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Default Can someone clarify the 149$ vs $249

So I know this phone should be $249.99. However its only $149.99 in select markets. What is the reasoning behind this? I figured it was because I didn't live in an LTE area and I wouldn't for quite awhile; however two reps I spoke with said it was to push the phone to sell in "soon to be launched LTE hotspots". Is this true? I'm I'm.central Cali.

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Central Cali? Bakersfield? I live in bako and was told lte early next year

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I'm in Modesto and the sales rep looked like I was speaking French when I asked about a LTE rollout. Idiots. Best Buy told me summer 2012. We'll see.


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I don't know about other areas but in Greater LA area, it was initially $249 online but after few days, the price dropped. As for the ATT store, the rep told me that it was $149 from start.


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So I know this phone should be $249.99. However its only $149.99 in select markets. What is the reasoning behind this? I figured it was because I didn't live in an LTE area and I wouldn't for quite awhile; however two reps I spoke with said it was to push the phone to sell in "soon to be launched LTE hotspots". Is this true? I'm I'm.central Cali.

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The phone costs $149 now in all AT&T stores and if ordered directly by AT&T
 
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They reduced the price of their 2 current LTE phones (Vivid, Skyrocket) by $100 in LTE coverage areas. I do not live in an LTE area but my rep honored the discount, so I was able to get the Skyrocket for $149. I think she just fudged the zip code so the discount would show on the computer. I live about 3 hours away from San Antonio which has LTE coverage. Now I need an excuse to visit so I can test out LTE.
 
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My area has them for $149 right now.

Do you guys think the price will drop any further in the near future?

Or is it likely to go back UP to the $250 it was originally priced at on release date?
 
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Online & all the official stores and authorized retailers in my area that I called in my area had them for $249. I ended up purchasing mine for $149 using my Premier account.
 
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If you are new to ATT or adding a line, you can get it for 50% off at 125 dollars. Although the discount says its online only, the ATT CS guy was awesome for me and did everything right there. Ended up paying 160 dollars for the phone and 3 accessories.
 
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The phone costs $149 now in all AT&T stores and if ordered directly by AT&T
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They reduced the price of their 2 current LTE phones (Vivid, Skyrocket) by $100 in LTE coverage areas. I do not live in an LTE area but my rep honored the discount, so I was able to get the Skyrocket for $149. I think she just fudged the zip code so the discount would show on the computer. I live about 3 hours away from San Antonio which has LTE coverage. Now I need an excuse to visit so I can test out LTE.
False. I live in an LTE area (Boston) and it is $249.99 for me online.

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