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Old 05-14-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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This will be my first phone and I have some questions for you guys. Right now I'm using my aunts assurance phone.

- Can I buy the phone at retail price without a specific carrier?
- Which carrier would be cheapest to use but still have good quality and coverage?
- I see on walmart site that their selling it for $400 on tmobile with 2 year plan, but didnt tmobile get rid of contracts.
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Black Mist for T-Mobile - Walmart Wireless
- Is straight talk better to use?

I'm about to attend college and will be living on my own, could you guys recommend cheapest network?
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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You're currently using someone else's taxpayer provided phone, which is supposed to be there for emergencies, and you're asking for advice about a top of the line, latest-and-greatest $400+ smartphone?

Buy whatever you want, but stop stealing my hard earned money.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Unless you know which cellular network you plan to use, I advise against buying the phone now.

For instance, T-Mobile & At&t use GSM networks and Sprint & Verizon use CDMA networks. The two technologies (networks) are not compatible.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Q. Where can I buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S 4:

Google unveils Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android Jelly Bean, available June 26th for $649

I would go the prepaid route first. Try T-Mobile, not sure how they perform where you live though.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Default S4

I have a unlocked Galaxy S4 for sale.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I have a unlocked Galaxy S4 for sale.
And I have an unlocked Galaxy S5.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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And I have an unlocked Galaxy S5.
iPhone 8 trumps that.
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