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Samsung Gear S2: Here are the carriers that will offer the new wearable

by Brandon Russell | August 31, 2015August 31, 2015 8:00 pm PDT

Samsung on Monday officially took the wraps of its circular Gear S2, which comes in a few different models. You can get the futuristic-looking Gear S2, or the timeless Gear S2 classic, which looks more like a watch your grandpa would wear. The third option is the Gear S2 3G, a wearable that you’ll be able to use as a standalone device without the need of a smartphone. Dick Tracy would be proud.

Riding on the coattails of today’s announcement, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular have all said they’ll carry the device when it launches this fall. Each of the carriers declined to share pricing or availability, so those details are still unknown. However, at least we know most of the major U.S. carriers will offer the device when it does launch; I’m sure Samsung will also get the Gear S2 into some of the bigger retail stores across the States, including Best Buy.

T-Mobile didn’t say that consumers will be able to add the device for $5 per month, which includes unlimited talk/text, 500MB of data and unlimited music streaming. That’s actually not bad, though whether someone can get enough use out of a 3G smartwatch to justify the extra cost remains to be seen.

Sprint is noticeably absent from the festivities today, but our guess is the carrier will just be fashionably late to the part. We’ll provide more information as soon as we know more.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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