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Samsung Galaxy S III coming to T-Mobile & Sprint on June 21, Verizon & U.S. Cellular start pre-orders soon

June 4, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka



Samsung announced in the wee hours of the morning that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be available on all major U.S. carriers, but it left it up to each individual carrier to say when exactly the phone would go on sale. T-Mobile USA, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular have stepped out as the first companies to narrow the window.

T-Mobile has confirmed that the Galaxy S III will go on sale through all of its retail channels starting June 21, 2012. The magenta-themed carrier failed to disclose the price of the phone, but that information should be made available shortly considering that the release date is less than a three weeks from now. T-Mobile also confirmed that the GS III will support its 4G HSPA+ network. Fans can sign up for notifications here if they want more information.

Sprint also threw its hat in the ring for a June 21 release date. The Now Network will sell the 16 GB version for $199 and the 32 GB version for $249.99. The Galaxy S III will have access Sprint’s 4G LTE network (availability will vary greatly), unlimited data, and will come with Google Wallet pre-loaded. Pre-orders for the device begin on June 5, so sign up here tomorrow to reserve your phone.

U.S. Cellular will release the phone soon after T-Mobile. An exact date was not given, but the phone will be available in stores and online in July. Interested customers can reserve their Galaxy S III beginning June 12 when the pre-order window opens. Like T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular has not yet disclosed a price but did confirm that the Galaxy S III will support its budding 4G LTE network. Sign-up for more updates here. beginning on June 5.


Verizon has confirmed that it will sell the Galaxy S III for $199.99 (16 GB) and $249.99 (32 GB). General release date information is not available, but the pre-order sales period starts June 6. The phone will support Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Get more info here.