T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S III Pricing Confirmed; Makes Your Wallet Cringe

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  1. dgstorm

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    We thought we would share this because sometimes Verizon gets the rep for being a bit pricy on new phones (which is true sometimes), but this time, it's T-Mobile going over the top with release date pricing on a new phone.

    It is usually not a surprise when a carrier does things a bit differently from the other carriers when they are selling the same phone. For example, last year there were multiple names for the Samsung Galaxy S II on the different carriers, and of course each carrier might add on their specific package of bloatware. However, today's confirmation coming from T-Mobile regarding their version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is most assuredly a shock, and will likely make your back account recoil in fear.

    For some odd reason that we can't fathom T-Mobile is selling their version of the SGS3 for a whole lot more than the other carriers. Without fail so far, the other carriers have announced pricing at $200 bucks for the 16GB version and $250 for the 32GB version. That is not the case with T-Mo. Here is their confirmed pricing plan,

    So... basically, if you want to get the 16GB SGS3 you will initially have to pay $329.99 and then wait for a $50 dollar mail-in rebate, or $379.99 before the mail-in rebate for the 32GB version. That is a whopping $130 bucks more at the time of purchase than any of the other carriers, and still $80 bucks more after you get the rebate back. Is there something wrong with this picture?

    Source: S3Forums via AndroidCentral and Engadget (pic)
     
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    Whoever at T-Mobile is responsible for using the terms "POS," "Early Upgrade POS," and the most egregious "Early Upgrade Plus POS" needs to spend more time at urbandictionary.com. ;)

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    Its one of those things you have to live with if you want inexpensive plans. Cheap plans means less subsidies for the phone.
     
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    POS means Point Of Sale, its standard across anywhere with a cash register

    yeah but these installment plans don't extend your contract, i believe. i think if you were to do a classic NE2 upgrade you could get a 200/300 price point..not tooooo sure on that one though
     
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    I'm actually surprised that these phones are going for $200 on the other networks. With all the $300 Tier I phones that came out last November, then stayed at that price for 3 months or more, I was sure these were going to start at $300.

    With all the plan structure/price changes coming out, it looks like most carriers think they can make more money in monthly billing fees rather than by raising the price of phone, except obviously in T-Mobiles case.
     
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