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).
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.