When the Galaxy Note 3 was first announced, Samsung revealed it would initially arrive to five carriers in the United States: Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular. Last week, the first three of these carriers saw the Next Big Thing touch down on their networks, and now it’s Verizon and U.S. Cellular’s turn!
For U.S. Cellular customers, the black version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has actually be available since Wednesday. The handset is priced at $299.99 with a new two-year contract, though new subscribers porting a number from another carrier will receive a $50 switcher bonus.
Turning to Verizon, today marks the first day of sales for the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear on Big Red. The Note 3 will set back consumers $299.99 with a two-year contract, or $699.99 outright. The handset will also be eligible for Verizon’s Edge ‘early upgrade’ plan for zero down and 24 monthly payments of $29.31.
The Galaxy Gear is also for sale from both carriers for the same price tag of $299.99. The only difference is that Verizon will offer up 5 color choices, whereas U.S. Cellular customers will only have the choice of jetblack or oatmeal beige.
Since both the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear are expensive investments, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the devices before deciding if they are right for you. With that in mind, you might want to check out our full review of the Note 3, as well as our hands-on Galaxy Gear coverage: