Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 US availability saga is nearing an end. Following official announcements from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, Sprint has once and for all put rumors to rest, making it clear when and for how much the 5.7-incher will start selling on the network.
Unfortunately, it’s all doom and gloom over at America’s number three wireless carrier. Which, by the way, is unlikely to remain on the podium for long if it keeps this game up. What game, you ask? The overpricing and/or delaying debacle, of course.
As if it wasn’t enough that LG G2 pre-orders are to only start on October 11, the GNote 3 has been priced on the “Now Network” at a whopping $349.99. With two-year contracts. How crazy is that? Well, you tell me, but consider this – Ma Bell and Big Red both have the phablet up for grabs for $300 with pacts, while T-Mo asks $199.99 upfront, plus 24 monthly payments of $21 each.
To add insult to injury, the rumored October 2 launch date on Sprint appears to have been bogus as well and the provider will in fact kick shipping into gear on the 4th. Which is not really a catastrophe, since Magenta and AT&T will start selling the Note 3 just three days earlier and Verizon eight days later, but it’s yet another reason to stop taking Sprint seriously.
You might have over 53 million subscribers, guys, but none of them will stick with you forever if you continue to pull stunts like this.
Oh, yeah, I nearly forgot. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will also be out and about on October 4, priced at $299.99 and available in black, beige and orange color options.
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