Leaked image reveals Samsung GALAXY Note II pricing for T-Mobile
0. phoneArena 21 Oct 2012, 22:49 posted on
A leaked image of a T-Mobile document reveals that the carrier plans to continue with the Samsung GALAXY Note II what it did with the Samsung Galaxy S III which means pricing the device $80 above the competition's price...
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1. FoxDavis (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
T-mobile sucks! Are you kidding, no wonder why they are the last of the carriers.
2. cmikeh2 (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 May 2012)
If you've seen anything T-Mobile has done recently it has been to decrease the effect of the subsidies on their bottom line. From the huge promotion of their Value plans to the higher prices for traditional plans to the CFO saying he thinks that subsidies hurt the industry, T-Mobile wants out of subsidies. My guess is the reason why T-Mobile is yet to get the iPhone is they don't want to take the massive hit on the subsidy.
12. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Without subs, tmo will be done for in an instant! Why do credit cards exist? Why do loans or in that matter banks exist? Why don't people just go out there and buy things with cash? Be serious, these phones ain't cheap. If the CFO believes in doing away with subsidies, go ahead, try it. I dare him. And I dare you to buy to have a family plan with five lines. Lets see tmo has no subsidy. I'm going to add my daughter and 3 sons on my line. Ok each GS3 costs $600. $600x5=$3000. Good luck!
3. MeoCao (unregistered)
after j butterfly, note 2 looks not so attractive anymore.
4. johnny9000 (Posts: 49; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
At least the Note 2 has a solid release time frame in the U.S. Who knows when, if ever, that phone will come out in the U.S. If it does, it probably won't be before 2013, and by then the Galaxy S IV will be looming on the horizon.
5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I know what you mean and with the HTC DLX (J Butterfly brother) being leaked little by little I'm starting to have doubts. I can bet that Verizon will have the Note 2 at a starting price of $299 but if the DLX is $199 I'm going for that. But if the price is the same I'm leaning toward the Note 2 just for the S-Pen, removable battery and SD card. But then again the DLX battery is bigger (2500mah) vs the J butterfly. Damn it!!!
7. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
@MeoCao..I can't help but laugh at your explanation here. Samsung is the leader in this arena. They are not playing catch up like Htc. Samsung has always pushed the boundaries of technology creating new offerings for it's customers. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 makes the bug infested Htc Droid Incredible X look useless. By the time Verizon load up that useless device with there disabling bloatware this phone will DEAD ON ARRIVAL. Trust me what the Galaxy Note 2 is and will become I can only laugh at you. Battery like on your 1080p 5inch smartphone will be dreadful like all Htc devices. Don't hate Samsung join Samsung in it's overall quest to rule android.
15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You crack me up, Richard. I love your enthusiasm.
18. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
I just try to keep it real based on my own experiences. I guess we all experience different things.
14. AnnDroid (Posts: 53; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
The Butterfly's resolution is 1920 x 1080, 440 ppi. Impressive. Until you look at the 2020 mAh non removeable battery. I love HTC, but that battery won't last long. Don't ever wander far from a power outlet.
Note 2 owners are reporting over 18 hours on a charge with heavy usage. Yum! 3 more days and the Note 2 is mine!!
6. Tmobilesucksbigballs2829 (unregistered)
T-mobile has crazy amounts for phone's thier problem is that many people in the past have open a contract and get a phone that cost $599.999 to $699.99 get for $199.99 sell it for $500 to 600 dollars and never pay on thier contract and all they get is bad credit but walk out with more then $199.99 i guess t-mobile tired of getting burn on cellphones thier for they are raiseing the cost of cellphones so if a person desides to burn them they lose less money but that sucks for people that pay on time and want to stay with the company for the full two years. and i wonder do they really give you the mail rebate back are is just for show to make you feel like you paying less in long run your paying more?
8. jewilliams500 (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
All right, doods! I acftually work for T-Mobile and I'm not trolling or anything...just wanna shed a lil light on T-Mobile's plan...so, here's tha thing...pay $70-80 more for tha phone one time and pay $40-100 throughout your contract for tha next two years or pay $70-80 less for that same device on At&t and Verizon and pay $40-100 more over 2 years...which one would you honestly choose? Think about it...I mean, so what if you feel as if the network isn't as strong...times are hard so anything you can save will help...instead of branding the IPhone, T-Mobile decided to offer service to it both contract and no contact plans to take the business from rivals...u can put a $50 unlimited pre paid plan on any unlocked gsm phone and be good...especially since all unlocked phones will soon work on 3g/4g...just be real with me, one time, here...
9. jewilliams500 (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
That fourth line should have read $40-100 less, guys...my mistake
10. jewilliams500 (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
I'm sorry, third line should have read $40-100 less
11. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
T-mobile's sky high pricing is making it more and more irrelevant. Not only does it have the worst phone selection of any carrier, it also has the highest handset prices, on models that aren't even "true" 4G, no LTE network to speak of, and data and voice plans that aren't exactly the cheapest around. If you are gonna pay so much upfront, might as well pay the rest and buy the phone unlocked and use a cheaper regional carrier.
17. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
You are clearly an uneducated individual. Grow up Peter Pan and go learn some things before you come back to this site. Have a marvelous day pumpkin.
20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you couldnt be more irrelevant and off base if you tried.
Speed test after speed test proves its nearly as fast as VZW LTE. And the coverage for 4G is just as wide. Hell, VZW FINALLY caught up to TMOBILE in 4g coverage recently.
They have the highest handset prices because You can pay $80 a month for TRUE UNLIMITED EVERYTHING with no hidden fees. You cant even get 5 gigs on VZW for $130.
With lower cost comes a higher cost somewhere. But hey, Id rather spend the extra $$ on the phone, and save THOUSANDS over the course of the contract. Funny thing is that high end LTE phones on VZW have been costing $299 for YEARS now. . your paying for it up front, and in the end.
good luck with that.
28. jewilliams500 (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
So, T-Mobile is more expensive than Sprint, At&t and Verizon? If you bring your own phone to T-mobile then that makes your service even more cheaper on tha Value Plan
13. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)
That's why wirefly exists. They have the SG3 for less than $200. I'll be waiting for them to carry it..
21. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
seriously. Who had delusions of the Note NOT being the most expensive phone on the line up? What are you people SMOKING!? lol
Look at the features and specs compared to the American SGS3... The note BLOWS it out of the water in every aspect.
Quit crying. You want the lamborghini, your gonna pay for the lamborghini.