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Default Is the Note 2 launching in the US on Oct. 24?

Just found the following article that claims the Note 2 will be launched on T Mobile on Oct. 24.

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Anyone have any news about the launch of Note 2? I'd really like to pre order the Note 2 on Verizon as soon as it is available for pre-order. Usually pre orders are available about a week before the official launch so it would be great to have the opportunity to order the Verizon phone in the coming weeks...

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Old October 8th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just found the following article that claims the Note 2 will be launched on T Mobile on Oct. 24.

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Anyone have any news about the launch of Note 2? I'd really like to pre order the Note 2 on Verizon as soon as it is available for pre-order. Usually pre orders are available about a week before the official launch so it would be great to have the opportunity to order the Verizon phone in the coming weeks...
So far other than the link you posted, nothing has been mentioned of launch dates for the other carriers. You'll probably have to do what the rest of us are doing- Google like crazy!

TMo customers have got to be excited by this news.
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Honestly I just can't take T-Mobile seriously for this phone. They have a pretty small 4G LTE network as does Sprint. AT&T and Verizon have pretty large ones. I realize this will change over time, but the fact that this phone will likely be off the market and ancient history before they get their 4G LTE setups completed.

I'm basing this primarily off my location, the DC area. An area one would reasonably expect to have the latest technology based on population. It's on the list of future markets, but it also has a lot of 2g spots still. Kind of a waste for a nice phone like the Note 2.
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Honestly I just can't take T-Mobile seriously for this phone. They have a pretty small 4G LTE network as does Sprint. AT&T and Verizon have pretty large ones. I realize this will change over time, but the fact that this phone will likely be off the market and ancient history before they get their 4G LTE setups completed.

I'm basing this primarily off my location, the DC area. An area one would reasonably expect to have the latest technology based on population. It's on the list of future markets, but it also has a lot of 2g spots still. Kind of a waste for a nice phone like the Note 2.
T-Mobile probably has the best value to speed ratio on the market. No, they don't have LTE, but I consistently pull 5+ mb/s and regularly get 10+ on my galaxy nexus here in OKC. Plus, I've tested speeds even faster on phones compatible with their 42+ (the G Nexus only uses their 21+). That is by far sufficient if not comparable to some locations of LTE. Plus, my bill between my wife and I is less than 80/month for two smartphones, all the minutes we need, and two 2GB data plans. Scoff if you want, but I would be paying twice as much for Verizon or AT&T.

Sprint, go ahead and trash. I was with them for years and got tired of having to hope to get over a mb/s.
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Agreed. I've been doing a little research on tmob and they have good coverage from what I can tell. They also have the second highest speeds only second to VZ and that's with their HSPA+. From what I understand they will be implementing their LTE next year so that will make it just that much faster. With that being said though, if you don't have good coverage in your area then obviously tmob wouldn't be appealing.
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T-Mobile probably has the best value to speed ratio on the market. No, they don't have LTE, but I consistently pull 5+ mb/s and regularly get 10+ on my galaxy nexus here in OKC. Plus, I've tested speeds even faster on phones compatible with their 42+ (the G Nexus only uses their 21+). That is by far sufficient if not comparable to some locations of LTE. Plus, my bill between my wife and I is less than 80/month for two smartphones, all the minutes we need, and two 2GB data plans. Scoff if you want, but I would be paying twice as much for Verizon or AT&T.

Sprint, go ahead and trash. I was with them for years and got tired of having to hope to get over a mb/s.
Whenever I'm away from wifi I literally want to cry. Sprint speeds are abysmal at best.
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Soooooo ready to get my hands on this phone. I have been an iPhone user for 4 years. Love the device, very intuitive, and reliable. Wife just got the iPhone 5, nice, but thats about it....nice. To me the Note 2 has a WOW factor and I really want to try it. The iTunes store is top notch...I am hoping the Google Play is also. Really looking forward to the Note and very well could be saying goodbye to the iphone. Apple needs to step up with their technology.
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ok I was originally going to contain myself and let everyone else in the USA test this device out for the first month or so, then read reviews, wait for cases and generic batteries to be made, etc. That logic lasted a whole month. I'm very proud of myself. Now I want to preorder and I've NEVER preordered anything ever in my life!

Do you think there will be a shortage? Or do I not have to worry?
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ok I was originally going to contain myself and let everyone else in the USA test this device out for the first month or so, then read reviews, wait for cases and generic batteries to be made, etc. That logic lasted a whole month. I'm very proud of myself. Now I want to preorder and I've NEVER preordered anything ever in my life!

Do you think there will be a shortage? Or do I not have to worry?
Pre-orders will guarantee you a device, as far as the US providers are concerned. I honestly don't think there will be a shortage because I don't see this being a device that "everybody" will want, necessarily. Not saying it won't be popular, but it just won't be a device that will run out of stock. That said, I also think it depends on where you pre-order.

The only thing that would prevent me from pre-ordering is if the 10/24 announcement event comes and it's announced that the 32 and/or 64gb versions will be available through all providers, and sold through all retailers, later in the year. If no definitive word is given on the 32 or 64gb versions, at the 10/24 event, I'll be pre-ordering (or buying) the Galaxy Note 2 from Best Buy as soon as it's available. I just hope Sprint doesn't do the illogical thing again and only sell the higher memory versions through Sprint stores (like they did with the SGS 3).
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Thanks! I'll plan on doing the same thing through best buy if I can. Can't imagine I would ever use the 64GB one... I have a 32GB memory card now that I haven't been able to fill more than 29GB.
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Thanks! I'll plan on doing the same thing through best buy if I can. Can't imagine I would ever use the 64GB one... I have a 32GB memory card now that I haven't been able to fill more than 29GB.
The only things I buy from Best Buy nowadays are phones. I've had much more pleasant experiences upgrading through Best Buy than directly through Sprint. Their pre-order process is extremely easy (although, I think they changed it up slightly, more recently). In the past, you just go in to place a pre-order (whenever the pre-order is available) and you'll usually have to put $50 down, which is put on a gift card. They'll take your name and contact information and put that information down on a list of all the pre-orders they have that day. Once the device is actually released, if you still plan on purchasing, you'll receive a call form Best Buy Mobile stating that your device is ready for pickup. From that point, you have 72 hours to go in and purchase the phone. The $50 gift card you are given can be used towards the phone or whatever else you want (if you decide not to purchase the phone). I've also been told by people, in the past, that you'd be able to get your money back should you decide not to purchase the phone.

What's great is, even though the 14 day period for your Sprint contract extension still applies, Best Buy still allows you their 30 day return/exchange policy for the actual phone. So even if you can't retrieve your upgrade after 14 days, you can certainly still go in to best buy to exchange the phone if it's not what you were expecting. And you can also get price matches within that timeframe.

Lucky for me, I'm a Silver Premiere Rewards member, which extends that timeframe to 45 days, rather than 30. So, assuming this phone officially releases at the end of October/early November, I'll still have until mid-December, in the event there's some crazy holiday sale that I can have them price match!
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I'm basing this primarily off my location, the DC area. An area one would reasonably expect to have the latest technology based on population. It's on the list of future markets, but it also has a lot of 2g spots still. Kind of a waste for a nice phone like the Note 2.
T-Mo was one of the first to have 3G on the Metro, no?
I have solid LTE in most of the city on Verizon and I know AT&T is great as well. Curious to see how T-Mo will do and if help from the MetroPCS purchase will mean much.
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i'm beginning to think that this device is having the same affect that the iPod had on people when it first came out. an irrational feeling of love, lol.
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Whenever I'm away from wifi I literally want to cry. Sprint speeds are abysmal at best.
LOL! I have to get a Verizon mifi device just to make my Sprint LTE phone usable. Sprint data is just sickeningly bad. It's almost a crime that they charge you for it with an LTE phone.

"Unlimited data?" Truly laughable.
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Lucky for me, I'm a Silver Premiere Rewards member, which extends that timeframe to 45 days, rather than 30. So, assuming this phone officially releases at the end of October/early November, I'll still have until mid-December, in the event there's some crazy holiday sale that I can have them price match!
We just bought a bunch of kitchen appliances from Best Buy on their Credit Card, which comes with an extra 5% discount, not that much, but I wonder if that gives you the 45 days too?

So, what happens if you don't like it or something better comes out in late November? Oh, I see, you can't cancel the upgrade but you can get another phone within that Carriers available phones, Correct? If you return a phone w/in that 45 day period, does the Carrier get back the subsidy it pays? I assume they pay a subsidy to someone for the 2 year a/c.
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We just bought a bunch of kitchen appliances from Best Buy on their Credit Card, which comes with an extra 5% discount, not that much, but I wonder if that gives you the 45 days too?

So, what happens if you don't like it or something better comes out in late November? Oh, I see, you can't cancel the upgrade but you can get another phone within that Carriers available phones, Correct? If you return a phone w/in that 45 day period, does the Carrier get back the subsidy it pays? I assume they pay a subsidy to someone for the 2 year a/c.
I assume Sprint gets that back, but I really don't know. No matter what, the 14 day upgrade cancellation is still in effect when you buy through Best Buy (which is a Sprint policy) and you would be locked into your 2 year agreement, so unless you don't care about losing your upgrade (when purchasing through Best Buy) and just decide after 45 days that you don't like the phone and want to return it, you won't be able to use your Sprint upgrade anymore. You could still exchange for any phones at Best Buy, but you'd be locked into your 2 year contract extension.

I am not sure what products, under Silver Rewards Zone, are limited to 45 days (other than mobile phones). Most of the products I've purchased have a 60 day return/exchange/price match.
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I assume Sprint gets that back, but I really don't know. No matter what, the 14 day upgrade cancellation is still in effect when you buy through Best Buy (which is a Sprint policy) and you would be locked into your 2 year agreement, so unless you don't care about losing your upgrade (when purchasing through Best Buy) and just decide after 45 days that you don't like the phone and want to return it, you won't be able to use your Sprint upgrade anymore. You could still exchange for any phones at Best Buy, but you'd be locked into your 2 year contract extension.

I am not sure what products, under Silver Rewards Zone, are limited to 45 days (other than mobile phones). Most of the products I've purchased have a 60 day return/exchange/price match.
When you say locked into the 2 yr upgrade, I assume you mean that you can get another phone, after returning the first one, from BB or even the Carrier at that same 2 year upgrade price, not full retail. But if you get an ATT phone, you can't give it back and get out of the contract after 15 days, even though BB has a 30, 45 or 60 day return policy and even though the Carrier get's its subsidy back.
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When you say locked into the 2 yr upgrade, I assume you mean that you can get another phone, after returning the first one, from BB or even the Carrier at that same 2 year upgrade price, not full retail. But if you get an ATT phone, you can't give it back and get out of the contract after 15 days, even though BB has a 30, 45 or 60 day return policy and even though the Carrier get's its subsidy back.
Since we're only talking about a Best Buy purchase, you'd only be able to exchange for a different phone at Best Buy at that time. If you elect to just return the phone, after 45 days, you will no longer have the Sprint upgrade (until 18 months have past) and you will be locked into the 2 year contract (due to Sprint's 14 day policy).

No clue how ATT's policies are. I'm only referring to this based on Sprint's policy in relation to Best Buy upgrade/new member.
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Anyone got any updates on pre-orders? We're about a week away....can't wait!
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Anyone got any updates on pre-orders? We're about a week away....can't wait!
I wouldn't be surprised to see pre-orders starting right after the event on 10/24.

Wish there was a Best Buy insider in here. There have been peeps in the past that had inside info to Best Buy, but haven't seen anybody mention connection in the Note 2 forum.
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I wouldn't be surprised to see pre-orders starting right after the event on 10/24.

Wish there was a Best Buy insider in here. There have been peeps in the past that had inside info to Best Buy, but haven't seen anybody mention connection in the Note 2 forum.
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