The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be heading to five US carriers, of which we have seen confirmation of the release coming from four. The one missing at this time is US Cellular, however perhaps more important for today is the pre-order availability with two of those carries. Those include Verizon Wireless and AT&T and each have the Galaxy Note 3 available for pre-order as of today.
The Verizon Wireless pre-orders kicked off this morning at 9am EST and Big Red has the handset priced at $299.99 on a new two-year agreement. Verizon Wireless has a few options for those looking to pre-order the Galaxy Note 3. Not to mention, they also have the Galaxy Gear available.
The Note 3 is the 32GB model and available in white or black. In addition to the $299.99/two-year agreement pricing, Verizon also has the handset available for $699.99 (full retail) and under the Edge program with $0 down and $29.16 per month. Verizon is showing a shipping date of October 10.
The Galaxy Gear is only available from Verizon when combined with the Galaxy Note 3. The price here is $599.98 on a two-year agreement or $998.98 for those looking to go month-to-month. This combo pack is also showing a "will ship by" date of October 10.
The AT&T pre-orders are available online. AT&T has said the pre-orders will begin shipping on October 1st. And in addition to the $299.99/two-year agreement pricing, AT&T will have the Galaxy Note 3 available under the Next upgrade program. In this case users can expect to pay $35 per month. Otherwise, AT&T has the handset available in white or black and with 32GB of internal storage.
Looking outside of Verizon Wireless and AT&T and we are seeing a similar story with T-Mobile. While they have yet to open up any pre-orders, T-Mobile did recently announce the pricing details. The Galaxy Note 3 will be $199.99 down with an additional 24 monthly payments of $21. In addition to the Galaxy Note 3, T-Mobile has also said the Galaxy Gear will be $299.99. Both the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear will be available with T-Mobile on October 2nd.
That all being said, we have had plenty of Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear coverage since Samsung made the announcement at the Unpacked Episode 2 event earlier in the week. That coverage included a hands-on with the phablet and also the smartwatch. Plus, those looking for additional details should make sure to venture into the Timeline below as well as our IFA hub for the latest news coming out of Germany.