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Could the Samsung SGH-T999L be an LTE Galaxy S III variant for T-Mobile?

0. phoneArena 26 Dec 2012, 05:23 posted on

Now would be a good time to have a salt shaker nearby, although the following rumor is pretty spicy already. It turns out there's a Samsung phone that goes by the model name SGH-T999L. The device, which has just been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, is presumably a version of the Samsung Galaxy S III tailored for sale with T-Mobile in the U.S. That is because the Galaxy S III variant currently on sale at T-Mobile is also known as the SGH-T999, sans the "L" at the end...

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posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:31 1

1. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


this does make sense considering T-Mobile far ahead of their original plan to release LTE rollout in the USA. Heck, almost all the equipment is already in place, all they're doing now is testing it out. I'm making a guess that we'll see the rollout start end of April/Begining of May, go full force in June and roll out quicker than anybody ever thought. It's going to surprise a lot of people.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 06:48 1

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


will be a great mid ranged phone when it does come out since the gs4 will be right around the corner

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 08:55 1

3. Bernoulli (Posts: 1437; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Oh well I'm already future proofed with my Galaxy note II that has LTE 17/2100 software locked, Just have to wait for t-mobile to light up their LTE lol

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 12:49

4. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 380; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


How about 3G in my area T-Mobile? That would be nice. .-.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 12:50 4

5. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Im already future proofed with my Nexus4. 10 seconds worth of hacking and I have Tmobile LTE :)

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 16:16 1

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3948; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Now if only the things would come back in stock so I could be apart of that. Waiting on the Nexus 10 too, I want the whole family to be together.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 14:43 2

6. scsa852k (Posts: 282; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


So in addition to Nexus 4, Note II and now S III would be available devices when T-Mo launches their LTE services with possibly iPhone 5 or 5S and GS IV to follow.

That's a pretty good line-up when you ask me.
Now it's a matter of when the LTE will be launched in my area.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 16:22 3

8. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Speculation THIS IS NOT. The current Samsung Galaxy S3 is hspa plus enabled for Tmobile's 42mpbs network. As of today the ONLY device ready for it's LTE ADVANCE 10 NETWORK is the Galaxy Note 2 and the Lg Nexus 4. By adding the Galaxy S3L would bring them the addition plus what will be the future Galaxy S4 and upcoming Galaxy Note 3. It's great to be part of network with a very bright future 2013 will be real big at tmo.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 18:36 2

9. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Either one is faster than the competition. I believe the current GSIII will get LTE as well as the one coming out.BTW I already made plans to give my GSIII to a family member and I 'll rock the GNote II in white whether LTE or HSPA+42mbps. T-Mobile is waay ahead of the others in this dept not only as the first to get the GSIII , GNote II but having a solid reliable network and I'm glad to be on board. The merger made w/Metro PCS solidifies that LTE is a reality. Richard let me know when pics of the GNote III comes but in the meantime the two will last in the long run.

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