Don't worry about it, that network will not go live until late next year.
Metro's LTE network will never be fast. You can get much better speeds by returning the phone for a refund and buying one off-contract with...
You really think MetroPCS is going to release Jelly Bean for this phone? Hah! Samsung doesn't even have it listed as getting the update.
Install this and give it a week or two to track down battery drains....
The T-Mobile version has no LTE radio.
Juice Defender drains the batter on the S3. I get much better battery life on mine without it.
As has been covered on XDA you can flash any S3 ROM to any S3. You will only hard brick it if you flash another carriers radio.
You can flash any ROM to any carriers S3. So long as you do not flash a radio from another carrier you will not run into any issues. This has been...
I bought an S3 and the Esteem doesn't even compare. It's like going from a Ford Pinto to a Ferrari.
You flashed a ROM that included a radio for a different carriers S3. You can only fix the phone by flashing the correct radio and ROM via a JTAG...
You just need one of these if you don't want to buy the official S3 MHL adapter.
Amazon.com: Original Samsung HDTV Adapter TIP (5 to 11 Pin...
This is not a Samsung product.
Set Your Location
Dunno why they don't have the back cover listed anymore.
The Verizon kit is the generic one.
That is not the official kit, it is a 3rd party product that Verizon sells.
The 16GB is the amount of "storage", "memory" is RAM (which this phone has 2GB of). The reason you are not seeing the full 16GB available is...
It's in your head, once you get over having a new phone you will not have the screen on constantly and you'll see that it has great battery life.
T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint stores all have working models on display.
Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Source Code Released by Samsung
HSPA+ on T-Mobile is plenty fast, I have hit 25Mbps with my Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile. And LTE drains your battery faster.
The T-Mobile version is not downgraded in any way except for not having LTE support.
I have the T-Mobile variant and I get really good reception (3-4 bars everywhere). I would expect the AT&T version to have similar performance on...
You can save Google Maps offline.
Google Maps for Android Will Be Available Offline and Let You Navigate When There's No Reception
Perhaps you should have them check the settings on your phone.
My phone is almost always set to 100% brightness and I can read it just fine in direct sunlight.
Samsung has addressed this issue in Jelly Bean. Every leak I have installed has this problem resolved.