Galaxy S3 coming in June


  1. batvette

    batvette Well-Known Member

    This is kind of lame.... VM doesn't have a single new phone on their site in months, and now we're getting all excited because we might be getting a premium phone...
    The rest of the world has had for what, over a year?

    Ting is looking better and better.

    https://ting.com/devices/buy

    S4... HTC one... Galaxy Note II... hell the S3 is in markdown phase...

    Same network and for some the rates will be less. At my current usage I spec out at $17 a month.
  2. batvette

    batvette Well-Known Member

    I'm with you... but OTOH if it's white it just reminds you how much grime is on your black phone you don't notice.

    That's why hospitals traditionally have almost everything possible, white. Hard to ignore germs and dirt.
  3. miediev

    miediev Well-Known Member

    Ting plans are decent if you don't plan on using any data. Their phones are more expensive than VM also; $193 for the LG Optimus Elite? VM had it for $150 the day it came out, you can get it at radio shack for $60 today. The Victory is more expensive too, VM has it on sale right now for $187. I'd bet when the S3 is priced it's cheaper too.

    I wouldn't want to be stuck on a plan with such a limited amount of data if i had a Note or S3. If I was going to change plans I'd switch to a GSM carrier. At least then I would have more options in choosing a plan without being stuck paying whatever the carrier decided to charge for the phone I want.
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  4. coleworld

    coleworld Member

    Considering that iPhone 4's are now $297.49 on VMU's site, one would hope this will be well priced.
  5. mikeca

    mikeca Well-Known Member

    The S3 is a big step up from an Iphone 4 though and quite a bit newer, one can hope though! I'm still hating the white, it just looks kind of extra plasticy. They have the S2 in black now so hopefully VM will follow suit with the S3,
  6. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    More like, late 2014 / early 2015, telling by the current rate of production(yes I do follow LTE roll outs).
  7. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they obviously won't get it rolled out that quickly but I believe they are ramping up after the purchase from that Japanese telo.
  8. batvette

    batvette Well-Known Member

    Not sure what you mean by "any" data? A friend of mine who is a bonehead has her data chopped by VM halfway into her service month every cycle. I don't. If you require truly "unlimited" data that's great but that doesn't cover every user.

    Agreed, I did notice in the entry level and old model phones VM is cheaper, perhaps I should have clarified the intent of my reply was toward those seeking premium phones.

    You could have had an S3 on Ting last year is the point. "I'd bet" that by the end of the summer you can get an S3 on Ting for chump change.

    I'm not sure where you're coming from there. Pretty sure there is virtually no limits to data usage on Ting if you are willing to pay for it. The beauty of it is that you only pay for what YOU use, so if you want to be a data hog I'm not subsidizing it with a plan sold to the both of us as "unlimited". Never mind Ting like Virgin is a NO CONTRACT carrier so what do you mean by "stuck"?

    Fair enough, I was suggesting Ting merely as an alternative to VM, not comparing apples to oranges. However I don't think any GSM carrier offers a rate/phone combination any cheaper than Ting on the top shelf phones. And for instance with T-mobile most of your arguments against Ting also apply. Their phones are expensive. Their plans cost more and throttle data usage. So I think each person should weigh their needs and make their own decision.

    You can buy the following today on Ting:

    Galaxy S3
    Galaxy S4
    HTC One
    Galaxy Note II

    You cannot buy any of those today on Virgin Mobile.

    In a month VM will throw us the bone of giving us the oldest of the above at a price we can only speculate upon. And you can't take the phone to any other carrier. Aren't we lucky.

    To be sure I am happy today still with my Triumph at $25 a month. Even though using it requires powering down and swapping batteries twice a day and many apps are now ignoring Froyo. It still runs fine. When it's time for new hardware and I want something impressive, VM will not be my first choice.
  9. riggerman0421

    riggerman0421 Well-Known Member

    All those phones are available on T-mobile. Sure, you're going to pay for them, but for $70 a month and unlimited EVERYTHING, including 4g data, I'd go with them.
  10. notebooko

    notebooko Well-Known Member

    I'll stick with my $35 lol.
  11. pickleheadguy

    pickleheadguy Well-Known Member

    Yeah. For someone like me who doesn't have 4g data in his area and never uses more than 300 minutes of calling per month, $35 works. I have no need to double my cost for services I don't even need.

    By the way, once WiMax is phased out, will phones that ran on it only be able to get 3g? Or could they be adapted to get LTE? I don't think I'll ever have access to 4g, but it would I be nice to have for those rare times when I do have access.
  12. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    When 4G dies, wimax will only have 3G, to get 4G after that you'll need a LTE device not wimax; most modern phones will be LTE capable by then.
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  13. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    Lets just hope NJ gets more LTE Coverage and my town actually gets it, unlike 4G...
  14. pickleheadguy

    pickleheadguy Well-Known Member

    Any specific date set yet?
  15. mrnyjet

    mrnyjet Well-Known Member

    who cares? Samsung phones are plastic junk. Htc makes much better phones, but the herd mentality means the apple and samsung marketing can buy clever ads to peddle junk. Just like automakers from detroit used to do before public smartened up.
  16. skippy126

    skippy126 Well-Known Member Contributor

    How nice of you to take your opinion and treat it as fact... :rolleyes:
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  17. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    He's biased, don't let it get to you ;)
  18. Nate456

    Nate456 Well-Known Member

    HTC does have a good build quality, though.
  19. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Well-Known Member

    Mhmm... Too bad almost the entire tech scene disagrees and the s3 was almost unanimously called the best Android phone of last year, with some competition from the note 2 (also made by Samsung).

    I'm using the evo v right now and I'm no Samsung or HTC fanboy but Samsung puts out great phones with great hardware and performance that no one else can seem to match. The s4 destroys the HTC one in power and camera quality except in low light situations. Maybe destroys isn't the best word but it does have the advantage.
  20. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    The build quality and design of the HTC One is amazing though, everything else is debatable.
  21. metsfan99

    metsfan99 Well-Known Member

    There has not been any further details released since it was first announced. Since June was given as the release date, I would guess we'll hear the specifics within the next couple of weeks.
  22. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Well-Known Member

    I'm not debating the build quality is better, because it is.

    You just have to ask yourself if the build quality makes up for where the s4 out shines it.
  23. ADROID1

    ADROID1 Member

    Radio Shack has the Galaxy S3 on there web site.
    Price point at $429.99 on Boost Mobile.
    Not in stock.
  24. notebooko

    notebooko Well-Known Member

    Not bad at all!
  25. pickleheadguy

    pickleheadguy Well-Known Member

    Radio shack also has the S2 on VM for $199.99. Unless VM can blow me away with a lower price than Boost on the S3, I'll just save some cash and buy the S2. I don't have access to 4g anyway, and the specs of the S3 aren't significantly better than the S2 (to me) or at least enough to make me pay $229 more for it.
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