U.S. Cellular's Samsung GALAXY Note II pre-order page is up; device is $299.99 with a 2-year pact

U.S. Cellular's Samsung GALAXY Note II pre-order page is up; device is $299.99 with a 2-year pact
Just as with its launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III, regional carrier U.S. Cellular is playing in the sand box with the big boys as it starts accepting pre-orders of the Samsung GALAXY Note II. The son of phablet will cost you $299.99 with your John Hancock on a two-year contract. The unit, with its 5.5 inch screen, will ship sometime at the end of next month. The carrier is accepting pre-orders from its web site only.

Because there is a reference to instant savings for those who pre-order, those who wait to buy the device at U.S. Cellular stores might end up paying $100 more which they will get back in the form of a rebate. The carrier did the same thing with the Samsung Galaxy S III, charging $299.99 on contract for the 16GB model, and then returning that $100 in the form of a gift card. It would appear that those who reserve the phablet online will not be asked to lay out that extra $100.

The carrier says it will charge your credit card 72 hours after your order, giving you three days to act on your buyer's remorse. Both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II have been offered to the same carriers for each model's stateside launch. Those operators are Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, and we wouldn't be surprised to see this pattern continue for future high-end Samsung releases.

source: U.S.Cellular via AndroidCentral

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Good for you guys that you have got a chance to buy this beast...!!!

2. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

U.S. Cellular FTW. Only other carrier I would go with if I lived in their Markets.

3. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

US Cellular is a great company. I live in Chicago/Champaign and i had a great experience with them.

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

they are pretty pricey though.

4. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

With US Cellular making News like this, it wont be long before the other carriers follow suit about the pricing for this phone. Im hoping for $199 or $249 for the AT&T 16GB model (2yr contract)

6. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I wonder when this will be release on Sprint?, and in what colors?.

7. papss unregistered

Wow that is pretty steep for my blood. They should make it more premium looking at that price. Can't argue with those beastly specs though

8. e.wvu unregistered

I am tempting to make the switch to U.S Cellular from Sprint to get this phone. U.S Cellular states that it will have 4G LTE coverage in my area by the end of this year and I highly doubt I'll get 4G LTE from Sprint anytime soon, as we have very spotty 3G and not 4G WiMax.

9. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

US cellular is swimming in debt, and it's nice to see that in the last 6 months they've picked up some new phones, but they are still just a poopy regional carrier that will get bought out by some larger cdma carrier like sprint or verizon.

10. papss unregistered

Sprint is spending the little bit of money they have on LTE coverage so I doubt they would buy them

12. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

They aren't going anywhere. U.S Cellular is a great regional carrier. If you live in Iowa this is the carrier you should go with. They have better coverage than Verizon or any other carrier in that state and 4G LTE.

11. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Sucks im gonna have to pay full price for one of these beauties, but selling my Note 1 will help a bit

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