MetroPCS officially snags the Samsung Galaxy S III; launch to take place next month

MetroPCS officially snags the Samsung Galaxy S III; launch to take place next month
For months, we have been hearing that pre-paid carrier MetroPCS would be offering the Samsung Galaxy S III. The phone showed up in the carrier's fall lineup when it was announced last month. Whatever happened to the days when pre-paid carriers had the most basic of phones? Now, top models like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Apple iPhone can be purchased for use on a pre-paid network.

On Wednesday, MetroPCS announced that as expected, the sizzling hot Samsung Galaxy S III will be available for its customers. While the news is official, and MetroPCS is promoting the device on its website, sales of the unit won't begin until next month although a specific launch date and price for the phone needs to be released. Since there is no two-year contract to sign, buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S III on MetroPCS should be prepared to pay up for the handset. One MetroPCS customer won't have to pay for the phone, however. The carrier is offering a free Samsung Galaxy S III as the prize in a contest, and all you have to do is give the carrier your name, address and phone number.

MetroPCS is the fifth largest carrier in the states and even offers 4G LTE service. For $70 a month, you can get unlimited music from Rhapsody, unlimited calls, text and data. Other lower cost plans offer a certain amount of data at 4G LTE speed which gets throttled once you go over your monthly data cap.

source: MetroPCS via Android Central

Related phones

Galaxy S III MetroPCS
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.00h talk time)



1. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Am I wrong when I say it should be metropcs not tmobile in the last paragraph?

7. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

hahaha. I think you're right. Tmo is the 4th largest and does NOT currently have LTE... wow epic editor fail... EVEN THE LINK SAYS TMO AND TAKES YOU TO METRO WEBSITE HAHAHAHAHAHAAH

2. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

your right and metro steppin they phone game up/ Will have 2 phones with ics right out the box. Only prepaid to have that and LTE. ha samsung said carriers you want it come and get it unlike some picky expensive stem we know

3. pimpollofelice123

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

Source: "T-mobile" lol and the last paragraph says that "T-mobile is the fifth largest carrier".

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

MetroPCS is worst than Tmo in coverage areas I knew a lot of people complained call drops and no signal. They paid cash for phone and useless service at Metro, now they are happy at Tmo $70 Unlimited Everything.

10. vphayden

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

I've had Metro PCS service for about 6 years now. Few of my friends have it. They have all the usual crooks, I mean service providers (including Tmo) and I can tell you that MPCS has by far the best coverage in my area. ATT is worst, followed by Verizon then Sprint and Tmo. I stream TuneIn and Pandora all day long watch videos and more I am a very heavy data user. How much do I use? I could care less! I just know that my bill never changes no matter how much I use! So, your comment about Metro being uselless is actually a useless statemnet. I currently have three lines with Metro and they all work great at a great price! Get a clue!

5. sc5sdanny

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Metropcs FTW

6. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I have metro the service is good and the LTE is fast. My phone lg motion is great for the price of $148.63 no contract ics on board.

8. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

MetroPCS is the way to go if there's coverage where you need it. Can't find a better deal unless you go with an MVNO on a larger carrier. The LG Motion and the GSIII are great phones.

9. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Editors NEED to REVISE their work before publishing because your mistakes make you look really dumb.

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