Samsung Behold is now available

Samsung Behold

You’ve seen the unboxing, you’ve read over the stats time and time again, you’ve had the day marked on your calendar for weeks…nay months!  The day is finally here! Those days of T-Mobile Customer Service Representatives pushing the aging Wing whenever a customer brings up that “other phone” are now a thing of the past!  Normally, we would have put this up a little earlier, but with the way things are around here I guess it’s better late than never right?  The Samsung Behold is now available for purchase and upgrade over at T-Mobile in both Espresso and Rose for the low low price of $149.99 after that $50 mail in rebate.  There has been quite a lot of excitement about this phone over in the forums, so head on over to the Samsung area and let us know what you think!

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  • stillonskLX

    im with joe’s position

  • LESLIE

    @tex, thanks that was a big help…
    NOW I LOVE THIS PHONE.. CANT STOP TOUCHING IT…IS BETTER THEN THE SIDEKICK FOR SURE… AND IS SO EASY TO TYPE N SO EASY TO USE… I JUST DNT LIKE THE AIM BUT NO REASON TO HATE THE PHONE, IS NOT A BIG DEAL…. PLAYED YOU TUBE VIDEO THEY ARE OK… BLURRY IF U ASK ME BUT NOT A BIG DEAL EITHER… NOT HARD TO WRITE AT ALL… JUST THAT I DNT KNOW HOW TO COPY N PASTE YET.. N SOMEONE SAID ABOUT THE *OPERA MINI* HOW DO I DO THAT?

  • Matt

    WXman you have no idea what your talking about, please go to another company, you will have to pay an activation fee and pay way more for service plans oh and when you want to upgrade a 100 times a year, you wont be able to and you will see that they all work the same. And yes T-mobile does buy them at full retail value. So they buy the Behold at 400.

  • Ermac

    ok. I’ve read every comment on here, for you behold lovers, glad you like it, my girl is debating on that or a zine. im getting my G1 tomorrow. as for the angry custo, from what you put, you asked how much without an upgrade, so of course you gonna pay full price 4 da phone, unlike other companies, t-mobile has four levels of credit, bad, normal, good, and excellent. having excellent credit gets you upgrades an extra month early, for example, instead of getting it in 22 months, you’ll get it in 21. I have excellent credit with them because even when I make a payment plan due 2 my bill being late, I pay it in full. so t-mobile is like “wow, we can give this guy free days until the day he pays his bill and when the deadline comes, he pays it in full? on the day he set?” and they feel you should be rewarded for that. hence excellent credit! and thass why ill be getting my G1 tomorrow with a full upgrade. oh and I started february 1st ’07.

  • diirtyboii

    I’m gonna get it I didn’t know they had 3G in my city I’m gonna get it ASAP!

  • Tex

    @ leslie UPDATE the phone can hold up to a 16gb card. To update the browser go to http://www.operamini.com/beta/ plug in your usb cable from your phone to your comp and download. save to the mobile device in your files and you should be good to go. The browser you will be downloading is the Opera Mini with Verisign & Thawte.
    Until next time!!

  • Tex

    @ megan if you are really serious about getting the samsung then call 611 and tell them you want cancel and get a touch phone from sprint (or whatever carrier) they are going to try to do anything to keep you. If they don’t bite hang up and call again, you’ll get another person in another state. Otherwise the’ll offer you the phone for a higher price let them know that you like the phone but can get a similar phone cheaper through another carrier. They will send you over to the retention office then you’re golden.

  • Tex

    @joe you don’t add two years from the end of your contract you agree to a 2 year contract from the day you upgrade.

  • thaone&only

    Hey, can this phone play vids from different sites besides YouTube??

  • Trish

    I am a rep and phones are very expensive!!!! The G1 cost the company $370 and the behold cost $361. Everytime T-Mobile sells phones on a new contract, full discount, or partial upgrade, they actually LOSE money. T-Mobile depends on their services to generate revenue.

    T-Mobile is a business, not a not-for-profit; people need to understand that.

    @angrytmocustomer

    Feb 2007? oh please

    My mom been a customer for over 10 years and she is not complaining.

    Customers are entitled to a full discount upgrade 22 MONTHS into their 2 year contract, or 11 MONTHS into their 1 year contract.

    @Ermac
    youre right!!!! T-Mobile has 5 levels of Credit

    Class A: Excellent credit!!!!Postpaid contract, up to 10 lines, usually gets full upgrades a bit earlier
    Class B: Good credit, Postpaid contract, up to 5 lines, have the option to add a 6th line after a year of good standing
    Class C: Satisfactory credit (normal), postpaid, up to 3 lines, have a option to add a 4th line after a year in good standiing
    Class M: Flexpay Annual Contract, no more than 2 lines, upgrades will come no less than 22 MONTHS from the first day of service
    Class N: Flexpay monthly contract, no more than 3 lines, not entitled to upgrades

  • Leslie

    @tex, thanks so much fot ur help. I really appreciate your advice. I think i got it. Well am using it now n it got stored where the games are, is that good? I like it, i think is little faster but is not likewise the web thatch. I got one more ?. Do u know if i can download another version of AOL MESSENGER i had “jive talk” for the blackberry…is there something similar to that, I checked the site but the product is good for BLACKBERRY,IPHONE,ITOUCH,WINDOW MOBILE. Plz let me know..thanks a million =)

  • Tex

    @ Leslie….The “Behold” isn’t a open applications phone(yet), so finding these subsitutes for the current programs are a little difficult. As soon as I hear something about the AIM I’ll let you know. I would try to store it to the SD card. Remember the more you sore to your phone the less responsive downloads will be and loading will take longer. I also recomend to get a larger flash drive, because your phone isn’t hot swappable(being able to switch SD Cards while phone is on)get a good sized flash(4-8 GB) so you can store plenty of music and still have your upgrades.
    Until next time!!

  • Tex

    Trish I understand why you would say that they pay over 300 dollars for certain phones but sipmle business principles. They pay whole sale prices for their phones. THink about it why would they pay 300 plus per phone, and they buy hundreds of thousands of these phones. Really? That’s only the G1, what about the Behold, Blackberries, Nokias, Samsungs, Motorolas, LGs, etc…. Come’on think about it babygirl. Anyway, you could be right I’m just voiceing my opinion.
    Until next time!!

  • Diane

    Does anyone know what the full 22mth upgrade discount puts the Behold at? Thanks!

  • Tex

    @ Diane $199.99 before mail-in $50 rebate. So $149.99

  • Matt

    Hey TEX, I have been working for T-Mobile for about 5 years now and I will tell you that they dont get the phones a whole sale price. What Trish says is right. Each phone individually sales at full retail value. Even though they buy phones in bulk, the manufactures like, Motorola, Nokia, samsung, RIM, and HTC dont offer any discounts. Thats why they can only subsidize the price when you qualify for an upgrade, if they did it all the time they wouldn’t make any money.

  • Andrea

    is the behold $149 for a one year contract?

  • Tex

    @ Andrea…. I think you can only get a 2 year contract. The one year contract extentions is for a plan change only. Thanks Matt! I’m sure you guys know more then me, I was only voicing my opinion….but I’m sure you and Trish are right. Matt do you have the inside scoop on the new HTC device that’s coming to t-mobile??

  • djcutie1

    I happen to work for T-mobile customer care, while i understand that you as customers like to have up-to-date phones for a good price and everything, you cant really expect us just to give you a phone for free or a high priced phone for a next to free price just because you’ve been with us for a certain amount of time. Its not that we dont appreciate your loyalty, but you’re not looking at it from a business perspective. We’re not doing good business by just handing you something everytime you complain. Oh and by the way you can cancel if you want, and go somewhere else, but eventually you will run into the same thing, no matter what company you go too. Verizon, ATT, Sprint,etc.

  • Behold Lover

    The Behold is all that n then some!! For those of you complaining that T-mobile isn’t giving you the best deals, you need to check again!! If you’ve been with T mobile for a long time, as I have been with them for 10 year almost, they will give u a tenure discount. i actually purchased 2 of these, an expresso n a rose, both totaled out to a little less than $300, with shipping, and i was able to get the upgrade fee waived!!! when you get a rep tell them you want to speak to the sales department & they can help get that priced reduced a great deal!! One bad thing, but it’s really not that serious, is that the camera takes a little long to load n take the pics, but the quality of the pics are excellent!!! Do a search on the behold and compare it to other phones! I’ve dealt with a G1, and it’s got nothing on this phone!!