Samsung Gear S coming to T-Mobile, will be available on EIP


Following on from a Samsung announcement that the new Gear S smartwatch would be available in the U.S. some time this fall, T-Mobile got in touch to confirm that it will be one of the carriers offering the latest Samsung wearable device. It will be available on EIP, but no specific pricing has been announced.

Of interest to me is seeing how it plays with current T-Mo plans. The Gear S – as you may know – comes equipped with a SIM card reader, which means you should be able to pop in a SIM with a data/mobile broadband plan if you wish to. At least, that’s what makes sense to me. T-Mobile will announce further details next month.

In the mean time, you can check out the brief hands on video I shot for PhoneDog at the beginning of the month in Berlin:

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  • Verizonthunder

    It will be interesting how T-Mobile with make of this watch. They could charge ten bucks a month for unlimited data* 1gb of fast data and if Pandora or other music streaming service will work it will not count towards data this will be interesting indeed.

  • D_Wall__

    I think T-Mobile should offer alot of these Smart Watchs in store. Im not sure about this one. But a Moto 360 would be first on my list. How does the sim work? Does it just pass notifications from the phone if too far away? Never considered this watch.

    • Guest

      Connects to your phone via bluetooth

      • superg05

        the said the sim card sir

  • Jon

    I’m interested in this but would like more information and to see some reviews to see if it’s worth the purchase. I’m curious about the data plans that will be available for this smart watch.

    • Guest

      It connects to your Galaxy phone via bluetooth. Its an accessory

      • Nick Gonzalez

        It has a sim card slot on the back. You can see it at about 30 seconds into the video.

      • 21stNow

        This is the Gear S, which is a phone as well as a watch. It is not an accessory-only as the earlier Gear devices were.

  • TexMex1234

    Tizen? Not interested

    • Flowingwind

      Tizen smart watches seem to last one or two days more than Android Wear smart watches.

      “That said, it’ll be interesting to see if Tizen can at the very least make the Gear a bit zippier than its initial iteration had been. Its problems ran deeper than software alone, and it’s hard to imagine that if Android apps felt unfinished that their Tizen counterparts will fare much better, but the extra day or two of battery life that Samsung is promising (2-3 days on one charge now), combined with a software experience that doesn’t constantly trip over itself, would go a long way.”

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Very very interesting. *looks for full review *

  • auser72

    I wish they had option for bigger band !!!

  • krym73

    The watch does have a sim tray but when initially turned on needs to be paired via Bluetooth with a Galaxy phone and the applications will be downloaded from the smartphone as well.

  • Pete Nguyen

    What a failure! The Gear S interface looks like crap! Good luck Samsung catching up with Apple Watch! LOL

    • roy

      Your a moron Apple watch is way worse than that big ass watch

    • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

      Damn, I need to change my name now and I am now Chinese not Vietnamese.

  • Orlando G.

    I do like the features of this watch especially with the SIM card. There are many times where I really don’t need a full fledged smartphone with big screen. Bike riding, at the gym, hiking are just a few examples. i would love to be able to send a quick text or answer/make a phone call if I needed to.

    My only problem is, I’m not that keen on how huge this watch is and the shape. Prefer the Moto 360 or LGs look.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Can’t wait but would like a 4g smartwatch

  • Randall Lind

    Can you add it if you are already buying a phone? Also will the sim card use your same number and not add to your bill?

    • Richard Yarrell

      Definitely buying with the Galaxy Note 4 for sure.

    • Flowingwind

      Yes. I have the LG G3 on EIP for my daughter and the Galaxy Note 4 on EIP for myself. I was told by T-Mobile I could have 5 voice devices and 3 data devices on EIP (these are Device EIP). The devices you have on your EIP depends on your credit.

      The Samsung Gear S would be an Accessory EIP.
      “UPDATE: Maximum Limit

      Our sources got back in touch to inform us that there will be a maximum limit of $250 per line. So if you do want the $300 Gear 2, you’ll need to put down $50 up front to do so.

      Second: $0 down. Well-qualified customers will – according to our informants – be able to get the accessories without any down payment. Much like you can with a phone or tablet. However, customers with lower credit ratings will need to stump up 50% of the accessory cost up front.”

      We’re still unsure if EIP is limited to just one accessory, or if you can combing accessories and pay on a single EIP for all of them. As an example, if you wanted to grab yourself a pair of Beats earphones as well as a Gear Fit with your phone or tablet. We don’t know if EIP is locked to a single gadget, or to the overall value of the purchase.”

  • Anthony V Cannata

    I’m hoping t-mobile doesn’t charge 10 more a month like Sprint plans on doing

    • Flowingwind

      They won’t: “T-Mobile stores nationwide on November 9th for $0 down (and $14.58 for 24 months).

      Those who want to be first in line for T-Mobile’s first connected wearable can pre-register today at To top it off, the Un-carrier introduced an incredible new wearable rate plan – just $5 per month for unlimited talk, text and data with up to 500MB of high-speed data on the Gear S – all on T-Mobile’s blazing-fast, Data Strong™ network.”

  • Warlock18

    Its really where phones would have been… smaller… if not for video and watching movies!! So don’t be fooled by the size or even the tech inside… if you take a small flip phone it will fit your wrist and that was years ago… the video would have been smaller even back then!! Its not surprising that they would sell smaller size phones and place them on you wrist!! Watch Phones…