(Updated With Top 29 Markets) T-Mobile Breaks Up Galaxy S III Launch Into Two Phases, Pricing Info Revealed

Here we go, some new information including price:

Samsung Galaxy S III Launch Update

To ensure customers receive the best possible experience, the Samsung Galaxy S III launch will now be broken into two phases. T-Mobile will still be the first carrier to offer the device in-store but the rollout will be in two phases instead of one.

Select Retail and Branded locations in the top 29 markets will launch as scheduled on June 21. In addition, a limited amount of Samsung Galaxy S III devices will be available on T-Mobile.com.

Due to the excitement surrounding the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III, customer demand will exceed the expected launch quantity available on June 21 T-Mobile anticipates the remaining Retail and Branded locations will launch on June 27. Stores that do not receive the initial distribution, and stores who sell out of their initial stock, should use the GSIII Call Back List and contact customers when the devices are available.

Pricing will be as follows:

$629.99 Full Retail, $229.99 down on Value Plans with $20 EIP, $279.99 Classic plan after $50 mail-in rebate (2 year contract required)

The top 29 markets are as follows:

  • LosAngeles,CA
  • Chicago,IL
  • Phoenix,AZ
  • Houston,TX
  • SanDiego,CA
  • NewYork,NY
  • Seattle,WA
  • Miami/Ft.Lauderdale,FL
  • Dallas/Ft.Worth,TX
  • SanFrancisco,CA
  • SaltLakeCity,UT
  • Denver,CO
  • Minneapolis,MN
  • Tampa/St.Petersburg,FL
  • Philadelphia,PA
  • SanAntonio,TX
  • Portland,OR
  • Austin,TX
  • Atlanta,GA
  • KansasCity,MO
  • Boston,MA
  • Sacramento,CA
  • Orlando,FL
  • Detroit,MI
  • WashingtonDC*
  • Cleveland,OH
  • Jacksonville,FL
  • Charlotte,NC
  • McAllen,TX

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  • Scarfacemario

    I understand the pricing on Tmos part is outrages but those people switching carriers because of this is what I don’t understand you’ll get that money back and save more if you were to stay with T-mobile. Dont get me wrong i’m pissed at T-mobile but if your your seriously gonna change carriers for $80 I think its ridiculous on your part as well.

    • 21stNow

       Everyone’s situation is different.  Don’t paint everyone with the same brush.  Some people have discounts available to them that may not have been available when they first joined T-Mobile (i.e. they recently got a new job with an employer that has a corporate discount at VZW).  Other people can hop onto someone else’s family plan and save money from the individual plan that they are on with T-Mobile.  If you don’t know what the situation is, the “ridiculous” accusation is unwarranted.

      • Nunya Beeswax

        He said, “If you’re going to switch carriers over $80, I think that is ridiculous”….. Your examples do not fit into that description, as the people you describe would obviously be saving more than $80. Not only are YOU wrong, but but you actually called his opinion an accusation for some reason and decided that he is not entitled to an opinion.. Aren’t you special?

  • Batterydead

    it’s online! marble white, 329.99 and i’m not eligible for full upgrade until 7/21. Damn should i do it or wait

    • Batterydead

      also that’s with an instant discount and not mail in rebate so i wonder what the full upgrade price is?

      • Guest

        382

  • Guest

    damn i can upgrade,it keep telling me to try later 

    • Batterydead

       did the same for me i had to refresh several times before it came up

      • Guest

        yea did that too,but they dont got the 16gb blue one,guess ill wait

        • Guest

          wow a 16gb white goes to 400,even with my upgrade,cause you got to add shipping and the upgrade fee,plus tax,not worth it.

  • Brfield

    It’s up on T-Mobile’s site finally. These prices are, unfortunately, correct.

    • Batterydead

       are they correct though? bc according to the image i should be getting the early upgrade plus price of $449.99 but instead it is 329.99 after $300 online discount

      • Brfield

        Then take that if you can. I am eligible for an upgrade so it is pricing me at $329 then a $50 MIR to bring it down to $279

        • Batterydead

           ic so i’d be giving up the $50 MIR to upgrade early…thanks for the info

        • Brfield

          Actually, on my upgrade it isn’t offering the rebate either. I logged in to check. 
          It doesn’t have a 16GB Blue available and there’s no rebate for upgrades. 

        • Batterydead

           i don’t see the 16gb blue either. so is it showing u 329 or 279?

        • Brfield

          329

        • christian

          yea my went to 400 dollars,did not buy

        • Guest

          you got to add shipping and the upgrade fee,plus tax,not worth it. andd it was 402 for me 

        • Batterydead

          383.18 for me. Still deciding and really want this phone but damn that’s a lot of money

        • Brfield

          I’ve been dying to pick up this phone for months now. My G2 is not responding half the time, I need an upgrade. 
          At $400, they go screw themselves. Been with T-Mo since the mid 90′s and this is the worst I’ve ever seen in them. 

        • Guest

          same iam not paying the 400 for the 16gb, that’s, basically paying for the 32gb  

        • Brfield

          That is BEYOND the  cost of the 32 GB on other carriers for out 16GB (before fees and taxes).

        • Guest

          the thing is i got the money,but still 400?
          what are they smoking over at tmobile 
          need some of that lol

        • Brfield

          Same here, I can spend it, not going to. They lost my dollar (all 400 of them)

        • Guest

          maybe they lower it down a bit in 2 weeks,i buy it,but i know they not going to 

        • Brfield

          Even if the don’t someone else will. Bestbuy Walmart, Costcco, Amazon. Someone will, and when they do I’ll be there.

        • Brfield

          But after taxes and fees, it’s almost $400!

        • christian

          yea no 16gb blue and i not seeing the rebate for my upgrade?

        • The Jerk

          If you are eligible, call customer loyalty see if they have it. They can waive the rebate part most of the time.

  • tired

    I’m flippin pissed.. I think the least tmobile could do after laying off so many people is at least let the people they are letting go have a fair shot at getting the damn phone before tomorrow like seriously… I log into my sister’s account and it’s there.. log into my employee account and it’s not.. nice way to stick it to us one more time!! you know tmobile you can count on me because family sticks together.. go blow yourself up ugh

  • Guest

    380 for the 16 white in t mobile, hahahaha
    iam not paying that 

  • Guest

    at Brfield
    the thing is i got the money,but still 400?what are they smoking over at tmobile need some of that lol 

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

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

    • Fo2945

      saw that too.. i went back from the beginning again and on my second round, i saw all 4 (2 blue and 2 white)

  • Nitefallz

    $379 due up front for 16gb model. Hah.

  • s10shane

    called customer service and they said, they wont have any until the 27th. damn u samsung for not shipping out enough devices for carriers. lol

  • John

    Funny..I went to Costco website and no SG3 for T-Mo all others had them and the price…$199..went to Wal-Mart..no SG3 others do, SG2 $99.98 on Sprint and $249.99 T-Mobile,,,what gives?? Just proves that T-Mobile is the highest price carrier of them all

    • Nunya Beeswax

      Yes, John, and that proves it all right.. Unless you might mind your monthly charges being nearly double.. Then, not so much…..

  • John

    Target has them as well….but for only AT&T $189.99 and Sprint $199.99…again..WTF?

  • Travis edwards

    The stores and 
    1-800-T-MOBILE customer service are running two different promotions.. At the store you have to pay half for the phone and a additional $20 a month for the remaining portion of the full retail price. Specialist at the 800 # said if I order from them I will only pay the 329.00 and have it shipped today for tomorrow delivery….. 

    • Vjballa21

      the 20.00 on the monthly is if you go to value plan. You can get the classic plan and pay the 329.00 also in store. fyi.

  • Soicyboy

    Has any realize that even if you pay full retail for the phone you would still have to extend your contract 
    for another 2yrs

    • Nunya Beeswax

      Or……. You can buy the phone somewhere else.

    • None

      No way?  That cannot be correct?

  • Duckman

    Even though I saw the upgrade amount, ill wait and see how it filters out. Did any of you notice the specs? The european model has a QUAD CORE processor, while the US version has only a dual core. Too bad folks, i think ill find it online to buy from the European market and pay the extra money. SMH, Tmobile you really haven’t utilized the money ATT gave you to start with bigger spectrum, let alone kept with the times and offer a greater phone like it was in the UK. Don’t know if i will upgrade with this yet…. Good luck to the rest of you too. 

    • Guest

      Are you really that niave?  First of all AT&T didn’t give T-Mobile USA a dime, DT was the benifactor of the break up clause money.  Second you really think they’d be able to build and launch a new LTE network that fast?  T-Mobile is already ahead of Sprint as far as a launch goes.  You go ahead and blow your money on the European version that wont be 4g capable in the states so you can have that quad core processor that you will probably never use.

      • ransack

        I thought the one tmobile is getting wasn’t 4g. If it was tmobiles 4g isn’t up yet any way. Just their fake 4g. and tmobiles service has been going down hill in my area too. Places I use to have service are full of dead zones its like being back on sprints network

  • iphone 5

    At first , I didn’t believe it, but yes, T-Mobile is actually charging more for current customers. My contract is up on July 12th, and I can upgrade for $330, with no rebate. Are they really that stupid, or am i missing something?

    • Fo2945

      for 16GB, it’s $329 and you’ll get $50 rebate

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VP56L2AYTNVHDTBZNACXZBY3CU Stroker

        WRONG!
        EXISTING customers, out of contract, DO NOT GET ANY REBATE. Go try to buy an S3 as a current customer @ tmo.com and the price suddenly changes from $279 to $329 (rebate GONE)

        Yes thank you for your loyalty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iiJecire @Jecire

    Really Cleveland Ohio over Columbus Ohio? Lies

    • None

      I think they are wrong about DC over Baltimore too.

  • None

    I wonder if this is the “most commented” thread on tmonews?  SOOOOOO close to 1000 comments.  Impressive.

  • None

    Why is there a “*” after Washington DC? 

  • Ugottabkiddingme

    $799.99 @ Fry’s Electronic for the S3 i9300..1.2 Ghz Quad Core – white only. I am not digging the bait and switch using the model S3 to fool the consumer. It’s not the same phone, I need a replacement but am not going to whore out.

  • Slopez12342

    Nobody buy this phone. T-mobile has exposed the phones to the T-Virus.

  • Pnina_evans

    Just called a Target in the LA area and the cellular rep told me that noone got the phone and that it was tied up in customs.  Yes, I almost laughed out loud in his face.

  • tommy

    Tmobile is cheaper but why buy this phone? just wait for the next sale. sheesh. family plan unlimited for 2 lines is still under 100 no? (value of course).