T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III gets officially priced
Slightly delayed or not, the Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile now finally has official pricing. This has been the one detail still missing in this story, for the magenta carrier was really reluctant to give out any information before today. And once you hear the prices, you’ll probably understand why.
See, the cheapest you’ll be able to get the new flagship Android smartphone is $229.99, for the 16 GB version. But that’s with the Value plan, and requires 20 additional monthly payments of $20. The 32 GB variant goes for $279.99 with this arrangement.
Folks who’d like to choose the Classic plan and not pay those nasty monthly installments will have to shell out no less than $279.99 for the device with 16 GB of storage. And that’s after a $50 mail-in rebate! Obviously, you’ll need to sign your life away for two years as well. To get the Galaxy S III with 32 GB of memory you’ll be paying $329.99 (again, after a $50 mail-in rebate).
So it’s anything but cheap. T-Mobile clearly hopes that the brand recognition that the Galaxy S III has going for it will help bring in some cash from eager buyers. And judging by the many pre-orders which have prompted the carrier to go with a staggered release, it may not be wrong.
Via Android Central