T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 Release Date Set for Oct. 2, $199 Down
The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 release date is set for October 2nd and customers can look forward to a Galaxy Note 3 price of $199 down plus monthly payments on the T-Mobile JUMP plan.
T-Mobile has yet to start Galaxy Note 3 pre-orders even though competitors like AT&T are already letting users buy the Galaxy Note 3 for $299 on a two year contract for delivery on October 1st.
T-Mobile is currently taking names to sign up for more information on the Galaxy Note 3 release and Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and consumers that sign up before September 15th are entered for a chance to win a Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear companion.
The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 comes with 4G LTE, like the models on the rest of U.S. carriers, but T-Mobile’s fledgling 4G LTE network does not cover as many users. Currently the T-Mobile 4G LTE network covers 167 million people in the U.S. Even though the network is small it may be one of the first to offer LTE Advanced, a new LTE technology that can deliver better speeds and reliability. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 supports LTE Advanced, at least at an international level. We’ll need to wait to see if the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 delivers the same connectivity options once pre-orders start and specs are posted.
The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 price is set at $199 with 24 monthly payments of $21 for a total cost of $703, about $25 cheaper than buying Galaxy Note 3 off contract at AT&T and on par with the AT&T NEXT Galaxy Note 3 price over 20 months.
T-Mobile plans to sell the Galaxy Gear smartwatch which Samsung bills as a companion to the Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy Gear goes on sale on October 2nd as well with a $299 price tag and no options to buy it on a JUMP plan as it is an expensive Galaxy Note 3 accessory, not a standalone smartphone. The Galaxy Gear only works with the Note 3 at this point, but should work with the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 after updates arrive in October. No specific timing for the device updates on carriers is offered.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a larger 5.7-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution which matches most HDTVs in the U.S., offering a sharper image on screen where users should not see individual pixels. The new S Pen offers a slightly new look and delivers fast access to Air Command, a new pop up menu that lets users pick from 5 different options to get to apps and options faster.