The big US carriers are lining up to take your money and hand you a shiny new Galaxy Note 3. T-Mobile is announcing it will be selling the Note 3 on October 2nd. And while you're at it, why not get a Galaxy Gear smartwatch too? It's only another $299.
The Note 3 will cost buyers $199 up front, plus $21 per month for 24 months. This is T-Mobile's new contract-free plan. However, the total cost of the device is about $700 when you figure everything in. If you cancel service before the end of your 2-year payback term, the remaining balance comes due.
The Galaxy Note 3 is Samsung's newest stylus-packing phablet, just announced the other day at IFA. It has a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core (the US variant). T-Mobile has the traditional signup page ready if you want to be notified (maybe) when the device can be ordered. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch sucks in notifications and other bits of data from your Note 3, and there's a camera on the strap. You won't find that anywhere else. Full PR is below.
Samsung Galaxy Gear(TM) and Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 launching October 2
BELLEVUE, Wash. - September 5, 2013 - Are you ready for the next big thing? T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) will launch Samsung's first wearable experience, Galaxy Gear(TM), and the Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 nationwide October 2. Paired with the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch introduces an entirely new type of mobile experience by intelligently connecting and sharing everyday moments with quick glance notifications, hands-free calling, music control and an array of innovative features.
"The next generation of Samsung Galaxy products are pushing the boundaries of mobile innovation and how people manage and enjoy their lives," said Jason Young, vice president of product marketing for T-Mobile US. "T-Mobile is pushing boundaries too. Only America's Un-carrier offers the latest Samsung innovation with the boldest offers in wireless - no annual service contracts, unlimited data on a nationwide 4G network and the freedom to upgrade affordably when you want, not when you're told with JUMP!(TM)"
Pairing a dramatically simple unlimited plan with premium Galaxy devices isn't anything without a blazing fast network. T-Mobile is delivering 4G LTE at a breakneck pace - reaching 167 million people across the U.S. in 116 metropolitan areas as of early-August. The company continues to make rapid progress towards its goal of reaching 200 million people by the end of the year.
The Galaxy Note 3 will be available for $199.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $21.00 with T-Mobile's Simple Choice Plan and Samsung's Galaxy Gear will cost $299.99 (plus taxes and fees). To be the first to know when T-Mobile will start taking orders online for the Galaxy Note 3, customers can sign up for alerts at https://explore.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3. Those who register before September 15 will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a free Galaxy Note 3 and a companion Galaxy Gear.