tmobile got the Note 2 this morning

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices & Gadgets' started by shortylickens, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Shortcut

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    Very impressed with the note 2 so far. Not laggy at all and the screen size is fantastic. My old iPhone 4 looks like a toy compared to this.
     
  2. preslove

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    You tried t-mobile's $30 service? Straight talk should probably still work, if the problem is that the phone is locked.
     
  3. Oyeve

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    I'm thinking about selling a few phones to get this one. Very interested in it.
     
  4. LucJoe

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    Pretty sure that was an early post. He got it working. The sim just wasn't seated properly or something.

    I'm using it on the $30 plan without a problem. They even activated the plan for me in a T-Mobile store, which apparently is rare.
     
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    I guess it depends on location. I went to 2 stores a week ago and they both said they would sell to me off contract.
    I just decided for my needs it would be better in the end to do the value plan contract. If need be I will just pay the etf's. I didn't want to hassle the work arounds for the $30 prepaid plan.
     
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    Oh, both stores I went to initially told me they could too. When I broke out my plastic is when they both backed out.
     
  10. Chiropteran

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    What is the difference between the $650 full price note 2 from t-mobile and this "factory unlocked" version on amazon?

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy...eywords=note+2

    Is there something about the t-mobile version that makes it "locked"? Could you use the t-mobile version other prepaid providers that use hspa+, or is it really locked in some way?
     
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    You'll have to compare the radios/frequency on the amazon version to see if it's compatible with tmobile's network.
     
  12. Chiropteran

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    I was aking from the other direction. The T-mobile site has the phone cheaper, so it would be the logic choice to buy from... I'm just wondering if the "factory unlocked" aspect of the amazon listing actually amounts to anything useful.
     
  13. Infrnl

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    Tmobile phone will only work on tmobile and att along with st. It will support lte supposedly.

    Amazon unlocked doesnt supoort lte and does not work with tmobile from what ive read. You would want a us unlocked version but I havent heard of one. Verizon model might be the best option but I do not know what bands it supports.
     
  14. golem

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    Tmobile will only work with Tmobile until you get it unlocked. Once you do, it will work on ATT frequencies but not on their LTE.

    Amazon unlocked will will on ATT and Tmo for voice, but only HSPA on ATT ( I don't think ATT have a HSPA+ network?) It will be edge on Tmo, unless you live in a city where Tmo has refarmed it bands to match ATT. I believe there are currently only 2 cities that have gone through this process, but there are parts of other cities that will have been refarmed. It's supposed to be fully done by the end of 2013.

    The Tmobile phone is supposed to have the hardwear to use LTE, it's just "turned off" somehow for now.
     
  15. Chiropteran

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    Googled and supposedly t-mobile will give you the code to unlock if you buy the phone outright. No reason to buy from amazon then, IMO.
     
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    How is reception on the note ii compared to other phones ?
     
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    What I dont understand about this is how exactly large the phone is. What do you use that screen size for? You need that large of a real-estate for basic media consumption? The stylus is nice, but you can get a stylus for any smartphone. How is it not awkward when holding it in your hand?

    I demo'd it at a store and I couldn't hold it (maybe im small)
     
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    Treat it like a small tablet. I ordered one and I don't plan on putting it up to my head to make calls. Will use headphones for that.
     
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    typing, pic editing, spreadsheets.
     
  20. dougp

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    You've held it in person, but you don't understand how exactly large the phone is? And, why else would you get a 5.5" screen - media consumption is good, as well is browsing and playing games. There's a reason why this phone style is called a phablet - a cross between a phone and a tablet.

    And about the stylus, but no, you cannot get a stylus like this for any device. The amount of reference points available are much higher since it was designed for the screen, compared to a generic capacitive stylus which is very bulbous and as accurate as your own finger.
     
  21. Chiropteran

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    I bought one today. Should arrive tomorrow. Pricey, and I don't *need* a new phone, but I'm calling it a treat to reward myself for switching from Verizon. Also this gives me a spare phone, so I can lend one to my fiancee to convince her that t-mobile service is fine.

    Besides, a $650 phone +$30/month service is still cheaper than a $199 subsidized phone and $100/month service after a mere 7 months.
     
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    Hope an extended battery comes out for the phone. I know it has a bigger battery then most phones but I want insanely stupid long battery life!
     
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    Like I said I been going almost two whole days, for a modern hi-end smartphone thats damn good.
    Only my moms Blackberry does better.
     
  24. Dice144

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    I have the ATT Note2 in route (hopefully). Would rather have days. Maybe someday
     
  25. dougp

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    My wife ordered mine for me today - the lowest she was able to get AT&T to was $274 and no activation fee (since we're Premier as well as that Premier Premium or whatever it is that's being trialed in Houston.)

    I'd expect an extended battery, as Seidio has one for the original Note as well. They're not far from my house, maybe I can convince them to sell me one on the cheap if I do a review. Hmm ...