Good news, Galaxy fans. The two largest carriers in the United States just announced when they are making the Samsung Galaxy S III available to all of you. If you haven’t already pre-ordered your device at these or any other carrier, AT&T stores will start carrying it this Friday, July 6th, and Verizon Wireless will follow up shortly after selling it beginning July 10th.
Pricing is the same for both carriers, although each have a unique advantage and disadvantage. The 16GB version is $199 and the 32GB is $249, both requiring a two-year contract. AT&T won’t be selling the 32GB version however, but it will soon offer an exclusive Galaxy S III in the color red. Whether your priority is storage or your passionate love for the color red may affect which carrier you’ll be buying from. Otherwise, AT&T and Verizon still sell the handset in the standard pebble blue and marble white options. AT&T hasn’t announced yet when it plans to offer the exclusive red Galaxy S III, but it won’t be this Friday along with the other colors.
Sprint was the first carrier to debut Samsung’s flagship smartphone in the U.S. It went on sale July 1st with the same 16GB and 32GB pricing tiers as AT&T and Verizon. T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III model will hit shelves soon as well.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy S III have been selling extremely well so far. Samsung expects to reach 10 million units sold as soon as this month and that number will only climb once all the major U.S. wireless networks are carrying it.