Well there goes my plan for Thursday. It seems T-mobile is going to split the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III into two separate launches. A total of 29 markets, a large chunk of their 4G service areas, will have the Galaxy S III available for purchase in stores. Everyone else, us less cool folks around the nation, will have to wait a few extra days to pick one up on June 27th. Here is the full release from T-Mobile along with the pricing and locations where it will be available on the 21st.

Samsung Galaxy S III Launch Update

To ensure customers receive the best possible experience, the Samsung Galaxy S III launch will now be broken into two phases. T-Mobile will still be the first carrier to offer the device in-store but the rollout will be in two phases instead of one.

Select Retail and Branded locations in the top 29 markets will launch as scheduled on June 21. In addition, a limited amount of Samsung Galaxy S III devices will be available on T-Mobile.com.

Due to the excitement surrounding the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III, customer demand will exceed the expected launch quantity available on June 21 T-Mobile anticipates the remaining Retail and Branded locations will launch on June 27. Stores that do not receive the initial distribution, and stores who sell out of their initial stock, should use the GSIII Call Back List and contact customers when the devices are available.

Pricing will be as follows:

$629.99 Full Retail, $229.99 down on Value Plans with $20 EIP, $279.99 Classic plan after $50 mail-in rebate (2 year contract required)

The top 29 markets are as follows:

  • LosAngeles,CA
  • Chicago,IL
  • Phoenix,AZ
  • Houston,TX
  • SanDiego,CA
  • NewYork,NY
  • Seattle,WA
  • Miami/Ft.Lauderdale,FL
  • Dallas/Ft.Worth,TX
  • SanFrancisco,CA
  • SaltLakeCity,UT
  • Denver,CO
  • Minneapolis,MN
  • Tampa/St.Petersburg,FL
  • Philadelphia,PA
  • SanAntonio,TX
  • Portland,OR
  • Austin,TX
  • Atlanta,GA
  • KansasCity,MO
  • Boston,MA
  • Sacramento,CA
  • Orlando,FL
  • Detroit,MI
  • WashingtonDC*
  • Cleveland,OH
  • Jacksonville,FL
  • Charlotte,NC
  • McAllen,TX

Isn’t that just wonderful? I will refrain from showing to much of my disappointment. After all, I do live in an area where the 22nd will be the last day the T-Mobile call center is open too. Oh well, I suppose I can wait another 6 days, its nots worth driving 3.5 hours to get one early. What are your thoughts on this? Did you already have plans to hit up the store on the 21st? Did you already put in for some time off to snag one and won’t be able too? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Tmonews

  • FILA

    T screwed themselves up with these prices. to expensive compared to what im sure ATT and Sprint will show off