Samsung Galaxy S III just $49.99 at Best Buy for Sunday only

How would you like to buy the phone that is considered the best Android handset around for just $49.99 from Best Buy; of course, you will need to sign a two-year contact with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T and we do need to tell you that the offer is available tomorrow only, December 16th, at the big box retailer...
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53 Comments

1. minteke

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

Amazon, did you hear it?

38. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

$399 currently at Metro PCS. If Metro can sell the device for this price -- so should the big boys. Buying a discounted phone to save a few hundreds and locking oneself to a huge monthly bill over 2-years with hefty ETF is just plain dumb. My advice: Buy the phone outright and then shop for no-contract service and save $$$ over the same 2 years.

47. minteke

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

Ok, let's do a math. I pay for 550 min family plan from AT@T $112 AFTER tax and employer's 23% discount for 3 SG2, which I got from Amazon's last year Thanksgiving sale for free. Just compare with case when you need to buy those 3 phones for full price AND still to pay for the service. That's why I mentioned Amazon here - no such generous offer this year. Probably what you said makes sense if you care about individual plan.

2. MeoCao unregistered

Good value Good job SS

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Good job SS for the phone and good job BB for the price.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's more like it.

13. MeoCao unregistered

Stop playing the juge and give some value to the discussion will u?

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stop kissing SS's butt and give some value to tech.

19. MeoCao unregistered

Haha, I know kissing Apple ass is you favorite passtime and don't think all people have the same taste as yourself. I don't remember you talking about tech, all you can talk is fanboy warfare. do you know what quad core is? LOL

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My favorite passtime is watching my sons baseball games, and as far as kissing, only my fiancé. And yes I know what quad core is... Please find, copy, and paste any article that shows me to b a fanboy, and I'll do the same for u. I'm sure your article will out number mine whatever to zero.

22. MeoCao unregistered

angry aren't you? lol

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not angry at all I jus want u to find, copy, and paste any article that shows me to b a fanboy. In other words put your money where your mouth is please. And tell your fellow droider bro, and dude r universal words for addressing men u don't know personally. And wireless charging that uses a cord isn't wireless.

25. MeoCao unregistered

What do u think wireless is? total lack of wire? Do you think then there is anything wireless? Damn Verizon, it's not wireless according to your definition. Man, you are going to turn tech on its head.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Find, copy, and paste any article that shows me to b a fanboy please. Put your money where your mouth is. Please.

28. MeoCao unregistered

C'on, this wireless discussion is getting more exciting

31. MeoCao unregistered

Now you can change your name into "wireless darkkjedii", Oh wait even you may not be wireless Hahaha

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Actually I remember when he was talking about technologies, he was claiming that Nokia Lumia 920 wireless charging is actually not wireless... Also don't forget that he often use very "intellectual" words such like "bro", "dude" and I think it very well represents him...

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U put the phone on the base and its charging, unplug the base and it stops. That's wired not wireless.

26. MeoCao unregistered

Genius ROFLMAO hahahahaha

29. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

So according to you, the only real wireless charging is if there was a way to have electrical currents radiate from...idk since no wires can even be involved (do power lines count too?), but I guess radiate from thin air and keep your phone charged at all times while keeping you safe from any hazard? It sounds like you almost want a system where we get rid of power lines and the power grids would just radiate electrical current throughout every city. P.S. - I copied and pasted that into Dictionary.com and ridiculous came up...weird, huh?

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is what wireless charging is. The base is plugged in to only charge the batteries when they r low. Once charged up the base no longer requires the cord nor does it require the phone to b on the base. It emits a small magnetic field to charge the device. The base can b on the table and the phone on your lap on the couch and as long as its within a certain proximity to the base it charges. This is what apple patented as true wireless charging. Again the base only requires the plug to charge the batteries from time to time, not to supply the charge to the phone thru the base. The phone doesn't need to b on the base just n the required proximity. Wireless charging as it stands requires the base to constantly b plugged into the wall and requires the phone to b n constant contact with the base. That's not wireless that's wired.

36. MeoCao unregistered

Here's the definition (from Wikipedia) Inductive charging (also known as "wireless charging") uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.

37. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

That's still not "fully" wireless because in that scenario the base acts as a middle man. The base still must be plugged up and charged in order to pass that along to your phone wirelessly. Just because the base has a rechargeable battery doesn't make it any less wired than what you're trying to convince me that it is. I do want to point out that I only challenged you on this because you don't see how sitting your phone on a base isn't wireless charging, but having your phone near the base is. While laying your phone on a base is restrictive as to where you can charge it, it's still wireless because you could come home from a long day and place you're phone right on that base and rest assured that it will charge. The system that Apple has patented requires 1 rechargeable battery in your device, 1 rechargeable battery in your base, and............a wired charger for that base. While the concept may seem cool, it definitely will cause a user to have to replace more batteries that way. Eventually that battery in your base will become less effective and will die, ending your proximity based charging until you can get a new rechargeable battery that will have to be charged up with a wire to an outlet. So unless you have a spare battery lying around you'll wind up pulling out your phone charger. Don't forget a system like that from Apple will be marked up to a premium price.

39. MeoCao unregistered

There's no need to argue with him on this b-c what he claims is dumb. A technical term does not mean something literally, it's has the meaning as agreed by the community and not some or a single person, especially when it's Mr. "wireless darkkjedii" LOL

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Quakan I appreciate the conversation with u as it shows your intelligence and maturity. U as am I r a techie, doesn't matter what camp ur from. We can agree, or agree to disagree with knowledge, maturity, and respect. While I don't agree totally with ur assessment I whole heartedly respect it. Good post bro

45. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Thank you.

48. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Ummm. The generally accepted definition for wireless charging relates only to the final connection between charging device and the phone. Using your pedantic definition would preclude any wireless charging, since electricity is transported from the generating source by wires (even the solar chargers use wires to transport the electron from the solar panel.

51. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

LOL What about WiFi then? Connect to your router and you're wireless, unplug the router and you're not. Does that mean WiFi isn't true wireless?

53. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I was hoping someone with some sense would step in. Wireless is wireless when the product doesn't have a wire. Wireless charging is not supposed to replace at home charging. It's meant to replace the hassle OF PLUGGING YOUR PHONE TO A CORD. So yes, it's 100% wireless charging. Without a doubt. You set it down without plugging it in and the next time you pick it up its charged. All while you never plugged in a charger to you phone. This isnt rocket science. How dumb you would look if you actually took that argument somewhere.

3. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Excellent deal!

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