Samsung Galaxy Note 7 official, early buyers get a free gift

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Another 2016 flagship smartphone is now official, as Samsung just took the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 7.

As expected, the Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t look hugely different from the Galaxy Note 5 when it comes to design, but it does have one big feature that’s different from the Note 5. The Galaxy Note 7’s display features dual curved edges, making its more like the screen found on the Galaxy S7 edge than the flat display on the Note 5. The Note 7’s screen is a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 5 and a resolution of 2560×1440.

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Another major new feature of the Note 7 is one that doesn’t quite jump out at you like the dual curved display does. Above that display is an iris scanner that gives you added security beyond the fingerprint reader that’s built in to the home button. This iris scanner can unlock your phone like you’d expect, but you can also use it to authenticate Samsung Pay purchases and access other apps and services that support Samsung Pass.

Moving to the bottom of the Galaxy Note 7, we’re greeted by a USB Type-C port for charging. This makes the Note 7 the first Samsung flagship to come equipped with a reversible USB Type-C port.

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When it comes to raw specs, the Galaxy Note 7 offers the high-end specs that you’d expect from an Android flagship in 2016. There’s 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD card slot, Snapdragon 820 processor, fast charging, wireless charging, and a 3500mAh battery, all wrapped in a body that’s IP68-rated for water resistance. There’s also a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization on the Note 7’s backside, while the front of the new Note is home to a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

Of course, there’s also an included S Pen stylus to make this Note 7 a proper Note. Samsung says that the S Pen features a smaller 0.7mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity.

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On the software side, the Galaxy Note 7 runs Android 6.0.1 beneath Samsung’s custom user interface. Because the Note 7 has a dual curved edge display like the S7 edge, it also includes Samsung’s Edge Panel software feature like the S7 edge. Edge Panel gives you quick access to apps, news, and other functionality. Samsung has also included several S Pen-specific software features, like Screen Off Memo for jotting down a note when the Note 7’s display is off, new Air Command features including a translation tool, and a new Samsung Notes app that’ll be your home for notes and drawings. Perhaps most importantly, Samsung’s Smart Select tool will help you create and share GIFs.

The Galaxy Note 7 will be available for pre-order from T-Mobile starting tonight at 9:01 pm PT/12:01 am ET. You’ll be able to pre-order online, by calling customer care, or by visiting your friendly neighborhood T-Mobile store when they open. The Galaxy Note 7 will hit T-Mobile stores on August 19.

Pricing for T-Mo’s Note 7 will be set at $69.99 down and 24 payments of $32.50, or $849.99 full retail. If you choose to get the Note 7 with JUMP! On Demand, you’ll pay $69.99 upfront and $32.50 per month for a 24-month lease.

Color options for the Note 7 include Blue Coral, Black Onyx, and Silver Titanium. Samsung today also announced a Gold Platinum Note 7 that you can see below, but it doesn’t look like that version will be coming to the U.S., at least not initially.

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Folks that do buy a Galaxy Note 7 early will get a gift to go with their new phone. Buyers will get to choose either a free Samsung Gear Fit 2 wearable, a 256GB microSD card, or a free year of Netflix. These gifts will be available to anyone that buys a Galaxy Note 7 before August 28.

Finally, Samsung today announced an updated Gear VR headset. This model includes a USB Type-C connector so that it can work with the Note 7, but it’s also got a microUSB connector so that it’s compatible with Galaxy S6 and Note 5 devices, too. This new Gear VR will launch on August 19.

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So now that it’s officially official, what do you think of the Galaxy Note 7? Will you be buying one?

Sources: Samsung, T-Mobile

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  • Fullmetal_Omar

    This looks tempting, might ditch my iPhone 6 for good. Its been good to me but it just horrible with battery after nearly 2 years

  • Shawn G.

    Any details on the pricing for JOD users?

    • Calgrav24

      I am wondering the same thing.
      What happened to JOD phones being $0 down. That was one of the reasons I liked it.

      • DrakenFX

        Some phones (brand new) have down payments, but low monthly pay

        • Calgrav24

          If you watch the YouTube video that tmobile posted about a year ago John made it a point that JOD was about letting you upgrade with no money out of pocket.

      • Tinger12

        Tmobile made EIP and JoD limited to around the $30/month payment so down payments are becoming the norm from Tmobile. This phone looks nice and all, but that price. I’d have to sell my left nut to buy it.

    • Alex Wagner

      T-Mobile tells me that JOD pricing is $69.99 upfront and $32.50 per month for a 24 month lease.

  • hawkstwelve

    Gone are the days when the Note line was a sophisticated, power-user phone that stood above the S line in terms of both design and specs. Make no mistake, this is an S7 Edge with a stylus and smaller battery. Oh, Samsung… How far you’ve fallen.

    • Zacamandapio

      Samsung wants to milk the customers like the fruit companies. I

  • DrakenFX

    I was just waiting for official specs, so i could decide between N7 or Axon 7 and I’ll go with Axon 7 (similar specs just little differences)

    • steveb944

      And you can buy two for the price of one.

      • DrakenFX

        Just got one from best buy, on my way for store Pick-up :)

        • steveb944

          Enjoy it!

  • Eric Edwards

    Not at that price. I could get an awesome tv or tablet or plane ticket to London. I’ll stick with my S7.

  • Jsun

    The Unboxing video with @askdes was more exciting than the unveil and phone itself!
    The good thing about the note 7 is that it is making me save money by sticking to my note 4.

  • T Redd

    Damn that price.. I was hoping was a flat version. Looks ill wait and see what the v20 will offer.. I may have to stick with my note 4 another year.

    • steveb944

      I’ll also hold out for the V20 as well as the new Nexus at this point. So disappointing thus far.

    • rjgreen3

      Have to hit Powerball to upgrade my phone…

  • steveb944

    Rather get two Axon 7’s (front facing speakers) or Oneplus 3’s (6GB RAM) for that price.

  • tranceformer978

    I’ll pass. For that price, I’d want a BOGO offer. Waiting for the V20 now.

  • Dean

    What happened to the BOGO rumor?

  • kevev

    That price!!??? :(

    • Philip

      Sell the free gift. I am selling my Note 5. It can easily get to $300.

  • Philip

    Is there going to be a flat (non curve) Note 7?

    • John Wentworth

      nope

  • I’m friend of friend

    I can buy a 50inch 4k TV for that price.

    • StevenM

      Actually, you can buy a 65″ LG 4k at MicroCenter for that price. Device prices are out of control.

    • Spanky

      Yup. I bought a 50″ 4K Samsung for that price a couple of months ago. I’m sure it’ll last me a lot longer than a phone, too.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      You realize that the tech in that TV basically what’s inside an entry level phone, right? TV tech is pretty light since it’s scope of use is very limited and size is not an object. Nobody complains when it takes 6 seconds for Netflix to load on their TV, but they would throw their phone at the wall if it did it there.

  • Android_God

    If the Nexus 6p is still $100 off that mean you can get 2 Nexus 6p’s for the price of one Note 7! LOL!!!!!

    • jralphroman

      6p is garbage and with half the features of the Note 7

      • Android_God

        Who hurt you? Was it Google?!?!?! Did they leave a steamer on the living room of your double-wide?

        • MisterSuperGod

          Nice. Burn!

      • lomsha

        Lol

    • A few Credit Here and There…

      Yes, well stated, to each his/her own… but, I like to keep it budget friendly. As a loyal customer, I have been very successful in doing so thus far, which has included a number of high end phones (Samsung, Nexus, and iphone, etc.) with a few credit here and there…

    • Philip

      You are not comparing apple to apple. Note 7 has s-pen, wireless charging, iris scanner.

    • #Note5 IsBoss

      Nexus is boring, useless, and typical dull stock android worthless

      • squiddy20

        This is the same cut and paste answer you’ve been giving for years without ever explaining how or why. Good job sheep.

      • John

        Are phones supposed to be entertaining something?

      • lomsha

        To you

      • Android_God

        I’VE BEEN WAITING ALL DAY FOR YOU TO RESPOND!!!

    • BreakThaLawFTP

      You can get 10 Galaxy Core Primes for the price of one Note 7, your point?

  • Cellphone Chris

    The only question for me is which gift to order. I have a Gear S2 Classic, and a 200GB Sandisk – Most likely add another year of Netflix; JOD has allowed me to rack up credits!

    • GersonT1000

      I wouldn’t recommend the memory card because there’s no detail on what speed class it is. One year of Netflix is about $120, and the Gear Fit 2 is about $150 on Amazon, so I’d go for the Gear Fit. However, I see that some Samsung 256GB microSD cards are more than $200, so if it’s one of those I’d go for the card and sell it.

      • Croq

        On the Samsung rebate page, in the fine print, it says that the memory card is valued at $249, which happens to be the price of the 256GB EVO+ microSD card on Samsung’s site. So I bet that’s what they’ll be giving out.

        • Vlad

          Exactly, that’s the only possibility. Samsung doesn’t have any other 256GB cards. This one just came out.

      • George Salcedo

        Let’s hope you get the “free gifts,” to this day I still haven’t received my promotional items from the season of giving event for buying the Note 5

  • mreveryphone

    256gb micro SD card please!

  • Croq

    From @TMobileHelp: “Thanks for reaching out to T-Force today! The Note 7 is a higher model of the Galaxy lineup so it does have a down payment but the good news is that it is under $100 at $69.99 for EIP and JOD customers. Even better is that JOD customers can also take advantage of the free items!”

    • Acdc1a

      If that were the case all but the on5 would require a down payment. This is a case of T-Mobile changing the rules to suit themselves.

      • Croq

        Totally agree – the whole reason I switched to Jump On Demand from the original program was to avoid the down-payments and more importantly, the up-front sales tax – I won’t be surprised if I have to pay tax on the $69.99 if I choose to do it.

        • Acdc1a

          So many good phones for so little today I’ve dropped all of the plans and my bill with it. My Galaxy S5 was the last one and also the last Samsung flagship I see myself buying.

        • Patrick Day

          Why buy a Samsung phone at all? Too expensive for what it brings. Those new Asus phones look great and have better specs than the S7/E..and note 7. If I get another Android phone It’ll be a pick of the OP3, Asus, or V20. Too much carrier bloat.

      • Prode

        I agree. My guess is that since the phones keep going up in cost T-Mobile just doesn’t want to give that much money to a customer up front and they want to you cover some of it. No clue why.

    • Mike Sage

      This seems weird. The only info I can find regarding pre-order pricing states that it will be $69.99 down and $32.50 for 24 months, but aren’t JOD terms 18 months? So it doesn’t really match up. I hope the down payment doesn’t apply to JOD, zero downs are really the only reason I chose to go with JOD.

      • Erik

        JOD is 18months. The final 6 months will be due on the 18th month if u want to keep it t BG e device. Otherwise trade it for something else.

  • George Salcedo

    Samsung has to start lowering prices on flagships especially since most Chinese companies come stock Android.

    • AnthonyReyes

      android isn’t what sales the phone, its the hardware. But they are starting to get greedy. They use to be the choice to go with if you wanted a open OS smartphone cheaper than iPhone

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    That 64gb built in plus that 256gb as card sounds awesome

  • brent

    tmobile says i cant pre order with jump on demand?

    • Hoggles

      That can’t be true. Call back at 9:01pm post and place your JOD order.

      • brent

        was on the phone with tmobile again and they told me no jod..??? ill try when they open up the site..

      • Brent

        Thanks you were rite I called 611 on the phone and had no problems..

    • Vlad

      That can’t be true, I’ve done it with galaxy 7, without pre-order will not be possible to buy the phone. It will be out of stock for at least 2-3 months after release date. That what happened with gs7 edge.

    • AnthonyReyes

      posted on reddit that you indeed can JOD for note 7

  • TheRealKingSen

    Was slightly interested until I saw the price. Might as well wait till the next nexus comes out for New phone

    • Acdc1a

      If you’re convinced you want it, a refurb from Mywit will be $400 in 6 months. No sense in paying over twice that in my book.

  • Benben

    Another phone no one needs

    • Hoggles

      Congrats! You’ve officially posted a total troll post.

      I need it. I want it. I’m getting it. I think a few other people will be too.

      I think that means you’re 100% wrong.

      Cheer up buttercup, life will get better for you :)

      • Benben

        If I am a troll you are just another Samsung zombie

        • Hoggles

          You posted a 100% troll post. That is a fact.

          To answer your question, no I’m not loyal to any brand. I have an iPhone (work), iPad3, a Nexus 10 and my current daily, Note 5. Love em all for various reasons.

          There are people out there that simply love tech…no matter who makes it :)

        • Benben

          I don’t speak zombie sorry

        • Hoggles

          No one’s perfect. Chin up bro. Life will get better.

        • Benben

          I’m sure that no one knows it better than you

        • Hoggles

          You do speak Zombie! Gotcha!

          I do know that’s life is good. Absolutely :)

        • Benben

          i speak klingon which is totally different

    • #Note5 IsBoss

      It’s pretty sad when you can’t afford what you want.

      • thepanttherlady

        Nothing in the post you responded to states OP can’t afford it.

        • #Note5 IsBoss

          Nothing said he can either. Bottom line carriers make it easy for everyone to get what they want. In life after you take care of your needs you must have money left to enjoy your wants also. Life is what you make it no excesses are you related to OP ??? If not then you can’t know what he has or doesn’t have so fall back.

        • thepanttherlady

          “If not then you can’t know what he has or doesn’t have so fall back.”

          Seriously? You made an assumption that OP can’t afford the phone then tell me to “fall back” because I don’t know whether he/she can or can’t?

          I can’t even with you right now. LOL

        • #Note5 IsBoss

          Truth hurts but nothing say changes the fact that he isn’t getting the phone. Nice try thou you should be his lawyer in another life you might just be able to get him off.

        • thepanttherlady

          I’m not getting it either. *gasp*

          Doesn’t mean I can’t afford it.

        • Acdc1a

          You are the one person who may have more phones than I do…and no, I’m also not getting it.

        • thepanttherlady

          Right now I have the ZTE Axon 7, Moto G4 Plus and still have my LG V10.

          I’m kind of glad the recent phones coming out are starting to have very similar specs. It gets expensive changing them every 2-3 months! :)

        • Acdc1a

          My Nexus 6 has a broken screen, I have the Galaxy J7 and Moto G4 from the Amazon promotion. I also have a ton in the drawer collecting dust. My mid range phones are as impressive as flagships circa 2013…very usable for most things.

        • thepanttherlady

          I usually sell my phones when I get the next one. This is the first time in my life I’ve had 3 phones at the same time. I’ll sell my V10 (really dislike it) but will probably keep the G4+ as a backup this time around.

        • Patrick Day

          How did you break the screen? Those things were built like tanks…kinda like my V10.

        • Mike Sage

          My V10 slipped out of my pocket while I was sitting on the ground and shattered the screen in dozens of places. Maybe a 6 inch “drop”. Honest truth. I will never buy another LG phone. There had to have been some manufacturing defect with my screen but my many attempts to get LG to fix it failed. It’s admittedly a very hard story to believe.

        • Patrick Day

          I’ve dropped mine plenty of times with just a few dings on the frame around the phone. Had to be yours I guess. I work as a diesel instructor for a tech school, and I’ve always got it out to look at notes and check the time. I’ve gotten oil on it, and it cleaned up just fine.

        • Acdc1a

          I took a fall and it broke my fall.

        • Frankwhitess

          Hii panttherlady …Why in the blue heavens do you carry so many phones ?? Moto G4 ?? Really ?!

        • thepanttherlady

          Normally, I only have one phone at a time. I got tired of waiting for the ZTE Axon 7 to be released so I got the G4+. Two days after it was delivered, the Z7 went on pre-order. I like the pink back on my G4+ so I decided to just keep it. Never kept a backup phone but now I have one. :) Will be getting rid of the V10 though.

        • Patrick Day

          I kinda like the V10, I have that and a gold Nexus 6p. If Alcatel doesn’t come out with their Idol pro 4 soon, I’ll spring for the new V20. I’m just done with the carrier bloat so I’ll be getting an Intl’ one.

        • thepanttherlady

          One of the biggest complaint I had about the V10 is I can’t see the damn screen in bright sunlight if I didn’t turn the brightness all the way up. :/

        • Patrick Day

          That’s a fair assessment, but I generally don’t use it in the sun too much. How’s the Axon 7? Is the DAC in it any good?

        • moonoverparma

          I see you’re bullying people again.

        • squiddy20

          The truth is, you’re a pathological liar and a hypocrite to boot. Nice try “thou”. Seriously, did you finish grade school?

        • Prode

          wow you just need to stop. your comment is sad to start with and I agree with Benben. There is nothing new here that most ppl want. The note was great back with the 3 and 4. Once the 5 came out with no removeable battery it blows. You said “Bottom line carriers make it easy for everyone to get what they want.” Maybe he doesn’t want a Note 7. This doesn’t mean he can’t afford it and to say that you can’t without him saying anything about it makes you look like a troll none the less.

        • squiddy20

          “If not then you can’t know what he has or doesn’t have so fall back.”

          This coming from the guy who, to this day, constantly claims I still have and use a Samsung Moment as my daily driver based off of posts I made on XDA back in 2012. What a f*cking hypocrite.

      • Benben

        I feel sorry for you grown man who behave like a 12 years old girl

    • lomsha

      Yea because you speak for everyone.

  • Kolijboy

    No interest whatsoever. Coming from a Note Edge and very loyal to the Note format. I gused I’ll keep my Edge, my removable battery, my IR blaster, and my $900. Thanks for making decision easy, Sammy.

    • no2apple

      Your note edge is so 2012… we are in 2016

      • Dion Kris Dakis

        Note edge was released November 2014.

        • Acdc1a

          And still a worthwhile phone.

      • Bklynman

        I am still using my Note3,without a problem,I got it using Jump,pay it off,never again will I pay $700.00 for a phone ever again,cancel Jump,and the insurance,Note3 is now worth anywhere from $200-$300, heck even the mighty iphone prices have come on them too,on the use phone market.

  • #Note5 IsBoss

    Note 7 on deck for sure that’s tradition in my life year after year.

    • squiddy20

      Because you have no life.

      • YawningAtSquiddy

        =yawn= “Because you have no life”. That’s what you’re bringing to the discussion? =yawn=

        • squiddy20

          The same could be said of you, sooo….

    • John

      It’s just a friggin phone dude. Grow up.

  • cloud strife

    I’m not gonna buy it but I’m glad T-mo is selling the blue coral. I hope this is a start for them selling other colors aside from black, white, silver, & grey.

  • $849.99 – They (Samsung) charge it because idiots in AMERICA will pay it!

    • chunk

      it’s market value. flagships cost $670-700. “plus” models cost $75-100 on top of that. if you actually expect the flagship phablet model to be anything less than that, then youve no room to be calling anyone an idiot. to be honest, you lost that right when you decided to upload that picture to your profile…

  • Dion Kris Dakis

    Non removable/user replaceable battery = dead phone in about two years. That’s the current trick to make consumers keep buying phones often. My note 4 battery started losing charge capacity and would only last a few hours. Luckily the battery was removable and I purchased a new battery. Now my note 4 is like new again and lasts 2 days between charges. I’ll be keeping my note 4 for at least another year or two.

    • chunk

      im still rocking the htc m7 3+ years later. no real battery issues. maybe it’s just you?

      • George Salcedo

        My wife lost my m7, I miss it so much to this day.

        • Bklynman

          You can always go to ebay,swappa,get another one.This time use Lookout,so u can find your phone if you lost it again, By the way still using the Note3,no phone out there really have caught my eye,to change,the only phone that did was Lg,Gfex1. And Moto’s that Big Red gets,everyone on here that keeps saying that phones sold to only one company doesn’t work no more,explain that,and the phones only AT&T gets too. Name one phone that is only sold byTMobile,or one band.

      • T Redd

        Alot of note 4s had garbage batteries

        • Jsun

          Mine certainly was but I’m just thankful that I was able to replace the batteries quicky and easily. While it may not matter for everyone, it works well for me. I got two more extra battery and can switch from a dead battery to a full load on a fly.

      • Panzer

        If it wasn’t for the purple camera issues I would still have that phone too.

        • chunk

          they pretty much all had that issue. it was 100% covered by the warranty. only thing i paid for was the shipping to send it to their repair center in houston. sent it monday got it back friday. never had that problem again.

        • Panzer

          It didn’t manifest in my phone until after the warrant and they wanted `$250 to fix it. To be honest even paying for shipping is a rip off to me.

    • cloud strife

      My G3’s battery starts to act up and causes bootloop after a year and a half. Good thing is that the battery is removable so I just bought a new one. As much as I wanted a phone with front speakers, it’s hard for me to buy one as all have sealed battery.

    • Jordan

      a battery replacement servicing for any of the non user replaceable batteried samsung phones is only $45 directly from Samsung. That’s only slightly more than an OEM battery would cost.

    • IamDefiler

      You enjoy that camera…

  • Glenn Yudenfriend

    It doesn’t have but a few differences from S7 Edge,The V20 looks like a very good phone

    • Jerry

      Rumor has it that the V20 will be 1080×1920, 5.5″, I have the V10 and was hoping for a better screen than the V10 but it appears to be a downgrade, if true.. Looks like nobody will have the best phone this year.

    • Joe

      The only thing the V20 has over everyone else is it will be the first phone to release under Android N. But that shine will go dull pretty fast once more phones are released.

      • Glenn Yudenfriend

        I have the S7 Edge now,not much of an upgrade,V20 will be fine until S8 Edge comes out

    • Patrick Day

      Have you seen it yet?

      • Glenn Yudenfriend

        I heard about the possible specs

  • Joe

    Your choice of one of the three gifts? The S7 came with a free year of netflix plus one more gift on top of that. Seeing how you’re paying a lot more for the Note 7 you would think they would offer up Netflix plus something else.

    If I didn’t just buy the S7 Edge, I would think about getting this phone. But right now there’s no need since the S7 Edge has basically the same specs.

    • chunk

      plus the choice between the gear and sd card is a samsung promo not a tmobile promo. basically tmobile is only offering to swap out one of the samsung gifts for a $120 netflix credit. not much of a gift, if you ask me…

    • BreakThaLawFTP

      S7, S7Edge, and Note 7 have very similar specs…we already knew this would be the case..

  • Glenn Yudenfriend

    V20 coming out with built-in 32 bit DAC,5.5 is a good size

  • Glenn Yudenfriend

    I’m still hoping they get rid of Home button

  • alex

    so what is JOD price?
    $850 sounds ridiculous

    • John

      $69.99 down and $35.59 per month for 18 months. I just pre-ordered.

      • Mike Sage

        I find it very upsetting that they don’t have JOD pricing outlined anywhere. It’s also false advertising to be charging a down payment when all JOD adverts claim you never pay a down payment on a base model.

        • Corey Jalette

          It’s only to keep the price down per month. But I agree, it sucks. I’d rather pay a few bucks extra a month rather than spend the money up front.

        • Mike Sage

          Totally, me too. And we should have that option as customers who joined JOD based on the advertised perks, one of which being zero down. If they had a document/chart that clearly stated the price brackets which require a down payment then that would be a different story and I wouldn’t have any complaints.

        • John

          I think they are trying to get people to stop using it. When I did my last upgrade to the s7 edge in store the reps said that my particular store wasn’t doing any new JOD plans.

      • Corey Jalette

        Should only be $69.99 down and $32.50 a month same as the s7 edge.

  • chunk

    the retina scan isnt available for samsung pay. they specifically said that. they said theyre working on it for possible later use.

  • Hey Anyone know off hand if the “new york jump” was every six months or was more often? Because I had the new york jump and they changed my plan.

  • Victor

    Was deciding between black onyx and coral blue but I think you’ll get sick of coral blue after a few weeks so black onyx it is

  • MH

    Ordered two in silver and blue.

  • Victor

    Just order onxy black, can’t wait!!

  • IamDefiler

    Preordered an Axon 7 in Quartz Gray! :)

  • Jesse Raymond

    Order a blue coral! Maybe going to order a silver one for my mom. Question. Did they ask about which gift you wanted when pre-ordering? Or is that done later? I really wanted another year of Netflix.

    • Victor

      Once you register the phone it’s thru samsung not tmobile. You need the new phones imei number

  • Guillermo Eduardo Ortega-ibarr

    It’s any 1 having problem making a order call CS to do a JOD they keep having system errors….

    • FFF

      I am having the same problem. I’ve been on the phone for 35 minutes and I already spoke with 2 reps that told me they were having problems and offered to send the call to a different department so they can try to help me. I belive the problem is only for JOD because the last person was able to get everything ready until she was going over the 24 month agreement. That was when I told her I had JOD.

      • Guillermo Eduardo Ortega-ibarr

        Yea its sucks the 2 CS I talk to they cant even add phone to the cart

        • FFF

          After 49 minutes on the phone I was told they couldn’t process the order today and the offered to call me back tomorrow. What a waste of time.

        • Guillermo Eduardo Ortega-ibarr

          I know think am just going to my local srore

        • Victor

          Wow I called around the same time and I was on the phone with a rep from 10 mins. Quick and fast

        • Vlad

          Same exact outcome with me, didn’t go through, told they can try again in 24 hrs.
          Does anyone know if store have separate system?
          Can try to make store order after work.

    • Victor

      It’s always safer to call in the website so glitchy

      • Guillermo Eduardo Ortega-ibarr

        Am talking about the phone they pretty much used the same system by the way… But JOD can only b done by CS or on the store

        • Victor

          I try to use the website and I got a bunch of errors. It was much faster talking to a rep

      • Panzer

        Oh man, I just used the site. I’ll be pi$$ed if it screwed up. I’ll verify everything’s okay with CS in the morning just in case.

    • John

      I just ordered 2 on the phone with JOD. It took like 30 minutes but worked with no issues.

    • Vlad

      Same problem, was told that can try to make on order through CS only after 24 hrs.

  • Victor

    The great thing is usually We will get the phone before the release date I cannot wait I’m going to be watching every UPS truck that passes by my house lol

    • Jesse Raymond

      I’m just worried they got my CC number wrong since I’m so soft-spoken. I don’t want any issues with my early delivery lol.

      • Victor

        They should of repeated everything to you I had a problem with my address and the color of the phone I had to change twice before I confirm my order. Im guessing they got hit hard tonight with people calling in

    • John

      OMG, OMG!

  • Jesse

    Any news on the Jump on Demand pricing or is it the same “$69.99” as the EIP?

    • Danon Brown

      its the same. i ordered 2.

  • Bradley Karas

    This phone is a downgrade from my S7 edge…not sure what all the hype is about

    • Philip

      Only going for it is the iris scanning. You not into pen right, then no.

      • Bradley Karas

        What you going to do with that stylus? Take a memo for your boss? LOL write a grocery list?

        • George S

          I have the Note 3 and I use the stylus to circle, highlight or write on pictures that I take at work when we have issues with shipments we receive in from carriers so it’s actually quite useful.

        • Bradley Karas

          That’s a practical use…ok fair enough

        • Philip

          It feels more natural writing with a pen. I can cut pict out and only sent that section. I can write note or scribble on the pict before I sent it.

  • Vlad

    JOD order didn’t go through, told to try again in 24 hrs.
    Does anyone know if store have separate system?
    Can try to make it there after work.

  • GersonT1000

    For those here that have JOD, I was wondering if you had the same experience as me. When I upgraded from LG G4 to S7e, I was charged the full EIP for the G4 that month PLUS the full EIP for the S7e. I called to tell them that I should have been charged a pro-rated rate for each, and they told me that in JOD there is no partial payment on a monthly EIP charge. This is completely bogus because it would mean that anybody on JOD would always have to be charged two EIP payments on months when they changed phones! Please let me know if you have a similar experience or if that wasn’t the case for you and they just screwed me.

    • Vlad

      It happened to me once, like 6 months ago. I was explained that since it was like more then half through my billing cycle that’s why I’ve paid for previous phone, plus new phone that I’ve just received.
      Will see what will happen this time.
      But so far today, JOD order didn’t go through CS, some errors… Can try again in 24 hrs, or will try T-Mobile store.

      • GersonT1000

        When you say it happened once, are you implying that there was another time when you changed phones but weren’t charged for both EIPs?

        • Vlad

          No, opposite, I’ve replaced phone and was charged twice. Only done it once before

    • Fleksin

      They tried to pull the same trick on me…I called customer service and asked for a supervisor who reluctantly gave me a credit for the “double charge”, refunding the “extra” charge for my old phone. Tonight I tried to pre-order TWO Note 7s online (JUMP from S7 Edge to the Note 7 under an older JUMP program that allows you to JUMP every 6 months). After painfully navigating through their laggy website, I quickly canceled the transaction once I realized that T-Mobile slyly added a $69/phone down payment requirement. This slick move by T-Mobile gives them nearly an extra 2 months worth of payments that I would not normally have to pay when I JUMP to my next phone. This is very deceiving and not what I signed up for 6 years ago. Seriously thinking about switching carriers on principle alone (and I am not a fan of any other carrier). It’s like T-Mobile is intentionally making it difficult for early adopters to buy “The Next Big Thing.” (5 Phones and 3 Samsung Smart watches currently on a family plan…T-Mobile gets too much of my money for these nickel and dime antics).

  • Greg Victor

    I ordered the blue version using JOD via customer service around 12:45 am. No issues and now waiting for the phone to ship.

  • Mike Sage

    Tried calling last night after preorders went live to place JOD order, the rep seemed like he had no idea what JOD was. He insisted I had to place the order through the “tmobile app” whatever the hell that means. I pointed out that JOD can only be done in store or on phone but he still insisted I couldn’t place the order over phone. I had to ask for a supervisor a dozen times at least before he finally went to “look” for one. After 10 minutes of that I hung up.

  • Stephen Chen

    Did anyone get the email for JOD order document signature shortly after the order was placed? Placed an order around 6:30 am, only took about 10 minutes and got an order confirmation number but since then I have been waiting for that email.

    • Croq

      I only ordered about 20 minutes ago, but haven’t gotten anything yet. Hopefully soon though.

    • Vlad

      Similar problem, not receiving agreement. Ordered this morning, order was stuck, spoke right now, was told order is showing up in the system, but JOD agreement can’t be resend. If I won’t receive it automatically, only option is to cancel order and try again…

    • Greg Victor

      I got the JOD signature document within a few minutes of placing my order.

      • Stephen Chen

        Still waiting, but i will go to one of the local stores after work.

        • Vlad

          I was told it can’t be resend if not received automatically. So my option is to either wait or cancel and order through the store or again through customer service.
          I’m guessing similar to your problem

  • GersonT1000

    The only reason I’m thinking of “upgrading” from my S7e is because of the free gift. I’m thinking that the memory card is a great gift because it’s $200 on Amazon, but I will also have to spend the extra money ($70) on the down payment (even though we were promised no down payments with JOD), a new case (~$15), and a new tempered glass screen protector (~$15), but monthly payment will stay the same. So, to get the $200 256GB memory card, I will have to spend $70 + 15 + 15 = $100. Come to think of it, I might as well just stick with the S7e and buy a 128GB Samsung microSD for $40 on Amazon, I don’t really need 256GB anyway.

    Further, f I upgrade now I won’t be able to upgrade again until Christmas because it would have been my third phone since December 2015. So I might also hold off so that I can upgrade to a cheaper phone (HTC One, G5, V20) and save money on my bill. All these flagship phones are the same anyway, same processor, small difference in RAM won’t make a difference, UX doesn’t matter to me because I use NOVA and always load the same layout that I save. Really the big thing I love about the S7e is the camera. It takes beautiful photos and videos and does it so quick (quick to shoot AND focus). The camera is really what keeps me from ending my JOD and going with something like the Axon 7.

    • Reji

      I’m in the same boat (have an S7E and was looking to upgrade to this Note because of how similar it is, but also having the pen).

      I’m livid that there is a $70 down payment for JOD! The whole point of paying for JOD was to be able to move from phone to phone a couple of times a year, without having to pay a fee (other than taxes). Does this mean that the next hot phone could be $150 down on JOD?

      I’m hoping that the Nexus Sailfish pans out as a solid device, and if it is, I’ll look to scrap this whole new JUMP on Demand rubbish!

      • Stephen Chen

        The explanation they gave me when i asked about the down payment is this new Note 7 is 64GB instead of 32, so it’s a premium upgrade and that’s why we have to pay down payment just like when you select the larger storage iPhone or iPhone plus. I was like er…..

        • GersonT1000

          That’s a ridiculous excuse from them because 64GB is the base model for the Note 7.

        • Croq

          They have removed the down-payment for JOD customers, systems should be updated tomorrow so that people can reorder.

      • Acdc1a

        There’s always the fine print. They never promised you (or anyone else) anything except the BASE model in the Galaxy line with no money down. I mentioned earlier if they wanted to they could only make the On5 $0 down.

        • Mike Sage

          where is it stated that the zero down applies to the full line of phones? My understanding is that each model has it’s own “base” versions. ie S6 32gb base vs S6 64gb advanced

        • Acdc1a

          Per Croq
          “Thanks for reaching out to T-Force today! The Note 7 is a higher model of the Galaxy lineup so it does have a down payment but the good news is that it is under $100 at $69.99 for EIP and JOD customers. Even better is that JOD customers can also take advantage of the free items!”

    • A few Credit Here and There…

      Well stated, well stated…I think I will wait a few months before upgrading.

    • RLB63

      Actually the LG cameras tend to be much better than Samsung.

      Are you talking the lease option? Don’t think they are doing that much anymore. Pity because in Illinois they don’t have sales tax on leases anymore! So $60-70+ savings

  • genretv

    No option to choose which gift when ordering online.

    • Stephen Chen

      You will pick the gift at Samsung’s website when you upload your receipts, it’s not coming from T-mobile.

  • Mike G.

    I think I’ll just wait on the V20, it will be cheaper and I’m already happy with my V10, which camera would run circles around any samsung phone made thus far! On top of that, it will have a removable battery to boot and I’m sure LG will have a free promo like last time- got a 200GB card, extra battery and charger…

    • RLB63

      Love LG.

      However, found out a big issue to me. I broke my screen. LG didn’t design their screens very well. For Samsung you might have to only replace the top layer of the screen. For the G5 and v10 the full screen has to be replaced. It ran $190 for the G5. The issuance was $175!

      For Samsung it has always been way cheaper than insurance to replace the screen because not me but people I know have broken a few Samsung’s.

    • George Salcedo

      LG has some great ideas but software wise they just don’t cut it. My wife’s G4 as well as mine have some software bugs I just can’t stand. I’m leaning towards the HTC10 or the Axon 7 as my next device.

      • Kaulana1989

        Axon 7 is way better than HTC $400 unlocked Dolby Surround Sound front-facing speakers Super AMOLED Quad HD display 64 gigabytes of internal storage micro SD card expansion 128 gigabytes it has Wi-Fi calling on voice over LTE

  • BadBatz

    I wonder what happened to the “this big thing held to your ear makes you look like a moron” crowd very active when similar sized devices were released in the past.
    :-)

    • John

      We have learned to live among m*****. And it’s even helpful that way because now we can recognize them faster just for the phones they use.

  • Thomas Stinson

    I have the Note 4 and I always skip a model year because to me there isn’t really a big difference in phones to the model after. I have been waiting for the Note 7 which is a big jump up in phone from the Note 4!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JMccovery

    *sigh* Was looking forward to the Note 7, but the dual-edge screen (and somewhat the battery capacity) makes it a pass for me.

    I was really hoping for there to be a non-driver’s version.

  • Note 5 Soon to Be Note 7 User

    People bitchin about the price. You got to pay to play. And beside you don’t have to upgrade your phone every year.

    • Options…

      No, we have options pay or not pay. Some pay, others don’t….no swear and no worries!!

  • whatsuptmobile

    Whats up with their website?
    My first attempt to order the note 7 wouldn’t go through.
    Second attempt resulted in a “cancellation” of the order??
    explain that one.
    Third attempt gives “We’re awesome-ing up our site” ?

    • Awesome-ing up our site…

      LOL, LOL….I love it, We’re “awesome-ing up our site”! Go T-mobile…

  • Vlad

    Guys, anyone didn’t received JOD agreement?
    I was told it can’t be resend if not received automatically. So my option is to either wait or cancel and order through the store or again through customer service.

  • Mike Sage

    Regarding down payment with JOD false advertising, T-Mo said via twitter DM:

    “Hey Michael, we appreciate your feedback and have been sure to forward this along appropriately. As a result our site is being updated at the moment, to ensure we uphold our commitment to be completely transparent”

    Basically, they acknowledge that their previous posted terms do not support the down payment requirement with the Note 7.

    The JOD page on tmobile support site now reads:

    “$0 upfront applies to most base models”

    • Mike Sage

      also, the URLs

      explore.t-mobile.com/phone-upgrades

      and

      explore.t-mobile.com/jump-on-demand-phone-upgrade

      no longer work, instead they forward to tmobile.com home page. I visited both yesterday to confirm that there is no precedent set for down payments required based on phone pricing, but rather to non-base models.

    • GersonT1000

      If it is true and they take the $70 down payment requirement away for JOD members, then I will change from my S7e to this to get the free gift.

    • Reji

      One of the main reasons that I’ve stuck with tmobile for 12+ years is because historically John Legere isn’t about being shady with policies. It isn’t about the $70…it is the principle of how JUMP was sold as one thing, and has now morphed to something else.

      • Mike Sage

        You got it! If they were clear in their advertising I would have no problem but bottom line, according to all previous JOD docs, this phone should not require down payment.

      • Panzer

        But John Legere has only been with T-mobile for the last 4 years?

  • purenupe1

    $849!!!! I can wail till the note 8 is announced and the prices fall. BOGO is the only way i can justify these purchases.

    • Ty Christensen

      No doubt man, $850 is just pure insanity, I’ll wait for the Nexus M1 instead.

      • legendlord4751

        I never go for anything nearly as expensive as that. My current phone is a Moto G4 which cost me £139 (~$180). $850 is just obscene!

    • keepitreal25

      the note 8 wouldn’t be announced until next year???

      • purenupe1

        Yes…and the 7 will still be available and on the cheap. The features dont change and my current phone still works. So it will still be an upgrade from what i have

  • JBrowne1012

    Free year o netflix? maybe…. Just maybe

  • Dante Farrar

    Hmmm… Currently on a Note 4 for business and a 6S plus for personal usage… Should I Jump now for the N7 or wait for the 7 Plus and miss out on the Samsung freebies?

  • Mike Sage

    From Tmobile Help on Twitter

    “Hello Michael, I just wanted to proactively reach out to you to let you know that we have heard the feedback from you and others. We have updated the options for well qualified buyers of the Note 7 and you can now get it $0 down and $37.50 a month with JUMP on Demand! If you are still interested let us know and we can talk details. *KeithMyers”

    • Reji

      Great news! Thanks Mike for continuing to push ,and posting results in here. Kudos to the leadership at tmobile for actually listening to their customers!

      • Mike Sage

        Yeah I was very surprised. I’m glad enough people gave them hell and prompted a revision.

        • Reji

          Looks like I spoke too soon. I called in this morning to place my order. They explained that they knew of the changes, but that their systems hadn’t yet been updated to put it in with zero down. They said that they would take care of that, and they gave me an order id number…and I thought I was all set to receive this on Aug 19th.

          I never received any email from tmobile, so I called them back to see about status. This time, the rep said that I actually have JUMP 1.0 and not JUMP on demand, and that I didn’t qualify for this program. I asked how the first rep had entered this and gave me an order number, and he said he wasn’t sure.

        • Mike Sage

          That’s bizarre. Seems like some Tmo reps have much less training than others. First time I called I got a guy who insisted JOD couldn’t be processed over phone.

        • keepitreal25

          it can’t we can’t start new leases over the phone, we can only upgrade jod customers.

        • Mike Sage

          I wasn’t trying to start a new lease, I’m an existing JOD customer. Rep simply had no clue.

        • keepitreal25

          only the sales department can start new leases

  • Victor

    Best buy in Brooklyn has all the colors (demos) coral blue is nice by Onyx black Takes the Cake. Reminds me of a space grey iphone.. concerning features the funny thing is it’s true what everybody says that’s basically it’s a S7 edge with a bigger screen LOL. Looks wise is this phones major feature

  • Calgrav24

    Just FYI T-Mobile should be updating their systems to give Jump on demand customers a $0 down option on the Note 7 sometime tomorrow.

    • Bemi

      I pre-ordered mine today will they go back and change it? Would i need to call back?

      • Calgrav24

        Most likely yours will stay as is when you placed the order because that is what you agreed to.

        • Bemi

          I talked to them they will let me cancel it and get the 0 down

  • Peter Truong

    Posted on Facebook from T-mobile replying to customer:

    Those are some strong words, Eric! We want to make sure you are completely taken care of and that you get the best prices around. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how you are feeling, we truly appreciate it and want to make things right. So, we’re updating the pricing to zero down and $37.50 per month for well-qualified customers! This will be in effect tomorrow. Shoot us a PM and we can double-check your account :) *StevieN

  • Biff

    Which DAC is it using?

  • Victor

    I’m lost I’m reading a bunch of posts of people saying 0 down I was ordered last night for 69. 99 plus tax which came out to $140 so am I eligible for a cheaper price or am I out of luck

    • Calgrav24

      I believe the $0 down is going to be for Jump On Demand orders, not the regular EIP ones.

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  • Vlad

    Still didn’t received JOD agreement.
    Anyone like me?
    Being told by CS that’s there’s some sort of bug in the system and should be resolved in 1-2 days.

    • Maynor

      Check with them and see if they have your email address right. They took all my info and my CC info and told me to wait for the agreement to come via email, 3 hours later and not email. I called back and ask them to check my email address, after they checked we find out that the person who took my order missed one letter of my e-mail address. After they fixed that error I received the agreement papers 3 minutes later.

      • Corey Jalette

        Same thing happened when I ordered the s7 edge. So make sure they do have that right!

      • Vlad

        Thanks for replying.
        I’ve already called 3 times, and it sounds like a glitch in the system.
        Order is complete, but system things it’s not. So doesn’t forward automatic email with agreement to sign.
        And it sounds I’m not the only one with this problem and Note 7 pre-order.
        T-Mobile promising that it’s going to be resolved in a day or two.
        Bad thing is that since this order is hanging in process, they can’t even cancel it. Otherwise I would had already done a new pre order straight from the store.

        • Stephen Chen

          Same here, they can’t even cancel my order, therefore I can’t place another order. Basically the order was stucked. They told me i have to wait for the order to fall off automatically after some period of time for not signing the agreement.

    • Philip

      T-mobile always seems to have problem with their computer on the phone and on the web. The last time I did their buy B1G1 50% off I cant do online or the web and I have to go to the store. The reason: their online systems cant handle the promo code.

  • Brent

    Just called and the cancelled my first order and created a new order and they credited me back the 70 dollars for jod. Went from 33.50 to 37.50 for 18 months.

    • Brent

      And got the jod agreement in seconds after I was finished.

    • Greg Victor

      T mobile did the same for me. Just got the revised JOD agreement via email. Enjoy your new phone!

    • Croq

      Did the same here earlier today, but man it took a long time. Fourth person I talked with was a competent very good CSR and she got me sorted out. The previous people either didn’t know how to do it or transferred me to someone else that was the wrong person (and was put on long holds several times). Props to Denise though, she took care of everything!

  • Consumer

    Two questions with this phone. When Android N arrived in October/November (somewhere in there) how long will it take Samsung to push the update? And is the bootloader lock the like the S7/S7Edge?

    • Rob Sauceda

      Well as of lately Samsung been updating there phones and it’s probably locked too

  • kaycem

    i pre-ordered online — apparently before the $0 down option, but w/e I’ll take a lower monthly price — but t-mobile never gave me the option to choose one of the free gifts. not sure if i’m the only one who had this issue? i never saw a code to apply or whatever, but maybe i’m a numbskull and missed it… i AM annoyed that they’re suddenly using usps to ship instead of ups. *sigh*

    • Corey Jalette

      You have to go on samsung promotion site. But you have to wait till you get the phones imei and wifi Mac address to submit it.

      • Corey Jalette

        Sorry here’s the correct link,
        Samsungpromotions.com/galaxyoffer

        • Vahdyx

          Yep just like the S7, and wait like 8 weeks or something lol

        • Corey Jalette

          Up to 12 weeks for this one. Atleast for the fit 2. The netflix should come alot quicker though if you choose that.

  • Ms Chocolate 37

    What is Jump on demand? Is that the new thing where u have to pay half of your phone off before you can jump into another one? I have been with tmobile for years and I am on the jump program they said they are no longer offering where i can jump every 6 mths/twice of yr and I don’t have to pay off half of my old phone. I preordered the note 7 on 8/3/16. I haven’t heard anything about $0 down. When I usually jump though I’m not required to put money down I just pay the taxes and fees. This is my first time preordering a phone and I had to pay the 69.99 plus over $50 in taxes and fees. So am I eligible for the $0 down? What makes you a well qualified customer? Also, my ship date has been changed to 8/23-9/6 I’m pissed! When i check the order site it says the coral blue which i ordered is shipping that date and the other color galaxy’s have a ship date of 8/18-8/19 still. Do you know anything about this?

    • Francisco Peña

      JoD is where you can switch your phone up to 3 times in a year. Your device payment is over 18 months. Say for example though, that the N7 you were to get, the price goes down. You couldn’t get the lower price, unless you trade in the phone and get a different style (like a different colored one). Did that for our G4s. price went down 2 weeks after I got it. Had to swap the leather for the black back and the black back one for the leather one on our lines to get the cheaper price.

      I want a new phone, but my G4 is about $120 left to payoff, so since its still in great shape, I’ll just pay them off and keep them to give to the kids, then get another new one.

      • Ms Chocolate 37

        Thanks for replying. I called tmobile they said I have the JOD n im a qualified costumer, but they wont acknowledge the $O dwn for me &cause I already paid the 69.99 me…smdh so are u gnna get the note 7?

  • Myphone007

    Looks like they are going to be shipping as my credit card just got hit with the charge. Interesting that it says USPS Priority Mail this time around.

    • ncamacho3

      i was just about to post the same thing. my cc was charged this morning. no update on the tmo website though

  • Ms Chocolate 37

    They took the funds from my account ystdy 8/12 also… I got a text this morning saying my equipment is being packaged and shipped this weekend and should be here by the 19th. ..has anyone received theirs yet? Do you think it will take a week to get here? We’re supposed to get these overnighted correct… so it shld be here today or Monday I would hope. My shipping also says USPS now and not nxt day…

  • Ms Chocolate 37

    Also is anyone having trouble viewing their order? When I enter my order # in it says they can’t find anything like that in their system Smdh

  • MarcusDW

    BOOM, just got my tracking#

    • Thomas Stinson

      Likewise!!!!!

  • Neoprimal

    I wish they offered the new Gear VR. The only thing keeping me from pre-ordering the Note 7 is the fact that I’d have my old Gear VR sitting and doing nada. Since I utilize JoD, I’d have to give back my S7e. Ah well. Maybe they’ll add the new VR in a couple days as a gift.

  • superg05

    my gift status went from accepted preparing for shipment to just accepted

  • sickofthepolitics

    Got the SD today. Boy is it huge!

  • Adam Fine

    I received my Gear fit 2 last week. I was shocked it came so fast.

  • Craine Walters

    Still waiting for my Fit 2. Status just says in transit with no tracking number. It’s been about 3 1/2 weeks.