Samsung Galaxy Note II arrives at T-Mobile
0. phoneArena 24 Oct 2012, 05:55 posted on
If you are a T-Mobile subscriber waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note II to launch on your carrier of choice, then we bring both good and bad news. The good news is that the smartphone is now available for purchase online from the carrier's web site in either gray or white...
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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: 524; 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: 194; 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: 524; 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 $649 which is very reasonable for a high end smart device of this caliber and definitely cheaper than what my 32GB GS3 was.
14. Bernoulli (Posts: 2372; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
That is true man, look at my post lol i posted how the article was either posted by a magenta hater or someone who doesn't know their stuff, and you Dobby have to pay it all upfront man, you can do installment pays, like 20$ 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: 3398; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
It'll sell just fine. The S3 on T-Mobile is $80 more than the other carriers' versions & it is now the best selling phone of all-time on the carrier. Is there any word on the 32GB model? There's only one listing on the website & it's the 16GB.
9. davenycept (Posts: 198; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Don't ever buy a high end smartphone from Tmobile directly... Go to best buy or Walmart...you don't deal with that rebate nonsense..please spread the word Tmobile customers
13. Bernoulli (Posts: 2372; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Actually make sure you get it from a t-mobile corporate store, on a value plan that is, since it's only 249$ 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: 765; 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: 2372; 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: 3398; 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 :)