Official: Galaxy S3 coming to US Cellular, pricing and release date to be announced on June 12

June 5, 2012
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    The abundance of Galaxy S3 US pricing and availability news we reported on yesterday was almost overwhelming, but there are still things to be announced. We know that AT&T and Verizon will start taking pre-orders for the phone on June 6, while Sprint and T-Mobile will be releasing it on June 21.

    After all the major carriers revealed their plans for Samsung’s flagship, US Cellular has decided to lift the veil and announce the first official bits and pieces about the S3’s availability.

    The nation’s sixth largest wireless telecommunications network will start taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S3 on June 12, when all the details about pricing and release dates will be announced.

    While I’m sure that you would have loved to know what US Cellular will be charging for Sammy’s new flagship, it’s still nice that the regional carrier announced the start date for the pre-orders, as well as details about what S3 models they will be selling.

    Both the 16 and 32 GB versions of the phone will be available through US Cellular, but unfortunately only the first one will come in blue (we’re still unsure if pebble or metallic) and white. The 32 GB model will only sell in white at the regional carrier, which might be a bit disappointing for those of you who aren’t fans of the “ceramic” version.

    On the other hand, US Cellular’s S3 will come packing that 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor we all love right now and will feature 2 GB of RAM, as well as 4G LTE speeds.

    That’s right, USC’s LTE network, which is only available in some Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma cities for the time being, will be supporting the Galaxy S3. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get the idea that US Cellular is planning to challenge the likes of T-Mobile with these juicy offerings.

    Stay tuned on our website to find out when will the S3 be made available via US Cellular and what will the carrier charge for the phone!

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    Comments

    • Rudething

      US Cellular will be charging $249.99 for the 16gb version and $299.99 for the 32gb version. Don’t believe me? Wait until the 12th then.

      • Ben

        What makes you think that? Everyone else is charging $199/249.

      • Ben

        Looks like you WERE wrong. Fortunately! $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32GB just like every other carrier.

    • Rudething

      There is a bug on their website that enables the viewing of their prices briefly before they disappear. If you also go into the source code the prices can be seen. The prices I mentioned are after the $100 mail in rebate.

      • Ben

        I’d be interested in knowing how this so called bug works, I’d like to verify myself. It’s hard to believe they are going to be charging so much extra than everyone else. I hope for our sake you’re wrong lol.

        • Rudething

          Use Opera on an Android device. Go to the USCellular website and select a plan like you are ordering online. After your plan is selected click on the link to choose a phone and the first second or so when the phones show up on the screen the prices will be shown. You can also view the source code and it will be displayed there. Oh and I’m not wrong. :-)

          • Ben

            Damn, you are right.. I was able to reproduce this “bug” too… That sucks lol. Hopefully USCC will have the models with the SD card slot in them so we can expand the phones storage. Was hoping for the $199 pricetag :(

    • Rudething

      I would have paid $299. :-)

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