T-Mobile Announces Pricing, Availability For Galaxy Note 3 And Galaxy Gear

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I’m truly excited that we didn’t have to wait long at all for T-Mobile to announce pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. Just two days after their official announcement by Samsung, T-Mobile announces they will welcome both devices to their staple on October 2nd.

“The next generation of Samsung Galaxy products are pushing the boundaries of mobile innovation and how people manage and enjoy their lives,” said Jason Young, vice president of product marketing for T-Mobile US. “T-Mobile is pushing boundaries too. Only America’s Un-carrier offers the latest Samsung innovation with the boldest offers in wireless – no annual service contracts, unlimited data on a nationwide 4G network and the freedom to upgrade affordably when you want, not when you’re told with JUMP!(TM)”

The Galaxy Note 3 will cost $199.99 down with 24 monthly payments of $21. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will cost $299 plus applicable taxes and fees. As a special promotion, customers who sign up on T-Mobile’s pre-registration page for the Galaxy Note 3 prior to September 15th will be automatically entered to win a free Galaxy Note 3 and companion Galaxy Gear.

The Galaxy Note 3 will be available for $199.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $21.00[1] with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear will cost $299.99 (plus taxes and fees). To be the first to know when T-Mobile will start taking orders online for the Galaxy Note 3, customers can sign up for alerts at https://explore.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3. Those who register before September 15 will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a free Galaxy Note 3 and a companion Galaxy Gear[2].

After a considerably slow summer in Magenta-land, things are already picking up in a big way with the upcoming launches of the LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear and the next-generation iPhone in the coming days. Very exciting stuff. Now, how about some details on Uncarrier Phase 3?

 

Press Release:

Innovation, Style and a New Mobile Experience Coming to T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Gear(TM) and Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 launching October 2

BELLEVUE, Wash. - September 5, 2013 - Are you ready for the next big thing? T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) will launch Samsung’s first wearable experience, Galaxy Gear(TM), and the Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 nationwide October 2. Paired with the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch introduces an entirely new type of mobile experience by intelligently connecting and sharing everyday moments with quick glance notifications, hands-free calling, music control and an array of innovative features.

“The next generation of Samsung Galaxy products are pushing the boundaries of mobile innovation and how people manage and enjoy their lives,” said Jason Young, vice president of product marketing for T-Mobile US. “T-Mobile is pushing boundaries too. Only America’s Un-carrier offers the latest Samsung innovation with the boldest offers in wireless – no annual service contracts, unlimited data on a nationwide 4G network and the freedom to upgrade affordably when you want, not when you’re told with JUMP!(TM)

Pairing a dramatically simple unlimited plan with premium Galaxy devices isn’t anything without a blazing fast network. T-Mobile is delivering 4G LTE at a breakneck pace – reaching 167 million people across the U.S. in 116 metropolitan areas as of early-August. The company continues to make rapid progress towards its goal of reaching 200 million people by the end of the year.

The Galaxy Note 3 will be available for $199.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $21.00[1] with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear will cost $299.99 (plus taxes and fees). To be the first to know when T-Mobile will start taking orders online for the Galaxy Note 3, customers can sign up for alerts at https://explore.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3. Those who register before September 15 will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a free Galaxy Note 3 and a companion Galaxy Gear[2].

Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, Super AMOLED, and S Voice are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

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  • sushimane

    Im first
    Its very tempting but I think the note 2 is good enough for me lol. But im looking for a nexus cellphone next time so far I had a htc, lg, now samsung. If the next nexus phone is made by lg but software update from google I’ll take the chance to do so. But I wanna enjoy the low monthly payment after paying off my phone.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    $1,003 for both a watch and Galaxy Note 3? That’s insane… yea, I’ll
    pass. (that’s not even considering how gaudy and huge they are)

  • mreveryphone

    Now my only issue is I have to figure out how I’m going to get the g2, note 3, and smart watch all at once? What you thought my name was a joke? Looks like I’m going to have to sell my s4 and HTC one!

    • 21stNow

      Yeah, the phone habit is getting expensive. My line-up is the Note 3, the Galaxy Gear, the Nexus 5 and possibly the iPhone 5S.

      • mreveryphone

        Indeed it is!

      • taron19119

        that’s why I hope the rumors I’ve been hearing is trueT Mobile to sell used phones and have them listed as certified use phone t-mobile to become The Game Stop of cell phones

        • JB

          That seems very plausible. I mean they gotta do something with all those phones they bought back via the device recovery program. Not to mention if people take advantage of JUMP! They would have a steady stock of used phones coming in.

        • taron19119

          and plus looking at all the money they can make

  • Nick Cannon

    Excited about specs of N3 but damn it’s ugly compared to N2

    • besweeet

      I really like the back. Front? No thanks. Pretty much like the Moto X for me in that case.

    • Get_at_Me

      I like the look of the N3….reminds me of the original Note (with the more square-ish design)

  • Roy Harrigan

    What about the 64 gb version?

  • vinnyjr

    How about the 64gb version? I was really hoping that T-Mobile would have the 64gb version because they lost the exclusives on the other new phones with larger storage. Come on T-Mobile, show us some love.

    • Chris

      Why not just buy a 16-64GB SD card for about the same or cheaper price it would cost you to go to the 64GB option? You can take it with you when you buy another phone, plus apps can now be stored on them.

      • 21stNow

        Because with 64GB onboard plus the 64GB microSD card, you can have 128GB max storage instead of only 80GB.

        Plus, Apple is right. There are some people that don’t want to be bothered with removable storage.

        • MastarPete

          Maybe so but, IMO, without survey statistics that sounds like a very weak excuse to not offer removable storage at all especially when it costs relatively little to offer it in the first place. I’m more inclined to believe apple didn’t offer removable storage over slow/poor quality memory cards hurting end-user experience. Hell, I’d even go so far as to say they were pressured not to offer removable storage by record labels because of the DRM and potential security hole it could open up.

          For me It’s not that I don’t want to bother with removable storage. The main reason I want more onboard storage is the speed compared to current microSD tech. I like the idea of having an SD slot for the flexibility it offers especially knowing that I can fill a 64gb card, let alone onboard storage, no trouble at all.

          I also don’t buy any of the claims of not offering an SD slot due to design aesthetics or space restrictions either. I mean look at the HTC ONE, the Chinese version has a removable back, dual sim slots AND an SD slot. I for one could care less if it’s thicker, it still looks great. If it had LTE I would have seriously considered importing it even though I hate it has a non-replaceable battery.

          /my $0.02

      • mingkee

        If you plan to install a lot of apps, especially games, you will understand why larger internal storage is important and it’s not easy to install app on memory card

  • mingkee

    I am surely getting it as my current Note 2 will serve as backup.
    $704 MSRP isn’t bad when it compared with Note 2 the day it released.

    • Hoppysport

      Keep the Note 2 and get the Nexus 5 as a backup.

      • AcemanX AcemanX

        nexus 5? lol sure if i don’t like to exchange batterys, or even have SD card expandability, or micro USB 3.0

  • Guest

    praise Jesus that we can finance our phones now!I mean really why even think about how incredibly overpriced they are.

  • Diana

    Was gonna get it hate the back so ugly no thnks ill pass n stick with my xperia z.

    • mingkee

      The back plate can be removed.

      • AcemanX AcemanX

        plus his z has less memory, inferior camera, no flash, less PPI

  • weezy34

    Sure hope I can get a Note3 silicone black bumber case and screen protector on launch day.

    Too bad the watch screen isn’t in 16:9 format, though I guess people would more likely to ask, “Are you wearing an ankle monitor on your wrist?” :S

  • guest333

    i was thinking of buying a note 2 later today but then this article came up oh well i thought were gonna wait till late october for it to come out. should i wait for the note 3 or get note 2

    • kobe

      Easily wait for the new one

    • JBLmobileG1

      I am a happy Note 2 user. I just upgraded myself even after knowing the newer model was coming out. I personally like the device and think it is way better than my S3. The battery life and bigger screen make a big difference. While I Love the specs of the Note3 I think the back is ugly not to mention I paid nothing upfront for my Note 2 while I would have to pay $200 for the 3. One thing also to take into consideration is that the Note 3 has a full 1080p screen and a larger processor which I think would drain more battery, but I may be wrong. In any case if you decide to get a Note 2 I am sure you will be happy.

    • superg05

      Get the note 3

  • jvossman

    do the mention the full boat price? last time they did the payment thing on the nexus 4, it was a sucker’s bet. If it’s a similar situation, i would prefer to just buy it outright (and unlock and use on overseas trips….)

    • Jason

      It was only a “suckers bet” because Google was selling the Nexus 4 also and for a discount. Every other phone T-Mobile is selling is sold in installments. Use the calculator function on your phone to find the full price perhaps.

      • jvossman

        If the retail is $704 (which I saw other people post but didn’t see on tmob site.) then they are not charging interest on the installment plan. Guess I will do finance plan until I travel overseas and then PI, just like I did with my current Note 2. Lots of hostility here :(

    • Richard Yarrell

      Nothing tops the Note 2 or now the Note 3. You guys wouldn’t know quality if you got pimp slapped

      • squiddy20

        Says the guy who claimed he was “rolling with the big dogs” because he could afford a carrier subsidized Note 2. And you talk about quality?

        • HornyRhino”

          lol

        • http://www.facebook.com/unfazedrebel Jé Be (Here but Gone)

          I’m sure it’s a “day one purchase” for him

  • Yoda

    Current note 2 user here…IMO note 3 is more like the n2s…incremental changes saturated with more useless and inefficient gimmicks that occupy 2 out of 3gb of available memory at all time. And this thing is grossly overpriced with tmobile’s installment plan. I’m moving back to nexus as my next phone because software efficiency just doesn’t rhym with touchwiz

    • Richard Yarrell

      Without question this is definitely an exception productivity/business handset. It’s multitasking capabilities are unparalleled and the overall growth of all related application essential to the Note family devices are truly exceptional. The Note 2 was a great handset which now will be passed on. Purchase of the Note 3 on day of launch is automatic for me just like I can say now that purchase of the Note 4 will be a guarantee.

      • squiddy20

        You do realize that:
        1. The guy you’re replying to doesn’t like/care about the Note 3
        2. You addressed absolutely nothing substantive about his comment in your comment.
        Congratulations on failing so hard.
        Also, want a device that has “true multitasking and productivity/business features”? Get a laptop. They’ve had those capabilities for the past 1.5 decades -__-

        • Matt

          Lol why are yoy going so hard on him? And perhaps you shouldnt compare a laptop to a cell phone.. lol

        • squiddy20

          Firstly, I wasn’t comparing either of the two. Merely pointing out that a person can be even more productive, have “true multitasking”, and actual “business features” (such as MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint, the de facto standard business software) on a laptop. Need to write a financial earnings report? Sure, you can do it on a smartphone, but it would be easier on a laptop where your keys aren’t part of the screen (if you have no physical keyboard) or where the screen is larger than 5 inches so you can see all your work without having to squint/zoom.
          Secondly, I’m “going so hard on him” because he is a moron. The very fact that he thinks an ~5 inch screened smartphone is the utopia of “true multitasking” or “productivity/business features” is quite telling of how little he knows anything.

  • cnote

    Good job Tmobile…

  • Sony

    Where is the xperia z ultra?

    • mingkee

      It should be sold as unlocked from Sony.

    • AcemanX AcemanX

      forget the ultra, it doesn’t even have flash for it’s crummy 8mp camera, rofl…

  • Jason Anthony Pineiro

    What about in the Puerto Rico market how much will be??

  • adam

    note 3 $703.99 on tmobile

    • Brian T.

      Good lord that’s expensive…..

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    The 64gb version might be online only!

  • Clarkkent113

    Some of the Note 3 improvements look great, especially the S-Note features. But as a current Note 2 owner I’m most likely going to be getting a Nexus 5 as my next device. Pure Android is calling me.

    • AcemanX AcemanX

      have fun with an unchangeable battery, smaller screen, smaller battery, no sd card (really??? what year is this 2007? how are you not going to include sd card expandability?), specs don’t even mention MicroUSB 3.0..which the note 3 will be the first phone in the world to have…

      • Clarkkent113

        I’d say hoping for expandable storage is “so 2007.” Who the hell needs that stuff anymore? Everything you need can be done via cloud services.

        And Sure 5-5.2″ screen is smaller, but that will keep it a one-handed device instead of the two-handed device that my Note-2 is.

        Anyway no need to get your panties in a bunch because I simply stated I’d be changing phones.

  • FuturePS4Gamer

    I’ll keep my Phone… And you could keep you EIP

  • Hoppysport

    I am with Clarkkent113. As a current Note 2 owner, the changes just aren’t compelling enough to warrant an almost $400 chip after selling my Note 2 for $400 and the $713 plus almost 10% New York City tax.

    I love my Note 2 and if I want another phone, it will be the Nexus 5. For a person ready to upgrade their phone, the Note 3 is a no-brainer.

  • Chris

    T-Mobile doesn’t do pre-orders on the Galaxy phones correct? I don’t remember one for the Note 2..

  • arak

    Need a $200 Thanksgiving discount like last year to lure me to the Note 3, or it will be Nexus 5 instead, even though I sorely need the WiFi calling feature and the extra large capacity battery due to TMO’s poor signal quality in the the north east.

  • Frederic Machard

    so let’s see $199 down + $21×24 payments = $703

    Huh?! You kidding me right? No way in hell a Note 3 is worth that upfront. The Note 2 was — what? — $630 when it came out last year? You’re telling me that there’s $70 more of features? Seriously Tmobile you’re pulling our chains right? Trying to hide an absurd price over 24 months. They’re like car salesmen.

    I’m ready to upgrade my phone cause I have a GS2 and I was waiting for the Note 3 but Tmo can kiss my posterior at that price. I might be alone in this sentiment. Guess I’ll be waiting for something else.

    • thepanttherlady

      AT&T’s is $724.99.
      Verizon’s is $699.99.
      I didn’t find this listed on Sprint’s page.

      What were you saying about T-Mobile pulling chains again?

      • Frederic Machard

        Because everyone else is inflating the cost of the phones means that it’s ok for tmo to do so as well… I guess that makes sense. Then again they are selling the iPhone 5 for $750. Hell what do I know? Maybe Samsung is at fault here. IN MY OPINION the higher price point on the Note 3 isn’t justified a part for the popularity of the phone. I’ll wait for the Nexus 5.

    • http://www.facebook.com/unfazedrebel Jé Be (Here but Gone)

      It’s the same price as last year $699.99 it was $649.99 on launch day but later changed.

  • MarkL

    Does anybody know if T-Mobile is going to take pre-orders for the Note 3? Have they usually taken pre-orders for Galaxy devices? I’m coming over from iOS and hoping to get a Note 3 when it comes out.

  • NOTE Taker

    What’s the price for us still on the classic plan?