I was at BJs in Wesbury, NY this morning and they had 3 VZW Note 2s for sale but nothing yet for display. The Note 2 was at $299 with no earphones/buds (not sure about SD card) and the S3 was $199. We need 2 phones and an IPad. I can save at least $500 going with AT&T thru Amazon $174.99 N2, $59.99 S3, $629 IPAD4 32Gig LTE and no upgrade fee $60 less (saving $125 + $140 +100 +60 + tax) That's this week and I can always return it all and go back to VZW for loyalty discounts which I can't get now. Crazy S3's & Note 2s (AT&T) are back ordered.
The phone is big. I was crazy to think it should have been wider. It felt great though, tapered nicely. It's all screen. I never saw it on but so far I'm impressed. I do want to see the screen quality before I buy it because I was never crazy about the screen on the S3. I loved the screen on the Note 1.