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Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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As the title says, I am curious what the best AT&T smartphone is as of today. I know the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the best on Verizon but not familiar with AT&T. The ONLY requirements are that it needs to have NFC, 4G, and plans to support Ice Cream Sandwich. There is no price range.

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I would recommend the Galaxy Note:

Samsung Galaxy Note (TM) Cell Phone - from AT&T

All of Samsung's Galaxy lines are IMO the best.

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I should have asked this in my original post but what would be your 2nd choice be just in case as a backup
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I just followed your link and I don't see anything about NFC. Is the Note near field communication(NFC) capable?
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No smartphones at AT&T use NFC.
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Be patient and wait for the HTC One X. It will have quad core processor and NFC.

HTC One X
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No smartphones at AT&T use NFC.
I believe you are incorrect. I was told that any nexus device besides the one is NFC. I just checked to see and the Samsung Nexus S, an AT&T phone, is NFC capable.

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Be patient and wait for the HTC One X. It will have quad core processor and NFC.

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Is there a project release date? If it is something like a month, I can wait but if it something like summer, I cannot. I also know how the releases of these phones go, they are always postponed.
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I believe you are incorrect. I was told that any nexus device besides the one is NFC. I just checked to see and the Samsung Nexus S, an AT&T phone, is NFC capable.

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I contacted AT&T's Live Chat Support yesterday for you and they told me that no current Smartphone uses NFC.
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Is there a project release date? If it is something like a month, I can wait but if it something like summer, I cannot. I also know how the releases of these phones go, they are always postponed.
Chances are you won't see it till Summer 2012.

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I contacted AT&T's Live Chat Support yesterday for you and they told me that no current Smartphone uses NFC.
Not to be harsh, but live chat representatives are hardly ever correct.

AT&T do have smartphones with NFC.
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Alright, I can put this to rest. I was able to speak with my company's sales rep who put me on line with his application developer. Long story short, the Samsung Galaxy Note and then Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket both have NFC capabilities but are not supported at the moment. Meaning if you were to root the phone, you could use the NFC. I didn't quite understand his explanation to why as he was mobile and kept breaking up. It was something along the lines of having an open vs. secure NFC and something with banking but the why isn't really important. He went on to say, its only a matter of time, a month or two that they will openly support NFC.

So in summary, if you want an NFC phone and need to purchase one today, March 3rd 2012, he recommended the Galaxy S II Skyrocket as his first choice and then the Galaxy Note as a backup. If you root the phone, NFC is all yours otherwise wait a month or so and it will be network supported.

Hope this helps someone in their searching.
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Not sure if AT&T, but developers have hacked Google Wallet to work on Verizon Galaxy Nexus' without root.

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