AT&T and T-Mobile confirm they’re getting the Note 3 in early October, not going to be cheap

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 6 Sep 2013

You watched the IFA press conference. You’ve read the press releases. You’ve spent hours looking at hands-on videos on YouTube. You know you want the Galaxy Note 3, but there’s one problem: You live in the United States (or Japan). For some strange reason, Samsung announced that the Note 3 would launch on September 25th in over 140 countries around the world, but that folks in America and Japan would have to wait until October. Well, have no fear, because AT&T and T-Mobile are here.

America’s two largest (only?) GSM operators have confirmed that they’ll start selling the Note 3 in early october. AT&T will get it on October 1st for $300 with a two year contract, meanwhile T-Mobile will get it one day later for $200 down and then payments of $21 per month for 24 months. Do the math and that comes out to $704. Consider that the Note 3 starts at 32 GB, that price isn’t too bad. (

I should warn you, however, that October is the month when Google will likely announce the next Nexus 5. Last night it hit the FCC, and it’s been confirmed that it’ll have the same Snapdragon 800 inside the Note 3, though it’ll have a smaller 4.96 inch screen.