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Price cut taking Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G Touch under $100 on contract?

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Price cut taking Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G Touch under $100 on contract?
A price cut is rumored to be coming to the Samsung Epic 4G Touch

A price cut is rumored to be coming to the Samsung Epic 4G Touch

Arguably the best variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II available from a major U.S. carrier, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch is being given a nice price cut from Sprint according to a trusted sourcer who passed the info onto TechnoBuffalo. The new $99.99 price with a signed 2-year contract should be enough to make plenty of empty room on the shelves for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III. Sprint is expected to launch the sequel on June 21st, the same day that the price cut allegedly takes effect.

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is the only one of the models offered by T-Mobile and AT&T to include both the dual-core Exynos processor and the large 4.52 inch display. While the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S II had the same 4.52 inch screen, under the hood it featured a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The AT&T variant matched the Epic 4G Touch under the hood, but had a smaller 4.3 inch screen.

This year, all four major carriers including Verizon will be receiving the 16GB Marble White and Pebble Blue Samsung Galaxy S III and Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will have the 32GB unit in both colors to sell to customers. For reasons unknown, AT&T is not going to have the 32GB model to sell, and it also will be getting an exclusive red color. All four carriers will be selling the 16GB model for $199.99 with a signed 2-year pact, while the 32GB version will be $249.99 on contract.

source: TechnoBuffalo via Phandroid

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posted on 14 Jun 2012, 00:14

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4006; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Not really a deal.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 00:30 2

2. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


lolz ^

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 01:26 2

3. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Its still not a bad phone. Better option than the igarbage 4s for 200.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 02:02 2

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Put it on Virgin Mobile.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:23 1

6. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


If Virgin Mobile can sell the iPhone, they can also sell the Epic 4G at list price. The best part is the Epic 4G supports WiMax so you can get 3-6 mbps avg download speeds.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 08:19 1

5. Loafninja (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


It's been $99.99 with contract at Best Buy for about 3 weeks now.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 11:30

7. cjennings (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


^^^^ radioshack has had it for that price for almost 6 weeks...their phones are always cheaper than anywhere else....

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 22:54

8. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Yeah, but places like Best Buy will price match that and I don't think I would ever purchase a phone from radio shack. I won't even buy a $10 tube of thermal paste from that place.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 18:53

9. lsutigers (Posts: 759; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


This is a pretty nice phone and given Sprint Prepaid Group's strategy as of late, this should come to Virgin or Boost Mobile. Clearwire will keep WiMAX running until at least 2015, and maybe longer, as it builds out its TD-LTE Advanced network it may not need the spectrum until after 2015 or at all since they have gobs of it. In some markets WiMAX can run upwards of 10mbps.

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