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is Samsung Sunburst a 3G phone?

by reelgood / March 22, 2010 12:52 PM PDT

AT&T's own website said (2) phones, both Samsungs, the Strive and the Sunburst would be available for sale on 3/21/10 IN THEIR STORE. After visiting 3 corporate stores in past 2 days and getting a lot of conflicting info from AT&T store reps regarding the Sunburst's availability, connectivity and pricing, I am really confused.
So, my 3 questions are:
1).Is Sunburst a 3G phone
2.)When/where is Sunburst available for purchase.(AT&T stores I visited did not have it).
3).How much will it cost assuming I am elgible for an upgrade.

Thanks a lot,

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Samsung Sunburst
by birdmantd Forum moderator / March 22, 2010 2:32 PM PDT
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It's because they lack UMTS in many, many areas
by Pepe7 / March 23, 2010 1:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Samsung Sunburst

Keep in mind they have acquired numerous other smaller providers' coverage areas which are far from being upgraded to UMTS/HSDPA, hence the need to offer a couple of somewhat 'flashy' touch screen phones, albeit still on pokey 'ol EDGE. The absolute *worst* part about such a low end device is that it requires a $20 messaging plan. Absolutely ridiculous IMNSHO ;(.

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by Pepe7 / March 23, 2010 3:37 AM PDT

Sorry, I forgot to get to what you were asking Wink

1) It's EDGE only unfortunately. [But a better question is, do you live in a reliable ATT 3G coverage area(?)]
2) Use the ATT site online if your local store doesn't have it. Login to your OLAM (online account manager) and follow the links to upgrade your device. Keep in mind it may not be available in all areas. Best Buy is another good place to find some ATT phones, along with Wally World.
3) This depends on where you live, current pricing (changes by the hour/day depending on supply/demand/model/etc.)

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by grett1294 / May 28, 2011 10:34 AM PDT

I have a sunburst and got it at walmart. It is only available as a GOphone as far as I know. It costs 100 dollars with no contract. It is not a 3g phone but I think it's a good phone if your just trying to get by til your upgrade is available.

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