04
Oct
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The day is here. AT&T and Sprint customers who have been raring to get their hands on the new best big phone out there will now have their chance. Both carriers are launching the Galaxy Note 3 today. If you're the type who prefers to buy their phone online, head over to either website, as both carriers are now shipping the device.

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The Galaxy Note 3 will set AT&T customers back $299.99 with a two-year contract, which is less than the $349.99 Sprint is charging its customers upfront for the same phone. This doesn't matter too much though, as it's the contract that will tug at your wallet the hardest. If you don't want to be shackled down for too long, AT&T is willing to part with the Note 3 for $549.99 with a one-year contract or $724.99 if you want to go month-to-month. The phone is available in both black and white.

If you want to save a few bucks, Amazon has the same phone available on a two-year contract for ten dollars less. Though at $749.99 off-contract, Amazon's price is higher for anyone who would prefer to go month-to-month.

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While Sprint customers can get the Note 3 for $349.99 with a two-year contract, that may not be the number they show you when you first head over to the site. The carrier has an offer going on right now where they will discount $100.00 for new customers who port over their existing numbers.

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If you are a new customer who wants to keep their current number - congrats, you just saved $100. Everyone else, don't let the number fool you. Sprint is asking more for the Note 3 upfront than any other major carrier in the US.

Black Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T

White Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T

Black Galaxy Note 3 on Amazon

White Galaxy Note 3 on Amazon

Black or White Galaxy Note 3 on Sprint

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • lordmerovingian

    I don't see the point in buying it off contract if you're going to stay with the same carrier and they're NOT at least cutting you a break on your monthly plan. You might as well buy on contract and get the discount off the phone's price.
    Sprint, for the shame. You don't have anywhere near the top tier network yet you're charging higher than the rest.

    • Charles Sweeney

      The thing is you don't really get a discount if you're already on the network and going with a contract as the carrier will still charge you the phones full price with the hidden subsidy fee. The only advantage you get by going with a contract vs off contract is that you don't get charged twice (or close to it) for the same device. And I totally agree with that Sprint should be really ashamed. I'm getting this device on Sprint but I won't give them the satisfaction of buy it from them because I'm not pressed. I'll wait until BestBuy or Wirefly or Amazon have better deals. With the holidays right around the corner, the price wars will surely begin.

      • RH

        Agree. I got my Note1, right before Christmas 2 years ago, from Amazon (Germany, international version), for less than the stores had them, not to mention unlocked, & crippled like a U.S. carrier phone. I'm planning on doing the same thing this time around, but will have to use a T-mobile style phone with the sim-lock restrictions and the international version appears to not have the LTE radios for the U.S., so instead of an at&t version I'll get a T-mobile version.

    • GryphKid44

      I plan on buying the Note 3 outright on Verizon next week, but that is to keep unlimited data. Otherwise my monthly plan would go up. If your plan costs will be the same on a new contract and you aren't trying to keep unlimited data for as long as you can then you are correct and the subsidized model is the way to go.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Holy crap, $350? What the hell.

    • Charles Sweeney

      Crazy right!

    • Cole Boggess

      My theory is that wireless companies are going to jack up the price of normal upgrades to try and lure people into spending more money with their early upgrade programs.

  • RH

    Off contract + MVNO is usually the best deal, if you can afford it.
    The problem I have with contracts, isn't the contract, but, is that at the end of the contract, they don't REDUCE the price of the phone AFTER the contract! Yes, I'm not naive enough to know WHY they do it $$$. That's why I pay full price and just use straight talk, or a similar MVNO. Now that ST is allowing LTE, I'll most likely stick with them. Granted, their (what they call) customer service is horrible, but for my usage (75% phone, light data, 4-500 emails, 100-200 texts) it's perfect.

  • Megaton

    I'm on Sprint. Should I jump on the Note 3 or wait for the Nexus 5 which rumors say will also be available on Sprint?

    And does anyone know what the monthly will be on Sprint for their new upgrade every year plan? I think its retail/24 but I'm not exactly sure. Thanks.

  • Fitgyrl

    Correction... Sprint is only charging $249 with 2 treat contract.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Only if you port a number, meaning new accounts.

  • Carmen R Medina

    Please Verizon get this phone soon!"""!