Two Verizon Samsung devices appeared at FCC recently, indicating that a market launch is approaching. The first of these devices is the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini, which has also already passed through Bluetooth certification, leading us to believe that a launch, along with the AT&T and Sprint versions, will come very soon.
The second I saw this story on the XDA thread, I envisioned many Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III users giving Verizon the proverbial middle finger. This locked bootloader issue with Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III has certainly made a full circle.
I'm on the Verizon network in the States, and will be traveling to Seoul, Korea next month for 3 weeks. I have an unlocked smart phone, & I was looking into buying or renting a local SIM card when I got to Korea. Or, using an International plan from Verizon... Verizon offered its. 'Global Plan', which costs $4.99 to set up, plus $25 for initial 100 MB data.
Yesterday a report came out indicating Samsung might release the Galaxy S 5 in South Korea a little early because of a government ban for the carriers in the region. However, JK Shin says no such deal has been made with SK Telecom.
What’s most interesting about this is that supposedly SK Telecom, the regions largest carrier, was ready to announce the early launch.
We previously mentioned that you should expect the official launch of Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III to be on July 10th. Verizon has now made that official with their press release. Pricing is at $199.99 for the 16GB version, and $249.99 for the 32GB model.