clair shores store has a short waiting list, I suggest going /calling there to get in line for one. 

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

       thats not true.

  • Ashido480

    Guess I won’t be getting my phone until July, I hate the blue one

  • Jmtztech

    if you are going to be in dallas. the store on buckner n Garland rd is going to have the device. not all stores are getting the phones. they only picked a select few locations across the US. Its not T-mobile’s fault. just Samsung did not think that they were going to have such a high demand for the device. same thing happened to sprint. they pushed there release date back to the 27th,

  • Njcmiddle

    Mn. St. Louis park TM 25 tomorrow
    .

  • tomnewtn

    I guess this is a device that’s sure to catch fire! (see what I did there?)

  • LehighNewb

    I find it kind of terrible that samsung was saying the phone will be $199.99 but than the carrier goes and ups that. While I understand they are trying to make up for cost on their end it just looks bad. 

  • Arvin

    no pebble blue for upgrades if you want 16 gb and no 50$ rebate, Thanks tmobile appreciate the love for the loyalty….

    • davedsone

      I was waiting to get one… as soon as I got wind of the price and lack of any MIR I just called Tmo and said “Hey, Best Buy has the One S for $99, I don’t want to deal with them, can you match it?” and they did.  I like the SGS 3, but that’s a lot of $$$ for it.  I love the One S, really nice phone.  Just don’t feel like paying for a “premium” device that is nearly identical to the one I got for $99.

  • Gac

    Its in Tmobile website now

  • Devinlking

    The no MIR was the killer for me and no free shipping smh..

    • Ikhtiaralam

       Walmart’s cap for smart phones are 198.00 so they’ll be selling the Galaxy for that price. They’ll be getting most their shipments on the 27th so stay on the lookout.

      • Arvin

        this is not true wallmart has no cap for smartphones don’t spew bs. They are charging 250 for one s for upgrades i have the link up. 

        • Ikhtiaralam

           Actually, no they are not. I’m in Dallas/Fort Worth. Every Walmart I went to today has lowered the GSII to 99 and Every One S is 198 also.

        • Ikhtiaralam

           I’m going tomorrow morning to actually upgrade two of my lines. One for the One S and one for the GSIII. I’ll post a receipt of my purchases.

        • Ikhtiaralam

           Just so you know, in-store and online are completely different markets for Walmart.

        • KingJamez

          I work there in the electronics and wireless area and there is no limit on the phones.

        • Ikhtiaralam

           I’ve done research and actually gone to Walmart myself.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro TMo, click here

    Upgrades are live now, and they have the blue and white version 32gb in stock for 379, white 16gb…but NO blue 16gb on my upgrade. HMMMM

  • Bigjokerjoe

    same here

  • http://www.facebook.com/melvin.alliowe Melvin Alli-Owe

    apparently you only get the $50 rebate if your a new customer a so its gonna be $329 for 16gb &  $379 32gb..i’ve been looking forward to getting this phone in my hand but for this price..its kinda ridiculous..c’mo tmobile

    • Bigjokerjoe

       not to mention the fact that they shit the bed when it comes to availability. Well more likely Samsung shit the bed. How are they surprised and unprepared that demand for this phone was gonna be through the roof? Phone was absolutely the most anticipated of the year.

    • CRT24

      You will get the rebate on upgrades if you are at full discount

  • TickedOffInOR

    I can tell you this: Having T-Mobile wanting to charge way $329-$50 MIR=$279, instead of $199 ($149 at Amazon Wireless and Target) is seriously making me reconsider staying with T-Mobile.

    You can be CERTAIN I’ll be looking at other providers, thanks to that bit of high seas piracy. I’m leaning toward jumping ship at this point… AT&T, Sprint and Verizon are all valid options now. I’ll be comparing the price of everything, too, not just the phones. But yeah, that’s way too much of a markup compared to everyone else on the S3….

    • Mr.GetDown

      Make sure you compare apples to apples…