Galaxy Note 3

Carriers announce availability dates of Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, AT&T now offering pre-orders

Although all four major carriers here in the US have announced that they will eventually carry the Galaxy Note 3 and its companion device the Galaxy Gear, AT&T and T-Mobile have just rolled out their pricing and launch dates. AT&T has announced that it will open up pre-orders for the Note 3 at $299 with a two-year contract — or $35 per month on AT&T Next — in either black or white starting today. The phone will finally ship starting October 1st.

T-Mobile has yet to open up pre-orders — just a pre-registration page — but is offering the Note 3 for $199 down and $21 per month (for 24 months) on a Simple Choice plan. Oddly, the phone goes on sale one day later than AT&T on October 2nd. If you do the math, that pegs the Note 3 at about $705 full-price with T-Mobile, and AT&T has its off-contract price set at $725.

Also off-contract regardless of your carrier choice is the Galaxy Gear, which T-Mobile has pegged at $299 and we're going to assume the same goes for AT&T. Neither carrier has specified the color options on the Gears they will offer.

Source: AT&T (2); T-Mobile