Verizon Note 2 Pre-order, Release date, and speculation threadGeneral

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  1. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Note II and I love it! This is the 1st phone I may actually keep using the duration of my contract. Usually get bored with them in about 6 mos.

  2. coreyalan15

    coreyalan15 Well-Known Member

    You get bored of phones in 6 mos, then buy a new phone full retail?
    I couldn't afford a retail phone if I tried.

  3. nlitenme

    nlitenme Well-Known Member

    Don't worry about losing NFC by switching the back cover on a VZW Note 2. It appears to be built into the battery - Galaxy Note
  4. coreyalan15

    coreyalan15 Well-Known Member

    I don't know, go to 5:25 in this video


    EDIT: On second thought, that might be for inductive charging
    EDIT TWO: [​IMG]
    He was correct!
  5. nlitenme

    nlitenme Well-Known Member

    Yup, that is shown in many videos, but none of them are a VZW version as no one has that in hand yet.

    I'm just going off of Samsung's own website which state that the VZW & US Cellular versions have a different battery.

    Ya, maybe they did it for wireless charging... we'll see.
  6. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I saw that also. NFC is built into the battery for those 2 carriers only.

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  7. greenrhyno

    greenrhyno New Member

    Hey I just signed up and want to post my experience with deciding to switch from ATT to big red and pre-ordering the note 2. I guess I have to post an intro post first. Longer post to follow.
  8. greenrhyno

    greenrhyno New Member

    Hey this sounds VERY similar to my experience. I was going to go to verizon from AT&T and pre-ordered an iPhone 5 in store and a Note 2 online (why I was following this thread). I went in a t-mobile store on Thursday just to check out the Note 2. It is a sweet phone. Employees seemed bored to talk to me since I told them I was probably going to Verizon. I expected more of a push from them...

    Anyways, I saw a brochure for small business plans and opened it. OMG- SWEET DEALS for small business. If you have a business set up with an EIN you can get a 1000 minute a month plan with 5G of 4G data for $40 a month! That rivals a lot of prepaid and is better than some. The kicker is that is a lot of data for that price and their HSPA+ network is actually pretty fast. More on that in a bit.

    SO I asked a sales reps what the catch was on the prices. She told me that the prices don't include a subsidized device. BUT they will actually set you up on a payment plan for the device interest free, you just have to pay $250 up front plus the taxes for the whole device, SO I paid about $300 with tax for the note and I have a $20 a month payment plan for 20 months for the remaining cost of the note 2 ($650). I also got the tethering for $10 and insurance for $8. So basically I pay $78 a month and that includes tethering and device insurance and I get 5 GB a month high speed data and more minutes than I would need. ($10 a month more gets you unlimited talk also). Plus, since the phone is not subsidized, it will actually be paid off in 20 months not 24(contract length). A similar plan on verizon is $110 for unlimited talk and text and 4 GB data. That does not include device insurance. So you get 1 GB less data and unlimited minutes.

    I did a speed test on the note 2 in store and it was in the mid teens (15 Mbps I think)

    So I went ahead and signed up for t-mobile and got my note 2. I went into the verizon store yesterday and tested their speed vs t-mobile. T-mobile was faster down and a bit slower up but they were very similar.

    T-mobile will also be rolling out LTE soon and note 2 supports it.

    As for the iPhone, we are just going to put a sim card in my wife's iPhone 4 from t-mobile. They said their 3G network will be compatible by the end of November and also they are poised to get the iPhone 5 sometime soon according to the reps (but that of course is speculation). My wife will have unlimited talk and text and 5 GB data for $50 a month and bring her own device from AT&T once our contract is up next week.

    So I just thought I'd share. We will be saving about $60 bucks a month over the same service with Verizon and that includes my Note 2 monthly payment.

    My wife didn't care for the iPhone 5, she likes her iPhone 4 just fine, BUT we were getting her the iPhone 5 since we would be paying for it anyways with verizon's service prices plus her 4 is not compatible with CMDA. If/When she can get the iPhone 5 on t-mobile we will have to pay a few hundred up front and 20-30 a month more but we will still be paying less than on verizon by quite a bit and you have to pay a chunk up front with them too.

    Sorry for the long post just thought I'd help some people that are getting fed up with waiting for the Note 2 on verizon and let them know there are other solutions, especially if you own a small business.

    Here are some links to check prices on plans:

    Small Business Unlimited Phone Plans | Business Savings | T-Mobile

    Share Everything Calculator - Verizon Wireless
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  9. Bonez

    Bonez Well-Known Member

    Must be nice everyone got to play with the Note 2 this weekend. I went to 2 different T-Mobile retailers, neither had the Note 2, fake or real. Also went to the Sprint store and AT&T store, none of them had a Note 2 either, fake or real.

    Worthless stores around here.
  10. coreyalan15

    coreyalan15 Well-Known Member

    Both my T-Mobile stores had one, both had live ones behind the counter because they didn't have the proper locking/security mechanism
  11. serpa4

    serpa4 Well-Known Member

    HTC DLX at Verizon: Release Date and Price Tag Leak Out – Are They Real ?
    Those of us VZW awaiting another 30 days for the release, but still tracking the HTC DNA DLX or what ever it's calles.
  12. serpa4

    serpa4 Well-Known Member

    HTC DLX at Verizon: Release Date and Price Tag Leak Out – Are They Real ?
    Those of us VZW awaiting another 30 days for the release (11/27), but still tracking the HTC DNA DLX or what ever it's called, should be "rumored" announced about 7 days before my Note 2 arrives in the mail.
    If the HTC DNA is a good device and Sammy looses sales of the Note 2 to it because VZW waited 30 days longer than all other US providers, they will be a bit upset I'm sure.
  13. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    What you see in that youtube video is NFC; not inductive charging. Verizon and US Cellulars NFC chip is in the battery.
  14. serpa4

    serpa4 Well-Known Member

    Why would they be different? Lame.
  15. Wangta

    Wangta Well-Known Member

    So what does that mean for those of us who bought extra batteries? Are there NFC and non-NFC batteries?
  16. sic4672

    sic4672 Well-Known Member

    Yes. Most of the cheap third party batteries are non NFC. If you buy a spare, make sure it is NFC compatable.
  17. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

  18. cpo2418

    cpo2418 Member

    Battery is non-replaceable, but that 1080p screen sounds amazing. Although its a half inch smaller. But it's supposed to be thinner and lighter than the Note 2. But has a smaller battery and HTC is notorious for having crappy batteries, at least on their Verizon phones. Sounds like there will be trade-offs with these phones.
  19. serpa4

    serpa4 Well-Known Member

    Yes, about two years HTC smartphone, forgot which, came out the same time as my Droid X had crappy battery. It was fast though.
    I don't think the Note 2 will be too big, but it is big. And although the screen is brighter than the S3, it still isn't really bright. I've preordered, but still have the option of canceling if the DNA is a good phone. I think 5" should be fine, especially since it is a "true" 5" screen. Not a 5" with .3 taken by soft keys like the Droid Razr HD. If the buttons take .3 of the screen, the really, 95% of the time, it's only a 4.7" screen (internet, games, apps, Google maps, etc).
    I'm keeping my eye on the DNA since VZW has artificially delayed the Note 2. I just not sure I can deal with the non-replaceable battery. It needs to have like 8-9 hours of video and similar internet time. I"m not concerned with talk time really.

    Honestly though, there is only 1-2 phones that have everything:
    1) Big screen
    2) SD slot
    3) Removable battery
    4) Hd screen
    5) Quad core

    Not that everyone has the same needs as I do, but those things make it worthy of keeping for a 2 year period.

    Besides the S3 and Note 2, what phone meets all those standards?
    Not the:
    Razr HD
    Nexus 4
  20. coreyalan15

    coreyalan15 Well-Known Member

    Well, I think I might know why Verizon is holding off on the Note II until late November.. :thumbup:


    I think they might wait until they get an sw update that allows the multi-window mode.

    Then, they'll be the last carrier to get the GN2, but first to have multi-window capability in the US.

    Good old Verizon, up to their old tricks :D

  21. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    So would that mean the rest of us wouldn't get the update until Nov?
  22. coreyalan15

    coreyalan15 Well-Known Member

    I would say you probably wouldn't get the update until even later, like after Christmas/Q1-13
  23. rivera02

    rivera02 Well-Known Member

    Sprint is much better than Verizon at pushing out updates (their gs3 already has jb,) so I would imagine it won't be too long of a wait for you guys.
  24. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    That gives me hope. :)
  25. Morpeeeenote

    Morpeeeenote Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping that's the reason why Verizon is so slow in releasing this phone. The guy that ordered my phone for me was super stoked to even hold one. He knew exactly how excited I was to own this phone haha :)

    I checked the other websites and none of them talked about multi view.

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