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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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

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

  • http://profiles.google.com/sanil1986 sAnIL ,,, ;)

    is it 1.5dual core with 2 gb ram ? 

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Someone didn’t read the press release!

    • in2android

      Yea… It stated 2gb of ram.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    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??

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

    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.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

      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

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

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

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

          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?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XPZ26YMZKSMYRJKZUL7JDZMTLQ Michael

      Please verify where this information is coming from.  Thanks.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        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.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/TuckerPeterson Tucker A. Peterson

       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

    • http://twitter.com/JiggaC24 Jawon Chance

      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

  • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

    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 :-(

    • http://tmonews.com David

      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

        • http://tmonews.com David

          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

        • http://tmonews.com David

          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

        • http://tmonews.com David

          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.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          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.

        • http://twitter.com/whoareyouxda Christian Starling

          no, its not

        • http://twitter.com/whoareyouxda Christian Starling

          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.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

      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. 

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

      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!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

      IPHONE????

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Good luck waiting for that iPhone announcement, in 2013.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

          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!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

      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.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

          I’m getting the pebble blue, not the white. So I just got the clear and blue one, thanks MDW

        • MarcusDW

          NP  Let me know if you come across a good quality case WITH a kickstand.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

          Okay, thanks.

    • 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