Samsung Galaxy S III now available to be pre-ordered at Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and Best Buy retail locations

Samsung Galaxy S III now available to be pre-ordered at Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and Best Buy retail locations
The calendar in the kitchen now reads June 6th which can only mean one thing. Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III are being accepted today at the retail locations of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and Best Buy. Verizon and Sprint will both be offering their customers the 16GB and the 32 GB model while AT&T only has the 16GB model  available, at least for now. On the other hand, the carrier will eventually be offering an exclusive red version of the phone.

All three carriers will have a white version and a blue version with AT&T adding the aforementioned red model at a later date.  AT&T, Sprint and Verizon are each asking $199.99 with a signed 2-year contract for the 16GB variant of the device. Sprint and Verizon have each tagged the 32GB model for $249.99 with a signed 2-year pact.

When will your phone arrive? While Sprint has said that the device will launch on June 21st, their web site adds that the carrier will try to its best to get the phone to you before that date. AT&T has not yet announced a release date and Verizon's own web site shows a July 9th launch date for the handset.

Best Buy's big box locations and Best Buy Mobile have already started accepting pre-orders pre-sales for the Sprint, AT&T and Verizon variants of the phone at the same $199.99 and $249.99 contract price for the 16GB and 32GB versions respectively (except for AT&T which is offering just the 16GB unit, of course). The retailer's web site is still not yet showing the handset. And  that leaves U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile. The latter has no pre-order date scheduled, but is scheduled to have both 16GB and 32GB models available for purchase on June 21st. The former is expected to accept pre-orders on June 12th with the Samsung Galaxy S III arriving in July.

source: Verizon, Sprint, AT&T



18. deemac31 unregistered

My status has gone from backordered to processing. I talked to the AT&T premier rep and he said my phone will be over nighted tonight. So I’ll keep my fingers crossed :)

17. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

almost a week after it's launch internationally, any sales figures on devices sold to end users?

16. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

i promise if t-mobile sells it later and more expensive im leaving and referring people to a smarter company i love em but they'd be stupid as hell to require more and offer the same features.

13. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Pre ordered today at AT&T location and received email confirmation that phone would ship within 3 - 5 business days. Hope this is accurate:-)

12. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Looks like Sprint is first again with the Galaxy line.

11. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

whats a hox

10. kyan-

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

i'm on the opposite end. i sold my hox for this baby.

9. Claudster

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I pre-ordered the phone and they told me that it will ship out July 9. I'm excited because when VZ passed on the SG2 I was bummed, so now that they are carrying the SG3 I'm getting it!

7. Xquisite

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Verizon has the price right, but the release date, 2 weeks after everyone else? Man Verizon.

5. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Damn, I was really hoping the US versions would get rid of that ugly physical button like they did for the SGS II :( Oh well I love my EVO 4G LTE so ill stick with that

8. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

So how is it working out for you if you don't mind me asking? Im still on the ropes if I want to move over to Sprint and get this phone or if I am going to stay witn TMobile and get the Galaxy 3. I like the design of the Evo so much more than the uninspiring Galaxy 3 but Im on the ropes lol! I just can't make up my mind.

14. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I love it! Its thin and light and has a huge beautiful screen. I was a little skeptical with the design at first but I have warmed up to it. I am however a little bias because I love HTC quality and their Sense UI so much but I don't have any complaints about it except there is no LTE yet but I knew that from the start

15. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

you'll change your mind when you see it in person.

4. WILDCAT1935

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 23, 2011

Can't these fracking people get it right? Verizon said it would ship its S3 by 7/7/2012. Or sooner.

6. wonthanhguy

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

how are you so sure when everyone else is stating july 9th?

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, are all variants going to have the option of using a microSD card for memory? If so, then good for AT&T to not push a rip-off of a deal 32GB option for internal phone memory, like some other carriers/manufacturers do.

2. mullman85

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Target Mobile has also started pre-orders for all three.

1. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012


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