I was just checking around the Net10 website today and noticed that the Samsung r355c for Net10 is available for sale NOW. I, of course, ordered one immediately so I can review it for this blog.
Here’s a screen shot showing the Samsung r355c available on the order page:
Keep in mind that you’ll need to enter a CDMA-only zip code if you want to order it from Net10. An example of a CDMA only ZIP is 54747. Click here to get to Net10′s order page, and enter zip 54747 to see this phone. (Using this ZIP to order will NOT affect how your phone functions in your own area, since Net10 uses the same hardware for all CDMA models, regardless of the local area.)
If you order from Net10, don’t forget to use promotional codes 44477 and 34567 for $5 and $3 off your order, respectively. You can use both for a total of $8 off. You could also try code 88121 for a free accessory kit, although I don’t think the accessories in that kit are compatible with this phone.
And, Net10 still has their usual free shipping offer for FedEx ground shipment. This method requires someone to sign for the package or pick it up at a FedEx station, so you may consider using UPS for $6.95 if you won’t be home at the time of delivery and want the package left on your doorstep.
I have not yet seen the r355c in any stores, but I haven’t looked in a few days either. I also have not heard reports on any forums I frequent reporting an in-store spotting of the Net10 Samsung r355c. If anyone happens to see this model, in a Net10 version, available for sale, please share it here. For now, though, it looks like it’s only available from Net10 directly.
I’ll be putting up a review early next week, as soon as the phone is delivered to me and I have some time to play around with it. I’m very excited to get this phone!