Last Updated: Jul 04,2013
LG Optimus F5 on Virgin. F7 on Boost.
I'm jumping ship.
PLEAAASSEEE give me a decent phone! I hate this piece of junk evo.
Lol, you must not have been around when the optimus v was the happening phone on vm...
Good times and good memories on the OV. Still have mine somewhere's...
Already Jumped! By far the best phone I've owned. Amazing phone, Absolutely amazing.
Excuse me? Lol.
I recently picked up my Evo V on sale for $130. Maybe in a year I can think about paying under 200 for the S3.. But I'm really aiming at the N4. or N5. (or as Larzuk would say, "I already bought the Nexus5, I love it")
Some people are reporting Radio Shack has the S3 available for sale already, jumping the gun on the 6/12 release date. A few members of another forum have purchased them and posted pictures. One even had his wife drop hers already, shattering the screen :-(
$430 for a Virgin Mobile S3? I think I'll have to pass on this one.
Me too. Pass my Evo V to the unused drawer after I buy the S3, that is.
I'm sorry but the S3 puts the Evo V to shame by a long shot lol
The S3 is going for $317 on Amazon right now!
Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy S III (Virgin Mobile): Cell Phones & Accessories
This is interesting it says it runs on Wimax and LTE so it's a dual 4G chip
Unfortunately just an advertising error, there have never been any wimax/LTE combined handsets offered by Sprint, the S3 is LTE only.
OT to OB, Love your avvie!
I had a little conspiracy theory:
Since a lot of people (including myself) are getting 4G with the S3 in places that had Wimax it's either a dual 4G chip or VM gives priority connection to S3s and the speed allows them to brand their Wimax connection as LTE. Or their rolling out LTE to places that have Wimax first and then other places.
Back up to $349, but I wouldn't pay much more than that.
About the other guys conspiracy theory, I don't see how the s3 wouldn't have LTE. It would open them up to false advertising also.
LTE is measured by network speed therefore VM can pretty much market their 4G as LTE if it complies with the set speed or so I believe. As for the other one why can't a phone be Wimax and LTE with like two 4G chips?
Spec from AMAZON:
Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich
CDMA 3G EVDO Rev A/4G WiMAX and LTE
WiFi/Mobile Hotspot Capability
4.8? full touchscreen-super AMOLED plus 8MP Primary Camera and 2MP Front Facing
1.5 GHz Dual core processor
Specs from SAMSUNG:
LTE: Band 25 (1900MHz); CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev A, 800/850/1900MHz
Link: Official Samsung Website - Sprint Galaxy SIII Specs
I'll bet $1.00 that Amazon has got it wrong. Virgin Mobile USA's website also says 3G/4G LTE and makes no mention of WiMax for this device.
"4G", by itself, is a vague, undefined term and all carriers in the U.S. are claiming "4G" service based on speed, regardless of the underlying technology the carrier has deployed. Carriers can hit "4G" speeds using WiMax, HSPA or LTE, and a carrier can't market that it offers "LTE" service unless it is actually providing service via LTE equipment.
It's technically possible. Sprint offers the Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot that connects to 3G CDMA, 4G WiMax and 4G LTE, but I don't think they have any plans to offer phones with the same capabilities.
Eh I tried but anyway it still intrigues me why Amazon posted that it's both.
I assume whomever created the Amazon listing for the VM SIII just goofed up and/or was confused.
The Sprint SIII page says "4G LTE" only and the Boost Mobile SIII listed on Amazon also says "4G LTE" only. The Virgin Mobile SIII listed on Amazon also says "3G/4G LTE connectivity" on the right hand side if you scroll down to the bullet list.
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