Samsung Galaxy S3 arrives to T-Mobile and the price is not cheap. However, here is something to consider…
T-Mobile has officially began selling the flagship Android smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the prices are quite different from the rest of the US major carriers selling the same model. While Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all charge $199 for the 16GB SGSIII device, the T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB can be yours at $279 with 2 year contract and after $50 mail-rebate. The Galaxy S3 32GB will cost you $50 extra so you may consider expand memory by simply buying 16GB microSD card which is way cheaper. See details below.
Deal on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB
|Full Retail Price||$629.99|
|2 Year Contract Discount||-$300.00|
Is T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 the most expensive or the cheapest in long run…
Although, the price 279.99 for Galaxy S3 is not impressive at all, and may discourage some T-Mobile subscribers to upgrade the contract for the next 2 year just to get the Samsung Galaxy S3 at $199, here is calculation to consider while switching to other carriers. How much will device cost over all 2 years of service? Does using Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile network is the most expensive option or maybe the cheapest? All we know that T-Mobile’s plans are one of the most competitively priced among the major carriers Today. So, lets do the math.
2 Year cost of Samsung Galaxy S3 on AT&T network: Galaxy S3 price: $199.99 + unlimited minutes: $69.99/month + text: $20/month and 5GB data $50/month = $3559.75. Monthly cost of having Galaxy S3 on AT&T – $148.32/month.
2 Year cost of Samsung Galaxy S3 on Sprint network: Galaxy S3 price: $199.99 + unlimited talk, text and data: $109.99/month = $2839.75. Monthly cost of having Galaxy S3 on Sprint – $118.32/month.
2 Year cost of Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon network… we all know that the largest US carrier does not belong to the cheapest services so due to respect we will skip calculation here.
Finally, 2 Year cost of Samsung Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile network: Galaxy S3 price: $279.99 + unlimited minutes, text and 5GB data ($74.99/month) + Equipment Installment Plan ($20/month) = $2559.75. Monthly cost of having Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile – $106.66/month.
According to the above it looks like, that despite unfortunate price of the device, the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 in 2 year run is the cheapest one. Maybe you should consider this before you switch to AT&T because this move will cost you extra $41.66 per month.