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General Who's Upgrading to the S3?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droidula, Jun 3, 2013.

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Do you plan on buying the S3?

  1. I'm definitely upgrading, the sooner the better

    15.9%
  2. I plan on upgrading, but if the price is too high, I will wait until it drops

    36.2%
  3. I'm waiting to see reviews first, and how the dev community develops

    18.8%
  4. Probably, but in the future. I'm satisfied with my phone for now

    33.3%
  5. I might upgrade/buy a new phone, but not the S3

    8.7%
  6. I'm leaving Virgin Mobile

    10.1%
  7. Other / Explain in comments

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  1. Fhuron

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    I was going to go with the S3, but after I discovered that any phone that uses Sprint is basically unusable at my new job, I have changed direction. I will be going with a Nexus 4, and starting with T-mo initially. If it sucks< I still have the option of trying AT&T towers through AIO. One of those 2 HAS to work, and T-mo's map shows that where my office is in it's strongest coverage area.
     

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  2. mydrdrcks

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    I too have made the switch to the S3...and i LOVE it so far...

    lol the only catch is, I actually switched to MetroPCS. They have 4G LTE here in Vegas....very very fast compared to VM..so for the time being I'm happy :)
     
  3. TDOW

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    I have a question about Metro PCS's extended home area. If you are traveling to say, Minneapolis, which is in the 'extended home area', do you have to pay the additional 19 cents a minute to make calls there?
     
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    I'm honestly not too sure. All I cared to look at was the coverage here, and the coverage in Cali., for when I travel. I will say, back when I had them, which was like three years ago, I would travel to small lil towns in Georgia(hometown), and it was the extended home area. No data really, but I could manage to send texts and make calls...and I didn't get charged anything....
     
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    Sure, I would love to upgrade.

    It is just that the $400 price tag is too high. I'll take it for $150-200 :rolleyes:.


    My Evo V is getting old but I'll try sticking to it for another year or two when that price falls. I have a whole jar of quarters that will maybe be enough for it but we will wait.
     
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    My plan on upgrading is the same ImaMurican. Except if I come in to enough money I would think about buying a Nexus5. The nexus devices don't drop in price or resell value like VM phones. Last fall I still had an Intercept until I literally found $160 to buy it.
     
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    Most of our travels are between SoCal (I live in OC) and Las Vegas. But I do take a trip once a year to Minneapolis, so having coverage there is important.
     
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    i will switch for sure when it gets cheaper ! no way now because the reason i have Virgin is to save money. if i keep buying expensive new phones it would just be the same as contract.
     
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    plus there is like 0 rom for Virgin S3 now
     
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    Two reasons why I'm not upgrading to VM's S3 right now: Dev support is still pretty weak and no LTE coverage in my area.

    So I guess I'll stick with my EVO V for a little bit longer.
     
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    I'll eventually purchase the Galaxy S3 but for now I'm happy with my HTC 3VO V. Since HTC patched the "radio interference" issue and Virgin Mobile giving me a brand new HTC 3VO V in the box a month back I see no use to plunking down $400 on a S3. My 3VO V has been in two (2) tornadoes (storm chasing) capturing HD video and has even been exposed to electrical interference from lighting strikes (very close) screen goes white for a nanosecond. So hands down a very solid device. :)
     
  13. Droidula

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    The camera on the S3 is a lot better, you could capture even better videos. :D
     
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    Forget about the S3, that F3 looks pretty sick! lol
     
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    I don't see the F3 as much of an upgrade from the evo v. I wonder if VM will get the one X+.
     
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    Well i picked up my s3 last night due to my evo's reliability circling the drain, and contrary to what the virgin/sprint maps say i do in fact have 4g even though according to the maps i shouldn't and i even got 16mbs download and like 9 upload earlier today so the switch to the s3 was very worth it and i will not look back. Oh and my stock s3 gets better battery life than my rooted and under clocked when off evo did
     
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    The S3 is on sale today (7/22/2013) only for $319.98! If you were on the fence, today is the day to pull the trigger.
     
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    EDIT: Someone beat me to it.
     
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    This is a terrible poll: Where is the flat out option of NO?
     
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    New York City doesn't have LTE. :|
     
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    I think I'm going to switch from the Evo V onto Boost Mobile and getting the Optimus F7 I think. I have a $50 coupon to get it for $250 and $25 off the first months service.
     
  22. Droidula

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    "I might upgrade/buy a new phone, but not the S3."
    "Other / Explain in comments."
     
  23. SuperAfnan

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    This poll is for those who *might* buy the s3 or upgrade. Or at least *consider* it. :rolleyes:




    Thats the answer that guy needed. :rolleyes:
     
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    I just got the s3....



    But for AT&T :D

    I need to get a new micro sim card now and use it on T-mobile. It should be unlocked, if not I'll do it myself.
     
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    Did you get a good deal on it? Seams like prices of used ones could go down.
     
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