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.

 

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Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!