Samsung Galaxy Note II arrives at T-Mobile
However, the bad news is that T-Mobile has priced the Galaxy Note II at $370 with a qualifying plan and a two-year contract, which is $70 more than what AT&T and Sprint are asking for it. On top of that, a $50 mail-in rebate is included in the deal, meaning you will actually pay $420 at checkout, while the extra cash you paid will take a few more weeks to arrive in your mail box.
So what do you get for your money then? First of all, you'll be enjoying a giant Android 4.1 smartphone with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen. Doing all the heavy weightlifting is a quad-core Exynos 4412 chip running at 1.6GHz, while a 3,100mAh battery provides the juice to last you through the day. Not to be forgotten is the S Pen used for taking down notes and the occasional scribbling.
Anyone who wants the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II badly is free to visit the carrier's web page and place an order. The source link below will take you there.
source: T-Mobile via SlashGear
1. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
420 - Rebate is ridiculous with a 2 year contract.
2. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Also anyone make out the frequencies it has? This was taken from the site:
"850 MHz; 900 MHz; 1800 MHz; 1900 MHz; UMTS: Band I (2100);UMTS: Band IV (AWS);Band II (1900)"
I thought it was supposed to be future proof for their LTE network and why don't I see the usual 1700 for hspa? I don't see LTE listed at all...
4. Galen20K (Posts: 517; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
AWS LTE is in there but its Software locked and they don't list it so as not to confuse people.
6. Crossblade (Posts: 190; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)
The "UMTS: Band IV (AWS)" is the 1700/2100 MHz band used for UMTS/HSPA on T-Mobile
3. Galen20K (Posts: 517; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
Luckily for me I almost always buy my phones unsubsidized, I only like to take the discount once every 3 phones.(I usually get a new phone every 8 months) I believe T-Mobile is trying to tempt people off of Classic plans into the Value plans which have no Subsidization, as most of us know T-Mobile doesn't really care for the Subsidization model. If you look at the outright price its about $649 which is very reasonable for a high end smart device of this caliber and definitely cheaper than what my 32GB GS3 was.
14. Bernoulli (Posts: 1501; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
That is true man, look at my post lol i posted how the article was either posted by a magenta hater or someone who doesn't know their stuff, and you Dobby have to pay it all upfront man, you can do installment pays, like 20$ a month for 20 months and only 250$ upfront lol
17. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Finally, someone with an intelligent post. Considering what this phone can do (and, OMG Quad-Core, S-Pen, 5.5" RGB screen, etc), $649 is more than fair. Think about it, there are people lining up elsewhere just to buy a very very small phone from another manufacturer; it's half the size, with half the RAM and half the CPU power; the only new features that phone has is 'the headphone jack is on the bottom' and the headphones have been designed differently, now redesigned for "sensitive ears".
5. Scientist (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
Hate this rebate crap and wanna punch T mobile in the face for charging $70 extra compared to other carriers. Hope the price becomes more reasonable on upcoming holidays
7. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
Lol good luck selling that phone with that kind of price tag..
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2568; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
It'll sell just fine. The S3 on T-Mobile is $80 more than the other carriers' versions & it is now the best selling phone of all-time on the carrier. Is there any word on the 32GB model? There's only one listing on the website & it's the 16GB.
9. davenycept (Posts: 175; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Don't ever buy a high end smartphone from Tmobile directly... Go to best buy or Walmart...you don't deal with that rebate nonsense..please spread the word Tmobile customers
13. Bernoulli (Posts: 1501; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Actually make sure you get it from a t-mobile corporate store, on a value plan that is, since it's only 249$ on value plan, who is crazy enough to be on classic plan now days anyways?
18. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)
Wirefly has the Note 2 on sale for 279.00. I dont buy my phones from tmo directly. For some reason, their phone are always overpriced..
16. kanagadeepan (Posts: 715; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Hmm... Most likely, they hate giving subsidy...
11. spiceman (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Oct 2010)
I walked into my local T Mobile store 3 weeks ago and told them that I read on phone Arena that the Galaxy Note 2 is coming on October 24th I want to make a list with my name first. They called me 2 days ago and said I am first so I am going to pick up my phone today. They said that Samsung assured them that the T Mobile version will be better than the other 3 carriers. My galaxy s 2 from Sprint was way better than the T Mobile version of the galaxy s 2 so I know that different versions come out through different carriers even know they have the same name. The monthly charge through T Mobile is much less than sprint so I will save money in the long run I can't wait to pick up my new phone today. Thank you phone Arena for all of your information and hype
12. Bernoulli (Posts: 1501; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Wow this article was typed by either a magenta hater or someone who doesn't know their product prices, folks you can get the galaxy note 2 on t-mobile for 249 on a value plan, sure you pay the 20$ extra per month but at the same time your bill gets chopped off by around 20$ so it's just like being on classic, but in return you get a cheaper phone upfront.
15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2568; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Right on. The value plan is awesome. Also, if you want to get a new phone before your contract is up, you just have to pay the balance of your current one. No need to wait the entire 22 months for full upgrade pricing. I only wish I had discovered it sooner.
19. Exile SS (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)
My local store called me yesterday to tell me they had it in stock. I called a week ago asking if they could hold one for me until I got out of work. Today I'm going straight from work to the store to pick mine up :)