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Old May 21st, 2013, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This was just announced:

Sprint Newsroom | Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA Each Strengthen Their 4G LTE Lineups With Award-Winning Samsung Galaxy S III in June
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Nice. Now to find out the price.
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$399.99...calling it now
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Nah it will be 449.99
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Nah it will be 449.99
That's my guess too. I have the s2 now and I'll definitely be buying the s3.
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But who knows the S3 is still 529.99 or 549.99 (I forgot) on sprint
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But who knows the S3 is still 529.99 or 549.99 (I forgot) on sprint off contract
Kinda ironic, the HTC evo 3d was the same price when the evo v 4g came out.
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This is awesome news. My GF is on Virgin Mobile and will definitely be all over this. I think its going to be $400.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 12:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm guessing $379.99. Definitely going to consider it. Really don't like white phones though! Black or smething else please!
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I'm guessing $379.99. Definitely going to consider it. Really don't like white phones though! Black or smething else please!
Yea I hope there are other colors.
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Galaxy S3 confirmed for June release.
http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/05/21/2705356/boost-mobile-and-virgin-mobile.html
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Sprint only had blue and white. So likely only those two colors for now unless they make a red variant for VM
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 03:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I think Sprint only had white and black S2's before and started selling the titanium ones around the time Virgin Mobile first got them. So they might introduce a new color coming with the new Virgin and Boost mobile lineups.
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Awesome I'm getting it . I'm gonna save money to buy it
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$500. AIO is selling reconditioned iPhone 4's for $400.
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In 5 years they might even have an LTE network to use it on.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 coming to Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile June 2013 - YouTube
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Samsung Galaxy S3 coming to Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile June 2013 - YouTube
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In 5 years they might even have an LTE network to use it on.
Their LTE network is already larger than their wimax and expanding rapidly.
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Their LTE network is already larger than their wimax and expanding rapidly.
Yes in the small towns surrounding big cities haha
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In 5 years they might even have an LTE network to use it on.
Their goal is to have it match 3g coverage by early next year.
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I'm still holding out hope for an HTC One, One S/X, or the (good) EVO 4G, personally, but glad that a new phone is coming out on the carrier all the same.
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Yes in the small towns surrounding big cities haha
What? LTE is in 88 markets and expanding while clearwire is staying steady in 80 markets.
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WiMax is available to about 120 million in the US. I have read elsewhere that WiMax will be phased out starting in 2015.
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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.
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I'm guessing $379.99. Definitely going to consider it. Really don't like white phones though! Black or smething else please!
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.
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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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Considering that iPhone 4's are now $297.49 on VMU's site, one would hope this will be well priced.
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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,
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Their goal is to have it match 3g coverage by early next year.
More like, late 2014 / early 2015, telling by the current rate of production(yes I do follow LTE roll outs).
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More like, late 2014 / early 2015, telling by the current rate of production(yes I do follow LTE roll outs).
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.
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Ting plans are decent if you don't plan on using any data.
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.

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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.
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.

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I'd bet when the S3 is priced it's cheaper too.
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.

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I wouldn't want to be stuck on a plan with such a limited amount of data if i had a Note or S3.
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"?

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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.
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.
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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.
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I'll stick with my $35 lol.
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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.
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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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Lets just hope NJ gets more LTE Coverage and my town actually gets it, unlike 4G...
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Any specific date set yet?
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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.
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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.
How nice of you to take your opinion and treat it as fact...
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How nice of you to take your opinion and treat it as fact...
He's biased, don't let it get to you
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He's biased, don't let it get to you
HTC does have a good build quality, though.
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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.
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.
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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.
The build quality and design of the HTC One is amazing though, everything else is debatable.
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Any specific date set yet?
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.
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The build quality and design of the HTC One is amazing though, everything else is debatable.
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.
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Radio Shack has the Galaxy S3 on there web site.
Price point at $429.99 on Boost Mobile.
Not in stock.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 09:24 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Radio Shack has the Galaxy S3 on there web site.
Price point at $429.99 on Boost Mobile.
Not in stock.
Not bad at all!
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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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