We got the word from Smart’s External Relations Manager for Public Affairs (Wo Rosete) that the telco will start accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on May 23, 2012. This is smack right in the middle of our original May 22-24 launch date we got from Samsung Philippines.
In an email sent to us this afternoon, the Galaxy S3 will be offered for free with postpaid plans from Smart:
The Samsung Galaxy S III will be available from Smart bundled with Unli Data Plans that all come with unlimited mobile Internet, plus free SMS and call minutes. The device will also be available under Smart’s All-In Plans. Pre-orders will be accepted starting May 23, 2012.
Though they did not specify which plans it will be free, we estimate it will be given away at these plans with no cash-out:
- Smart Unli Data Plan 3000
- Smart Unli Data Plan 4000
- Smart All-In Plan 3500
No word on suggested retail price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (and we don’t think Smart will sell them with a Prepaid Kit).