Retail price for Verizon Galaxy S III outed [UPDATED]

Verizon officially confirmed today that they will carrying the Samsung Galaxy S III, one of the most anticipated Android smartphones of 2012. It will be up for pre-order from June 6. The 16GB version will cost $199 and 32GB for $249, however Verizon didn’t mention how much it will cost at full retial price. As we know that Verizon will soon bring an end to unlimited data, replacing it with shared data plans. However, Verizon cleared the air by saying:

[quote_left] Customers who choose to purchase phones at full retail price and are currently on an unlimited smartphone data plan will be able to keep that plan. The same pricing and policies will apply to all 3G and 4GLTE smartphones. [/quote_left]

If you are looking forward to getting the Samsung Galaxy S III and you are expecting to have unlimited data plan, then there are no chances you will get it on the subsidized version. Verizon will soon implement the shared data plan; however, if you purchase the unsubsidised version of SIII, then you can enjoy it.

According to Verizon Equipment Guide leaked by Droid-Life, the SGS-III will cost $599 for the 16GB version and $659 for the 32GB version. I hope to see Verizon confirming the release dates, as this is all the info we find ourselves with now. What are your plans? Are you looking forward to it?


A quick heads up folks, according to Android Community, Verizon will be launching the Galaxy S III on July 5. However, let’s wait to hear some official words from Verizon. Tell us about it in the comment box below.

Source: Droid-Life

  • Dean

    this article is misleading. until verizon ends its unlimited data plans, anyone on a grandfathered plan can upgrade to a 4G phone like the S3 and not be data capped or required to buy at the full price.

    you can call verizon to verify this or see their FAQ page below.
    Does the change to usage based data pricing impact current Verizon Wireless customers?Existing customers with unlimited data packages do not need to make any changes at this time. If you are an existing customer, and you are upgrading your device from a basic phone to a Smartphone or adding a new line of service, you can select from currently offered pricing.

    • bob

      I called Verizon they said there was no guarantee they could grandfather my unlimited data plan – apparently it will depend on when i activate the phone (not preorder date) – most likely verizon will introduce the new policies by then 🙁

      I also talked to a Best Buy guy today who said the S3 would be there on the 6/28

  • Money

    Here is my idea. If you are not on a unlimited plan, buy the phone at a subsidized price. Sell it to someone who has an unlimited plan for less than it would cost them, but more than it cost you.