I must be looking in the wrong place then. On AT&T's site for the Note I only saw three prices associated to length of contract, the lowest prices going to a 2 year commitment while the highest price $599 going to a month to month plan. (Samsung Galaxy Note - Carbon Blue cell phone from AT&T
My concern is buying that phone from an Amazon seller, having it work for say a few months then, have it get blacklisted. I guess I'll have to contact Amazon and find out what their position is on that situation.
On another forum, I asked why there couldn't be a "whitelist" that acts as a chain of title like real estate and show legal ownership through documented transfer. Or more simply, the process would be like registering a car on a centralized list.