T-Mobile Sets September 18th As Galaxy Note 3 Pre-Order Day, Available For $199 Down

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In a bit of good news to start the week off right, T-Mobile just dropped word the Galaxy Note 3 will go up for pre-order on September 18th. The device itself will launch on October 2nd alongside the Galaxy Gear smart watch, but you can get your orders in early and make sure you are one of the first with Samsung’s newest flagship device. Pre-order shipments are expected to “start shipping on or before October 2nd.” The Galaxy Note 3 will sell for $199.99 down with 24 monthly payments of $21 each with the Galaxy  Gear smartwatch available for $299, also on October 2nd.

The Galaxy Note 3 pairs sophisticated design and exceptional functionality in a thin, lightweight smartphone with a brilliant 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED® display, which provides breathtaking visuals and crystal-clear detail. The refined S Pen™ with Air Command™ delivers innovation to help users take control of their day with various functions including Action Memo™, Pen Window™ and S Finder. When paired with Samsung’s first wearable experience, the Galaxy Gear™ companion smartwatch, the Galaxy Note 3 experience is extended to the wrist and allows customers to interact with their phone like never before.

The Galaxy Note 3 will be available to pre-order on September 18 for $199.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $21[1] (plus taxes and fees) with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan. Pre-ordered smartphones are expected to start shipping on or before October 2. The Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear companion smartwatch (sold separately) will launch nationwide at participating T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retail stores and online at www.T-Mobile.com on October 2. For more information, please visit https://explore.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3.

Is the Galaxy Note 3 your next T-Mobile smartphone? Don’t forget to take our current “What’s your next T-Mobile smartphone” poll where the Galaxy Note 3 is working to catch up to the Nexus 5 as your next Magenta device.

 

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  • Derrick B.

    That’s all I needed to hear, I can’t wait

  • RedGeminiPA

    I have a feeling Samsung will be giving away the watch with a phone purchase in the very near future, considering the watch is useless (at this point) without the Note 3 and new Tab.

    • auser72

      I seriously doubt that. Samsung already announced software update for use with other devices(sgs3 &4), also it’s use with future samsung devices. It’s just a matter of time before developers come up with unique apps specifically designed for smart watch.

      • Bud

        samscum watch is going to be the tech equivalent of wearing a fanny pack. why would i buy this pos when i have tag,rolly,patek,baumer.

        • auser72

          If you have such negative feelings about samsung, why are you on a page about the release of samsung products? ? Just asking.

        • Bud

          Android fans do the same on apple articles.

        • auser72

          And they look just as stupid for trying to impose their biases on other people too. Personally I don’t spend time or exert energy on things I don’t like.

      • RedGeminiPA

        The point is, it’s strictly a COMPANION device. It NEEDS another device to even work. Total failure just in that, let alone everything else this thing fails at.

  • Guest

    Preparing myself for phone and watch.

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

    The watch is about $149.99 overpriced

  • Guest

    What happened to my other comment David?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      ?? What do you mean? No other comments are being held in queue.

      • Guest

        I

  • http://www.jmillionnyc.com/ Jason Million

    Playing with the phone couple weeks ago, I cant wait to get it.

  • Nick

    Think I’ll get it faster on pre order, or waiting for the store to open on the 2nd?

    • jonathan3579

      Well, I’ll have my LG G2 tomorrow and some people had theirs at the beginning of last week. Sometimes (but not always) pre-orders are a safe bet to have things sooner.

  • auser72

    Preparing for new Note3 and watch.

    • jonathan3579

      Is posting this twice really necessary? We get that you want to offload your old “refurbished” phone but once is really more than enough. Honestly though, you should really consider trying to offload it on craigslist.

      • auser72

        Didn’t realize it posted twice. I’m really sorry posting twice and me off loading my “refurbished” phone bothered you so. As far me using eBay, that’s a personal preference. Have a good day.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          More importantly, the comment section here can’t be used for selling or linking to a page where you are selling devices. That puts me in a compromising situation, sorry!

        • thepanttherlady

          I removed the links a couple of hours ago for this very reason. ;)

        • auser72

          Damn, didn’t realize I caused such a stir. Honestly wasn’t trying to sell it here. I will have NO problem selling a note 3 in mint condition

        • auser72

          I understand and respect that, and really wasn’t trying to sell it via tmonews.com. Response was specifically to Jonathon about getting his panties in a wad about nothing. I appreciate what you do at tmonews.com David, as a single source location for official and unofficial tmobile news. Most importantly, I will have SGN3 and smart watch day one.

        • jonathan3579

          Uhh, excuse you but I was being respectful and suggesting you try to use craigslist because people typically pay more, there’s no fees, and you can sell it locally. No need to be snarky. I’ll be the bigger person and leave it at that.

        • auser72

          You funny, that passive-aggressive bit is classic. I understand David having to protect integrity of site, but the rest of you all you are bananas. It’s really not serious.

        • jonathan3579

          What’s funny is you backtracking and deleting your comments down below so they now say Guest. Nice try, buddy.

        • auser72

          Deleted after i realized i made mistake, and admitted to mistake. What’s your point????? If you want to talk about the pros and cons of either device thats is cool. Other than that, I dont do the negativity.

        • jonathan3579

          Okay, let’s just agree to end this debate. Fair? I don’t feel like getting into one of those e-arguments trying to get the last word. As for the Note 3, man, I’m highly considering getting it if my LG G2 doesn’t live up to expectations. (It’ll be in my hands tomorrow.)

        • auser72

          Cool, you can’t go wrong with either one. I’m sold on the Note 3 because of S-pen.

        • jonathan3579

          Ya know, I thought that too but I’m seeing a lot of people complaining about the phone getting VERY hot and throttling itself to a crawl. Supposedly it’ll lag everywhere after that. I don’t know how to react to that. I don’t think that’s a normal thing. Even my One would get hot but it never ruined gaming or anything like that.

  • jonathan3579

    I was hoping for a bundle but if they’re selling the watch at full-price then I guess I’ll reconsider the pair and/or both individually.

  • Chris
  • jvossman

    Going to try and preorder, will I have to change my plan in some way to get 199 down/ I already have unlimited data in my “Simple Choice Plan: Unlimited Talk + Text”

  • rick678

    will it come in white?

    • Oliver Jackson

      Yes both the Note3 and the Gear

  • ⓜ@®!ⓞ G@®CI@ ™

    Sweet !

  • GeekNerdStuff

    So I’m guessing at this point I can just forget about the “Blush Pink” Note 3 I had my heart set on buying. No sign of it. Only seeing the white and black.

    • thinkjoey

      should get released within a month or so after initial release. If you want the pink…you gotta wait a bit

      • GeekNerdStuff

        Don’t mind waiting at all. If this is the case then great. It would be good to see a pink device come to the States. In the past it’s always been Asia getting the pink devices. I’ve got the white note 2 so I think another month or so won’t hurt. Thanks for the tip.

      • Good

        you always gotta wait for the pink, 3 dates at least

  • yep

    http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-galaxy-gear-2-tipped-to-already-be-in-development-20130916/ samsung is working on the gear2 already; i wouldn’t be surprised if they decide later to release the gear watch with the note 3 together in the near future

  • Watermann

    I have two questions about the watch. Is it waterproof up to 100m? Can I install my own widgets? If not, no deal!

    • Good

      yes there will be apps like snapchat micro

  • weezy34

    Many SmartWatches are being released. A low-res built-in camera is cool, but is it more bulk than needed when your mobile with better camera is in-tow. Are usable apps with thinner band, better than a bulky band with camera?

  • ODog

    I wanted to galaxy gear but why is it 300?!

    • Guest

      Looks so nerdy, but I would TOTALLY give it a go at $150. $300 is way too steep for a gimmicky device without knowing how useful it might be. They should have made a bundle – Buy a Note 3, get the Gear for 150 or something. I bet it would sell way more.

  • sterling

    So where will we be able to pre-order ? I signed up for an email from t-mobile when the note 3 becomes available but I haven’t hear anything yet. Do you guys recommend the pre-order or in store purchase? Hmm..

    • Good

      waiting

  • Good

    Where can i order at midnight???

    • DWAYNE GRAY

      It’s supposed to be tmobile. Com bt I wondering it’s it might Pacific time. If so I’m abt to set my alarm

      • twicetheprice

        It still has it at full price $703 and nothing about financing yet….

        • DWAYNE GRAY

          Had to go to upgrade then to new arrivals scroll down and it’s at the bottom with financing

  • shysox

    12:02 CST and “Our website is temporarily unable to complete your request.” when trying to upgrade. However a few minutes ago it was backordered, and only offered at the full unsubsidized $703 price.

    To be fair they never said anything about midnight so I’ll just order tomorrow morning. Hopefully they don’t bill me immediately.

  • Good

    Shows $349 down right now and isn’t even available for financing in my account

    • DWAYNE GRAY

      Mine said that got to the end and 415$ due now. Are they serious

    • Guest

      Well qualified down payment is credit based. Once your account has been open for 3 years they will automatically switch you to well qualified. Suck, hopefully they switch that soon, I am sure they are losing tons of sales over it.

  • DWAYNE GRAY

    Got mine pre-order says shipping date the 26th Wldnt that be amazing

  • Next…Note 3

    Trying to order mine…it says unable to complete your request. Thought it would be a breeze to put the order in at 5:30am. Lol..

    • DWAYNE GRAY

      Did the same to me logged out and then back in then got it done. How that helps

      • Next…Note 3

        Done! Order placed.

        • DWAYNE GRAY

          Did it say shipping on the 26th that’s what mine states

        • Next…Note 3

          Yep…est. shipping date 09/26. But I haven’t received a confirmation e-mail yet, only the e-mail with a copy of new EIP documents.

    • DavilonSlewDemRodney

      lol same here….i think the note is ready for sale…..only cause the new/old crapple comes out so they holding back on the green light…..

  • Guest

    Yeah, just tried to order too. “We’re sorry—we are unable to process your order at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

  • DavilonSlewDemRodney

    This is what happened …. just ordered mine i used 1-2 day shipping
    I got this message after I clicked submit…..however before I ordered, it was saying Backorder….I called Tmo and the rep said it culd be because the device has not yet been released or it culd be sold out….I think no way its sold out…..but I placed the order anyway….the rep did not even kno the Note 3 is up on the site…..also dont know release of the S Gear….

    This is the message I got after order…im in Brooklyn so the time was 10:07 am..

    For security reasons we only ship to your billing address.

    Order Date: 09/18/2013 at 7:07:28 AM

    Your order’s estimated delivery date: 9/19/2013.

    To track your order, or view and print a receipt, please visit theOrder Status page….

  • Guest

    For some reason I can’t even get to the order page anymore. Just says the website is unavailable. Try again later.

  • Guest

    Woot, Just worked. Did what was suggested. Logged out and logged back in and it allowed it to complete.

  • Guest

    I chose 1-2 day shipping and after it processed it was switched to UPS ground. Says my deliver date says Estimated delivery date: 09/26/2013

  • Sam F

    I just preordered. Chose 1 day shipping. It gave me the error as well. Switched from Chrome to Firefox – same error. Clear cache and history and it worked!

    I got an email – estimated delivery 9/19! I sure hope so!

    • DavilonSlewDemRodney

      Try ordering it this way…Log on to your account and click upgrade or add a line which eva u choose….it worked for me there….got error when i tried from the note 3 ad page

    • ryan

      i got the same 9/19 but i didnt recv any emails or text.. do yall think thats a problem i do have my order number and i called customer service n they say the order is pending

  • NoNote4YOU

    TMO wants 50% down?!?! I was ready to switch at $199.99 but they want $349.99 and that’s just a bit too steep for me.

    • Guest

      How did you manage to get the price up to 349.99?

      • Noor Mahmoud

        Unless you have “perfect” credit, that is how much they charge you. I personally prefer that as it is only $14 a month instead of $21

        • shysox

          My credit score is perfect, but I still paid $280 for the device, the additional $81 being from taxes and shipping. How $199.99 = $80 tax is beyond me, unless they calculated it from the full price.

          Point being T-Mobile shouldn’t market it for $199.

        • thepanttherlady

          Tax is based on the full retail value of the phone, not the down payment.

        • shysox

          I was not aware, thank you.

        • Good

          Lol you think credit affects taxes? You probably don’t know your own credit then. Here’s a tip, skip the freecreditscore go to creditkarma

        • shysox

          I did say ‘unless they calculated it from the full retail.’ I was suggesting there was more than meets the eye of the $199 but I was incorrect. My bad..

          What’s really funny is that you think it’s possible for a someone to maintain a perfect credit score if they think it affects taxes. You do realize you must be somewhat competent to maintain a good credit score, right?

          but your statement ‘you think credit affects taxes’ isn’t entirely true. if you have tax debt or an outstanding student loan it does affect your tax return. sorry.

          next time you think you’re being smart about something please research the topic.

  • Noor Mahmoud

    I still can’t even get the pre-order to work…

    • Guest

      I never did get it to work in IE. I used Firefox and it worked.

      • Noor Mahmoud

        Doesn’t work for me on Chrome, IE, or Firework. And I’ve had an auto-clicker going since yesterday.

        • Guest

          Where is it getting stuck at? I had to log in, click and log out, close the browser, log back in and it worked. I tried for a few hrs refreshing the link over and over. Never got me in till I logged out and back in.

  • Jose Pizzle!

    For those of you that are looking to put cool APPS on your Note 3 below is my video link Enjoy

  • arak

    Those pre-ordering the Note 3, please post if the phone you receive is region locked (separate from carrier lock), meaning you wouldn’t be able to use a SIM from outside North America even if you are unlocked by T-MO.

    http://blog.clove.co.uk/2013/09/25/samsung-galaxy-note-3-sim-limitations/

    http://gigaom.com/2013/09/26/seriously-samsung-sorry-european-roamers-but-the-new-galaxy-note-3-is-region-locked/

    • Sam

      It is only region locked to importers trying to get cheap phones. As long as it is activated in the region Samsung intended it to be sold in, the following sim card outside of the country will unlock it and allow it to be used. They were losing lots of money to people trying to bypass the high prices.