June 21, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to put the Samsung Galaxy S III on sale today. Pre-orders, online visitors to t-mobile.com, and customers visiting select stores can be among the first in the U.S. to have the device – at a cost.
T-Mobile is charging $279.99 for the 16 GB Galaxy S III, and that’s after a $50 mail-in-rebate (you’ll have to pay $329.99 in store). That’s noticeably higher than the $199 that the other major carriers are charging for the device, which is surprising given T-Mobile always bills itself as the carrier that offers the best value. In case you were wondering, the 32 GB version of the Galaxy S costs $329.99 after rebate.
Demand for the Galaxy S III exceeds supply at every carrier, so people will probably still be willing to pay the price to get their hands on the phone. I can’t say that I blame based on my review of the Galaxy S III. Unless you’re interested in the HTC One S, the GS III is clearly the phone to get on T-Mobile.
According to a previous report from TMoNews, T-Mobile will build a callback list for customers unable to get the phone on launch day. Customers will receive a call once phones become available again. Contact your local T-Mobile store to check if their stock levels and make a purchase. Keep in mind that inventory levels for pebble blue and marble white, as well as 16 and 32 GB sizes, may vary.