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tcope
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Sandy, UT
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reply to south1178

Re: Galaxy S3

For what it's worth, I had read that Touchwiz was supposed to be reduced on this phone (from the S2 version).
Personally, the different UI's usually don't bother me too much. Right now I am using Tmobile's G2 and it's UI is pretty much stock Android. There can be something said about some UI's being better then stock. People have good things to say about HTC Sence.

I'd _LOVE_ to get the S3 but TMobile's website shows it for around $575 for me. That's too steep for me to pay. I think I'll call them and see if they would sell to me for $350. I'd pay that. It's possible my upgrade status might improve next month so I might need to wait.

I really do like what I'm reading about this phone.



Mentat
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Sugar Land, TX
reply to thegeek

said by thegeek:

Well I pulled the trigger and ordered it. Can't wait for July 11th!

I just ordered one for my wife from VZW.com as well. She's still using the original Fascinate so this will be a nice surprise for her.
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thegeek
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Reminder: Anyone on Verizon has just a couple days to pull the trigger and get a new device if you have an upgrade available and want to keep unlimited data if you have it now. Starting June 28th you'll be forced to take the crappy family share plans or a capped data plan.



south1178
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Cleveland, OH

said by thegeek:

Reminder: Anyone on Verizon has just a couple days to pull the trigger and get a new device if you have an upgrade available and want to keep unlimited data if you have it now. Starting June 28th you'll be forced to take the crappy family share plans or a capped data plan.

Not true. If you want a subsidized phone yes but you can buy a phone retail and keep your unlimited for now.


thegeek
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1 recommendation

said by south1178:

said by thegeek:

Reminder: Anyone on Verizon has just a couple days to pull the trigger and get a new device if you have an upgrade available and want to keep unlimited data if you have it now. Starting June 28th you'll be forced to take the crappy family share plans or a capped data plan.

Not true. If you want a subsidized phone yes but you can buy a phone retail and keep your unlimited for now.

That is why I said if you have an upgrade available.


battlesite
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Burbank, CA
reply to thegeek

I was due for an upgrade so I went ahead and rolled the dice and ordered one. Supposedly I can keep my unlimited data plan. We'll see if Verizon tap-dances their way out of that verbal promise when the phone gets here.
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thegeek
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If for some reason my unlimited data goes away when I activate then Verizon will get the big FUCK YOU and I'll go to AT&T. I've stayed with Verizon for the superior network coverage but the more I look at it AT&T has decent coverage just about everywhere I go.



south1178
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join:2001-12-17
Cleveland, OH
reply to thegeek

If more like when, unlimited, goes away. I'm hitting up boost or t-mobile.



Koil
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Irmo, SC
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reply to thegeek

I bit the bullet and got mine yesterday, after walking around with a shattered EVO for a week.

I like it so far....really light in comparison to the EVO. Battery life is way better. Still getting familiar with it, but not bad. I wanna try out the tectiles as well.

Anyone have a recommendation for a case & holster for this thing?
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Kearnstd
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to thegeek

Preorderd my VZN version, I have been using a Droid-X since they where fairly new so figured it was time to use my upgrade.
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gdm
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join:2001-06-15
Mchenry, IL
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reply to thegeek

Rumor has it they are shipping pre orders early. People have been getting emails saying 7/6 delivery according to Droid Life. I haven't gotten an email on shipping yet.



mromero
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The O.C.
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i got the email that its shipping. They also charged my bank account.



mromero
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can anyone recommend a decent 32 gb or 64gb micro sd card for my SIII? I don't mind spending a bit of money on quality if it lasts longer btw.

I don't know if I need a class 6 or 10 card either. I've read that it makes a difference going from a class 2 to a class 6, but nothing on class 6 vs class 10.

planning on putting a crap load of

1080p video/
Photos/
ROMS/
Apps/
Spotify 320 kbps files

Is this my best bet? something better?
»www.amazon.com/dp/B005LFT40G



gdm
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Mchenry, IL
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That's what I use fir ask are corporate phones they work great. I just did a 32 fir my s3.

When did you preorder yours?



mromero
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The O.C.
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second day it was up for preorder



gdm
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I did mine on the 19th so maybe it'll ship this week. Original email said delayed shipment date of 7/10.



mromero
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reply to mromero

This is not good!

»www.droid-life.com/2012/07/05/ea···network/



gdm
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As someone posted it's typical of new phones to do this. Also the SIM in the S3 is different than the Droid Bionic and other phones from what I was told. So inserting an existing SIM won't do you any good if it's the wrong kind.

I just tried to check status of mine and the site says they are having technical difficulties right now.



south1178
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join:2001-12-17
Cleveland, OH

Happens every release. Thunderbolt, Bionic, etc.
said by gdm:

As someone posted it's typical of new phones to do this. Also the SIM in the S3 is different than the Droid Bionic and other phones from what I was told. So inserting an existing SIM won't do you any good if it's the wrong kind.

I just tried to check status of mine and the site says they are having technical difficulties right now.

Correct. They are now using a micro-sim card.


AVD
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Onion, NJ
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reply to thegeek

I got mine

on Sprint.

GB is right, touchwiz sucks

but my biggest complaint is that it doesn't match up in benchmarks to other US SGS3s. Consistently, it comes up just a hair above the GNex. and just below SG2s.

and the wi-fi is a little funny, doesn't always connect to my home LAN.

Otherwise, I am very happy with this phone.
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AVD
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reply to thegeek

fwiw

icemonkey.com has i9300 (international quad-core) unlocked GSM SGS3 phones on sale.



mromero
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The O.C.
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reply to mromero

Re: Galaxy S3

looks like it has a protected bootloader on VZ

»www.phonedog.com/2012/07/06/veri···tloader/



mromero
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The O.C.
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is this bad news? dunno since im new to android. how long til these types of things get cracked? I'd imagine not long since the SIII is a flagship device with a ton of hype.



mromero
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The O.C.
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reply to mromero

Remember the exploding SIII? Well, it turns out that the moron put the phone in the microwave, because it got wet and was trying to dry it.

»www.engadget.com/2012/07/06/sams···crowave/



mromero
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The O.C.
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reply to mromero

lol, well that didn't take long at all....

»www.engadget.com/2012/07/07/veri···tloader/

»rootzwiki.com/topic/29256-root-r···y-s-iii/

»forum.xda-developers.com/showthr···=1755594



thegeek
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reply to mromero

I don't believe that it has been confirmed yet that it is actually locked. If it turns out that it is locked then I'm going to cancel my order (still says July 11th ship date) and just get a GNex instead.



thegeek
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Well after some further reading this morning I see that it is in fact locked. But it doesn't appear to be a problem. Root has already been obtained, custom recovery is available, and it sounds like the bootloader will be easily bypassed. Good thing this device has a lot of dev support!



ztmike
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Michigan City, IN
reply to thegeek

Anybody here got any video review links that show the speed differences between the AT&T version of the S3 and the unlocked version which has the quad core cpu? Couldn't seem to find any that put these 2 certain phones head to head in speed comparisons on Youtube.


Kearnstd
Space Elf
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to thegeek

sounds like its locked but Samsung left the key under the door mat for the 3rd party devs.

Good for us users though.
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mromero
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reply to ztmike

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XmfQZoYqbY