Samsung Galaxy S II Lands In The US For $100 On-Contract

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Don’t get that excited; it’s not what you think. While we wait for the Galaxy S II to arrive on the big national carriers in the States, a smaller regional network has beaten them all to the punch, and is already offering the smartphone for a hair under $100 on-contract.

Alaska’s GCI now has the Galaxy S II available on its 4G HSPA+ network. It had been looking like Sprint would be the first to offer the smartphone in the US, with a planned September 16 launch of the Epic 4G Touch, but not only has GCI won that race, its GS2 is $100 less than what Sprint’s will run.

This really has us thinking about all the noise AT&T has been making trying to justify its intended T-Mobile acquisition: how becoming bigger and better would mean more options and better service for its subscribers. GCI just demonstrated how that’s a load of bunk, bringing an eagerly-awaited smartphone to its own subscribers faster and cheaper than anyone else. Faced!

Source: GCI

Via: Engadget

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!