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Prepaid Samsung Galaxy S II coming soon to Net10

Prepaid Samsung Galaxy S II coming soon to Net10
So, let's say that you are looking for a decent mid-range Android smartphone, but you also want it to be from a prepaid carrier. Net10 might have something just for you in the near future. We are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S II, which the MVNO will start offering soon for a price of $399. Sure, it seems a bit pricey, but that's because there is no carrier subsidy associated with the smartphone's purchase. On the bright side of things, Net10's unlimited plan costs $45 per month when purchased online, which doesn't sound like a bad deal.

Prepaid Samsung Galaxy S II coming soon to Net10
The Samsung Galaxy S II variant that Net10 will be offering has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. The 8-megapixel auto-focus camera on its back can capture 1080p video, and a 2-megapixel front-facing cam has been thrown in for good measure. As far as internet connectivity is concerned, the smartphone runs on AT&T's HSPA+ network. Sadly, the aging Android 2.3 Gingerbread comes pre-installed, but we hope that an update to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is being considered.

In case you are interested, feel free to follow the source link below, which will take you to the carrier's web page. There you can check whether the Net10 Samsung Galaxy S II will be available in your area.

Prepaid Samsung Galaxy S II coming soon to Net10
Prepaid Samsung Galaxy S II coming soon to Net10
Prepaid Samsung Galaxy S II coming soon to Net10

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posted on 21 Aug 2012, 09:52 2

2. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

looks like the ATT variant of the international version.. which means Exynos. 400 for an exynos SGS2? Thats not too shabby. If its really the same phone with rebranding, then there is a lot of mods out for it.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 14:59

5. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

> then there is a lot of mods out for it

Ikr. The international version got tons of love from XDA while my Sprint variant didn't and I had to wait for official ICS. :P

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 11:24

3. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

FYI - I believe I tipped PA to this story.

The second part of the tip was a brand new no-contract Samsung Galaxy S2 with t-mobile for $299 on the Wal-mart family family -- this version has the 4.5" screen and 4G speeds. I can't understand why Net 10 sells the 4.3" version for $399 while the 4.5" goes for $299.

I've been pointing for a long time now that no-contract phones are changing the wireless landscape. Ting is coming out with the Samsung S3 for an estimated $500.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 11:46

4. stealthd (unregistered)

T-Mobile may be subsidizing that or Samsung may be cutting corners on that version of the phone, that's usually how Walmart gets their lower prices.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 09:51

6. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

The price is mostly due to the fact that Samsung already recouped its R&D and other sunk costs along with production efficiencies and lower material cost.

If you just think about the material cost, I would guesstimate about $170 to $190 for the handset so a $299 price leaves a lot of room for markups and profits.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 06:36

7. Meleniumshane90 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

It's the same phone, we actually had that deal up the begining of last month before it came out and I still can't believe the price.

T-Mobile & Walmart had to have worked out a deal to get this phone as cheap as possible in order to push out the Galaxy S IIs and get customers on Walmart Family Mobile / Tmo Prepaid.

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