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  1. zmagrini's Avatar
    I am buying off contract and Best Buy seems to have a much higher no-contract price than AT&T and other carrier stores. Just look at Sprint's version. $499 at Sprint and $699 at Best Buy. The Infuse for AT&T is $449 at AT&T and $599 at Best Buy.

    I know Best Buy does price matching as well, I just dont want to go through the hassle. Does anyone know if I can just do an early upgrade for 200 and then get the phone on contract for 200 and save $150? Id only be paying 400 instead of 550. Worth a shot if it could work.
    09-27-2011 12:06 PM
  2. Siroc's Avatar
    when the phone comes in you have 72hrs to pick it up or they will sell it
    If I'm not in Bestbuy 72 minutes after the store opens, I was probably in a car accident. 4 months with a Samsung GoPhone will make me pick up a new phone that quickly.
    Trip64 likes this.
    09-27-2011 01:54 PM
  3. mpazevedo's Avatar
    I am buying off contract and Best Buy seems to have a much higher no-contract price than AT&T and other carrier stores. Just look at Sprint's version. $499 at Sprint and $699 at Best Buy. The Infuse for AT&T is $449 at AT&T and $599 at Best Buy.

    I know Best Buy does price matching as well, I just dont want to go through the hassle. Does anyone know if I can just do an early upgrade for 200 and then get the phone on contract for 200 and save $150? Id only be paying 400 instead of 550. Worth a shot if it could work.
    According to the AT&T forum, they are saying it is $250 plus the $200 standard upgrade, so $450. If you can get it for $400 then yes it a good deal.

    Early Upgrade - AT&T Community Support
    09-27-2011 02:13 PM
  4. mtucker's Avatar
    The wife thinks I am nuts for obsessing over a phone so much. This will be my first Android OS so it is double excitement for me (coming from an iPhone 4). How obsessed? I installed the Android SDK on my PC so I could use the emulator and get familiar with the O.S. I have been running some apps in the emulator to try them out.

    I have a zip-loc bag full of goodies that I have been buying for Sunday.
    32GB uSD card loaded up with media (check)
    MHL USB/HDMI adapter (check)
    uSIM to SIM card adapter (check)
    various lengths of uUSB cables (check)
    USB on-the-go cable (check)
    10,000 + songs uploaded to Google Music Beta (check)
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    09-27-2011 06:06 PM
  5. bake's Avatar
    Haha, nice man. I'd say you're about set!
    09-27-2011 06:53 PM
  6. Broheemster's Avatar
    The wife thinks I am nuts for obsessing over a phone so much. This will be my first Android OS so it is double excitement for me (coming from an iPhone 4). How obsessed? I installed the Android SDK on my PC so I could use the emulator and get familiar with the O.S. I have been running some apps in the emulator to try them out.

    I have a zip-loc bag full of goodies that I have been buying for Sunday.
    32GB uSD card loaded up with media (check)
    MHL USB/HDMI adapter (check)
    uSIM to SIM card adapter (check)
    various lengths of uUSB cables (check)
    USB on-the-go cable (check)
    10,000 + songs uploaded to Google Music Beta (check)
    Haha, man you are ready to go! This is how I was when I got my Evo 4g as my first android phone last year. I almost knew my way around the phone without never even touching it from watching so many YouTube videos. Anyhow, since you went all out with accessories I noticed you were missing bluetooth mouse and keyboard. Here is a video that shows how they take extra advantage of your MHL adapter


    Also since you used the emulator to prepare yourself for android features and functions, here's a video that shows tricks for doing things specifically for this phone that most of the reviewers don't mention.


    And last but not least one of the coolest features on this phone that is rarely mentioned...Wifi direct. It let's you download files, video and music from one device to another wirelessly and without a router...so using just the phones and nothing else. And it does this with very fast speeds because of the nature of the wifi direct technology.


    Hope this was helpful to anybody that didn't know and sorry if this only makes your week go longer
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    09-27-2011 07:12 PM
  7. mtucker's Avatar
    Haha, man you are ready to go! This is how I was when I got my Evo 4g as my first android phone last year. I almost knew my way around the phone without never even touching it from watching so many YouTube videos. ..................
    Thanks for the videos. I have watched the 2nd video a few times (good stuff in there). I am not sure if I will get a BT mouse or keyboard, but at least that option is there if I want to. Yep, I have scoured Youtube and the web for everything Galaxy S2 and Android. I have only been watching the S2 for about six weeks. I can only imagine the pain of people that have been waiting for it since it hit Europe.

    Here is a good review of the ATT S2 that I found this morning.
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    09-27-2011 08:03 PM
  8. mhopii's Avatar
    Not to make the wait any worse but we (att) have received our stock of the GSII. I have included pics comparing the size to my Sammy Infuse. Let me tell you, the size is perfect! My Infuse is too big and the GSII feels great in my hand*.

    The one in the picture is actually mine but I have only been able to use it for a couple of hours because of how busy my day has been. The first thing I noticed is that the dual core makes the OS extremely snappy! The screen is gorgeous as expected and my battery is still alive and kicking which is a great sign since i havent charged it at all.

    I will post more as i use it more but Im sure you guys know what to expect by now. Sunday is only a few days away!

    *Thats what she said
    Sry couldnt help it
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    09-27-2011 09:36 PM
  9. Statusnone's Avatar
    I called up my local AT&T store. The dude said that they will not be doing pre orders, but (and I quote) he's been "getting calls about it, but not nearly the influx that they get when a new iPhone is about to come out." Which he basically made clear that if I show up at 11:00am on Sunday I'm almost guaranteed to get a phone.

    Question now is do I fork the $50 over at Best Buy to have my name on a list so that if AT&T runs short, I have a second place to go? Or just show up at 10:00am on Sunday and start a line

    Decisions, decisions. I really don't think us Sunday goers will be walking out empty handed. The guy at my AT&T store seemed pretty confident in what he was saying.
    09-27-2011 09:37 PM
  10. bake's Avatar
    Not to make the wait any worse but we (att) have received our stock of the GSII. I have included pics comparing the size to my Sammy Infuse. Let me tell you, the size is perfect! My Infuse is too big and the GSII feels great in my hand*.

    The one in the picture is actually mine but I have only been able to use it for a couple of hours because of how busy my day has been. The first thing I noticed is that the dual core makes the OS extremely snappy! The screen is gorgeous as expected and my battery is still alive and kicking which is a great sign since i havent charged it at all.

    I will post more as i use it more but Im sure you guys know what to expect by now. Sunday is only a few days away!

    *Thats what she said
    Sry couldnt help it
    Give us a review of what you think!
    09-27-2011 09:51 PM
  11. Emcee's Avatar
    Not to make the wait any worse but we (att) have received our stock of the GSII. I have included pics comparing the size to my Sammy Infuse. Let me tell you, the size is perfect! My Infuse is too big and the GSII feels great in my hand*.

    The one in the picture is actually mine but I have only been able to use it for a couple of hours because of how busy my day has been. The first thing I noticed is that the dual core makes the OS extremely snappy! The screen is gorgeous as expected and my battery is still alive and kicking which is a great sign since i havent charged it at all.

    I will post more as i use it more but Im sure you guys know what to expect by now. Sunday is only a few days away!

    *Thats what she said
    Sry couldnt help it
    How many did you get, and how big of a store are you?
    09-27-2011 10:12 PM
  12. verks's Avatar
    Not to make the wait any worse but we (att) have received our stock of the GSII. I have included pics comparing the size to my Sammy Infuse. Let me tell you, the size is perfect! My Infuse is too big and the GSII feels great in my hand*.

    The one in the picture is actually mine but I have only been able to use it for a couple of hours because of how busy my day has been. The first thing I noticed is that the dual core makes the OS extremely snappy! The screen is gorgeous as expected and my battery is still alive and kicking which is a great sign since i havent charged it at all.

    I will post more as i use it more but Im sure you guys know what to expect by now. Sunday is only a few days away!

    *Thats what she said
    Sry couldnt help it
    Did you buy today? We couldn't.
    09-27-2011 10:24 PM
  13. Broheemster's Avatar
    I have only been watching the S2 for about six weeks. I can only imagine the pain of people that have been waiting for it since it hit Europe.
    Well you're pretty lucky because I've been following this phone since last December before it was viewed by the public :/ I think back then there was still rumors that it was like 2ghz lol. I've gone through all the phases like 3 times and have just become excited this past weekend since last May.
    09-27-2011 10:33 PM
  14. mhopii's Avatar
    How many did you get, and how big of a store are you?
    Dont know how many we got. Not all the boxes were open before I got off. Its early in the week so we will probably get at least one more shipment of them before the week. I will try to update you Thurs because we normally dont get shipments fri.

    Im pretty sure we wont run out of these immediately. Just show up at open and you will be fine. People in the US are too iPhone crazy for the GSII to generate a huge line before open
    09-27-2011 11:30 PM
  15. mhopii's Avatar
    Did you buy today? We couldn't.
    I didnt have to buy mine. Its a rotation device for my COU line. Our manager lets us use them early so we can get some hands on before launch
    09-27-2011 11:37 PM
  16. planoman's Avatar
    I didnt have to buy mine. Its a rotation device for my COU line. Our manager lets us use them early so we can get some hands on before launch
    DId you see any cases yet? ATT usually has a least one case for the launch of a phone.
    09-28-2011 06:00 AM
  17. exarkun's Avatar
    I seriously don't want to do an ounce more of waiting. At the same time I'm also feeling like this devices release was too late? I'm kinda thinking I'm going to buy this and I really want to buy this and regret it when I see the Nexus Prime 1month later.........
    Same here. I've waited this many months already, why not wait a couple more weeks to see the Nexus Prime info. Getting ICS would definitely be worth it...
    09-28-2011 08:50 AM
  18. travis442's Avatar
    Same here. I've waited this many months already, why not wait a couple more weeks to see the Nexus Prime info. Getting ICS would definitely be worth it...
    Well if the Nexus Prime release resembles the Galaxy S2 release in any way, shape or form it will be announced next month and then released sometime next August.
    09-28-2011 08:53 AM
  19. MCory's Avatar
    I have a zip-loc bag full of goodies that I have been buying for Sunday.
    32GB uSD card loaded up with media (check)
    MHL USB/HDMI adapter (check)
    uSIM to SIM card adapter (check)
    various lengths of uUSB cables (check)
    USB on-the-go cable (check)
    10,000 + songs uploaded to Google Music Beta (check)

    Also need to get your contacts and calendar info copied from your iPhone into Google Calendar/Contacts.
    09-28-2011 02:31 PM
  20. jmonte345's Avatar
    Also need to get your contacts and calendar info copied from your iPhone into Google Calendar/Contacts.
    The iPhone syncs with Google contacts and calendar so it should be quite easy.
    09-28-2011 02:41 PM
  21. Statusnone's Avatar
    The iPhone syncs with Google contacts and calendar so it should be quite easy.
    Why is it when I try and Sync with Google it doesn't do jack?
    09-28-2011 04:50 PM
  22. jmonte345's Avatar
    Why is it when I try and Sync with Google it doesn't do jack?
    Not sure. Did you follow these instructions.

    Setting up Google Sync with your iOS device : Mail, Calendar, & Contacts - Google Mobile Help
    09-28-2011 04:55 PM
  23. Statusnone's Avatar
    Yeah, it syncs the contacts I have on my gmail account with my phone, but the contacts I have on my iPhone don't go to Google.
    09-28-2011 05:14 PM
  24. ChrisM47's Avatar
    After stopping by BestBuy today playing with Sprints version I really wish AT&T had a 4.5Inch version as well It's so nice. :P I guess I see why they didn't seeing that they have the Infuse.

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I can't wait I was like telling the guy at BestBuy to find me one NOW!!! :P
    09-28-2011 05:50 PM
  25. Statusnone's Avatar
    After stopping by BestBuy today playing with Sprints version I really wish AT&T had a 4.5Inch version as well It's so nice. :P I guess I see why they didn't seeing that they have the Infuse.

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I can't wait I was like telling the guy at BestBuy to find me one NOW!!! :P
    Since today is more than half over....

    ONLY 4 MORE DAYS!
    09-28-2011 05:54 PM
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