T-Mobile Officially Announces Galaxy Note II Pricing And Availability For Today, October 24th

Right on schedule,  T-Mobile has announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note II, which includes the first US carrier release of EA’s Need For Speed Most Wanted the MOGA Mobile Gaming system.

The device will be available in retail stores and online at www.T-Mobile.com and paired with a qualifying T-Mobile Value voice and data plan and two year service agreement, the Note II will cost an out-of-pocket down payment of $249.99 with 20 equal monthly payments of $20 per month via T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). The Value plan paired with EIP is offered at T-Mobile retail stores. Customers can also purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note II at T-Mobile retail stores and online for $369.99 (after $50 rebate) with a qualifying T-Mobile Classic voice and data plan and two year service agreement.

So, who is a Galaxy Note II today? Are you skipping this months rent to pay for it?

Don’t forget Walmart’s own $299 price tag and save yourself a few dollars.

T-Mobile

  • ST

    RIP OFF PRICE AS ALWAYS BY TMOBILE< you pay at least $480 with tax with tmobile on 2 year contract. instead, you will be able to get the same TMO version, NO CONTRACT, NO TAX, BRAND NEW for $550 on amazon and ebay in couple of weeks! you never buy phones from tmo unless you are a dumb shopper!

    • TheSchwartz

      Why does Tmobile charge a premium for this and at the GSIII launch?

      • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

        Because you are paying far less for your monthly bill.

        • TheSchwartz

          Not exactly:

          TMobile
          2GB/line 4G Family- $140
          Unlimited 4G Family- $160

          ATT
          4GB Mobile Share- $150
          6GB Mobile Share- $160
          10GB Mobile Share- $180

        • eurohomie

          ok let’s take the first instance into account with 2GB/ line 150-140 =$10 Savings each month. Now the note II is $369 vs 299 on ATT 369-299=70
          20 months until you can upgrade to a new phone so you save 20(10)=200 with T-mobile’s plan.
          Lets say you not only got 1, but got 2 Note IIs you’d pay 2(70)=140 over ATTs price for each of them,
          Net savings with T-mobile = 200-140 =$60
          OMG WOW you still come out on top with T-mobile and you get the Note II before anyone else. Or if you were money consious, you can buy the Note IIs through Wirefly and save an EXTRA $180 on top of that $60 you already saved…

        • eurohomie

          Plus instead of getting charged overages for any data over 2GB, you simply get slowed down.

    • dkbnyc

      I didn’t know about Amazon selling unlocked T-Mobile phones. I always buy my phones off contract as T-Mobiles prices are kind of high. I will most certainly wait for Amazon to get it. Thanks. [Maybe you should change “dumb shopper” to “misinformed shopper”]

  • DJKrazy

    I’m here now , but the store is closed! wth, if i get here two hours early so should the employees! lol

    • Fred S

      Are you serious? You got there early and not a single employee to help? What area and time? Post a pic, this should not be happening on a major launch date.

      • DJKrazy

        I know right. employee should be here in 30min

      • unknown

        Why the f*** would employees be there 2 hours early? Are you 2 retarded?

      • unknown

        Why the f*** would employees be there 2 hours early? Are you 2 retarded?

        • thepanttherlady

          Relax. It was a joke. :)

        • zacamandapio

          Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!

        • thepanttherlady

          No, no, no. Today it’s rawwwwr! =D

        • zacamandapio

          Ha ha.

        • DJKrazy

          Lol, unknown. Cute don’t be scared it’s only the Internet, you should be brave behind your keyboard. But I don’t mind your post, I’ve been too busy playing with my new Note 2, you on the other hand enjoy your iphone 4g. Lol

        • unknown

          iphone 5 idiot

    • DJKrazy

      Ok,its 10am CST and this store should be open! i think the employees are playing a sick joke making me stand outside!

      • haha

        break in! it’s ok! we won’t tell anyone ;) jk

  • Singram

    Does anyone know if walmart has it in stores today?

    • Freddie Lopez

      They said next week to me cause T-Mobile needs to sell em first. Not sure if it’s true though.

  • jian9007

    Wirefly has it for $279.99 new or upgrade.

    • Freddie Lopez

      But they may be out of stock right?

      • jian9007

        Just looked and both colors were showing available.

    • Paul

      How awesome would it be if the retail stores matched prices?!?!
      I’m using an upgrade from my T-Mobile Home line…I don’t know that anyone outside of a Magenta store will be able to do it.
      Yes, I have used this method before.

      • unknown

        You can but you are adding a data plan to that home line.

    • i’m having a hard time carrying over my discounts and plans..they said i couldn’t keep my old $20 unlimited data plan and had to switch to a current plan…hmm

      • eurohomie

        call customer loyalty before ordering and ask them politely if its possible to maintain your current data plan after upgrading, thats what i did… when wirefly changes the plan, call customer loyalty again and get them to just switch it back

    • Dakota

      Buying directly from T-Mobile is more expensive always…unless its a special online or retail sale

  • Richard Yarrell

    http://www.wirefly.com... Check it out over there to.

  • Guest

    So I ordered online from an authorized T-Mobile dealer but didn’t go so well… 1: I have to wait for the device to come in the mail, 2: It may be out of stock so I have to wait longer! 3: My monthly bill had to be change. So I have to call T-Mobile once I get the device to revert back to my normal usage data, text, and minutes. So who else bought their device and from where? Did you get a better discount that T-Mobile was offering?

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      So, you bought it online and you’re surprised you have to wait for the device to be delivered?

      Have you never bought anything online? Did you think it would magically appear in your pocket?

    • LC

      Oh, be careful with the plan change. Most third party retailers have you sign a second contract with them stating you won’t make any major plan changes for a certain period of time or else they’ll charge you their own ETFs. You might want to double check that before you do anything.

  • philly8

    I tried to get mine but its sold out online already for employees…fail

    • crazyjean

      It’s still showing at t-mobile.com/employeephones like you’re doing a new line, but it says out of stock on upgrades. You can add a line and then just cancel it when you get it. It will probably be backordered, but at least you’ll get your order in.

    • lilcapricorn

      No its not sold out for employees it was never available…not yet anyway

      • EZ does it

        thats a lie i ordered 2 at 3am this morning ## WINNING## lol

    • Coen

      Did an employee upgrade at 8:42 eastern this morning for a Grey one. Everything is processing along, and could only choose ground shipping though. Eta 11/1

    • Jay Win

      i was having the same issue around 9am central time. special account told me they have plenty in stock. It was just an issues they had for everyone, told me to check back later. At 11 am I checked and was able to order my phone.

  • Inverness

    I’ve gone back and forth on this phone for days. It looks awesome, but it’s too big an investment not to have LTE capability. I’ll be reading and refreshing all day until someone says for sure that it does or it doesn’t.

    • jian9007

      According to Engadget, who reviewed the T-Mobile version this morning, it has it but is currently software locked/disabled. They referred to the FCC filing and said “Also, according to the T889’s FCC application, the device includes
      support for LTE bands 4 (AWS) and 17, though this particular set of
      radios is currently locked on T-Mobile.”

      Hope that helps some.

      • Inverness

        Thanks, Jian–does “software locked/disabled” mean that it can be unlocked or enabled at some point down the road? I don’t need to do it for myself, but for resale value, it seems like LTE is a must.

        • jian9007

          Yes. It can be unlocked through a software update (from T-Mobile after the LTE network is up, I’m sure) or you could root the phone and install a mod that will unlock it. T-Mobile doesn’t have the network up yet so it makes sense that it would be disabled for now.

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      It doesn’t have LTE capability because T-Mobile doesn’t have LTE capability.

      • Inverness

        Yeah, I know, not now. But if I want to sell the phone down the road, seems like buyer #2 will want it.

        • Sapphireswell

          Spoke to the rep in the store today when I bought this, and he said the device has the LTE capability. The sales associate said that the phone is LTE ready for their launch mid next year. Hopefully his timing is correct.

  • JohnB39

    The reason their phones are so expensive on Classic plans is obviously because they want everyone to move to a Value plan! On the Value Plan, you will pay less out of pocket for this phone than on any other carrier. Depending on your sales tax, with the Value plan you will pay $282-$312 tax, fees, and all. Versus $352-$368 tax and all with any other carrier. Even paying extra sales tax on the Value plan, there is no upgrade fee, so you are going to pay $50-$70 less with T-Mobile than you would with the other carriers. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint now all have $35/$36 upgrade fees. Yes, it also adds phone payments to your bill, but every line is $20 or more cheaper on the Value plan, so your bill will be less, even with the payments than it is on whatever plan you’re on now. Unless everyone gets a $500+ phone, in which case the bill will just be the same. But on the Value plan, you pay less money out of pocket for phones and you usually pay substantially less or at least the same per month as on a plan with discounts.

    • Get_at_Me

      preach!!!!

    • thepanttherlady

      On the Value plan you only pay less out of pocket on DAY 1. Value plan customers pay full retail value of the phone over 20 months. Classic plan customers pay only the initial cost. Plus taxes of course.

      ETA: My post is only regarding cost of the phone, not the plans. :)

      • JohnB39

        What really matters is how much you pay when you check out and how much you pay on your monthly bill. Does it matter what the funds are allocated towards? People can’t wrap their minds around having a bigger price tag on the phone. The fact is, if you have the Value plan, you will pay less when you check out and the same or less when you pay your bill. The Classic plan hides the cost of the phone they’re giving you and the Value plan doesn’t.

        • thepanttherlady

          The pros and cons for the Value vs Classic plans have been discussed ad nauseam throughout these blogs. For the record, I am now a Value plan customer.
          Your original comment states ” On the Value Plan, you will pay less out of pocket for this phone than on any other carrier.” This is a false statement. On the Value plan you pay FULL RETAIL VALUE of the phone. Again, discussing phone, not plan.
          “People can’t wrap their minds around having a bigger price tag on the phone.” The phone is currently $649.99. Does a smaller down payment with 20 – $20 payments help? Absolutely. Playing word semantics isn’t going to change the device price a Value plan customer has to pay.

        • You know he meant less up front cost.

        • thepanttherlady

          I know what he meant. You know what he meant.

          Have you gone through the past several blogs with others asking questions where the answers were addressed in the actual blog post? O_o Unfortunately, we do not live in a world where common sense is, well, common.

    • Guest

      Value plan costs more for me. I’ve done the math. I have a really good plan I think, which is why its probably as cheap as its going to get. Also, have to pay a $200 migration fee to switch. All my “savings” would be paid out right there…

    • Everything you said I agree with but Tmo is shooting themselves in the foot. I would love to go to a value plan but they wanna charge me $200 to migrate. Now do they really want me on a value plan? its hard to tell. That’s why I will keep my classic plan and upgrade via third party retailer to avoid the higher prices.

      • eanfoso

        When is the last time you got an upgrade?? Because t-mobile recently changed their policy regarding migration, and changed it to the last time a person upgraded, and not when you last renewed a contract

        • That rule change was for upgrade eligibility not for migration fee. I just chatted with a rep who said the fee is still in effect.

        • eanfoso

          My point exactly, i almost got into a fight at a t-mobile store because the guy claimed the migration fee was based on contract, but it wasn’t until we called customer service when they confirmed it was based now on the last time you upgraded, so i ask again, when is the last time you upgraded??? Just trying to help you out here man

        • Victor A Paulo

          The migration change takes effect november 11th. right now its based on contract dates. after the 11th it will be based on the last time you upgraded. hope this clears up any confusion.

        • eanfoso

          No, it was changed
          actually back in September,
          As a
          Matter of fact, David made an article about it, isn’t that right @david? Because I took advantage of that sweet offer and jumped into value with 5 lines lol :)

      • lnxarepou812

        and starting Nov. 11th the migration fee policy is changing–not sure the whole details as our training was cut short but it looks like they may be gone for good :)

  • wireflyfriends.com has both colors for $249.99!!!

  • larrrs

    I ordered it at 3:30am this morning on the employee site…It went quick for employees…Also this is a limited distribution of the device as well (meaning they didnt make enough) …Meaning it will probally sell out quick this morning

    • jbible

      Same here. I checked it at about 3:15 and it wasn’t there, so I dozed off and was able to place my order when I woke up a little before 5. Have you gotten an e-mail saying yours was back ordered?

  • Zach Mauch

    I just don’t see any reason people go with the classic plans besides ignorance.

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      Except my classic plan costs less per month than any of the current plans.

      Apparently YOU are the ignorant one.

      • JohnB39

        The Classic plan is more expensive than Value plan. Those names are the names of the two types of plans CURRENTLY offered by T-Mobile. If you are paying less than the Value plan, then you must be on a grandfathered rate plan and are probably limited in your upgrade options anyway. For example, Classic family plan with Unlimited talk, text, and web is $139.98, $50 for additional lines, same Value plan is $99.99 and $35 for additional lines. If yours is less, then you are not on a Classic plan.

        • Mark

          I’m paying under $140/month for 3 lines, enough shared minutes to effectively be unlimited, unlimited text and 1 5GB data plan (only 1 smartphone). Had no trouble upgrading my phone when the time came.

        • eurohomie

          Actually, if you’ve been with T-mobile long enough you get discounts for your monthly plan on classic plans. for example i’m on the 79.99/mo unlimited everything plan w/2GB data but T-mobile loyalty upgraded me to Unlimited data for no extra cost. I also have that caller ID service for free. The best thing the monthly4G plans have to offer is $70/mo for 5GB of data and Value plan with the features I have is 74.99/mo. My classic plan with a few modifications from customer loyalty comes out to be a much better deal since I can upgrade every 20 months and once I do all i have to do is call back loyalty and get them to bring back the extra features I had before upgrading through a 3rd party

      • bgale14

        I find that hard to believe

    • qpinto

      i pay 60 bucks a month for my even more plus plan which was a classic plan from way back. 500 minutes, unlimited text, unlimited data with tethering. with wifi calling i basically have unlimited everything considering there is wifi almost everywhere i go. there isnt anywhere that can beat that price.

      • LC

        Even more plus was more like the Value plan way back, not the classic plan. Even more plans were the equivalent Classic plans at that point.

    • eurohomie

      I bought the unlimited everything plan with 2GB data for 79.99/mo and got a free sidekick 4G when it first came out. Because I’ve been with T-mobile for so long, customer loyalty upgraded me to unlimited data at no extra cost… 79.99/mo for unlimited data (and yes I do use it) when upgrading again, I used wireflyfriends and bought the Note II for 249(NO tax) how much is the value plan for unlimited 4G with no throttle? there isn’t one, soooooo my conclusion is WINNING

  • dethduck

    Apparently, if you are getting it from TMobile online or at a corporate store, you cannot get it as an upgrade for existing lines. Seems they only want to sell it either new accounts or new lines on existing accounts. http://support.t-mobile.com/thread/34460?tstart=0

    • dethduck

      And here’s TMobile on twitter, completely sidestepping and refusing to address the issue that existing customers are denied the ability to upgrade to the GN2 for no good reason. https://twitter.com/dethduck/status/261102360896602112

    • 21stNow

      That depends on the store. I got the phone on my existing Monthly 4G plan.

  • JohnB39

    I waited all night to order, kept checking because I wanted to make sure I was one of the first. Finally showed available when I ordered it at about 5 AM EST, and I placed my order on the official T-Mobile site. 6:42 AM EST, I get an e-mail telling me it’s back-ordered. I hope this is just something they’re telling everyone because of demand. Looks like they’re still taking new orders and it says delivery is estimated for Nov 1, which is the same date it told me when I first placed the order.

  • NOTE Taker

    When I look to order as an upgrade on T-mobile website it tell me OUT OF STOCK. When I do it as a new customer, it gives me the option to order…hmm. Shady business.

  • atari37

    These prices are getting out of control. With Tax, I will have to pay just shy of $400 for a subsidized Note 2. Almost seems like they are trying to get customers on value plans instead of the classic plans.

    • Dakota

      Its still pretty much the same with value..just spread out. Anyone who wants this should buy from a third party..or better yet Tmo always eventually has sales if you wait long enough. Abt month ago, SG3 was free on T-Mobile.com

      • TheSchwartz

        $409.89 including tax after rebate in Washington. $328.49 including tax on other carriers. This is absurd.

        • CRT24

          Dont you think the fact that other carriers charge more for service has something to do with the fact that they sell the phone for a lower price than t-mobile does on their classic plan….. But the phone is $50 less up front on t-mobile value plans than the other carriers….. What’s absurd is that this has been pointed out numerous times on this blog and yet you still can’t get it through your thick head.

        • TheSchwartz

          How much more do carriers really charge? TMobile offers an inferior service, charges more for their devices, and in some cases, isn’t much cheaper than the competition.

          TMobile
          2GB/line 4G Family- $140
          Unlimited 4G Family- $160
          ATT
          4GB Mobile Share- $150
          6GB Mobile Share- $160
          10GB Mobile Share- $180
          Sprint
          Everything Data Family 1500- $150
          Verizon
          4GB Share Everything- $150
          6GB Share Everything- $160

        • CRT24

          Those are classic prices, value is 100.00/month for 2 lines with the parameters you laid out. Total 2 year cost with t-mobile including phones is 3800, att would be 4400.00, verizon would be 4200. 00, and sprint 4200.00 as well for the lesser 1500 plan you tried to sneak in there. As far as t-mobile having “inferior service” is a matter of opinion not fact and damn sure is a false statement in comparison to sprint. So you pay a minimum of 400.00 more over 2 years and the difference in the cost of the phone on classice you people keep pointing to is 70.00. $400 is more than $70 last time i checked but hey thats what the other carriers want you to think, that our phone prices are lower so its a better deal and sheep like you believe it despite the numbers saying you are paying more overall.

        • eanfoso

          You just proved yourself wrong, retard, a contract extends for 24 months so in just eight months (assuming its where you spend 10$ extra) you will pay for that device, so all in all you’ve just said to the public they can save at least $180 and in value it’s even more savings

        • TheSchwartz

          Those are prices for two line family plans, so on their cheapest plan you’re paying $140 more for two devices with TMobile but saving $240- a difference of $100. The big carriers can get away with that since they have better networks.

        • eanfoso

          Sure, Verizon has a better network, but you really can’t take advantage with a shared plan that gives you 300mb for 40$, i thought about getting an iPhone from Verizon but no matter what rep i turned to they claim a new customer has to enroll in a shared plan, i couldn’t stop laughing, AT&T charges twice for their stuff, like unlimited texting is 20$ vs 10$ on t-mobile, no such thing as unlimited data and for their 300mb they charge 20$, which is what t-mobile charges for 2 gigs, on value that price knocks to 10$, sprint charges an extra 10$ for smartphone usage which i believe is pathetic, and the one that comes closest in price is sprint, and to say that sprint has a better network than t-mobile is laughable.

        • unknown

          Verizon has 1 gig instead of 300mb

    • unknown

      That is the whole point T-Mobile wants everybody on value plans.

      • thepanttherlady

        Ding ding ding! :)

      • srr79

        Classic plans are being phased out!!!

    • kbt1020

      Talked to a T-mobile rep . Gave me a $60 credit on my bill and $18 for activation. Also upgraded me from 2gb unlimited plus to 5gb unlimited plus w/ no additional charge. That wasn’t too bad.

  • TATAYMO

    getting the gray in store this morning. i wante the white but im positive it will have the same light leaks on the capacitive buttons like the S3 which is ugly. U can’t even see the capacitive buttons it’s just globs of light LOL

  • sokoto

    Im so disgusted with tmobile. I cant ever see myself paying over 400 dollars for a phone I could care less about a 50 dollar rebate, what the heck is that! I have been with them for at least 8 years and this is how they repay their loyal customers with the Caligula fist up the butt! Sam’s Club has it on line if your eligible for an upgrade for 279.00.

  • David Anderson

    At the store but they are having computer problems and I cant get it until they come up. He said it is all stores. Anyone else having that?

    • CapriciousWhim

      No, my stores were ready to go, they just don’t have white. I’ve tried 3 local stores so far. We were told both were launching today, very upset if they only shipped gray to the retail locations.

      • thepanttherlady

        It may be that they didn’t ship white to the retail locations but white is launching today. :)

    • 21stNow

      I was told the same thing. I got the call right after 11 to say that the system was back up, but I had already bought it in a second store that sold the phone to me through Watson.

  • CapriciousWhim

    Having trouble finding one in a store in White, even though we were assured both were launching today.

    • David Anderson

      Well it took about 45-60 minutes for the system to come up. I didn’t get out of the store until 11:30. Glad I’m working nights this week. It’s a nice looking phone. I wanted gray but when I told him that, he did say it was all they had anyway.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    As I previously stated, I beat Pimpstrong in Line for this BEAST!!! Where you at PStreagle? Oh yeah, that’s right, you’re still sleeping. LOL

    So technically, I’ll have to pay $419 with a $20 monthly installments since I’m on a Value plan right?

    • thepanttherlady

      $249.99 (plus tax if applicable) with $20 monthly installments for the Value plan.The $419 is for the Classic plan.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Seriously though, I’m going to wait on this device. Something is telling me that it will be filled with bugs and Samsung will have to iron out some things via an Update. Also I’m not fond of any of the current color offerings. I want that woodgrain brown that was shown on that S3 that never came out.

    Congrats to all that have grabbed one though.

  • Rob Daman

    I called retentions and was told it’s already backordered.

  • ccnet005

    Got to my tmo store and the shutters were halfway and the guys were mopping.
    I stood right by the door.
    First, they couldn’t open the cage where the phones were at.
    Second, when they got the cage unlocked they had some type of computer outage/problem.
    Finally everything worked and I got my little phonezilla, grey just like all good aliens!!!!

  • luis

    I have mines since yesterday

  • Get it from WIREFLY, it’s only $249.99 no rebates!!! Wirefly friends and family site. $249 for classic, no rebates!!!!!!!!

  • Bobby

    12 more days until Google lets us know if they will carry it. Gonna be a long 12 days!

  • Chris

    Yay! Going to pick mine up after work :) Hope they have some left…

  • eurohomie

    Cant wait til Nov. 1 to get my upgrade… hope wirefly, sams club, and walmart dont all sell out by then…

  • nycplayboy78

    At T-Mobile this morning at 10AM EST and they told me that their systems are down to come back later

    • thepanttherlady

      Ouch! :)

    • ccnet005

      Wow, that’s what happened here at 9:00 am cst.
      Must be all the note lovers overloading their stuff.

    • 21stNow

      Same here. I’ve got mine now, though.

  • B

    So what’s the best way of getting this been so out of it with Tmobile Plans. I’m paying $66 before taxes and after discount for Unlimited Mins/ $20 Net/ and 300 messages. I haven’t been on contract in 6+ years. Will they make me change over to one of those Classic and Value Plans.

    • TeaBagz

      Buy it full price and you are fine. I have been off contract for years and just keep buying whatever I want. If you want a subsidized price or installments, then go on contract.

      • B

        Yea just did some number looks like I would pay the same after 2years by Full Price or Value Plan I gain Mobile Hot Spot and Unlimited Messages. I’ll call up and see if I can get any discount off montly bill for signing contracts like some people have if so I’ll prob sign contract.

  • Amit

    Hey Guys, what is the full retail price of the device in the T-mobile store?

    • thepanttherlady

      The answer is in the screen shot above.

  • justin

    went to a t-mo corporate store, tried to buy a note 2 out of contract, and they refused to take my money. they said as of now they are only selling the note 2 with a contact. greedy pigs.

  • ReptarStoleMyMojo

    My T-Mobile said they won’t have the white version until closer to the holidays -___-

    • thepanttherlady

      *sad*

    • fubarduck

      Some franchise stores only got Titanium Grey. Find a Corporate store with the T-Mobile locator, they should have both colors.

      • unknown

        Sorry but you’re wrong corporate stores also only received the gray note 2

        • fubarduck

          Really? I must have found this one in a dumpster. http://i49.tinypic.com/k9gx3o.jpg

        • I think what he means is that not ALL corporate stores have both colors…I went to the corporate store below the TMO headquarters and they only had titanium grey for now. They said they will be getting the white shortly though.

  • LTExcited

    how do we tell if it works on LTE? will we just have to wait till next year?

    • jian9007

      It has been confirmed by AnandTech that it is the same hardware as ATT version. It has the MDM9215 capable of LTE (both AT&T and T-Mobile LTE). T-Mobile just has it software locked and I suspect that they’ll just issue an OTA next year once it’s switched on. If the phone is unlocked, the LTE is present. Here is the link to the AnandTech article describing and confirming the LTE- http://www.anandtech.com/show/6386/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-t-mobile-/9

  • Joe Shark

    $650 no contract, why even bother with contact price?

    • TATAYMO

      because of the 20x $20. lol

    • That a decent price. they can’t price it on the same terms as a gs3 this one is better. But if you wait a month or 2 it’ll drop at least $50for full retail from t-mo

  • Dakota

    Asking people to put down over $400 for a phone? On contract? (Yes I know there’s a stinkin rebate)..seems crazy to me..not quite reinforcing that value message..more than most small tablets …Wonder if this will be a higher price than other carriers just like they did with SG3

  • steez12

    they only have the gray one in stock

    • ReptarStoleMyMojo

      I wanted the white one but I’m not waiting any longer for this phone

  • Johnny Calderon

    I called customer care to inquire about the 32gb model they said they will only carry the 16gb for now and dont know if they will get the 32gb , i was really looking foward to getting the 32gb since i ran out of storage fast on my 16gb GS3 :-(

    • Get a 32gb sd card it has removable storage… even your gs3 does.

      • Johnny Calderon

        i know i had a 64gb in my gs3 witch didnt help much since all the games data gose onto the internal memory this is why i wanted to get the 32gb

  • GeekNerdStuff

    Ugh. I called in and they were sold out or on backorder. I think white will be hard to get first. I am supposed to get a call next Tuesday. Fine with me considering mine will be free.. I just have to pay taxes and shipping. Guess the wait will be worth it then. :)

  • Why is everybody else selling this phone for $300 and T-Mobile has to sell their’s for $70 plus that dam rebate. T-Mobile stop being stupid and subsidize the price lower to make yourself actually competitive Prices like this is the reason why I have been thinking about switching and I have had T-Mobile now for over 7 years.

  • 21stNow

    I finally got it! The system was down when I went to the store this morning. I had to go to a second store to get it. It’s beautiful to behold!

  • Paul

    Got it…totally awesome. That’s all I can say.

  • brian

    Anybody else have the qualcomm sticker on theirs!? Uh ohh. How do I tell what processor I have?

    • thepanttherlady

      Wouldn’t the box provide that information?

  • thepanttherlady

    Don’t forget the 30% off accessories coupon on the T-Mobile Facebook site. It’s good until 12/31/12 so if you’re not getting the Note 2, you can still use it for another device. :)

    • GeekNerdStuff

      Oh man I totally forgot about it. Thanks!!!

  • SG211

    First post on the site (been lurking for awhile). Anyhow, just got home with my shiny new Note 2! I was able to convince my family to switch over to a Value Family Plan, and even with the added $20 installment payments (for 20 months), our bill is actually going to be about $30-40 less per month, for 5 lines (we were on an old grandfathered 3000 minute Family Plan).

    Also, we were able to go through Loyalty to switch over to Value, and they reduced the migration fee for my Mother’s line from $200 to $100 (she had just upgraded 7 months ago; no one else had upgraded in 2+ years), as well as giving us next month’s service totally free, saving us an additional $50 right off the bat! My family is so happy to have lowered the plan, we are all going to absorb the cost of my $20 monthly EIP into the overall cost, so essentially, my G Note 2 only cost me $300. After 20 months, we’ll be saving even more.

    I was glad that I had read a lot about the Classic vs. Value argument on here, because the whole idea is a little confusing to some, but it can save you some serious money. I had to explain it to the family a few times, that yes, I will be essentially paying full MSRP for the phone, but if you look at it long term, we’re actually still saving money every month, which basically ‘subsidized’ the phone for me.

    Cheers to everyone who is able to grab one today. When I talked directly to loyalty, they were sold out, but the first store I went to had 3 in stock, of which I purchased the first.

    • thepanttherlady

      Welcome, and congrats to you!! :)

    • Guest

      LTE?

      • Motoki_Mo

        Even if the phone can do it how would he check for it? T-Mobile’s LTE network is not up yet.

    • Victor A Paulo

      Love it when customers finally understand the savings in value. you are one of the smart ones. I had a lady get pissed off at me cause i saved her husband a hundred dollars up front and made her bill go down 30.00 every month because she couldnt get past the “full cost” of the phone part. I tried so many different ways to explain it to her. Theres just no helping some people.

  • GeekNerdStuff

    May I ask if anyone had luck with getting white? If so, how do you like it so far …over Titanium.

    • thepanttherlady

      I’m also interested in the answer to this.

  • nycplayboy78

    YEAH HOOKAS!!!!! I got my white GN2 at my local T-Mobile store FULL price 682.49 :)

    WooHoo!!!!

    Now its time to root this MoFo….Android Revolution HD 3.0…..

  • TyRetr0

    That’s way too much. Your better off buying a real tablet for that price. Or you could get a Nexus 7 and an HTC One S for the same price!

    • eurohomie

      that’s why you don’t buy from T-mobile… I paid 249 for mine w/ NO tax

  • lapp

    ok so i spent the whole day arguing w tmobile. they sent me to 2 different stores in opposite directions of my residence and in the end after all the hubbabaloo we go through everytime w phone companies the note was gonna cost me 475$, i obv declined. wirefly canceld my order because i didnt have the “full upgrade” even tho tmobile says i do. does anyone know whats goin on w walmart(when theyll recieve the phone or how much) or any other way to get this beaut without breakin the bank?

  • foodarchitecht

    Went to a T-Mobile corporate store this morning and they had 3 of each color. I was #5 in line. When I asked if I could purchase out of contract, they said NO – new customers only! Really??? You don’t want my money??? LOL. So I call another tmo store down the road and the rep says they aren’t supposed to sell them out of contract yet but he go ahead and do it for me. Ok cool so I race down there and wait about 20 minutes behind the other 2 people who are currently purchasing their Note 2’s. When the rep finally becomes available to help me he pulls up my account, tries to add the Note 2 to my plan only to break my heart and say he is not allowed to because I have the Even More Plus plan which is not compatible. HAHA thats funny because my GS3 works just fine with it. He apologized and said he would not be able to override the system unless I opted to upgrade my plan with the 2 year agreement one. Ummmm NO.

    Called 611 and spoke with a gentlemen who reassured me T-Mobile wants to keep me as a customer. Right, ok keep talkin. Ended up selling me the phone out of contract ($649) and changed my plan to one that is $49/mo but retains all of the same features as the Even More Plus plan ($59/mo). I logged into my account and confirmed everything is accurate via the Account History tool. So stoked!!! Cannot wait to get it! Hopefully by Friday.

    • Motoki_Mo

      I had a feeling shenanigans like this was going to go on. You can’t order if from their website (yet) without a contract either. I don’t feel like being harassed into a contract. I haven’t had one for years and don’t want one.

  • Shut the hell up damn. I remember paying $350 for a Nextel i930 when it was the host gadget. Sign a contract to get it less or do as me and pay full $649.99 . No one is forcing you to spend your money no one cares to hear you’ll wait to buy it or you’re going to another carrier because upfront it’s less but monthly more I mean add something of substance to the comments boards or be silent. And for the love of cheeses pizza EVERY carrier has good great and bad coverage areas and every company has good great and bad employees and services STOP making your personal experience definitive of the whole! Get a clue. K

  • nycplayboy78

    Well I am enjoying my new 16GB GN2 with a SanDisk class 10 microSDHX card in it…..The only thing though there aren’t any ROMs out yet for our particular variant (SGH-T889) on XDA but they are frantically working on it so give them a few days and we will be some rooting MoFos :)

  • larrrs

    This was an “soft opening” for the Note 2, meaning a limited distribution, so there are stores that are out of stock already, originally T-Mobile wasnt going to release the Note 2 until NOv 7th, that is still projected as when Tmobile will have satisfactory supplies. Already ordered two of them through employee site, they are all saying 11/1 as expected delivery, but you will get an email that it is backordered. This was expected to happen due to the limted supply

  • farfromovin

    These prices are great. For $650 I have a device that dominates everything on the market. So happy that Tmo came out swinging first AGAIN. Too bad white phones aren’t available in any stores (for the wif). This thing has soo many features, coming from a Gnex, I’m a little overwhelmed right now. Just gotta say I’m going to LOVE the battery!

    • 21stNow

      One of the stores that I went to had the white ones. My understanding is that only corporate stores got the white ones and that they were in high demand.

  • Bhavin Pardiwala

    will this work on future TMobile LTE Network??

  • My Local T-mo told me they got the 32gb available only online..

  • jian9007

    I’m happy that AnandTech confirmed that the T-Mobile hardware is identical to the AT&T version and has LTE. I have a post awaiting moderation with the link in it, but you can always Google T-Mobile Note 2 LTE AnandTech to find it (it should be the first result if you Google those exact words). This is excellent news. I just have to wait and see what Google’s announcement is on Monday before I pull the trigger. As it stands now it’s between this and the Nexus 4 (or whatever they’ll be calling it) for me. I’m liking the phone choices that are upcoming for T-Mobile.

  • Does anyone know if the note 2 is LTE ready.

  • Note2quadcore

    Are they going to release a 32GB version? In T-mobile website they only have 16GB.

  • Singram

    I called and changed my lines over to value since we had only 1 phone still on contract. And they did, its going to drop my monthly bill by 65 bucks a month, and we now have unlimited mins instead of 3000 for all the phone. And with EIP ill still be under my monthly or the same depending on how many lines do an upgrade. So ill be saving a ton when not on an EIP, hell even with EIP on 2 of the lines it will still be cheaper. Very good move to change over. The rep even waved/credited the fee on the one line that wasn’t up on contract. Now off to the Tmo store at lunch to get my Note II

  • David

    Anybody know if Tmo will be getting the 32 or 64 gb version of the note 2? I had planned on buying one (full price, as I used my ‘upgrade’ a few months back for the S3) but unless they come out with one of the larger versions, I probably won’t bother. I’ve already used up over half of my 32gb S3 (also have a 64 gb card in there too).

  • LMAO@_Y O U

    How about this. If you can afford the phone buy it. If not, then don’t and stop bitchin! All I see is cry babys and complainers on this page jesus christ!