T-Mobile Galaxy Note Hits The FCC, Now It Needs To Hit T-Mobile Stores

Say hello the to the SGH-T879 Galaxy Note as it passes through the halls of the FCC as the model popped up last night on the government website. There’s the good old AWS band for T-Mobile’s current 3G/4G coverage and of course HSPA+ on 1900MHz, so we can expect the Note to work on T-Mobile’s refarmed network as well. The 850MHz band also appears on the FCC docs, though not supported by T-Mobile’s network, it’s nice to see this phone/tablet (phablet) is ready to roam.

We’ve been confident for some time that the T879 is the Galaxy Note and we’re equally confident it’s arriving on T-Mobile very, very soon — especially given all the evidence we’ve seen to support that idea.

Unfortunately, the FCC docs don’t hint at the processor, so we’re still wondering what the T-Mobile variant will have in store. Hopefully we don’t have to wait long to find out.

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  • JoeyKhache

    Sickest news right now!

  • JoeyKhache

    Sickest news right now!

  • John Voss

    so if I understand this right, its HSPA 21 not  42?mps?  If so, drat.

  • John Voss

    so if I understand this right, its HSPA 21 not  42?mps?  If so, drat.

    • pinto

      sounds like its going to be a rebranded international version Gnote. Thats good news actually. all the same hardware = faster updates from sammy.

    • Khalints

      Can you please tell us why you need 42 so much so that 21 is a let down? I mean this is a very serious question, what do you do on your phone that you NEED 42mbps and 21mbps just won’t do????

      • UMA_Fan

        I DEFINITELY get faster download speeds than average on 42 devices.

        Also for people who aren’t that tech saavy who are accustomed to the speeds they are getting on 42 devices currently it would be a disservice to them to upgrade to a newer device and get SLOWER speeds. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/iiJecire @Jecire

          21 or 42 neither speeds are realistic. The highest I got was 19.42mbps I rather have an exynos processor. Its all about reliablity a STABLE 10-15mbps(on 21hspa ) is just the same performance on 42…….no “big” data difference to validate removing the BETTER processors

      • MarcusDW

        You can ask this question a million times over the but the fact that TMO will NOT intentionally omit 42Mbps will never change.  

        It doesn’t matter if there was a vote and 80% of people said they would rather have Exynos than 42Megs,  T-Mobile would go with what is more commercially beneficial.

      • John Voss

        Even if 42 is unrealistic, a phone that is capable of 42 does have a faster average download speed than one which is capable of 21.  I live and work in Dade County and my SGII got faster download speeds (speedtest.net) than my previous 4g (21) phone.  Noqw Jonathan 3479, since you have held it.  Is it 21 or 42 HSPA capable.  Thank you  :)

    • MarcusDW

      Pretty sure TMO will have a 42Meg version.  Even better, an S4 processor to go with it.

  • AM3RIG

    Whooo. but yesterday, I got SGIITAB 7.0 instead of SGIII..

    • Get_at_Me

      Return it…lol

    • Get_at_Me

      Return it…lol

  • AM3RIG

    Whooo. but yesterday, I got SGIITAB 7.0 instead of SGIII..

  • Carloslacend

    Perfect. Every day there is news of the beast called galaxy note. This will be my next phone

  • Carloslacend

    Perfect. Every day there is news of the beast called galaxy note. This will be my next phone

  • Get_at_Me

    Ive also heard rumors tmos note will rock the exynos processor…..i could see this being the case bc the gs3 is the flagship device. Giving the note the s4 chip would make them too similar…s3 chip is merely capable by todays standards….the default chip is the exynos…..i would think it would be cheaper for tmo to keep the exynos chip as well.

    • jonathan3579

      It won’t, it will have the Snapdragon S3 processor unfortunately.

      • Get_at_Me

        Way to rain on a mans parade…lol

        • jonathan3579

          Ha-ha, sorry! It broke my heart too. I’ll be living with the Galaxy Nexus until something else comes along, I guess. (The GS3 is only remotely tempting.)

        • http://www.facebook.com/iiJecire @Jecire

          The GS3 is like the 4s…I really want a large screen and keyboard but they always skimp those devices.. Perhaps the s pen will suffice on the note two

  • Guest

    fyi doesn’t work on 64b pc, tried to call samsung and tmobile for help, both suck!!!

    • mrsbelpit

      enable usb debugging, it should then work on 64 bit.  Kies is a goddamn nightmare.  Lol. 

    • mrsbelpit

      enable usb debugging, it should then work on 64 bit.  Kies is a goddamn nightmare.  Lol. 

  • Guest

    fyi doesn’t work on 64b pc, tried to call samsung and tmobile for help, both suck!!!

  • mrsbelpit

    Please have the S4.  

  • mrsbelpit

    Please have the S4.  

    • jonathan3579

      Sorry to disappoint you but it won’t. I know this for a fact.

      • Get_at_Me

         how’d you find out that it has the S3 processor?

        • jonathan3579

          I’ll send some pics to David and he can post them if he so desires but long story short, I handled one.

        • Jim Jiang

          How do you know it will even have an S3?

      • Fray26

         I was hoping for the same thing :/

  • http://twitter.com/DeoreDx Jin Elkins

    I hope the 1500mah battery size isn’t right.  The big 2500mah battery is one of the great selling points of the Note.

    • MarcusDW

      1500mAh is always just a reference. 

  • http://twitter.com/DeoreDx Jin Elkins

    I hope the 1500mah battery size isn’t right.  The big 2500mah battery is one of the great selling points of the Note.

  • MarcusDW

    Since I have ICS now, I may just wait on the S3 until I get some concrete on the Note.  

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    I want the Note.. I will keep my SGS2 and buy the Note. This is one bad ass phone.

  • Qwerty

    Guys you definitely should not dismiss the note because it has an s3. I own both the note(edge speeds on t-mobile) and the one s and the note feels just as quick as the one s. I get that new processors come out all the time but a dual core 1.5g is more than enough than for anything hd or largesize files. Its faster than my 2 year old Samsung laptop. In fact i love the note so much that i use it all the time even with handicapped speeds, while the one s has blazing speeds it can’t compete with the screen real estate and editing capabilities(s pen) of the note.

  • mike_hilly

    Can’t wait! I’ll be getting it.

  • J-Hop2o6

    David, we already know its the S3/8660, same as AT&T.

    • http://www.facebook.com/iiJecire @Jecire

      That sucks..why not wait for the note 2? Already waited this long and no incentive that is dumb

      • JBLmobileG1

        Maybe it will be a hybrid of both the Note 1 and 2? It would make more sense since the newer model isn’t that far off. Perhaps the Original note body with a newer processor or more ram?

        • http://www.facebook.com/iiJecire @Jecire

          That would be the SMART thing to do …I hope they wake up. I’ll be pissed if its the same as AT&T If I were a carrier I wouldn’t accept the BS I’d by pass the old and wait for the new or tell my customers hey I dont want to sell you an old device then 2-3months later the “better” current model is released smh DUMB

        • J-Hop2o6

           Its the exact same as the AT&T Note 1. Its late because AT&T had exclusivity in the US until last month, that’s why Tmo got it soo late. Atleast Tmo has it now, and hopefully will have the Note 2 not long after its release. Should be priced like this:

          Note 1 = $199
          Note 2 = $299

        • http://www.facebook.com/iiJecire @Jecire

          I already knew that as history repeats itself just device names change. My point is when will carriers NOT support this module of business and CONTINUE to wait for newest model. If the opportunity to carry a device was not honored because another carrier has an ‘Exclusive’ I wont support that model because as with time the next best thing is coming out shortly after so. It is futile in my opinion of T-Mobile to release an old device when its superior model is around the corner. That is like a carrier hollering we have the GS2 now when the GS3 is out in a few weeks…..DUMB

        • J-Hop2o6

          US carriers will always do exclusives until there is a law forbidding it. Yea the customers don’t like it, nor support it, but we have no choice. And yea its an old device, but they can sell it cheaper than its newest model. Think AT&T, they still sell the 3GS, and that phone is 2 years old, but they sell it for a wayyy low price (even free). So I don’t see how having the Note 1 & 2 being sold by Tmo at the same time is a problem.

        • http://www.facebook.com/iiJecire @Jecire

          who is to say we will get the note two ?

        • J-Hop2o6

          Samsung. They want to get their top phones every where at the same time (or very close). Think SGS3.

        • http://www.facebook.com/iiJecire @Jecire

          I hope !

  • Kindredkian

    I’ve been recycling my nerdgasms for every bit of news regarding the Note on T-mobile…….So will they please hurry up a release the damn thing so I can finally bust ugh!!!! 

  • gpt2010

    Not to change topics, but to change topics. Has anyone seen the new Verizon Share Everything plans that will launch on the 28th of this month? Amazing deals!! Is Verizon going to be the new value leader over TMO? Especially when it comes to Family Plans. I pay 150 a month for unlimited with 2 gbs per line in data for 2 lines. With Verizon, if I am reading it right. I can get Unlimited Everything talk and text and share 10 gbs of data for $140 a month!!! This will also give me LTE love. Not to say that TMO HSPA+ isn’t great, but it doesn’t compare to LTE on Verizon! I hope TMO can beat these plans somehow. 

    • secano

      I think you got it wrong. I’ll be back to confirm. 

    • secano

      I think you got it wrong. I’ll be back to confirm. 

    • secano
    • Cory Rhoane

       You are reading it WRONG. It will be $80 for the 2 lines and $100 for the 10 gigs of data. Equaling a grand total of $180 a month.

      • secano

        Yup, I got the same. @gpt2010 just search for the calculator on new plans.

      • gpt2010

        You guys are right. My mistake. Thanks for the link for the calculator. T-Mobile still wins!! Only thing to wait for now with TMO is LTE!!!

    • Cory Rhoane

       You are reading it WRONG. It will be $80 for the 2 lines and $100 for the 10 gigs of data. Equaling a grand total of $180 a month.

    • GwapoAko

      The shared Data Plan is a RIP OFF!!! do not fall on the crap!!!!

  • Brian

    Anyone else’s wallpaper not fitting the screen anymore. Mine’s all disproportionate and I don’t want to use a live wallpaper.

  • Ne0

    Why even bother release this like 7 months later? Unless this one has faster cpu or come with 2gb ram i don’t see many would get this.

    • Get_at_Me

      you’d be surprised

    • Jesse Warwick

       the point is it will be the largest phone size available for t-mobile. Not everyone needs an s4

      • mreveryphone

        After using a phone with one yes they do

      • niftydl

        I think if you are going to spend this much money, why not get a phone which will have better performance for a longer amount of time. Premium a similar or even an extra amount for just the larger screen seems unreasonable.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

      There are T-Mobile customers still demanding the phone.  The Galaxy Note is the non T-Mobile device that people ask about the most at my store second only to the iPhone.

    • Byounngg

      The note 2 coming out in oct. No word if it is t-mobile bound

  • Majid Tahir

    any rumors as to the price for the note? 

  • Lani

    Good grief.  Peeps would complain if TmobileUSA were to start selling the iPhone4S tomorrow.
    Whine whine whine… “Why release the iPhone4S when iPhone5 will be released in 6 months?”

    Yes I’d like to have a updated version of the Note on Tmobile, but at this point I will take a version of the Note that has the least amount of OS bugs.

    • GwapoAko

      I agree with you.. if Tmo will releas iPhone 4$ this month I do not think people will COMPLAIN!!!! :)

  • xkrrms

    So no white version for tmobile? 

  • Djjohnnybraciole

    my close friend was on a plane just a couple of hours ago coming back from hawaii and was conveniently sitting next to a t-mobile rep who had a TMOBILE VERSION OF THE GALAXY NOTE. and he confirmed the date july 11th. he wouldnt let him take pictures though, but what he did say which is the best thing of all is that it comes loaded with ICE CREAM SANDWHICH. im so friggen psyched. hope this excites some of you guys. 

    • Farhan

      I can vouch for this guy. I happened to be sitting in the back seat and saw the Note in all it’s naked glory. Later on while everyone was asleep I swiped the Note and parachuted off the plane. Coincidentally, my parachute was shaped like the Apple logo with a skull and crossbones in the middle. Not that the last part matters, but I thought I’d share.

      ~uploaded from my T-Mobile Galaxy Note~

      • leb

        and i can vouch for THIS guy, while i was boating across the atlantic in my yacht, i seen a man floating down the sky to an uninhabited island. Skull and crossbones on the parachute, and he was carrying what looked like a 5 inch screen phone running ICS. and branded tmobile. i was drinking beer at the time, i dont normally drink beer. but when i do, i drink Dos Equis… coincidentally im the most interesting man in the world.

  • josue cifuentes

    i has the unlocked version and its faster then the at&t one due to its Exyno’s processor…TMO should use the same processor since it dont have 4G LTE or real “4G” just a thought

    • Fray26

       That’s not going to happen. T-Mobile needs to use a Qualcom CPU because the Exynos HSPA goes up to 21 Mbps. So they need to use Qualcom. They support up to 42 Mbps which T-Mobile is using right now.

      • josue cifuentes

        i know that but if TMO does launch the GNote ill have that processor but i love my INT GNote even tho it dont has 4G but the battery last me like 4days with light to moderate use

  • http://www.facebook.com/LSingleton17 Lamar Singleton

    I can’t wait to get the phone, does anyone know what kind of plans tmobile will use with this phone?

  • Fray26

    So this means this will work on a 3G network for ATT? It says it comes with a 850 MHz band and thats what ATT uses for their HSPA. I also read that it will have the Exynos or an S4 CPU but I highly doubt it. If so, then I will buy it

  • vik805

    I bought the ATT version 1 month ago. Didn’t think TM would ever get it, and I disliked my new Amaze4G. Had a friend root it, throw on the TM radio, and could not be happier…except for the fact that if I had waited 2 months, I could have saved some coin! My TMobile speed surpasses his ATT speed. Some other thoughts…for the first time ever I can keyboard (text and email) easily without errors…won’t fit in every pocket…it is lighter in weight than it looks, so I got/love the Otter case…and yes the SG Note is my favorite phone ever. Be prepared to be asked…”what is that thing?”