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

AT&T to ship 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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Galaxy S III AT&T
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(8.00h talk time)

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26 Comments

1. Xperia42

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2012

Yes in 10 days. IPhone 5 KILLER!!!!!!

5. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Shoot by looks of the new iOS 6 announcements the GS2 is already an iPhone 5 killer. LOL

9. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Good luck with that!

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Only one missing the boat of 6/21 is VZW. Come on guys, let your edition of the GSIII loose. You already have them in your warehouses. You. Can. Do. IT!

22. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Yeah, Verizon has a track record of being late to release phones. Annoying, but I tolerate for the network and unlimited data. Just have to be patient. Dammit :D

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't be delusional. The GSIII will not be killing anything other than Samsung. People will soon be sick of seeing countless GSIII variations being released. Why do you think HTC is failing now?

23. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Don't be delusional.

2. xcasasx

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Im still waiting for ics on S2!

3. Xperia42

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2012

Root your phone and download an ics rom, if you want ics

6. xcasasx

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

ive bricked my phone countless timess and my comp suck asss

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I'm running ICS 4.0.4 MIUI on my at$t galaxy note... just root it.. you can't go wrong :-)

14. ez31k

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

MIUI FTW!!! Been running MIUI 4.0.4 on my Epic 4G touch for 2 months now.. I don't think I'll ever go back to stock.. :-D

4. WhyNotRadioShack

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

How many phones in the past have been labeled an " iPhone killer"? And go ahead and call me iSheep but its user preference on which phone we all like and i happen to like Apple products!

7. xcasasx

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

dude the iphone is what ever it comes down to persnoal pref.

8. xcasasx

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

like to mee i hated my 4s it was soo blehh boringg my skyrocket is way beter for me

13. chriski333

Posts: 22; Member since: May 05, 2012

About damn time! Now what do i do should i return my Samsung note for the s3 or do i keep my note?

16. ez31k

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Now that's a tough one... Wait till the SGS3 comes out and check out a live demo in store.. That is the only way to make the final call...

15. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

Title should be "AT&T pre-orders of the Galaxy S III will arrive on or before June 21st" ;)

17. natesvlogs

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2012

they already told me this in the confirmation email from my pre-order. I was hoping they'd surprise us and send it immediately. I just got my case and screen protectors for it and I've resorted to pretending I have it in the case.

19. mail2ankit82

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Which case did you order for the S3? i am also looking to order one. can you share some insight on it?

24. natesvlogs

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2012

I got a package deal from buy.com

21. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Verizon, you're killing me. I'm thinking thy want to leave a little time for the incredible to sell before releasing this bad boy, but why did they take so long to release the incredible? The other big 3 carriers have already released their new HTC models; and all of which are objectively superior to the incredible. What the heck is VZ thinking? VZ, hurry up and put out a high-end phone with a processor that doesn't take us back to 2011. You're current line up is slow, boring, and old. Love your network, though. Thanks.

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Let's just hope APPLE DOESN'T BAN THE GSIII FOR AT&T like they did for ONE X

26. husser94

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

SO IF I WALK INTO AT&T JUNE 21...WOULD I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE GS3?

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