Friday, May 17, 2013

The Next Big Thing Has Arrived: The Samsung Galaxy S III

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Are you holding out on buying a cell phone because you’re waiting for the latest and greatest to arrive? Well, you don’t have to wait anymore - The next big thing is already here. Today, we’re proud to introduce you to the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Features that make this phone stand out from the crowd include:

  • 4G LTE – Enjoy faster speeds on 4G networks. 
  • 8.0/1.9 Megapixel Cameras – Use both rear and front facing cameras.
  • 4.8 HD Super AMOLED – 4.8 inches of high-definition display; true and perfect color with ultra fast response time.
  • Pop up play – Do two things at once: watch a video as you email or text.
  • Smart Keyboard – The phone recognizes the next letter based on your typing pattern and the proximity to each touched key.
  • Smart Stay – The screen maintains a bright display as long as you’re looking at it.
  • Direct Call – If you’re sending a message, but decide to call instead, simply lift the phone to your ear and it will dial your friend’s number automatically.
  • Social Tag – Keep track of your friends at a glance. Just look at a photo of them for current online status.
  • S Voice – You can tell the phone to wake up, answer an incoming call, or even take a photo. 
  • S Beam – Place two Samsung Galaxy S III’s back-to-back and you can transfer pictures, music, videos, and more.

Sold on the amazingness that is the Samsung Galaxy S III? Make it yours.



37 comments:

  1. I live in Zip 80231. I am working road construction in and around Fort Morgan, CO and my phone will not roam on the Viaero network. I always get a message "not registered on network". My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3.

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  2. I live in Denver, CO and use a Samsung Galaxy S3 with a T-Mobil SIM activated through Straighttalk. I work in construction currently along I-76 in the Fort Morgan, CO area. I continue to get a message "not registered on network" while roaming in the Viaero network area. Worked good for a month at the beginning of my service but now I continue to have this problem.

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  3. Wondering if this comment will be allowed to be posted! I ordered a straight talk phone on May 3rd got it on the fifth. Activated it with the number I ported over from AT&T. No problem. Hated the "flip phone" so got online and ordered an Ascend 2 smart phone. Tried to activate it and transfer number. Error message said "contact customer service" I did. 3 hours layer (most of that on hold) I was told my phone would be active with my requested number (which I'd had for over 10 years) "within 24 hours" I heard this same thing every day for the next e weeks. Still not activated. After 3 weeks they had me FedEx phone back and they replaced it. I allowedthem to activate new one with temp number and "my requested number will be transferred within 24 hours" I waited 48hours. Today I switched back to AT&T. Disgusted!

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  4. Last year's phone, but a very nice phone. Unfortunately, it requires the Spring network, and can not roam, so, you pay $450 and your phone won't be able to connect (since Sprint coverage is spotty at best).

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  5. great phone, by why use Sprint? this makes it a 'no' for me.

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  6. I found a discount wireless outlet selling Galaxy S 3 on Net10 for just $379 .. brand new
    www.cashyourdevice.com

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  7. It is great that the S3 is being offered, but until the customer service of Straight Talk is improved to an acceptable level, it won't matter what phones are offered. What is the point to having access to a great phone if the customer service is deplorable and makes any issues with the phone more aggravating and frustrating than they already are?

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  8. This new phone is a joke,after buying one at WALMART and purchasing the activatin card of 50.68 and having my former CARRIER transfer my number to them,which I really didn't want do.I was told that my phone would be activated between 2hrs. to 2 DAY's WOW!!!!! The next morning I tried my NEW PHONE with no result's.I called them again ,after three hour's of going back and forth ,they finally told me that they the technology did not exist to transfer my number to my NEW phone,so therefore I would have to get a new number from them,how could I call all my contact's with this comment.It seemed so LUDICRIOUS !!!! !!!!!! Now I returned my phone to WALMART and am going to see how long it's going to take to put my money back in my credit card for the air time I never got .On the box it clearly states that you can bring your old with ,which turn's out to be totally false.So DON'T buy one if you want your old number,FALSE and MISLEADING advertising.Oh by the way their CUSTOMER service SUCK'S

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  9. This phone is the single biggest waste of money I have ever made. It runs a sprint cdma radio no sim card. I'm going to smash it throw it in the trash were it belongs and buy a new unlocked phone with an att radio in it for less $ and deal with the apn headache.

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  10. My daughter got me a Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S III at the local Walmart. But when I try to activate it I receive a message informing me that the technology is not supported in this area.

    Straight Talk customer service says to take the phone back and get one that works in my area???

    The Straight Talk website shows the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S III is available for my area.

    I called the local Walmart and they said to bring it back and they will help. I'll do that tomorrow.

    Very frustrating!

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  11. Does anyone know which network this phone runs off of? It would be GREAT if it ran off the Verizon network.

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  12. I didn't know about the Social Tag before I read this. Cool!

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  13. i love the new fancorps promotion that's going now not only am i saving heaps of money every month, but once i get enough points from bragging about straight talk i can get one of these awesome phones!!! i love just going to store once a month to buy my airtime as opposed to the annoying phone calls about my bill.

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  14. Cant wait to get new phone. Looks to be as good or better than my samsung now. Thanks Straigh Talk.

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  15. cant wait to get new phone!! thanks straight talk.

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  16. Got to love straight talk!! they keep up with the latest gear. Can't find any monthly no- contract companies out there that offer this awesome phone!

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  17. I'm so excited to see that the Samsung SIII is now available through Straight Talk!!

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  18. I love these phones. Straight Talk has saved me so much money.

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  19. Direct Call is cool. But comments not being reviewed?

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  20. Really want on of these great phones. It is even better because I can use it all month for only $45.00! Straight Talk has the great phones with the great plan!

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  21. Love the SIII Straight talk keeps up with new phones compared to other non contract company's who still offer the SII

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  22. Gotta Love Straight Talk they keep up with the new tech. Lot of other non contract wireless Companies only offer the SII!

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  23. I was so excited to find out that the SIII is available with Straight Talk. I love this phone as well as Straight Talk Wireless! This has to be my favorite feature of Straight Talk wireless next to my cheap monthly service!!!

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  24. The Samsung Galaxy SIII is one amazing piece of technology! I have a friend who owns this phone and it was fun to tinker with. I have total phone-envy. So many amazing programs and such smooth accessibility. I was THRILLED when I found out this phone would be available for Straight Talk. I'm currently working on the "1 Deed a Day for 28 Days" in hopes to be one of the lucky first 50 to receive this phone.

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  25. The great thing about Straight Talk is that you can use both the best of both worlds,the iphone, and on the android side the Samsung Galaxy SIII, all for $45 a month without a contract. What more could you ask for!

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  26. The great thing about Straight Talk is that you can use both the best of both worlds,the iphone, and on the android side the Samsung Galaxy SIII, all for $45 a month without a contract. What more could you ask for!

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  27. Cant wait to try new phone with my Straight Talk

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  28. http://www.straighttalkblog.com/search/label/ANDROID http://www.straighttalkblog.com/search/label/Straight%20Talk%20Wireless
    I have several friends with this phone and I want one!

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  29. I was thrilled when Straight Talk produced the Galaxy SIII. I'm determined to finish the "1 Deed a day" program in hopes to win a galaxy SIII!

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  30. I have to say that I am very excited to hear that the Samsung galaxy SIII is available for Straight Talk!
    Currently I am using an iphone 4 using ST's BYOP program, but would really like to try out the SIII to see what android is all about, not to mention the giant screen! And being powered by Straight Talk, it will be an unlimited experience!

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  31. I love the fact that all the what you would call "more up to date" phones are available. Samsung makes some of the greatest phones I have ever seen!! You guys have been so amazing with all the great phones and service has been amazing for the past 3 years I have used Straight Talk!!!

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  32. I am excited to hear that the Samsung galaxy SIII is available for Straight Talk! im going to get 1 as soon as i can

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Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

By Mike Dano
http://www.fiercewireless.com

Feb. 9 2011 - 6:03 pm - América Móvil's TracFone MVNO service netted a whopping 1.1 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, finishing the period with a total of 17.7 million subscribers.

TracFone's net adds put it in the same league as some of the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers. For example, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ [1]), the nation's largest wireless carrier, recorded 955,000 total net customer additions in the fourth quarter, ending the period with 102.2 million "total wireless connections."

Such a comparison isn't completely fair, however. TracFone doesn't operate its own wireless network--instead, as an MVNO, the company essentially piggybacks on the networks of Verizon , AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T [2]) and T-Mobile USA, reselling their services under TracFone's brands, which include Straight Talk, Net10 and others. Thus, TracFone's net customer additions are also counted by its host carriers under their "wholesale" column.

Nonetheless, TracFone's stellar growth is notable. The company has grown its U.S. subscriber base from 14.4 million in December of 2009 to 16.7 million in September 2010 to 17.7 million at the end of the fourth quarter of last year.

As for TracFone's subscriber metrics, the company's minutes of use skyrocketed 219 percent year over year, from 94 in the fourth quarter of 2009 to 300 in the fourth quarter of 2010. TracFone attributed the growth to its Straight Talk unlimited service. TracFone's average revenue per user grew from $10 to $14 during the same period while its churn remained relatively unchanged at around 4 percent.

Read the full story here.

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CTIA-The Wireless Association's statement on usage and cost for mobile phone calls

WASHINGTON, DC CTIA-The Wireless Association® issued the following statement today in response to the OECD Communications Outlook report on usage and cost for mobile phone calls:

The headline from the recently released OECD Communications Outlook report reads that Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, while the highest prices were found in Canada, Spain, and the United States. But since U.S. consumers enjoy the lowest per minute rates of all of the OECD countries, what today’s OECD report really shows is that some international comparisons just don’t make sense – especially when built on flawed assumptions.

The real story is buried on page 275 of the OECD report which states:

“It is important to note again that the OECD calling pattern in the basket can be significantly different than common calling profiles in a specific country. For example, the high-usage OECD basket includes 1,680 outgoing voice calls per year while users in the United States average 9,600 minutes of voice calls (combined incoming and outgoing) per year. In this case the basket provides the cost of buying exactly the calls and messages in the OECD basket rather than what may be considered a ‘typical’ bundle in the market.”

Read the full article here.