[Updated] Pre-Order Galaxy S III for on June 6th for $200 at Verizon

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  1. B_freer

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    Well this sucks. I just ordered a Galaxy Nexus through Amazon this weekend. I hope I'm not totally worked over and I can exchange it somehow.
     
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    I spoke with a Verizon rep today and she said as long as you upgrade by July 1st, you'll be able to keep your grandfathered unlimited data plan. After July 1st, you'll have to purchase the phone at full price in order to keep unlimited data.
    She couldn't however tell me if the Samsung GS3 would be released by then.

    **tap'n**
     
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    [Update] If you Pre-order the Galaxy SIII From Verizon, you get to keep your unlimited data plan according to Droid-Life

     
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    GS3....this phone might make me try Samsung one more time....lol.

    NEED more info about the next Moto phone!!! ASAP!! lol. I assume it will have different and updated LTE hardware than the G Nex? That alone says its worth a try for me.
     
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    I am torn between the S3 and the Vanquish. I really like the car docks Moto has out since I use my DroidX for navigation in my service van. Anyone seen any car docks for the S3? I need to upgrade before the grandfathered plans expire.
     
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    I just realized something.....my Rezound and G Nex let me down in the phone reception, overall call quality dept. Calls werent handled by 4G. Maybe 4G issues effected those phones and calls? Did anyone ever get a handle on what was the problem with the mic issues on the G Nex? I didnt have that problem on my Rezound and RAZR.

    Guess I'm just hoping for an all around better experience with this Samsung phone. I remember when the Droid 1 had that infamous mute issue. That resolved itself with either updates or newer batches and hasnt really came back in later Moto phones. So it is possible for manufactures to correct mistakes, issues with either software or hardware. Samsung also did when they went away from that dumb file system that caused many Galaxy S 1's to lag.

    We just need manufactures to learn from mistakes or be more proactive in correcting them.
     
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    dam it, figures june 6th drops between my paydays. son of a beeeeee. Hmmm, guess I never noticed that 2GB of RAM, thought it was 1GB, guess just seeing it listed on the official site makes it even harder to believe! Seeing quad-core 1.5 would've been a real slap to the face:biggrin:
     
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    I really wish the home button wasn't physical. From some of the pictures, it doesn't look flush. If it's not, it may be possible for me to hit it. Otherwise I could glue something on it so it sits up a little for me to hit it. How much effort do you think it will take to hit the button? I have no use of my fingers so it will be all gravity.

    I'm still waiting to hear more about the Vanquish and if it's going to be released this month then I'll probably go with that instead. I'll be upgrading from the original droid and don't want to risk losing unlimited data.
     
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    I feel the same about the physical button. I wish you could at least use it to take pictures!

    **tap'n**
     
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    So this thing has 2 gb of ram now? What kind of battery life can we expect from this phone? Full day?

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Does anyone know if this phone has a blinking notification light for emails text etc. I know the Samsung droid charge don't
     
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    Even thought the SIII has my attention, unless Samsung has figured out how to make decent CDMA and LTE radios, and they release an OEM extended battery that provides approximately the same battery life as the MAXX, I just don't know that I'd be able to make the switch. The Galaxy Nexus - which is a great device, but a poor phone - left a bad taste in my mouth for Samsung smartphones on Verizon...and it was already pretty bad after the Charge. Global GSM capabilities along with radios that are at least on par with HTC (I'd love radios close to the quality of Motorola, but I'll settle for HTC) would really make me think things over though.
     
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    That's great for those comfortable (have faith) in the phone not having any hardware and/or software issues. So far I've seen no reviews/tests with the American version. Coming from an OG Droid, I assume I will thrilled with it. But since I don't quite think I have the faith to pre-order, can you or anyone answer these questions?
    1. For those paying full price to keep unlimited, will Verizon have a different monthly payment plan vs a subsidized purchase? Such $20/mon vs $30/mon. I think having to pay the full monthly price even though I paid the full price to be wrong. As someone who reads Stop the Cap!, I shouldn't be surprised by this if it is the case.
    2. If I contact Verizon directly, how can I know the answer is trustworthy? Should I contact, specifically, a certain someone or a certain department for answers?
    Thanks...
     
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    Yes, it does.
     
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    Preorder, is just that a preorder, nothing more nothing less, once your new device is activated that's when your new two year contract takes effect, unless of course you buy the phone outright at full price and just continue your current unlimited data plan.

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