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BB: Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE $0 + $150 (Virgin Mobile tab)

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[VirginMobile.ca] BB: Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE $0 + $150 (Virgin Mobile tab)

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/sam ... ageIndex=1

On sale at BB for $0, you have to pay off the $150 tab. Going rate is about ~$200 on Kjiji so you get a brand new phone for less than that.

This has LTE/removable battery/micro SD and it just got updated to JB for people looking for an alternative to the Nexus 4 deal.

EDIT: Sold out online so you'll have to reserve in store
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Does this have to be activated on a contractual or postpaid plan or can it be activated on prepaid? I can't seem to find any info on BB website indicating that.
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And like other BB phones, you can get $25 referral code for rewardzone points if you buy before June 30

PS - certainly not comparable to Nexus 4 (1.9GHz quad core vs 1.5GHz dual core and 16GB vs 8GB) but a good, mid-level smartphone
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putty wrote: Does this have to be activated on a contractual or postpaid plan or can it be activated on prepaid? I can't seem to find any info on BB website indicating that.
The page says "With up to $150 on the Virgin Mobile SuperTab. SuperTab reduced through phone usage. Some conditions apply."
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treasureseeker2 wrote: And like other BB phones, you can get $25 referral code for rewardzone points if you buy before June 30

PS - certainly not comparable to Nexus 4 (1.9GHz quad core vs 1.5GHz dual core and 16GB vs 8GB) but a good, mid-level smartphone
Definitely not on the same level for sure, just saying that it is an option for people who are looking a decent phone but don't want/can't get the Nexus. Its a good phone without breaking the bank.
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utsmaster18 wrote: Definitely not on the same level for sure, just saying that it is an option for people who are looking a decent phone but don't want/can't get the Nexus. Its a good phone without breaking the bank.
Does the Nexus 4 support LTE?
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putty wrote: Does the Nexus 4 support LTE?
Not officially but there are tricks to get it working.
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Kwirky wrote: Not officially but there are tricks to get it working.
Thanks, for the info. I am considering both phones but it looks like tethering would be better with the S2 since it's LTE would be supported.

What do you guys think would be the best phone for tethering a computer to get the best data speeds?
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treasureseeker2 wrote: And like other BB phones, you can get $25 referral code for rewardzone points if you buy before June 30

PS - certainly not comparable to Nexus 4 (1.9GHz quad core vs 1.5GHz dual core and 16GB vs 8GB) but a good, mid-level smartphone
nexus 4 runs at 1.5GHz...
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putty wrote: Thanks, for the info. I am considering both phones but it looks like tethering would be better with the S2 since it's LTE would be supported.

What do you guys think would be the best phone for tethering a computer to get the best data speeds?
Probably the cheapest one! In all honesty though the Nexus 4 is probably the best long-term option - having to enable a hack to get LTE isn't ideal, but you'll always get software updates ahead of all other devices. I doubt there'd be much of a download speed difference between LTE devices though, so if you really don't plan on using any of the phones features and don't want to mess around with system settings the cheaper S2 HD LTE might be better for you.
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Kwirky wrote: Probably the cheapest one! In all honesty though the Nexus 4 is probably the best long-term option - having to enable a hack to get LTE isn't ideal, but you'll always get software updates ahead of all other devices. I doubt there'd be much of a download speed difference between LTE devices though, so if you really don't plan on using any of the phones features and don't want to mess around with system settings the cheaper S2 HD LTE might be better for you.
Yea, the Nexus is looking good as it is also unlocked already.
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Yesterday I picked up the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE from Bestbuy Mobile. They included a $25 gift card and $12/month for the first 3 months (200min/month talk). No term commitment; cancel anytime. Effectively, I got the phone for $125. The phone is very nice and fast.

Does anyone know how to ROOT and UNLOCK this phone?
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the battery life on this phone is horrible
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Azenha wrote: Yesterday I picked up the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE from Bestbuy Mobile. They included a $25 gift card and $12/month for the first 3 months (200min/month talk). No term commitment; cancel anytime. Effectively, I got the phone for $125. The phone is very nice and fast.

Does anyone know how to ROOT and UNLOCK this phone?
Head over to XDA for rooting instructions. It's quite easy to root.
mike10 wrote: the battery life on this phone is horrible
It depends on what you have running in the background. I'm using a CM10 rom, and I can get 1-2 days with mild usage.
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How does this phone compare to the Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 (international version)?
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lynn24 wrote: How does this phone compare to the Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 (international version)?
i757m: 720x1280, 4.65" LCD, 4G, micro-SIM, 1.5GHz dual core ( http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_ ... 7-4414.php )
i9100: 400x800, 4.3" LCD, no 4G, mini-SIM, 1.2GHz dual core ( http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9100_g ... i-3621.php )
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recordman wrote: i757m: 720x1280, 4.65" LCD, 4G, micro-SIM, 1.5GHz dual core ( http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_ ... 7-4414.php )
i9100: 400x800, 4.3" LCD, no 4G, mini-SIM, 1.2GHz dual core ( http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9100_g ... i-3621.php )
Can someone confirm if this phone is micro-SIM/specs are the same as that site? My i9100 has a regular SIM rather than the listed mini-SIM...
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lynn24 wrote: Can someone confirm if this phone is micro-SIM/specs are the same as that site? My i9100 has a regular SIM rather than the listed mini-SIM...
"Regular SIM" for phones is mini-SIM...full-size is the size of a credit card.

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... on.svg.png[/IMG]
In order, full-size SIM (1FF), mini-SIM (2FF), micro-SIM (3FF) and nano-SIM (4FF)

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