dealssamsung galaxy s iii for $99.00

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Watch our for taxes!! They wanted to charge me $50 tax for a $150 order; since "the retail value of phone is $700." Ended up cheaper to go to Sprint, $200+$12 tax!

d0g d0g
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I love my S3, which I upgraded into exactly 59 days ago. Went into Best Buy Mobile and they gave me the price adjustment!

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@krufam96: T-Mobile prepaid has this option. You spend $100 and get 1000 minutes. Then any subsequent money you add on extends your service for a year. So if you don't use it hardly at all, the next year your phone service could cost $10. This is what I do for my grandma so she has an emergency phone. I've paid $10 a year for the last two years for her to have a cell phone.

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@moviela: VW GTI and Routan owner here. Bluetooth audio works fine for me in both cars (although the Routan is technically a Chrysler product). I stream from my Android Samsung phone all the time.

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@goldfndr: Thank you for your research, but marketing has trumpted engineering. VAG does not allow program audio over Bluetooth because they are in bed with Apple to force use of iProducts. The musical interface (while it can use minijack and USB connectors, it only integrates with iPod connectors for on screen display and CANbus buttons) consists of a cable for $215 dollars. The $175 Bluetooth puck added to that attaches only to the musical interface, and will not carry telephone calls. If factory Blurtooth is installed, it will not work.

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@moviela: That's a flaw in the vehicle's bluetooth system, not supporting A2DP. Throw that vehicle away and get a new one, it's obviously obsolete. But maybe you can upgrade it to get a few more miles...
* for Volkswagen, get a 9w7 upgrade. Free if you were part of the class action.
* for Audi, http://www.audipartssuperstore.com/product_info.php?products_id=1166
* for Porsche... well, if you have PCM 3.1 (or later?), maybe you can apply an update to it.

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@chandin: It is a serious flaw. Anything that takes your focus from the task of driving is a safety risk.

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@alexschway: Calling the HTC EVO junk is insulting to junk. Calling it 4G is insulting to everyone.

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@goldfndr: VW-Audi-Porsche use a bluetooth protocol that only handles telephone calls. It is not possible to send entertainment audio (MP3, internet stream, Mr. Microphone) through bluetooth. That is why it is necessary to connect the stereo minijack to the car's Aux In connector. We bought a unit and tried it on a number of cars with factory bluetooth solution.

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@drspiffness: Contracts are a bit of a rip-off. They lure you in with cheap phones, then constantly overcharge you month after month to make up for it. I can get an unlimited data plan from cspire for $50 a month flat. No surprise bills, no mysterious charges. Only catch is I have to provide my own phone. And if I dislike the service, I just stop sending my $50. Much better than having to pay to cancel a contract.

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I just signed with AT&T a week ago, got the S3. Any chance of me getting any money back because of this deal?

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@markmc27: Hey, can you tell me about your cell phone service for $100 a year? Company name/website? Plan? Thanks Abe! ;)

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@markmc27: I also have a prepaid dumb-phone that costs me nearly nothing. I don't use Facebook or Twitter, either. I am 30 years old.

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@drspiffness: Some people are afraid of commitment.

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Why is everyone complaining about signing a contract? Have these people not had cell phones in the last 8 years?

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@moviela: that's not a serious flaw. The assumption would be if you're using BT, you're using it for both the call and media. Why would you have both the headphone jack and BT running?

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@justabandnerd: so freakin true. the rate at which android phones advance is FAR beyond apple. the funny thing is that the apple fan boys STILL thing apple is the best thing since sliced bread... despite the FACTUAL advantages high end android phones have over Iphone. i mean, expandable storage, better cameras, free gps nav, quad core, automatically cloud saved address books, CHEAP ACCESSORIES (standard micro usb connectors etc)....

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@moviela: Your HTC Evo is junk compared to this phone and many other phones.

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I have a Galaxy S2, running on Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). If you complain about upgrades, just do it yourself.... It's really easy. If you can watch a YouTube video, you can root and upgrade your phone.

I just ordered an S3 from Amazon yesterday, the red 16gb for $650. No contract.

The S3 is the best phone on the market. The iPhone5 wont even come close to the specs, features or performance of the S3. That is just how it is. There wont be anything with better specs until the Galaxy Note 2 comes out later this year, and its rather large for the average phone user.

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@moviela: I have a Galaxy Attain and I have the same problem. I have been able to work around it by using a my Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Head Phones as a speaker bridge. I am able to set the Head Phones to Media Audio only and leave my Bluetooth Earpiece on Phone Audio only. So when I plug my Car Stereo into the Jabra I can still Make and Answer calls with my Earpiece. I know we should not have to do that bu it is the best solution I have for now until Samsung decides to change it.

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I just bought this phone monday night from verizon for $199. absolutely incredible phone. And I have an iphone...this smokes my iphone. I cant imagine the iphone 5 even coming up to par with this.

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@moviela: Why are you using a physical jack to listen to "internet content" in your car rather than Bluetooth? Can't you use Bluetooth for both A2DP and calls?

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Is T-Mobile part of this deal?

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@br0seidon: Maybe when iPhone5 launches they can go walk 10 paces and duel like real men.

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I would be all over this if it weren't for the need to sign/renew a contract.

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Wirefly has had this price for a while. You have to add it to your cart to see the price.

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Funny, they want to sell off this phone before the Iphone 5 is launched and yet the unsubsidized price is unchanged.

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@shinespark: But also see if the company you work for gets a discount. Me and 3 other friends did a family plan together, and the one friend gets a 30% discount through his job. With that and the family plan discounts, we split the bill $65 a person, with unlimited everything and insurance. But Shine is right, most data-based phones will cost 90-120 per month.

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$150.00 for exisiting AND eligible for an upgrade.

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@br0seidon: only $150? wow that is cheaper than my $600 HOX replacement for my Galaxy Note...

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@creativity6: $150 is for the upgrade price which renews your contract. The unsubsidized price of the phone is $599.

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@markmc27: +1 for you even though you forgot to say, "MAAAAAAAAAAAATLOCK!"

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@jsvend: where are you seeing it for $150 without a contract? its coming up at over 500 for me...

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If Samsung would keep on top of Android releases and get rid of that "touch wiz". Well maybe. I have the Galaxy 2, and still can get a real ICS release from Samsung.

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In response to Moviela, I agree that the if you have a bluetooth headset, or system in your car, the phone will not go to either of those while connected to an external audio device. Which is annoying because the mic on my headset is much better than the one on the phone when it is sitting in the center console. However, If blue tooth is turned off it will go to speaker phone and come through the car speakers just like the bluetooth would.

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This phone has a serious flaw, and Samsung is flip about consumers asking questions.

Many of us use an audio input jack to listen to internet content in our cars. We also have bluetooth to couple telephone calls to the car audio syatem. If a call comes in, the car mutes the audio input and routes the bluetooth (call audio) to the speakers. The Samsung cuts off the audio from the bluetooth, so you hear nothing from the call. If you remove the plug from the jack the call sound is then sent to the speakers via bluetooth. I don't want to pull the plug while driving to hear a caller. Defeats the safety of hands free phone use.

The HTC EVO does not have this problems. It works fine. Samsung tech support acts like their problem is "normal" and refuses to take complaints. Save your money. There are phones that work out there.

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I like the white one for AT&T. Looks good.

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I guess I am just old and cheap. Have a prepaid phone,I pay $100 a year for and pay 10 cents a minute.I roll over 95% of my minutes.

Does everybody have an extra $90 a month to spend.

I hope it will drop a bunch for the per month charge.

I wonder do any of these phones allow you to expand memory?

Abe Simpson signing out (I am 45)

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@ibobafett: Because the data is unmetered. It is not incurred on non smartphones. Any standard postpaid primary US carrier with a subsidized smartphone and plan will cost you $80-110 per month before taxes.

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They have the Samsung Galaxy II for $0.01 also. I think only if you are switching but I'm not sure.

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(And that was with the AT&T phone) With the Sprint one, it's $10 cheaper. Why the heck do they force that lame 'Premium Data' charge on you all the time? >:/

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Ugh. Yeah it's only $99, but that's with a plan and the service options. That's $40 for the cheapest minutes plan, and then another $30 to just have 3GB a month of internet. That's not even including the text messaging. :/ I ended up with it saying $90 a month, and said screw it. I'd love to have the S3, but in a few more months I'm sure the price will be a lot lower.

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Boo, not available for T-Mobile, at least not anymore. :-(

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Trying to sell a great product before Apple releases last years phone, tomorrow.

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Trying to clear out all the old stock before the iPhone 5, heh.

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only for new contracts.. $150 for existing :(

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T-Mobile is also available, fyi