Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

The latest big phone comes to one of the smaller carriers

Samsung's latest maybe-tablet maybe-phone device, the Galaxy Mega 6.3, is making its way to US Cellular this week for $149.99 on a two-year contract. Just as a quick refresher, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is that giant device with a 6.3-inch 720p display, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and running Android 4.2.2 with many of Samsung's latest software enhancements on top. US Cellular customers will also have access to LTE data, naturally.

If you're looking to pick up the Galaxy Mega 6.3 on US Cellular, you can do so online starting tomorrow for $149.99 on-contract after an "instant rebate." Those wishing to pick it up in-store will have to wait two more days to September 19th and will have the same pricing offered. Unfortunately US Cellular is only offering the "Nova Black" color of the handset at this time.

More: Samsung Galaxy Mega (6.3) review

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The device brings 4G LTE speeds and will be available online Sept. 17 and in stores Sept. 19

CHICAGO (Sept. 16, 2013) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) has announced availability of the Samsung Galaxy Mega™ beginning online on Sept. 17 and in stores Sept. 19. The 6.3-inch device provides customers with the best of a tablet and a smartphone in one handset, and will be $149.99 with an instant rebate.

As more U.S. Cellular customers experience 4G LTE speeds in their communities in 2013, the carrier continues to expand its 4G LTE device line-up. The Galaxy Mega is an ideal addition for consumers who want to experience smartphone portability with the immersive experience of a tablet. Customers who purchase the Galaxy Mega from U.S. Cellular also receive a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty.

“The needs of wireless users are always evolving and more people are looking for that all-in-one device to help them be more productive and to make their lives easier,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of products, pricing and innovation for U.S. Cellular. “At U.S. Cellular, we want to provide a better wireless experience, and the Galaxy Mega gives customers another option when choosing the best device to fit their needs.”

The Galaxy Mega from U.S. Cellular is available in Nova Black and is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and 1.5 GB of internal RAM. Its HD Super Clear LCD display brilliantly showcases photos, movies, games and presentations. It runs Android™ 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and has many of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S® 4, including Air View™, Multi-Window, WatchOn™ and Easy Mode.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, currently offers 4G LTE service covering 61 percent of its customers. By the end of this year, nearly 90 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

Purchase of a smartphone data plan, a new two-year agreement and a $35 activation fee is required. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See uscellular.com for details.

4G LTE not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S, WatchOn and Air View are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

About King Street Wireless, L.P.
King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular’s customers in several of the carrier’s markets.  King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia where it is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit www.kingstreetwireless.com.

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 61 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and nearly 90 percent will have access by the end of 2013. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Mega (6.3) coming to US Cellular Sept. 17

19 Comments

I can't wait. This is one product that I have wanted to get, but couldn't because I want all my devices on one carrier

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This phone should be called the little giant. Big phone little spec. Wow!

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I looked at it in store. What a piece of garbage...Should cost $69 maximum. And i am sure you will find KIRF soon on Aliexpress which will be even better than Mega at those $69

I know it's not the device for your needs, but for some it's just what they're looking for.

I actually looked at the device at the At&t store and found it to be not as bad as some people have made it out to be. It's large, lightweight, yet super slim, and would come in handy if a person wanted an all-in-one device.

Like the original Galaxy Note, which 80% of tech sites and so-so experts claimed was "dead on arrival", (we know how that prediction turned out)the Galaxy Mega just may surprise folks.

Galaxy Mega is bigger, cheaper and no pen.

Galaxy Note is the super high-end offering with better components all around and the pen stuff.

The market is searching for the "right size", by releasing many different sized products, and seeing which gains attention and sales. This won't change, because tastes change over time.

Don't complain about this. Just buy what you want. Vote with your wallet.

It took 7 years for Apple to get up to 4 inches. Be glad there are companies out there willing to offer more choices.

Don't get me wrong. I'm thrilled with choices. But you have to admit that where the accessory ecosystem is concerned, a more concise set of choices means more things made for your device. When you release 15 slightly differently sized and shaped phones, it's hard for one company to commit to developing and manufacturing an assortment of cases and accessories specifically designed to work with your product because not even YOU know which phones you are going to sell a the most of.

Yeah, I had this for two weeks through work. Went right back to using my HTC One/Galaxy S4 combo. Phone was unnecessarily big. Even most apps don't take advantage of the real estate on the screen. They just keep stuff in the middle and leave huge "like colored" gaps on the sides.

No thanks, sorry Samsung.

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I'm curious about what your daily use is like. Why use a One and an S4 at the same time?

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I really just use the One for phone calls, emails, Web browsing, texting, and music. The S4 is my personal phone, the One is my work phone. I don't get a big choice on my work phone. When a new phone is released, we only get one or two to give to employees and there's about 20 of us.

Since we don't get iPhones to use, and BlackBerry is not something the company is pushing very hard, I figured I would take the HTC One. For no other reason than I think it's a gorgeous phone.

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I'm curious about what apps you were using, that they didn't fill the screen. You must have been either using extremely old apps, or perhaps poorly written in house apps, written for your employer. I use a range of 5" to 7" devices and every app installed , Phone or Tablet has expanded to fit the screen.
Are you saying Samsung did something different with this phone?

They were mostly older apps like you mentioned. Even the AC app in "dark mode" looked horrible. The screen would be 95% dark, but around the edges of the text it was white. I should of taken screen shots, it was really annoying to use this app on the Mega.

In all truth, it's not a bad phone. The screen was actually very impressive for being so large. But the downfall for me was the device being too big.

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"Unnecessarily" big sounds like you bought it under the assumption it was a small device with a name like "galaxy mega". Good job!

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Actually it sounds more like he had it through work, for work, and it was unnecessarily big for work-related tasks. Sarcastic five! _O/\o_

I want this device on T-Mobile, rather than having to purchase one at full retail and unlocking it. I don't even care about the color. I love my Galaxy Note 2, but, I don't use it's features as much as I thought it would and the Galaxy Mega seems perfect!

Enjoy your 4.6gb of app storage... No phone should be released these days with such paltry storage. And no your SD card won't help as much.

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Be careful before buying any Samsung phone, It is a android based phone and all the updates are given by Google. Even though Google updates the OS frequently, Samsung holds the update and gives to the customer only when they desire. I bought a Note 2 a year back which was loaded with 4.1, Google released 4.2 around 4 months back and last month they released 4.3, but Samsung has never gave these updates to its customers on time. They will give it probably after 4 or 6 months, but by that time Google would have release 4.4 and many more updates. This is one major drawback buying a Sumsumng Phone. The customer is always outdated in spite of spending a hefty amount. Even thought God(Google) gives, the Priest(Samsung) will not give.