Galaxy S3 LTE

Available from June, no pricing details available yet

Following T-Mobile's announcement yesterday, Sprint-based MVNOs Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile have confirmed that they'll offer a 4G LTE-capable Galaxy S3 from next month. The device will run on Sprint's 4G LTE network, which will be available to Virgin and Boost customers in some 88 markets.

Pricing for the phone itself remains up in the air, but you'll get the usual range of price plan options from Boost and Virgin. On the Boost Mobile side, you've got the Android Monthly plan with shrinking payments, starting at $55 per month, going down to $40 in $5 increments. That gets you unlimited calls, texts and web use. With Virgin Mobile, you've got monthly no-contract plans starting at $35 per month, which give you unlimited messaging and data.

Besides the changes in availability and price, this device is essentially the same Sprint Galaxy S3 we've gotten to know over the past year -- 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 720p SuperAMOLED display and 8-megapixel rear camera. On the software side, you've got TouchWiz'd Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

There are 23 comments

ibbyj says:

I was waiting for this!

Why are they always one year behind? I know it is a company with very cheap phones and stuff, but still...

madroxide says:

Because Sprint wants people to sign contracts to get the latest phone, if you can get that one their pre paid why sign a contract.

TechGuy21 says:

Ting has had the S3 for a while now, and it's a great option if you don't need unlimited data. That said, I wouldn't spend $500 on it.

wildside50 says:

Have you ever signed a 2 year contract to get a new phone? Then you paid a lot more than $500 for said phone.

JacobK says:

Now I wish I wouldn't have bought the Galaxy Victory.

DWR_31 says:

Don't worry. The Galaxy Victory does almost all of the same stuff as the S3. I almost got the Victory last year, but black Friday came and I couldn't pass on a $50 S3.

phillysdon04 says:

But Sprint doesn't have LTE in major cities, smh. I'm glad I switched to Verizon.

ibbyj says:

I'm pretty sure Chicago is a world-class city. We've got Sprint LTE everywhere. I'm on Verizon now, and can't wait to go back to Sprint.

troyboytn says:

lol. So Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas.....and many more major cities aren't..... major cities????????

Raedahn says:

Are they really MVNO's if they are owned by the carrier?

Shawheim says:

coming to straight talk as well.

dizzle16 says:

Wow. 3 weeks ago yesterday i dropped $300 for a galaxy s2. I want to say should have waited but the s2 is the only prepaid phone in the country running jellybean. Kinda wish is waited but VERY IMPRESSED with the s2 none the less.

ibbyj says:

The Galaxy Victory is on Jellybean, and it has NFC.

dizzle16 says:

The galaxy victory has nothing on the g2

ErikSav says:

Galaxy S3 for boost should be introduced around 17 June for $400

vdewitt36 says:

what date june what?

flash4yish says:

cNet reported June 12th will be the sale date. $399 is the price given.

vdewitt36 says:

July what?

ErikSav says:

I can't remember the exact date but the Galaxy S3
should be released for Boost Mobile in a week or two. It should be listed at $400

funjoy says:

I have Virgin Mobile and I just got the Samsung Galaxy s3 on June 8th 2013, I got it at a Radio Shack in Kettering Ohio, I paid $399, they only had 3, and only had it in white, I love it!

funjoy says:

Also they had 3 for t mobile that came in at the same time.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if I have a Spring Galaxy S3 can I change the service to Boost Mobile?