T-Mobile Galaxy S III launch date delayed to 27th for most markets

June 19, 2012
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We have some somewhat bad news to share with our T-Mobile users this afternoon. Apparently the Galaxy S III is a hugely popular device (duh!) and they are selling more than they expected over at T-Mobile, and as a result have adjusted the release date into two phases. Only select popular markets will see the Galaxy S III available in-stores on June 21st, and the rest will have to wait until next week on the 27th.

Instead of going in and picking up that phone you pre-ordered, or have been dying to get your hands on this Thursday, most of you will be waiting until next week. It isn't a huge deal but Verizon only delayed theirs a day, not an entire week. According to TmoNews T-Mobile will only be offering the Galaxy S III in their 29 most popular markets on the 21st, then will release it nationwide for complete availability on the 27th. Here's a list of the 29 markets that made the cut:

LosAngeles,CA - Chicago,IL - Phoenix,AZ - Houston,TX - SanDiego,CA - NewYork,NY - Seattle,WA - Miami/Ft.Lauderdale,FL - Dallas/Ft.Worth,TX - SanFrancisco,CA - SaltLakeCity,UT - Denver,CO - Minneapolis,MN - Tampa/St.Petersburg,FL - Philadelphia,PA - SanAntonio,TX - Portland,OR - Austin,TX - Atlanta,GA - KansasCity,MO - Boston,MA - Sacramento,CA - Orlando,FL - Detroit,MI - WashingtonDC - Cleveland,OH - Jacksonville,FL - Charlotte,NC - McAllen,TX

We do have some good news though, and that is that T-Mobile.com will also be accepting orders although will only be a very limited number. This means if your city isn't listed above, you won't be able to buy a T-Mobile Galaxy S II until the 27th unless you snag one online. The SGSIII on T-Mobile will be $229 for those on value plans, and as usual a new 2-year contract will be required. Stay tuned as we look for additional details. Are you upset to hear the news? Or will you just try and buy it online instead?

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  • henry zou

    “you won’t be able to buy a T-Mobile Galaxy S II until the 27th unless you snag one online”– it says galaxy s II instead of III.

  • Tealjay

    McAllen, TX? What makes McAllen better than Indy or New Orleans?

  • Donald King

    I called 12 San Diego Stores and none of them had the S3 in stock. All claiming they expect the 27th.