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MetroPCS Selling Samsung Galaxy S III for $499

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patwackp

Nov 7, 2014, 10:13 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)" discussion:

Charging on updated version

I recently bought a Virgin Mobile version of the GS3 (L710T) and read that some GS3's charging ports are breaking easily.

Is this true? How common is this issue with GS3's?

Thanks,
Patrick
well recently i got Samsung Galaxy S3 mini on very cheap price, i happy lucky because i got best deal i ever on the www.thexpressoutlet.com . check out there are so many deals on very cheap prices.
Our two GS3s USB ports are working fine. There have been reports about faulty ports, but if you are careful (push the plug straight in, not from an angle) when connecting the charge cable you will do just fine.

You can also consider wireless charg...
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Maybe, i never use it before.
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Gb239

Nov 6, 2013, 1:42 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)" discussion:

update

When will the s3 recive the 4.3 update ???? Shocked
Jayshmay

Oct 19, 2012, 9:21 AM

$499

How is it that MetroPCS can sell the S3 for $499,
but Verizon wants what, a whopping $649?
That just doesn't make any sense.
Carrier cost on this device is likely $500. I've been out of the business for a while but that would be my guess.

On a side note, I'm so excited to get this device I don't want to wait until Monday.
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Metro does subsidize their phones a bit. Not as much as a contract carrier, obviously, but they do subsidize.
Im thinking Metro will not sell as much as Verizon so the hit will be lower to the bottom line.
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The no-contract price is always a ripoff.

T-mobile Exhibit II 4g...
With new contract: $29
Same SKU with "no contract/SRP": $329
Prepaid kit SKU for same phone: $179

No way are they actually giving up $150 on prepaid phones. And you can buy ...
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Verizon encourages their consumers to subscriber to their contract service; therefore, non-contract phone prices are relatively high.
MadFatMan

Oct 20, 2012, 2:54 PM

Reality Check

- Metro is an MVNO
In LAYMAN's terms this means that in order for the major carriers to operate in this country as they do not own spectrum they simply lease it from the American people by proxy of FCC auctions part of THAT lease agreement is that they must allow lesser companies to sub lease spectrum from them at a wholesale pricing for them to operate ... Over simplified but due to a nasty little secret known as TOWER PRIORITY the customers of the post paid customers get priorty in airtime and packet data speeds over the MVNO customers who are paying less to their MVNO Carrier..

So, you GET what you have Paid for... So, why NOT sign a 24 month contract with a MAJOR Post Paid Carrier and get the GSIII for $99.99 (you can get that price...
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Ignorant. SO ignorant.

Metro PCS is not an MVNO, they are a regional carrier with their own 4G LTE network. They have roaming agreements with Sprint and US Cellular.

Now, let's talk service plans. For $30 per month (out the door by the way) y...
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MadFatMan

Oct 13, 2012, 6:27 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)" discussion:

Battery Dies HARD & FAST.... SLOW to RECHARGE

I am not a stranger to smartphones or the sacrifices you make to have an all in one device. I understand and have told people that just like you do not but a Lincoln Navigator for it's fuel economy you do not buy a smartphone for how well it conserves a battery but this phone is ridiculous!

BEFORE I am inundated with " BASIC Smartphone 101 replies from the peanut gallery..." I am fully aware of all the tips and tricks to limit battery usage.

Maybe it is a Samsung issue as this is my 1st Samsung since I traded my SPH A900 (Blade) , LOVED that phone HATED the battery... all it needed was a better battery, FTP on the bluetooth and an SD card slot and that phone would of been PERFECT but alas I did upgraded to a Treo 700wx in late 2006 ...
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rklinger

Jul 30, 2012, 8:51 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)" discussion:

exchange sync issues? activation?

Sprint S3, did anyone have a trouble activating their s3? I had so many issues with the setup. I activated one no problem, and the other had different errors that turned into 2 weeks later causing issues with the exchange server not syncing emails with push notifications setup. I sent a test email, and had to manuel push it from outbox to sent. I wiped the phone, but concerned it will have more issues in the future.
mbrenner

Jun 30, 2012, 11:30 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)" discussion:

Why no SIM card Sprint?

So this phone has the chipset to support CDMA, LTE and GSM and UTMS, HSPDA. Verizon will be fielding one that will have access to CDMA, LTE and GSM etc, but Sprint managed to get the SIM card slot omitted an their version. Thanks Sprint.
There's a lot more than just the SIM card and chipset.

Most chipsets in most phones have some level of "support" for a hundred or more features that may not be implemented in that particular phone. There are also radio chips and antennas that need ...
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wrightN

Jul 11, 2012, 11:24 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)" discussion:

so fast...

so can actually watch the 3G catch up!
MarryTheNight

Jun 15, 2012, 6:38 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)" discussion:

US Cellular is also LTE @ 1900??

Or is the LTE radio disabled?
It won't be disabled. USCC is advertising it as an LTE phone, so expect it to work on their LTE network.

As for the exact bands, to be honest, I'm not sure. Neither Samsung nor USCC has published the exact LTE bands it supports. We've asked, and ha...
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Crunchy Frog

Jun 15, 2012, 5:56 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)" discussion:

Looking forward to the upgrade

I'm currently running a Sprint Galaxy SII and love it. This phone does not seem remarkably different so far but it does have some advanced features that seem cool.
I'm not crazy about the color choices for this phone but I'll reserve judgement until I can hold one in my hand.
If I decide I can't live without it, I can give my SII to my wife.
As a fan of black (or, hey, gunmetal grey works too) phones, I understand your questioning about Samsung's color choices. That said, the blue SIII does look very nice, to the point that I'm not missing having a black phone. The shade of blue is dark e...
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