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

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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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  • Spanky

    7 years for me, and I’m leaving next month, albeit not because of the GSIII pricing. I need data speeds higher than the 0.5 Mbps downstream that T-Mobile offers in my area, and I’m certainly willing to pay a bit more for the service that I need.

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    Ordered mine at 6:15 am. I ordered the Pebble Blue 32GB model. Cost me with tax a little over 400 bucks. OUCH. Should have it in a few days. This is a beast and I have never been so excited about any phone. Thank You T-Mobile 

  • justin

    Costco does not have it yet, I wad told to check back tomorrow. Also they have no idea on pricing(I can’t understand that). Walmart has no idea if they are getting it, they told me that it is not released yet.

    • Keenan K Stephens

      Hey I just got off the phone with Best Buy and the guy told me that they WIL carry it and the price will be 199.99. With a new 2 year agreement. But they don’t have any in yet. :-( I’m positive walmart will carry it and they are usually the cheapest out of every one.

  • slayr

    Just placed order for blue 32G, was upgrade ready, in NYC paid  $440 total for estimated delivery 6/29. I get to keep my current plan which is cheaper than for new customers but resent not getting $50 MIR and paying $18 upgrade and $5.99 shipping.  We should get something for customer loyalty.  I’m buying the hype and looking forward to upgrade from Vibrant.

    • Rdog24x

       Why do we have to pay an $18 upgrade fee if were upgrading for 2 years… really bad customer loyalty if you ask me.

      • Darnell

        So let me guess you have been with T mobile for only what 6 years and expect them to waive that fee. So then since you have been shopping at your local grocery store for 10 years next your going to walk in and demand $100 in free groceries because you have been so “loyal.” Then go to the car dealership that you got your car from 3 years ago and tell them we’ll since I’m still paying for it where is my free oil change? Learn there is no “loyalty” anymore, it called “long term.” They might give you special perks online like a free phone when you upgrade that you can’t get in stores but not the newest. As for the upgrade fee, quit crying like a baby and pay it. It is only $18 bucks. If you don’t want to, take your “loyalty” to any other major player in the game and pay their now $36 upgrade fee. But since your complaining over $18 bucks you probably will cry over theirs too.

        • Rdog24x

           Correction Darnell I’ve been with T-mobile before they were even T-mobile… they were Voicestream or something but that’s besides the point.  I get a plan to have options to upgrade yet getting charged a fee when I’ve been a loyal customer for over 15+ years.  Yeah its only $18 but for what? for a phone that’s already being charged a ridiculous price to begin with I don’t understand..

        • Millneral

           People love to complain about upgrade fees but fail to look at other companies. Verizon and AT&T just raised there ugprade fee to 36.00! Not sure about Sprint but I’m sure there fee is higher than 18.00. Point is to stop complaining. All companies have it and I’m sure Verizon or AT&T don’t give a d*** how long you been with them, you want to upgrade then you pay a fee.

        • UMA_Fan

          Sprint is $36 as well.

        • UglyPete

          ahem… verizon is $30. Att is 36. Sprint is 37.

        • Hardheadpunk

          Rdog24x if the upgrade fee is too much, if the phone is too much, what does that tell you? You can’t afford it, so settle for an exhibit II. Just how I want a Ferrari that I can’t afford it so I bought A challenger. You can only stretch a dollar so far lmao!

        • UMA_Fan

          Switch to the Value Plan if you think it’s too much.  No upgrade fees there.

      • Spanky

        Although I’ve paid this fee every time I upgraded, I feel that it’s just another BS nickel and dime attempt.

      • UMA_Fan

        It’s $36 upgrade fee with EVERY OTHER national carrier.

        If you hate it so much, switch to the Value Plan where there are NO upgrade fees.

    • exeot

      I’m upgrading from the vibrant too but $440 is throwing a lot of BS on us customers. That scares me. I mean you can get an unlocked galaxy nexus for $400 straight from Google. This is $440(!!) with a 2 year contract! That shouldn’t be legal to do IMO

      • slayr

        Of the $440, $36 NY tax which is unavoidable.  Better than full $679 for which Joan Finn can’t even buy phone.  I bit the bullet since waiting for it to reach stores may take even longer.

      • Spanky

        Absolutely ludicrous, if you ask me. I remember when the MyTouch 4G came out, it was the flagship T-Mobile phone at the time, and was priced at $449 off contract.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Wheeler/100003185900982 Bill Wheeler

        If you guys want to see something funny, head over to the T-mobile USA facebook page. They are getting slaughtered. Wouldn’t want to be that mod right now.

    • Dumbazz

      so let me get this straight…..
      T-Mobile allows you to keep a grandfathered plan which is lower than their current plans yet you don’t think this is rewarding you for being loyal?
      Some of you blow my mind was how moronic you are

    • Jaygqitalia

      Why the hell would anyone buy the 32gb? Is it that hard to buy an sd card on ebay for like 8 dollars. Doesnt make sense to me

  • Joan Finn

    I tried to purchase today at full price through tele-sales since their website does not allow you to purchase full price (unlike the other carriers). They told me they could not sell it without a contract. When I told him I thought that was ridiculous he blamed Samsung and said they wouldn’t let them sell it off contract. This is outrageous, I have a T-mobile pre-paid plan because I get it cheaper than on contract and I resent signing up for 2 year contacts.

    • Alli

      Haha you expect Tmo to dish out a phone like this because you have prepaid. There is no loyalty in the prepaid game. They want you for at least 2 years. What says you don’t take it and jump ship? That’s the reason they won’t sell it to you.

      • whosaidwhat

        Your comment makes no sense. They have a set price of $630 for people who don’t want to be on contract. Why shouldn’t they sell it? Why even bother advertising the full price if you don’t want to sell the phone at full price?

        The idea of full price mean he can buy it and do with it whatever he wants. jump ship? Why is that their business? He’s paying in FULL.

        • Dumbazz

          sorry that T-Mobile will hold your hand like a little princess you are.  I can understand why on the release date they may not have any available for full price sale.
          I hope this doesn’t break your heart maybe you just need to wait a week gasp

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    I got my Galaxy S III a bit ago, I love it!  got it from one of only two stores in Michigan that got shipments and I was the first customer to buy it – D

    • mrsbelpit

      Did you get the blue?  I’m really curious how the blue looks in person.

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

         I got the blue and I really like the color a lot but the thing you have to know is the color looks different in different light.  SOmetimes it looks more blue, other times it looks almost black.

        • mrsbelpit

          I was hoping for that. Are you gong to put a case on it? I wonder if a black case would look good, or maybe a silver case.

        • slayr
        • slayr

           I’m waiting for mine and now the search for a case which won’t ruin its look and functions well.  I can’t stand the cheap sticky plastic ones.

        • http://www.facebook.com/deedee.barker DeeDee Barker

          The cruzerlite website has some cute cases for it and it says buy 2 get 1 free

  • Nashamacck

    you guys are a bunch of babies about a phone !!!! that you might not NEVER get soo hush and go play on your current phones and just wait until the 27th it goes NATIONAL !!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ghundermark ghundermark

    This is so FUBAR! I was just at Wal-mart for an hour (where they had TWO S3′s, which they showed me).  The phone wasn’t in their system yet, so after calling manager after manager, it was determined that they are not authorized to sell me the phone until the 25th.  They claimed that this decision came from Wal-Mart corporate headquarters, who said there were two release dates for this phone, and that they weren’t selling the phone until the 25th.

    I ultimately ended up placing an order online for the 16GB white version, which said it was not available for immediate shipping.  The t-mobile lady on the phone couldn’t give me a straight answer on if they currently had any inventory, so I have no idea when I’ll be getting this phone.

    I’ve been with T-Mobile for 6 years, and this is the most frustrated I’ve ever been with them!

    • TheReder

      What was the price at Walmart?

      • http://twitter.com/ghundermark ghundermark

        They had no idea. When I got there, they were trying to use walmart.com as their resource to find the specs for their display model card. The only version of the SIII on their website is the unlocked one.

      • http://twitter.com/ghundermark ghundermark

         The Wal-mart was in Lancaster County, PA, which is by no means one of their biggest markets. They had no idea what the price was, nor did they have any information on the specs for their display model info card.  They were trying to look it up the info on the Wal-mart website, which only has the unlocked version.

    • Guest

      What walmart was it? what city?

    • Justinreynolds98

      THeyre shipping immediately to new customers. If you go to tmobile.com and order like a new customer it says with express shipping youll have it tommorrow and regular shipping is the 25th. When current customers go to do a upgrade it says this item is not available for immediate shipment.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=547940103 Whitney Danielle Pyant

         Express shipping is expansive

  • sharklover

    Its amazing how tmobile can rip customers that buy direct when it will be available for $199 from other retail stores.Everyone buying them at redulous prices will feel pretty stupid. What an idiotic move on they made. they will lose many customers because of this eventhough it will be $199 elsewhere.  

    • Jared

      It’s called corporate America, tmobile knows that customers who really want the phone will pay the price. And if the price is too steep for you, get a second job.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=638799477 Dave Gomez

        Yes because people who have money don’t ever try to save as much as possible.

        • Dumbazz

          people who can afford things don’t come on the forums and bitch and moan and act as if a company owes them something

        • Jared

          Hands down best comment. Thank you dumbazz

      • Dumbazz

        no doubt

    • Dumbazz

      you apparently don’t understand the business world.  These other retailers bring in more business for T-Mobile so in essence T-Mobile is protecting their retailers and making it more attractive for potential retailers to sell their product.
      They will only lose customers who are bottom feeders anyway.  Not much of a loss really

  • Jared

    I am tired of people complaining about the price of the GSIII, If you can’t afford it then deal with it because your cries are laughable!

  • Francesco Borruso

    has anyone gotten a phone through telesales? they keep telling me they dont have any available when i call customer service … i dont know if there is a different number to call though

    • Chip

      They told me they are not allowed to sell them over the phone. You must order from online. 

  • Melloo16

    so almost no store in ny has it, guess that’s what you call a big market..smfh

  • Chip

    Really needed a new phone right away since my LG G2X was stolen yesterday.. tried to purchase the GS3 through the online upgrade and the price came back at $630 even though I’m eligible for early upgrade. On top of that, it won’t ship ’til next week. I said F*** it and bought a Galaxy Nexus! Here’s to hoping it’s a good phone (definitely will be an upgrade over the G2X that some low-life thief decided to steal from me yesterday!)

    • Spanky

      You’ll love the Galaxy Nexus. I’ve been using one since last December and it’s the best smartphone I’ve ever had.

  • Edy6401

    I live in Detroit, MI. there are no stores in Detroit that had the phone. Two stores a few towns over had a couple, and they are out. Tmobile has handled this as bad as they could have. The few phones available online are only being given out to new customers and line additions. they will NOT let you upgrade online. what a joke!

  • Khult

    worst release ever for a phone in phoenix. they must have shipped 50 to the state. come on t-mobile fix your distribution and pull your head out of your ass

    • Empty Handed

      Went to Paradise Valley Store in Phoenix. They refused to sell me a phone without contract. I wanted the $30 unlimited web monthly 4g plan. No contract? No phone. I left empty handed. Very disappointed. Looking at AT&T now.

  • Guest2089

    I have to say I am disappointed about the price. After all the other companies announced it would be 199.99 for the 16gb version, I said “there is no way T-Mobile won’t do the same” BOY WAS I WRONG!!! And what happened to the 229.99 pricing (after 50.00 MIR)?? Unless I’m reading it wrong, it appears that the price is not 279.99 after the 50.00 MIR? What is going on?

    • Dumbazz

      what’s going on is you can’t afford it.

  • JBuckets

    This is ridiculous!  I am in Chicago and I called a store that said they will have it on the 27 and they have no way of knowing if any other store in the city has it.  1800 was even worse, lying to me in saying that they received a memo this morning that ALL sales had been pushed back a week.  This is embarrassing to TMobile and further proves that they are a joke!

    • Dumbazz

      BOOOO HOOOOO HOOOOO

  • Sam

    Does anyone know in which store Houston has them? Cuz I went to a couple of stores and they told they will get them the 27th and then in the same store a lady told the guy that was talking to me that they will actually get them next month…..I also called some stores but none of them knew anything…..

    • Kristina Boshernitzan

      The T-Mobile store inside the Galleria has them (as of this morning).  I got mine today :)

  • Mikelfl

    Just an fyi…. The Samsung offer of 50gb of free dropbox for two years is valid. I just set up my phone and I was credited the 50gb to my dropbox account. Sorry if this was mentioned before.

  • Dcsouthgw

    I haven’t heard much about the 64 gb world model let alone if it will be offered with the us chipset at all. I also thought I saw something about the snapdragon set up being not compatible with the 64 gb micro sd’s. Any thoughts?

  • Yasser

    I am going to wait my upgrade in July. At least the price will get down. And walmart will have it no doubt less than tmobile.

  • smiley47

    Banner in T-Mobile board room:
    OVER PROMISE AND UNDER DELIVER IS OUR MOTTO.

  • JBuckets

    Even Better! I just spoke with a store and they told me that there are a total of FIVE stores in Chicago selling the phone.  When pressed for details EVERY SINGLE ONE is miles from downtown.  THe claim that they launched today in Chicago is a BOLDFACED LIE!

    • Jose Hernandez

       They did the same thing here in Detroit. Tmobile is WRONG!!!

    • MikeOlson

      Are you willing to share? When I called stores around Chicago they said they didn’t even know which stores had it.

    • Rdog24x

       they did lincolnwood had them in stock but for 16gb it was 380 after the mail in rebate… screw that Ill wait till wed and get a white one anyways… sounds like costco offering for 199 with same 2 year upgrade

  • Gary

    Just looked on the website. Only the 32gb versions are available, FOR $379.99 with a 2 year contract extension. With NO mail in rebate, I repeat, NO MIR. Add the taxes, upgrade fee, shipping, and the total comes to $440-450. This is ridiculous. I guess my G2 will have to do for now.

    • Dumbazz

      Bummer sucks when you cant afford something. 

      • david can’t ban me

        Shut ur fat sit infront Of a laptop and look at teen porn a%% down bum

        • Dumbazz

          English is soooo overrated. 

  • auser72

    Premium top of the line taste with a discounted low -mid tier budget….lol!!!! You want the best you have to pay for the best.

  • Leesa

    Hay the Galaxy 3 is at Lafayette Rd store 9741in Indy these guys & gals are great ive got my phone!

  • justinreynolds98@hotmail.com

    I tried to order the S3 online with a full upgrade and it said the phone is not available for immediate shipment, but you can still buy it. Then I went to the regular website like a new customer and at checkout it said with express shipping Id have it tomorrow and ups ground I would have it by the 25. So it looks like there shipping the phones to new customers and making us wait. I called customer care and called them out on it, The guy was nice but just gave the company line. If you don’t believe me try for yourself. All 4 models are available for immediate shipment for new customers. I posted this a hour ago but they said it had to be reviewed by a moderator and I haven’t seen the post yet.. All anyone has to do is go to the website and check. You get good information on this site but they’re probably in the sack with T-Mobile. Oh and customer loyalty gave me a huge credit!

    • Jose Hernandez

       I tried this as well, even at the stores. They ask you if you are upgrading or adding a new line. If you are a new customer or are adding another line, they go to the back and call it in, then you are allowed to get the phone. I saw it happen myself while getting on the waiting list for next week. Tmobile is full of crap. They are not letting their customers get the phone as an upgrade, just on new lines and brand new contracts.

      • Mikelfl

        My store in Orlando had a line of about 30 people at opening and 95% were upgrading their phones and we all were able to purchase the 16gb pb phone, no problems. And,the 50 mir also applies to upgrades

    • http://www.facebook.com/deedee.barker DeeDee Barker

      A huge credit for what?

    • Dumbazz

      LOL! WOW imagine that a company having systems in place of how they will sell a product. 
      Do you need  a tissue?

    • http://twitter.com/Landon_Brock Landon Brock

      You probably shouldn’t have used your email as your screen name, bro.

  • Dumbazz

    The amount of princesses who cry on this forum never ceases to amaze me AND PROVIDE HOURS OF COMEDY! 

    • VegasDude73

      ^ Biggest princess of them all

      • Dumbazz

        BUUUUUUURRRRRRRNNNNNNN

  • Dumbazz

    also you crybabies need to stop comparing this to the galaxy nexus.
    Just go buy one off of Google and stop complaining like a whiny little bitch

    • Dumbazz

      oh and enjoy your 4G which you won’t get

      • souggie

        I get 4g on my nexus, the hell you talking bout?

      • Spanky

        What? Check your facts.

  • TrUsTmEi

    Extremely disappointed in the pricing from Tmobile.  ATT & Sprint are selling the Galaxy S3 for 199.99 on a 2 year contract renewal or new customer through Best Buy.  What the F*** really, what is Tmobile trying to prove, they are the 4th Top Carrier for a reason and now I see why.  Contracts up in 2 months and I’m out.  

    • GwapoAko

      You will be paying more with ATT, Verizon or Sprint. Do your math first before you move to another carrier  :0)

    • Dumbazz

      Ok CYA. Enjoy paying more! 

  • Dumbazz

    also you babies crying about, “customer loyalty”  seem to be in denial that as a loyal customer you may have a grandfathered plan that is much lower cost than what new customer can get. 
    somehow though that’s not good enough for some of you  crybabies.
    T-Mobile should give you a lower plan than what a new customer can get plus give you full discount on a new phone and let you keep your old plan. 

    • VegasDude73

      Yeah grandfathered until they tell you, oh no you can’t upgrade until you switch your data plan. This phone requires the new data plan.

      No it doesn’t you morons. I still have my G1 unlimited data plan on my 4G device from you. Guess what? It works!

      • Dumbazz

        Ya god forbid as a business they have certain rules and stipulations if you want the highest of high-end phones and don’t have the cash to buy it outright. 
        Honestly if someone has one of the cheap grandfathered plans and hasn’t upgraded in a while and they don’t have the money to buy it outright they shouldn’t be buying a phone even subsidized. 

    • VegasDude73

      Data plans, and Phones are two separate things you Dumbazz troll. Apparently you skipped that part of your training. See rule #15 and #17 for a refresher course. Summed up with rule #127

  • vsukid

    I Can completely understand my upgrade price being 329 for 16GB because I only pay 165 for two lines so yeah I understand. Completely justifiable 

  • imsonic

    I called several places in Chicago and nothing…..until next week!!!

    • Dumbazz

      OMG!! GASP!!! 
      Will you be okay for a week do you think?

      • imsonic

        Yeah!! Sarcastic person!!!

        • ETphoneHome

          I called WalMarts in Naperville and Elmhurst and both have 16 gig Blue pebbles. Costco in Orland Park has them tomorrow. But no one could give me pricing, but said they thought they would be 199 with 2 yr contract so idk anymore haha

        • Dumbazz

          We are here for you if you need us! 

  • Illsellyoursoul

    they have a shit load of SIIs that they don’t want to sell under $199. that is the reason for the price.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deedee.barker DeeDee Barker

    Funny how everyone on here who is complaining says they are leaving TMO.Maybe that’s why the are only selling to new customers! I have compared plans with other carriers and they don’t even come close to what I have been paying at TMO for the last 10 years so I will be patient and wait for all the craziness to subside and get the phone at a later date.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=547940103 Whitney Danielle Pyant

       Even new customers won’t come that. They all go to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Big problem $279 while Verizon, AT&T and Sprint 199.

  • Zabaniya

    $279 AFTER $50 rebate…>.> wow

    • Dumbazz

      do you have any clue how much each phone actually costs to make and how much T-Mobile pays for the phone?

      • Nitefallz

        You certainly don’t.

        • Dumbazz

          Points just sail over your head dont they. 
          BTW how do you know I don’t?

        • VegasDude73

          because you didn’t post it Dumbazz. Now you’re googling. Noob.

      • Zabaniya

        oddly enough i do actually. tmobile gets the phones via a contract and on average its roughly $150 they get it for. the actual raw phone cost per unit is around $50-$75 lol. i work with the smaller micro controllers and the internal hardware and am well aware of their prices. Tmobile and most other phone companies make a fortune from the services they provide. the phones are mostly for marketing/gaining customers. 

  • Dqperry1987

    Y’all are some cry babies, if it so expensive shut up and go elsewhere but then think about how much more you will pay for the rate plan. Especially of you are on a family plan. smh whining azz people!

  • B-Mobile

    has anyone verified pricing at Wal-Mart or Costco?

    I havn’t found a T-Mo SGIII on either website. but i have seen $199 sprint, & at&t SGIII on both sites

    • ETphoneHome

      Nope they all tell me that pricing hasn’t been released but they do have them.

  • Mark

    It’s really just another day in the life of a loyal T-Mobile customer…

    If it’s not poor phone selection it’s always something else….like betraying our loyalty with the attempt to sell us off to ATT.  Today they reward our loyalty with a higher price on the latest phone (than other carriers), no rebate, no free shipping, and an upgrade charge.  

    Mind you, it’s not a matter of what I can afford.  I’m just of the mindset that I’d prefer not to feel like I spent too much.  That’s why I’m waiting to see what Costco or Wal-Mart lists it for.  I’ve been waiting for this phone this long, I can wait another week or two.

    Overall though, I am still a happy T-Mobile customer…and I appreciate their plans and their strategy for service.  So they don’t have the best price on the hardware…that’s ok.  Maybe they don’t want to be a ‘hardware company’…maybe they’re just really good at offering good service at a good value.  And using their service, I certainly don’t feel like I spend too much…

    • Tbyrne

      You’ve echoed my thoughts exactly. Thanks for not crying like the other babies on here.

  • avengerzx9

    Just talked to a Costco rep, they have the 16GB S3 T-Mobile for $199. 

    • avengerzx9

       This is the Costco in Long Beach

    • VegasDude73

      That’s why I always laugh at the TMO retail stores. Anyone that buys there is an idiot. Costco membership is $55 a year, and you get cheaper gas, and cheaper phones. Walmart has cheaper phone prices too over the retail stores.

      It just boggles my mind lol

      • whiteiphoneproblems

        Do they sell phones at a lower Full Retail Price than TMO’s, or is it just the on-contract price that’s lower? (Also, I assume they don’t do EIP?)  Thx

        • ETphoneHome

          Walmart sellin full price for 599

      • 21stNow

        Their gas isn’t cheaper in my area, even though you can’t tell with the long lines that they have for gas.

  • Dumbazz

    oh and to those of you who are crying about leaving for another carrier….
    99.99999999999% of humanity doesn’t give 2 shits. 
    I am sure T-Mobile is also quaking in their boots because on some anonymous forum someone is crying about leaving. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GNEZGHWNE4EMGIBST7WYQ3P2RA Bob J

       I love people like this that just don’t get it. Makes me laugh that 99.99999999999% of humanity thinks like this.

  • whiteiphoneproblems

    Something interesting is that you can trade in your old phone to Samsung; the resulting rebate may be close to the retail price difference that comes with buying the phone through TMO: 
    http://www.samsungupgrade.com/

    For example, that site says that Samsung will send me $75 if I trade in my Vibrant, which nearly equals the $80 more I’ll be paying to buy the GSIII at TMO’s retail price than at AT&T’s. Now, I may be able to get even more for the Vibrant by selling it on eBay — but for those who don’t want to hang onto their old phone, and also don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling it (and provided it’s in good condition), this may be a way to alleviate the sting of the TMO price uptick.

    • JBLmobileG1

      What would be smart on Samsungs part is if they offered a trade in deal from say HTC or another smartphone manufacturer. Sorta like upgrade to us from the competition and save!

      • whiteiphoneproblems

        Well, that wouldn’t help me so much, lol… ;)

      • whiteiphoneproblems

        To clarify, though — you can trade in any kind of phone through that site, not just a Samsung…

      • http://twitter.com/badbob001sub badbob001sub

        $6 for my G1. Haha.

  • Bybochka

    Got one blue 16gb in the Bronx store.They still have a few more left…

  • Lcoy2003

    If you are a new customer you can order through sales, however if you want to upgrade you have to wait until next week

  • Arvin

    i dont understand why this website always fails to mention upgrade pricing. 

    • Edy6401

      I hope you are joking. you can’t be that slow. the upgrade pricing is listed at the top in the begging of the posting. did you not read?

  • Guest

    If you’re in the PHX area, the store in Avondale (99th & McDowell) has some blue 16GBs left. I’m gonna wait till I can get a 32 tho.

    • Az_Native

       Thank you for the info!

  • guidomus_maximus

    David you really have to do something about the trolls on this site. 

    • Dumbazz

      yes I agree I am sick and tired of all the crybabies complaining about how much the phone is, how they are going to leave T-Mobile, etc. some of these people need a hug

    • Guest911

      Agree, we have to get rid of you people.

  • Dave Mallari

    does anyone know how much it is at costco or walmart?

    • avengerzx9

       199 at Costco, no rebate

      • Pnina_evans

         My Costco didn’t have it…

        • avengerzx9

           They’ll get it after 2 PM today or tomorrow morning. I asked the rep to verify the 199 price for me and he pulled it up on his computer. He did not mention anything about free accessories though

        • sharklover

          You get free accesories with all phones.

    • fenderbender

      $199 at Costco. My local store isn’t getting any in until 6/27. 

  • billy padilla

    just got off the phone with best buy here in montebello california, and no tmobile s3′s available for either carrier. she mentioned, for tmobile, their website is the same as their system. so we could check availability by checking their site.

  • http://twitter.com/ghundermark ghundermark

    For those of you who upgraded through tmobile.com,
    what is it saying for your “status” and “estimated delivery date”? mine
    says “Being Processed” and 06/22/2012 (I did overnight shipping).

    • Citycrazed25

      Same for me. In the little fine print it said that the phone may ship 6/25/2012. I also did overnight shipping.Also says being processed.

    • Pnina_evans

       Did you actually do an upgrade? cause when I tried, it said it’s not available for shipping yet…

      • http://twitter.com/ghundermark ghundermark

        I think mine said that too, but I placed the order when I was on the phone with the retention/cancellation department, and she said to proceed with the order anyway.  She was trying to explain to me that since I was part of the pre-order, that I should proceed anyway.  I really wasn’t following what she was talking about.

    • Arvin

      who upgrades over tmobile you really payed 410 dollars for a phone ? 

      • CS252

        How did you come up with that number?! you only pay $329.99 exc taxes, the $35.00 fee will appear on your first monthly billing statement. (16GB Model)*

    • CS252

      I ordered mine @ 6:15am EST without any issues, order status has been shipped, estimated delivery date 6/25-6/28 Still waiting patiently :)