T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 price plans leaked, 16GB model to cost $229.99

by: Bams SadewoJune 21, 2012

Considering the wide availability of Samsung Galaxy S3, one would assume that US carriers will try to lure customers by lowering the price of the phone. That’s not going to happen if you’re purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S3 from T-Mobile. A leaked internal pricing plan of T-Mobile Galaxy S3, which was later confirmed by T-Mo to Android Central, shows that the phone will initially cost $30 more than what other carriers are charging.

Here’s what Magenta is saying:

“Starting tomorrow, T-Mobile will offer the Samsung Galaxy S III in 16GB or 32GB memory options paired with T-Mobile’s Value or Classic service plans.

Available with a qualifying Value voice and data plan with a two year service agreement, the Galaxy S III will cost an out-of-pocket down payment of $229.99 (16GB) or $279.99 (32GB) with 20 equal monthly payments of $20 per month via T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP).

Also offered with a qualifying Classic voice and data plan, the Galaxy S III will cost $279.99 (16GB) after a $50 mail-in-rebate card or $329.99 (32GB) after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement.”

Now, don’t be pulling your hair out just yet. Though the initial cost of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is higher compared to other carriers, one can argue that the overall cost of keeping the phone for the next two years is still a competitive one.

If you don’t want to be bothered by contracts, Early Termination Fees and the likes, you can always get the phone outright at the full price of $629.99, especially if you live in T-Mobile’s Top 29 Markets and don’t mind making that trip to the stores today.

  • byron

    Im not paying $80 more for the same phone sprint at&t and verizon is going to have.. Not to mention the other 3 phone carriers is going to run theirs on LTE ..unless t-mobile can come up with an explanation for the steeper price otherwise ill let my contract run out in a couple weeks and get it on another carrier

    • Signgirl

      agreed! I went to the store yesterday to purchase and discovered the $80 difference. They told me it is because they charge less for the service, so more for the phone. Not a good enough answer, opted to pass on principal.

  • Sigh

    Talked to a rep today and was told that Tmobile isn’t doing an upgrade option for those of us eligible until next week. Currently the price is $329.99 for 16gb if you try to upgrade now. The rep says next week it should be available for upgrade option at the price of $229.99 but why make us wait longer when we already have a contract? Current customers should come first!

  • heyheyya

    Or you could go to Walmart and get it for$198. Upgrade or new contract.

  • kiddo978

    the reason the price is higher cuz of cheaper plans for t mobile on the long run according to t mobile

  • RoJo

    I have 3 lines and have been dedicated to T-Mobile for 6yr’s now. I am out of contract and was going to get 2 Galaxy III next week but after reading this I think It’s time I take my business else where. Yes we pay slightly less for our plan over competitors like Verizon But we also get less reception every time I travel, go fishing, or camping I never have service and others with Verizon do. I’ve been ok with that but now basically making us pay full price for these phones that others have cheaper is just a slap in the face. I’m sorry I ever turned so many people on to t-mobile it’s no longer a company it used to be.

    • eric0668

      Go elsewhere then and dont gripe. You dont pay ‘slightly’ less. You pay 35-50 bucks less than ATT or Verizon.

      So also dont look at it as paying full price for a phone. U also pay less than classic plan people if u are on the value plan

      • eric0668

        I get sicker each time I look at that assanine comment t. Go. .I will pay your first month there

  • mr.Ken

    $229 and 20 payment of $20… thats not a discount!!

    • duh

      it’s not meant to be.. you are paying full price for the phone. But do the math its 20 payments 4 short of a 2 year contract. In the end depending what value plan you have over a 2 year period you actually pay 240-300 less than someone who has a classic plan and paid 199.99 for a 2 year contract… so It is cheaper it just at time seems to have more up front cost. Either way you pay full price for the phone whether you sign an agreement for 2 years at 199.99 or you use EIP on a value plan. The difference is value plans cost $10.00 less a month in general and you only pay additonal money over 20 months not a full 24.

      • duh

        also my value plan costs 15 less than a classic plan not sure that it;’s still available at that price though. For me anyway adding $20.00 of EIP to my bill is still $5.00 cheaper than a classic plan… im sure you can easily do the math to figure out that 5*24 = 120. Subract the last 4 payments of a 2 year cycle since you only make 20 payments thats an additional $80.00. 80+120 , i pay 200 less than someone who thinks they got a discount by signing a 2 year classic contract. :)

  • Tim

    How much will it be in after July 18 with an upgrade

  • Anastasia

    Is that how much it cost without a contract

  • mohamed

    I”ve been a tmobile customer for about 10 years, my contract ends in about 2 months i guess im going to switch to another carrier, this is nonsense you have to pay a down payment and pay 20$ a month extrz, tmobile should change it back to how it was when you would just pay for example 150 dollars for a blackberry

  • rage675

    upgraded w/ tmobile. Switched from classic to value 2GB before throttled access. Plan dropped from $79.99 to $49.99. First bill doesn’t have the $20 charge, but even with the $20 I’m still saving $10 per month. Works out well for me….