Only beware, as the initial stocks might be limited. In fact, the Gear can’t be scored through T-Mo’s online store at the time of this writing, whereas Ma Bell seems to be at liberty to ship both the Note 3 and GGear, but not sell them in physical stores.
Complicated situation, but what did you expect? After all, the latest Galaxy Note family member is also the proudest, baddest and fastest yet, coming with S Pen support in tow (duh!), an ultra-compact 5.7-inch body, Full HD screen, quad-core Snapdragon 800 heat and 3 gigs of RAM.
Meanwhile, despite the bashing of many pundits and technology writers, including yours truly, the Gear is still a nifty little gizmo that many can’t even wait to get a hold of.
But now let us talk numbers. You know, money, moolah, shekels. Pulling quite the unexpected stunt, Magenta has tweaked the pricing structure of the Note 3 in the eleventh hour, offering it for no charge upfront (whaaat?!?), plus 24 monthly payments of $29.50 each. Now that’s an awesome deal!
As for AT&T, they’re still primarily selling phones old-school, meaning with two-year contracts. Sammy’s crown jewel is $299.99 on a pact like that, or $724.99 outright. Finally, the Galaxy Gear goes for the same $299.99 via either network, so you probably have a bit of thinking and soul searching to do in 3, 2, 1, go.