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.

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



1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Good. They're the smart ones.

3. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

Whats the point in mail in rebates?

4. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

5. bigmel314

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 11, 2009

Does anyone even care?

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