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for the SIII it looks like I could jump back to sprint from verizon and get it free.
Samsung Galaxy S III 4G Android Phone, Blue 16GB (Sprint) -
Any chicago people have sprint? It seems like they were doing a major network upgrade last year, so I'm curious how the service is. I was with them for about 6 years prior to switching to verizon and it was fine, but a lot has changed since then, and I didn't have a smartphone back then.
I do, works great most days, 4G most of the time
I still have a fairly small phone. The GIII looks monstrous to my current phone. How do most of you carry it around, pocket, belt clip, pay hottie to hold it for you?
Pocket. You don't even feel it. I've had it since July and I love it. Less bulky than an iPhone.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Agree but make sure to be careful. When I put it in my jacket pocket it slips out sometimes.
Without a protective jacket the phone is pretty slippery.
Buy an Otterbox and use the rubber condom without the hardshell. It protects the phone enough, is grippy, not bulky, and doesn't slip out of your pocket. Going on 4 months and haven't dropped the phone once.
I use the little rubber flap that covers the headphone jack to pull it out of my pocket...comes out easily every time.
Yep. It's so sleek without a case. Be careful though... I currently have a cracked screen. I must have dropped it 40x though, a couple of times from my lap getting out of my Jeep onto the garage floor. It broke falling out of my pocket getting out of my gf car, which is pretty low to the ground.
I've been waiting to buy a Nexus 4 (if they ever become available) so I can ship my GS3 to Samsung to have the screen repaired.
Thanks, guys, about carrying it in your pocket. The thing is so big compared to my old phone, but I'd like me a G4 when it comes out.
I used to have an iPhone but switched to the Galaxy when the S2 came out. I'll wait for the 4 and compare it to whatever iPhone is out at the time and decide from there. They're both nice phones (I know, I know. Blasphemy).
Just ordered a Nexus 4 16gb. They are back in the Play Store right now, not sure for how long though (last time they sold out in 30 minutes). Once I get this, I'll send my S3 to Samsung to have the screen replaced.
I'll get to see what pure Google is all about (although I really like Touchwiz for the most part).
Are you paying to have the screen replaced, and how much? My daughter dropped mine from about 1.5 feet and the screen looks like I was holding it outside a car going 70 mph and getting hit by a stone.
Now knowing what 1995 is like all over again! Thank you 247 technology!!
Yes. You can send it directly to Samsung (location in Dallas, if I recall correctly) and they replace the glass and digitizer (they are glued together as one piece, which is why it is expensive). My gf had to do it, you ship the phone the fix and ship back. Took about 10 days I think, and cost just under $200. This was this summer, and local "iphone repair shops" couldn't fix it for under $300. Not sure if prices are still that high or not....
I got the Nexus 4 today. Its pretty solid, but I do sort of like some of the Touchwiz features on the S3 more. The stock launcher on the Nexus 4 is pretty basic, doesn't even let you change the # of home screens (5), which is sort of disappointing. Reading online, you can download a new launcher (Nova, etc.), but it just seems weird that it is that bland. Phone is FAST though... as in processor speed. Instantaneous response, better than the S3. Camera not as nice as the S3.
Question for the board... anyone use VOIP services with Google Voice? Bobsled, SipPhone, Groove IP, etc? I ask because I came across that T-mobile monthly 4G plan which is 100 minutes (thus the need for VOIP), unlimited text, and unlimited data (4G throttled after 5GB) for $30 a month (prepaid). I am even considering just cancelling my CenturyLink internet service which is $35 and using the hotspot of the phone as my home "router". Thoughts?
This post was edited by Le Flama Blanca 15 months ago
I'm currently using the glossy Diztronic case for my S3. It adds very little to the size or thickness, protects the corners, and adds a lot of grip if you make sure to get the glossy version. Even comes with a screen protector that works quite well.
Amazon.com: Diztronic High Gloss Black Flexible TPU Case Accessories
Mine is similar. I just don't understand more complicated cases unless you have your phone at a construction site. I've dropped phones like crazy and the silicon protects it, leaves it slim enough that I can't feel the phone in my pocket, and leaves a lip just high enough to keep the screen off of whatever residue might be on the surface it's resting on.
On amazon wireless it's down to $100 on Verizon. Thinking of pulling the trigger today. Still free on sprint, but I think the Verizon network and service might be worth the money for the phone.
Had my s3 for a while now. Only gripes are like people have said its a bit slippery, still not ever gonna put a case on a phone though. And I really don't like the physical home button. Not really big problems but they prevent it from being perfect for me
Just got mine too! It would have been $220 through the verizon store, but it was only $100 through Amazon Wireless. So I feel like I got a great deal. Trying to figure out a case for it today. I'm sure there are recommendations in this thread, but if anyone has any, please post them.
Being able to search a specific thread would be great, wouldnt it? But hey, at least that wasn't available on the old board....
This post was edited by Chitown_Badger 14 months ago
I had the Seidio Surface case for my HTC awhile back and love it. I wanted the thinnest case that covered the entire phone but adding the smallest amount of bulk and this one did it.
I'm up for an upgrade. was ready to pull the trigger on the S3 but now will probably wait until April until the S4 comes out (as long as my original EVO makes it that long)
I just pulled the trigger on this one in silver. Not thrilled about the buttons being covered, but it seems like it's not going to add too much bulk and will have enough of a lip to protect the screen when it falls face down because I'm blacked out and drop it. It's only $12, so I can replace it if need be. I had considered waiting for the S4 as well, but didn't want to drop $299 on a new phone, and it doesn't sound like it's launching anytime soon.
Buy Cimo Dual Layer Aluminum Back Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy S III S3
Just got this. Really like it. It's real metal on the outside, doesn't add much thickness to the phone, has a rubber ridge that overlaps the edges of the screen, all the buttons work just fine, and the flash, speaker, and camera fit their windows perfectly. The rubber part is actually one with the metal part, so it was a little tricky getting it in there, but now that I was able to I feel confident the case won't fall off. So far i'm feeling good about the $12 spent.
Have an Android update installing on my S3 right now. Anyone know what it improves?
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