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U.S. Cellular asks for more money upfront with the Samsung Galaxy S III

U.S. Cellular asks for more money upfront with the Samsung Galaxy S III
While the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available in the U.S. from the top four carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular also will be joining the parade. The regional carrier will be accepting pre-orders for the eagerly anticipated device on June 12th. It will deliver the Samsung Galaxy S III to its customers sometime next month, most likely after Verizon subscribers get their units on July 9th.

U.S. Cellular will accept pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III starting on Tuesday

U.S. Cellular will accept pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III starting on Tuesday

Unlike the other carriers, those U.S. Cellular customers buying the Samsung Galaxy S III will be asked to put up $100 more that they will get back in the form of a mail-in rebate. In other words, the 16GB version of the phone in white or blue will be $199.99 after the rebate and the 32GB variant will be $249.99 after the rebate. But this means that if are a U.S. Cellular customer and want the device, you will be laying out $299.99 or $349.99. Considering that many carriers have done away with the whole rebate thing, U.S. Cellular's actions here seem so five years ago.

Bottom line is that all of the U.S carriers that are now set to deliver the Samsung Galaxy S III at the same price for each model. The only difference seen thus far is the lack of the 32GB unit for AT&T which is also getting an exclusive red model.

source: U.S.Cellular via AndroidCentral

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posted on 08 Jun 2012, 14:03 4

1. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Well, they are a smaller carrier and just want to be sure that who ever wants the phone is serious about getting the phone...100.00 seems serious to me.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 15:45 1

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Good. They're the smart ones.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 16:49 1

3. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Whats the point in mail in rebates?

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 17:14 2

4. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


None, MIR is designed to those who forget about it or is too lazy. If complained enough, companies will stop it. Otherwise, it's free money for them.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 20:56

5. bigmel314 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jan 2009)


Does anyone even care?

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