(Updated) T-Mobile Branded Samsung Galaxy Note Hanging In The Wild, Looking Awesome

Updated: I’ve updated the post to include an image indicating Wi-Fi calling is pre-installed as well the 2500mAh battery. 

We’re about to put aside any doubt any of you may have had surrounding the future availability of the Galaxy Note on T-Mobile. We’ve had two indications that the 5.3″ “phablet” was forthcoming — first through a revealing user agent string which helped us find the size of the screen and second, screenshots taken straight from the device itself. Now, we’re about to crack this case wide open with the very first “in the wild” shots of the Samsung Galaxy Note, T-Mobile branding and all.

I spot a number of T-Mobile apps including T-Mobile Name ID, T-Mobile Mall, T-Mobile TV and My T-Mobile. All of these apps are convincing, but nothing more-so than the branding riding right above the earpiece.

There is a whole gallery below just waiting for you to look through. Still no word on pricing or a release date, but you can bet we’re already looking for those pieces of intel.

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  • Exile_One

    i hope it comes in white

  • josue cifuentes

    the nerd inside me just had a nerdgasm lolol

    • Jose Hernandez

       Good lord, that was funny!!!!

  • TMoFan

    The Note is not for me, but this is a great score for T-Mobile. I’m happy to have it in Magenta’s lineup.

    • trife

      My thoughts exactly.  Definitely a move in the right direction as far as devices w/ name recognition outside of T-Mobile.  

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    Damn you David! I just drooled all over my keyboard!!!!!

  • Bleacherbums1

    David go to ” the verge” they got post of a new sg3 but to me it looks like a new galaxy note…

    Go now ….lol

    • Bleacherbums1

      Or engadget

    • Bleacherbums1

      Why would the “new SG3 ” running ICS have 4 cap buttons if new android devices running ICS has 3 …???

  • mreveryphone

    If they don’t upgrade the processor then this phone is dead. I have the att version on tmo, flashed the 4G radio and it works nice but the lag is there. It’s almost like the processors can’t keep up with the screen tech.

    • Get_at_Me

       it’ll be interesting to see which processor it has..i’m expecting S3, but hoping for S4

      • Wilma Flintstone

         It’ll have the 4S processor. ;)  Lol jk

    • Nikolai T

      “4G Radio”. Do you mean I can use T-Mobile’s 3G/HSPA+ with the AT&T version?

      • jonathan3579

        Yes you can. There are two methods but both involve flashing the GS2 or Blaze’s modems.

        • Nikolai T

          Nice! Any stability and/or speed issues?

        • mreveryphone

          The radios are flawless for me very stable. I downloaded a couple of them and tested them and they both work great. The blaze radio gives me the best ping stability and speed, even when I get around tmo dead spots I still have a edge signal and it quickly goes back to 4G. I’m testing the ics rom right now and so far so good a lot of the lag and stuttering is gone. Maybe the tmo note running ics won’t be that bad after all!

        • Grook


          I bought a note from att, they somehow unlocked and i use it with tmobiel except i have no idea how to root this phone and install the 4g radios. Can someone please send me or explain step by step what exactly a newbie has to do to get anything faster then edge on tmobile. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP

        • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

          I also have the AT&T Note running on both T-Mobile’s HSPA+ and I can just switch back the AT&T sim card and I am back on AT&T’s HSPA+ and their LTE Network. After you root and flash the T-Mobile Radio you can just switch back and forth the sim card.
          PS – You have to root the phone, unlock it and then flash the T-Mobile radio. Took all but 5 minutes to do and I am getting around 12 MB down and 2.5 MB up on the T-Mobile Network. 

  • JBLmobileG1

    Now this would be a nice phone to own but I like to protect my phones with a good case… I could only imagine it trying to fit in my pocket with one let alone without one. Anyone know if Otterbox makes one for it and if it adds a lot of case?

    • Jorj-X-McKie

      I tried a otterbox-like case and it added waaaaaay too much thickness. I went back to the nice Boxwave cover that gives it good grip yet very little extra bulk allowing it to still slip into my labcoat or shirt pocket. Note fits in pants easy… Non issue.

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    I would still pick up this phone, I have the AT&T running on T-Mobile but would grab this baby in a heart beat. I am just a complete geek when it comes to good phones. Come on T-Mobile, bring this baby home.

    • BeHonest

      be honest, what exactly do you do on your phone that you need one this big for?

      • Derail Doax

        Everything I could ever dream of…ALL AT ONCE.

      • One

         Use it as a smartphone? Ya know?

        Browse, watch movies, take notes, draw something…

      • Grook


           I thought the same thing till i recived one as a preesent and planned to trade it in for a gs2 on tmobile, since 4g doesnt work with my att note running on tmobile. This phone turned out to be such a beast that i couldnt get myself to return it, YOU CANT go down in sceen size after having this for a week, everything else just looks antiquated. GIve it a try thne see for youself

        • Spanky

          One of my coworkers got the Note, and it’s just a bit too cumbersome for my tastes. I use a Galaxy Nexus, and it’s display (4.65″) is already a bit too much for my tastes. I like to be able to hold the phone with one hand while swiping the notification bar with my thumb, and it’s difficult enough with the GNex. Don’t get me wrong, the Note seems to be a great device, but it’s not for me.

        • Jorj-X-McKie

          The size is a trade off… if the S Pen doesn’t make you drool, and if you have great eyesight, then a smaller phone is probably the best move for folks. I don’t think the S Pen would be useful on anything smaller, and would be surprised if it offered on a sub five inch phone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/RubinIsHere Dan Rubin

        One Note and remote connecting and monitoring my servers for work. 

  • Khalints


    that’s it all other phones are obsolete

    take my money plz

  • Zero4play

    I was just told that it is coming to T-Mobile the last week in May from a VERY reliable source.

  • Phozfate

    Id buy a white note

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Welp good people, there is hope for The Magenta Mollywagon after all.   I will be looking into this device as well as the GS3 to hold me until Tizen devices come out.  Early May is looking extravagant.

    • Deaconclgi

      Still holding the Open Source banner I see. :)

      It’s a shame what happened to Maemo and Meego. Hopefully Tizen will be what “Maego” could have been.

      After personally being let down by step 5 of 6 and then 6 being Six Feet Under, I am watching Tizen from afar.

      My N900 has been put on punishment…in my nightstand lol.

      For the App hungry masses, no matter how great Maemo and Meego were, how great Tizen COULD be, the masses will flock to their favorite app churning OS.

      For Tizen to be a mass market success, they will have to secure developers like mad and bring out high quality devices at affordable prices ALONG with Carrier deals and subsidies.

      The N900 lacked the things above, the N9 to a lesser degree. I hope the best of success for the Tizen teams.

      Back to the Galaxy Note. Nice device and I am glad to see more devices like these come to T-Mobile. More options, the better. My wife may have gotten a Note instead of the GSII if it was available around the same time or soon thereafter.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        You know I’m all for trying out new OS’es.

        With that said, I agree with alot that you posted. Dev support is key in being successful. I wanna see how Tizen does in the first year.

        Of course it won’t have 100,000 apps in the first year, if it did, that’d be alot of crapware most likely.

        I was peed off about the MeeGo situation but Tizen seems to have more promise seeing as how it’s a joint project between Intel (who just released their first phone) and Samsung (who needs not be introduced).

        Knowing Samsung, they have been trying to get Bada off the ground for a while but with the new funding that they have made from their success with Android, they can do just that by fusing Bada with Tizen which I believe they said they were doing already.

        HTML5 is the language of most devices now and Tizen uses HTML5 so that should work out pretty well.

        Needless to say, I’ll be watching the Tizen Conference May 7-9 to see what Tizen is all about.

  • carl444

    cool welcome but I am now a happy galaxy nexus owner and forever

  • mreveryphone

    Tell me more about this Tizen Wilma

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Well, not really much is known about it yet but the Tizen Conference will be from Nay 7th through the 9th and alot of things shall be shown then.

      But from what I do know, basically Tizen is a joint project between one of the best chip manufacturers (Intel) and one of the best phone companies (Samsung).

      It is an Open Source project that is based in HTML 5 coding Language which means that you will be able to port alot of apps to it easily.

      Basically after Nokia left Intel for Windows Phone, Intel went and found a new partner Samsung and joined with them to help with MeeGo. MeeGo was soon renamed Tizen and switched from a QT based Coding language to HTML5 which was a good move in my opinion as HTML5 is more future proof.

      Tizen is pretty much a Combination of MeeGo, Bada and HTML5. I’m not too familiar witg Bada but from what I’ve seen, it looks like a combination of Symbian 3 and Android. Couple that with the Full Linux MeeGo and thats the makings of one OS with serious potential.

      The SDK and Source code is freely available for download on their site (tizen(dot)org) and more info is there in better detail.

      I’ll be watching the event May 7-9 to see what Samsung and Intel Devices are planned for this year and to get a Better look at the OS and it’s possibilities.

      • mreveryphone

        Cool thanks for the explanation

  • http://twitter.com/DaMbatolDeluxe it’s..IT’S.(o_O)!!

    *fap*fap *fap*fap
    *fap*fap *
    I’m so sorry, I had a long witty response on how great this is, I just looked at the screen a-

  • Antwain Wilson

    Finally something for an Sensation owner to “upgrade” too.  

    • Derail Doax

      Hmm. Funny you say that. Because as a Sensation owner myself I’ve considered jumping to the Amaze. Its the same phone I love with more internal storage, faster processor, more ram, faster radio. Yet still has the removable battery and micro SD card slot, unlike the One S.

      I look at this Gnote as a “:-/ Sort of want…” Because I think I’m going to save my upgrade till HTC releases something that’s a competitor to the Gnote. I want Gnote screen size with HTC build quality.

      • ILL Thief

        The Amaze is DEFINITELY not something to upgrade to. It uses the same processor as the Sensation but just barely clocked higher. Slightly more usable ram doesn’t matter much. Seriously just root your Sensation and install a custom rom. The Amaze has almost no rom community which makes it like a downgrade to someone like me. 

        I believe this year T-Mobile will have a good lineup of phones since they kinda took a break last year it seemed like. Verizon and AT&T dominated there..not it can be T-Mobile and Sprints turn.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          Yeah my best friend as the Amaze, & I was not compelled to follow her lead to upgrade to that, I just was a bit excited about the camera.

        • Derail Doax

          My Sensation is already rooted and I’m running the CM7.1 alpha on it. I’ve tried out other roms but I have special love for Cyanogenmod for some reason. The lack of s-off was what really turned me off of the Amaze but now I’ve read s-off is doable. I dunno, I get a boner from these 42Mbps radio T-Mobile phones, I saw a Galaxy Blaze getting a 22Mbps while right next to it my Sensation could only pull a 5 Mbps. That and more built in storage. The Amaze still seems like a good phone on spec sheets anyways. I might upgrade by buying one on Craigslist.

      • Dandre832

        If you are from the us HTC won’t be releasing anything till they get there license to.

  • exibits mans

    Is there any pricing information available?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    is that ICS??? FTW!!!


    • Jake

      yep, and still ugly as sin.  I thought ICS was supposed to actually improve the interface?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee J. Williams

    This is a done deal, because having a note already, I know what to expect.  Power, performance, beauty, all in one device.  I’m ready.


    Note, Check.
    Next up, G4X

    • Bleacherbums1

      Tmotech…..got some inside scoop you wanted to share?

      • TMOTECH

        As I have said in the past, I get my company news here before they tell us. I am only  going by the rumors I see…

        • Bleacherbums1

          Tough choice here….

          GALAXY NEXUS
          GALAXY NOTE
          HTC ONE X (unlocked for att that works well with tmo 4g)

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (???????)

          HTC One X for AT&T does not work on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network.

    • Bleacherbums1

      Oh that’s right …lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/RubinIsHere Dan Rubin

      I had a G2X and mine was slow. First I thought it was the unit so I exchanged it. Still was really slow for no reason. I ended up going back to my Samsung Galaxy 4g. Did the G2X have issues with being slow for no reason?

    • TMoFan

       Please make it happen tmotech! After reading the rumor here, I can’t stop thinking about it. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

    For me, I just don’t see the point of having the Samsuck Note.  Especially when I already have a iPad HD you know… a REAL tablet, that I carry when I have a bag with me. I don’t need anything in my pocket to be bigger than either my unlocked 4s, Sensation or Amaze, and my Amaze already weighs me down and bulky, so I rarely use & will be gettin rid of that soon for the One S.

    I would not recommend the Galaxy note. Get a real tablet that ppl will compliment you on, or hold out for the iPhone 5.

    • Grook

      You are really brain dead. Who are you to tell people what they should carry or own? I have an ipad and IT NEVER LEAVES MY HOUSE, BECAUSE IT IS BULKY AND WEIGHS ME DOWN, THUS IT STAYS AT HOME.

      • http://www.facebook.com/RubinIsHere Dan Rubin

        Agree with you on that Grook. Rapist said him self that he would bring his “real tablet” iPad HD with him when he carries his bag with him. Also kind of funny he called the iPad a tablet because Apple doesn’t even call it a tablet. 

        • Jorj-X-McKie

          Insulting tone aside, Grook makes some good points. I have an iPad 3 and a Note… The tablet stays home… Waaaaay too bulky and distracting to carry around and use in public… its case makes it even bulkier, but naked, the thing is too slippery to carry around. Now that little Note, it just goes with me everywhere and totally just works, even with Gingerbread. It is slightly large, true… but its thinness mitigates that issue mostly. It’s a necessary trade off for having a useful sized screen. Oh yeah, the S Pen…. :-)

        • MarcusDW

          It’s a, what was it? a “post-PC”? lol

      • Bleacherbums1

        I don’t think the red car even works for him …..LMAO

      • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

        Wow! U mad bro? Read again… I only take my iPad out when I have a bag with me. 
        “you must be one of those guys that gets a red car just to try to sleep with girls”

        • MarcusDW

          So now you have the weight of a “real tablet” AND a man-purse.  

          You just got slayed by Grook.

        • Grook



        • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

          He’s one of those guys who carry a pocket book. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

        • HeLLO

           U mad bro?.Should of known you where mentally challenged oh well I can’t blame you now for your ignorance.

    • HeLLO

      Seriously you just prove more and more how stupid the iSheep are.I wonder since when was the Note considered a tablet.Stupidity of an iSheep at it’s finest.Who the hell buys a phone or tablet just to be complimented? what a joke only a stupid iSheep will do that.Pathetic and sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RubinIsHere Dan Rubin


    • Guester

      no one cares.

  • Texas Black

    i may have to give up my international version for this ….so i can get 4g speed and warranty …..or buy tis one out right ..hmmmm

  • http://www.addisonwhitney.com/ Addison Whitney

    That phone is huge!

  • terryjohnson16

    Now, people will have a choice between the GS2’s 4.5″ screen and the 5.3″ GSN.

    • BoricuaBoy88

      Or the Note’s 5.3in screen and the GSIII 4.8in screen. Also, I saw on youtube that Samsung has created an enlarged stylus designed specifically for the GSIII, so It might be the better option, seeing as how you sacrifice nothing but .5in of screen real estate for an all-around better device in the GSIII. I was looking forward to getting the Note on T-Mo, but ever since the GSIII was revealed, I was curious. And the reveal of the new Stylus all but convinced me.

      • BoricuaBoy88

        Oh yeah, and the GSIII is getting a flip cover as well, it’s exactly like the Note’s, just smaller.

  • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

    It took the Galaxy Note 8 months to barely sell 6 million units?…. Worldwide? LMAO!!! The iPhone and iPad does those numbers in its sleep, seperately, in a major city alone. Samsuck fails again!!

    • black krack

      Um what did the Samsung galaxy s2 sale? Pretty sure the presales alone murdered apple sales. How can you put one product against another company’s 2 products in sales… Put the galaxy tab and galaxy s2 up against the Iphone and iPad. you Must’ve forgotten apples motto. “if you can’t beat em… Sue em.” Lol

      • stevejobbed

        @black krack: Not sure what numbers your looking at. A quick google search will tell you that the Galaxy sII has sold about 20 million units worldwide since its April of 2011 Launch. Meanwhile it was just released a few days ago that Apple has sold over 35 million iphones in just the second quarter of this year.

    • ricky ferrer

      if i take a giant dump im talking about a long one and slap an apple logo on it  it would also sell 6 million. people buy brands and you sound like one of them ISHEEP

    • HeLLO

       Not only is your  username pathetic but also the fact that you laughed at your own post is even more pathetic.Wow typical iSheep showing how stupid they are pathetic I tell you.


    RAY&VASHDAD: I had the Note for about a week, & once AT&T’s monthly fees set in on me, I returned it!…I couldn’t even enjoy it fully! I came begging tmo to take me back!…So i definitely can’t wait for the Note on tmobile! I can fall in love again!

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    I have the Note from AT&T hacked to work on T-Mobile HSPA+ Network and pulling down over 10 MB during the day. Saying that I would still buy the T-Mobile brand because I support my Carrier. This is a kick ass device, very fast and the screen, unbelievable, you may think it’s too big but after using it for a few days it is just impossible to pick up a smaller phone. It feels perfect. It’s a great phone and what I really like about the Samsung brand is it is very hackable.

    • lani

      How did you hack it? Where did you find the instructions? I want to get an AT&T Note to use on Tmo. I am thinking it’ll be a year before we see a Tmobile Note version.

  • Bleacherbums1

    It would be a sweet deal when and if this phone gets a realese date for tmo and tmo themselves bring back the trade in YOUR old smartphone deal this sure will help a lot of peeps . I’m sure this phone won’t be cheap.

  • StephenStreet

    The T-Mobile device looks like a terrific telephone. 
    Alternatively I would suggest that bigger is not better.
    Also the problem with having a telephone and notepad together has proven to be a major headache.
    Often I have talked to someone with a touch screen and we have been disconnected because they
    have touched the screen to their cheek or changed hand positions while talking to me.
    Contrary to the TV ads where a unified device using woman is surrounded by prizes she has won, 
    by deceit no less, using a “telephone” this type of use is a pain in the glutes.
    I purchased a Galaxy Player 5.0 and quite happy using that independently from a T-Mobile telephone.
    There is no need to upgrade to a new telephone. 
    I am not locked into some two year contract to use the Player. 
    The screen resolution is as clear as crystal so I can watch movies and read the smallest texts. 
    It is small enough to fit in my pocket so I have it with me even when I wear dress pants. 
    Since it has WiFi capacity it is getting to the point that I wonder at the need for a telephone at all. 
    Lots of places have WiFi and I can Skype anyone in the U.S. for One Cent per minute. 
    Using Google Voice enables me to receive incoming messages for free.  
              The justification for buying a clunky oversized, overpriced notepad/telephone with a monthly
    telephone bill just melts away. 
              Even someone with a minimal income can afford a one time purchase and still be able
    to access world wide information and contact friends without being a slave to monthly payments.

    • capncrunk

       Old man shaking his fist at the kids on his lawn. LOL

      • StephenStreet

        Apple Crap

  • Mark

    I’ve had my At&t note for a couple of months now. Best mobile device I ever used.

  • Guest

    GN got the right size. but it’s just too big on your ear when answering calls.
    it has to have a bt headset that u can pull from the back of the phone to answer calls. then u can click it back in after  use. like a stylus headset.

    • Muhammad

      That is actually a very good idea. Just a little bt headset that snaps onto the bottom or something. That would really be cool. Have it just slide into the usb port on the bottom.

  • Lionangel1

    My NEXT phone!!!

  • Babyboyluvsfootball

    The Galaxy Note would dominate the market if the other carriers would hurry up and grab it, its already sold 6 million and that’s just on AT&T! Imagine it going to Verizon! Man watching NFL MOBILE ON THAT BIG BEAUTIFUL SCREEN!

    • Sieben Macaw

      It’s a nice phone, but sadly, watching any videos is impractical outside the house as you’d go through the pathetic data allotment in what, 20 minutes?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

        unless you slam in a 64gb mSDXC in it and DL 720p movies so thats around about 38 2gb 1280×720 movies

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela


    because its this or the S3

  • Rose

    I hope this comes out by May of next month! My upgrade is soon and I really want a new phone! I have the Samsung Galaxy S2 on my mind, but I want the Note the most. A friend that works at T-Mobile told my mom that there is a new phone coming out in May and its going to better then any phone they have! And i’m hoping its the Note!

    • Duh!

      Read your sentence “I hope this comes out by May of next month!” lol. Is there a May of last month?

  • luis alvarez

    i wold like to have this phone too but i bet this is just the uk version take alook at the galaxy next to it is not even the us version what a shame hopes still up anyway still got two more months on my contract.

    • Dremcc9

      I think it is American because you see the four buttons and not one big button in the middle

  • http://twitter.com/Mrt1connect Mrt1connect

    You see that one dot before the  *T-Mobile*****, and the wifi calling. Thats all tmobile usa. ***T-Mobile***** is the uk, and they dont have wifi calling. So get your money ready. It’s coming to pocket near you.

  • Mateusz1

    Should I wait for T879 or buy atts i717. Will there be any difference?

    • Dremcc9

      I don’t know but I’m mad because I switched from tmobile to att for the note

      • Ssleve168


      • CactoesGel

        LMAO I did too, although I use 3 different phone numbers. Two with T-Mo, now 1 with ATT because of the Note.

      • Moth477

        I had switched to AT&T in March but then someone here called me a “weak fool.” So I returned it. lol. Anyway, I returned because reception was horrid at work and home so I couldn’t enjoy it. I am glad to see T-Mobile is getting it. I’d be hating it if I was with AT&T now.

  • Islickgirl

    so the note will be with t-mobile

  • Ssleve168

    Hurray tmo! Your the best!

  • Moth477

    If this phone comes out, T-Mobile better price it right. The Blaze is over priced. IMO the best price point for the G-Note on T-mobile is $600 off contract and $250 on contract.

    • Gwapo

      Gnote is $649 in At&t so Tmo might sell this for $649 or $700 :0)

  • shadowdude777

    Does it use Exynos or Snapdragon?

    • Y314K

       It’s suppose to be the same as the ATT’s Note…

      And by the info around seems it should come with the same old S3 snapdragon…

      • shadowdude777

        Well that’s a shame, you could have gotten an AT&T Note and flashed it all this time anyway. The Snapdragon S3 is too weak to bother with nowadays. Exynos dual-core would have been acceptable, but it would have been nice if they had redesigned it with a Snapdragon S4 or, better, a quad-core Exynos. I would have waited a few months for them to make that.

  • battlecry

    Im in a rock and a hard place right now,    I just recently got the ATT GNote and am with in my 30 days of returning it. my monthly is around 99.99, with 750 min 3gb data.  The only reason i would back out now is if Tmobile had a cheaper monthly plan, or Sprint picks it up with truly unlimted 99.99…. This phone kicks, But there are some slight issues ive seen. when im at work i have Full bars and my 4G is illuminated showing me its got a hard on. when the phone is idle and i go to send a pic or hand written message and Reload my 6 emails for push, it seems like it doesnt go anywhere, my picture will just sit there with a working circle, and the email just says reloading, i left it alone for like an hour, and it was on the same shhh. i had to restart the GNote twice because of that. my first payment for the device and security deposit (for bad credit) was 520.00 btw. 150.00 for security, but ill get that back… Should i keep it orrrr, Return it?

    • Climber42104bg

       For $99.99 you can get unlimited texts, calls, and 5GB of data. 

    • WW

      For that kind of out of pocket $, buy it outright from TMo and go on a Value Plan.

      It’d be unlimited voice & txt and 5Gb data for $75/month with no data overage charges (or $65 for 500 minutes) plus $15/month installments for the phone (if you choose not to pay for the phone in full) for 20 months (out of your 24 month contract) then down to $75/month after the phone’s paid off.

      Of course that doesn’t take into account any potential security deposits.  And how’s TMo’s coverage in your area?

      If the phone is under $520, again, buy it outright and go on no contract monthly 4g plan. $70/month for 5Gb data or $60/month 2Gb data (still no data overage charges) and unlimited voice+txt.

      Your out of pocket is the same and save $30/month for the service and you can leave or change service any time you want.

      If I needed just one phone I’d definitely go that route but with 5 lines, the Value Plan contract is the best value for me.

  • Y314K

    Wifi Calling would be awesome news if TMo would have smaller family plans(under 1K minutes) & Wifi Calling didn’t count against u’r minutes….  No point for it if u’r in a good signal area…  And sucks to have to double pay…  Minutes + Wifi…

    Anyway…  Seems choices will really expand for Android fans…

    Play Google Market – GSM HSPA+ Samsung Nexus $400 – Available now…

    TMo – TMobile version of ATT’s Note with Ice Cream Sandwich – Maybe available by the end of May…

    Samsung announcing the Galaxy III on May 13th…  Depending what the TMo version of this phone comes with it might have twice the GPU & more cores then the SGNote…  And it might be only 0.7 inches smaller then the Note…

    Possible HTC X available on TMobile once ATT’s exclusivity runs out…

    Choices, Choices, Choices…

    • Khalints

       Dude you can add free wifi calling to your plan..I have it. When I use wifi calling all my minutes are free.

      Go add it to your account and see for yourself! It’s called “free wifi calling”

      Quote: “T-Mobile Free Wi-Fi Calling gives you unlimited Wi-Fi minutes, unlimited
      high speed data and when travelling internationally free calls back to
      the USA – all at no additional cost.”

      • Y314K

         K…  Got it…  Once that feature is added to the line…  It becomes free on post pay accounts…  Sounds good…  To bad it doesn’t work with Data…  Using u’r 5GB Data to make calls instead of using minutes…

        Just wish they had smaller Family Plans…  We are on the 1K minute plan(Suppose to be the smallest)…  And that is way more then needed for our 3 lines…  A 400-500 minute Family Plan with Wifi Calling on the smartphone lines with would be a great sweet spot…  It has me contemplating moving to a Monthly4G or PrePay option once the cancelling fee does down to $100 a line…  Would love to just stay post paid but I feel we are just wasting money…

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (???????)

          Wi-Fi Calling does not work over 4G data. It only works when the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. It doesn’t count against either your data or your minute allotment when connected to Wi-Fi. Your battery life at least doubles when using primarily Wi-Fi since the cellular radio is turned off when Wi-Fi Calling is active.

          Moving to Monthly4G will remove the free Wi-Fi Calling option, though.

  • Udubb

    From Engadget’s posting of this story;
    “who wouldn’t love to take this monster for a proper ride on the little network that could?

  • bws

    did they realize samsung can probably decipher those bar codes….

  • Burke985

    Wi-Fi calling is the best feature on any phone of any carrier period. Thats what keeps me with Tmo if they get rid of that then they get rid of me , who cares if it counts toward your minutes or not im 50 miles out in the gulf and the only person with a working phone 

  • Steve Gavrilles

    wifi calling ftw!

  • Yvrcouve

    Why does the battery compartment show 3.7 V 1500mA battery (Not a very powerful battery for this device), but the battery itself shows 2500mA?

    • Guest

      What it says in the battery compartment is the minimum battery requirement… this device with a 1500 mA battery will die super fast.. that’s why they decided to put the 2500 mA…

    • Iwsdata

      Don’t confuse mA with mAh. Current draw for charging is listed in mA (milliampere), battery capacity is listed in mAh (milliampere hours).