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Samsung Galaxy S III to hit Sprint stores July 1st; device finally launches in Canada

Samsung Galaxy S III to hit Sprint stores July 1st; device finally launches in Canada
We have some good news for Sprint customers or those who just like to do their phone shopping at Sprint. The nation's third largest carrier will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S III in Sprint stores starting this Sunday, July 1st. Those who pre-ordered either the 16GB or 32GB might have already received their phone. Nothing out of the ordinary with Sprint's statement as it merely confirmed the $199.99 and $249.99 price for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively, with a signed 2-year pact. The device will be found in Sprint stores,web sales, business sales and telesales (1-800-SPRINT-1).

"Samsung Galaxy S III will be available at Sprint beginning on Sunday, July 1. It will be offered in a 16GB version for $199.99 and 32GB version for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement at Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales. The 32GB version will be available in Web Sales, Sprint Business Sales and Telesales."-Sprint
Originally, Sprint was expected to have the phone by June 21st, but as we know, demand has been overwhelming which has made a joke out of any early launch dates. For example, take our friends to the north in Canada, where the Samsung Galaxy S III was expected to launch on June 20th until it was pushed back. Only now, a week later, the phone has officially launched although it appears that actually finding a unit for sale is hard to do. While in theory, TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Virgin, SaskTel, WIND, Mobilicity and Videotron should be able to sell you the Samsung Galaxy S III, as of Wednesday morning none of the carrier's web sites listed the phone as available or shipping now.

Breaking down the Canadian carriers, Bell, TELUS, Rogers and Virgin will offer an LTE enabled model (as will SaskTel although its model will run on HSPA+ until their LTE pipeline is turned on). WIND, Mobilicity and Videotron will offer their customers a version of the Samsung Galaxy S III that runs on AWS. In Canada, carriers love to tie you up for 3 years instead of  2 and we have seen pricing run from $99.95 at Videotron to $159.99. Both the 16GB and 32GB models are available in both Marble White and Pebble Blue.

source: AndroidCentralMobileSyrup

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:00

1. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


3 years. What a joke, your better of buying it outright.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:23

2. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Or taking the 3 years and buying it off in the second year to get out of contract. Now do I wait for another phone or just jump in since my upgrade is due 7/.1/2012

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 22:46

3. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


How do you think this phone will fare against the Galaxy Nexus now that it will have Jelly Bean and all its new features? I figure it will be atleast 5months before the GSIII gets JB.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 23:07

4. ph00ny (Posts: 590; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Honestly, GalNex was a huge letdown eventhough i moved onto it from GB running Note

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 00:23

5. husser94 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


AT&T PLEASE SHED SOME LIGHT ON US WITH UR RELEASE DATE.!!!

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