06-29-2013 11:23 AM
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  1. AiR DEGETA's Avatar
    I plan on getting the Ativ S when it releases on Sprint, which would allow me to upgrade from my Arrive which I still kinda love. I had my Arrive for almost 2 years waiting for a new Windows Phone on the carrier, but am I the only the one that Sprint or Microsoft should offer some form of Discount for people upgrade their Arrive to the Ativ S or HTC Tiara. I know this might be outlandish but the idea I have was since the Ativ S is the high-end device it cost $199.99 have a discount for $100 off or the Tiara if it's $99.99 take $50 off. It's just a suggestion I know it mostly sounds like Nagging & probably won't happen I just wanted to know if anyone had this idea?
    04-28-2013 07:18 PM
  2. Honestabebread's Avatar
    If the S3 is only $100, the Ativ S had better be $100.
    04-28-2013 07:32 PM
  3. freestaterocker's Avatar
    If the S3 is only $100, the Ativ S had better be $100.
    Nah. Sprint will release it at $199 and then quickly abandon WP again because "it didn't sell".

    I pray I'm wrong.
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-28-2013 08:07 PM
  4. enthuz's Avatar
    I hope it isn't $199. It is not a new release, but just a new to Sprint release. Unless Samsung tweaks it more to update it for the U.S., then I could see it being $199 or more.
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    04-29-2013 01:25 PM
  5. AiR DEGETA's Avatar
    Knowing Sprint since its a high end phone it's most likely gonna be $199 or no less then $150
    04-29-2013 04:59 PM
  6. millercrew5's Avatar
    I agree that sprint will probably try to charge us $199 for an older type phone! I just wish they would hurry up and bring us something instead of stringing us along! Getting pissed and about to jump onto a HTC One. Never had a Windows device but I love my Xbox so hey why not give Microsoft a try in the phones!
    04-29-2013 06:57 PM
  7. AiR DEGETA's Avatar
    I agree it would be nice if we got a release date that narrows it down from "Summer release"
    04-29-2013 07:41 PM
  8. iknowsingh's Avatar
    As a former Sprint store rep as recently as of a month ago, there has been ZERO internal talk of Windows Phone. The public knows as much as the average store rep at this point in time.
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-29-2013 07:56 PM
  9. peacefulberry's Avatar
    As a former Sprint store rep as recently as of a month ago, there has been ZERO internal talk of Windows Phone. The public knows as much as the average store rep at this point in time.
    That is sad!
    04-29-2013 07:59 PM
  10. mlm1950's Avatar
    No, I don't think Sprint or Microsoft should give an additional discount for upgrading an Arrive.
    04-29-2013 09:38 PM
  11. Bruce Lofland's Avatar
    You can probably get $100 for your arrive thru Sprints buy back program.
    05-03-2013 11:35 PM
  12. iknowsingh's Avatar
    You can probably get $100 for your arrive thru Sprints buy back program.
    As of this post, Sprint Buyback will only net you $22 for the Arrive. It was $36 a month ago (last time I checked).

    http://www.sprintbuyback.com/

    xandros9 likes this.
    05-07-2013 05:31 PM
  13. Arachnicide's Avatar
    I just want them to announce the phone already. I am really on my last legs with my arrive. The speakers work half the time, the side rail is broke and super glued in 3 seperate spots. I will still use it to play games, but I am in serious need of a daily use phone. I am excited about the Ativ S (especially the fact that I have sprint 4g LTE in my area), though I wanted a fancy Nokia, the samsung looks good to me. As long as the phone gets upgrade support for the OS I am ok with samsung. With the Lumia 928 coming Thursday, everyday is going to be a chore until I get my Win 8 on sprint.
    AiR DEGETA likes this.
    05-14-2013 12:52 PM
  14. AiR DEGETA's Avatar
    I feel the same way it's time for an upgrade, it kinda stings to see all these other carriers get a New Windows Phone every month & still waiting at Sprint. I know this is wishful thinking but I hope the Sprint Ativ-S has the Galaxy S4 Specs. Probably not but that help & they really do need to announce the phone already.
    05-14-2013 08:07 PM
  15. enthuz's Avatar
    Yes, because the "Summer" is drawing near, my patience is wearing thin too for some more information from Sprint. As for the specs of the Sprint ATIV S, I was also wondering if Samsung would bring over some S4 specs since the last information release stated that the phones will NOT be last years' models. Therefore this should not be 100% identical to the other releases of the ATIV S. I would like it to take advantage of the Blue updates like higher resolution support for one.
    05-15-2013 10:20 AM
  16. AiR DEGETA's Avatar
    Yea the only thing I know about the specs is that the Sprint version would be LTE capable, the original release wasn't. So it would make sense to add a couple more things under the hood as well, but they could just be lazy and leave it as is. For the Record Samsung usually like to stay up to date on their hardware.
    05-16-2013 05:35 PM
  17. enthuz's Avatar
    Actually there are a few variants of the ATIV S already with one having LTE (non US standard LTE) and each having some minor differences in full specs. Come on Samsung...do something right for the US!!!
    AiR DEGETA likes this.
    05-16-2013 07:00 PM
  18. GoodDayToDie's Avatar
    My SGH-T899M model ATIV S gets LTE on T-Mobile US, and I believe would also get it on AT&T. It supports at least four different LTE bands, so I believe it covers most of the market...

    It's a GSM device though, with no support for CDMA2000. Even if you could get it to connect to Sprint's LTE network (which it may be capable of; if I see a Sprint LTE SIM card lying around I'll try it), it wouldn't be able to use their sub-LTE voice or data networks.
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    05-22-2013 01:18 PM
  19. dougandmegan's Avatar
    By the time this phone comes to Sprint, it will be a mid-range phone. It should not be an more than $100. If it is more then don't buy it.
    06-24-2013 03:28 PM
  20. xyronaut's Avatar
    There you go.....Ativ S Neo.
    06-27-2013 09:31 PM
  21. AiR DEGETA's Avatar
    Sprint FINALLY announced the Ativ Neo, even though I wished it was a little cheaper I'll be lying if I said I wasn't gonna get it anyway. But I am considering waiting a month after it comes to see if Sprint have a special sale for a holiday or back to school, etc. so maybe I can get it a little less & give time for some accessories come out for it just in case they make the body slightly different from the original Ativ.
    06-27-2013 11:05 PM
  22. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    I too am dissapointed. we could have had the htc 8x when verizion got it. but NO Sprint had to have a new phone! so we get the 8x dumbed down and at $100 to boot when you can get a 8x free elseware.

    The samsung at least has a larger screen but not worth $150. when one can get a Lumia 920 or 928 elseware for less.

    Sprint wonders why windows phone does not sell on there network. i can get a Note2 for $150 on amazon right now.
    06-28-2013 10:59 AM
  23. millercrew5's Avatar
    I switched to Verizon and got the Lumia 928 for thirty bucks!


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    06-28-2013 11:35 AM
  24. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    I don't understand the frustration. If you look purely at specs, the Ativ S is a high end WP8 device. You can't compare it to Android or Apple devices. Other than camera, the Ativ S beats pretty much every Nokia device available for specs, and every HTC device as well.

    So if you get the Ativ S Neo, you're getting a top tier WP8 phone. No, its not a Nokia device, but as someone who has owned plenty of Nokia Windows Phone devices, let me tell you - its not that special. None of their apps are THAT GOOD that would make me sacrifice a 4.8" screen, microSD support, and a removeable battery.
    06-28-2013 12:33 PM
  25. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    I don't understand the frustration. If you look purely at specs, the Ativ S is a high end WP8 device. You can't compare it to Android or Apple devices. Other than camera, the Ativ S beats pretty much every Nokia device available for specs, and every HTC device as well.

    So if you get the Ativ S Neo, you're getting a top tier WP8 phone. No, its not a Nokia device, but as someone who has owned plenty of Nokia Windows Phone devices, let me tell you - its not that special. None of their apps are THAT GOOD that would make me sacrifice a 4.8" screen, microSD support, and a removeable battery.
    I agree with you, but other than the 4.8" screen vs Lumia 4.5" screen the Samsung is much more expensive for same or less phone. The HTC 8xt should be free not $100.00 after 50 rebate.
    06-28-2013 01:36 PM
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