Originally Posted by tbong777
If it is a phone made for the US market you will have to pay for Data. The carrier will know its a smart phone. I learned with the Captivate, the data we used vs the now mandatory data plan is not worth paying for
This may be the case with att but I dont think it is the case with tmobile (unless the chat rep i talked to 2 months ago was incorrect, which is entirely possible). I was looking to buy a phone off craigslist and adding a line, they told me they wouldnt force data on the line. Just my 2 cents, YMMV
I think that pricing is speculation, they dont have a source for the article and i havent found pricing info anywhere else.
What i plan on doing is selling my Amaze (it's mint, i should be able to make about 300 or so on it), adding a line to my account for the gs3, getting the subsidized price, and cancelling the line for 200. If the cost of the phone subsidized is 199, then i should be able to get out spending about 150-200 as i dont have to pay for activation fees.