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Now that the US big guys have all announced their plans for the Galaxy S3, you might have already decided what carrier to get the phone from. And although I personally don’t know many people that prefer US Cellular, the nation’s sixth largest telco, you might want to take note of their offer too.
As on all the other carriers in the United States, the Galaxy S3 will be available from US Cellular starting at $199.99. That’s for the 16 GB version, of course, while the 32 GB model will go for $249.99, which is also on-par with what all the other carriers are planning to charge for Sammy’s new flagship.
US Cellular’s pricing, however, depends on mail-in rebates, both for phones purchased online and in physical stores. You should therefore be prepared to pay $299.99 and $349.99 upfront for the S3, with 100 bucks making their way back to your wallet after purchasing the phone.
Both the 16 and 32 GB S3s from US Cellular can be bought in “Marble White”, while the “Pebble Blue” finish is only available for the first of the two versions. Samsung’s new Galaxy phone is not already up for pre-order at the regional carrier, but that’s set to change in the next hours.
June 12 is the pre-order starting date, but only online, while US Cellular stores don’t have an official date stamp announced just yet. As for shipping dates, we don’t have anything official to report right now, but rumors state that Galaxy S3s ordered from the regional carrier will make their way to your doorsteps sometime in July. If that proves to be true, US Cellular S3s will come later than the Sprint and AT&T versions of the phone, but they could come at around the same time with the Verizon models.
US Cellular will be selling the same Galaxy S3 version as all the other carriers in America. You’ll therefore get a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor instead of the quad-core Exynos chip powering the international version of the phone, 2 GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity.
You probably know the rest of the tech specs by heart by now, so I’m not going to recap them, but if you need a quick refresher, check out this link right here.
Are there any readers who'd buy the S3 from US Cellular, instead of one of the more popular carriers? Are you satisfied with the US Cellular's prices, models, and release date timeline? Let us know below!