Recently revealed by Samsung, the Galaxy Precedent places as an intermediate mid-range device. But here’s the kicker, it has an off-contract price we haven’t really seen in a smartphone of this caliber – ever. For $150, the buyer faces no contract, no hidden fees, and can pay for a monthly Straight Talk plan.
For the $45 (30-day) Straight Talk Unlimited plan, subscribers will be confined to limitations from Straight Talk’s Terms and Conditions:
The Straight Talk Unlimited Plans MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following: (i) continuous mobile to mobile or mobile to landline voice calls; (ii) automated text or picture messaging to another mobile device or e-mail address; (iii) uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games; (iv) server devices or host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine-to-machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing; or (v) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections. This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited. A person engaged in prohibited uses may have his/her service terminated without notice or a refund.
As you can see, don’t expect to use your “unlimited” web browsing experience on Pandora or you may get caught by big brother; yet illegal tethering of your device on the Straight Talk network has been left out of the Terms and Conditions… who would have thought? Hardware specs of the Samsung Galaxy Precedent include an 800Mhz processor, 384MB of RAM, and a 2MP rear facing camera. Its 3.2″ display is quite small, but from the video demonstration the 320×480 resolution seems to suffice, especially for the $150 price tag. The Galaxy Precedent is not yet available, but expect to see it over at Walmart in due time.