T-Mobile Announces Galaxy S III Retail Availability For June 21st

Well, this week is certainly starting off right as T-Mobile announces their own Galaxy S III variant for a June 21st launch. T-Mobile’s press release indicates the Metallic Blue and Ceramic White color will both be available at T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers nationwide, and at www.tmobile.com on Thursday, June 21st. I have to say, that while our information indicated a June 20th launch, I can’t remember the last time T-Mobile launched a phone on a Thursday so they are really pulling out all the stops for this one. Unfortunately, no pricing or size information is available through the press release though we expect T-Mobile to announce those details as we get closer to the 21st.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of T-Mobile’s fastest 4G smartphones, taking full advantage of T-Mobile’s HSPA+42 network. Combining a snappy Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor with 1.5 Ghz Dual-Core CPUs and lightning-fast network speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network, customers can quickly and easily share photos and videos to a compatible TV or other Galaxy S III devices.

Delivering a powerful entertainment experience, the Samsung Galaxy S III features a beautiful 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, which allows customers to watch HD quality movies on their device. Additionally, making “capturing the moment” even more amazing, the device is equipped with an advanced 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and zero shutter lag as well as a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.

Sign up for more info at T-Mobile.com.

 

Full Press Release:

T-Mobile to Debut the Samsung Galaxy S III on June 21

Latest in Galaxy S series brings fast group sharing and on-the-go entertainment all running on America’s Largest 4G Network®

BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 4, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., the No. 1 mobile operator brand in Samsung Galaxy S sales, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide,1 announced the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S® III. Starting June 21, T-Mobile® customers will have the opportunity to own one of the most innovative smartphones in the market to date, joining the popular Galaxy S family of devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of T-Mobile’s fastest 4G (HSPA+ 42 technology) smartphones. With an intuitive design, the Galaxy S III enables customers to share photos, videos and more effortlessly to a compatible TV or other Galaxy S III devices. Featuring a beautiful 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy S III packs a powerful entertainment experience allowing customers to watch HD movies and TV shows, download apps and securely browse the Web at lightning-fast speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network®.

“We have a tremendous history of working with Samsung to bring cutting-edge devices to market, and we know our customers are excited to get their hands on the Galaxy S III,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “As we continue to aggressively compete, this device is yet another example of how T-Mobile delivers amazing devices and 4G experiences to our customers.”

Galaxy S III Key Features

·         Connecting and Sharing: Imagine shooting a video with a group of friends and being able to share it immediately with others in the group. The Galaxy S III enables group sharing via Wi-Fi Direct so that content such as a video or photo on one device can easily be shared with up to five other Galaxy S III devices. That same video or photo can also be viewed by the group on a compatible big screen TV, such as a SmartTV, using  AllShare®. With an advanced 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and zero shutter lag and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, the Galaxy S III will capture beautiful HD videos and photos that are perfect to share.

·         Entertainment: Whether waiting for an appointment or commuting on the bus, customers can take in the latest action movie in full HD from Samsung Media Hub or catch their favorite TV show with T-Mobile TV in Mobile HD2. Images appear crisp and clear on the Galaxy S III’s 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, bringing entertainment to life on the device. In addition, customers can choose between 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory, and have the option for expandable memory via a MicroSD slot, providing plenty of storage for downloading movies, music, games and other apps. Featuring Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon S4 Processor with 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPUs and 2GB of RAM, the Galaxy S III also offers a large, 2100mAh battery to power hours of on-the-go entertainment.

·         Productivity: For customers who want to use the device in their business and personal lives, T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III offers a suite of security features delivering enterprise-friendly capabilities. From syncing corporate email, calendars and contacts to providing on-device encryption, the Galaxy S III makes it easy to maximize efficiency and productivity for enterprise users. T-Mobile customers also have access to Wi-Fi Calling and the Smartphone Mobile HotSpot feature ensuring easy and reliable connectivity while on the road.

Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to arrive in a metallic blue or ceramic white color at T-Mobile retail stores and select retailers nationwide, and at www.t-mobile.com starting June 21.

To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S III, visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s3.

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  • Great way to start the morning, lol. Working remote today in my sweats, and reading good news. Woohoo!

  • is it 1.5dual core with 2 gb ram ? 

    • Someone didn’t read the press release!

    • in2android

      Yea… It stated 2gb of ram.

  • day One purchase! – D  I really hope there’s a pre-order but then again I suppose that really doesn’t matter now.  : )

  • ThC23

    So both Blue and White will be available June 21st??

  • World domination!  Get ready!!!

  • Matt

    I absolutely love my One S…. but this may sway me…..

    • mreveryphone

      I love mine too, but its getting sold on the 20th

    • souggie

      i hear you Matt, I am considering returning my one s as well…

  • noobie

    will be free thru retention begining AUGUST 2012 . NEVER PAY EVEN $199.99 for this for upgrade.

    • This is why companies fail at times, people lying about leaving or threats. I would love to hear tmo tell some of those people to just take a hike.

      • LEO

        They do…thats why they lose hundreds of thousands of customers each quarter —4 years running!! & are dead last

        • So are you a supporter of this great company? I am Because its not how you start, but how you finish.

        • So are you a supporter of this great company? I am Because its not how you start, but how you finish.

    • impasse

       how do you know this?  what is currently possible to get for free through retentions?

    • Please verify where this information is coming from.  Thanks.

      • He can’t verify it, he’s making an assumption that in a few months if someone complains enough retention will give them the phone for free.

    • Vim

      Wishful thinking.  August is too soon for a top shelf phone like this one.  Maybe for Halloween or Black Friday… 

  • Surfer01

    Anyone know if we will be able to use google wallet.  Sprint says there version will have it, and i love the app on my unlocked GNex.

  • nathan118

    Why are people jumping on this over getting a Galaxy Nexus? Not trolling, just want to hear the justifications. If it’s about upgrades, you can use your upgrade to get an S3, sell it, and use your profits for a Galaxy Nexus, so that argument is fairly moot.

    What is it about the S3 that is better than the Galaxy Nexus? Who is really going to notice the faster processor and more ram? Personally, the only thing it has, that I’d want, is the microSD slot. Not a thing else.

    • Not everyone wants a nexus, that’s all. While others respect your views on the nexus, they might just want the s3. I have a nexus, but I’m getting an S3 as well.

      • nathan118

        I realize that…which is why I asked people what about the S3 made them want it over the nexus.

        • None

          I personally like overlays and that is the reason I would pass on a Nexus.  I am not a fan of plain ICS but that is 100% subjective (which is what you wanted to know).  While ICS definitely stepped up their game in the interface, in my personal opinion, it cannot beat the beauty of touchwiz or sense.  I have 2 apps from the market (facebook and twitter) and the rest of my phone is the same way it came out of the box.  So, in my case (and probably many others) the assumtion that sense or touchwiz may have lag or compatability issues does not apply, and why I choose an overlay.  If I were someone who had 50+ apps on their phone, I would probably be Nexus all the way to fight lag but that is just not my current usage pattern.

    • TheReder

      Faster processor, more RAM, SD expansion, 42mbps, better camera, better battery, etc.

    • spartanjet

      Larger screen, more ram / storage memory / SD slot, capasative buttons rather than menu buttons on screen (plus a nice physical button), faster processor, faster GPU, and HSPA+ 42 support are some of the reasons off the top of my head.  I can understand that its also going to be much more expensive than the Nexus so it might not be worth it to everyone.

      • jon

        I respect the storage argument and the faster processor and HSPA+42 but get the hell outta here with the nasty capasitive button…lol. those do nothing but cause the devices form factor to be larger than is necessary. I love the way mine disappear when watching videos on my GN. Plus, from a pure aesthetic point of view those buttons on the face of a device are so damn ugly. Buttons should have been out with the BB Pearl..lol. They are dying that slow death but like the physical keyboard before it; it will too be gone.

        • frank

          I’m pretty sure the bezzel on the galaxy nexus is still  bigger than the galaxy s3’s.

        • jon

          Nope. Try again. The bottom bezzel on my GN is about the width of my pinky (and I will admit I’m a dude with small hands.) I just watched a side by side comparison on you tube and the bottom bezzel on that s3 is easily the width of my thumb…plus let’s not forget my on screen buttons move with the device as its rotated a full 360. It makes for a nice natural feel. I get that people are terrified of letting them go. I was a physical keyboard slut. I did not want to let them go. But as screen size grew the transition to on screen had to come. Now, I wouldn’t think of going back to a 3.5 in screen with a physical keyboard.

      • Spanky

        Larger screen is debatable. 0.15″ difference won’t be noticeable.

      • Spanky

        Larger screen is debatable. 0.15″ difference won’t be noticeable.

    •  Bigger battery, 2gb RAM, 42mps (of course that is debatable as most people don’t get anywhere close to that but I can get up to 18kmbps at the most), better camera, SD expansion,

    • nathan118

      I’ve got the 2000mah extended battery, so that’s pretty much a wash. I’d rather have on screen buttons, and 4.65 is plenty big for me. I don’t think I’ve ever hit 21mbps, so the 42mbps doesn’t matter to me much.

      Extra storage is big though. Camera would be next for me. cpu/gpu will probably hard to tell on a daily basis. Still think I’ll take upgrades and stock Android though.

      Thanks for the calm replies. I’m sure there are some people weighing the two.

    • Lehgo

       The deal breaker for me here is the T-mobile Wifi-Calling. The unlocked GNexus currently does not have it

    • Dumbazz

      Sorry pal but your GN is getting CRUSHED!
      I know it’s shocking that Samsung didn’t stop making Android phones after the GN.

    • Dumbazz

      Does it also stress you out that the entire human race doesn’t dress like you, drive the same car, or eat the same food as you?

      • nathan118

        I see you are living up to your name. You might notice the grown-up responses other people made. Perhaps you could learn a thing or two.

    • whiteiphoneproblems

      a) Don’t care for the physical design of the GN; prefer this phone’s design.
      b) Not so into the look & feel of stock Android; prefer Touchwiz, and especially some of the features it adds (such as quick Settings toggles in the Notification shade).  Willing to sacrifice a future upgrade to [whatever comes after Jellybean] in order to have the perks of TW.
      c) Bought the Nexus One when it launched, and had to return it due to defects; dealing with Google and HTC on that was a BAD experience. Prefer to buy a phone from TMO, so that if there are issues, they will swap it out with a replacement right away. (And I buy phones full price.)

  • Auser72

    Great News!!!!! Still leaning toward Galaxy Note, but it’s going to hard waiting with snatching up one of these in white.

    • Auser72

      Without

  • jobber99

    So what will happen to the one S price? Dropto$199 as well?

    • Vim

      T-Mobile hasn’t yet announced its price for the GS3.  If they end up charging more than $199, then it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve charged more than the other carriers. 

  • Taron19119

    This is going to be like apple everyone is going to be lining up I wanna know if all 5 us carriers is getting the same hardware then well it be like apple and be packed in a samsung box and not a carries brandy box

  • mreveryphone

    since both colors will be available at launch i might just pick the white one up. Decisions, decisions

  • daghost

    Please no stupid mail in rebate

    • They used them in their father’s day promotion this weekend. It’s advertised as ALL 4G phones are free. Didn’t see the fine print the said after mail-in rebate.

  • xSAVAGEx

    I noticed the GSII at Walmart increased $50 to $198. Does this mean that the GSIII is going to be $ 259

  • good job T-Mobile

  • Dynarace

    Come on TMO – let us preorder like the other carriers!

  • Teamxcelap2

    Please change the format of the blog back! No matter what device I use to view it, it never fits the screen! I don’t know what you changed, but please change it back.

    • Frigadroid

      Ditto, I know my vibrant is a dinosaur but yeah you would think it could navigate a blog. I’ve also tried all the settings to do with font and view yet still no dice on fit. Sometimes I can’t even get past the add without a “x” for close :-(

    • I don’t know if it should be all that difficult, can you email me a picture of what it looks like? david@tmonews.com

      • MarcusDW

        Yeah it’s all jacked up on my phone too David.

      • MarcusDW

        Yeah it’s all jacked up on my phone too David.

      • jon

        I think what they are trying to explain is the “mobile” look and layout is gone. It does have a tablet layout even on smart phones…it doesn’t bother me much and it looks great on my galaxy tab 10.1

        • The “mobile” look is gone, now it’s supposed to scale the articles based on the size of your screen. If it isn’t working, I definitely want to know about it. Complaining in the comments helps, but it doesn’t really let me know what the problem is all the time. Please, email me WITH pictures to david@tmonews.com so I can have someone look at it.

        • Carloslacend

          Well I told David that the representative had told me 21 or 23 and you said that was impossible. It turned out on 21 so I think you should apologize to anyone lol

        • They haven’t launched a phone on a Thursday in I don’t even know how long. At the time, what I said was in fact, the best possible educated guess I could make. I stand behind what I said. Right or wrong, it seemed the most logical answer at the time.

        • Carloslacend

          David Ok we’ll see what day will be. Another thing I wanted to know. The note will s3 or s4 snapdragon? I ask because the note in an older phone and tmobile will launch 2 or 3 weeks after the most anticipated smartphone of the year. I think we should bring s4. But who knows tmobile is giving us many surprises

        • What do you mean what day will be? They announced it for the 21st, we don’t have to sit around and talk about it anymore. My point was that in recent history, they haven’t launched anything other than a Wednesday or Friday, which was my intel pointed at a Wednesday.

        • Carloslacend

          Sorry david. Is to see that tmobile has changed. Or the person in charge of the dates and other things no longer work for tmobile.

        • The “mobile” look is gone, now it’s supposed to scale the articles based on the size of your screen. If it isn’t working, I definitely want to know about it. Complaining in the comments helps, but it doesn’t really let me know what the problem is all the time. Please, email me WITH pictures to david@tmonews.com so I can have someone look at it.

    • egorre

      i think it’s because of those huge verizon ads.

    • egorre

      i think it’s because of those huge verizon ads.

    • HelloJello

      My sensation displays it just fine aside from the Verizon adds, they take up the whole screen and I can’t hit the little exit mark because it isn’t displayed so I am forced to reload the Page.

  • Hi

    I wonder how much upgrade price will be? I was eligible for an upgrade
    last month. The Samsung Galaxy S II is showing $249 upgrade price right
    now

    • mrsbelpit

      I’m thinking the price of the S2 will go down, and this will be 249, maybe 199 with a rebate. I pay retail, though, so I hope it’s not more than $600.

      • Jtothada

        When you buy the phone retail, is that considered a upgrade?

      • Jtothada

        When you buy the phone retail, is that considered a upgrade?

        • mrsbelpit

          If you’re on a Value plan and you buy it from the carrier, they’ll renew your contract. If you buy it from Amazon or something they won’t.

          If you’re on a classic plan, no, it’s not going to burn your upgrade.

        • no, its not

        • no, its not

    • julio cesar

      it would be $297.00 plus $18 dollars upgrade fee and taxes.

      • julio cesar

        and $50 back in rebate.

  • LEO

    Idiots issue press release without the pricing info like every other carrier. CUSTOMERS CARE ABOUT PRICE..IF PHONE IS SAME ON ALL CARRIERS, PRICE MATTERS!

    • Peter

      I second that.

    • Auser72

      Is it really that serious???? Just asking.

  • Acnjr28

    Great to hear! At the end off the day, its not just a win for Samsung but for the entire Android platform. IMO iOS is heading down hill.

    • They started that a long time ago, lol.

      • Acnjr28

        Yeah you’re right. lol

      • Acnjr28

        Yeah you’re right. lol

    • Vim

      Some of Apple’s new Siri commercials are just plain horrid.  John Malkovitch comes across so creepy in the ad that it had me picturing a lonely and pathetic Hannibal Lecter with nobody to talk to except his iPhone because he’s eaten all his friends.

      • Spanky

        I find it odd that they are using Siri to push the iPhone. That commercial with Zooey Deschanel is downright lame.

      • None

        If you are a Malkovitch fan, that is sorta what you expect from him.

  • Acnjr28

    Great to hear! At the end off the day, its not just a win for Samsung but for the entire Android platform. IMO iOS is heading down hill.

  • Vim

    This is going to kill One S sales.  HTC better have something more competitive waiting in the wings for T-Mobile like a 2 Gig One X if they want to stay competitive. 

    • The One S is no punk, and while I somewhat agree the One S will still sell to those that want a smaller screen. But only time will tell, both are really nice phones.

      • Vim

         The 1S will probably sell ok in stores as long as it’s priced at least $50 less due to its smaller, sleeker look.  But if they’re the same price, the GS3 will beat it up and steal its lunch money. The GS3 has too many features the 1S is missing, and if someone bothers to turn them both on and look at them both side by side, the screen on the GS3 is much better.  As far as the internet is concerned, the GS3 will overwhelmingly dominate online sales. 

      • Vim

         The 1S will probably sell ok in stores as long as it’s priced at least $50 less due to its smaller, sleeker look.  But if they’re the same price, the GS3 will beat it up and steal its lunch money. The GS3 has too many features the 1S is missing, and if someone bothers to turn them both on and look at them both side by side, the screen on the GS3 is much better.  As far as the internet is concerned, the GS3 will overwhelmingly dominate online sales. 

    • spartanjet

      I’m sure the One S will sell fine.  Heck every time one of these large screen beauties come around you have a ton of people complaining its too big for them and whatnot.  Choice is good not every phone should be large (and not every one small thank god).

      • Vim

        The size difference is less than half an inch.  Most people who think the GS3 is too big will also say the One S is too big.  Most people who like smaller phones tend to want them in the 3.5 to 4.0 inch range. 

    • sharklover

      If the price is the same I suspect the SG3 would sell 10 to 1. I have a One S that I am returning.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Nice, finally Samsung didn’t allow ugly carrier logos in the front face of the devices.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Nice, finally Samsung didn’t allow ugly carrier logos in the front face of the devices.

  • souggie

    Ok screw it …I love HTC to death, but Goddamn those gs3 specs are to good to pass up….I’m returning the one s….*deep breath*

  • Mfor33

    So if I own a htc amaze….this phone really is not worth getting….only difference is 1gig of ram?? That’s not worth a two year contract

    • MarcusDW

      lol

    • Sluma

      sure why not…Whatever helps you sleep at night.

    • Sluma

      sure why not…Whatever helps you sleep at night.

    • Jesse Warwick

       the difference is a an s3 vs s4 processor, 1gb ram vs 2gb of ram, 4.3 in screen vs 4.8 in screen, 540 res vs 720 res, 1800ish mah batt vs 2100mah batt…… wait this phone has more differences then similarities down to the UI

      but if you don’t care then don’t buy it. I like new things so I will buy it but I certainly don’t need to upgrade my sII…. in that sense I can still be running my old g1

      • MarcusDW

        Well said.

    • Jesse Warwick

       the difference is a an s3 vs s4 processor, 1gb ram vs 2gb of ram, 4.3 in screen vs 4.8 in screen, 540 res vs 720 res, 1800ish mah batt vs 2100mah batt…… wait this phone has more differences then similarities down to the UI

      but if you don’t care then don’t buy it. I like new things so I will buy it but I certainly don’t need to upgrade my sII…. in that sense I can still be running my old g1

    • Jaygqitalia

      The Amaze is better then the ONE S. I just got one 2 months ago. I plan on holding on to it till probably the end of the year and seeing whats coming out. 

  • Mfor33

    So if I own a htc amaze….this phone really is not worth getting….only difference is 1gig of ram?? That’s not worth a two year contract

  • Codey Fujita

    This is great. By the time I hit full upgrade eligibility in November, there will be several SICK phones out. And having been out a couple months, I should hope to be able to flex my 9+ year tenure to get pretty good pricing on either the SG3 or One S!

    • None

      You don’t have to flex your tenure, the price will be right on the website.

  • Codey Fujita

    This is great. By the time I hit full upgrade eligibility in November, there will be several SICK phones out. And having been out a couple months, I should hope to be able to flex my 9+ year tenure to get pretty good pricing on either the SG3 or One S!

  • Which way is Up?

    Very cool, Samsung and T Mobile!

    Although I’m not a Samsung fan, the specs are nice and T Mo looks to be 2nd in line to offer it to its subscribers.

    Cheers!

  • Which way is Up?

    Very cool, Samsung and T Mobile!

    Although I’m not a Samsung fan, the specs are nice and T Mo looks to be 2nd in line to offer it to its subscribers.

    Cheers!

  • fixxmyhead

    damn that s4 chip. we need choices. i hate that all high end phones are coming out with the s4

    • Johnny Brown

      Just think of it this way, how many phones are released with 2GB of RAM? Which will mean you can do more things more efficiently with the extra memory…

    • Johnny Brown

      Just think of it this way, how many phones are released with 2GB of RAM? Which will mean you can do more things more efficiently with the extra memory…

  • UMA_Fan

    So great to hear the white version will be available immediately.  REALLY surprised about no carrier branding on the front.   I hope T-Mobile is releasing the device before anyone else.

    • Johnny Brown

      I was kinda surprised about that myself… I wonder why they don’t do that more? Unless you have a cover on your phone, most people are only going to see the backside of the phone anyways. So what better way to know what carrier you’re flaunting than to have the branding on the backside.

      I’m also glad to hear they are releasing the white alongside the blue… I’m not sure if I could have waited the extra week or two they were projecting…

  • Cashman

    Lets see, the GS2 is still priced at $280, I have a feeling tmo will eaisly charge over $300 for this device while other carriers will charge 200

  • Cashman

    Lets see, the GS2 is still priced at $280, I have a feeling tmo will eaisly charge over $300 for this device while other carriers will charge 200

    • None

      * sounds like tmo to me *

  • Santiago Burgos

    Heading to the UPS office later today to process my One S return. 
    Will either get this or the iphone if announced at WWDC with Tmo availability. 
    Great timing!!

  • Santiago Burgos

    Heading to the UPS office later today to process my One S return. 
    Will either get this or the iphone if announced at WWDC with Tmo availability. 
    Great timing!!

    • souggie

      Me too!

    • IPHONE????

      • Good luck waiting for that iPhone announcement, in 2013.

        • Right. There is a serious conspiracy going on with tmobile getting the iPhone, and I just don’t think it’s gonna happen. Boost mobile and cricket are getting, but we can’t have it! Ahahahahahjahahahahahahahahaha, something is NOT right here.

        • GinaDee

          I know it’s funny how a large global brand like DT can’t work out a reasonable deal with Apple for its US subsidiary. 

          DT sells the iconic device with all it’s other international T-Mobile units. 

          I understand that Apple commands a premium but customers want it and T-Mobile USA would likely sell a lot given her awesome rate plans. 

          I could imagine them hooking a lot of Value Plan users on a new iPhone 5.

        • Dakota

          :Tmobile looks like a joke to the average consumer when Cricket and Boost are getting iPhones and Tmobile can’t.  Like you said, DT has it in other markets and meanwhile things like Alaska Mobile or C Spire offer iPhones?

        • Dakota

          Cant DT make an overall deal and buy a certain # of iPhones across all their divisions…Theres more than meets the eye here – theres something else going on as to why Tmo doesnt have the iPhone…but despite all you TMo Fanboys saying it doesnt matter…it does matter to a lot of people.  Not just to those who want an iPhone…but also just from an image standpoint.  Tmobile already is #4 in postpaid customers (and lately in customer service) and when Cricket gets an iPhone and Tmobile doesnt, it just makes TMo seem like its on a lower tier of carrier…then add to that the fact that TMo won’t have LTE till 2013.  Yes, you’ll say their HSPA is just as fast but again we’re talking about CONSUMER PERCEPTION AND BRAND – To consumers LTE – the latest, greatest, fastest data and the headline is “Tmobile won’t have it till 2013 at the earliest while Verizon and ATT already have it – and Sprint is building it out.”  You can’t be blind just cuz you love Tmobile..They need to make sound business decisions

  • Johnny Brown

    I’m LOVING it! I was totally thinking I’d have to wait until July for the white! Sweet!

  • Santiago Burgos

    I just can’t deal with the plastic casing and toyish camera look..its gonna be a tough transition coming from the gorgeous One S…

  • MarcusDW

    One of the best things about the phone remaining exactly the same is the options we’ll have when it comes to our cases.  I couldnt find the style of kickstand case that I wanted for my GS2 but I’ve already gone and ordered one for the GS3!!

    I’ll be swooping this this up on day one!

    • Where did you find a case? I need to order now as well. Share share share, lol.

      • MarcusDW

        Head on over to Ebay homie.  Look up 
        BLACK HYBRID GEL KICK STAND TPU COVER CASE FOR Samsung Galaxy S III 3 i9300

        That’s the one I got for now at least.  I’ll get a premium one later.

    • None

      100% agree.  I have always been annoyed that there is a massive wall of iphone cases in a store like Best Buy and then, assuming there is even 1 case for my phone, it will be black or, well, black. 

      • MarcusDW

        Right! No problem finding an iPhone case in a store. Should be different this time with the GS3.

  • now_onTMO

    White version too? That’s nice..

    So apparently if i don’t upgrade amd buy the phone outright, use the phone with my current contract, my monthly bills stays the same…?? Ugggh.. I was told different before.. I’m not a trolling loser, it’s a serious question about tmobile.. LOL

    • LC

      What were you told before? If you don’t change your plan, it’s going to stay as is…with the same price and everything. What else would you expect?

  • julio cesar

    of course rebate will be part of the process…..

    • Aristroker

      doesnt the rebate cost them a lot in paperwork and processing?  Do they really make a lot of money from people not filling out the rebates and sending them in?  Its the most annoying thing ever

  • Elaracuan87

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I CANT WAIT

  • MarcusDW

    So what will happen to the poor “old” Ice Cream Sandwich running Galaxy S II???

    Is it gonna drop down to $149 or $99 and End of Life??

    • Spanky

      Most likely. The HTC Amaze was EOL’ed about 6 months after release.

    • Bostonsinclair

      They should discount the price and make it the flagship phone for Tmobile Prepaid.  Make it AFFORDABLE and a REAL VALUE FOR A QUALITY PHONE and it will sell like gangbusters for people who want quality prepaid phones…(Like iPhone is doing now with Cricket and Boost and how old iPhone versions were selling for o or 99)…Sell it on prepaid for 399 (like Google did with the Galaxy Nexus) …THAT WOULD BE VERY VERY TEMPTING

    • Bostonsinclair

      They should discount the price and make it the flagship phone for Tmobile Prepaid.  Make it AFFORDABLE and a REAL VALUE FOR A QUALITY PHONE and it will sell like gangbusters for people who want quality prepaid phones…(Like iPhone is doing now with Cricket and Boost and how old iPhone versions were selling for o or 99)…Sell it on prepaid for 399 (like Google did with the Galaxy Nexus) …THAT WOULD BE VERY VERY TEMPTING

  • BillalH

    Shut up and take my Money!!!!!! Just kidding, but seriously its nice to see Samsung listen to the consumers. A lot of people were displeased that Galaxy S2 was out in Europe for months before it came to the United States. And when it did come to the USA, AT&T got it first then Sprint, and finally it came to T-mobile. I also really like how they are calling it Galaxy S3 across all carriers. 

    Now if only HTC did this with the One X then maybe I’d have more choices but as it stands now it looks like I getting the S3.

    • MarcusDW

      They finally got with the program thankfully.

  • Mikeybece

    Ive had the Gnex since December and will be upgrading to the s3 asap.  I do love the Gnex, however no memory card slot has turned into a dealbreaker for me. Its a known issue that the Gnex suffers from random looping reboots that require a master reset. Not a huge deal in normal circumstances, but if theres no sd card and a master reset is performed you WILL LOSE all your media. Luckily I had my pictures backed up thru google+.  Also, I understand the debate regarding on screen buttons vs capacitive/physical buttons. I love the Gnex’s on screen buttons and it looks super sexy being all black with no buttons. HOWEVER, considering those buttons only vanish when watching a video leads me to believe the s3 will offer a better viewing experience due to the screen already being a tad bit bigger AND the entire screen being used for display as opposed to the bottom being taken up by virtaul buttons. just my $0.02

    • souggie

      Cloud storage buddy….

    • Spanky

      I’ve had the GNex since December as well and have never encountered a looping reboot. I’m pretty certain that this issue does not affect every GNex.

      • Skilled_1

        I’ve had my GNex since November and had the looping reboot once. It isn’t pretty. It is somewhat common, but I’m sure that some people don’t have this misfortune.

  • SirMakoto

    any idea on pricing? i’m only 6 months into my 2yr contract with the sgs2. might be interested in buying straight from retail, $549 maybe?

    • Get_at_Me

      $600 atleast full retail….tmo.has a tradein program too that can help ease the pain….or u could sell ur gs2

    • Get_at_Me

      $600 atleast full retail….tmo.has a tradein program too that can help ease the pain….or u could sell ur gs2

      • Getsome

        If not more

  • dkbnyc

    I’ve held off long enough with this LG G2x.  Would have gotten the HTC One but the lack of expanded memory was a deal breaker for me.   I’ve purchase a Sumsung camera and tablet in the last 3 months and I’m very happy with both.  As BillalH said – …take my money already!

    • Getsome

      Once people get used to cloud storage they won’t have to worry about an SD

      • dkbnyc

        I keep movies on my SD card.  Not sure if I want to stream my own movies to my device when I feel like seeing one and wasting bandwidth.  Also, I live in NYC.  The cloud doesn’t extent into the subway.  The cloud is cool for documents and pictures but it will never replace the SD card. 

        • Getsome

          That’s true,I saw tmo Bragging up cell servicing the subways recently, and is that not accurate?

      • Tmobiledatacoveragesucks

        Cloud storage is great…..unless you are on a limited data plan or on Tmobile….which loses data coverage the moment you leave the metropolitan area of most major cities.

      • MarcusDW

        Some game downloads are approaching 1GB these days and as far as I know, you can’t play a game from the cloud.

        • rschauby

          You’re wrong. OnLive has an Android app.

        • MarcusDW

          That’s totally different.  I’m referring to YOUR cloud like Google Drive.  If I moved my 500MB game data onto the cloud, I can’t click on my app and play the game.

          If I buy a whole bunch of large games from the Play Store, I’ll still have to transfer files on and off of my phone in order to play them.OnLive is a cool option though.

        • MarcusDW

          That’s totally different.  I’m referring to YOUR cloud like Google Drive.  If I moved my 500MB game data onto the cloud, I can’t click on my app and play the game.

          If I buy a whole bunch of large games from the Play Store, I’ll still have to transfer files on and off of my phone in order to play them.OnLive is a cool option though.

        • rschauby

          You’re wrong. OnLive has an Android app.

  • Auser72

    Has anyone had any luck lately with retention department on early upgrade.

    • Getsome

      Since the phone isn’t out, and probably not

  • GinaDee

    Sprint is selling the 16GB LTE version for $199.99

    I hope T-Mobile doesn’t pull the ridiculous Bold pricing of $299.99 for the same model and $399.99 for the 32GB version with a new 2 year contract. 

    And how different is “Metallic Blue,” vs. “Ceramic Blue?”  

    • Getsome

      Phone price is only part of the equation, and plan pricing is a consideration as well, and sprint is more expensive

      • MarcusDW

        T-Mobile can’t be having an easy time with explaining that to folks.  

        You may pay $100 less for that Verizon phone but that’s pointless when you spend over $20 a month more for their service.  

        I will be disappointed to see this phone less than $269 after a rebate because TMO needs to get paid.  Why on earth would they charge $199/229 for the GS3 when that’s the same price as the SG2 and it’s worth every dollar STILL.

        • Johnny Brown

          Very true… I’m not one to complain.. I’m just gonna shut up and let them take my money for this bad boy.. Heck, I just might even pay full retail. haha

        • MarcusDW

          TMO has shattered the “standard” $499 price with the GS2/Amaze at $599… I wonder if they will do it again?

          Would you cash out at $649???

        • Johnny Brown

          I’m a T-Mobile supporter and they could use every dime they get, so yea I think I would. Granted, $649 is a little steep, but it’s still not as expensive as if I was splurging on an import.

        • None

          Without the bloat, I would pay $649 for this phone!!

        • Johnny Brown

          Tell me about it! It looks like Samsung has more control over it’s product now that they are the King of Android, so hopefully there virtually none this go around…

        • sharklover

          They would do it to help them stop losing customers and possibly even gain a few. Time will tell but I doubt more than $229. Hopefully it was also be $199 like the other carriers.

      • Spanky

        I am not a fan of Sprint, but their pricing seems to be in line with T-Mobile.

      • THICKPP

        Search online for the employee referral discount code on Sprint and you can get everything unlimited for only 69.99 – thats real cheap but Im worried about Sprints data network…Theyve said LTE will be up m id-2012 but aren’t we in mid-2012 and don’t think they’ve announced that yet.

    • Johnny Brown

      I’m calling $249 and $299 after $50 rebate for 16 and 32GB. That would be suicidal to charge 300 bucks… But I wouldn’t put it past them to do something like that…

    • WIll

      If they go $100 more than Verizon and Sprint, they’re gonna get whacked

  • Legend_Gamer

    david, I am deaf guy and my deaf wife but I am have confuse how much SGS3 upgrade cost? and I am ready upgrade now and my wife got full upgrade want to buy new smartphone since she got too old samsung belond 2 long time year. But I was dropped in water my mytouch slide 3G red. I was called to tmobile serivce and they told me “mts3g was dead” that I buy new smartphone. I am stuck with this mytouch slide 3G red -_- i want to know how much SGS3 upgrade cost? I still think SGS3 upgrade $199 or $250? however My friend woman work in tmobile when I text to her. help me explain please thanks for your understanding.

    • MarcusDW

      The price hasn’t been announced yet but it is more than likely going to cost between $250-300 with a full upgrade.

      My guess is $250 for the 16GB model and $300 for the $32GB model.

  • Legend_Gamer

    how much sgs3 16gb and sgs3 32gb different upgrade cost? thanks….

  • Damiza88

    I wish I could upgrade to this phone right now but I gotta wait until next year to upgrade but I’m waiting for the next nexus phone.

  • Grammatica di Polizia

    Yes!!!! I’m in. I sold my Samsung Galaxy S II so I could get this phone. Got $375 for the SGS II, so that money will help on the hit (I am on Straight Talk that has a Bring Your Own Phone program. So I have to pay FULL “eBay” retail on phones. I can use either a T-Mobile or AT&T SGS III.)

    That’s another nice thing about Straight Talk prepaid, in addition to my paying only $41 monthly for 2.6 GB 4G data, unlimited talk and text, I can choose either a T-Mobile device or AT&T.

    Some things to note: 

    — Everyone who in February predicted a June-July SGS III launch, great job! Turns out those predictions were accurate. Back then I said the SGS III would be what I call T-Mobile’s “summer phone” and it would be launched in conjunction with the Summer Olympics.

    — Care to guess on price, now? I said a few years ago that the “default retail price” for flagship phones is no more than $550, and that the “default subsidized price” is $200.

    Since A) the economy remains tanked; fuel is $4++ a gallon; B) the carrier war is not only the post-paids against each other, but now post-paid v. prepaids; C) Samsung wants to retain its new crown, #1 cell phone manufacturer in world; and D) Samsung wants to actually do battle against the iPhone, my guess is:

    $550 average price full retail; $200 to $250 subsidized. Price will be influenced by carriers seeing what its competitors are charging.

    — I am pleased that T-Mobile (and others) did NOT go the route of HTC, specifically with a closed battery and memory. The phone has a user-replaceable battery and a memory slot. I don’t know about others, but those are two critical items for me.

    Since year 1999 I have been totally wireless at home (no land line) so I always have three to four batteries for my phone on hand. (Fully charged, of course.)

    And I love being able to keep files on a number of microSD chips and simply transfer them around from phone to phone. For example, I have about 300 ringtones collected from time to time, wallpapers, file backups, games, apps, and other data. I simply insert the chip into the SGS III and I am good to go.

    — IMO dual-core is PLENTY FAST for a cell phone. So it is good to see all U.S. carriers are going with it. I was concerned that people would dis T-Mobile’s version because it would have a dual core, while others had a quad-core.

    — 2GB of RAM! That is AWESOME. Dual core with 2GB RAM will make this a smoking machine.

    — Absolutely fantastic that it comes with the option of 16 or 32 GB internal memory. Added to a 32 GB microSD, man that’s a lot of memory (I figure about 60 GB usable!!) 60 GB on a cell phone?! That’s more space than some notebook solid-state drives.

    – And a 4.8″ display, pardon while I wipe the drool off my keyboard. I absolutely love Samsung’s SAMOLED displays, starting back when I bought the SGS Vibrant.

    – On the camera, IMO it is good to see the carriers no get caught up on that phony megapixel number we see so often. A good quality 8 MP digital camera is plenty on a cell phone, and IMO 720p true HD recording capability is fine for a camcorder.

    • Mostinterstingmanintheworld

      It’s refreshing to see a good review full of positives instead of the normal hate mail that gets posted here.

    • Mostinterstingmanintheworld

      It’s refreshing to see a good review full of positives instead of the normal hate mail that gets posted here.

    • Hem

      What data speeds are you getting on Straight Talk – They told me they would only support 3G speeds

      • ArcticWolf91

        I believe it goes up to about 10mbps, which is not bad. For a phone do you really need more?

  • Keenan K Stephens

    Hey David, I’m curious. In the last paragraph it states “The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to arrive in a metallic blue or ceramic white color at T-Mobile retail stores…” The “or ceramic white” has got me worried. I was under the impression that both colors would be released on the 21st. I really don’t want to wait until July to get the white one. Any thoughts on that?  

    • jdm4u

      It means both colors will be available, so people can choose the metallic blue or the ceramic white color, not that only one color will be available.

      • Keenan K Stephens

        Sweet! Thanks man for clearing that up for me! Now I’ll just wait for the pre order page to come up! :-)

  • Grammatica di Polizia

    LOL… looks like there is a launch war on the SGS III, each carrier trying to outdo the other (as expected).

    Verizon has announced SGS III preorders commence this Wed., June 6, 7:00 am EDT.  16GB for the “default subsidized price of $199.99, (24 month K) only $50 more for a 32 GB model.

    Like when the iPhone debuted in 2007 with a 4GB or 8GB model, everyone opting for the 8GB, my assumption is that 99.9% of U.S. customers will go for the 32 GB SGS III.

    • Slinky

      Where is Tmobile’s pre-order for the SGS3? 

      • vsukid

        I heard they weren’t doing pre-orders on this phone which really sucks…however they are suppose to have both white and blue colors ready for purchase simultaneously 

        • Brubawil

          Tmob not doing preorders cause instore upgrades are better

    • Slinky

      Sprint’s pre-order starts on June 5th for the SGS3.

    • sharklover

      I very much doubt that. My guess is more than half will buy the 16gb one. Why do you need 32GB in th ephone when you can add a 64GB card for a little more than $60 and a 32gb card for under $30. I will most likely be getting the 16gb one but will have to see what Csotco will sell.

    • PRMaven

      So why does Tmobile not mention price?  If they’re waiting, they better beat the 199 to get some attention…Do a 149 launch weekend promotion and drive some traffic

  • I guess we don’t get a preorder, :( hopefully they put one up. I’m on it if they do, in pebble blue.

    Anyone looking forward to a new color, instead of the boring white. I have enough phones that are white.

  • vsukid

    Last time i checked my “full upgrade ” for a samsung GS2 was 279 but heard it dropped to 249. For a 2yr contract  the GS2 cost 229 which is crap because att is selling it for 99. Moral the of the story …T-Mobile will probably have some ridiculous  upgrade price but I need a new phone so I Guess Ima just suck it up.

    • Spb314

      Different places that carry tmobile phones like best buy usually have better prices. That might be your best bet.

      • Bruthon

        T-mobile has pulled out of the retail store business for now.

        • IRIE4IPIER

          Not in my area.

        • IRIE4IPIER

          Not in my area.

        • ProFlo

          What do you mean? They still sell phones in store and at retail? This is the most inexplicable comment made all month. Right now its a blank nonsensical statement… Care to clarify?

        • ProFlo

          What do you mean? They still sell phones in store and at retail? This is the most inexplicable comment made all month. Right now its a blank nonsensical statement… Care to clarify?

        • None

          Maryland Best Buys do not carry TMO instore.  Neither does my Target and WalMart looks to be fading but not sure.

        • Kevin Orbaker

          Was in Best Buy this weekend. T-Mobile was proudly displayed. You sir, are incorrect…

      • THICKPP

        Amazon usually has the best prices and often has great sales like the frequent .01 sales

      • THICKPP

        Amazon usually has the best prices and often has great sales like the frequent .01 sales

    • Brubawil

      you could migrate to their value plan. and then it will be the standard $200. if thats the release price. It is only because your are on an older plan that the phone is more.

    • THICKPP

      Thats one reason I didn’t sign a  new contract and am hovering on prepaid weighing my options – maybe going to the new iPhone and be done with Tmo once and for all.  Its a lot more expensive to get a new customer than keep an existing one – thats business 101 – yet they refuse to offer existing customers upgrade prices that are comparable to the new customers…And their PR people are boneheads releasing this press release with no price information.  The other carriers said 199/249…this phone supposedly is going to be the same on all carriers – ala iPhone – so customers are going to be looking at price.  (I know they hope to get a second bump maybe with a second price only release but it just seems like yet another bonehead marketing move)…and with them not having LTE, to the casual customer, it gives a perception that Tmobile is LESSER THAN the other major 3…Same with iPhone issue – I even read an article on CNET about this- with every carrier – and now prepaids and small regional ones getting iPhones, it just gives the casual customer the perception that something must be wrong with TMobile when even something like Alaska Mobile gets an iPhone.  And with the new iPhone being LTE, Tmo won’t be compatible anyway.  Maybe in 2014?  Its hard to buy the “Apple is forcing us to buy billions of dollars worth of iPhones” excuse when small regionals and prepaids are getting it

      • Chatter

        I would have disagreed with your comment BUT when a small prepaid carrier gets the iPhone for $900M, you have to wonder what is going on between Apple and Tmo. Perception that “something is wrong with Tmobile” already exists and that is sad.

        • Farhan

          What point are you trying to make? Apple also got $15 billion from Sprint for the iPhone. TMobile has a better strategy in my opinion. They’re upgrading the frequency the AT&T iPhone uses on the TMobile network to HSPA+ by the end of the year giving the AT&T iPhone users an option to move. Plus they don’t have to pay Apple a dime.

      • Chatter

        I would have disagreed with your comment BUT when a small prepaid carrier gets the iPhone for $900M, you have to wonder what is going on between Apple and Tmo. Perception that “something is wrong with Tmobile” already exists and that is sad.

      • Taron19119

        ok first t-mobile dont have the iphone cause there 3g/4g network is useing aws (witch t-mobile is fixing this by end of the year) and apple wont add aws chip to the iphone so affter t-mobile fix this then we well see a iphone on t-mobile and if not then something is up wit t-mobile

      • Acnd

        Tmo is going LTE in 2013 if you bothered to do any research before opening your mouth. As for the iPhone, it is a significantly lower end device than the new S3. Slower, thicker, smaller screen, etc… I can’t believe you fanboys. You cry and cry then you cry some more when your “new” iPhone is the same crap apple has been putting out for years now. So what if Tmo charges a couple bucks more for their phones, I for one can do math and I like my low monthly bill compared to everyone else. So please take your crap to a Verizon, AT&T or sprint site and talk with their fanboys.

      • Acnd

        Tmo is going LTE in 2013 if you bothered to do any research before opening your mouth. As for the iPhone, it is a significantly lower end device than the new S3. Slower, thicker, smaller screen, etc… I can’t believe you fanboys. You cry and cry then you cry some more when your “new” iPhone is the same crap apple has been putting out for years now. So what if Tmo charges a couple bucks more for their phones, I for one can do math and I like my low monthly bill compared to everyone else. So please take your crap to a Verizon, AT&T or sprint site and talk with their fanboys.

      • I don’t happen to think anything is wrong with Tmo for not having the iphone. I’m not into phone bashing but I don’t think they absolutely have to have the iphone or “something is wrong with them.” Maybe they just don’t want to play ball with apple??? I don’t see that as a negative.

        If so many people on t mo want the iphone why aren’t leaving to go get one so they can stop wasting time saying the same thing over and over.

      • None

        Seriously, you name is thick p p??  Too funny

    • Seanmmvi

      ATT plans are a lot more expensive, thats why they can charge less money for their phones, cause they know they have you bent over a barrel and are going to get the money back that they didnt charge you up front for on the phone. Where T-Mobiles plans are cheaper, they have to charge a little but more for the phone. In the end, T-Mobile is a ” for profit ” organization…

  • J-Hop2o6

    Great! Can’t wait to get this. Now the biggest question about the Tmo version is will it support LTE 1700/AWS? If so, it’ll future-proof this device for Tmo’s upcoming LTE network in early 2013. Any info David?

  • J-Hop2o6

    Great! Can’t wait to get this. Now the biggest question about the Tmo version is will it support LTE 1700/AWS? If so, it’ll future-proof this device for Tmo’s upcoming LTE network in early 2013. Any info David?

  • James

    Uh, no quad core then Iphone

  • James

    Uh, no quad core then Iphone

    • IRIE4IPIER

      Shut up you lame.

    • IRIE4IPIER

      Shut up you lame.

    • Alpha

      Haha since when does that make the iPhone a better phone? Like the other commenter said LAME!

    • Seanmmvi

      LOL… you dont even know the difference between a quad core and a dual core, other than quad means 4 and dual means 2….

      you know what, an iphone is perfect for you ;)

    • George

      go ahead, don’t forget to buy a car charger :)

  • Lgbl7192

    Can anyone tell me if this phone will work in Europe… Specifically Croatia. The HD2 works fine but I want to be able to unlock the s3 and put in a croatian sim. Thanks in advance for the help.

  • Lgbl7192

    Can anyone tell me if this phone will work in Europe… Specifically Croatia. The HD2 works fine but I want to be able to unlock the s3 and put in a croatian sim. Thanks in advance for the help.

    • George

      If the same frequencies are used in Croatia, than I would say yes, the only thing you have to do is call t-mo and ask them to unlock your phone for you, otherwise it won’t take a Croatian sim card.

    • George

      In case you haven’t unlocked your sim before, unlocking it on your phone is free service and won’t effect your phone warranty…all you have to do is just call the customer service and ask them to open a sim unlock request for you.

  • JMccovery

    So, performance-wise which would be better, the GS3 or the One S? I’m not trying to start a flamewar or anything, I’m just curious. I was on AnandTech, and the information they have says the GS3 will use the 8960/8260A.

    I was hoping that Qualcomm could’ve brought out the S4 Pro sooner (Adreno 320).

    This leads to another question, since the S4 Pro is launching this quarter, will it power the next Nexus?

  • JMccovery

    So, performance-wise which would be better, the GS3 or the One S? I’m not trying to start a flamewar or anything, I’m just curious. I was on AnandTech, and the information they have says the GS3 will use the 8960/8260A.

    I was hoping that Qualcomm could’ve brought out the S4 Pro sooner (Adreno 320).

    This leads to another question, since the S4 Pro is launching this quarter, will it power the next Nexus?

    • They should be pretty similar in performance. Essentially the same processor, S III has more RAM, but that’s a negligible issue for most people who won’t max out applications usage. S III also has to drive more pixels, a lot more, so the One S would be about the same on the GPU front too, since they have the same GPU.

  • MITCHY

    YOU ALL MAKE ME LAUGH.  you’re signing 2 year contracts & by next fall, you’re all gonna be drooling over the new Google Nexus with Android 5.0 Jelly Bean

    • It’s a never ending cycle. When Android 5 and Jelly Bean come out, there will be another series of flagship phones right around the corner. It becomes a non-factor, you have to decide on something at some point. Technology always progresses, there is no proper time or proper product, only the right one for you at the time.

    • Seanmmvi

      if we all waited for the next best thing before the ” current best thing ” is out, we’d all still have flip phones…

  • MITCHY

    YOU ALL MAKE ME LAUGH.  you’re signing 2 year contracts & by next fall, you’re all gonna be drooling over the new Google Nexus with Android 5.0 Jelly Bean

  • Kevin Orbaker

    Where the hell is my Galaxy Note!!!!???? I don’t care about the S3. I just want the Note. Common T-mo!!! Get with it! I am getting ready to break out of my contract and go to AT&T just for the note.

    • Abc

      You sir are a moron! If you even bothered to read ANY articles on this site you would see that Tmo is supposed to launch it on July 11th. But an idiot like you go ahead and got to AT&T. Enjoy your 300 bill.

    • Abc

      You sir are a moron! If you even bothered to read ANY articles on this site you would see that Tmo is supposed to launch it on July 11th. But an idiot like you go ahead and got to AT&T. Enjoy your 300 bill.

  • Ne0

    Hopefully i can buy 1 in craigslist under $500 after it come out, i got a samsung vibrant just 1 month after launch for $350 in crainglist, i doubt i can get in that price without wait more than 1 year. since phone now cost a lot more retail than it used to despite is still $199 2 years contracts.

  • Bluerave

    PRICE?!?!?!?!?! Where is the fooking price?!?!?!?!?! Big Red and the Not-Now network already have the prices for their phones!!!!! WTF Tmo!!!! COME ON!!!!

  • Grammatica di Polizia

    As I said in the other thread, I predict the full retail at $500 for the 16GB, $550 for 32GB.

    Verizon just announced pre-orders will start on June 6, 7:00 AM EDT. Its pricing on a 24 month contract is $200 – 16GB, $250 32 GB.

    Since T-Mobile is in heavy competition with the other carriers for the same post-paid accounts, and since there’s no variants on the phone between all the carriers, I can’t see T-Mobile pricing the SGS III at higher prices, unless it is just plain ol’ stupid.

    • Farhan

      Sometimes stupid is what stupid does. Check out the pricing of the HTC One X on AT&T ($549) and the HTC One S on TMobile ($599). TMobile is charging more for the One S even though it is not the flag ship HTC One series phone.

    • Khalints

      I paid 500 for my G2X on release day. People back then didn’t know you could pay for the phone full retail with no interest and they would only up your monthly payment 20 or 30 dollars more per month with the chance to pay off the balance on the phone whenever.

      Flash forward to when the GS2 came out, it was 500 retail. T-mobile realized that plenty of people would do the “pay full price but in payments” for a phone and guess what? They RAISED the price of the GS2 from 500 to **600** for no reason at all.

      Moral of the story, t-mobile knows it can make money off its customers one way or another, and that “another” is definitely raising the “retail” price of the phone even above competitors because this product installment plan is gaining popularity due to the value plans.

      I really hope your pricing is correct, but my prediction is 600 for 16gb 700 for 32gb, ala iPhone pricing……

      • UMA_Fan

        From carrier perspectives, they make almost NOTHING on raw phone sales.  The majority of that is going to the MANUFACTURER.  

        If T-Mobile ups the full retail price it’s primary motivation is more than likely to minimize their loss, not so much to PROFIT from it.  Operators make their money from SERVICE REVENUES.  They take losses on hardware in the hope to recoup and profit in people paying their service bills for many many months.

        Your analogy is kind of flawed anyway.  The G2X was still a $500 phone when the Galaxy S II came out.  The T-Mobile GS2 had the dual core S4 and 4.5 inch screen and was one of the first phones ever with HSPA+ 42 AND it had 16gb of internal storage.  The att Galaxy S II skyrocket was priced for about the same which had equivalent specs to the Tmo version but it had LTE.

        • None

          I will not be convinced that they were taking a loss on the G2X, so they raised it to 600.

    • Jaygqitalia

      The galaxy s2 is 599.99 NOW full retail with T-Mobile. Your out of your mind if you think this phone will be 500

      • souggie

        The s2 price retail is going to go down when the s3 hits, all the previous smartphones do

  • now_onTMO

    there really is a trolling loser stalker here…!!

    im leaving this site.. fuuuuck off you crack addict loser!!

  • Grammatica di Polizia

    IMO info that just came out (see below) shows why you will not see any carrier price the SGS III any higher than what the competition is doing. In fact, having the SGS III is kind of a wash. Everyone has the same exact phone.

    So plan pricing and fair polices/procedures are the only enticements a carrier has to win a customer over the competition. In this regard, making the phone available to prepaid customers might make a difference since there’s some of those who will gladly pay $500++ for an awesome 4G prepaid handset.

    Anyway, this just in:

    “Less than 300,000 U.S. consumers turned in their feature phones for smartphones each week in May 2012, estimates analyst Horace Deidu after studying comScore’s latest data. That is DOWN SHARPLY  from the 1.5 million weekly who “traded-up” in November 2011.

    Along with the carriers’ disappointing Q1 smartphone sales, this suggests that U.S. demand for high-end smartphones (and their COSTLY service plans) is finally cooling off. Also of note: Android’s
    smartphone share fell to 50.8%, after months of rapid growth.”

    As I keep saying, prepaid is the way of the future. People are WAKING UP that U.S. carriers are now ripping them off with, for example, by loaning them $300, and getting $1000 to $2000 in interest for that loan.

    (In other words, a major carrier will sell you the SGS III at a $300 discount (the loan) , but then proceed to charge you $1000 to $2000 (the interest) for that loan, that is, ADDITIONAL pricing for the same plan and services that would cost you $984 for 24 months at Straight Talk prepaid.) Even people who don’t pay attention to this kind of stuff can understand those numbers, over a 24 month contract pay $1800 to $2800 at AT&T, or $984 at Straight Talk.

    And people are tired of putting up with, for example, AT&T’s money grab machinations which they see as greedy overreaching. (For example, AT&T has imposed automatic overage charges when you exceed your data plan limit. So AT&T hits you with overage charges on talk, and now data.)

    • I don’t know what kind of pie-in-the-sky dream world you live in, but the vast majority of customers who would do prepaid aren’t sitting on $500-$1000 of cash that they can throw out at one time. It just isn’t the demographic of a prepaid customer today. There are some that do this yes, but it’s a miniscule percentage. Regardless of all of the calculations of savings throughout the life of the contract. Regarding AT&T, neither AT&T not Verizon are hurting for customers or for profit. They both have over 100 million customers each, and they have low to almost no churn. Especially true for Verizon.

      • Grammatica di Polizia

        I notice ALL your comments in here are argumentative and bellicose. You love to disagree with everyone and everything. You obviously fancy yourself as some sort of 21st century digital high seas swashbuckler.

        That’s OK I guess. except that your posts are non-responsive and mostly a compendium of meaningless, irrelevant phrases.

        *end touché*

        • None

          …and your posts are LONG and full of words I have to look up.  :)

  • Taron19119

    i wondet if this phone well come in a t-mobile branded box or a Samsung branded box

  • Doug

    With news that ATT is launching a special RED edition this summer, Tmobile’s marketing department would have been smart to have done a limited edition Magenta version for its loyal TMO customers.  Reading how many of you are blindly loyal to Tmo, I bet you’d buy a Magenta phone.  They better do something to stand out

    • Taron19119

      yeah but att only has 16gs and not 32

      • Johnny Brown

        Right, I’d rather have a 32 gig option than a special red color all day long… 

    • Johnny Brown

      It makes sense that ATT would have a red one, being they are the official telecommunication sponsor of the Olympics.. if I want red (which I find to be a “meh” color for a phone of this stature anyways) then I can just slap on a cover. Outside of white, I’d want black or grey one.

    • Getsome

      Yeah, for I’ll be get righting on a pink phone…..

  • Tlinthagr8

    First of all, the why do people complain about 16gb to 32gb. I guarantee half of your shit on your phone you don’t use. The the average person probably uses only 10 apps occasionally.maybe your upset cuz you can’t get as many songs or movies on your phone but are u gonna listen to all those songs. I probably not I guarantee u skip most of them. If anything, but complain about how the camera is the same or that the front facing camera is only 1.9. With technology the way it is, it should be a 12mp with a 3 or 5 mp Camera.

    • Megapixels mean absolutely nothing in smartphone terms. It’s all sensor size and optics.

    • Santiago Burgos

      ONLY 1.9?! Almost all the other phones on T-mobile have VGA ffcs. 
      A feature phone has the amount of MPs for its main camera. 
      Besides, I saw a video online that says that the ffc can shoot 720p video! 
      I’d say that’s pretty fantastic for a ffc.

  • ABC

    Wth! All the other carriers offer pre-orders except Tmobile. Where’s the love Tmobile?

    • What difference does it seem to make? They aren’t getting the phone ahead of you, it’s just a pre order.

      • Taron19119

        true the last time t-mobile did a pre-orders was in 2010 for the g-2

      • MarcusDW

        He thinks they’ll run out.

        There was NOBODY in line when I bought my GS2 on day one.

        • Get_at_Me

          yeah ppl wont be camping out like they do for iphone launches…i would like to see that however

        • Taron19119

          I well be at t-mobile store at 8 am so I well be first in line for the gs3

        • None

          take a picture of the “line”

        • Taron19119

          i well do that wit my g2 and if it is a line i well send it to dave so he can post it here but i ben wanting this phone for a year befor it was announce i dont want to take any chances of this phone being sold out i got 300 dollars i put up for this phone in february i well be useing my upgrade to get this phone

  • Wantareal4G

    There are no pre-orders plan at T-mobile, per T-mobile corporate employee. I email the customer rep this afternoon about plan to do a pre-order to secure one on the release date. Maybe Amazon preorder then…..

  • Arvin

    im just glad they didnt customize these phones keep the phones looking the same
     

  • CS252

    Should I sell my unlocked samsung galaxy nexus to get this phone?

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      I sold my unlocked and rooted Samsung Galaxy S II to get this phone. So, based on what I did, I would. :)

      And you need to get that thing listed on eBay NOW, while you can get the best price for it.

      • mreveryphone

        I sold my unlocked and rooted note for this phone so I say go for it. Plus there are rumblings of the note 2 so this s3 might get sold for that as well.

  • yonipGS3marblewhite

    yes! uprade my is mid july!

  • josue cifuentes

    what amazes me is that it will retain the “Home” button as its international counterpart..anyone else has thought about that?

    Say No to Bloatware!!!

    • Arvin

      i kinda like it. That means alot of the accessories will be same for all the phones. Its great news. I remember i couldn’t get an otterbox phone cover for SII for tmobile but i could get one for  ATT.

  • Getsome

    I’m sure he lack of customized versions for any of the carriers is not by choice for them, but something pushed by Samsung.. Sort of like the iPhone.. Same basic phone wherever you go. Definitely nothing wrong with it as android phone needs something with some brand and name recognition

  • Liversausage

    i dont know if it is Samsung’s doing, but if it is, i sure am glad that Samsung is pushing for an uniformed phone across the carriers. it annoys the heck out of me that each US carrier has to customize the phone somehow (and not necessary for the better). Google should do the same thing about android OS to the carriers & manufacturers. Google has more power than it realizes. 

  • BigMixxx

    Why must we bitch, whine and moan….lets not forget…

    Samsung has released this device on all of the major networks at the same time.  This is HUGE (IMO).  This is the new standard for devices, now as long as they don’t flood the market with crap devices, then this is a very good move for samsung and manufactures as a whole.

    Imagine, HTC (Sorta) premium device and a Samsung premium device.  This is a good move for T mobile.

    IF you want the device, it’s up to you to pay full price.  I, for one, may actually pay retail for the device, but I’d rather wait to see ‘what’s next’  Will Google Release a nexus device that is on par?  What’s next steps for them.  

    IDK, I don’t think we should whine, I think we should be happy that our carrier is carrying a wanted device….

    • Auser72

      What would a online forum be without bitching, whining, and moaning……LOL. And you are right, this is a major move for manufacturer and all U.S. carriers to be one same page for device release. I see this as a major 1st step in the resolving of fragmented updates also. I am expecting all other manufacturers to follow suit with the release of their premium(flagship)devices.

      • MarcusDW

        I hope with the US phone releasing within a month of the I9300, that will mean our Jellybean update won’t be 3 and 4 months behind either.

    • Get_at_Me

      its about damn time…the timing of the gs3’s launch is perfect b/c there aren’t really any other high profile devices out there to compete….This sorta sux for ATT and Sprint though bc their One X launches got delayed due to being held up at customs….Still not too bad…Perfect launch window for Magenta.

  • Adam Raian

    BIG NEWS: Starting in June, the
    highly-anticipated Galaxy S III will be coming to AT&T, Sprint,
    T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, AND Verizon, with prices starting at $199! http://smgm.us/RLy

  • Acbikerpilot

    So I would assume if no preorder you can order online same day? I will be out of the country that week would like to have one waiting for me.
     

  • Guest
  • It’s not a new color, it’s the lighting in the room.

  • Luizx2004

    meh..still waiting for the HTC One S in ceramic black with red trim….

    • sharklover

      Why? This phone blows it away. I have a One S and I am returning it.

    • niftydl

      The OneS screen is mediocre. I see no reason you would get the OneS, it lacks a microSD slot and easy to replace battery. Also HTC makes it harder to flash custom software, after they stop updating the phone (if ever).

  • Brianb

    Aren’t phones getting a bit too big to be phones?  Might as well make it a tablet if you make it this size.

    • vict0rjr

      I know WTH with these phones so daaamn big specially that NOTE GALAXY so big man. how you put that in your pocket lolz… but again SGSIII I will def compared it to the HTC ONE S and make a desicion ASAP I still have the TP2 since 2009!! need android in my hands alreadii

  • Marc Klein

    It;s funny how AT&T is offering a phone that will have the colors of Red, White and Blue.. So patriotic :)

    • Johnny Brown

      I think it was deliberate because they are an official sponsor of the Olympics this year. This next part is me guessing, but I think because of the exclusive color, then they don’t get a 32GB option… which is a bummer for those who have ATT…

      • Marc Klein

        That would make sense seeing that Samsung is also an official sponsor however the phone could be different colors seeing the Olympic Rings are not just red…

        • Johnny Brown

          To clarify, AT&T is an official sponsor of the U.S. Olympic team. Which explains the red exclusive color. 

        • None

          It would be marketing genius to tie it all together, offering all the colors of the olympic rings.  Need black, green, and yellow and some fancy photoshopping.  Voilla..

        • Johnny Brown

          That would be pretty genius! Though part of me is thinking ‘AWESOME!’ the other part is thinking how well would the green and yellow (and even the red) ones would sell?… I love the color red, but for something like the Galaxy SIII I feel it’s kinda ‘meh’ because I would imagine the sophisticated look of it would be gone and look more like a toy. Though I’d be all over the black one!

          On the other hand, if they made them in very limited numbers, I could see a niche of customers going for it. Heck I still have my Fender Edition myTouch 3G that I paid full retail for because I thought it was cool (at least at the time) and then when they finally updated it to Froyo, it slowed to crawl. But that’s a whole other story. LOL

  • Victor

    The S3 is optimizes for the HSPA+ 42 network but would the same phone work on the proposed TMO 4G LTE of the future ?

    • Y314K

      The LTE ? won’t be answer till some one takes one apart & check the
      structure of the internal antenna…  Since TMobile is not advertising
      it as being future proof…  I would say we will probably be
      disappointed on the LTE end…

  • Y314K

    Great news… Guess I’ll be upgrading a Family member to the White 16GB/32GB before they go to Europe…  Just hope they will unlock it for the trip for free since we are on our second contract…

    Has Samsung confirm full optimization like the Exynos version for smooth software???

    Come one TMobile…   Confirm the $199-16GB/$250-32GB price for us…  The longer u wait…  The worst it looks for TMobile to up the price although everybody else is starting @ $199…  Wonder if they are just trying to sell a few more One S’s & SGII’s at current price before sharing the info…  But is not like not announcing the price is gong to stop those uninformed peeps not upgrade before the SGIII comes out…

    Any new scoops Dave ???

    Once the TMobile SGIII gets unlocked any Sim in Europe should work on it for both Voice & 3G right ???  Since TMobile-Europe makes them include their bands???

  • Y314K

    Those of u waiting for the SG Note might want to either pick up a SGIII to tie u over or just wait till October for the SG Note II….

     http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/google/android/samsung-allegedly-releasing-galaxy-note-ii-in-october/

    Hopefully Samsung will reproduce this years SGIII launch for the SG Note II & no exclusivity or delays between the Europe & US launch…

    I think I am going to get the SGIII & then sell it once the SG Note II gets confirm for release…  Can’t wait for a 5.5″ Phone Tab… Just hope the SG Note II is a full update… Exynos 5…etc…

    • Jdmap

      The Note 1 is plan to be released in July, makes no sense for tmobile to release note 2 in Oct.

      • Y314K

        It does make sense for TMobile to release the SG Note for about 4 months…  Those can be a good deal for 4 months for TMobile…   It’s just a ATT SGII with a modded antenna…  Cheap & easy release for TMobile…  It will help their enterprise/business revamping…

        It would be very bad if TMobile has the chance to release a SG Note II at the same time as any of their competitors & drops the ball….  It will be the opposite of what TMobile is doing with the SGIII release(Sure it might be Samsung forcing TMobile to do the smart/profitable thing)…  TMobile customers left for the SG Note to ATT…  Being late to the party on the SG Note II will just be a reverse course to the good things TMobile is finally doing now…

  • Station

    Since Tmo SGS III will use the S4 chip inside, does that mean it will be compatible with their HSPA+ and T-mobiles LTE (when its up)? 

    Thats how at&t SGS III will work… 

    • Y314K

      It will fully work with 42 HSPA+ USA but the LTE ? won’t be answer till some one takes one apart & check the structure of the internal antenna…  Since TMobile is not advertising it as being future proof…  I would say we will probably be disappointed on the LTE end…

  • souggie

    finally it has fm radio

  • gpt2010

    Why are there Verizon ads on TMONEWS? Isn’t there something wrong with that picture?

    • Ugh, so tired of explaining this. Ads are served based on topic, Google doesn’t distinguish between this being a niche carrier Site.

      • Y314K

         What do u mean this is a niche carrier Site..  I come here for the Gulag…  lol

        Any idea why TMobile is delaying confirming the $199/$250 price for the 16GB/32GB SGIII’s ???  When Samsung hinted @ starting price being $199 on their release ???

  • Samer

    Will this phone have reply all SMS/MMS capbility?
    My ancient WM6 HD2 could do this, but Galaxy S2 can’t.

  • De’Marcus Winbush

    Another crappy T-Mobile phone. Alright!!!!

    • sharklover

      Best phone currently available is scrappy. like to know what you use.

    • Getsome

      Nope, and Samsung makes this…… Unless I’m mistaken.

    • TrevorMadden

      Trolol?

    • Tbyrne

      Another crappy post!!!!

  • Guest

    So is this phone going to be dependent on that terrible KIES software to handle the updates?  That was the biggest drawback for my Vibrant.  KIES was a total disaster.  I will not buy another phone that uses this approach.

    • Jdmap

      Use odin instead.

      • None

        What is that?

        • Guest

          That is the appeal of the Google Nexus.  Real time OTA updates.  T Mobile only cares about you until the moment of the contract / transaction.  The very next day, you may as well be holding a 10 year old phone in your hands.

  • Bryck

    Now it’s time for the Note…..Bring it on!!!!!

  • mydak007

    Will the TMO phone work in Europe on the 800/900 bands?

    • tspx23

      yes

  • John

    I want this. But I also want to see the Note before I make decision on which one I want. Me and my wife’s both are eligible on Aug.6th. Any news on when we will get the Note?? I read July11th. David is this true?

  • tspx23

    Does anyone have the off contract pricing for this? It’s 549.99$ at sprint, if it I might just sell my Note on t-mobile 4g and pick up the S3.

    • How do you like your Note on T-Mobile? I was thinking about buying one, unlocking and loading ICS. LMK how yours worked on TMO. THX 

      • tspx23

        it’s great i love it, best phone i’ve owned so far and i’ve had basically every phone on the market lol. 

        I actually ported a lot of the radios to enable 4g on tmobile on xda; i get faster speeds than i did with my galaxy nexus. 

      • Guest

         or you could wait till it come to this crooked company next month then you wont have  load any roms to make it work and you will be able to get 3 or 4g out of it. If im not mistaken you can only get edge on the att version.

        • tspx23

          the ATT note is t-mobile 4g compatible as i mentioned in my post. the att one is better in my opinion considering updates are pushed out faster, it has an official ics update

  • 16309A

    Always exciting when a new phone comes out!  I hope all of you enjoy this as much as I’m loving my One S!

  • guest

    So I have a question. My contract is over with tmo and I qualify foe full upgrade price but when I check online the GS2 gonna cost me $279. So I’m wondering how much GS3 going to cost me?

  • Guest

    Dave answer my question please. I have Samsung Vibrant and my contract is over as of today but when i look on tmo web site, the GS2 going to cost me $279. so I was wondering what the GS3 going to cost me? Seriously does anyone think tmo going to charge us more than the rest(top 3) networks for the same phone?

    • J-Hop2o6

      GS2 will get a price drop once the GS3 drops. I’m sure it’ll look like this:

      GS2 =  $149.99
      GS3 (16GB )= $199.99
      GS3 (32GB) = $249.99

      Tmo might pull a fast one and hit those with $50 MIR smh.

  • Khundkar

     Why does this say that it is going to have a dual core processor? I thought it is supposed to come with a quad core processor?

    • Carloslacend

      I see you have not read any reports on gs3. Let me tell you all usa versions have dual processor. Only the international version is the one with quad-core processor.

      • J-Hop2o6

         Actually the Euro version will use the Quad Core. US, Canada, Japan, China, and S. Korea will use the Dual core + 2GB RAM version.

    • Hateyou

      Idiot

  • redman12

    HTC should take notes how to release a phone. Don’t play favorites.

    • None

      I know (titan) and Nokia too (lumia900)

  • I want the Galaxy Note, but will probably buy the GS III on release day. That is, if TMO doesn’t price it absurdly. 16GB model for $199 would be perfect, $249 for same I might still do it, $299 and I’m heading to a competitor and saving $100 + corporate discounts.  I’m worried it will be $299 since they’ve been selling the GS 2 for $279 (before that ridiculous $50 mail in rebate). 

    • guest

      I’m guessing its gonna be 299 too. That would be big mistake if they do that

      • Phonebone

        The phone will be $300 with $50 rebate. Now shut up.

    • Pixiejonnie

      I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE NOTE FOR OVER 6 MONTHS NOW. BUT THE S3 HAS SO MUCH MORE STUFF IT CHANGED MY MIND WITH ITS AWESOME SPECS. I’M GETTING THE S3 ON ITS RELEASE DAY AND THEN IF THE NOTE IS WORTH IT ILL LET MY BF HAVE IT AND TAKE THE NOTE. BUT I DOUBT ILL BE ABLE TO GIVE THE s3 UP.

  • Ne0

    T-mobile could had grab the quad core after all they ain’t LTE, now make less appearing.

  • Ole

    (Apple seeks US preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S III) Is this gonna stop the SGS3 being available on Tmobile on the 21st?
     

  • Momakhadmi

    im ok if its 299…. i have the blackberry bold 9930 with Verizon, and they both suck! Verizon has the worst service EVER! and ATT is the most unreliable service EVER! Only reason why i left tmobile was because the price of the phone i wanted, big mistake! Going back to tmobile when this comes out, might pay a little more for the phone, but u get better service and deff a much cheaper service. All in all I cant wait!!!

    • I won’t ever go back to Verizon, but if the GS3 is available fo $199 on Sprint or AT&T I might go for it. I know I qualify for discounts on both that I could use to bring my monthly rate down. I’m a fan of T-Mobile, but I tend to go for the best possible deal and a $299 phone I can get elsewhere for $199 means they will lose me as a customer.

      • Taron19119

        where u get that price from

        • I was just guessing about the price. They haven’t announced it yet.  Other have announced their pricing for the 16GB and 32 GB models.

        • Taron19119

          oh ok cause i got 300 ready and im useing my upgrade so im good i hope im going to be at a t-mobile store at 8 am so i can be first in line

      • sharklover

        I would say there is almost no chance they will sell this for $299. Most likely $199 or maybe $229. This phone is such a big deal that Tmobile may not want to show they charge more for phones. If they charged $299 they would lose a lot more customers which I doubt they want to do.

      • Bukaki

        Changing carriers because a phone is less expensive and not looking at the long term cost of changing to a more expensive carrier has to make you a dumb person.

        • Great, name calling. How superior and intelligent of you. As I said, I qualify for discounts on both AT&T and Sprint. The cost of service would be just about the same over 2 years on either of those carriers as it would be on T-Mobile for me. So, for me, the deciding factor becomes the cost of the handset.

        •  not really true, tmobile has plans that are cheaper without buying the phone through them.  (unlike other cell providers who just have one cost per plan)

          I bought my iphone 1-week used, slapped a tmobile sim into it, and have been paying $50/month unlimited since.

  • Dfireballwow

    Hold up everyone good old Apple up to there tricks again.. They want to add the galaxy s3 to there on going lawsuit with Samsung. I’M SO SICK OF APPLE!!!!

  • farfromovin

    I’m greedy, but I want a 64GB version lol. It’ll probably be a few months before that rolls out. I think I’ll go with a 32GB and a 64GB card. Got about 68GB’s of music I’d like to have on me at all times. The extra space will easily be taken care of with large apps, CWM backups, Titanium backups, a handful of 720p/1080p movies, etc… Not to mention photos and other misc items… Dang, I just need a TB of storage space in my phone (and I’ve been saying that for years now…). But, nonetheless, I’m super excited Tmo is rolling this out. This will perform very nicely on the HSPA+42 network and should suffice for a year or two due to the microSD card slot (are you listening HTC?)

    • souggie

      Dude, your phone is gonna explode

    • Victor_manuel101

      dude how is ur phn still running? thats alot of CRAP!! lolz

  •  Because I travel a lot my phone (Galaxy S II) is my all in one
    multimedia device.  I have about 14GB of music and 22GB of HD movies on
    my 64GB microSD card. Dropbox is impractical, unless I sync everything
    over wi-fi before leaving home but that’s not always the case as it’s so
    much easier to transfer files to the microSD card and go.  I couldn’t
    do what I like to do with the One S so Galaxy S III for me.

    • s10shane

      u do realize the GS3 supports a micro sd card right? the htc one is does not and thats why i returned my htc one s and now im waiting for GS3..

      ” In addition, customers can choose between 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory, and have the option for expandable memory via a MicroSD slot, providing plenty of storage for downloading movies, music, games and other apps. “

  • Emran

    Again Again AT&T beat T-mobile. Here we are dreaming about GS III and AT&T selling it . Shame on T-mobile officials for their poor negotiation as always. You guys can’t get iphone, you guys can’t launch one single phone before AT&T and Verizon. I don’t know what kind of people sitting on the top of T-mobile….. really faustrating for a long time t-mobile user.

    • Jose Hernandez

       AT&T is pre-selling the phone, T-Mobile and Sprint will be the first carriers to actually sell the phone on June 21st. However, T-Mobile is the only carrier to not provide pre-order or price information. Now THAT is what has me upset. Customer service doesn’t even know how much the phone will go for. That is a darn shame!

      • Jeremy Watkins

        I just got back from the Galaxy S III customer event and I was told that it will be $229 for the 16GB version and $279 for the 32GB version.  I asked about the off contract price, but did not get an answer.

        • Why would it be $30 more than every other carrier? That is beyond stupid.

        • Tmo-Fan

          I knooooww!! EFing T-Mo i dont get it… how they doing that to their customers smh to this $229 price…  $199 was just perfect

        • It could be because you pay more than $30 less than competitors per month??? That monthly rate is what T-Mobile has to use to subsidize the cost of the device in the first place.

    • Jose Hernandez

       AT&T is pre-selling the phone, T-Mobile and Sprint will be the first carriers to actually sell the phone on June 21st. However, T-Mobile is the only carrier to not provide pre-order or price information. Now THAT is what has me upset. Customer service doesn’t even know how much the phone will go for. That is a darn shame!

    • Silveroaks909

       yea but the monthly is MUCH cheaper  u can keep att and verizon..Have your phone early and the show it off doesnt mean a thing. Ive been with tmobile for 11 years never leaving.again 5 people on family and 4 have unlimited data for 220 a month GO KICK ROCKS

  • Hotdog

    The S2 is so amazing and I got it at Target brand new for $99 last Nov.  I won’t pay over $199 from Tmobile, I’ll just wait and buy at Target because my S2 with ICS is amazing and the SIII isn’t getting the quad core CPU so basically I’ll only get 256mbs more ram and a 0.6″ larger screen

  • Sailorsam4

    Quick question and it may have been answered already, but are the T-Mobile branded S3’s going to be HSPA+ compatible only, or will they be able to take the LTE signal once that service goes online in 2013?

  • Frankeefuentes

    Walmart is selling the unlock version on their website already. The white one for $849. Galaxy note unlocked for 599. Is that good?

  • Danny

    Is t-mobile only releasing the blue one on the 21st? Hoping white is released simultaneously..

    • I was told by several people at TMo, that the Pebble Blue is exclusive to TMo for now.  They also told me that they don’t have any ‘white’ on the list of inventory.  THANK GOODNESS…I did not want the white.  I can’t wait to get mine this Thursday!  It can’t come fast enough.

      • Arvin

        no….you can pre-order pebble blue from verizon and att right now… 

  • s10shane

    i want pricing on the GS3 already, im surprised there is no leak document on the price yet.. only 2 days left.  returned my One S for this baby.. 

    • Guest

       I’m so lost on the pricing too. I hope they won’t do something stupid

  • thepanttherlady

    I received an email a few minutes ago from a Retailer Associate Manager stating she received an email from TMo that said the device would not be available until 6/27/12. :( White version to be available 2nd week of July. *cries* I’m going to go to call some other stores to see if I can get them to confirm or deny this.

  • Linkshouse_ag

    It’s only a dual core. Going to wait for lg quad core instead.

  • Linkshouse_ag

    It’s only a dual core. Going to wait for lg quad core instead.

  • Guest

    I called a Tmobile store today and I was told that the release date has been pushed to July 1st because of Samsung production issues.  That Tmobile should be making an announcement today – anyone hear the same?