T-Mobile confirms it won’t carry the Samsung Galaxy Fold

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Samsung confirmed last night that the Galaxy Fold will relaunch in September following a months-long delay. But while T-Mobile had planned to sell the Galaxy Fold before it was delayed, it won’t be carrying the Fold when it finally arrives later this year.

T-Mobile will not sell the Samsung Galaxy Fold. In a statement sent to The Verge, T-Mobile pointed to its “wide range of the latest smartphones” as an explanation for why it won’t carry the Galaxy Fold.

Here’s T-Mobile’s full statement:

“T-Mobile will not carry the Galaxy Fold because we already offer customers a wide range of the latest smartphones. Please reach out to Samsung for any further inquiries.”

T-Mobile was one of just two U.S. carriers that were originally slated to sell the Galaxy Fold, with the other being AT&T. It’s unclear if AT&T will still release the Galaxy Fold, but it’s disappointing that T-Mo won’t launch the Galaxy Fold because if it had, T-Mo customers who were interested in trying the Fold likely would’ve had the option of buying it on EIP rather than shelling out the full $1,980 asking price all at once. For those folks who still really want a Fold even though it’s not coming to T-Mobile, buying unlocked will likely be an option.

Source: The Verge

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  • Nionx

    Well this is disappointing. I was really looking forward to it.

    • You were?

      • Nionx

        Indeed I was. It was one of the most unique and original mobile devices I had ever used. I was ready to own one myself. Anything to ease the blow of paying the full price upfront, like EIP, was welcome.

        • James

          That downpayment would’ve been nasty though. Put $429 plus tax down for my 256gb Xs at $1,149. Couldn’t imagine putting more than that down…

        • dcmanryan

          TMobile will finance max $749 or around there. The Galaxy Fold wouldn’t have sold well as most customers aren’t willing to put $1250+ tax down and then pay $31.25 a month….insane price on the Fold!! Don’t be a guinea pig people for Samsung. Even fan boys have to be questioning that price. It’s simple, phone costs will continue to rise at a much higher rate than inflation until customers scream enough by closing their wallets.

        • Well, all right then. Hope it works out for you!

  • icwhatudidthere

    I guess it’s unlocked then. Anyone know if there are any T-Mobile specific features that aren’t available on Samsung unlocked phones? Frequencies, Wifi calling, visual voicemail, advanced messaging, etc?

  • Deadeye37

    Probably could’ve caused more problems than it was worth. They’ll probably carry the next generation where a lot of those issues will be ironed out.

  • Jay Holm

    How bout since Tmo/Sprint and Dish have come to an agreement. . how bout TmoNews give us a headline saying DOJ has officially approved the T-Mobile Sprint merger. . .THAT is the headline I am looking for. . .

  • vinnyjr

    Too Bad, I wanted to buy one from them. Don’t understand their thinking, the biggest phone company in the world and they don’t want to sell it‼️‼️‼️

  • Jim Mill

    Don’t blame them, probably remember the note 7 fiasco.

  • Steve

    You can always finance an unlocked version through Shop Samsung with 0% financing, although I believe only 24 months (as opposed to 24 or 36 with TMO) is an option.