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If you've been on the fence about upgrading to the Galaxy S III from... whatever phone you're running these days, but were waiting for a better price, Best Buy's Deal of the Day could be the one for you. For today only, you can score the GSIII for a mere $99 with free shipping, a price that's good for both new contracts and upgrades. That's the best deal we've seen yet for the latter.

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The deal is good for all of the Big Four - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon - though if you're looking to score one on VZW, you'll have to hunt the device down manually; for some reason, BB decided not to include it in the promotion link. I checked it out, though, and the deal is definitely applicable on Big Red's variant.

The deal ends in about 12 hours (at the time of writing, of course) and is only good online, so make your choice and hit the link.

[Best Buy Deal; For Verizon Customers]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • jammer

    So Cameron, you must be a slickdeals.net follower?

  • Gabe

    The Deal is not only good online, it is available in all Best Buy Mobile Stand Alone Stores. i work for Best Buy Mobile and it is certainly good in store.

    • J

      Good thing the entire network was out today ~_~

  • Bruce Taggart

    i can never get past the check eligibility .... website does not respond on attempt.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630288248 Anthony Brown

      Same here. In Los Angeles trying to get the Verizon one.

    • Ross Cohen

      Me neither in New Jersey. Did you find any solution?

    • deadmau5

      same issue. t-mobile tx

  • Hilarie

    I just got off the phone with Best Buy Mobile and they said that Verizon is not participating in this deal. So Verizon customers can buy this phone at the regular $199 price for new and renewing contracts but they are not available for the $99 discount price

    • http://profiles.google.com/sean.p.cummins Sean Cummins

      The link provided at the end of the article (Labeled: For Verizon Customers) goes to a 'click for price' ad that shows $99 for Verizon customers.

      • Hilarie

        I did that and in going through the online process of purchasing it gives an error code then tells you to call Best Buy Mobile for assistance. When I called, after trying everything else, they told me that actually Verizon wasn't participating in this deal.

        • ChavaM

          I just bought it for my sister at a Best Buy store. She has Verizon.

  • Michael

    I have to ask this. Maybe my math is wrong. If you buy this for T-Mobile for $99, and then turn around and cancel and pay their (from what I can find) $200 ETF, does that effectively give you a $300 (or so) GS3? (Unlock it somewhere, then get their cheaper pre-paid stuff, etc?)

    Where am I going wrong here?

    • shadowdude777

      The logic seems sound. You'd probably have to pay for one month worth of service on their plan, of course, upgrade fee if there is one, etc. But does anyone have a reason why this wouldn't work?

    • Von

      That doesn't work, because most contracts say you have to return the equipment and pay the etf. If you leave before 60 days.

  • Sorian

    I swear, they now I just got paid! No fair tempting me!

  • ryanrodio

    Thanks a bunch Verizon for once again being dicks.

  • deadmau5

    deal is back today Nov2 for a day.

  • Drew

    Staples has had this deal for months now. On all 3 carriers.