1. rangers28's Avatar
    Anyone in the NJ/NY area own an SGS3 and can comment on your experience with 3G only?

    I currently own a Motorola Photon 4G on Sprint, which i LOVE, but I can upgrade now and would love the SGS3. My only issue is that Sprint does not have LTE here yet, and I'm not sure if I will get the same enjoyment as I currently do with my MoPho.
    I use my MoPho all day, and use my WiMax 4G whenever I can get a signal. The new MoPho Q is a very disappointing followup to the original MoPho, and I haven't heard anything about a MoPho LTE.

    Any opinions on whether I should make the SGS3 upgrade and bite the bullet til LTE arrives here, or stick it out with my MoPho a little longer?

    Any input is appreciated!!
    09-03-2012 12:02 AM
  2. scheets973's Avatar
    I live in Newark NJ. I had the S3 and returned it because the 3G network was weak and slow.....It was for whatever reason especially bad on the s3. The EVO lte performed better overall. I will be holding onto my upgrade till we see some improvement.
    09-03-2012 12:34 AM
  3. mc_gusto's Avatar
    If you can't live without 4G speed wait til lte is launched. I have s3 and it's been mostly fine, but depends where in jersey you are. I had horrible signal and batt drain in Garden State plaza. But I'm fine in the city mostly.
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    09-03-2012 01:26 AM
  4. rangers28's Avatar
    Thanks for the input guys...I'm gonna go play with a store model phone and see how it goes...
    09-03-2012 12:02 PM
  5. Bkofman's Avatar
    3G seems ok to me, but it probably varies by location. You could get the phone and see for yourself. Sprint gives you 3 days to return it with no charge.
    09-03-2012 06:13 PM
  6. zeravla531's Avatar
    There are some towns where i get over 2mb down on 3G consistently, yet the very next towns over i get 50k. It varies dramatically from town to town.
    09-03-2012 09:33 PM
  7. rangers28's Avatar
    Okay, went to Best Buy yesterday and made the jump! This phone is so big and slick that I couldn't resist!

    Add to this the fact that I had the BB BuyBack program (which is now dead, unfortunately), which gave me $280 for my Photon, and it was a no-brainer. I price matched Radio Shack at $149 for the upgrade, so I walked out with my brand new S3 fo free, PLUS over $100 on a BB giftcard!! Woot!!

    So far I have ZERO complaints. No dropped calls, data speed seems okay (haven't speed tested it yet tho), and more importantly....no rebooting!!

    Can't wait for LTE, but I think I'll be happy in the meantime. Thanks for all your input everyone!!
    09-04-2012 11:07 AM