Selling the Galaxy S3 Mini?
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I know this has been asked before, such as here ( https://help.ting.com/entries/23601702-When-the-list-says-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-does-it-also-refer-to-the-mini-) and noted here ( https://ting.com/blog/device-update-samsung-galaxy-s4-and-s3-mini-htc-one-and-lte-data-devices-inbound/), but where is the Galaxy S3 Mini? I would have hoped that it would have remained on the purchase page longer than the Galaxy S2, but I am not seeing it anywhere. The Galaxy S4 Mini is being brought into the UK shortly ( http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/26/samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-gets-july-1st-release-date-at-phones-4u/) and I am hoping that this will also be featured from Ting provided it gets released in the United States in the future.

Any news on this particular model? I am seeing it for sale on Amazon, so it certainly is an active model and a popular one at that.

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  • This device update said they expected to have the S3 Mini around the time of the S4.  That was in March, and I haven't seen an update about that model since then.

    https://ting.com/blog/device-update-samsung-galaxy-s4-and-s3-mini-htc-one-and-lte-data-devices-inbound/

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  • Oh, whoops.  I just noticed that's one of the links you already had in there.  Nevermind.

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  • I too have been wondering about the S3 and S4 mini's  Any kind of info good or bad from Ting would be greatly appreciated.

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  • I'm interested in the S4 mini myself, though not if it's priced as high as it is in the UK (costs as much as an S3 there, more or less). 

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  • We initially believed that the S3 Mini would be available for us to release around the same time as the S4. Obviously that ended up not happening, despite our best intentions. Right now that's all the info I have, but if we're able to release it down the road we'll be sure to let you all know, most likely on our blog.

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  • Andrew, I am about to switch over to Ting, but I not a current Smartphone user.   I want the Galaxy mini - still deciding S3 or S4 - but my question is if you think the Galaxy mini entry will be long-term or should I wait a few more months?  I really want to transition to a Smartphone soon.

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  • Hi Stephanie,

    We still have no idea if/when it would be coming to Ting, so we can't guarantee anything. We definitely cannot take either of those models onto Ting from Sprint. Sorry :(

    Keep an eye on our blog for updates!

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  • OK, thank you for the reply, Katie.

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  • My wife is also waiting for this device to come to Ting before she switches.

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  • So, what's the story with the GS iII mini? I checked the blog and didn't see anything on it. Will it ever be available with Ting?

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  • I am sure Ting is very selective on what phones they sell. They do not want to get stuck with devices they cannot sell.

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  • Hey Dan. We still don't have an official word on supporting that phone yet, so it shouldn't happen in a near future. That's not to say it won't ever happen, though. If we ever support it, we'll announce it through our blog, sell through our shop and update our BYOD list.

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  • Just to clarify, just because Ting chooses to sell a particular phone does not mean it can be BYOD.

    There are some (usually newer) phones sold by Ting that are blocked from BYOD.

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