Samsung Vibrant Live On

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The wait is over! Arguably one of the most powerful and fastest Android handsets to date, the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant is now available for sale on Boasting a stunning 4 inch Super AMOLED display powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, the Vibrant comes preloaded with T-Mobile Sims 3 Collector’s Edition from EA, James Cameron’s Avatar, Access to GOGO Inflight & Slacker Radio, and compatibility with Amazon’s Kindle for Android and MobiTV. Just as we anticipated, the Samsung Vibrant will run you $199.99 with a 2-year agreement, and $499.99 sans contract.

For those of you still undecided, be sure to check out our Samsung Vibrant Meta-Review which will hopefully make your decision a bit easier. So how many of you are actually getting one/have already ordered one?Anyone planning on camping outside a T-Mobile store? Let us know in the comments!

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  • chris

    how does yours show 430? i click the link and i see 499 for EMP

  • YJ

    First. Now should I give up my nexus one for this device?

    • Hold off. I recently had an insurance snafu that resulted in my buying a second Nexus and getting a new Mytouch slide 3g from insurance. Hardware wise there still isn’t a phone on t-mo that matches the Nexus simply for the fact that the Nexus will have the more recent OS updates months before any other phone. BUT. Playing with the mytouch tought me that the customizations to the OS make the experience almost enough to make me want to switch but the lack of Android 2.2 and weaker hardware kills it. I almost waited to get the vibrant but again, no 2.2 and no flash either. In the end, I’ll keep my Nexus/Mytouch combo until T-mo gets a phone with Froyo, a faster processor, camera with flash and front facing camera. I’m assuming tax time next year should be the perfect time.

      • just to clarify

        the hardware on the nexus one isn’t the reason it gets the updates first, it’s due to the fact that it’s a dev phone.

      • 2FR35H


        This phone HAS PROVEN to OUTPERFORM the Nexus One. They did a FPS test where this got DOUBLE frames than the Nexus One. The Vibrant got 55fps and Nexus One only got 22fps. Other than that it has the same size camera except without flash but on the plus side better camera firmware than any other device. It even has 16GB’s of internal memory wth are you talking bout this doesn’t match it?? If anything it surpasses. And No FFC? oh yeah have fun talking to the few people who actually have phones with it iPhone 4 users but thats mainly over wifi. Evo 4G users and Nokia E73 users. FFC will be of importance maybe in 1 full year maybe even longer.

        And like just to clarify said better hardware is not the reason the Nexus One gets updates faster. It’s due to the fact that its google’s dev phone.

  • YJ

    Bleh Second. Mine shows $499

  • Ordered mine at 11:52pm CT as an employee.

  • Tipsofme

    Just put my order in! Sucks when you work for the place you cant just go pick up your phone at a store! Oh well. It will be here soon enough.

  • J-Hop2o6

    $165 for upgraders.. can’t wait to get it!

    • prophetic

      Same price for my line, too. But I’m on a family plan, with two other lines eligible for upgrades, and they show 499. I’m a G1 early adopter, and I wonder if that’s why mine was 165…

    • NiiDiddy

      How?? T-Mobile just told me that $165 is impossible; a fluke. If that’s true, because they don’t come back and make you pay the upgrade difference…

    • Brandon

      How did you get it for 165? Employee?

    • Seth

      Just upgraded my @Home line which is 4 months away from full upgrade with no data plan commitment. The details just said that I “may” need to add the data line after receiving the phone. Not with the SIM from my myTouch 3g. Good riddance MT3G!! (but thank you cyanogen for making it usable, it was fun while it lasted!!)

      • Shannon

        Isn’t that weird? I was always under the impression that you would be contactually obligated to order the data service but there was nowhere that said it was a requirement. It said the phone “requires” a data plan in order to use the web and features but says nothing about being locked in a contgact. It’s been that way fr a while. But I snagged one for $165 as well, on a line that’s never had an Android and that is still a few months away from qualifying for the full discount…

  • crucial

    Mine shows $450, I was about to order it if I could get it for $199, but I guess I’ll be waiting yet again for something else. I really need to replace this G1.

  • Gino

    Wow, was listed on mine for $164.99 and I just upgraded last September! $201 after shipping, upgrade fee, phone and taxes.

  • Where did u get it for $165?

  • john

    Ordered mine.

  • JP

    The site must be jacked up. My 2 year contract shows 449.99 and no contract shows 499.99. Haven’t had an upgrade in over 3 years.

    Good thing I’m one of those that’s not jumping to get this one.

    • NiiDiddy

      Site IS jacked up. Mine also read $449.99. But just got off the phone with T-Mobile rep in Seattle [I always ask location]. She said it was a fluke and that it is $199.99. Those paying $164.99 might have to pay the difference later.

      • phonegeek

        yep same here imma just go in store an ask about the site an make sure everything is legit with the upgrade/ non contract because im saving mine for the phone coming in nov

      • Davidohio

        You always ask location? What difference does it make? Just wondering.

      • NiiDiddy

        @Davidohio – it doesn’t make any difference at all. But in this case, I am thinking if the rep was in Seattle where they are based, maybe she’ll have first hand information. But I dont think she did anyway. She didn’t have much info on pricing issues, BOGO, or anyhting.

  • Gino

    Straight from T-Mobile. Not sure why I was able to order the Vibrant @ $164.99, the myTouch showed as $229.99 but I’m not complaining.

  • Dennis

    mine says 499 ugh,…. i wish it was 449 o well im picking it up first thing in the morning.

  • YR11

    If I buy a Vibrant at a Tmobile store, would they be able to add the $20 Android data, or would the only way for me to get that be by ordering it through customer loyalty?

    • Davidohio

      Data is $25. I don’t know if loyalty will reduce it because you don’t want to pay the extra $5


    UH Oh looks like this phone suffers from the death grip syndrome. I bought this phone earlier at Walmart and since I’ve been using it the signal drops dramatically when covering the bottom of the phone. Other than that everything is cake. The SD card from the HD2 with transformors on it. WOW looks so much better on this phone. Good luck tomorrow guys.

  • Dennis

    @yr11 they should be able to put it on for you if not get the phone then call customer service

  • Michael

    are the stores getting a lot of these or should I just order online?

    • NiiDiddy


  • Dennis

    @michael the stores should have enough of them give them a call and see if you can reserver one thats what i did

  • NiiDiddy

    And…the T-Mobile Rep told me cant do BOGO…it’s got to be the same phone for BOGO. But I don’t care what she says–I will hit the store and find out in the morning. Info might not be showing on her screen…yet.

  • Jay

    Ugh I am very disappointed in the $499 price. I was hoping it would be $450. Lame!!!!

  • Dennis

    @jay yea me too bro it makes a difference lol

    • Jay

      Yeah I was hoping to pay around $500 (after tax) but no more! Now its $500 PLUS tax! Really lame!

      • phonegeek

        get it at bestbuy mobile an trade in your phone you can get some change off it an do what you have to thats what im going to do

      • Tim

        Use bing cashback- it’ll save you 35% off everything (phone, activation, insurance, first monthly fee)- that should save you about $200


    Uh Oh looks like this phone suffers from the signal death grip. Walmart sold the phone early to me so ive been playing around with it and noticed this. other than that its butter. i took the sd card that came with the HD2 and put it in this phone, transformers pops on this screen. good luck tomorrow or better yet just go to Walmart right now!!!

    • J

      Yes, it does. Its not just the T-Mobile one either. Its all the Samsung Galaxy S models.

      • KnowsStuff

        If you’re referring to the video thats circulated around the web from the Polish reviewer its still not clear what version of the Galaxy S he was using.

        I’m seeing no difference in reception at all between this phone, my HD2 and my wife’s touch slide even when I cup both hands around the bottom of the phone. Bouncing between 4 and 5 bars on all 3 phones.

  • Tipsofme

    If 75 buck is a maker or breaker- I don’t think you should be even buy a 450 dollar phone. Both prices and nuts if you ask me. $450/$500 crazy amount of money either way. Don’t break the bank to buy a phone that will be outdated by the holidays. Save and buy smart.

    • Jay

      I have been using a 2006 candy bar phone for six months while a good Android phone came to T-Mobile. I can’t wait anymore!

    • pimpstrong

      your right Tip. I was hoping for $449 or a suprise competetive $399 BUT $50 more is no skin considering I was more than willing to drop $449. 2.5 hours left!!

  • Mercer Man

    Just ordered my Vibrant! Can’t wait!

  • kache

    i’m not working tomorrow :/…i was the slide champion and the biggest phone that we’re releasing is the day i don’t work!! pissed off!! WoW!

  • Tipsofme

    Btw Droid X just went live too and it’s $569.99 or $617.02 after tax! Yikes!

    • pimpstrong

      HOLY S#!T! I guess I don’t feel Too Too bad paying $499 then. Atleast I don’t feel imprisoned for another two years. My Advice is if you CAN afford it then buy it off contract. The way phones are coming out now it is the best way to go since you may actually want the Emerald down the road.

    • 2FR35H

      Haha and Droid X owners are PISSED because Custom Rom’s is dead for it since the bootloader is locked by encryption.

  • Ali

    I just got mine through customer loyalty and paid $243.00 and thats with free express delivery.. $500.00 is a crazy price for any phone out on the market right now.

    • PhoneGoblin

      Do you have to commit to 2 years for customer loyalty?

    • Alex V

      Did you have an upgrade available? I have been with TMobile for a couple years now, what did you tell them if you didnt have an upgrade available?

  • Jay

    Well the other day when I went to the T-Mobile store they told me it would be $429 w/o a contract. I will go tomorrow and see what they tell me. I will buy it regardless of the price buy that discount would be great! :)

  • kurtis

    mine shows for $165 and I just got my cliq less than a year ago! NICE!

  • I’ve been using the vibrant for the past 2 days. Its a great device.

  • Steven

    Wait, so how did the author get the $429 price point without contract?

    • Kickstar13

      Sorry was a typo!

  • Cybersedan

    Ordered, WooT!!

  • Rob

    $207 OTD, $165 plus upgrade, shipping and taxes. should get mine by the 23rd… eh, usually gets her within 3 days though

  • halo16

    Hello all,

    FYI From Los Angeles, Ca. 11:35pm PST.

    I went to order with my line that usually is a higher price and says $164.99…..My other line says 449.99?…and 499.99 both lines with out contract.

    Both my lines were activated same time, so may be a glitch with my contract or the website.

  • Tipsofme

    Seems like everyone getting the phone with a fam plan gets it for 165? Or did I missread? Could be another fam plan +

  • Ansel

    Can someone explain to me how is it that my contract ended with T-Mobile a few months ago, so I should be able to get the full discount on the Samsung Vibrant but it’s only $50 off from $499?? All of T-Mobile’s other phones I get the complete full discount but not the Vibrant. Is this a new policy with new phones or something??

    • Ashish

      Hi Ansel
      I am seeing the same problem – it seems there is some glitch in their system as I am also eligible for the full upgrade.
      I need to go to store tomorrow to sort it out.

  • phillip

    order mines off contract just now

    • Davidohio

      Mines? Lmao!

      • pimpstrong

        Yeah yo MINES! lol witcha

    • chotpy

      why would you want to order mines? you’re in the navy?!

  • dvd03

    errr why 499.99 i was hoping for 450 but i think ill wait a bit anyways, see how the phone holds up, i dont want any antenna like issues like some other phone on a different network haha

  • nxsuser

    I’m going with my gut feeling and am gonna pass. I mean it sounds attractive but I’m just stuck on emerald. Hopefully it wont disappoint.

    • TMOprophet

      Yeah me too, but I think I will go play with it, Anyway they got Froyo on the HD2 now, with 2.1 and Sense UI working near flawlessly, or at least thats whats being reported. I think I will be getting one of these, till Emerald shows up, Hopefully the Emerald isnt a big fail.

  • Kerry

    Stores should have plenty I’m a RSA and we have 90 sitting on the shelf for sale tomorrow.

  • dee

    under my mom account its 164.99 thats a really good deal

    • yes!!!

      i really hope it’s the same deal when i show up to the store and not just an online glitch cause i would LOVE this phone for 164.99!!!

  • Kickstar13

    Sorry guys! The $429.99 retail pricing was a typo, meant $499.99. I have updated the article!

  • mikey

    one of my lines showed a price of $449 I think and the other $164.99. I got excited, but after
    $8-something for taxes, $5.99 for standard shipping and a $18 upgrade fee, it came out to $197-something. I was able to order over the phone for the other line showing the $400-something price (contract not up till december) for $199, free standard shipping and no a activation fee. the rep didn’t know anything about a $165 phone cost. I didn’t want to wait till all the price confusion settles to c if I could get it for $165, free shipping and no upgrade fee. I figged a full discount when I still had some months left on my contract was fine.

  • Paul

    Weird. I’m eligible for a full upgrade but it’s showing up as $449.99 online for me. My wife isn’t eligible for an upgrade yet and it’s showing up as $439.99 for her line. Must be some teething issues with it on the website.

  • Kevin

    Just confirmed and ordered my upgrade vibrant for $165 plus taxes/fees. Ended up $204 plus change.

  • Max

    My upgrade price was 164.99 and I upgraded into my 20 months

  • Vert

    I’m getting the $165 price when I go to upgrade. You guys are getting me paranoid though that they’ll come back and say I owe more… anyone know of an example where this has happened? Seems to me that if you put it up at a price and I order it, they are kind of stuck with the deal.

  • BeyonceKnowles

    TMO should have done like the iPhone 4/AT&T, knowing that this was going to be their killer phone then they should have boosted everyone with Android up to an upgradeable time so everyone could get it for 199.99, that would have been big sales because I have the MT3gS and if had of known that this beast was going to be this bad a$$ I would have waited to get it, but I refuse to pay 499.99….so I guess I have to wait for something that is really worth paying that for like that new HTC whenever its coming to us before the years end

    • Kevin

      I’m a G1 release day user and I’m eligible (and just ordered) my Vibrant for $164.99. They seem to be upgrading everyone who bought a phone before this year for a very nice rate.

  • Allen

    Mine showing $499 upgrade without contract extension, but gives me no option to extend it. My contract is up in February. I’m confused.

    • Kevin

      I’d say call up customer care and get them to dig in.

  • pimpstrong

    I wish TMO or SOMEBODY took notes from Motorola cuz their Droid ads are just sick. The DROID X teaser is all suspensfull and you know something cool as at the end… Unless I told my friends about the Vibrant they would have no clue it even existed…

    45 minutes till i’m off the see the Wizard to get my Vib-ra-tor

  • faisal

    you should know that Vibrant will come out without Fm Radio, everybody knows FCC not involved… bye

    • Scott

      Why would you want an FM radio and have to listen to commercials. With 16GB of internal memory and you can add an additional 16GB micro SD card, you could load so much music on it that you would never hear the same song twice, approximately 4000 songs per 16GB.

      • Animate

        A radio isn’t always about music. Some people listen to news as well.

      • WXman

        And how do you know what new songs are out, and cool, if you don’t have radio?

      • God

        get the RadioTime app and you’ll have all the radio you can want.

    • Brad

      That’s severely disappointing. C’mon TMO – what’s the harm in that feature?

      • zapote21

        The harm? Network congestion

      • Shannon

        There’s that “radio is dead” crap again. Radio’s not dead. Just because YOU don’t listen to commercial radio doesn’t mean most people don’t. People have been saying that since forever. What happened to satellite radio? It’s commercial free but most people don’t want to pay for their radio. iPods, walkmans… they were all supposed to be the “death of radio”. Still waiting for it. Most people want to get in the car and drive. I, personally, HATE having to hook up lots of components before driving off. I’m sure I’m not the only one. And there’s many people who don’t like to steal their music. To get such a big library that fills up a few gigabytes of space costs money. Lots of it. People also listen to see what the jock has to say for news, weather, and traffic. People like “local” radio and if they have to sit through a few commercials, then they do it. And believe it or not, people listen to commercials. Radio, and advertising on radio works. Why? Because people listen to commercial radio, whether it’s for news, weather, new music, or just to know that there’s someone else out there.

        Aight, I’m done. Haha

      • Kirbdaddy

        How does using an FM tuner cause network congestion?

  • Kevin

    I just called customer care to confirm my order and they say everything is a go, even with the EIP.

  • daffy

    little under 90 mins till im running to the t-mobile store to get this!

  • Nick N

    To provide another data point, $165+$35 upgrade fee for me, despite being about 4 months or so away from the end of my contract. I have a G1, and I’m the primary line on my family plan.

    • jeff

      how did you get this deal?
      I am in the same situation with a g1 and family plan.

  • Getreal

    Let’s see. No 2.2 yet, no FFC, no ability to Skype, no Hspa+, no flash, no Etrade mobile pro app means I likely staying with this iPhone. TMobile should also realize that the people who are power users are people like me who use their phone for business. Android is a toy compared to BB and iPhone for biz.

    • KnowsStuff

      How many phones have 2.2 on them out of the box today? Zero.
      How many phones are HSPA+ today? Zero
      Who cares about flash on a cell phone camera? Apparently none of the iPhone “power users” up until the 4 came out…and pretty much everyone else.

      Skype would be nice but as far as it being a deal breaker for this phone? Personally being able to use a browser that supports Flash is much more important to me.

      Sorry its a bit tough to swallow iPhone, business and “power user” all in the same post but to each his own I guess.

      • Vit

        It’s kinda loosing argument to compare a new phone to a yesterday technology. To make it fair put Vibrant against iPhone 4. Feature by feature iPhone wins. Screen size is the only thing that goes for samsung

      • Maverick128

        Actually, you can still find the Skype Beta APK out there for Android. I use it on my G1 to make cheap calls to Greece for $.02/min plus my minutes.

        Nobody needs a flash on a phone camera. The front facing camera is a gimmick that people will get bored with in a year. Android is sooo much nicer to use than iPhone OS. (I refuse to call it iOS. It’s a ridiculous name and I can’t stand that people are retroactively calling the old versions of the iPhone OS iOS.) It just looks nicer. It’s not a bunch of icons, you’ve got widgets, customizable screens (not just wallpaper or what order the icons are in), and it’s just prettier.

      • atul0002

        Man what is vit talking about:

        The samsung Vibrant not only has a larger screen(which he agrees to) but it also is a better screen.

        The samsung Vibrant has a better processor than the iphone.

        The samsung Vibrant doesnt have a faulty antenna like the iphone.(Samsung didnt assume every body will get a sleeve for their phone and give their customers an unfinished device)

    • monkeyboy311

      So you consider yourself a power user because you use Etrade mobile pro app? lol

      BTW, its not Tmobiles fault they dont have a Etrade mobile app…

    • Macknifetx

      I use my Android phone for business as well, and have no problems, even though I am still on 1.6. Look in the Market for the apps you need and they are there. Of course there is also the standard home user side, and the apps are there as well. Once the Android Developer App is actually released, there will be a spike in apps being developed for this platform. Those os you who hype the iphone and all it has to offer, just be sure to hold it properly before you make that call for business.

  • Vert

    Dude, this thing doesn’t even play cassettes. Even my old boombox can play cassettes! Total deal breaker. I’m getting a walkman.

    • Macknifetx

      I agree. Until they have one that will go to work for me, make my breakfast and server me why would pay this much for a phone? May have to go back to my Bag Phone until they have a phone that will do everything I could possibly imagine.

      Either that until I get off work today and then can get to the store as fast as possible. The website is not showing the proper amounts for me, so I will see what it is going to take to get this phone today. May have to cash out my stocks, 401k, HSA, bank account, piggy bank and sale myself, nut this phone is sweet. For all of those who are saying there is no flash, no FFC, does not have Froyo 2.2, well I have one thing to say; do not get this phone then.

      Wait until the next best thing comes along, but of course by then there will be rumors of the 10ghz Star Wars phone with an included light saber and flying car. So then you will wait to upgrade until the next rumored phone actually comes out.

      • Vibrant Addict

        LOL. That was hilarious, both Vert and Macknifetx.

        Thanks for making me make my first post. :)

        As for myself, T-minus 3 hours until this phone is in my hand.

    • now that’s funny…..I dont care who you are!!!

  • TheLight

    I think Im still going to wait until my true G1 successor comes out…its a great phone if thats what you want..but me I’d want the processor,screen, everything else Vanguard “like” Specs,and add a dual mic. Just my opinion. In other news, the Droid X happen to go on sale today too! d@mn you Verizon ! lol, I love my Magenta :) Atleast we know we’ll be getting our phone since samsung makes the

    fact: they both have a love the chin..G1 USer

  • RealOne

    Just ordered one by calling Tmobile. Called Customer care and asked to be transferred to Customer Loyalty. After speaking with them for 5 minutes, they were able to give me a $100 discount off the retail price of the phone, and free overnight shipping. Grand Total = $399 and no contract.

    • Gabe

      Nice!!! i’ll have to try this, I’ve been purchasing Unlocked GSM phones for years cuz no carrier really ever had a phone with features that I wanted but carriers are finally starting to. Still can’t find that “PERFECT” phone though… My Nokia N95 8GB came close though.


      Called T-mobile and they wouldn’t do this for me. Have been with them for years and they said the only way someone would give you this is if you have certain plans. I didn’t qualify since I have a basic plan.

      Looks like I’m canceling T-mobile on day 179 of my contract.

      What a bunch of morons.

  • Chris

    Just ordered mine! Finally a powerful Android phone on T-Mobile. For anyone who has used Android, iPhone is not so interesting anymore. Good job T-Mobile!

  • Vert

    Good deal RealOne.

  • unsatisfied customer

    oh man, you can’t even shave or make coffee with this phone… I am totally returning it.

  • PlowRox

    For Info only; $24.99 on a even more plan . It is not part of the BOGO plan. I will get it this afternoon. :)

    Sorry to hear yet another cool feature [no radio] not included! But you can stream radio and not use minutes so its no biggie really.

    Someone needs to post the guys email in charge of feature selection at T-mobile so we can let the moron know what they left out was important!

    on pins and needles!


  • jlatnyc

    It looks like anyone w/ an older Android device is getting the $165 upgrade price… Really considering whether or not to buy this phone, I think that being a World release the amount of support (xda) and FW updates will really surprise those Samsung bashers. BTW, BH2 owners should get this phone for $49 upgrade/apology price.

  • 138

    Just ordered mine an dthey threw in overnight shipping. Can’t wait to get ti in!!!!

    • mu

      I’m getting the full discount…but I’m unsure how anyone was able to get the next day shipping. They told me that T-mobile ships them UPS, and UPS can’t ship next day, but this may be do to that I’d don’t live in a metro area. I’m getting my two, one for wife & I, Tuesday at the latest! I will not be able to play with phone this weekend anyway…so a few more days will be okay with me.

      Full Discount!

  • Brian

    Just ordered the Vibrant. Was at 15 months since my last upgrade, asked to speak to Customer Loyalty after being told the phone was going to cost me $379. Was then offered it at full discount including mail-in rebate. Been with Tmo for years and haven’t done many upgrades, with this being my first smartphone. Thank you Magenta for being awesome and treating your customers well! I could have opted out of my contract and gone to Sprint for what it was originally going to cost me for the Vibrant. Didn’t want to do that. So glad I didn’t have to go that route. Woo-hoo. Vibrant will be here in a few days. :D

  • Lb212

    Costco has the Vibrant for $99 for those eligible for upgrades! That’s where I’m getting mine from.

  • Miguel

    Nice phone. But honestly, I would still recommend the 7 month old Nexus One over this phone, despite the new screen tech and different processor.

    The Nexus One still holds the advantage in getting Android updates months before any other phone, and probably 6 months before any Samsung phone. It has a powerful camera flash, and noise cancellation mic. Plus the camera on the Nexus One has gotten rave reviews. I use it for most of my pics and people rave about the image quality.

    If Samsung would have put a QWERTY hardware keyboard on it, or front-facing camera, or maybe even just a flash… things might be different.

    To each his own though.. it looks like a solid phone.

    • stephan brubaker

      maybe you should jump over to their site and look at how it looks with a QWERTY keyboard because that’s what sprints getting. it looks like a chunk of plastic you would be fighting to chunk at a wall.

    • Darien

      yeah but honestly that would have been an option had they decided to list the N1 in stores with an upgrade price but for me upgrading to this over my crappy flip phone cause my iphone broke is an amazing deal.

      but yeah to each his own….

    • It’s a sweet looking phone but it’s tough to beat the N1 with froyo 2.2.

  • Yyevo

    WTF? This doesn’t have a connection to my neural implants!!! How the hell an I supposed to jack into the Matrix?

    Screw TMobile! I’m getting my phone through SkyNet!

  • Vert

    If I can get it for $165 online, should I be able to get the same price in the store? Can anyone comment?

    • max

      No… a customer service told me that was a special online price

  • Vert

    Yyevo, I’d avoid those SkyNet phones. My friend Sarah had a bad experience with them.

    • Macknifetx

      I would go ahead and order one through Skynet. I am sure the Governor could use the funds from possible royalties. Maybe he would donate the money to the state and help with the budget crisis.

  • Macknifetx

    Looking at all of these posts about people ordering their phones, getting different pricing and it just reinforces my thoughts about the Tmo Customer Service. Try doing that with one of the other carriers. I remember when I was with Sprint I tried to get a better deal on an upgrade, and when they would not budge, I said I wanted to cancel. They would not transfer me to their loyalty department; basically they said the price was the best that could be done. I hung up, called back and wet through the same thing, finally got to their loyalty department, and and was told no way would I get a better price and could leave if I wanted to. So, that is what I did.

    I would call Tmo today and order the phone, but I want this thing in my hands today.

  • mu

    On the phone with them now….CSA is trying to see what kind of deal she can get me.

  • N900man

    I played with one all night long! and it sure pleased me very well :) i can tell you this is a great phone.. the screen looks fantastic with the live wallpapers, avatar movie, and web browser. the os runs smoothly didn’t get one FC and just filled my needs. i can tell you this is one of the best phones i’ve seen in the T-mobile line up. the only thing i don’t like is that it really looks like a iphone even the sms app it has is identical. but i still orderd it at 12:01 last night :) cant wait to get it!
    Another great phone people are not giving very much attention is the Nokia E73.. Look into it guys im sure you will like it.

    • tmoguy89

      I too ordered mine at 12:01, and you mustve went to that e73 event couple days ago like I did. That phone is way better than a blackberry!!!

  • mega

    When someone purchases at the store, please tell us if it is for $430. I went to a local store yesterday, he said it would be $430.

  • mu

    I’m getting the full discount…but I’m unsure how anyone was able to get the next day shipping. They told me that T-mobile ships them UPS, and UPS can’t ship next day, but this may be do to that I’d don’t live in a metro area. I’m getting my two, one for wife & I, Tuesday at the latest! I will not be able to play with phone this weekend anyway…so a few more days will be okay with me.

    Full Discount!

    • Patrick

      UPS indeed CAN ship next day….someone lied if they told you UPS doesn’t offer next day shipping. Now, T-MOBILE may not offer next day shipping with UPS…but UPS as a company will ship next day lol.

      Side note….If I order a new phone, even with regular shipping, it only takes 2 days because it’s comming from KY and I’m in IN, so if people live relatively close to their ship location, then they’ll get it next day. I always get mine next day with express shipping.

  • Deana

    Woot! Leaving to get mine in 15! WOOOHOO

  • Vert

    Lol… just talked with my local Tmo store… they don’t even have the Vibrant in their system yet! The rep was freaked out, because any customer who comes in for a Vibrant he will have to turn away.

    Has anyone confirmed that you can get the $165 upgrade price at the store? If I can get this thing in my hand today, I’d rather not order and wait.

    • kinoy

      And bye bye commission .. lol

  • Deana

    I called and talked to my store yesterday. They had 35 in stock.

  • daffy

    Wait so how is everyone getting this 165 price ?

  • monkeyboy

    Ive been off contract for 3-4 years now, been a customer since Voicestream days, and purchased a G1 full cost. According to MyTmobile, my upgrade cost is $449 with rebate!! WTF??

    • kinoy

      Try amazon .. I checked amazon earlier and with upgrade/contract extension is $199.99

      • monkeyboy

        Amazon charges a $35 activation fee!

  • WildBIll31

    I’m in the same boat as monkeyboy; only I have the old Motorola Razor…WTF? $449?

  • Chris

    I got mine in the store for $250 but now got to do the stupid rebate. Their system was messed up showing a $449 price but I had the full upgrade. They said the system can be goofy sometimes until the westcoast stores hit 9am and open.
    Phone is wonderful so far.
    Time to play with it…

  • wpmullen

    Just ordered my Vibrant from the I have EM+ and was able to pay the full amount on my next bill. So that gives me two paydays before I have to pay. Paid for express shipping, should have it in a couple days. I checked SamsungUSA page for accessories and they list the 3.5mm to RCA TV out cable as an available accessory for the Vibrant. I am looking for the smart dock that Samsung shows on their preview page for the Galaxy S. Wondering if anybody has seen it. I found it for sale once, but can’t remember where I found it.

  • DavidinJax

    Interesting, is anyone else having problems with
    It’s telling me that
    A: I cannot renew my contract for 2 years (not so bad, since I am planning on switching to verizon)
    B: it’s pricing the phone at $449.00, with no upgrade price, and I should be eligable for a full upgrade

    • monkeyboy

      Yep, I get the same thing. See my comment above.

    • zoid

      I have 4 lines on my account. I have 1 line (G1) that should be eligible for upgrade and it is showing $499. Another line shows 439.99 as I would expect. Two of my other lines are showing the $164.99 price. I’m not sure how they decide which lines are upgradable. On the 2 that are over 400 the HD2 prices vary.

      Line A
      Vibrant = $499
      HD2 = $309

      Line B
      Vibrant = $439
      HD2 = $399

      I’m not sure what to make of these numbers.

  • daffy

    looks like im stuck paying 350..

    • daffy

      meanwhile the site shows a 449.99 price

      Best bet is to just call CS get a price then go to the nearest t mobile store.

      • monkeyboy

        and the store will give you that price?

    • daffy

      well monkeyboy the CS rep i spoke to assured me that 350 would be my price in store as well as on the phone.

      However he also told me that anyone who calls cs and is in month 17 and upward in there current contracts are being given “special discounts” ( i assume that is the 165 price we have been seeing )

      I unfortunately am in month 15

  • TaxMgr

    I am 21 months into my contract. We have a family plan with 5 lines. I received the $165 price automatically online.

  • I herd no BOGO deal of this is that true?

  • Patrick

    however mentioned Costco…thank you lol. You don’t even have to be a costco member to get the pricing….oh joy is me lol. Samsung Vibrant for $99. And costco is the ONLY 3rd party website that doesn’t force you to chance your data plan(since right now I have the $35 data plan)…AND…I’ll have it monday….2 day shipping :-) thank you fedex

  • cnote

    Just ordered the vibrant online for $165 and I can’t wait till it gets here. Full upgrade and I had the G1. I remember when they called the G1 the “Iphone killer” and it’s actually true because it was the first of many great android devices that will eventually overtake the iphone in sales, and is already a better smartphone than the iphone and it’s antenna problems.

  • monkeyboy

    When ordering from Walmart, Wirefly, Amazon, etc. Does Tmobile still give you support if you have issues with your handset or do you have to go back to the place you purchased it from?

    • underinsomnia

      Network issues, etc. yes. Hardware issues, no they do not. Once your mfg warranty expires, you’re stuck.

      • asparagus

        Wrong…in buyer’s remorse 14 days from purchase (30 in California) it’s the place you bought it but after that….get php and tmobile will take care of you indefinitely

  • 007

    I just got off the phone with customer loyalty. I told the representative I was planning on leaving tmobile. The rep at first offered me 165$ but I told him I could get the phone off wirefly or through radio shack for 149$. He then politely said the lowest I can get you the phone for is 117$ (119$ with tax), free shipping no other fees.

    Sold… I have to wait until Tuesday but damn that’s a good price for a kick-ass phone!

  • bubbles

    Just got mine from t mobile store. I didn’t want to wait for the mail. This is amazing. The Screen is nice and is fast. I gonna wait a few days before rooting.

  • Oh lord hear we go again people.I got sucked into the hype of the behold 2…and I will never buy samsung again!!! PEOPLE…I’m warning you samsung is a horrible android experience will never get updated software and battery performance on their android devices are down right stone age …if you don’t like the phone.tmobile will let you return it within a week…I got talked outta returning mine and got screwed…if this helps I’ve done my job

    • J-Hop2o6

      Behold 2 hype? what hype? hahahahaha sucka read a phones specs and availability before buying a phone.. so thats your fault.. the Vibrant/Galaxy S is the most powerful phone to date right now, and availability in MANY country’s (even 6 US carriers).. so yes Samsung will be supporting this phone.. there will be an update next month.

      But like u said, if u don’t like your phone, u have 14 days (30 in CA) to take it back.

  • Jimbo

    As a employee I have to pay over 300for this phone wish I could get it for a better deal

  • Vert

    Spoke to Tmo main customer service. They confirmed that the deal online is better than what they will be able to offer in the store, and advised me to purchase online.

    Ok then!

  • 007

    oh and 80$ unlimited phone, text and data!

  • bobbydigital

    I was wondering, can the store offer a discount based on your time with tmobile/voicestream? or would we have to order online, i want to get my hands on this phone asap.

  • Dennis

    woot woot just got my phone from the store i love it already!!! it’s so diffrent then my blackberry :)

  • MxPxFan

    LAME, my local T-Mobile store sucks. The 2 guys working there were more worried about getting people’s bills paid. Anyway, the guy tells me that the price is $289.99 for an upgrade, so i asked him politely why its not the same price i saw online this morning which was $164.99. He just says “i don’t know”, so i asked if he could find out. His answer “you can get for 4 payments of 72.49”. So i ask, “So i can not get it for 165 like it says on the mytmo site”. Again i get ” I don’t know”.

    I had to say no thanks, why would buy the phone for $290 dollars more when i can get for $165.

    I got back to work and ordered it for $165 no problems, this was the 1st time i ever got crappy Tmo customer service. Its annoying cause i had to waste a 1/2 hour of personal time for this.

    i really wanted this phone 2day, but i’ll gladly wait a week to get it for $125 less.

  • Joemamma

    I’m playing with mine as I type this. Bought it at walmart since they open alot earlier than t mobile stores. I paid retail which was 499. I’m coming off a nexus one. And I can honestly say that this phone is nicer in almost every way .

  • whodat


  • booyaka

    so if you speak to customer loyalty , you’re likely to get the full discounted price? how do you ask to get transferred to them?

    • Jasder

      When asked by the computer tell it u want to cancel ur contract, u get transferred to the Loyalty dept. right away.

  • Versedout

    That’s crazy that my account is showing a price of $499 when I’m out of contract with T-Mobile but yet I can get the phone at Wirefly for $149.99 plus $25.00 cashback from Bing. Magenta, are you serious?

    • Tim

      Just give them a call. I just ordered mine over the phone with the full discount even though I still had to wait another month or two to be out of my contract.

    • Vinchenzo

      Are you on an Even More Plus Plan? Have you upgraded and then returned the phone to revert your contract back to its previous status since you were eligible? If you have answered yes to any of these questions than you are still eligible but you have to call customer care or go to a corporate store.

      • Versedout

        Thanks Vinchenzo,

        I realized I’m on the myFaves 600 plan. I’m not sure what’s the next thing I would do, most likely call Cust Care and see if they can upgrade me.

    • rob

      You know what you’re the same person that will buy from somewhere else who will over promise and under deliver then run into an actual store kicking and screaming if and when something goes wrong. You probably don’t want to have to pay for $30 data feature either will complain all day long that its unfair and you shouldn’t have to. You know what, don’t buy an airplane if you don’t plane on flying it.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Spot on Rob.

        Sidenote: I know you did not intend it, but “…if you don’e PLANE on flying it” is kind of a cool play on words.

        “Plane on flying it…” as a private pilot I will have to remember that one. I gotta use it somewhere.

  • MyDixieWrecked

    Well,I just picked mine up this morning, and I’ve total say this phone is no joke! Ill give you guys a small review once I play with it a little more.

  • 007

    Whoa! I just called customer loyality back and told them about costco’s 99$ deal and the representative said I also get a 50$ mail in rebate in the box…

    So the vibrant is mine for 70$!!

  • Steven

    Anybody seen any cases for the Vibrant? I picked up my Vibrant this morning and they had no shells or cases. I have not even seen any online anywhere. I am worried that the silver around the phone will scratch.

    • JustMike

      EBay has a few.. search for Galaxy S cases if you don’t see anything for Vibrant. Since the T-Mobile flavor kept the original body from the European Galaxy S, any of those cases/shells/skins should work for the Vibrant.

      • Shannon

        I’m waiting for the epik case. I have one for my myTouch and it’s great. You can find them on eBay (not yet for the Vibrant though) or here…

    • Brad

      This phone is tough – I think I’m skipping the case this time.

  • i so fly

    people beg for super phones ten want it for free lol

    • Flgirll_99

      LOL! true

    • Steve

      No concept of the fact that TMobile is a business and needs profit to stick around. It’s hard to grasp, I know.

  • Maddy

    007 – Did you purchase the phone for $199 and then call CSR? I am debating what to do. I plan on going to the store shortly.

    • 007

      I called tmo and said I was canceling my service. At first the rep offered me the phone for 165$. I then told him I could get it on wirefly or at radio shack for 149$.

      His lowest offer was for 117$

      After I ordered it I called back after hearing about the costco pricing at 99$ with the rebate. He said he would credit me after 14 days to make sure I kept the phone but after he realized I already had that pricing with the new contract fee. He said he will not have to do the pricing exception because a 50$ rebate will come with the phone. I confirmed with him 3 times that I will get the vibrant for 70$ with the rebate. I also had him note it in my account in case of any pushback.

      Or you can just walk into costco and make it easy on yourself

      I would have gladly paid 200$ for this sweet device if I had too but its my duty as a consumer to find the best deal possible lol!! Its a good day:)

      • Bimmerz

        You got very lucky, CS loyalty wouldn’t budge on a good deal for me. Offered it to me for $199.00, and no $50.00 rebate – said that price is including the rebate. *rolls eyes*

        Guess I’ll be waiting until the holiday phones come out. :)

    • J.C.


      With out the $50 rebate it is $250.00; it’s on the T-MO website. I ordered mine this morning through Customer Loyalty and received the same deal: $199.00 with the rebate processed through them (no need to fill out that stinking rebate form). I’m sure I could have received a better price but I was still under contract and I’m grateful that T-MO reset my contract to qualify.

      • Bimmerz

        J.C. – Been out of contract for over a year, and with T-Mo for about 7-8 years. I was hoping to pick this up as a backup phone, as I really want what’s rumored to come out in Nov. But would have used this phone until then, as my current phone is on its last leg. lol

        May do the deal through Costco for $99.00, as that is more reasonable for a backup phone, than $199.00 is. So we’ll see – if all else fails, and my current phone dies, I could always go back to using my old RAZR phone (*cringe*) to hold me over for a few months. :)

  • boast

    so can anyone confirm the $439 price point from the Tmobile store that was quoted yesterday?

  • richard

    $499 is too much, sure is slight cheaper than galaxy s unlock version, but usually carrier phone is more lag than unlock one, due to junk their installed like the hd2. i would just wait for price to drop in crainglist around 300.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Richard… as I have said elsewhere in here and all over the Net, the $500 “suggested retail” is a price point to motivate people to extend contracts or if a new customer to sign up to a two year deal.

      It’s NOT set at that price because T-Mobile expects anyone to pay it (except us on the Even More Plus plan. But for us the $500 is OK because we can pay for it over 20 months, making the payments $25 monthly in my case).

      Also, with a high suggested retail the customer goes away super happy feeling he/she got a great deal.

      T-Mobile’s pricing gimmicks are no different than what all retailers do. (E.g. it’s $199.99, not $200; it’s $499.99, not $500.)

      So I don’t see anything wrong with what T-Mobile has done, albeit I would have liked the phone to be priced at $399.99 or $449.99.

  • 100 Samsung Vibrant! Too bad I couldn’t get it to work. Here it is guys!

  • kooni

    Just ordered 3 Vibrants for $342.72 for all three (through customer loyalty). I guess it pays to be with magenta for 8 years!

    • Maddy

      Did you have to get a contract or is this without one?

      • kooni

        with contract

  • Flgirll_99

    Mine says $164.99 (not including tax, etc.) like some other people have mentioned before. I’m undecided on it after trying it in the store though…It’s nice but I’m not sure if I should wait for something better around the holidays. What to do, what to do?

    • swehes

      Get it. Then in the holidays sell it on ebay. Buy new phone for full price minus what you got for the Vibrant on Ebay. :) You may have to dish out another $100 dollars for the new phone.

      • Flgirll_99

        Hmm…good idea. I just might do that. Plus, I feel like I got lucky based with the pricing after reading some of these posts! $499? Yikes!!

  • Yu

    looks like they removed the docking station from samsung website….replaced with pictures instead on the flash ad

  • Tipsofme

    Tmo had a streamline update come out over a month ago stating we will NOT be matching online or CS pricing in store for ANY reason. Two totaly different sides of the company. Btw you pay more in store because you get it that day AND any phone you guys order online MUST be exchanged or returned by mail. It’s worth the extra cash than to deal with mailing in your phone if there is some thing wrong with in the 14 days. And to all N1 users. It may not have a flash or that pretty white head at the bottom of the phone but you can at least in store warranty exchanges on the vibrant and anything else you need! Got a warranty issue with your N1? Have fun shipping it back to google and waiting… Lame. The end!

    • MxPxFan

      Your logic is dumb seeing how its $125 more at the store. I’ll gladly mail my phone back if it breaks and save $125.

  • NiiDiddy

    Got my Vibrant!!!! Love it. I was also able to do the bogo and selected the Slide as my free phone…might sell Slide on ebay.

  • quikzilver

    Wow T-mobile is getting raped. No wonder we can’t get superphones, nobody wants to pay for them.

    • Steve

      No doubt. I can understand getting a good deal, but telling everyone on the message board to ask for loyalty to strip the company of any profit is dumb. People ask why TMo remains in 4th…one major factor is cheap customers. I’m not saying that people shouldn’t get a good deal, but I am saying that threatening to cancel (when you really don’t intend to) is dishonest and hurts the company you “love” so much.

      • dee

        thats true also but look at the smartphones t-mobile releases and than look at there comparators, your paying 200 dollars for a phone with lesser specs than the completion thats mainly why i believe people call customer loyalty(service).

      • dee

        opps *competition

  • booyaka

    so everyone that is ordering the phone over CS, did you guys have to pay the full amount up front or were you able to just add the price of the phone to your phone bill?

    • kooni

      the way it worked over CS was full price with the difference made up as a credit. Apparently they post at the same time so its essentially the reduced price. The CS rep told me it would show up on my regular phone bill.

      • Maddy

        I thought you said you signed a contract so I’m confused with your comment about “full price”. Are you referring about the $199?

      • booyaka

        so lets say your phone was $200 . that’s getting added to your bill? or did you have to pay with a credit card up front?

        where i’m getting at is if you had to pay anything towards the phone when you made the purchase

      • kooni

        The CS rep informed me that they usually have “forms” that allow them to apply a lower price directly, but since the Vibrant is so new they dont have one yet and they have to apply their discounts as a credit. So the credit was applied for the $50 mail in rebate, no activation fee, and another $100 discount for a total of $99.99 per phone not including tax. I did not provide a credit card number to purchase the phones the rep told me it would show up on my next bill.

  • ObsceneJesster

    Radio Shack would not let me purchase the phone for the retail price. They told me you have to do a upgrade or a new activation. Needless to say, I walked out of Radio Shack and went to the T-Mobile store where they had 50 of them in stock. They let me purchase the phone for the retail price of $499.

    I haven’t put this phone down since I got it. This thing is lightning fast and I have not experienced any lag whatsoever.

  • Macknifetx

    Just called my local Tmo Store and was told they 40 in stock, but would not let me reserve one. Might just have to go and get it at lunch instead of waiting until after work. That way I can start charging it while I am working ans then play with it this evening.

  • YR11

    So loyal customers can get the phone for $100 through the loyalty department?

  • papawu

    Can anyone verify that the vibrant has video output via the 3.5mm jack?? The option should be in the Sounds and Display settings.

    • ObsceneJesster

      Yes, the option is there for either video out the 3.5mm or DLNA.

      • Scott

        I just picked up this amazing phone and when I verified it had a TV Out option under Settings _ Sound and Display _ TV out and a check box to enable it and choose between PAL and NTSC. This is in addition to the “All Share” (DLNA) for hooking up to other DLNA devices.

        My next stop was Radio Shack to pickup the 3.5mm out to TV cable. Before I left the store I wanted to try it first so they let me take it out of the package and hook it up to one of their tv displays.

        Unfortunately… it did NOT work. So not sure if there is a brand specific cable or what but the one I used was 3.5mm out to video + Audio L&R. If anyone else finds a cable that works please let me know where.

      • J-Hop2o6

        were u on the right AUX channel?

      • Scott

        Yes so hoping it was the brand or type of cable that it didn’t have to correct recess. I got back to my office to look it up and found this one…

        If anyone finds one that works let me know. I’m leaving to drive cross country tomorrow so don’t have time to order and get it in time.

      • underdog378

        Many people have stated that the colors on the plugs are switched around. Try plugging in the red plug to video and yellow and white for audio.

  • John G.

    Success Story: I called loyalty on June 19th to get in on the fathers day promo and upgrade both my lines. I was trying to order an HD2 and a MTS. Since I had an old Suncom plan they had issues finishing my order. My rate plan was scheduled to change on July 2nd so they couldn’t order the phones until my plan changed. The phones were never sent to me so I called back last week to see what was up. They apologized for the confusion and asked me if I wanted to wait for the SGS launch and of course I said hell yeah. So after about 4 calls to customer loyalty, a couple of glitches, and the MTS being out of stock, I finally have placed my order. I got a SGS and a MTS(4 wifey) for FREE. No shipping, upgrade fees, or any other costs incurred. UPS will deliver them on Monday. BTW, I went from a razr back to a Moto V190 flip which my friends call “SAVAGE”. Long overdue right? No more “SAVAGE” phones for me.

    • Cybersedan

      Very nice story… it’s this kind of stuff that keeps T-Mobile heads and shoulders above the competition when it comes to going all out for the customer.

    • NiiDiddy

      Good for you.

  • Mikac

    Why’s the retail so high at $499? Anyone know if T-Mobile would decrease the retail price down the line?

  • Matt Smith

    Walmart ( has it for $99.99 now:

    Samsung Vibrant
    Product Price $399.99
    $250 LetsTalk instant discount -$250.00
    Free Car Charger $8.99 FREE
    Free Overnight Shipping
    Shipping FREE
    Price Today:: only $149.99
    $50 LetsTalk mail-in rebate -$50.00
    Your Price: only $99.99

    • NiiDiddy


      • Matt Smith

        No, just new lines :-(

        Wirefly is now up to $50 Bing Cash Back though. Free ship, no tax. $150-$50=$99 there for Upgrades

      • NiiDiddy

        @Matt – it’s all good though. Sweet deal.

  • Deana

    Love this phone. It’s amazing

  • Manny

    Nice to gear about the costco deal. I was about to pick one up for my wife at the store. I thought the $99.00 after bill credit that customer loyalty offered me was good. Well have to investigate this.

  • bubbles

    I have to get used to the vibrant coming from my Nokia n900. I really like it. Samsung did a great job. Next up rooting time lol

  • Phaelenx

    The only thing is if you pull out the 2GB card Avatar will not be found…

    • J-Hop2o6

      so save it to your computer and put in on the SD card u want it to be on.

  • souggie

    got mine this morning, downloaded 2 movies to it, excellent fone, i think the $500 is worth it, for what it is…its impressive and definitely a competitor, and its ultra fast…

  • monkeyboy

    Anyone successfully get the $35 activation taken off their account?

  • Reder

    I got mine this morning, but I can’t download anything from the market, I keep getting “Download Unsuccessful”

    Might have to go back to the store on lunch.

  • ScooterG

    I just tried to order through CS and was told they didn’t have any. I was then instructed to go through the website to order (at a higher price)… :/

  • Nmansell

    I got mine! I was only @ 14 months fulfilled contract and they gave me a full upgrade @ the store! It’s really an awesome screen I know you keep hearing it but it is!

  • Erivera989

    Just went to buy the phone, at full price. They told me I have to upgrade my “unlimited everything you can imagine plan” by another $10 just for Android service. I called customer service, they told me that I have to upgrade to the smartphone plan. I told them I had everything working with my HD2 that I had for two weeks, with the same plan. Then the service person changed it and said for the Android Market internet. What’s the deal? I have been with the company since Powertel, then Voicestream, and now T-Mobile. Pay full price and pay more for my plan. No wonder T-mobile is going down hill. Might have to switch providers.

    • jeff

      ask to speak with the loyalty department. i didn’t beleive it until i did it. make s huge difference. if they can’t change your plan then im sure they can give you a much better deal on the full price of the phone. they reward their loyal customers they just don’t advertise it. i know that now. i have been with them since 1999.

  • Bimmerz

    Ok, what am I mossing here – I am seeing some of you say, that you were able to get this phone for $99.00 (Costco) + will get the $50.00 main in rebate (in the box) and will get the phone for = $70.00…

    But isn’t $99 – $50 = $49.00? What is the extra 21$ fee equaling $70.00? What am I missing here? lol

    If I can get this phone for $49 (or even $70), I’ll consider getting it for now, to hold me over until the holidays, when the new line of phones is launched. And keep this one as a backup phone. :)

    • i think you are combining blogs. i also read one got it for $70, but also said that he got it at “cost” which i think he said was $117 + MIR , actual price $67 or $70ish. but yeah i agree i’ve been reading all kinds of customer loyality pricing. makes me want one even more at those prices!! even though im still wavering on waiting for tmo-clause this NOV/DEC.!!

      • Bimmerz

        lol Karl – I just caught that, I went back to re-read that guys post, he got it for $119 with CS, and with the T-Mo $50 rebate, will be $69/$70.00. I think I need more coffee! :)

        On a side note; yep – still eager to see what TmoSanta brings! But I am using such an old phone now, that I am not sure it will last until the holidays. So I might consider getting this for now, then use as a backup phone – if I get something better at the holidays.

        Go T-Mo!!! :)

  • Flgirll_99

    So the people that have it already, what do you think?! Love or Like?

    • laphoneuser

      Only been using it for a little while, but so far, it’s fantastic.

    • NiiDiddy

      LOVE IT…So far so good! And for those wondering about the video out – oooh yea, baby!!!!

      • Scott

        what cable are you using or do you have a DLNA enabled TV?

      • NiiDiddy

        i don’t think i have a dlna enabled tv. i have to look to be sure…else that’ll make my life a whole lot more easier. i do have a 3.5mm audio/video adapter that hooks into a component cable for the tv. that’s how i tried it. you have to enable the feature under the settings of the phone though to make it work.

    • Mike

      I upgraded from a G1 to the Vibrant. All I can say is WOW. From the second you see the screen come on all you can say is “WOW that’s amazing!” It’s amazingly zippy, but what isn’t compaired to the G1. Haven’t had the chance to play with it much but loving what I’m seeing so far.

  • OpenSesame

    Just picked up my Vibrant at the local TMO store. As an Android (and smartphone) newbie, can you recommend websites that will get me up to speed on the system/UI/Apps? Any recommended apps? I’ve heard that there are many apps that have annoyances like ads. I know I’d like to try out Mint for personal finance. Any good golf apps out there?

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Well I paid $500 last night on my Even More Plus plan. That’s the number that came up when I went to My T-Mobile, so that’s what I paid.

    Some people are calling cancellations (loyalty) and getting a lower price, but I don’t feel like faking like I am going to cancel or begging to save $50 to $100.

    Another reason I paid that price: I am taking advantage of the EIP (“equipment installment plan”) that EM+ customers can use. My monthly payments are $25 for 20 months. That’s not bad. Besides, I will possibly be selling the phone in November, so this all does not matter.

  • Arun

    I called up Tmo customer care for a BOGO and i wanted Vibrant and Slide but they said Vibrant is not in BOGO and you have to get 2 of the same phone for BOGO.
    my contract ends next month and i am eligible for a full upgrade.
    i told them i heard this news on tmonews but they say they dont see on their screen for Vibrant as part of BOGO.

    can anyone confirm this?

  • John

    Love the phone. Tmobile needed something like this in their lineup. Typing on it now to send this message.

    Does anyone with the phone know how to set up RSS feeds with it? Like maybe in the “daily briefing” section. I use to like reading news on the motorola cliq easily with a nice RSS news widget. thanks in advance.

  • Allen

    I went to the TMo store today and was told with my contract, I could get it for $360 (approx). I won’t be able to get the full upgrade price until December. I passed for now and will use an unlocked iPhone that my wife got for free from her brother.

    Even though I really wanted this phone, I’m hoping the rumored fall/winter phones will make my decision a good one.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Good call Allen. Sometimes the best buying decision is to say NO.

      The full upgrade price results in a $300 savings. That’s substantial.

      Although T-Mobile, as well as all carriers, set its “suggested retail” prices artificially high so to motivate people to select the two year upgrade pricing, the $500 is what it is. I was stuck paying it because I am on EM+.

  • Jeff

    Does the quality of the youtube player change, based on signal quality? So far, I am unimpressed with the video quality when checking out youtube videos. It looks comparable to what was on my G1. Could it be that it adjusts to my signal strength or wifi, etc? Otherwise, I am loving this beast!

  • daffy

    ended up getting mine for even less than i thought.. 250 with the mailin rebate. pumped!

  • Web

    Just used one over at the T-Mobile store. A bit bigger but hey it is a 4″ screen. Nice and thin and light. Awesome display, snappy UI – top notch all around.

    • Web

      Oh and btw, a Samsung rep was in the store at the time. He was mostly talking over the phone features with the t-mobile reps but did ask me if I had any questions as well.

  • asudave

    Wow. Went into a store here in Phoenix. There were a few people already waiting outside. Store was supposed to open at 9, the employees didn’t get there until 9:30 and they didn’t open until about 9:45. Inside the store, if you didn’t already know they had this phone, you’d have no idea. No displays, no ads, nothing.

    You’d think for a phone this big to drop for TmoUS, they’d make a bigger deal of it. Wonder if it was just this particular store or if its TmoUS in general?

    • hecg55

      What store did you go to dave? I go to the one on camelback and 16st

      • Macknifetx

        I will be going to the store at Indian School and 51st Ave in just a few to see if I want to get the phone. I called earlier and they said they had over 40 in stock, but would not let me reserve one.

      • asudave

        Went to the store at 33rd Ave and Indian School.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Does anyone know, is the mail in rebate being applied to ANY Vibrant purchase, during the launch, or is it only for people getting the upgrade pricing?

    If it applies to any Vibrant purchase guess I need to head to a T-Mobile store to get the rebate coupon.

    • NiiDiddy

      @ItsMichaelNotMike – just for upgrade pricing only.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Dang… thanks NiiDiddy.

  • hecg55

    See guys I wasn’t lying I got it for 100 aswell as others here… But I had a legit reason for getting my discounts though. And do you think screen protectors will be good for it? Or just mess with the awesome screen?

    • Macknifetx

      In my experience the screen protectors are worthless. Of course I use a case for my phones, so they do not get scratched up like the ones people put in their pockets.

      • hecg55

        By case do u mean like the kind you hang on your belt?

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Here is what I posted yesterday:

      Best Skins Ever is a plastic film/skin that adheres with water. If you remove it, it does not leave a residue.

      I have used Best Skins Ever since my Pearl days in 2006.

      Lately, however, I have not used it. On my HD2 the screen is glass and cannot be scratched that easily. So there’s no need for it.

      And the HD2 case is rubberized. BSE does not work that well on rubberized cases.

      If the SGS has a plastic screen then I will get a BSE skin for the display. And will put BSE on the case too, because the skin provides a good gripping surface on the SGS’s smooth surface.

      My T-Mobile Slide is slicker than my dog getting a bath and trying to escape the tub. So I have to put BSE on that handset too.

      Here is BSE:

  • John G.

    I can’t wait to try out the DLNA feature. I have a PS3, which is a DLNA certified device, with tons of movies, shows,and pictures on it. If you’re not familiar with DLNA here’s the link to their site. DLNA is the way to go Tmo fans.

  • Rich

    Just placed my order for the Vibrant. I currently had the first mytouch 3g and was 12 months into my 24 month contract. My online price said $499.99, store price was $349.00 but finally was able to get a nice lady on the phone who got me the phone for $279.00. Just have to wait until Tuesday to get it in the mail but it’s worth the wait. Will try to get the wife the same phone at Costco for the $99 later today. That’s a hell of a deal if it does work. It seemed to have been working online but will try the actual store first.

    • Maddy

      So the $279 was for the phone “without” a contract or with one?

      • Maddy

        I just got ripped off if you got it w/o one since i got the phone for $99 after a $50 rebate + taxes. I called Loyalty service 3 times today and the last time i threatened to cancel the service and he let me do it for $100 like most ppl already have.

      • Rich

        It was with a contract extension. it was the best they could do as I still had another year left on my contract. However, my wife called later that day and let them know she would be going to att for the iphone since her contract was over and told them costco and walmart both had it for lower price and he gave her the phone for $99 plus tax. Real cool guy. I then took over the phone and spoke to him about the order that I had placed earlier for myself for $279 and told them about my years with them etc.. he put me on hold and came back and gave me a $100 credit. So I ended up getting the phone for $179 while not qualifying for a full upgrade and still having a year left in my contract. Always liked T-Mobile customer service.

  • Tipsofme

    I wish we would just nuc our advertising and pr departments and start over! This is by far one of the companys largest down falls. So lame! Fire these dried up “stars” and get it together!

  • RockTripod

    Spent yesterday playing with my store’s demo, ordered it up today. Can’t wait to get it in hand.

  • XipherZero

    I just got mine, and I just have to say this is an amazing phone!

  • Flgirll_99

    Samsung Vibrant manual…if you are like me, waiting on your phone and can’t wait to see all the features in detail. :-)

  • synapblink

    So who’s upgrading and getting a decent price online? I’m thinking of jumping on Amazon since there’s no MIR to wait.

    • Flgirll_99

      I just ordered mine for $202 total online ($164 + taxes and $18 upgrade fee)

      • synapblink

        I just got mine for $199 exactly on amazon.

  • kg

    There has been no advertisement about this in the papers in SF bay area.
    I would have expected at least a quarter page ad in the local paper.

    • Drivethruboy168

      This launch is a soft launch, the official launch is still the 21st, that’s when you will see commercials and adds in the paper! Samsung for now will be advertising the Samsung Galaxy S I’m there commercials. I’ve had the Vibrant since monday and this phone is awesome!

  • mike

    still not enough to break me of my N1

    • jdog

      Yep this is a phone for people who can’t wait for the next Google superphone aka Project Emerald. Froyo has kept my N1 on top of all Android phone but some people will argue that just because its new that their phone is better, yeah right and iPhone 4 doesn’t lose signal when you touch the left corner LMAO.

  • monkeyboy

    Just came back from my local store. WOW.

    – Lightweight, adding a case will give it some heft which is good
    – Screen – A++
    – TouchWiz 3.0 is nice
    – Menus are fast
    – Video playback amazing
    – Camera is pretty good
    – USB sliding cover

    – Volume rocker, wasn’t very responsive when i pressed up/down
    – Housing is a bit to slick. Case will fix this.
    – 3.5mm jack should be on the bottom, why do companies insist on putting it at the top?
    – Games didnt load up as fast as I thought they would, still fast though for a mobile phone

    • john

      The jack at the top is presumably so it can be placed in the pocket and have earbuds plugged in.

      • FILA

        or you could just turn the phone upside down in your pocket since it makes no difference cuz its all touch screen, thats why i dont use my MT3G as a player. u need physical buttons on some stuff still.

  • JoeH

    Just got mine in store at T-Mobile. Put in on the Extended payment plan. $25/month for 20 months.

    Got a Gelskin case for it. The only kind available now in store, and it is really nice, adds great texture.

    The phone is amazing!

    • StefanB

      So you didn’t had to put a downpayment for it?

      • JoeH

        I did. 1/20th price. $25.00 Basically first month’s installment

    • StefanB

      Oh nice, are you in Even More or Even More Plus? im in a even more pplus and they want me to put a downpayment of 200.17 and 20 payments of 15.75 i think it was.. trying to pay a little bit less than 200 =/

      • asparagus

        It’s based on credit.

  • tm19

    Does anybody know how to work this through the buy-one-get-one offer on the tmo website? If I click through the front page ad and select the Vibrant, and then add a different, lower cost phone, I get no credit for the second phone. I call the customer service rep and she tells me they have to be the same phones. OK, so I go back to the site and select two Vibrants – still no credit on the second phone. What am I doing wrong?

    • Randy

      BOGO is only avilable for Smartphones with req. data feature, Currently the Vibrant can only be the FIRST phone in BOGO offer, so select a Vibrant and myTouch Slide!!

      • tm19

        Thanks. I selected the Vibrant, and then 750/unlimited/unlimited family plan, and then the 3G Slide, but no free Slide. Does there need to be a rebate or something? I’m just missing something here.

  • Darien

    just picked mine up, best phone i have ever used, only complaint was not having a screen protector available other then universal ones which arent big enough…but phone is amazing!!!!

    • swehes

      I had the same problem to. So I left the plastic that the phone came with on my phone. :) Works very nice with it on. :)

  • swehes

    I got it. And it is AWESOME! :) And it has been confirmed that the 3.5mm jack is providing video out. (not by me however)

  • Macknifetx

    Just got mine as well. Thanks to Tmonews, I knew more about the phone then the store reps did. While I was there I actually helped them sell two of them. Unfortunately, I had to go back to work, so have not had a chance to play with it yet. I have it charging right now so this evening I will be able to get it setup and running.

  • Johny

    I kno this is way off topic but on the roadmap that was leaked couple weeks ago there was 3 htc phone vangaurd emerald and shubert vanguard and emerald android phones and shubert windows 7 android spin posted that htc taking out 3 htc phone for tmobile and 1 for AT&T and 2 for Europe they said 6 htc phones by the end of q4 so this kindof get closer to confirmation here take a look and tell me wat ya think? :

    • En2Mente

      I saw that too the vision is going to europe and I guess it safe to say the htc emerald is the famous project emerald. I’m just going to wait for the actual specs on these phones to be released before getting my hopes up.

  • jshin

    so with dnla would I bee able to watch netflix via ps3 on the vibrant oe just be able to acess whats on the ps3s hard drive. On a side note, I called cc and as I just used my upgrade for the hd2 which i love btw but have heard many people complaining about ( probably those less teck savey that cant or wont flash a custom rom) the hd2 freezing and lagging, told the csr that I was unhappy, she hooked it up for 199.00 no mail in rebate or anything woot. Now the decision on which phone to give to the wife, hd2 or vibrant.

  • JV

    I picked up 2 at a local Costco in TX for $150 each w/ $50 rebate each (Upgrade pricing w/ 2 year contract extension). Really liking the phone so far.

    • JV

      To be clear, $100 each after $50 mail in rebate.

      • billywill

        Mine was $100 out the door with an accessory bundle.

  • Yogij31

    got the hd2 at wally world for 48.88 then i decided i didnt like wm 6.5.3 and to my suprise Vibrant for 164.99 (Ihad the G1 first day it came out). i am glad to soon be back on android. and with XDA porting FROYO to the hd2 I will have more than enough phone until november. Tmobile came through opn this Vibrant discount.

  • O

    I got mines this morning. i havent done much work today because of this and im really thinkg of taking off tomorrow just to play some more… this phone is great… Super fast and bright but the drawback as to be expected is the battery life. I have 22% right now and will see how long it lasts. other than that i love this phone…

  • StefanB

    Any one have been successful in getting the phone in less than $200 in the Even More Plus plan? what i mean is that they’re giving me the phone for $200 plus taxes and shipping and 19 payments of $15, that’s cheap but i can’t afford 200 of downpayment right now :( was looking more for $150 and payments of $20 i don’t care.


    • CCC

      Strange mine was 25 down and 25 a month… It might be you don’t have a high enough credit line with them… :-(

      • StefanB

        Really? i want it so bad :( lol oh well… i’ll have to wait a little bit longer i guess, i think my credit line is something about $300, so yeah could because of that, sucks heh but thanks for sharing! :)

  • monkeyboy

    Just ordered my Vibrant from COSTCO for $99. Sweet deal.

    For those who have been with Tmobile for years (ive been with them for 10+) whats the benefit of buying the phone full price when you know you are going to be with Tmobile 2 years from now… at least thats they way I see it.

    • kathrin

      Buying phone full retail price with EM+ plan is cheaper than EM plan with discounted price :)

      For example, Individual 500 Talk/Text/Web is $80 for EM customer, and $60 for EM+ customer.
      Just simple calculation:
      EM plan : 200 + (80 * 24) = $2,120
      EM+ plan : 500 + (60 * 24) = $1,940

      • monkeyboy

        Ah, I see. Well, Im on a 3 line Family Plan, grandfathered 1000min + unlimited txting for $89.99, $25 data on 1 line. Closest plan to that is $89.99 no contract/$99 with. But I have to factor in (3) new phones, so yes, individuals benefit from your way.

      • kathrin

        Yup, if you have good old plan, you should keep it.

        And another benefit of buying phone full retail price is a, you don’t need to add data plan. (buying discounted price with two years contract require to add data plan)

        I am using my Andorid phone without data plan. Well, simply I don’t need because most of the time I have WiFi :)

  • tipsofme

    Im so mad that none of the employee phones shipped today. I thought if we got the order in last night it would go out today. Dang it. Im going to have to sit of my hands for close to a week. :(

  • billywill

    Just picked it up from COSTCO. $99 and a free accessory bundle. Can’t beat that!! Amazing phone!

  • mailman13877

    Just came from a TMO store and i must say this phone is TMOs best phone but it’s not the Best phone out..The dude in the store even said to me on the low that this phone is the overall best if i wanna play games a lot and watch videos all day but he said the Best phone overall for a mix of everything in the market is the Evo. Im not getting this phone cuzz i don’t need no samoled screen.Evoooooo..FTW

    • monkeyboy

      EVERYONE. Dont feed the troll. IGNORE.

    • chris

      And the Evo will look like a midrange in a couple of months,when the HTC Emerald hits the market with A9cortex dual core tegra.

      • mailman13877

        Lol Chris
        keep letting TMO fool you..I promise that Emerald will be better than the Evo until TMO gets their hands on it an take out some most wanted features..Evo is way better than this vibrator..i still can’t believe the TMO dude said it himself to me..if i was a TMO SETTLER i woulda told on him n got him fired but nah

    • asparagus

      Dear mailman,
      Get the Evo already and get off this site…..thanks it’s for fans and you are a liar

  • yes!!!

    i really can’t stress how amazing this phone is, i have played with an incredible and an hd2 but i’ve been stuck with my g1 since launch day and this just feels like the biggest jump ever!
    for those who don’t like the stock camera app check out 360 camera it’s pretty awesome and if you don’t like touchwiz then there’s launcherpro =)

  • monkeyboy

    Can someone please post the PDF rebate form? I haven’t received my phone yet so I cant access the PDF from Tmobiles website. I want to read the TOC of the rebate to see if I can get it on top of the Costco $99 deal.


  • moloch

    I never commented before on this site but feel compelled to do so since there has been a lot of controversy about this phone. I too was skeptical about getting this. However, I decided to go ahead and make the purchase (long live my banged up G1) at a t-mobile store today. I must say that this phone is amazing! I like to think that I am pretty knowledgeable about these kinds of things and this phone exceeded my expectations.

    A few thoughts:
    – Very responsive and fast.
    – TouchWiz is actually pretty cool (did I just say that?)
    – Enterprise features work great
    – Screen is better than the iPhone 4, hands down.
    – I like how the phone is light. I know some people complain about the plastic covering, but if you haven’t held the phone, you should reserve judgement.

    By far, the best phone I’ve seen. My friends have the EVO or the new iPhone, or a Droid, but this is the perfect size and feature set in my opinion. I must admit that I wouldn’t do video calling so the lack of a FFC does not bother me.

    One other thing, everyone in the t-mobile stores down here was buying this phone (i had to go to 3 before finding a stor that had it or wasn’t swamped). The employees were doing a good job up-selling this even though it was not on display at any of the stores (the early launch caused this problem).

    Give it a try, I think you will be surprised.

  • franklin mintah

    I jux picked up ma vibrant and ppl I can’t put it down for a second…this phone is what it is and even more….wow….!

  • mega

    Anyone notice how the volume button on the Vibrant seems kinda loose (cheap)? It makes noise when ever you touch it. Let me know please.

    • mailman13877

      Yup your right Mega..i heard the noise to..The phone is made of cheap plastic thats why

  • mailman13877

    Monkeyboy stop hating cuzz you know the Evo is better than this..Even the TMO dude in the store said it..SMH

    Monkey here’s your cheap a** phone..notice the Droid X isn’s discounted..Costco obviously thinks the Vibrator sux to give it to you for $’s the costco link for you

  • NiiDiddy

    Can anyone play the Avatar on their phone? Mine isn’t playing!

    • mailman13877

      LMFAO you can’t watch your Avatar lame..No way this phone beats the Evo..But you guys paid for the vibrant so i guarantee you wouldn’t admit it

      • JoeH

        My Avatar plays fine. even without my SIM card in. Good luck with all the failures on the Evo and the high Sprint pricings

    • CCC

      Yes mine is playing just fine, in fact I plugged it into the TV and watched for a min on my big screen. You might want to take yours back just in case before they are all gone.

  • bill

    this makes no sense. im up for an upgrade and its giving me $449 for full upgrade price for the vibrant. then i go to my sisters(she has partial upgrade) to see if its higher or the same. hers is $165 with no rebate. i think they really f’ed up the prices.

    • mailman13877

      That’s cuzz TMO is fked up like their phones..Imma get my Evo soon n leave TMO

      • booyaka

        lmfao .. told yall he dont even own an evo . HAHAHAHAHA .

      • Macknifetx

        He can’t even spell EVO, or anything else for that matter.

  • booyaka

    lol @ mailman the postal service worker talking like he knows anything . i doubt he even knows anything close to an evo . duke probably posting from the public library hurrying up before they close the doors at 5pm . take a seat you probably own an old ass motorola boost mobile phone LOL

    • mailman13877

      Yea keep telling yourself that buddy..BTW it’s almost 6pm in NYC so idk what you joking bout with your wrong time..You guys will never admit this phone is inferior to the i said it’s good but not on the Evo an Droid X level..You got people already saying their avatar movie isn’t playing lmfao

      • Bob

        I’ve been with t-mo for 9 years now.
        I think if I had a choice between the evo and the sgs on t-mo, I definitely would be getting the evo.
        But since t-mo gives be the plan I want with the rate I want, it makes sense for me to stick with t-mo. So for now, sgs is the best phone on t-mo.
        I don’t like to looks of the sgs. I love my hd2 right now, but miss the android OS, so most probably I’ll be getting the sgs to replace the HD2. BTW, the flash on HD2 is really good. It takes perfect pictures in pitch black nights when the subject is about 5 feet. Works great for 90% of night time pics. So I’ll be missing the flash.
        I hope they come out with the dual core superphone in Nov so I can upgrade again.

    • monkeyboy

      Ignore the troll, dont feed him or he will keep coming back for more.

  • CCC

    So I got my phone today super thrilled, except I don’t think there is a notification light… I can’t tell when my phone is charged or when I get an email or anything! Anyone know if this can be changed? Or is this a “con” on this amazing phone?

    • monkeyboy

      The lock screen tells you if its charged.

      • CCC

        Yeah, I was hoping for a light… Like on the G1’s etc… oh well! :-/

      • monkeyboy

        Yea, that should have been added. Would be nice if the buttons would light up or blink. Maybe someone will hack it.

  • Deana


    Avatar works for me!

  • mailman13877

    Hahaha i should pay my $50 now an order my Evo now but nah imma stick it out till the 23rd to bash TMO

  • comicaze

    got mine today! this phone is BEAST!

  • Gabe

    Does anyone know if I buy this phone unlocked and keep my current plan, will the $7 web work with this phone? I’ve always just used unlocked gsm phones and have gotten 3G speeds with this internet. i don’t see why it would be any different now :)

    • mailman13877

      No you need a $30 plan for all androids..Think it’s the same for all companies or in that range

  • snoobar

    anyone have opinions on the connectivity and 3G reception/quality? if so, also include your city and quality. I’m curious to see if this new phone has better reception than say the N1 or the like.

  • For those who got their phone, how does it feel in your hand?
    Big, small? Is one-handed operation feasible?
    How fast does it switch to landscape?

    PS: does it have a digital compass?

    • monkeyboy

      It feels great in my hand (i have big hands). 4″ screen is the sweet spot. Anything bigger like the EVO or HD2 just looks/feels bulky.

      Landscape switching is fast. Digital compass is not installed stock, you can get it free from the Android Market.

    • mailman13877

      i held it today and it feels cheap..cause of the shiny cheap plastic you have to clean it often cuzz of sweat on your hands.Also the phone will break for sure if you drop it so don’t get to nervous an sweat it out your hands lol.It does not have portrait mode on the home screen but the root version prob will.The battery does not last as long as you think based on reviews an someones comment on here earlier..Get a better phone or wait for TMO to release a better 1..i can’t wait anymore after almost waiting 10 years lol..Evo is the way man..don’t waste your time listening to these guys if you want more than bright colors,video games and videos..It’s fast but has some lag and the other top phones is just as fast.

    • Macknifetx

      There is a great compass on the market, and even a nautical one if you so wish. Feels great in the hand, and one handed operation is feasible, just depends on the size of your hand. Switching from portrait to landscape and back is amazing. Those impressions are just from when I got the phone. I still need to finish playing with it once I am off work. Watch out Android Marketplace, here I come. LOL

  • ChazLaz

    Just picked mine up today. I am a little disappointed with how much space is actually available out of the 16gb. There is roughly 13gb available but there is already about 12.3gb on it already. I guess I will have to go out and splurge a little on a MicroSD card.

    Is this the same case for everybody else who picked one up?

    • monkeyboy

      Well, a bunch of apps are pre-installed. I imagine the Sims3 takes up a chunk of space. Also, the navigation/GPS app, are maps preinstalled? Connect the phone via USB MSC to your computer and take a look at whats installed.

      • ChazLaz

        Yeah all thats on there. I was just hoping i would be able to use some of the 16gb but oh well what another $50 haha. It is really a nice phone though, very quick and responisive.

    • mailman13877

      lol the 32GB cards from scandisk went on sale know the Evo is better though but it’s don’t have to admit not talking bout the companies or anything else other than the phones itself..admit it

      • ChazLaz

        Evo is cooler no doubt. I just wouldn’t get it only because I have been with T-Mobile for a loooooongg time. And the extra $10 for the 4g is kind of a rip.

      • ChazLaz

        HAHAHA just looked and $200 for a memory card hahaha. NO WAY

      • joshuakprice1

        Of course the evo is cool. But it has already been outdated by the galaxy. Processor is slower, screen isn’t as nice, and its attached to one of the worst services money can buy. Sprint charges ten extra for a speed that nobody gets, and doesn’t match up to what tmo gives you included in regular internet. You’ve been listening to what the sprint reps say, and comparing it to all the nitpicky and innacurate things you can say about tmo. Anyone can complain like you do, it takes a *real* man to admit that he’s wrong, and that the grass isn’t greener over there.

      • mailman13877

        thanks for your honest opinion..wish the rest were like you..Yea i that’s expensive but i guess on EBay the 16GB are like $47 if i remember right..try EBay..goodluck man

      • mailman13877

        I said 4get the company an phone to phone only the Evo is not’s talking overall for everyday use you get more out of the Evo not the vibrant..wanna watch some slingbox(kickstand),wanna listen to FM radio(Evo),want a better UI(Sense),want a bigger screen for movies an games(Evo),want a camera that’s tied for best at worst to the iphone 4(Evo with Dual flash).Those are everyday uses..not bright colors for SIMS an avatar

  • Jon

    Like most here, I’ve been reading the blogs, reviews, articles and waiting to see what android devices are coming up. I had time at lunch to walk over to TMo (NYC), and got to play with the Vibrant. Gorgeous device — screen is amazing, even when I walked over by the window with sunlight streaming in.

    Overall form factor is excellent. From all the comments about it feeling “light”, I expected it to feel flimsy — but I’m thinking that people must have called it light in comparison to the Iphone (which I still find surprisingly heavy). I’m used to a Blackberry 8900, and the Vibrant feels fine to me. Size, weight, thickness, rounded edges, display, etc — all perfect. Doesn’t feel too light or flimsy at all — feels solid and very portable.

    Avatar on this is stunning — youtube videos don’t do it justice – you have to see this in person – gorgeous display.

    The UI is very intuitive — very short learning curve, just from experimenting. The OS and screen are very responsive — everything was pretty much immediate, and combined with the silky smooth transitions the experience is great.

    I also never tried Swype before — but found it worked beautifully on this almost immediately. Really easy in landscape with the larger virtual keyboard. Nice way to get started with Swype.

    16gb internal memory too. I also asked the TMo sales rep about running apps off the memory card directly, and he told me (maybe this is old news) that Froyo is supposed to allow this. That would be huge — you could load a ton of apps on the card and run them directly without having to copy to phone memory.

    I really didn’t expect to walk away thinking too hard about this, but the Vibrant was so nice it just got harder to decide. My dilemma – pick up one of these now, or wait for Emerald in November. The TMo manager told me that at a recent training session, there was brief mention of the dual-core HTC device coming this fall,
    and they actually flashed a picture on screen briefly — and the way he tells it, the speaker laughed, said, “want to see it again?” and put the slide on again for a moment before taking it down.

    Much as I’m taken by the Vibrant, a dual-core HTC superphone (with the potential for a slide-out keyboard) as soon as October or Novemmber is really compelling.

    Either way — I think I’m finally at the point where it makes sense to leave my Blackberry behind and move on to Android. Might be a Vibrant, might be “Emerald” in November. Seems like we’ll have a few good choices to consider.

    What I’d REALLY love would be a dual-core super phone in November, with full HSPA+ and also with UMA and a slide-out keyboard. OMG – that would be the ultimate…

    In the meantime – congrats to you new Vibrant owners — gorgeous, gorgeous device!

    – Jon

  • BSM

    T-Mobile’s website says that I’m elegible for the $164.99 upgrade, so I go down to the T-Mobile store at lunch to check out the phone. I only played with it for a couple of minutes, but I can say that it makes my old G1 and my current MT3G look like toys. I tell the girl, okay let’s pull up my account and see what you can do. I told her what my account said on T-Mobile’s website and she basically told me to go home an order it online. Her machine said that not only was I not elegible for the $199 but she had never heard anything about a $164.99 price. She said the best they could do for me in the store was $289! Needless to say, I thanked her for her time and ordered online like she recommended. So bottom line…don’t necessarily expect to go to a T-Mobile store and get the price you see online. I’m bummed I won’t get the phone until next week, but for a difference of $125 it’s worth the wait.

    • Jon

      I am now out of contract using a Nexus One, and the website tells me I can ge the phone for $449.. $499 with a $50 rebate.. and signing a new 2yr… Something definitely wrong with that…

  • Oman774

    I just picked up one 30 mins ago and I also got a BOGO HTC Mytouch slide for my wife. This phone is awesome and blows away the iPhone. I finally can get rid of my Cliq.

    P.S. Mailman13877 get a life!!!


    Is anybody experiencing the death grip syndrome???

  • Johny

    Helloooooooooooooooooooø did anybody see my post earlier??????????????????????????????????????????

    • Johny

      I meant comment

  • Johny

    I kno this is way off topic but on the roadmap that was leaked couple weeks ago there was 3 htc phone vangaurd emerald and shubert vanguard and emerald android phones and shubert windows 7 android spin posted that htc taking out 3 htc phone for tmobile and 1 for AT&T and 2 for Europe they said 6 htc phones by the end of q4 so this kindof get closer to confirmation here take a look and tell me wat ya think? :
    Check it ou please give me ya thoughts

  • mailman13877

    I can tell you guys from holding that phone today vs the Evo camera that the vibrants cam is not on the level of the iphone cam and the iphone cam is the only phone rivaling the Evo cam..The Evo has the best cam..The Droid X n D2 will rival it to but they aren’t out yet

    • mailman13877

      Of course you guys think its real good cuzz TMO didnt have any good cam phones an most of us are coming from phones like the G1..The Evo i tell you has the best cam hands down.

    • Technogen

      The Galaxy S’ camera works at a much higher ISO than the Evo’s. So the large amount of bias in your viewing is wrong, based on science.

      • mailman13877

        based on actually hold the evo and iphone 4 the evo is #1 for cam an the iphone has by far the best 5MP cam cuzz apple spends a lot of money for the best cam usually..forget the iphone though..evo has a better cam by far

      • Technogen

        Mailman, that’s like saying “This cheese is totally the best one ever because they are a better company.”

        The camera on the Galaxy S shoots at a higher ISO than the iphone4’s and the Evo’s it’s not physically possible for the evo to have a #1 camera. Sorry that’s just the facts, and no amount of you whining about how awesome the evo is is going to change that.

  • Tipsofme

    Smells like fish in here… What is that? Oh never mind, it’s just mailmans bleeding vag again. It’s so cute how hard she tries! Some one give her a sticker

    • mailman13877

      haha tip
      your a real bytch..all i want is people to admit the Evo is better as payback for bashing me for saying TMO failed with the vibrant based on the original 1..i’ll stop after some of you admit the Evo is better lol

      • mailman13877

        oh and to those who said snapdragon is played out as if hummingbroad has been out b4 this vibrant..i guess your super amoled is played out now that we know htc will always have better phones than samsung an they are now going with slcd screens starting with the htc ACE or rumored to start with the HTC ACE..super old amoled’s only fair to say that seeing all everyone wanted b4 the vibrant had a snapdragon processor in it

      • Cassie

        OMG get over it. So done with your comments. David please make a block button….plz….with cherries sprinkles and icing on top =)

        • David

          I’ll get one up at some point?!

  • Tipsofme

    I believe some one a few posts back said what your wanting to hear. Now please return to playing your two incher and repeating “daddy loves me and IM NOT A FAG!”

  • Curt

    To anyone who purchased from Costco:

    Is that the price with full upgrade or new line of service? I can get a partial discount, does anyone know if I can get it for $99? If so I’ll be picking it up tomorrow.

  • Myg1

    Doesn’t he have a life? He answers to everyone s post he’s pissed cuz he can’t get a good plan with tmobile even tho he claimed that he’s been with tmobile since voice stream n just jealous hearing all the good things..just got mines today n this phone is amazing my nephew s been playing games on this huge phone..blending fast browser n hspda in my area love the phone…you won’t regret!

    • mailman13877

      your right i been with them since 2001 which is actually around the time their phones started saying TMO on it an not voicestream.After all these years the best they can offer me after taxes is unlimited plan for $95??i see people saying they have the unlimited plan for $75 b4 taxes so TMO is not bein fair but im also being honest when i say the Evo is better..You guys act like i haven’t said the vibrant is good and TMO best phone..i said that after holding it today but i dont want the best TMO phone cuzz i wanna brag an i want one of the best 3 phones overall.the vibrant isn’t making the list of top phones overall..Evo,Droid X n Iphone 4 are the top 3 even if you hate the iphone.i could live with the vibrant if TMO offered me that unlimited plan for $75 like that other person commented b4 and i wanted TMO best phone but no i want the best so excuse me for not SETTLING

      • mailman13877

        meant $75 after taxes

      • Dashi

        “Can’t wait until mailman shows up to smear his bleeding vag all over this topic” WAIT….

      • joel

        Get real. “Excuse me for not SETTLING?” The Samsung Vibrant IS a top phone, the differences between the other phones you listed are extremely minor and a matter of personal taste. All this “SETTLING” BS talk is you not living in the real world. There IS no truly unlimited smartphone plan for $75 even before taxes- no matter HOW tenured you are. Probably some schmuck has EM+ unlimited talk and smartphone web(and no messaging) for $75(or maybe even unlimited everything but with a Nokia Nuron), misreported what they had, and you’re believing a myth and being a whiny baby about it. Grow up, live in the real world, and either go to another carrier for their phones that you covet so much or stay here and save money with a phone that’s just as awesome. Sheesh.

      • Cassie

        OMG ganother complainer? Get over it and switch carriers if you’re sooooo no happy. Because seriously, no one wants to hear or read your wining complaining comments about phones. We want to hear good things and read good things. Ugh take an anti-depressant or something and go chill in a corner for 30 minutes to it can soak in.

  • Jimbo

    Wow slow day I thought this phone would sell better through care

  • xgerman

    looks like the Vibrant is going at Costco for $99 with new activation / upgrade…

    • Ashish

      is it true ? is it confirmed news or just speculation ?

  • mailman13877

    LMFAO thats the vibrator night mode and it’s not even dark youtube the evo in complete night time atmosphere..the flash definitely helps along with the 8MP

    • joel

      Sprint’s waiting for you with open arms.

      • Dashi

        And Wants To Lick “His Bleeding Vag All Over This Topic”

    • asparagus

      I’m not gonna lie…I started coming here more because mailman makes me feel better about myself…thanks for the self-esteem boost mailman! I sleep better at night, knowing I’m not you!

  • wasup

    just got mine, yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah :D, the screen oh my the screen, will get back to you :D

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    The Samsung site has lots of info, and answers many questions. For example, here is what comes in the box:

    Travel Adapter (ETA0U60JBE)

    1500 mAh Standard Battery (EB575152VA)

    Battery Cover – “Poka-dot Black”

    Battery Cover – “Checkered Red”

    3.5mm Stereo Ear Bud – Single action button; Additional gel cups

    Mirco USB Data Cable (ECC1DU2BBE)

    2GB microSD card

    Preloaded with Avatar

    SD Adapter included

    Printed Material

    Health, Safety, & Warranty Guide (English & Spanish)

    Start Here Guide (English)

    Galaxy S Accessory Guide

    T-Mobile Terms & Conditions, Return Policy, Limited Warranty Booklet

  • stang95

    Stopped by a TMO store to look at one. Looked great but didn’t get to play with it due to another customer. Ordered through Costco online. $99.99 upgrade plus free case, earbud, car cord, bluetooth ear piece and free two day shipping. I’ll be waiting impatiently for it to arrive. Talked with customer service during the order. Said they were taking lots of orders and would probably take 72 hours to process. Wednesday seems so far away. LOL

  • Cassie

    I bought it for my fiance today, and I fell in love with it myself. He loves the phone to, it’s awesome. I will be buying myself one her in 2 or 3 weeks. The phone is kick ass!!!!

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Apps preloaded with your phone:

    Amazon MP3 A digital music store owned and operated by You may download DRM-Free MP3 formatted songs and albums.

    Audio Postcard Take a picture, frame it, and add a voice recording that can be sent via MMS.

    Calculator Contains basic arithmetic functions and some scientific functions.

    Daily Briefing Allows monitoring of the weather, news, financial, and your scheduling information in one location.

    GMail- A web based service offerred by Google. Depending on your sync settings, the account may be synced to the phone.

    GoGo – Powered by Aircell, allows in-flight connecting over WiFi to check mail, access a VPN, instant message and more.

    Kindle – Allows the download of books through the program with no annual contracts or monthly fees. Require a 3G connection.

    Layar – Based on Augmented Reality technology, Layar uses a combination of inputs to display real time digital information in the real world by means of a camera.

    Maps – Allows you to track your current location, view real-time traffic information, and view detailed destination information. Also included is a search tool to help locate places of interest or address.

    Media Hub – Media Hub is currently unavailable to be used at this time. Allows you to rent or purchase digital content and watch from the convenience of anywhere.

    Memo – Allows you to create short memos.

    Mini Diary – Allows you to create a small diary that can support photos. It can also be shared with friends.

    MobiTV – A subscription based services that allows you to watch TV shows on the phone.

    Music Player – Allows playback of audio content.

    Slacker Radio – Offers free Internet radio. Note: You must register and create a free account before using.

    Talk – Allows instant message communications with other people connected to Google Talk on the phone or the web.

    TeleNav GPS – A driving GPS aid that uses both visual and audible notifications.

    ThinkFree Office – Allows the opening and editing of Microsoft Office compatiable files while offerring a place for managing the information online or offline.

    Video Player – Allows the playback of video files.

    Visual Voicemail – Enables users to view a list of people who left a voicemail message and the ability to listen to a specific message without going in chronological order.

    Voice Dialer – Uses voice recognition technology to assist in accessing or performing certain commands on the phone.

    Voice Recorder – Allows for voice recording.

    Voice Search – Uses voice search technology to assist in location information whether resident on the handset or located on the Internet.

    Web – A Browser to surf the web.

    Write and Go – Uses Usefull for jotting down an idea and if you choose to send it through various communications methods.

    YouTube – A video sharing website where people may upload videos and view them in MPEG4 format.

    Default Content:

    Avatar (DRM Protected) – The full length motion picture movie.

    Default Games:

    The Sims 3 -A game that takes place online where you can customize the appearance and personality of your characters in an interactive environment.


  • currator

    mailman go bleed over some sprint blog no one wabts to hear you cramps talk. go do something more with your life. your like that kid everybody grows up with always talking about getting something but never rocks it. the evo is yesterdays news. ohh and go to sprint cuz they are on their last leg its bad when the ceo says he could see a merger. d.t. does not see it that way why merger when you can wait for them to crash. then buy the company at a really cheap price ohh and for anybody wondering. somebody brought up that sprint sold there network will this is easy fix for the new 50 mil cust leave in place the current sprint crap and covert everybody over in under two years tell that company to chock on those cdma towers and by then collect billions in money from those 50 mil or so cust and have new highspeed data and clear voice towers up in place by then so sprint cust see you soon dont worrie your evo will only work for a little bit

  • Ashish

    And I picked up mine are the benefits I got:

    – I got waived $18 activation fee
    – I got $25 android data plan with 400 sms
    – I also got $40 Corporate discount – hence the phone cost me only $160 + applicable taxes
    – Also I got EIP so my payment was spread over 4 months.

    When I saw the Avatar movie even outside in the park, they jaws dropped & forgot to ask even is this better than Iphone ?? :-)

    I am loving SGS Vibrant.. more reviews once I play with it more..

    • Ashish

      I meant when I showed Avatar movie to my colleagues, their jaws dropped :-)

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Samsung’s Official Statement – On getting Android 2.2. Sounds good to me:

    “When & How Can I Receive The Latest Official Android OS Updates For My SGH-t959 (Vibrant) Phone?

    Currently, the device is operating on Android 2.1 + update one (JFD).

    There are no available software updates available for the product.

    When an update is made available, this page will contain information on how to obtain the update.

    In the future, the device should be upgradeable to Android Froyo 2.2.

    Important Notice: Samsung Customer Care has no knowledge of when/if a release will be made available prior to official release.” (Interpretation: quit calling our customer care about Android 2.2. :) )

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Update: When I went into the T-Mobile store today (to get a special case for my HD2) I asked if I would be getting a $50 rebate like others are getting (I am on Even More + and last night paid $500 for my Vibrant).

    Alas, those in here who said we Even More + people don’t get the rebate, you are right. They said the $50 rebate is ONLY for all of you upgrading. :(

    Sidenote: The store was abuzz with energy because of the excitement over the Vibrant launch.

  • Sanger

    loyalty department let me switch from em+ to em plan and got the phone for $150 with free expedited shipping. it would have been nice if they allowed me to switch when they had the free phone day, but i feel like i got a pretty good deal so no real complaints

  • DonJuan

    CS offered $150 and 1yr contract. Decent offer but what has everyone else been offered for the vibrant, thinking the costco offer is better

  • stephan brubaker

    I ordered mine through costco. Got it for $99 upgrade so $106 but I got next day air so $131 total

  • DonJuan

    Stephan was that a 2yr contract?

  • treydaddy

    I bought the vibrant and put a case on it. Nice hold to it with the case. I had my wife take a picture of me with her iphone4 and it totally overexposed me. My picture of her in night mode was dark yes, but came out pretty good. Now I could sit here and tell you this phone is tons better than any phone out there but what I will say is that for me, THIS PHONE IS GREAT. I don’t know about any other phones, so don’t jump down my throat about Evos or droids or whatever, but I love it. So let me enjoy your phone just like my wife loves her iphone4. I aint mad at ya.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Bonus Tip: Why bother with MobiTV, I say. Go to Android Market and search Download the free app and install it.

    TV.Com for Android is owned by CBS Broadcasting. For FREE you get TV clips and other video on your Android phone!

    You can be watching free TV in one minute.

    It’s not live TV, but there’s some cool stuff you can watch on you beautiful new Vibrant (obviously 3G is required).

    The lineup:

    CBS Entertainment (Soaps, CSI:NY full episodes,

    CW network (Vampire Diaries – Scenes)

    Showtime (preview clips)

    CBS News (clips, stories)

    CBS Sports


    Classic TV (Full episodes Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Melrose Place)

    ET (Story clips)

    Game Spot (reviews of games)

    Web Shows (Dorm Life, etc.

    Chow (Cooking tips)

    • Deaconclgi

      I couldn’t find TV.Com on my Android 2.2 Market. Is it only for Android 1.1? I am using a N900. I am very interested in TV.Com. We canceled MobiTv for my wifes HD2 so I am open to all options.

      Thank you.

      • Deaconclgi

        I meant to type Android 2.1.

  • William Bourlier

    I called loyalty department threatening to cancel because I have three lines no contract and said ATT has cheaper data plans and why should I pay $199 for something that has missing features of the evo and the iphone almost identical specs. They offered me the phone for $99 after they gave me an instant $100 rebate and $50 mail in-rebate and got the data plan for $20, but the thing that kills me is the tax I paid because I live in California $48 :( I can not wait for this phone played around with it in the store and love it.

  • bakalao

    The people who did the upgrade thru Costco, how many months did you have left on your contract? I’m 12 months thru a 2-year commitment and T-mobile’s Loyalty department said the best price they can give me is $279.

  • Chris





    • David

      Chris, this isn’t really the kind of setting for you to receive “legal” advice regarding this matter. Its an internal issue. Please don’t post it on every blog post otherwise I’m deleting it.

      • Chris

        Sorry David i posted it on the first 4 blogs and since tmw was my last day i was looking for a quick ans. Its not that im worried about legal action im just pretty sure im right and wanted verification since i know there are other mytouch champions on here.

      • Chris

        And ive been getting the run around from every dept. I could care less about the phone since the vibrant is on its way but its the principle of the matter because there are employees that have not had to give their phones up and were terminated while i put in a full two weeks.

  • Deaconclgi

    The Vibrant shows in my MyTmobile account for $164.99 on a 2 year contract. Anyone else see the Vibrant for less than $199?

    • I got mine for $164.99 online with 4 mos. left on a 2 yr. contract. In the store they said I’d have to pay $282 for it. I’m hearing the $165 was a pricing error, though.

      • Deaconclgi

        Fantastic! Congratulations!

  • Akeel

    finally ! a dream come true….

  • phillip

    i hope i can get it….

  • cnote

    ondered mine online at T-mo yesterday and it’s out for delivery today…hurry up UPS…

  • MHT

    Thank you I just ordered mine @ for $99.99,Free Shipping,Free Accessory bundle,free activation and a competitive monthly plan.{I was eligible for an upgrade having been with T-Mobile since July 2008.I can’t wait.

  • MHT

    When on the site Call their customer service line to help guide you thru the whole process.They are really,really helpful.

  • bakalao

    I called Customer Loyalty back (after 3 unsuccessful attempts to get a good deal) and I was offered the same $279 price for the phone with a $100 credit if I keep the phone for 14 days. The upgrade fee was waived and I had to pay taxes based on the $279 price. I chose the 5-6 day shipping which cost $4.99. The total for everything was around $212. I’m 12 months into the contract BTW.

  • cnote

    UPS just came!!! This phone is amazing!!!!

  • Abdul

    Now there is a samsung G.S on every carrier the can do a speed test on T-Mobile Haspa+ and Sprint Wimax for the last time even if TMobile is going to win.

  • Mike74

    So If I order online from Costco can I still keep my Total Internet data plan (that I pay $20/mo now and will it work with android phone) and just pay $99+tax on the phone?

    Or will Tmobile force me to get the Android data plan for $30/mo after a few days of using my old data plan? I read somewhere that those that didn’t switch to the Android plan had their internet stop after a few days (when using the old data plan on an android phone) and informed them they must switch to Android plan?

    What is the opinion here?

  • gobulis

    this news is orgasmic!!!!

  • blake

    im going to threaten customer service the they will probably give this phone to me for a low price.

  • cankster

    all this good news is
    aking me hungry going to grab some chips lol

  • chellayh

    WTF????? My contract expired last month. Website says price without extension is $499 & price with 2-yr extension is $449??????? WHY would anyone commit to a 2-yr contract for a 10% price break???

    • james

      that’s probably a glitch on the site, mine showed the same and when I called CS they told me I had full upgrade on all my lines, picked mine up at the t-mobile corp store for 199.99 after rebate as well as one for my wife.

      • chellayh

        Unfortunately, the closest store is 2 hours away! I guess I’ll have to wait & drive when I have time, or order online!

  • Charles Xavier

    When is Tmobile getting a quality phone like the Nexus one? Samsung is terrible.

  • John G.

    Congratulations to all you new Vibrant owners!
    Mine won’t be here until Monday, but I did manage to get mine for free. That was the result of running into a few glitches during the Fathers Day sale while trying to upgrade my 2 lines through customer loyalty. I’m getting a MTS too. T-mobile’s been good to me. I know it’s been about 30 days, but it worked out in my favor. Enjoy those Vibrants!!

  • MHT

    In their praise of the Samsung Vibrant,the Washington Post was euphoric.I have ordered a Krusell 95462 Hector leather case.a Zagg Invisible shield Screen protector and have sent 3 Emails to Otterbox for suitable case protection.Thank you for a $99.99 price tag.The Samsung Vibrant Rocks!!

  • Just bought a Mythic for myself and will likely be receiving one particular for my wife quickly! It has just the correct mix of capabilities. just short of the total smartphone. I’m preserving an eye for the Captivate for any prospective future cellphone..
    .costs are way as well high when released. I’ve been in substantial tech for 20+ many years and in essence hack every little thing I personal to generate it greater laptops, GPS, auto navigation techniques, etc. and yes cell phones too. From the number of days I’ve owned the telephone I’ve currently set up Opera Mini, Bolt 2.1, freecaddie, Google Maps w/GPS functionality, deleted all locked useless apps following backing them up and absolutely modified the menu system to my exact needs with no all useless apps.

  • Yaniv C

    Got my vibrant on thursday and let me tel you…its amazing. Its so day its rediculous. I’ve had every android phone yet including the droid on verizon and I can readily tel you its the fastest. The screen is gorgeous. Words cannot justify how beautiful this let’sscreen is. Your finger just slides across it as if you were anolympic ice skate champ. Love it. And once froyo comes out, and apps are on sd card allowing for bigger file sizes, the gamin on this is gonna be sick. But I will miss having a track ball or at least a d pad. Otherwise its almost perfect.

  • michaeldrew

    I am not a Phone tech nor have I ever been. I purchased this phone and it will be arriving next week. I am currently still using my old Sony Erikson phone and I actually still have my phone b4 that which is the gold phone that weighs as much as my car. That is my preface to the following question that may dumb–but I just don’t know.
    Anyway, I have a subscription to MLB. My question is: can I view live games on the Vibrant or does MLB have to offer an app specifically designed for the Android family?

  • qberry

    I called costcos and they said they were selling it for 199 not 99

  • I baught one,and an UPS.
    amazing phone.I LIKE IT!!!!

  • Telyta


    i got this phone a month ago from walmart store where i work at. the phone only cost me 99 bucks plus tax was 108 with my two year up grade.(from a blackberry 8100) I still have my myfaves installed+300 min plan+android data plan+unlimited messaging. my bill really is supposed to be 85 bucks , but since i work at walmart i get 15% discount on my monthly bill until i leave or get fired from my job so my bill is somewhere around 70-75 bucks a month. (lovin it) i really love this phone its quick, easy, in with the modern world, and i have been accesorizing it with skins, cases, and covers, extra batteries, chargers, screen protectors from ebay. the only thing i have a problem with is when using this phone as much as i do the battery life drains like clock work so i always have to bring my charger when at work and my car charger when driving. hope this helps some people out. tootles

  • Mpocurullstein

    Have had mine for two months, already on my second. It’s awful. My husband’s as well and T-Mobile will not honor the fact that it’s defective.