Galaxy S3 delays not affecting all T-Mobile markets.
We have been hearing a lot about delays for the Galaxy S3 for North America. Canada has been delayed until next week and it seems that the same is happening here in the US. Verizon has delayed their ship by dates by 1 day, but there has been no official date published by them. Sprint has delayed their launch until next week, so it makes you wonder what is happening with T-Mobile USA. Well, we have an answer to that question and it seems that some locations will be getting the Galaxy S3 starting tomorrow and some will not. Kind of a mixed bag as to what is going on. Seems that inventory problems for Samsung are plaguing the launch in North America and is causing frustration in Canada and the US.
For T-Mobile, they are going to be the first one selling the Galaxy S3 in the US, but it is only going to be in 29 markets in the US listed below. There is no guarantee of inventory in those markets, so they could run out of product. The remaining retail locations in the US will see the Galaxy S3 on sale beginning June 27th.
From TMONews, here is the press release from T-Mobile.
Samsung Galaxy S III Launch Update
To ensure customers receive the best possible experience, the Samsung Galaxy S III launch will now be broken into two phases. T-Mobile will still be the first carrier to offer the device in-store but the rollout will be in two phases instead of one.
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.
Pricing will be as follows:
$629.99 Full Retail, $229.99 down on Value Plans with $20 EIP, $279.99 Classic plan after $50 mail-in rebate (2 year contract required)
The top 29 markets are as follows: