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Samsung Galaxy S3 equipped with 4G LTE now available through Virgin Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is now available on one of Sprint's subsidiary networks, Virgin Mobile USA. Curious to know more? Read on to find out!
June 12, 2013
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A few weeks ago, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would be arriving on two of Sprint’s two subsidiary networks, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, within the next month. Now, the LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy S3 is available on Virgin Mobile.

The device will run you $399.99 outright, or you can use PayPal’s Bill Me Later service to pay that amount at a later date, though, if the amount isn’t paid within six months, you’ll be charged interest starting from the purchase date.

It’s great to see the Galaxy S3 is headed to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile for two reasons. First of all, the two Sprint subsidiaries don’t have many premium smartphones, so Samsung 2012 flagship will be a great addition for those who are looking for something more powerful.

Secondly, having the device on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile lets Sprint still earn a little bit of profit off of last year’s toy. Since the Samsung Galaxy S4 has launched, going further, Galaxy S3 sales aren’t going to be breaking any records, so carriers will be putting a huge focus on the successor of the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S4. So while Sprint is focusing on the Galaxy S4, they are still earning a bit of profit off of the Galaxy S3 through its subsidiaries. It’s a win-win situation.

As a quick reminder, the Galaxy S3 has the same 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, a 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.9MP front-facing camera, and a 2100mAh battery. On the software side of things, it’s running Samsung’s custom TouchWiz UI atop Android 4.1.2.

Chances are that you’re pretty familiar with this device, but in the case that you’re not, be sure to check out our full review (video below)!

Do you plan on getting a Samsung Galaxy S3 through Virgin Mobile, or even Boost Mobile when it becomes available?