written by: Mihir Shah•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/17/2011
The Samsung Galaxy S phones have hit the ground running internationally and in the United States. The Samsung Galaxy S carriers include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile--all the brand named carriers we have come to know and love.
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The Samsung Galaxy S device, an international sensation, is known for winning the European Smartphone of the Year at the European Imaging and Sound Sensation Awards (2010-2011). Running on the Android operating system, the Samsung Galaxy S has a 4 inch AMOLED display, HD video player, SoundAlive audio quality, etc. This is one of the more unique phones because the Samsung Galaxy S carriers have renamed the phones. In other words, for each carrier, the Samsung Galaxy S has a variant, or a different name. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S Verizon has been renamed in the United States as the "Samsung Fascinate", AT&T has the "Samsung Captivate", Sprint features the "Samsung Epic", and T-Mobile offers the "Samsung Vibrant".
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Samsung Galaxy S Variant: Verizon's Samsung Fascinate
Verizon features two Samsung Galaxy S variant phones: the Samsung Fascinate and Samsung Continuum. There are three basic options for the minutes plan for the Samsung Continuum and each option has the "Friends and Family," which allows users to call any five people on any network in America.
700 minutes-$69.99/month (two lines).
1400 minutes-$89.99/month (two lines).
2000 minutes-$99.99/month (two lines).
Unlimited MInutes-$119.99/month (two lines).
Data Rates for Individual and Family plans: $15/150 MB or $29.99 Unlimited Data Access.
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Samsung Galaxy S Variant for AT&T: Samsung Captivate
No Commitment Plan: $499.00 (phone without a contract)
Individual Minutes Plan:
Family Plan Minutes Plan:
$59.99/month-550 minutes (2 lines, $9.99 each additional line, maximum of three).
$69.99/month-700 minutes (2 lines, $9.99 each additional line, maximum of five).
$89.99/month-1400 minutes (2 lines, $9.99 each additional line, maximum of five).
$109.99/month-2100 minutes (2 lines, $9.99 each additional line, maximum of five).
$119.99/month-Unlimited (2 lines, $9.99 each additional line, maximum of five).
Data Options for Samsung Captivate Plan:
2GB DataPro with tethering-Unlisted for this phone.
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Samsung Galaxy S Variant for Sprint: Samsung Epic
Samsung Epic Minute/Data Plan:
Simply Everything Plan: $99.99 for Unlimited Everything-text, minutes, web surfing, etc.
Simply Everything Family Plan: $189.98/month (for two lines).
Everything Data Plan: $69.99/450 minutes including unlimited data usage and texts.
Everything Data Family Plan: $129.99/1500 minutes including unlimited data usage, texts, free any mobile to any mobile, unlimited after 7pm, etc.
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Samsung Galaxy S Variant for T-Mobile: Samsung Vibrant
The Samsung Galaxy S has already become a phenomenon in Europe, but it has also made its way to the United States. Each of the major players are Samsung Galaxy S carriers, which is an accomplishment in its own right. There is the Samsung Fascinate--an incarnation of the Samsung Galaxy S Verizon--the Samsung Captivate, Samsung Epic, and Samsung Vibrant. The Samsung Galaxy S is even offered in Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.