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    new phones any rumors ?

    anybody heard anything bout whats comming for 2012 ?

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    Aviator (droid charge) is coming in april. Will be the first, and only 4g phone for a while :/

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    maybe not for a long while they said if I remember right they were going to release 6-8 4G devices this year and they hav announced two some im guessing and really hoping the 2nd quarter will have 2 releases. I really wish us cellular would get the nexus

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    Quote Originally Posted by chidesd View Post
    maybe not for a long while they said if I remember right they were going to release 6-8 4G devices this year and they hav announced two some im guessing and really hoping the 2nd quarter will have 2 releases. I really wish us cellular would get the nexus
    If you don't mind waiting until 2014 and spending $400, US Cellular will be happy to sell you a Nexus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getupkid7 View Post
    If you don't mind waiting until 2014 and spending $400, US Cellular will be happy to sell you a Nexus.
    Won't be nearly that long.

    Sent from my HTC Desire

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigE View Post
    Won't be nearly that long.

    Sent from my HTC Desire
    Any bird talk about what the next 4G phone might be, or when its projected?

    The Aviator specs aren't even as good as the Galaxy SII. Heck its not even as good as the Electrify.

    I'm just outside the edge of the 4G network maps, so I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the Galaxy SII. If it wasn't so expensive, it would be a no-brainer.

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    Have u heard anything BigE? rumor wise?

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    Yesterday we upgraded my wife to an SII, and there was a sign on the door that all the stores would be closing at noon for a company wide meeting. Today we switched her old S1 with the non smartphone on another line and the associate who was helping us got talkative about what was discussed in the meeting.

    She specified that there is a 4G Samsung Galaxy phone on the way (Other than the one that's been announced). There is a 4G Motorola phone that she described as "one of those indestructible phones" that will be releasing this summer, and one of the two will apparently have quad band 4G. She said there are going to be something like 9 - 12 devices coming out this year, but the Samsung and the Motorola were the most exciting.

    I'm sure there are people on here who were actually in a meeting about the upcoming phones, who probably aren't allowed to say anything, but details should be available if you ask the right person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixGeek View Post
    Yesterday we upgraded my wife to an SII, and there was a sign on the door that all the stores would be closing at noon for a company wide meeting. Today we switched her old S1 with the non smartphone on another line and the associate who was helping us got talkative about what was discussed in the meeting.

    She specified that there is a 4G Samsung Galaxy phone on the way (Other than the one that's been announced). There is a 4G Motorola phone that she described as "one of those indestructible phones" that will be releasing this summer, and one of the two will apparently have quad band 4G. She said there are going to be something like 9 - 12 devices coming out this year, but the Samsung and the Motorola were the most exciting.

    I'm sure there are people on here who were actually in a meeting about the upcoming phones, who probably aren't allowed to say anything, but details should be available if you ask the right person.
    This is kind of correct. The Motorola Phone is a rugged Android, but nothing was said about 4G at all...The quadband is for 3G and 4G, not just 4G. They didn't give us a whole lot of details besides what was shared with you though

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    "If You’re In the Market for an Android Phone, You Might Want to Wait" - http://lifehacker.com/5895699/if-you...t-want-to-wait

    Question is, these new phones may hit the big boys in a couple months, but who knows how long till USC get's 'em...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_Dan View Post
    "If You’re In the Market for an Android Phone, You Might Want to Wait" - http://lifehacker.com/5895699/if-you...t-want-to-wait

    Question is, these new phones may hit the big boys in a couple months, but who knows how long till USC get's 'em...
    1 - 1 1/2 years.

    Ya, dont even bother with USCC in this equation.

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    Am I correct to read between the lines up there and assume the Motorola is the Razr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kablooey_Louie View Post
    Am I correct to read between the lines up there and assume the Motorola is the Razr?
    Most likely a Motorola Defy derivative, if it's ruggedized.

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    Anyone else read the rumored news stuff from teamuscellular.com?


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    Good Morning, TeamUSCC’ers! Just a quick post here, as I’m getting ready to head to the hospital with my 5-year old (he’s having his tonsils out today!) We received some good info last night to clarify some of the confusion that has surrounded previous leaks. Some of this may seem like we’re re-hashing old news, but our tipster’s post was so well written that I just want to give it to you straight, as-is. So here it is, I’ll break in occasionally with a comment or two.
    
    So, to break it down into simple English.
    
    100MB – $10(for feature/non-smartphones only)
    300MB – $20(for any phone, including smartphones)
    2GB – $25(rollover charge for each GB overage is $10)
    Tethering and additional 2GB of data – $20
    5GB(tethering included) – $50(rollover charge for each GB overage is
    $10)
    10GB(tethering included) -$90(rollover charge for each GB overage is
    $10)
    
    Somewhere between 90%-95% of US Cellular smartphone users, consume
    less then 2GB of data
    
    1-and-done Contracts are still in effect (Editors Note: I would be interested to find out if I switch to the new plans, will I need to sign a new two year, or is the fact that I’m currently on a Belief Plan good enough? That’s one thing that could keep me off the new plans.)
    
    New eligibility timer is a default of 22-Months vs. 18-Months currently
    
    New Belief Plans will earn more Belief Points then current Belief
    Plans. On the call they did say that customers will still be able to
    upgrade around as soon as the current plans. They will just have to
    spend the extra points they are earning to do so. (Editors Note: This is kind of what I was thinking – more points means upgrading sooner, so around the same time as it is currently.)
    
    The new plans ARE going to be cheaper then current plans. They just
    won’t have the data already rolled into the package like it is
    arranged currently. This is done so that Family Lines will have more
    options. Example: Currently if a family of 4 is on a plan, and only 3
    of those are smart phones. It would be the same price to them to be on
    the Essential plan(no internet) w/ 3-data phones, as it would be to
    have all 4 lines on the Essential Plus Plan (w/ Internet). The 4th
    line doesn’t need data, yet it isn’t a price cut for it to not have
    data either. (Editors Note: This makes sense. Essentially it could save me around $25 a month? I’m all for that.)
    
    Motorola will be releasing the first Shock Resistant, and Water
    Resistant Android Device for US Cellular in upcoming months. No
    details on the specs yet. I would anticipate it to be a mid-range
    Android. (Editors Note: We have had one agent tell us that the Motorola Defy popped up in his system the other day when he was activating a Motorola phone. Just because the current Moto Defy isn’t 4G LTE doesn’t mean it’s not true.)
    
    US Cellular is currently testing, meaning already developed. The
    World’s First Quad-Band 4G LTE Device. It is developed by Samsung, and
    nothing more is known as far as the specs. The benefit of Quad-Band
    however would be, that the device will have 4 frequencies of 4G LTE to
    search for, vs the Current 2 frequencies. Basically this means as 4G
    begins to spread, it’s more likely w/ a quad-band phone that you’ll be
    on a 4G Network vs having to settle for 3G Coverage on your 4G LTE
    Phone.
    
    4G LTE Will NOT cost more. It will be priced the same. Obviously
    however the device has to be a 4G LTE Device
    
    4G LTE is the only “Real 4G”. Despite clever advertising, Verizon
    Wireless was the only carrier in 2011 to offer “Real 4G”. Sprint,
    T-Mobile, and AT&T all claimed to have 4G last year, when in fact what
    they had was 3G on steroids. Faster then 3G yes, but not near as fast
    as 4G LTE. 4G LTE will be almost twice as fast as DSL, and can be
    compared to the broadband speeds of Cable internet.
    
    In early 2012, Sprint announced it will be launching 4G LTE coverage
    to 6 different coverage areas by mid-2012
    
    In early 2012 AT&T announced it will be launching 4G LTE coverage to 6
    different coverage areas by Q1
    
    In early 2012 US Cellular announced it will be launching 4G LTE to 6
    different coverage areas by Q1, and plan to cover an additional 10
    areas by the end of 2012.
    
    T-Mobile is still on “fake” 4G
    
    Currently US Cellular is set to launch 14 new devices by the end of
    
    the year. Most of in which are going to be smart phones, that’s an
    average of 1-new smartphone device per month.
    
    The chances of US Cellular getting an iPhone this year? Better then
    any year previously. For one, the iPhone 5 will more likely be a 4G
    LTE Phone. In Q4 of 2011, US Cellular stated “when the iPhone offers
    ‘LTE’ Technology, we will reconsider working with Apple”. Also in Q4
    of 2011 US Cellular lost most of their customer base. Which is when
    the iPhone 4s was released. Also with that being said, know that US
    Cellular’s #1 goal for 2012 is to increase customer growth. Which
    means they won’t want to see a repeat of Q4 2011.
    
    Another top goal Mary Dillon stated in our recent annual all company
    get together. “Our goal is to get the latest smartphone technology, as
    it becomes available” and “To get more smartphones from more
    manufactures, to keep costs low, and more competitive”.
    
    The HTC Hero S is at End of Life as of last week. HTC was having
    numerous reception issues, in which they could not seem to correct. So
    US Cellular is pulling it from the shelves.
    
    HTC Wildfire was announced End of Life some time back.
    
    This leaves the HTC Merge as being the only HTC Android product…HTC
    One-X anyone?
    
     
    
    So that’s it on our tip. To sum up, I think it’s very possible that these new plans are going to save a majority of customers some money, while at the same time bring in more revenue to USCC from those who are heavy data consumers. If you’re not sure how much data you consume, US Cellular has a tremendous new online data tracker (see our previous post about it). Head over there and see how much data you’re consuming. Start now, track it through when the new plans launch, and see if the new plans would save you any money.
    
    Keep in mind, there’s been nothing said that customers will be FORCED (sorry for the caps, inside joke) to switch to the new plans. We have several USCC agents in the forums who have said that they have customers still on original USCC plans. In the past, USCC has not forced people to switch, so I don’t see that happening now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SongJacked View Post
    Most likely a Motorola Defy derivative, if it's ruggedized.
    Yea, in retrospect it was probably a dumb question.

    Thx!

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