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AT&T to ship Samsung Galaxy S III on or before June 21st

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AT&T to ship Samsung Galaxy S III on or before June 21st
AT&T will ship the Samsung Galaxy S III on or before June 21st

AT&T will ship the Samsung Galaxy S III on or before June 21st

It seems that June 21st is an important date for the Samsung Galaxy S III. That is when units of the phone pre-ordered via Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T are expected to ship. Sprint has already said that it would try to get the eagerly awaited device into its customers hands before June 21st and now AT&T has joined them. Those who have already reserved a unit from the nation's second largest carrier are being told that while the 21st is indeed the shipping date, AT&T will try to deliver the device before that date.

While Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular each will be offering both the 16GB and 32GB models of the phone, AT&T is giving its subscribers just one choice with the 16GB variant. The carrier, though, will be selling a 16GB microSD card for $39. Additionally, AT&T will have exclusivity on a red Samsung Galaxy S III to add to the Marble White and Pebble Blue units that all carriers are selling. U.S. pricing has pretty much converged with the 16GB handset going for $199.99 with a signed 2-year contract, and the 32GB version will cost $249.99 on contract. The only difference is that U.S. Cellular wants its customers to pay an additional $100 for each model, which it will return in the form of a mail-in rebate.

While three of the initial five U.S. carriers getting the Samsung Galaxy S III are planning a release of the device around June 21st, Verizon and U.S. Cellular are both waiting until July to give their customers the fastest selling gadget of all time. Verizon is expecting to ship the smartphone om July 9th while there is no date set for U.S. Cellular.

source: AT&T, DroidMatters via BGR

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