Sep 16 AT 11:13 AM Sean Riley 22 Comments

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 pre-orders start September 18; in-store and online October 2


T-Mobile announced this morning that pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 3 will start September 18. If you pre-order, your Note 3 will ship “on or before October 2,” Hopefully you’ll end up being one of the first on the block with it, as that’s the date that they will be hitting T-Mobile retail locations.

As we covered previously, you can secure yourself a T-Mobile Note 3 for just $199 down and then $21 a month over the next two years on their Simple Choice Plan.

At launch you Note 3 owners will hold the lone smartphone that can pair up with Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, which will also be available through T-Mobile on October 2. The Galaxy Gear will run you an additional $299 to really stick it in the faces of everyone else that you are the current pinnacle of technological advancement.

With standard screen sizes on phones encroaching on the Note territory, the Note 3 faces more challenges than its predecessors in what was once the phablet niche. We should start to see whether the pen itself is a compelling feature for Note buyers or if it is instead simply a large screen that most Note buyers have been after.

Are you pre-ordering or planning to buy a Note 3? What’s the main selling point for you?

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The Galaxy Note 3 pairs sophisticated design and exceptional functionality in a thin, lightweight smartphone with a brilliant 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED® display, which provides breathtaking visuals and crystal-clear detail. The refined S Penâ„¢ with Air Commandâ„¢ delivers innovation to help users take control of their day with various functions including Action Memoâ„¢, Pen Windowâ„¢ and S Finder. When paired with Samsung’s first wearable experience, the Galaxy Gearâ„¢ companion smartwatch, the Galaxy Note 3 experience is extended to the wrist and allows customers to interact with their phone like never before.

The Galaxy Note 3 will be available to pre-order on September 18 for $199.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $21[1] (plus taxes and fees) with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan. Pre-ordered smartphones are expected to start shipping on or before October 2. The Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear companion smartwatch (sold separately) will launch nationwide at participating T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retail stores and online at on October 2. For more information, please visit

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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