MetroPCS launches the Galaxy S III on October 22, price is $499
Users who'd like to experience the "nature-inspired" handset without having to sign a lengthy contract will be able to purchase it starting October 22, for the bearable price of $499. After that, they can take advantage of Metro's $30 to $70 no-contract service plans.
The device itself is the same as the one available on other U.S. carriers. It has a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM and LTE. That's right, MetroPCS also offers 4G LTE service, though you'll have to check if your area is covered.
How do you feel about purchasing no-contract phones? Is it worth the investment for you?
source: MetroPCS via MobileBurn
1. antmiu2 (Posts: 258; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)
unlocked phones should cost less, I buy locked and used phones for a good price on ebay then an $3 unlock code lol
3. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
As soon as I saw the price tag I thought of the same thing. Better to get a GSM version of the S3 and unlock if it already isn't.
5. pankajgupta (Posts: 59; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
can u pls tell what happens to the person who breaks the contract.. i would also like to get a locked phone and get it unlocked elsewhere..
6. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
You would have to pay the ETF for the carrier which is usually a couple hundred dollars and then get a code to get it unlocked which also costs money though not much.
If you want another GSM phone, say you have an SGS2 on AT&T and don't want to use it even when the contract is broken or has ended, it's best to look on ebay or sites like that. You HAVE to look at the bands the phone uses, however, because if you want 4G or LTE connectivity on a certain network the bands have to match the bands used by the carrier.
7. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
That I'm not sure about. I've stayed away from contracts for my mobile services.