General new galaxy s4 release date rumors. vzw, att,tmo

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  1. sorka

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    Isn't this what happened with the S3? Rumors about releases for months and it was finally July of last year, a month after everyone else, and several months after it was announced.
     

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  2. rushmore

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    Yep. For this time though, some carriers are about 1.5 months earlier with tidbits of information. Seems this launch is about a month earlier (at least) than the S3. Perhaps Samsung thought Apple would release a bigger display phone this summer, so wanted to take more marketshare ahead of time. Makes sense.

    Indications now though are the new iPhone will still be 4" and next year will be the bigger option. That said, just a few months ago the big rumor was a bigger iPhone.
     
  3. Wolfedude88

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  4. rushmore

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    I find it hard to believe Verizon will be a month later than the other main carriers, but based on current information it could be that way. Even for Verizon that is nuts.
     
  5. Wolfedude88

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    I'm actually scared to see the pricing too. AT&T is 199 but sprint is 249. So I'm curious to see what they are going to do.

    They need to announce today when it is coming out like everyone else.
     
  6. bobby2478

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  7. BzB

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    according to the article, samsung says it will launch on vzw in april. that would be great, but perhaps vzw didn't get the message? we would have to hear something very soon if that were the case.
     
  8. nirvanayoda

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    The article doesn't say that. It says it'll launch on those 7 carriers "starting" in April, which implies it could be later for some of the carriers (e.g., Verizon).
     
  9. rushmore

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    If VZW is one month later than the others, that IMO is an epic fail for them and they will lose some customers. How is that EVER a good thing with a business model they have? Answer is usually never.

    Not seeing any info on 32gb models, so perhaps 32gb are alter on?
     
  10. bobby2478

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    As far as I can tell, the press release about the 7 carriers doesn't specify whether they are talking about 16gb or 32gb models. For example, it says Sprint will price the S4 at $249.99 for upgrade, but doesn't specify if this is for the 16gb or 32gb version. You'd think Sprint would be stupid to price their 16gb version $50 more than everyone else, but you never know. I'd wait for confirmation about which models are priced at which price points on each carrier.
     
  11. Shotgunx1x

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    It is no doubt about it, an epic fail in my opinion as well. All signs are pointing to a May release for Verizon with every other major US carrier announcing when they will release the phone, leaving Verizon on the outside looking in. Just wish Sprint had better service where I'm at... oh well
     
  12. TheyCallMeBT

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    Didn't want to start a new thread-- do we know if the Verizon version is international? I think I heard that all of their new Android phones are. And I know that the FCC filing had HSPA included, but it didn't say that that for sure meant that it was international capable, just that it was likely.
     
  13. jhawkkw

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    Modern day flagship Verizon phones have been coming with standard gsm/edge radios with limited hspa compatibility. However they have locked the radio files to prevent people from using them on AT&T/T-Mobile. However they are usually unlocked for use overseas.
     
  14. TheyCallMeBT

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    Ok, cool. It's good to know that the option is there in case I do start some international travel for work. Thanks!
     
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    I didn't think they were. I didn't think they could lock them now with LTE.

    I know for a fact the Verizon iPhone 5 and htc DNA both work on AT&T out of the box.
     
  16. nothingbutaGthingbaby

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    Now I need to decide if I should leave Sprint and get the S4 elsewhere or stay with them and go with a different phone. I won't be paying over $200 for the S4.
     
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    I know quite a few people who tried to use RAZRs, s3s, and bionics and could not get data to work. Many were able to get voice and sms working though.
     
  18. rivera02

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    galaxy note 2 release dates:
    T-Mobile 10/24/12
    Sprint 10/25/12
    Att 11/9/12
    Verizon 11/29/12

    par for the course for Verizon
     
  19. nirvanayoda

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    We can't blame them too much for the delay on the Note 2 -- it was probably pretty tough getting the Verizon logo on all those home buttons.
     
  20. Shotgunx1x

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    No big news here but Verizon did confirm a May release for the S4, however still no exact date. I guess it's nice to hear big red finally saying something though.
     
  21. rushmore

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    Not sure potentially confirming a one month lag with everyone else is a good thing. That is probably the next shoe to drop.

    Meh.
     
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    vzw is pia with the delayed releases. i know i'd be fooling myself to think i'd switch carriers to get this phone, but it will be annoying to hear and see everyone else playing with their new toy while we vzw users have to sit in the corner and wait our turn for a whole month. :(
     
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    US Cellular FTW!!!! Great Price AND release date AND no contract!!!!
     
  24. sox08

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  25. GatorfanDroid

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    < so switching to sprint one of these days with in the next month or so to get the s4. I like VZW but there is no more unlimited data and I need Sprints plan is great coverage for that. So since now I can't upgrade with VZW I must switch so I can upgrade once a year. FYI, I'm still on the unlimited plan that is still around for us lucky ones. If I could afford the phone out right I would go that way but hell no.
     

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