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New Phone by virgin mobile 8/22/2012 ?

Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by narutoninjakid, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. narutoninjakid

    narutoninjakid Android Enthusiast
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    thebryce posted

    " Apparently Samsung, Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile will be coming together to hold an event to reveal some "big mobile news". Some speculate that they'll bring the Galaxy S3 to the prepaid carriers. While I think that's unlikely, nothing surprises me nowdays when it comes to the mobile world.

    Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Samsung coming together for August 22 event | PhoneDog

    if virgin releases gs2 or some such phone ow many developers would be willing to switch over. im about to buy the evo v in a few days but im a little more hesitant now. should i be ? also what phone do you guys think its gonna be ?

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  2. mastersoup

    mastersoup Android Enthusiast

    id buy an s3 if it were 400 or less.
  3. narutoninjakid

    narutoninjakid Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i want to know how many devs would jump on board if it is a high class phone such as the s3
  4. coco3133

    coco3133 Android Enthusiast

    S3 for less the 400 maybe in 2 to 3 years
  5. PiitaaDerbez

    PiitaaDerbez Member

    Yes I'd be hesitant and in fact I guess I'm somewhat glad that I don't have the money for the EVO cus it forces me to wait.

    Crossing my fingers. Hopefully it's a better 4G phone than the EVO.
    hm or maybe I don't even have to hope. It'll for sure be a better phone right? That's why they're making such a big fuzz about it.
  6. kagevazquez

    kagevazquez Well-Known Member

    I don't think that it's gonna be a sgs3 because it doesn't have wimax I would focus on Samsung phones with wimax
  7. kagevazquez

    kagevazquez Well-Known Member

    These look good Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch OR Samsung Conquer 4G
  8. sinean

    sinean Newbie

    If it has real 4g and has better specs then the evo V then I'd get it :) Wimax is non-existant where I live, I've tried it in york, pa (get 5meg down and 1.2meg up) Tried it in Baltimore, pa ( get 10meg down and 3meg up) but its no where near my house. Where it is availible its very spotty at best.
  9. You can get a Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile's prepaid. Since it's a GSM network, they cant block what kind of phones you can use. You can use any T-Mobile or unlocked phone on their network, so just get a GSM Galaxy S3.
  10. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Yes but AT&T and T-Mobile use different frequencies, while the phone and texting might work high speed data might not.
  11. lqcorsa

    lqcorsa Well-Known Member

    How could it be better 4G? You guys mean LTE? Hell, I'd rather have WiMAX. At least that's available in more than 3 or so states.

    If it's a new, high end phone, I'm gonna be pissed. I just got this Evo V.
  12. Yes thats true, you can go with Straight Talk then. Straight Talk is an MVNO of AT&T.

    Anyway, I just looked up the G2 (the most likely phone), and its not much better than the Evo V. In fact in some ways its worse, no 3D and lower resolution for example.
  13. joshua8790

    joshua8790 Member

    I don't see an SIII, but if anything a GNexus would be nice. That way I can have the pure Android experience with updates. I own an Evo V so let's hope that it's nothing so big Evo V owners would be jealous. haha
  14. thebryceee

    thebryceee Android Expert

    Sprint's GalNex is LTE. Doubt they would give that to us, but then again I didn't think we'd get a 4G phone at all.
  15. Leslie Ann

    Leslie Ann Android Expert

    Rumor is...
    Galaxy S II (Epic 4G touch) for Boost
    Galaxy Reverb for Virgin

    The Epic was predicted a while back, so it's probably very likely. The Reverb though, it fits spec-wise except it not having 4g.
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  16. narutoninjakid

    narutoninjakid Android Enthusiast
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    F**** it im getting my evo v today from best buy. i can wait no longer. anyway we have such a good community here so i wouldn't really want a new phone. plus, i always liked sense. touchwiz is not for me!

    P.S excuse my language:)
  17. Kahroo

    Kahroo Android Expert

    Maybe we could get the Note? I can dream right? But I wonder how much that would cost...
  18. schlar01

    schlar01 Member

    Its probably the S2. If it is the S3, expect it to be $600, same as the iPhone.

    No idea why they would bring an LTE phone to VM, since it will likely be 5+ years until LTE is available on prepaid.
  19. sheureka

    sheureka Newbie

    It's $60 cheaper if you order it directly from VM. The $240 price is good through tomorrow. - sheureka
  20. gamikzone

    gamikzone Android Enthusiast

    dont forget they have a 30 day return policy ;)
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  21. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Reverb? Wow, what an underwhelming phone to have such a big "announcement".
  22. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    That rumor doesn't seem right. I can understand Boost getting a slightly better phone, since VM got the Evo 3D, but that is too much of a difference. I would think that both companies would at least get a new Wimax phone. I wonder if there won't be four phones announced, a high end and low end phone for both carriers.
  23. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    As of right now, prepaid does not get high end phones. Not unless you purchase an unlocked GSM phone and go to T-Mobile (or AT&T) and use their prepaid plans. (That's what I did, and I'm paying 5 dollars a month less for exceptional 4G coverage on a bloat-free phone that gets first dibs on new Android OTA updates directly from Google.)
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  24. RonDotCom

    RonDotCom Newbie

    That's what I'm going to do as well. After dealing with the triumph and now problems with the EVO V I'm done with Virgin. It was nice when it worked though.
  25. Hindolam

    Hindolam Lurker

    Not true anymore. You can get either Samsung Galaxy SII or Galaxy SIII and even HTC EVO 4G LTE from Ting a Sprint MVNO and at very good rates and interesting plans. I will go for it, except that the speeds in Sprint and the related MVNO are not even mildly exciting.

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