Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Amaze 4G Now Available For Pre-order

Right on the heels of our leaked full retail pricing info comes word that both the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II are now showing available on T-Mobile.com. A quick leap onto the T-Mobile homepage reveals both phones are in fact showing as available and ready to be added into your shopping cart. There you have it, both of T-Mobile’s newest and best smartphones are available so what are you waiting for? Go get em.

HTC Amaze 4G (White)

HTC Amaze 4G (Black)

Samsung Galaxy S II

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  • Avid Armor

    Add $100 to the SG2 and you’ll be charged $330 after you check out =/

  • Avid Armor

    Add $100 to the SG2 and you’ll be charged $330 after you check out =/

    • Anonymous

      That’s a lot

      • Anonymous

        I got early upgrade and for me my total is 404 with some cents ridiculous lol dam!!!

        • Avid Armor

          Kudos to you for shedding that much money.

          For the ones who want to know

          $279 + $26.98 + $5.99 Shipping UPS Gound + $18.00 upgrade = $330.96. 

          I have the money, but I’m not willing to spend it for now <_<

        • Anonymous

          Oh no I haven’t bought it calling cs to see how low I can get it lol

        • Avid Armor

          lol yeah because for $404 it would have been better to buy it off of contract. CS is the way to go and if you get a female who likes your voice then you know it will low (Like Luda says) lmao

        • Anonymous

          Hahaha lol yeah

        • tegee

          Just wait a week on the GS2 until it’s on Ebay and beat the tax. :)

        • Rachel

          Upgrade fees are just another way for them to gouge us.  Interesting article in NYTimes about iPhones new iMessage and how carriers are making so much money off texting – like ATT going to per text or charging twenty dollars.  It said a text costs the carrier about a third of a penny and they are charging twenty or thirty cents to the recipient and the sender so the markup is outrageous.

      • Anonymous

        I got early upgrade and for me my total is 404 with some cents ridiculous lol dam!!!

    • Anonymous

      That’s a lot

  • Renesandy

    I’m definitely calling CS to get upgrade fee and shipping waived and make that rebate instant. Maybe even get it down to 199.99

    • Anonymous

      How do you get instant rebate? Just talk to hem till they give up or?

      • Anonymous

        what an idiot, considering that customer care stopped being allowed to give instant rebate credits a while ago because of the kind of fraud he is trying to do lol

        • Renesandy

          Fraud? Far from it. Just last week I was going to upgrade and she offered to waive the upgrade fee and even said she’ll remove the rebate paperwork and just do it instantly. She then mentioned the SG2 and I decided against upgrading.

        • Anonymous

          really?…considering noone new of what the rebate was going to eb for SG2 a week ago.

  • KenSanDiego

    I put it in my cart along with a new service plan (I’m currently with Sprint) and it gives an error during checkout. In my cart but won’t let me pay for the damn thing!

    • LC

      Probably because everyone else is doing exactly what you’re trying to do. I know the site had some issues with overloaded traffic when the G2X was released back in April.

  • Anonymous

    the prices are pretty high for these phones…

  • Kywalex

    Can I buy the phone without any plan online?

  • Kywalex

    Can I buy the phone without any plan online?

  • FtKnoxTMO

    Ouch, $354 for the Amaze 4G & $322 for the SGSII before MIR.  Delivery by Oct 18th…..think I will check out Best Buy, Wally World, or last resort, Company store on the 12th.  Every one probably waiting for the iPhone anyway…(o;

  • FtKnoxTMO

    Ouch, $354 for the Amaze 4G & $322 for the SGSII before MIR.  Delivery by Oct 18th…..think I will check out Best Buy, Wally World, or last resort, Company store on the 12th.  Every one probably waiting for the iPhone anyway…(o;

  • Anonymous

    to ppl complaining about the price….the nexus one was $530 almost 2 years ago! these are cutting edge devices! theyre not going to be cheap.

    • Avid Armor

      and that’s one of the main reasons why it did not sell very well. 

      • Anonymous

        i disagree to some extent. the n1 had no marketing behind it. sure not many ppl would shell out 500+ for a phone, but better marketing wouldve driven more sales. the n1 wasnt meant to break sales records anyway. it was a dev phone that was meant to usher in the highend era of android smartphones…. to me these 2 new androids are not that badly priced. look at the blackberry 9900! its 600 full price! both androids are waaaay better and cheaper.

        • David W

          Guys, keep in mind you’re paying as much or more for your phone “on contract,” If I had stayed on the Classic plan, I’d have been paying $229 for the SGS2, plus close to $40/more over two years, or just shy of $1200!!! By comparison (at least for me and my plan), $529 for a one-time purchase is enough to buy TWO SGS2′s and *still* have money left over.

      • Cct Pitts01

        Also remember the Nexus 1 was a unlocked device. To me that justifys the huge cost for the phone. And its still to thiis day getting updates right along side the N2.

        • Anonymous

          tmo will provide unlock info for your phone after youve had service for 40 days! FREE!!!!!

        • Anonymous

          tmo will provide unlock info for your phone after youve had service for 40 days! FREE!!!!!

    • David W

      SGS2 was cutting edge when it was released with an Exynos processor over six months ago.

  • aachooo

    they dont even put it on the bill that sucks its 378 crazyyy

  • Anonymous

    Cheap @$$ people… This is noy a cheap device so why do you expect a cheap price? Its only $30 more than your average superphone.

    Cant afford to wait for $50 to come back to you?

  • timo_maas

    Any idea why the Samsung is cheaper than the HTC?

  • timo_maas

    Any idea why the Samsung is cheaper than the HTC?

    • Frigadroid

      Makes sense when you think what samsung represents you think cheap.

    • Anonymous

      Plastic and not aluminum build. Samsung doesn’t pay any royalties at the moment and they are direct for some of their components like the SuperAMOLED display and flash memory.

  • Ms

    I picked up the galaxy sii from an exclusive T-MOBILE dealer in Brooklyn for $550 off contract and all I can say is way Wow, I love this phone. On my way back home I did some mobile speed test, Brooklyn 4-8 megs, queens I got upto 15.5 megs, NYC upto 12 megs, north NJ upto 8 megs.

    • JP

      There seems to be a lot of confusion about wifi calling. Can you confirm if it’s available and working? Don’t think the typical wifi calling app is there. Someone mentioned it’s in settings under wireless & networks.

      • Ms

        No wifi calling, no led notification :(

        • MNBug

          And you know how?  I’m pretty sure I’ve seen screenshots of wifi calling in the setting section.

        • Ab155540

          there will be wifi calling coming soon, that is why you must use the sim card in the box. only that sim card will enable wifi calling on the sII and the amaze

        • Nearmsp

          the question is how “soon” is the “soon”. That will happen when T-mobile does a software upgrade and they are pretty slow at that. I am not buying SGS2 without Wi-Fi calling or at least unless T-mobile gives a time line on their web site (not rep’s verbal assurance in the stores) as to when Wi-Fi calling will be introduced in SGS2.

        • Frigadroid

          Good idea never purchase on a promise of update coming soon. If you are not happy with the phone as is odds are you never will be.

        • ms

          because I have the phone 

        • Anonymous

          So you are saying that in spite of the fact that every device in the unboxing videos has an LED notification, yours does not?

          Might want to take it back…ALL of the T-Mobile branded, unboxed devices, have an LED notification. This device is based of of the Sensation, which has an LED notification.

          Is it possible that you just didn’t notice it?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1586820069 steadymobb

          This version does not have an LED notification light, nor does the originial s2 or the ATT one

        • Anonymous

          So you are saying that in spite of the fact that every device in the unboxing videos has an LED notification, yours does not?

          Might want to take it back…ALL of the T-Mobile branded, unboxed devices, have an LED notification. This device is based of of the Sensation, which has an LED notification.

          Is it possible that you just didn’t notice it?

  • Ricardo_h09

    Just ordered the HTC amaze!!!! :-)

  • Hemingway

    typical tmobile – logged in to my account and none of these phones are available for my upgrade.  As always every things for the new customers and then they wonder why everyones leaving

  • Seth

    Sorry Tmobile, I decided to leave you for unlimited data at Sprint.  Cant believe I was able to find the employee referral code someone here mentioned and got an iPhone on an unlimited plan for only $70! Thanks to whoever posted that…it really was a great deal.  Hopefully when Sprint changes to tiered in the future, they’ll grandfather me in…and then int he future when they build their 4g.  Im so happy

    • Anonymous

      I hope you enjoy your 100Kbps 3G speed, unlimited tho!

      • Frigadroid

        That’s twice as fast as t mobile’s 50k. Your attempt to be a smart ass as usual shows how much you know.

        • Seth

          Search for Sprint employee referral and you can get the Everything Data 500 for only 69.99.  I can’t post the coupon code on here but its worth it.  Saving $10 a month for ever and getting an extra 50 min.  The only min that count are daytime landlines – everything else is free – mobile calls, texts, and data.  Forget who had posted it but it really did work.  None of the majors has that good a deal and def none of the iPhone carriers.  Only cheaper is if you go with att, no text and only 200mb of data. 

        • Anonymous

          twice as fast as t-mobile 50k? wtf are you talking about?… T-Mobile 3g speeds is way faster than Sprint 3g speeds. If you going to compare… compare apples and apples, not apples and banana.

        • Frigadroid

          The comparison was sprint’s unlimited speed to tmobile’s unlimited speed. I know from personal experience once you reach the data cap your speed will be 50kbs or less.
          Do you remember the story about the tortoise and hare? Just because you get a fast start doesn’t always win you the race. Stop living in denial and accept the facts for what they are. I can’t understand why some people here can’t accept that sometimes tmobile might not be the best option for everyone.

      • Seth

        Thanks… I will.   I hope you enjoy your limited data at higher prices and then you enjoy that great Tmobile service in less than a year….Thanks for the great comments.  Thats why I come to this site… So many supportive and positive people.

      • Seth

        Thanks… I will.   I hope you enjoy your limited data at higher prices and then you enjoy that great Tmobile service in less than a year….Thanks for the great comments.  Thats why I come to this site… So many supportive and positive people.

        • Seth

          Oops; I meant that great ATT service in less than a year.  Im very happy with my decision.  An iPhone at $70 a month with unlimited everything….Cant beat it…

      • Anonymous

        w/ speeds like that… unlimited data doesn’t really matter since you wouldn’t eat much data anyways.

  • GinaDee

    If you are willing to get one of the new Classic plans (or even the new WalMart broadband plans) you can get the new Galaxy S2 for $149.99 (new sub) or $179.99 (upgrade) at Lets Talk (no mail in rebates)

    • Lenjorge

      Thanks for that info.  I got my first cell phone from Lets Talk.  They often provide great discounts, but its usually for new customers only  - not upgrades.  Why do existing customers have to pay more than new customers?  It n ever makes sense.  Tmobile— KEEP YOUR EXISTING CUSTOMERS by offering them the same deals you offer newbies.  Its business 101 – it costs a lot less to keep a customer than to get a new one…and yet they continue to screw the people that have been with them for years by offering better discounts to newbies

      • smylax

        Umm… that’s Lets Talk policy, not T-Mobile, or any other carrier for that matter. Let’s Talk gets a commission that is much larger for new customers than for upgrades, that’s why…

      • Sanman202

        They have no reason to offfer current customers better deals on phones because more than likely they have you locked into a contract already. If you break the contract you pay an ETF so it would not make sense to do so. That’s business 101 on their end. New business is what they want to draw away from the competition. If you are near the end of your contact now you can pay a reduced ETF and move to another carrier such as Sprint to get a good deal on their variant of the SGS2. It may make sense for some to do that if you are month to month or close to the end of your contract.

      • Miro

        Because when you are an upgrade, a third-party dealer like LetsTalk earns less in commissions from you. LetsTalk and Wirefly can give you a better phone price because they take a hit on their commission in order to lower the price of the phone but they require you to signup for a minimum voice plan and minimum data plan. And the fact there’s an early termination fee as well, which is on top of what T-mobile has. So the ETFs alone would be $450 ($250 from LetsTalk if you change or cancel service within 181 days and $200 from Tmobile if you cancel before the 24 months are up).

      • Miro

        Because when you are an upgrade, a third-party dealer like LetsTalk earns less in commissions from you. LetsTalk and Wirefly can give you a better phone price because they take a hit on their commission in order to lower the price of the phone but they require you to signup for a minimum voice plan and minimum data plan. And the fact there’s an early termination fee as well, which is on top of what T-mobile has. So the ETFs alone would be $450 ($250 from LetsTalk if you change or cancel service within 181 days and $200 from Tmobile if you cancel before the 24 months are up).

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully I can unload my Sensation 4G at $300 so I can get this baby for nearly the same on-contract.

    If you buy retail, can you get the MIR?

    • Anonymous

      Nope

    • Miro

      no, the $50 rebates are tied to a minimum data plan of either $20 or $30 per month

    • Miro

      no, the $50 rebates are tied to a minimum data plan of either $20 or $30 per month

    • Bobby Phoenix

      If you buy online you get a $50 instant discount.  I just tried it.  After clicking add to cart at full retail with no contract, it automatically gave me the discount.  It says online only, so I guess you pay full $559 in the store.  Shipping is an extra $6, but you still save $44 dollars online.

      • Kywalex

        How can you buy it online without any contract? It doesn’t allow me to do so…

        • Anonymous

          Me either.. not without putting a plan in the cart.

    • Bobby Phoenix

      If you buy online you get a $50 instant discount.  I just tried it.  After clicking add to cart at full retail with no contract, it automatically gave me the discount.  It says online only, so I guess you pay full $559 in the store.  Shipping is an extra $6, but you still save $44 dollars online.

  • Billyboy633

    I just ordered the Samsung Galaxy S II, total damage was $306, overnight and one time activation fees included.  I up it’s worth it!  Billy

    • Billyboy633

      I’m in Virginia Beach, Va!  Billy

    • Kyzecyte

      you just wasted 306 for a single phone read the specs at tmobile doesnt include the headphones or a micro sd card anymore.

      • T. Ferguson

        It comes with high quality samsung earbuds and 16gb internal. Stop being a troll if you can’t afford it don’t try and talk others out of it. Idiot.

        • Jumbo

          I am about to order one and this is what I see in Spec sheet….

          What’s in the box?
          Battery
          Charger
          Start Guide
          SIM Card
          USB CableMy friend got AT&T SGS2 and there was no headset included. Why so???

      • Anonymous

        That’s right I forgot how high quality those headsets are.

      • WhoCares

        It’s called cost savings and the phone itself comes with 16GB internal memory.  Headsets are a waste of money for the manufacturer and carrier since most people use their preferred headset or a BT headset.  Memory cards are in expensive and instead of them giving you a 2GB card you can go purchase a 32GB card at a decent price.  Stop being a cheap a** and purchase a high quality phone.  At least with this phone you can expand the memory to your liking unlike the iJunk.

        • Kyzecyte

          so i guess my sensation 4g is not a high quality phone any more neither my wifes my touch 4g too bad ur so called amaze and sg2 would not be so high quality as soon as the nexus prime comes out what ashame. thats why this cellphones companies always ripping us off because of peolpe like you that think they can afford this cellphones. so the only diference between my sensation and this cellphone (the amaze and sg2) 16gb, bigger screen and new design. idiots and dont come tome saying that the rams and pixels and androids software its different beacuse is not and we all know it

  • Plankton

    Fools! Why would you spend 500 on a brick!

    You are getting what you deserve!

    • Putitinyouranus

      I thought the only brick was the iPhone. ;)

      • Bratty

        Correct. Because you are not smart enough to use it. Thats why you putitinyouranaus.

    • Anonymous

      Who hurt you?

  • Kyzecyte

    is it me or tmobile is not giving the free headset with the sellphones any more i was reading the specs at tmobile and none of this divices include headsets or memory cards.
    amaze battery and charger
    galaxy s2 battery charger booklet and usb cable
    wtf tmobile is getting worse day by day i was really thinking on getting the amaze but i guess is not worth getting a 360 dollar phone on a two year contract fuuuuck tmobile.

    • Kyzecyte

      and plus wasnt the amaze suppose to have the new beats by dre headset what a rip off from either htc or t-mobile

      • WhoCares

        Amaze is not a beats by Dre phone.  This phone was being manufactured before the deal went through.  That’s why all current Beats phones are being sold as unlocked handsets w/no carrier lock.

    • Putinyouranus

      It is not that serious bro.

      • Kyzecyte

        just saying cause little by little they ripping us off and we are letting them and you said is not that serious. then why are we paying for this expensive ass phones  preaty soon il be just the cellphone and charger like the amaze and is 259 with contract and the cheap one that includes memory sd, usb, and headphones are cheaper ???????? and its the same android software i dont get it. little by little rember

        • Jabombardier

          So use a pay phone, home phone or right letters. if owning a cell phone is costly then don’t have one.

        • Jabombardier

          So use a pay phone, home phone or right letters. if owning a cell phone is costly then don’t have one.

        • Kyzecyte

          here it is again im really tired of people like u  and companies always wanting more money for less. ps i can afford to buy a cellphone  but im not an idiot wasting my money like you.

        • Kyzecyte

          here it is again im really tired of people like u  and companies always wanting more money for less. ps i can afford to buy a cellphone  but im not an idiot wasting my money like you.

        • Jabombardier

          So use a pay phone, home phone or right letters. if owning a cell phone is costly then don’t have one.

        • Jabombardier

          So use a pay phone, home phone or right letters. if owning a cell phone is costly then don’t have one.

    • Jumbo

      I too wonder why Headsets are not offered with any of the carriers…….. Someone throw some light……..

    • Jumbo

      I too wonder why Headsets are not offered with any of the carriers…….. Someone throw some light……..

    • WhoCares

      Headsets are no longer offered due to most people not using the ones in the box.  Most people either use a BT headset or one they purchased themselves.  Personally I use the headsets that came w/one of my previous phones since it’s comfortable and already used to it.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry you can’t can’t afford. I am getting both the Amaze and SG2 because we have 2 lines qualifying for upgrade.

      • Frigadroid

        Good for you and you know where you can shove them, that is if there is any room left with your big head in the way.

        • pipelinedrew

          haaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa…the atl guy..been to that sh!tty town .. yes town not a city..

    • CatManDew

      Hmm.. Strange, I saw an unboxing video and it had a headset as well as different little earphone Thingy ma jiggys for different peoples comfort level so I’m guessing they are in ear style headphones/headset

  • Kyzecyte

    is it me or tmobile is not giving the free headset with the sellphones any more i was reading the specs at tmobile and none of this divices include headsets or memory cards.
    amaze battery and charger
    galaxy s2 battery charger booklet and usb cable
    wtf tmobile is getting worse day by day i was really thinking on getting the amaze but i guess is not worth getting a 360 dollar phone on a two year contract fuuuuck tmobile.

  • Sanman202

    This phone looks great but HD displays are around the corner. Today LG announced that they have a new True HD IPS Display technology 1280 x 720. The SGS2 took too long to get here. This phone came out in April overseas. Will they be worth waiting for? Is the Super Amoled Plus a good compromise that makes up for the resolution? You hear that this phone does look great in person even with the lower resolution.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Aaron

      • Sanman202

        Think you have my name wrong. Smartass!

    • Action 6

      GALAXYS2 HD in KOREA in SEP 2011,  galaxy s2 HD in US in APRIL 2011. that’s what i heared

  • Matt P.

    Galaxy S2 $50 Rebate Requirement:
    2-yr. contract extension with an Even More™ Talk + Text + Web plan OR
    Web service of at least $30/mo AND be eligible for full upgrade pricing.

    Web service of $30/mo for Full Upgrades, seriously?  This plus the $18 activation fee really annoys me…

  • Anonymous

    For all the people saying they’re not considering purchasing these phones because of WiFi calling… They DO have it. It’s in the “Wireless & networks” settings. 

  • Anonymous

    For all the people saying they’re not considering purchasing these phones because of WiFi calling… They DO have it. It’s in the “Wireless & networks” settings. 

    • JP

      From what I’ve been reading and lots of talking with TMO, wifi calling is NOT available on the phone. Instead, they said they’re going to release an update which will contain wifi calling in the near future. You do have to use the included SIM though.

      Now the big question is when is the update going to be released?

      • Anonymous

        Strange that it is in the settings and even more strange that it requires a new SIM.

        • Nearmsp

          A T-mobile representative on this forum who got training said that the UMA is yet to be enabled. Thus, even though you see the settings, it will not work. We can now wait and listen if any one who bought SGS2 has got UMA/Wi-Fi calling.

      • Anonymous

        Strange that it is in the settings and even more strange that it requires a new SIM.

    • JP

      From what I’ve been reading and lots of talking with TMO, wifi calling is NOT available on the phone. Instead, they said they’re going to release an update which will contain wifi calling in the near future. You do have to use the included SIM though.

      Now the big question is when is the update going to be released?

  • George S

    $529 retail? What’s to prevent someone from buying it for $229 and cancelling their service? $229 + $200 ETF is still $100 cheaper, what am I missing?

    • Anonymous

      Activation fee, waiting for MIR to come through, first month of service..

  • George S

    $529 retail? What’s to prevent someone from buying it for $229 and cancelling their service? $229 + $200 ETF is still $100 cheaper, what am I missing?

  • Droiiiiid

    Does anyone know the price for upgrading at Walmart?

  • souggie

    Guys, the Wal-Mart here in Marietta, ga, offers the tmobile gs2 for $149.99 with a two year commitment. Same price goes for upgrades!!!, I’m in the store right now!! If anyone is reading this, they have four left!

    • Kywalex

      Can I buy it at walmart for full price without contract?

      • souggie

        Yes, but you’ll pay a crap ton more at walmart full price

      • souggie

        Yes, but you’ll pay a crap ton more at walmart full price

      • souggie

        Yes, but you’ll pay a crap ton more at walmart full price

      • Miro

        if you can log into My Tmobile the phone is $529 + tax + shipping. Buying from third parties i.e. Amazon, WireFly, LetsTalk, Walmart will cause you to pay more for the phone

    • Droiiiiid

      What’s the price for upgrade?

      • souggie

        Also $149.99!

      • souggie

        Also $149.99!

      • souggie

        Also $149.99!

    • Anonymous

      crap u beat me to it lol, upgrades down here in jersey is 180

    • kokenjr

      which one in marrieta? johns ferry? or cobb pkwy? and is it the phone or just pre-order??

    • kokenjr

      which one in marrieta? johns ferry? or cobb pkwy? and is it the phone or just pre-order??

  • Anonymous

    hey guys, theres a pattern that seems to be startin and i didnt notice it til now, i remember when the sensation came out everyone was still complain bout prices and wat not, it may have been posted already here but just in case it hasnt, the last time i saw prices of the sensation and i looked on walmart and it was cheaper. well the pattern is still there, anyone lookin for the galaxy s II, u can go to tmobile and pay watever, i see it shows like 529 with 250 instant rebate and a 50 mail in to equal 229. if u go to walmart, for example new customers it is 629, with 470 instant and comes to 150, pretty sweet, i also looked for existing and there is a discount on that as well but us customers who are currently with tmobile will pay 30 bux more so 180, not bad at all fellahs, better than 229, savin a few bux with this awesomeness. enjoy all

  • Anonymous

    hey guys, theres a pattern that seems to be startin and i didnt notice it til now, i remember when the sensation came out everyone was still complain bout prices and wat not, it may have been posted already here but just in case it hasnt, the last time i saw prices of the sensation and i looked on walmart and it was cheaper. well the pattern is still there, anyone lookin for the galaxy s II, u can go to tmobile and pay watever, i see it shows like 529 with 250 instant rebate and a 50 mail in to equal 229. if u go to walmart, for example new customers it is 629, with 470 instant and comes to 150, pretty sweet, i also looked for existing and there is a discount on that as well but us customers who are currently with tmobile will pay 30 bux more so 180, not bad at all fellahs, better than 229, savin a few bux with this awesomeness. enjoy all

    • Miro

      again, anyone outside T-Mobile adds to the T-Mobile device MSRP, always been true. 

      Walmart is a T-Mobile dealer, they earn commissions on new customers they bring to T-Mobile AND have their own early termination fee in addition to T-Mobile’s which is $250 if you don’t keep or change/downgrade your voice/data plan for at least 181 days.

      Also, to get the lowest Walmart price for the GS2 you have to have at least a $79.99 individual plan or $139.99 family plan

  • Jabombardier

    I will keep my G2X a while longer. I will deal with the glitches until I can get an upgrade.

  • Jabombardier

    I will keep my G2X a while longer. I will deal with the glitches until I can get an upgrade.

  • Jabombardier

    I will keep my G2X a while longer. I will deal with the glitches until I can get an upgrade.

  • Jabombardier

    I will keep my G2X a while longer. I will deal with the glitches until I can get an upgrade.

  • PrimeSuspect

    Does anyone know when the white version is going to be released here in the US?

  • JP

    What a bummer. Early intro upgrade knocks off only about 100 off of retail.

  • JP

    What a bummer. Early intro upgrade knocks off only about 100 off of retail.

  • RT

    Okay, maybe I’m missing something here… everyone is complaining about the cost, some people are saying it’s stupid to pay $500 for a phone… BUT, now that T-mobile has made their pricing more transparent ($80 with discounted phone vs $60 for no discount on phone), do people not realize that they’re close to the same price?  Taking a 2 year Value plan contract and buying the phone outright (or in installments) might SEEM like paying full price, but it’s the SAME thing with the Classic plan… the “installments” are blatantly there in the monthly price.  Or do I not understand the pricing?  My blackberry contract is just about up, so I could qualify for the “discounted price” with a Classic plan, but it costs less to take the $60 plan and just pay for the phone up-front.  Right?  (The way I calculate it, you’d have to get the phone for $50 to make the Classic plan equivalent to the Value plan after 24 months, and even then, you would start losing money every month thereafter)

    • RT

      I should specify that I was looking at the 2Gb data+unlimited plans, and my calculations were for the SGII.

      • Anonymous

        You can also buy phones used and save a bundle

        • RT

          True, but I’m a little leery of buying used.  I guess it depends on the source.  My wife looked around for a used phone and made several attempts on Craigslist, but there are just too many sketchy people selling stolen, broken, or just poorly cared for phones.  So then you look at certified refurbs, and those aren’t always the easiest to come by and/or are expensive.

    • anfrey

      I, myself, have been doing the same sort of calculations, but for a 2-line 1000 minute family plan. I’m seeing differences of $460 over two years between the value & classic plans for 2GB data and $220 over two years for 5GB data. Here’s my numbers. I’m not taking any MIRs into account and am pricing for two phones:

      SGS2 on Classic:
      - 2GB: $120 x24 = $2880 + ($280*2) = $3440
      - 5GB: $140 x24 = $3360 + ($280*2) = $3920

      SGS2 on Value:
      - 2GB: $80 x24 = $1920 + ($530*2) = $2980
      - 5GB: $110 x24 = $2640 + ($530*2) = $3700

      Classic – Value = Difference:
      $3440 – $2980 = $460 difference over 24 months ($230/yr)
      $3920 – $3700 = $220 difference over 24 months ($110/yr)

      The way I’m seeing it right now is:
       - With the Value plan, I’d have to pony up $460 ($230*2) right away for the down payment on two phones, but I’d end up saving $460 (or $220) over the course of the contract.
       - With the Classic plan, I’d be able to split the $460 subsidized pricing over four months, at $115/mo, thus reducing the initial amount of cash I have to put down. However, I’d be doing it at the cost of an extra $460 (or $220) over the course of the contract.
       - For me, personally, it comes down to how much cash am I willing to spend now vs savings accrued over the course of the two year contract (though mostly between months 20 and 24, after the EIPs are over with)

      • RT

        Thanks for sharing your thought process.  So the Value plan does ultimately save money.  My thought is also that should I continue beyond the 2 years on the Value plan, I’ll be “grandfathered” into a $60 plan (I mean, who knows what the future will bring, but theoretically…), so I’d continue saving at least $20/month even afterwards (I’ve been on my current plan for over three years, so it’s not inconceivable that I’d go that long without needing to change my plan)

        My consideration is that I am fortunate enough to be in a position where I can pay the MSRP up front.  In that case, do you guys think the optimal solution for me is to buy the phone outright and sign up for the $60 plan?  (to me, no difference between buying outright or paying down-payment and $15 a month, so I’d rather just have the phone outright so that, if the rare chance should occur, I could sell it and buy a different phone even next year if something was really that attractive)

        I read that there might be a monthly prepaid $60 plan that’s equivalent, so if I was buying the phone outright, I could potentially do that and not have a contract, but my other consideration is that the contract also protects me from price increases for the next two years (i.e. if they decide to suddenly change their prepaid plans).

        • anfrey

          Locking in a price point is likely a good idea, though carriers will usually push people into new plans (or add-ons) as new technology is ushered in. Take HSPA+ data, for example, as it seems grandfathered truly unlimited data plans are only offered at 3G speeds. It appears one of the ‘new’ data plans is needed for 4G speeds.

          IMHO, if you’re comfortable parting with that money in one swoop, then by all means go ahead. It’s less money to keep track off in the long run and you get to enjoy lower monthly bills. However, with EIP basically being 0% interest credit, it’s also quite clean to spread the cost over the twenty months. I do wonder, however, if T-Mobile would allow you pay off the principal early.

          I’ve been contemplating your “sell early to trade up” possibility and, honestly, I wouldn’t think there’s anything stopping you from selling the phone while still making the monthly EIP payments. From my understanding, it’s not like a car where there’s a lien.

        • RT

          Thanks for the input.  Not sure about paying off principal early, either, but you’re probably right in that you could likely sell it and still make the EIP’s.  I think I’d just have an irrational mental block about making payments on something I’ve already sold.

          From a financial standpoint, if this was a much more expensive purchase (i.e. a car), I’d totally go with this essentially 0% interest credit, as you say, as I could make more investing that same money, but the returns on $330 over 20 months are probably negligible. :)

          Again, thanks for the discussion (and to you tmoman).  This has made my decision much more straightforward.

          I’m just walking in and buying a new phone (well, after both are out and there are more obsessive comparison reviews online so I can sate my inner geek) and going with a Value plan.

        • anfrey

          Glad I could help, and thank YOU for making that first initial post. I thought I was the only one running the numbers instead of taking everyone else’s word for it.

          As for the “irrational mental block,” just tell your mind the EIP is towards whatever new phone you’ve just replaced the old one with ;)

      • tmoman

        You can no longer use EIP (equipment installment plan) on any other plan but the 
        value plans therefore you have to pay the full subsidized price upfront if you go with the classic plan. However, as you correctly point out, the value plan is the better way to go anyway.

        • anfrey

          Thanks for the heads up, as I didn’t know T-Mobile had stopped offering to split the subsidized price into four payments. In that case, it’s a no-brainer to go with a value plan.

    • anfrey

      I, myself, have been doing the same sort of calculations, but for a 2-line 1000 minute family plan. I’m seeing differences of $460 over two years between the value & classic plans for 2GB data and $220 over two years for 5GB data. Here’s my numbers. I’m not taking any MIRs into account and am pricing for two phones:

      SGS2 on Classic:
      - 2GB: $120 x24 = $2880 + ($280*2) = $3440
      - 5GB: $140 x24 = $3360 + ($280*2) = $3920

      SGS2 on Value:
      - 2GB: $80 x24 = $1920 + ($530*2) = $2980
      - 5GB: $110 x24 = $2640 + ($530*2) = $3700

      Classic – Value = Difference:
      $3440 – $2980 = $460 difference over 24 months ($230/yr)
      $3920 – $3700 = $220 difference over 24 months ($110/yr)

      The way I’m seeing it right now is:
       - With the Value plan, I’d have to pony up $460 ($230*2) right away for the down payment on two phones, but I’d end up saving $460 (or $220) over the course of the contract.
       - With the Classic plan, I’d be able to split the $460 subsidized pricing over four months, at $115/mo, thus reducing the initial amount of cash I have to put down. However, I’d be doing it at the cost of an extra $460 (or $220) over the course of the contract.
       - For me, personally, it comes down to how much cash am I willing to spend now vs savings accrued over the course of the two year contract (though mostly between months 20 and 24, after the EIPs are over with)

  • Superboy0202

    i pre ordered my Amaze 4g in white today in the morning over the phone. the representatives were as usual idiots and don’t know there head from there butt but i was finally able to get the phone and am getting it on thursday through fed ex. hopefully it was worth the money my parents spent. actually I’m going to tell you guys a story for those who are going to defend t-mobiles employees and are going to respond crucially but i went to t-mobile on saturday to see the amaze 4g and the lady who was showing me the phone was telling me things about the phone like it was made from htc ( you know obvious stuff ) then she’s like yea its a super fast phone it has a 1.4 ghz exynos processor and I’m like no it has a 1.5 dual core snap dragon s3 processor and she was like no it docent and I’m like first of all exynos is samsungs processor , why would it be in a htc? and she gave me a dirty look and took the phone away…….. and I’m 14. i believe if your gonna work at t-mobile know what your clients might ask. they almost sold the amaze 4g to my mom for $377 and i told her they were wrong. geez…. btw sorry for grammar mistakes and capitalization I’m typing quickly so yea..

    • tmoman

      The $377 (early upgrade price) was likely because your mother was only eligible for an early upgrade, not a full upgrade which requires 22 months tenure. We have nearly 20,000 retail employees so to judge all of us on the experience you had with one, clearly misinformed, representative would be irresponsible. A perspective you will likely gain with a few more years of maturity.

    • tmoman

      The $377 (early upgrade price) was likely because your mother was only eligible for an early upgrade, not a full upgrade which requires 22 months tenure. We have nearly 20,000 retail employees so to judge all of us on the experience you had with one, clearly misinformed, representative would be irresponsible. A perspective you will likely gain with a few more years of maturity.

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    Looks like a cool phone but because so many new models have bugs, I’d rather wait. Also prices will come down when something fancier comes the following month.

    • Anonymous

      That’s my plan

  • Mike2001ny

    Hmm I think it does include headphones, I saw a video of sgII unboxing for tmobile and it included headphones

  • Mikep

    Any T-Mo employees able to speak out about possible BOGO offer on the SGSII??

    • tmorep

      havent heard of anything yet.

      i don’t really see us doing any new promotion before the holidays.

  • Anonymous

    Well officially sold my G2 in less than 5 minutes now I have enough money for Gs2 just need to order it.

    • Stephanie29

      I still have my G2 and want to keep it.  I upgrade in December.  I want the Amaze in white.  I want to keep my G2 as backup.  

  • Poromponpon

    WiFi calling for the Amaze and the SGSII,  will be available with an OTA . Is going to be a new type of WiFi and it will require a new 4G-G sim card, without the new sim, won’t work

    getting my phone tomorrow wednesday.!!!

  • Ldtaylor85

    A hone know when Let’s talk is going to start shipping??

    • Ldtaylor85

      Anyone

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know if I just buy this retail if I can use this with my non-data plan? (I’m a student and budget is tight and I have wifi everywhere anyways)

    • Stephanie29

      Anytime you purchase a smartphone the requirement is that you have to add data.  Sucks but all carriers require that with smartphones.  

      • Anonymous

        When i say buy this retail, it means walking into a 3rd party tmobile dealer and purchasing this phone for ~$560 then using it. I know i cant get the subsidized price without a plan, but I’m wondering if I get my hands on one, can I add my own sim card and just move on without a data plan. I’ve been using my N900 for too long and it’s about time to upgrade. (I plan on getting an Amaze 4G off CL or Ebay)

        • Chemicalsyndrome

           the only time you’re going to have to add a required data plan is when you get a discount on the phone. part of the contractual requirements of the subsidized pricing is agreeing to 24 months of active data service on the time.  if you’re purchasing the phone at full retail price, it’s yours, free and clear – you can do whatever you want with it, and while a data plan is recommended, it’s not going to be required unless you want a discount on the phone.

      • Kywalex

        I have he same question too. Im going to buy his phone at full retail price at t-mobile store so I don’t think there should be a problem for not having any plans/contracts.