European Galaxy S III Will Work on AT&T; T-Mobile, too?

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No US availability has been announced for the Samsung Galaxy S III, but should you have the proper amount of dollars to import a Galaxy S III on May 29, you’ll be able to use Samsung’s new flagship over AT&T’s HSPA+ network just fine. We’ve increasingly been seeing unlocked European handsets coming with the 850 and/or 1900MHz bands, which is what is required to use a phone over AT&T’s 3G network here in the States. Some online retailers like Negri Electronics are even showing the Galaxy S III as having the 1700MHz band, which would allow the phone to also work on T-Mobile (making it pentaband, like the Galaxy Nexus).

If you’re eager (read: impatient) to get a Galaxy S III and want to buy one outright from a European retailer, it can be preordered over at Clove for £429, or around $700. Or, you can wait a few more months and get a lesser-priced subsidized unit when it hits all major carriers.

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.