T-Mobile Galaxy S III Now Available Online, In Select Retail Stores

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III is now live on T-Mobile.com and in limited retail store locations, and the pricing is exactly what we thought it was going to be. With a two-year contract and Classic voice/data plan, the 16GB version will cost you $279.99, after a $50 mail-in rebate. The 32GB version will set you back an extra $50, for a total of $329.99 and that’s after a $50 mail-in rebate as well.

Remember, we’ve got a lot of intel on where and when you’ll be able to grab your Galaxy S III if you want to pick it up in a local T-Mobile retail store.

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

“As for T-Mobile retail locations, both corporate branded and third-party, 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.”

Reminder, select stores in the top 29 markets are available today:

  • 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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  • Travis edwards

    Wah wah wah!!!!! Be patient I am sure they will drop the price after all the suckers jump on the first / second wave of releases. If not who cares, the phone is worth the money considering the cost saving with a service plan…

  • slayr

    I agree with jbreyno.  I placed my upgrade yesterday at 11 am and received email today at 7 am that I’m back-ordered with no estimated delivery date.  I get that I’m keeping my current plan and was willing to pay more for the SIII.  Tmo is treating its loyal customers shabbily by giving preference to newbies.  Launch epic public relations failure.  Should have moved to later to avoid this debacle.

  • Junior23online

    Go to Best Buy Mobile they match all pricing locally and will set the price with out mail in rebates. Thats where i get all my phones from!

    • Lani

      Hey Everyone!  Please mention the store location when you specify where you picked up an item.  For example, most Best Buy stores in my little town of Los Angeles CA, do NOT sell Tmobile mobiles.  Last I heard, the Glendale Best Buy was the only Best Buy that sold Tmobile mobiles around my neck of the woods.

  • Travis edwards

    costco $249 with a free screen protector, blue tooth and car charger

  • Travis edwards

    costco $249 with a free screen protector, blue tooth and car charger

    • Erc2003

      is it $249 for 16 gb or 32 gb?

      • Travis edwards

        16

      • Travis edwards

        16

  • C A

    Why bother they neutered the phone again. No quad core = fail. Might as well stay with s2 or get the note. I’m still pissed about s1 without the flash and failed GPS

    • Drmad725

      The Note has less processor and memory than the gs3 as does the gs2. The dual core gs3 has been benchmarked in real-life applications and the dual in the gs3 with 2GBs of RAM beat out the quad in most tests. I too was PO’d about the xchange until I saw the benchmarks, I’m fine now, thanks for asking, and you should be too. Also, we get the new phones to move forward, the Note has NO NFC.

  • billy padilla

    just called my local costco here in los angeles and he confirmed the price of $249.99 plus $18 for activation fee and taxable on the whole sale price of $349 so your looking at about $300 out the door on upgrade with 2 year agreement. It also comes with an accessories bundle that includes screen protector, car charge, and some type of case. not bad. color: only in the pebble blue for now. walmart says they will start selling on monday 6/25. they could not give any deatails other than that.

  • Albo4lif3

    Just placed my order online and the white one doesnt say its not available for shipment at this point like yesterday. yesterday if you went to order the white one it says this device is not available for immediate shipment but today it doesnt say nothing so does this mean its available?

  • Rdog24x

    GOTO COSTCO! Definitely the cheapest out the door (249.99 + tax + 18 upgrade fee)and they will give you a free case, screen protector and car charger.  Can’t go wrong with that!  Only downside is the only have the blue color, but heck for a phone that’s going to get put in a case anyways does the color really even matter?  FYI all the costco’s I called have them, so i’m taking it one in your area will to.

    • Pnina_evans

       I’m in the LA area and my Costco did NOT have the phones.  Sucks.

  • Travis edwards

    Wow, just picked it up from the costco by work, they have a skid of phones… Mettawa il Costco… 249.99 ( 270 after taxes ) with free case, screen protector, and car charger… the blue looks way better in person. The weight is incredible and the screen was sick.. Linked my google account and loaded all my apps in a heartbeat…. 10 stars soo far, I’ll update later in the day when I’m home and have a chance to play around with it….

    If price drops Costco will price match when it does………

    I’m a new account holder and activation was waived by costco, rebate will be added to my account 2n billing cycle…..

    Good luck fellas…….

    • Rdog24x

       Did they have both the white and blue? I’m waiting till after work to go pick mine up, but I forgot to ask the rep on the phone which colors they had… I’m also in il as well.

      • Travis edwards

        Just blue.. Trust me when I say the blue looks sick. 16gb….
        They coscto on clybourn in the city has them as well, I was going to get one there, cause it’s by my house. But it was easier to get it by my work…

        • Rdog24x

           I was just curious, probably going to get the blue anyways… not like it matters phone will be in a case anyways lol but yeah I’m from the burbs called 3 around my area and all of them had them in stock.  Costco rocks! Kinda sucks that there better than the corporate stores but i’ll take it!

    • slayr

      Congrats to you all who have gotten the phone.  I think I’m being held up because I ordered the Blue 32G direct from Tmo and got a text I’m backordered with no estimate of delivery :p  I live in Metro area not near a Costco.
      Wondering how Samsung and Tmo are letting discounters beat out their retail stores causing lost profit and damaged reputations…

      • Travis edwards

        Cant you cancel the order? Why get the 32g when you can use dropbox and add a sim card?

    • billy padilla

      what rebate? and do you know how long coctco price matched itself?

      • Travis edwards

        activation fee, im a new tmo customer… I am not sure how long for the price match

  • mark

    Got it at Costco. $249+tax.

    • billy padilla

      how much was it total out pf pocket including tax and fee??

      • Travis edwards

        270 for me…they will price match if tmo decides to lower it down the road

        • billy padilla

          cool, im in los angeles so i think taxes cant go any higher than we have them here lol. ok i know what im up against. i also wanted the white color but i hear the blue looks really nice in person. perhaps i could get the blue and since tmobile returns or exchanges are 30 days in california, i could swap for the white one…. thank you guys!!

        • Pnina_evans

          Just watch out for the $50 restocking fee… I’m not sure if that’s the case only in a tmo store or everywhere…

        • dodgerfan26

          True, but I would think there wouldn’t be a re stocking fee since it would be an exchange not a return… Thanks for the heads up. Ill ask b4 I Buy

      • mark

        There was an $18 upgrade fee which will be on the bill. The tax was based on their full price I think. My work area has a little bit higher tax and the total I paid was $286.06.

        I didn’t know about the price match, but that would be nice if it happens.

  • patience

    Just wait ’til iphone 5 announcement! They’ll be giving SG3s away, just like htc one s!

  • Tom

    Just wait ’til iphone 5 announcement! They’ll be giving these away, just like the htc one s.

    • Travis edwards

      and the IPHONE 6S,7,7S,8, 8S,9,9s,10,10s…

      Being a former ATT customer and using the iphone 3 im not worried… Service was shitty and the plan was over priced… Who needs all those roll over minutes anyway?

      I have a samsung tv and wifi galaxy tab. This just completed my collection….. :)

  • slayr

    Getting the runaround trying to change my Tmo upgrade from 32G to 16G since 32G sold out.  Telling me to place another order for the 16G.  Totally disgusted with the way SIII launch is being handled by Tmo.

    • Travis edwards

      just cancel the order…. Go to costco, save on shipping charges and get a free kit….all you need is the 16gb anyway… Dropbox and then get another sd card if you run out of space…

    • Pnina_evans

      Yep, truly an epic fail launch.

  • Lounaya909

    well it didint stop me i got mine on launch morning at a t-mobile store 

  • Msoren8

    Just picked mine up from Walmart…..$214 out the door!!

    • dodgerfan26

      What color

  • dodgerfan26

    What??? What’s the price at walmart? How was it so cheap? What about the tax? That’s good!!! What colors do they have?

    • Msoren8

      the price at walmart is $189, after tax $214……no mail in rebates or anything. I got the blue but they did have the white.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E72NNLQAJACOXJL75BHIJTCXZU Steven

        I called my local Walmart in Miramar FL and the price is $198.88 for new lines AND for eligible upgrades.  I called my local Costco and spoke to the guy there I know and he said they can’t price match and that I should get it at Walmart.  Only problem is the Walmart I called didn’t have any in that store!!

  • Lani

    A main Tmobile Store (not reseller) in Los Angeles, did not receive any SG3s on release day. O_o
    They will receive them on June 27th if all goes well. 

  • sdk4

    If I want to use a corporate discount, do I need to go to a actual T-Mobile store or can I go to Wal-Mart for the cheaper price?

  • Sofeisty

     Got one from Costco. Had to jump through hoops to keep my existing plan (TMO wanted to change my plan or go to a TMO store to keep my existing one) but FINALLY got the deal done.  Kept my family 1000 for $49.99, Preferred android $20 , Free My Faves,  Unlimited family text for $10, and TMO at home for $10.  I pay for $10 for one extra line, $40 for additional Preferred android web on the other two phones plus unlimited mobile to mobile for $20 on two phones.  Unlimited text, data, and close to unlimited calling for three smartphones plus my home phone.  $150 plus tax.  I think it’s a steal and that is why I have been with TMO for 12 years!

    • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

      How much, at Costco?

      • Sofeisty

         $249.99 which isn’t an outrageous amount for me seeing that I sold my two year old Vibrant on Ebay for $180 to help fund this purchase.

  • Pank

    Where in NY is the phone available? I’ve been looking for it everywhere! 32gb Blue? 

    • slayr

      The tmo stores I called said they would have them 6/27 so I ordered blue 32g online and delivery is scheduled for 6/27. This launch has been a joke. Thought nyc was a major mkt.

      • Pank

        Yeah, I heard the 27th, but obviously I hated waiting and thought we would get it the 21st. Bummer. I heard only the 34th street had it in NYC and they sold out that morning. 

        • http://twitter.com/theRFSantiago Roberto F. Santiago

          Yeah, 34th was the only store. I got mine that morning. They gave out bottles of water and had the blue 16′s only. 

  • nitefallz

    It’s $375 up front for the 16gb model with full discount.

  • B-Mobile

    Finally saw the blue 16GB T-Mobile SGIII on the costco website: you can’tsee the price until you checkout. After you add a required data package (even if your keeping your current plan) the price is $249 with no MIR (for some reason i was under the impression this phone would cost $199 at Costco)

    still want a 32GB White SGIII for $249

  • Jose Hernandez

    This is the biggest load of BS customer service I have ever experience with this company. I called this morning, after being assured that I would be able to get the phone and what do you think happens? We are sorry, we don’t have the phone available for upgrades at this time. You can only purchase the phone if you are adding another line or come in as a brand new customer. I was told that only retail stores have the phone and good luck finding one that did? The web site will not allow me to do the upgrade either, It is pricing the phone for full price. Even Tmo’s phone system has a recording stating you can call today and get the phone. They need to just come out and say they don’t want to sell it as an upgrade and they don’t know when they will. 

  • 1coolazn

    called tmo this morning to order mine through customer loyalty…. to make a long story short, they didn’t have ANY! as far as i’m concerned, they didn’t sell a single one. when i asked about picking one up in store, i was told the tmo store may not honor what was quoted to me because the quote and upgrade were done through them. needless to say, i now have to wait until this weekend…. but i’m chalking that up to more like MID-JULY, since no one, nor their great-grandma, can tell me when they are expected to release the phone through CC. WTF!