Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon)
Verizon called me to apologize for the bad info on the phone!
Verizon called me to clear things up and apologize for the bad information regarding the brightness issue and is overnighting me a new Samsung Galaxy S3 and keeping in place my unlimited data plan.
The review that I posted was due to Verizon's and Samsung's tech departments NOT-KNOWING their phone and the local Verizon tech not looking through the settings properly to find the 'fix' that's there all along.
Now that this is done, hope everyone, including me, enjoys their G-S3!