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  1. Vito.a

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    Probably the closest thing we have to compare is the Samsung Charge. The Charge is $299.99 new and $199.99 certified preowned on a 2 year contract. Usually, Amazon or one of the mail order houses will be cheaper.
     
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    But of course the Charge is LTE, which is why it's $299. All of Verizon's LTE phones start out in the $249 - $299 price range when they're first released. They haven't had a 3G smartphone over $199 in years (except the 32gb iPhone, but Verizon doesn't set the iPhone prices). The Galaxy S II on Verizon will only be $249 - $299 if it's LTE. It would be ridiculous of them to sell a 3G only version for more than $199. It completely breaks the pricing structure that they have established for themselves and it eliminates the "premium" price they've created for LTE phones.

    So, again, if it's 3G only, it won't be any more than $199 on contract. If it's LTE, we're looking at $249 - $299 on contract (probably $299).
     
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    What about Wimax? Will that make it 299$ for sprint? Because Im hoping not, hoping it will be 199 or 249$
     
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    I'm not a Sprint customer, but as far as I know Sprint has always charged $199 for WiMAX phones with a 2 year contract, even the high end ones (like the upcoming Photon). I wouldn't anticipate that to change. All of the major carriers in the U.S. have stuck with $199 on contract for what they call a 4G phone except Verizon. I guess Verizon feels confident enough in their reputation for quality and in the performance of LTE vs. the other current "4G" networks to charge a higher price for the phones.