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Old May 17th, 2013, 05:58 AM   #101 (permalink)
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So say I am thinking about transferring to VM within the next month. Right now I am currently looking at the SII because it meets all the credentials I have been looking for. (High(ish) quality camera, big screen, fast interface)

Will a better phone becoming out within that time period? Or should I just pick up a SII at the current $279 price tag?

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I'd wait for the summer
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yeah I would wait for summer too. All of their "high end" phones are on sale...even the iPhone 4/4s which should give you the impression that new phones are on the way and will (most likely) be LTE
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Oh, cool. Yeah, I should have known. Thanks guys

When you say summer, do you mean early June or a while after that?
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If anything was coming in June, we would of already heard about it by now; so I would say late summer, middle/late Q3 to early Q4 we should hear some news. Boost Mobile is rumored to be getting a iPhone in the fall.
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Waiting for that One M4. Must know the carrier
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Shoot. I was really hoping to have a phone to use throughout the summer. I'll just wait until the end of the month and see what happens. If nothing new comes out, I'll probably just pick up the SII and be done with it.

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i would like to have the htc one sv, but it is on boost instead of vm. Why does sprint do that? Much rather have htc over samsung. As far as i can see, the same phones should be available for boost, vm, or sprint. Then, you can choose how much phone you want to pay for. Since all three are owned by sprint, what difference does it really make which one you choose, or what phone you buy?
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i would like to have the htc one sv, but it is on boost instead of vm. Why does sprint do that? Much rather have htc over samsung. As far as i can see, the same phones should be available for boost, vm, or sprint. Then, you can choose how much phone you want to pay for. Since all three are owned by sprint, what difference does it really make which one you choose, or what phone you buy?
This totally how I feel. I think all phone should be available on all the companies. I dont know why they section certion ones off like that. I wish vm had the htc one sv also.

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Any chance we'll ever get a Windows phone?
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I kinda hope not
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Why not? I really like the look of them and the software seems really easy to use.
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Why not? I really like the look of them and the software seems really easy to use.

windows is the least secure os, has as many security holes as swiss cheese, and do you really trust a company with their track record ? I will stick with android (linux).
Dirty secret: the apple os is also linux based. Hence, the copyright lawsuits between google/samsung and apple.
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windows is the least secure os, has as many security holes as swiss cheese, and do you really trust a company with their track record ? I will stick with android (linux).
Dirty secret: the apple os is also linux based. Hence, the copyright lawsuits between google/samsung and apple.
I believe Apple is using a Unix based operating system.
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windows is the least secure os, has as many security holes as swiss cheese, and do you really trust a company with their track record ? I will stick with android (linux).
Dirty secret: the apple os is also linux based. Hence, the copyright lawsuits between google/samsung and apple.
Really? This shows that your info on the Windows Phone software is ignorant at best. No disrespect to you, but the Windows OS for computers is the least secure. Why? Mostly, the large market share of it motivates hackers to spend their resources on attacking it. Windows Phone on the other hand, has not had some security breaches, if any at all . It has been stated over and over that the fully locked Windows Phone OS is the safest anyone can use. Android on the other hand, is the least secure. Over 90% of malware or other dangers are found within Android. Add open source software, and Android is rather dangerous to those who may not know what they're doing, and even fools experts. I own an Android, but WP8 is a great OS, and Virgin Mobile may get a WP8 phone when Sprint gets them within the next few months.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #117 (permalink)
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Android is pretty secure actually, any program that can cause damage would need SU permission, which the user would have to give it.
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So do you think that the prices will go back up at the end the month? Even if something new comes?

If a new phone comes, I think they will stay down, just because that would make sense, but if the new one is listed at a marginal amount more than what they already have in their lineup, they'll probably raise them back up to make the new phone look cheaper.

I don't really want to spend more than $350 on a new phone, so the odds are that unless they somehow have a new phone at a great price, I'll be picking up the SII at the end of the month.
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S3 coming to Boost and Virgin

http://www.phonedog.com/2013/05/21/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-headed-to-boost-mobile-and-virgin-mobile-in-june/
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Ooh. Maybe I'll scrounge up a few extra dollars...
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So do you think that the prices will go back up at the end the month? Even if something new comes?

If a new phone comes, I think they will stay down, just because that would make sense, but if the new one is listed at a marginal amount more than what they already have in their lineup, they'll probably raise them back up to make the new phone look cheaper.

I don't really want to spend more than $350 on a new phone, so the odds are that unless they somehow have a new phone at a great price, I'll be picking up the SII at the end of the month.
just picked up vm samsung galaxy victory 4 g lte at best buy for under 200. now, need vm to put up tower in northwest suburbs of rochester, ny and turn on lte service. The lakeshore area has better coverage on att and tmobile over sprint and verizon.
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OMG YES!!! How much do you think it will be?
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LG Optimus F3 coming.
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where did you hear this?
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OMG YES!!! How much do you think it will be?
Probably in the $350 neighborhood
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Old May 21st, 2013, 03:44 PM   #126 (permalink)
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How much do you guys think I can sell my EVO V for?
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I cant wait. I want it now.

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How much do you guys think I can sell my EVO V for?
150$, If you're lucky. Virgin sold us a dead phone for 300$. It's worth 100$ used now.
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150$, If you're lucky. Virgin sold us a dead phone for 300$. It's worth 100$ used now.
What do you mean by dead phone?
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I'm guessing he means they just wanted to get rid of them.
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What do you mean by dead phone?
My thought is that he meant that they are selling phones that are "EOL" (End of Lifecycle), which more or less means the phone is about a year old before Virgin Mobile starts selling them.
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Hmm, so this throws in an interesting twist. With the new SIII coming, I would think the price of the SII would drop, and to be totally honest, I would be prefectly fine with the SII as my everyday phone. From the people I know that own SIII's, the screen almost seems too big and the phone itself is almost too large to fit into a pocket.

And so the wait begins to determine how much cash I'll be shelling out. Decisions, decisions...
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Hmm, so this throws in an interesting twist. With the new SIII coming, I would think the price of the SII would drop, and to be totally honest, I would be prefectly fine with the SII as my everyday phone. From the people I know that own SIII's, the screen almost seems too big and the phone itself is almost too large to fit into a pocket.

And so the wait begins to determine how much cash I'll be shelling out. Decisions, decisions...

that is why the smaller, cheaper priced galaxy victory 4g lte is ideal, and at under $200.
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Dead could also refer to the sms interface shortage
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I don't know why, but I just don't like the looks of the Victory. If I'm going to invest in a smartphone, I want to make sure it meets most, if not all, my expectations before I place my order. That's why I might spend a couple extra dollars for the S3, so that I don't end up having to spend more money in the long run.
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So how long till the S3 see's a price drop. Since it's always like two months later the phone is on sale.
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From the people I know that own SIII's, the screen almost seems too big and the phone itself is almost too large to fit into a pocket.
Well, I have a nexus 4 and it has a 4.7" screen and fits easily into my pocket.
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Hmm, so this throws in an interesting twist. With the new SIII coming, I would think the price of the SII would drop, and to be totally honest, I would be prefectly fine with the SII as my everyday phone. From the people I know that own SIII's, the screen almost seems too big and the phone itself is almost too large to fit into a pocket.

And so the wait begins to determine how much cash I'll be shelling out. Decisions, decisions...
My friends have never complained about the size of the phone. While the screen on my s2 is large enough I don't mind larger, especially if it's HD. Can't wait!
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My friends have never complained about the size of the phone. While the screen on my s2 is large enough I don't mind larger, especially if it's HD. Can't wait!
True. Then again, I do have big pockets, so it wouldn't be a problem. I guess a couple inches won't make a difference.
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The S3's screen is a good size. Now the Note 2's screen may be a tad big but then again I like bit screens. I can watch videos better on a lager screen
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This device was EOL (end of life) and was not worth much. They sold it for 3x the used price.
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It depends on how you prioritize specs.

For me, removable battery and storage TRUMPS all specs related to quadrant scores, or screen resolution. The spec difference will be minimal to some degree with the phones you're comparing...so it's not like comparing the OG Motorola Droid to the Optimus G.

I'd take any phone with removable battery and memory over one without these features assuming they were built in the same year with relatively similar specs. In fact, a quad core without removable is less attractive to me than a dual core with removable...so I'll even let the specs slide a little in this case.

Flagship phones from different manufacturers will all be competitive given the same release times...so for me, having removable storage and a battery is of utmost importance...and will always trump a few numbers of difference in the performance spec of the phone.
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Galaxy ring coming sometime after the S3, and the lg optimus f5 or f3 might possibly come as the vm720.

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My local boost mobile store has the s3's in for boost and virgin.
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My local boost mobile store has the s3's in for boost and virgin.
They sell Virgin phones at the Boost store?
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They sell Virgin phones at the Boost store?
Practically all boost stores contain VM phones too.
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Practically all boost stores contain VM phones too.
It has been quite a while since I've been in one, and I don't remember them selling them. But I called, and you guys are right, they do. I called a couple near me, and none of them have the S3 yet, though. Wonder how yours already got them, notebooko. The ones I called didn't even know about pricing info yet or anything.
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Mmmm, I'm suddenly feeling really hungry for an S3. I've already ordered some phone cases.
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It has been quite a while since I've been in one, and I don't remember them selling them. But I called, and you guys are right, they do. I called a couple near me, and none of them have the S3 yet, though. Wonder how yours already got them, notebooko. The ones I called didn't even know about pricing info yet or anything.
Strange, mine said their shipment just got in that morning. I know Boost mobile stores are independent. Maybe your local ones haven't restocked yet. The one I went to already had their S3 posters and demo phones.
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