Not me. Too rich for my blood.
Mobilicity is the only carrier that does not offer tab/subsidy on their phones. Just want to see how many people are willing to pay $600+ for a Galaxy S3?
Not me. Too rich for my blood.
I just bought my Galaxy Nexus back in March, used, like new for $450, at the time it was a pretty good deal, but literally a month later, they were going for under $400! I don't even want to know how much they are going for now. The point is, if you must have the latest/greatest at the moment, then you pay the price, but if you only wait 6 months, the prices drop big time, why not just wait and buy a used/like new phone and save yourself $$$
Just my .02
I'd buy it if it was the same as the international version.. or at least had LTE. I'd only be locked into Mobilicity or Wind if I bought the it999.
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Mobilicity's growth will be/is curtailed by their inability to expand. They will reach a limit on how many subs they can attract in the small areas they cover today. I bet that limit has already been reached. Bitove mentioned in a mobilesyrup article that they have well above 200,000 subs. Well they were apparently at 250,000 last year. Are they going backwards? Would not surprise me one bit.
Just re the subscribers number, the 250k number was the number of people they had 'attracted' (which could just mean activations - I, myself, technically counted as two of those, only kept one line active), so perhaps 200k is the number of actual active subscribers.
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If you pre-order from the Mobilicity website, the first 500 customers will receive a $100 bill credit.
Has anyone checked the T-Mobile site? At least you pay $600 for the newest technology for Mobilicity there....
Mobilicity frees Canadian cellular smartphone users - or at least - till one of the big 3 gobbles them up!
Mobi is stopping preorders of the S3 today instead of Friday. I found a page to register, and it mentions the $100 credit ($10/mo x 10mo) but doesn't have the actual price of the phone. Is it $600 as mentioned above? Does signing up today mean you have to buy on the 20th? I'm willing to give it a try at $30/mo but I don't have great expectations of Mobi (and I'm sad about it).
The word 'Pentaband' means '5 Bands', from the Greek word 'pente' meaning '5'. For a phone to be pentaband it has to support 5 bands. If the phone has AWS support, it doesn't automatically mean that it is pentaband. The reason Wind and Mobilicity users like pentaband phones is because the reverse is true. We're not the only ones who like pentaband phones though, so please stop referring to phones that work on Wind and Mobilicity as pentaband. It causes unnecessary cofusion.
$600 for a phone? Too rich for my blood, I wasn't tempted by the Galaxy Nexus until Google and Expansys offered it for $400, at which point I bit. I've been happy with it. The GN was never worth $600 for me, but at $400 it's a reasonable buy. The GSIII is a considerably better phone, but 50% better (the difference in price at $600 vs $400)? I have my doubts. Maybe the GSIII will come down to $400 as well, at which point I'd be tempted again.
BUT let's not forget that it's not a Nexus, and therefore the speed of upgrades and fixes will be up to Samsung and the carriers, not Google. And it will never have the degree of developer support that the Nexus phones enjoy. And you get the Touchwiz nonsense running on top of Android, slowing it down (admittedly Touchwiz is better since Samsung snagged Cyanogen to work for them). Personally, I'd wait to see what Nexus device they make out of the GSIII come this fall.
To those in this thread asking for subsidies: sorry, but you guys don't understand the simplicity Mobilicity is supposed to be all about. No subsidized phone prices, no tabs, no contracts, etc. etc. etc. Pay for your phone up front. Pay only for your monthly service - again, up front. Simple. Anyone who would go for a competing carrier based on nonsense like tabs or other subsidies deserves the reaming they're going to get.