US carriers begin to provide information for arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S3
It has been a busy day with all the information being put out for the 5 US wireless carriers who are going to be selling the Galaxy S3, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow for some and most selling the Galaxy S3 beginning on June 21st. There has been a lot of talk about this coming Samsung smart phone and it has many new features which will attract people’s attention. The 5 wireless carriers are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon which fills up the list of who will be selling this great new phone.
If you have not seen all the features, there are many reports from the UK which are providing very in-depth information for you. You can look at a great review from Android Central to get a lot of detailed information on the Galaxy S3. The information for each of the wireless carriers is coming out and for most, we do not have complete and confirmed information. Based on what we have gathered, here is what we know as of this evening.
AT&T – They will begin pre-order sales on Wednesday, but there is no confirmed date for retail sales. We have to assume it will be June 21st, the same as Verizon. AT&T will only be selling the 16 GB version for $199.99 on a new 2 year contract. In their press release, they said they will also be selling a red version of the Galaxy S3 some time this summer, which no other carrier has commented on, so it looks like an exclusive on that one. Update – AT&T has started pre-order sales today with delivery beginning on June 18th. Expecting in store sales to begin on June 21st.
Sprint – They will begin pre-order sales tomorrow, Tuesday, at 7:00 AM EDT and they have confirmed the date of June 21st for retail sales. They will be selling both a 16 GB version ($199.99) and a 32 GB version ($249.99).
T-Mobile – They have not published when they will begin pre-order sales or even if they are going to be doing that. Their site is only showing a sign up page. The phone will be available for purchase on June 21st. No pricing or which models of the Galaxy S3 they will be selling is available currently.
US Cellular – Pre-orders will begin on June 12th, but there is no firm date for retail sales. All we have at the moment is that it will be in July which more than likely means early July. We have no information about models which may be carried or pricing of those models.
Verizon Wireless – They will begin pre-orders on Wednesday, July 6th, for the Galaxy S3. We do not have a firm date for retail sales, but we can assume it will be June 21st, the same as T-Mobile and Sprint. They will be selling two models, the 16 GB ($199.99) and the 32 GB ($249.99). Updated – Verizon will be selling the Galaxy S3 in store beginning July 9th.
Information continues to flow and web sites will be updated as carriers prepare for pre-orders as noted. We expect to see more details coming out to nail down the specifics for the missing items.