Will The Unveiling Of The Galaxy Note 2 Stop You From Buying The T-Mobile Galaxy Note?

With the Galaxy Note completely unveiled and ready to hit T-Mobile shelves in just 5 days comes news that Samsung is preparing to announce the original Galaxy Note successor at the end of the month. This isn’t much of a surprise as we’ve known a successor was on the horizon since before T-Mobile officially announced their own Galaxy Note arrival.

Current internet rumors point to a possible 5.3″-5.5″ inch screen, and a Exynos quad-core processor found in the Galaxy SIII, if not a higher-clocked version and 2GB of RAM.

A Samsung spokesperson confirmed the arrival of the Note successor on August 29th at Samsung’s IFA event:

“We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29,” a Samsung spokesman said on Friday, without elaborating.

The question we have — is whether or not the possibility of a Galaxy Note successor will have you holding off on a purchase of the Galaxy Note headed to T-Mobile next week? Granted, it’s as of yet unknown where the Note successor will end up, never mind how long it might take before it comes to the US on any carrier. Still, with the possibility of brand new specs and some lofty improvements, will you wait to see what’s unveiled before jumping to make a purchase next week?


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  • randomnerd_number38

    I’m not really interested in a phablet anyway. I can certainly see how confirming the upcoming announcement of a successor before the first one is even released on T-Mobile would dampen the sales for T-Mobile, though.

  • Roswell_V

    I don’t see why it would matter, seeing as T-Mobile won’t be getting it until a month before the Galaxy Note 3 is released :)

    • Mirad77

      Haven’t you notice that T-Mobile never carry more than two high end phones at aa time. Get it from where ever you want and they will gladly give a sim and service, like those that have been using iphine and Note 1 ( to mention a few) way back when.

  • GeekNerdStuff

    Not at all. This is the reason why I like to buy at the retail price instead of being locked into a contract. It won’t hurt or hinder me as I’d pass off the T-Mobile Galaxy Note to my hubby anyway. That being said, many people don’t realize that an announcement does NOT necessarily mean a release. At this point we don’t know when the Note II will be released here in the United States. When it is released will it go to all carriers (I doubt T-Mobile since they are just now releasing the Note). Will there be carrier exclusivity? (We can blame AT&T’s exclusivity deal for the Note being so late in the first place), or will they tour it Internationally first before it gets to the USA like with the current Note.

    • Get_at_Me

      Tmos note will be a very limited release. Only a few hundred stores will carry it.

      • GeekNerdStuff

        Yes I am aware of that. You will be able to buy online as well. Luckily the T-Mobile stores in the New York City area near me will have stock though.

      • AM3RIG

        How do you know? please send me some soruces. :o)  

        Many thanks

        • He’s 100 percent right, limited inventory in only 379 stores.

        • Little Jimmy

          Not that I don’t believe you, but I haven’t read that anywhere on the internet. Could you link a source, if possible?

        • AM3RIG

          Hey david.. you know what? you and Get_at_Me are right.

          I stopped by all local tmobile stores, unfortunately they said they dont carry GNOTE in stock yet and told me, just order it thru online or calling tmobile. UGH!

    • Mirad77

      Samsung is getting smart like anybody out there, they’ll have a pentaband version and have some clerk selling them on ebay or the like for a good price. Gadget junkies like u and I will buy it trust me.

  • bydavidrosen

    100%. i see the first 3 comments don’t care, but unless i hide rss feeds and twitter and social network updates related to tech, i’m gonna be unhappy with my new Note within a month haha. if it had come out like 3 months after the AT&T version I probably would have gotten it and been fine when the Note 2 came out, but this is just way too long in smartphone time. sucks.

  • Noah

    I’m holding out until September for the HTC One X+

    • Oussama El-Rawas

      same here

  • ccnet005

    No, the unveiling of the Note 2 will not prevent me from purchasing the Note.
    Some of the app I have on the drawing board are designed exclusively for a stylus event-driven environment.
    I understand that the note 2 is newer and faster, etc.. etc.. that’s great.  I’ll pick up one too, but for now I’ll enjoy my tmobile note when it hits the street and start exploring.

  • Jim Shippey

    For me it is between the Note 2 and the Galaxy 3. If the N2 is comparable to the Gal III, including NFC, I will go for that. Otherwise later to go the Galaxy…

  • Nathan S.


    What this means is that I can wait just a bit longer and find a GNote1 on the cheap on craiglist. I mean, I can wait, I have a GS2 right now. Not really hurting.  

    • AM3RIG

      Me either. I am happy with GSII for now. :o) 

  • It wouldn’t stop me from getting the Original note if the original note was priced competitively to it’s specs.  Knowing how much better the newer processors are with respect to processing power and battery life I’m going to hold off buying the old technology unless the price is right.

  • MatthewMurawski

    No. Note 1 to Note 2 will be exactly like S2 to S3. I actually prefer the S2.

    • Boricua Boy88

      So do I. I’ve been holding off on getting a new phone because I’m on a Value contract with T-Mobile, and just like everyone else here, have known about them getting the Note 1 since April.
      I am curious as to what the Note 2 will be like, but after seeing and using demo units of the SIII for so long, I’m pretty sure I won’t be amazed anymore. Not only that, but I prefer the design aesthetics of the SII series of phones as opposed to the SIII’s glossy ”Hyperglaze” design. I do prefer the SIII’s software however, and once I get my T-Mo Note 1, will probably get a custom launcher to mimic the SIII’s interface. I don’t care if it’s still slower because of the older S3 processor. The S4 will become outdated in a couple of months anyway, once the One X+ debuts with the 1.7 Ghz, Quad-Core Tegra 3 chipset. 

      RANT: *SURPRISE!* Spec whores responses: ”You mean that the phone that I just paid a fortune for 2 months ago, just so that I could brag to everyone about having the newest and greatest phone EVAR is no longer cool? Bummer. Oh well.” *Conveniently forgets about their phone’s existence and quietly sells it to earn much needed money for the newer device, then proceeds to jump on anonymous tech blogs like this one and say: ”OMG QUAD-CORE!!!!! It’s the greatest thing EVAR, DAY ONE BUY FOR ME, YAY!!!”* Like a bunch of spoiled, selfish children if you ask me. It’s’ all about the flavor of the week, or month in tech terms for them. Pathetic. They’ll never be happy…

  • TBN27

    Realistically i wouldn’t get either if they were released now because i am waiting for an LTE capable device now. But if i were, the factors would be this:
    If the Note 2 shows no benefit over the performance of a Note1 despite the bally hooed hardware, then i will get the the Note 1 and save coin.

    If the Note 2 comes much later ind is LTE capable then i will go with the note 2. If the One X + is LTE capable, then i will not consider a note 1 or 2

  • Jay

    If only the Note 1 came out a little earlier this year on T-Mobile, it wouldn’t have been such a big problem for me. I tend to keep the same device for the entire duration of the 2 year contract so I want the newest of what any manufacturer has to offer. With that being said, if T-Mobile doesn’t offer the Note 2 until a month or so before the Note 3 launch, I will just go for the GS3 or One X.

  • The more I think about it the more I feel T-Mobile should have PASSED on this device. Also if they did get it HEAVILY discounted it sure isn’t priced as such causing a question of motive. We may not know but I am sure carriers are privy to device info MONTHS ahead to make purchasing fair why invest in a device launch when the successor is literally 2-3 weeks away? Who is running the show there? I would have passed on the Note 1 and waited for the Note 2 I mean it only makes sense…..smh idiots 

    • Dumbazz

      I love arm chair quarterbacks talking about shit like they are somehow an expert no the subject. 
      smh idiots. 

      • Tbyrne

        She actually has some great points and she knows how to spell correctly and also, she sounds very literate, and to top it off, she’s cute as a button. Right Dumbazz?

        • Guest

          She’s probably a dude but you got fooled by some picture lol! Some men are dumb as rocks….

    • Guest

      T-Mobile doesn’t care about customers it’s so obvious there allways releasing outdated devices.
      This is the reason I left last month I know I am paying more per month at least I can get the newest devices.

      • Exibitsattpatsy

         “they’re” as in “they are”
        try again at&t patsy

      • Boricua Boy88

        ”Yeah you’re totally correct there, exibitsman.” (Sarcasm) T-Mobile doesn’t care about their customers because according to you, they all think the same, young and old, smart and dumb, rich and poor alike, keeping up with the latest tech news and rumors, creaming themselves over the next latest and ”greatest” device ever, which will become just as obsolete as any other device in a matter of months, regardless of release date, *smh*. You’re so arrogant and ignorant in your statement, you really shouldn’t be gifted with a response, but nonetheless, here it goes. UNLESS AN EXCLUSIVITY OR A PROMO IS IN EFFECT, PHONES ARE IRRELEVANT TO THE CARRIERS!!!!!! IT”S ALL ABOUT SELLING CONTRACTS, NOT 3RD PARTY DEVICES! The phones are just like candy to entice people to come to a carrier so that they can seal the deal by signing them up to a contract, it’s always been like that, it still is, and guess what? It’s not gonna change. If a Phone manufacturer signs an exclusivity agreement with a specific carrier, that’s not to screw anyone over intentionally. No, that’s to make money for the manufacturer with product placement and ad revenue, while in return, helping the carrier make more money off of supposed increased contract sales. It doesn’t always work, because not every given device is guaranteed to be a hit and sell millions, but when it does…You know the rest. The perfect example was the iPhone with AT&T.

      • Boricua Boy88

        Oh yeah, and enjoy getting raped up your wallet’s you know what by whichever carrier you defected to, because you obviously have no respect or responsible use for your supposedly hard-earned money. Go ahead and spend it on your new toy, and let the money pass on to someone who actually appreciates it’s value, while it still has any.

    • Malc

       Umm: there are some bogus assumptions in that comment.  Take an example, the iPhone: Announced Jan 9, 2007; Shipped June 29, 2007, i.e. nearly 6 months later.

      So… the Note 2 is “literally 2-3 weeks away”, huh? Nonsene, the ANNOUNCEMENT is 2-3 weeks away, The time between the GSIII announcement and GSIII availability was about 7 weeks.

      Notice how no-one has reported FCC filings for the Note 2?

      Anyway, all the evidence is that no Note 2 will be available much before Thanksgiving i.e. a year after the Note.  AND there is an extremely good chance that the Note 2 will, like the Note, have an exclusivity deal with AT&T, because AT&T sold unexpectedly large numbers of the thing.  If so, that means there’s a good chance that a T-Mobile Note 2 could not be available before May 2013 at the earliest.

      Idiots?  Hardly.

      • ……Why are you worried about MY opinion. You make no point because I never refuted anything you just stated in paragraph form and the the time it took you to Google was inept. As I stated “I” wouldn’t have took second best and FOR waiting can we get a processor change? Ram increase? PRICE decrease? ….Exactly the VALUE has gone down but they warrant the SAME inventory price? If the Nexus could take a micro SD card I’d JUMP on it and be done with carrier branded phones all together but there is the issue of HSPA+ 21 and HSPA+42 and if I’m spending my $ it only makes sense to get the best BANG for your BUCK..BANG BANG !

        • Malc

           I agree that anyone “worrying” about your opinion is unlikely.

          And you apparently don’t know what “refute” means.

          Meanwhile, dear, notice how you claimed the “Note 2” was “literally 2-3 weeks away”?  Your words! Now, go back and read how I pointed out, with examples and everything, that an announcement shortly may not translate to availability within 9 months, which rather challenges your claim that I made no point AND your claim that T-mobile are (and I quote) “idiots”.

          I realize that evidence and rational thinking gets in the way of a good ill-informed rant, but please don’t take it too personally when the rant-balloon gets punctured…

  • Guest

    Would have bought it 4-6 months ago, but I’m not willing to pay a premium price for something that will be outdated within weeks. Hopefully samsung doesn’t make a stupid decision and make it exclusive to at&t again. Hopefully they learn from their success of their “simulataneous” release of the Galaxy S3.

  • DannyTheGynecologist

    im definitely waiting for note 2!

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  • Gg Mailbox

    yes… and I suspect 70% of TMobilers will wait, too… They blew it…  Oh.. we won’t wait very long for the Note 2 until bailing out from Tmobile either… at least I won’t

  • Psaux

    When will we hear more on the SGH-T699?  Those of us out here who’re QWERTY folks are dying off to other carriers for lack of options.  I, for one, *need* a new phone (having a lot of issues), and I won’t be able to wait much longer.  (Seriously, it’s not even worth remotely considering the new low-end slider for business use.)

  • I don’t need to know if the Note 2 is coming weeks after the release of the Note 1. Paying premium price for this outdated phone is enough for me to say, HELL NO!

    This phone, on this price, at this time… Is just for T-Mobile suckers. NO disrespect, its just the way it is.

  • Mirad77

    I’ve got $600 in my piggy bank waiting for my next phone while still rocking my GNex. Even if the Note 2 is $800 full price I will get one, unless Google drops something smoking on Nov.5th.

  • Neil

    tmobile usa is a joke


      SO TRU…..

  • Mirad77

    David correct me if am wrong, T-Mobile has never offered more than 2 high end phones at a time. They know fully well that the next gen is on the corner which will make this Note1 A mid range phone that they specialize on.

    • Tbyrne

      No, I guess your right M. The Galaxy SII, GalaxySIII, Galaxy Note and the HTC One-S are all lower end phones. That was easy. (Just tapped the Staples red EASY button on my desk top.)

      • Mirad77

        When the S3 comes out what becomes the S2? The S3 and One-S are the high end and spec wise everything else is mid range. Take a look at the lineup on ATT or VRZ or even Sprint for that matter and tell me. There is a reason these company release these phone after a certain period.GNex is mid range as most call it then you dare mention S2?

        • Tbyrne

          What do you mean “when” the S3 comes out? Over a million people have been holding in their hands for weeks now. Listen to Whitney! Crack is Whack! Don’t smoke anymore.

  • Bob

    Nope! I will wait till November and see if Google will sell it. I’d rather give my money to Google than T-Mob. I see what they do with the money I give them. Pay people overseas to read canned messages while americans here are starving and cant support their families. Pay people to delete the truth on their Facebook page. Crappy reception in MD, VA and SC. You pay people to work your stores and can’t tell them anything, they ate so damn clueless. Unless they are ordered to play dumb!

    • Poes1raven

       Exactly, they play dumb- and I like how the US GVT found they moved the jobs overseas and closed the call centers in the US- I hope they do more than slap their hands..
      As for waiting for the phone– Look back on all the HYPHE for the Galaxy SII T989 and its crystal clear how Samsung and all the carriers Play the Game.  We the people are so easily dupped/deer in headlights confused.  But we in the USA need the Latest and Greatest- even if the kids can’t get new shoes/food/pay the rent-mtg/car-payment, ‘STILL NEED THE LATEST AND GREATEST AND BE THE 1ST FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS’… I FEEL NO SYMPATHY, for people w/ priorities askew ! get the phone and the new plan and forget about feeding your family-or for the kids -‘thro a temper fit ‘ and mommy and daddy will feel guilty for not being home and buy you the phone…  One thing I am seeing is the Pre-pay is cheaper and get more for the $$ if you have a phone.  My friends in europe/uk get them and keep their number.  They run million $$ business’s from old phones and put their money/euros where it will get the best return, and they do think we have our priorities out of line in the US, and I’m seeing they are right.  MY 1ST CELL/BAG PHONE in 1992 cost a whopping $99. and the plan was 29.99 w/ tax $36. a month with 900 anytime minutes and free call after 7pm till 6am and free weekends, Again -something is askew – really wrong since the prices should have gone down but they went up since everyone, MUST HAVE THE LATEST GREATEST… so I’ll wait for the NOTE 2 and go PRE=PAY and I should be good for years, My other friends that are wealthy in the US don’t even buy new phones- they have 2-3 yr old phns and consider it a 2ndry need, as investments and enjoying life and family come 1st.  Just my $2 bucks <- inflation, ya know !

  • This question is a no brainer heyyyyy yehaaaaa why should i buy a 30 million years old phone while the new version is coming out in less than a month att is gonna drop the price to the note 1 or gonna give it away for free on 2 years contract to make space for the new one .T-Mobile shouldnt even be releasing this phone they have should gone for the note 2 

    • Boricua Boy88

      Of course it is a no-brainer, you’re clearly demonstrating that you don’t have a brain by recycling that ignorant, irrational comment. Not everyone wants the same things as you, so get over it and stop complaining.

  • jian9007

    I do not care for the Note or Note 2. Since I picked up the Nexus 7, it’s become my larger screen android device. My next phone will now be 5″ or under, so I’m waiting to see if if the next Nexus device is worthy, or if something else will surprise me before the end of the year.

    It is a bit late to sell the original for a high price though. It’s been over 6 months since the North American version came out so maybe AT&T had exclusivity for that time. Still, I’m a bit tired of us always getting premium phones so much later than everyone else (with the exception of the GS3), and also still having no iPhone even if I don’t want one. Hopefully that will change in the near future.

    • Boricua Boy88

      $200 is not a high price for the Note. It’s cheaper than the AT&T variant by $50 bucks. The only reason people keep criticizing the price is because of all the irresponsible news outlets only reporting half of the story, $250 on classic, $200 on Value. T-Mobile Reps HEAVILY push Value plans over Classic ones, as it is their best competitive offering.

  • Dakota

    Sorry but this scenario makes tmo look like a laughing stock & reinforces a low tier carrier whose slolow to get latest devices…doesnt inspire confidence in the last place carrier

  • Qayin

    Stop being little spec whores! We all are spoiled ! I’m getting it and yes I’m taking my S3 with its awesome S4 chip back (gasp!!) If you don’t want it don’t buy if you don’t like don’t hate on it !

  • Poes1raven

     Lets not forget-  the NEWEST IPHONE will be coming out also soon,  SO this should be very interesting to see what happens on the Sales End for all android and windows devices… I’ve never had any Apple Products – But I’d be willing to bet the New Iphone is going to be very much in demand and also put a NUT in the android and windows sales…

  • RiLiMi

    Just my two cents but it seems we are blamming the carrier rather than the manufactuer… Looking at it from this prespective it may be that samaung offered the note to tmo… After they accepted… Then announced the note 2 putting tmo in an akward position with the device release… Or it may be that the note 2 already has exclusive rights with another carrier and rather than not having a “phablet device” at all went ahead and acceptes the note for customer needs and request… Just my two cents

  • Xy

    I waited this long.  I would wait another three weeks to find out what’s the deal with Note 2 (Specs and release date)

  • Why wait unless you were looking to jump to ATT? Do you think that TMO is gonna get a Note 2 a month from now…..no! Why wait

    • TBN27

      No one else is getting it right away either. Look at the launch of the GS2, as an example of how long it took all us carriers to get it, and the fact that sprint and verizon never got the Note all because of the exclusivity deal wit AT&T.
      All carriers have their issues.

  • Qayin

    Stop being little spec whores! We are spoiled ! I’m getting it and yes I’m taking my S3 with its awesome S4 chip back (gasp!!) If you don’t want it don’t buy if you don’t like don’t hate on it !

    • Josue

      AMEN!!! dude-sir lolol

  • Josue

    TMOUSA is releasing a phone that came out 7 months ago? No wonder they on last place 

    • timmyjoe42

      I think the worst part is they are excited and proud to carry it (release it) when it’s 2 weeks from being obsolete.

      • Josue

        its like when some one gets sloppy seconds (if you know what i mean..ahahaha)

  • Anonymous

    No. I’m planning on getting the note for my mom as she likes to watch tv shows and read articles. She won’t care about it not being newer because it will work fine otherwise.

    TBH, i think the Nexus 7 will eat up some of the market the note could have owned

    • Bratty

      Just wondering, would she not prefer the Nexus tablet if she really likes mobile entetainment? I know its not a phone so that could be the issue? Simply curious.

      • Anonymous

         because she’ll also be using it as a phone

      • Anonymous

         yea sry left that out, she does not want to carry two gadgets with her, so getting the note would be preferable

  • Kindredkian

    I’ve waited this long for the note so why use good money for the outdated specs and a high price when the note 2 is around the corner with updated specs and a high price. No contest.  

  • Brucefdavis

    Has anyone considered the fact that the Note 1 will only be carried by 25% of their stores?  In addition, it usually takes a few months after they are released for Samsung’s latest phones to make their way stateside.  My theory is that TMO will sell it on a limited basis, and that they will be a launch partner for the Note 2 stateside.  Just my 2 cents…

  • CmoSoprano

    Will T mobile get the note 2 when it is released? are will it be 7 months after its released everywhere else!

    I might just go to at&t!

    • ChunkChunkChicken

      No you won’t, you’ll stay put. We have heard whiners make that bold statement before and chicken out. Watch….

      • Ralphconrad91

        I transfered to AT&T to get the One X lol but I still have a family plan on t-mobile; a line for my mom and a line for my tablet. 

      • Matb321

        My last day with t-mobile is aug 29th and I cant wait to get at&t service through straight talk.

    • MatthewMurawski

      You could always get the international or AT&T version, unlock it, and use it on T-Mobile. They will refarm to support the 1900 MHz band soon.

    • Farhan

      In my opinion it’s not smart anymore to switch carriers for a phone that will become obsolete in 6 months or so. Choose a carrier for overall convenience of pricing, coverage, etc. and be happy.

      • Anonymous

         exactly farhan,

        people make these silly empty threats.. when the reality is that you win in the long run by sticking with a lower service rate/price. Who cares if the phone is 1/2 a year old? you’d be stuck on the plan for 2 years anyways so it will be obsolete regardless.

        are peoples ego’s so fragile that they must have phones that are no older than 6 months? wow

        • 21stNow

          Unless you don’t sign up for two-year plans. ; )

        • Anonymous

           value plan or prepaid is really the way to go IMO :D

          the moment the 1900mhz 3g goes live.. you can get any phone you want. LTE is still far away, and even when it goes live, many carriers are on different LTE bands… i just hope the unlocked phones from europe/asia work on tmos… otherwise we’ll be in for a long long wait..

  • Why would anyone in their right mind buy an original Note (with absolutely no improved internal specs) when the Note 2 will be announced the same month and will probably be released by October?

    Makes no damn sense.

    At least upgrading to the GSIII makes sense.

    • Anonymous

       because it will take tmo just as long to get the note 2 out…..? if you keep waiting then you’ll just never have a phone. think about that.

      • MatthewMurawski

        Thank you!

      • MarcusDW

        This is true but if we continue to eat what T-Mobile is feeding us then they will never change the recipe.

        This phone should be boycotted.

        Year old phone…

    • Malc

       No improved internal specs except that pesky radio stuff, which no-one should care about because we obviously all buy phones to sit around and admire the CPU frequency or some such!

      Funny thing: David’s mini-review pointed out that he didn’t feel any slow downs or sluggishness with the T-Mobile Note, and if you don’t already have a current top-of-the-line Samsung or HTC, you’ll STILL get an improvement over, say, a 2011 phone…

  • Izzybrexx

    Smartphone game is going dry…too much competition not enough actual significant specs…its the the air Jordan’s of tech..smh

  • TangoCharliePDX

    Once I realized the Note had similar specs to th GS2, I made the decision to hold out -before Note 2 was even on the horizon. I think Samsung held back the Note for a superbowl launch. I’m guessing the Note2 will come much more quickly.


  • cosmo10292

    tmo FAIL!

  • Helena

    i think that really depends on the price. after all Note 1 is almost an one-year old phone. if tmo can offer a better price than att, like $149.99, then i believe most ppl will go for that. however Note 2 on the other hand, might be hella expensive…it’s a tough time and everyone is on the budget.

    • Little Jimmy

      $200 on Value with $20/month EIP. Cheaper than AT&T by $50. You’re welcome.

  • Dikilla23

    I’ve been waiting for this phone since the note was introduced to At&t, I planned to switch providers once my contract was up, but decided not to switch since T-mobile would be getting the note.  Now I find out a note 2 will be introduced a month later.  T-mobile will probably be getting the note 2 a year later when the note 3 in being introduced.  Yet, I’ve been waiting so long that I’ll probably get the darn thing and hope it (note 2) won’t get to any US carriers for a long time.  Please explain to t-mobile that there is a large segment of customers who will leave because t-mobile is so far behind when it comes to acquiring the newest and most inovative phones.  

    • Guest

      By so far behind, which devices are you speaking of? Of course we could mention the iPhone, innovative would be a stretch, and possibly this device. However, it would be difficult to forget about all the Galaxy devices that have launched over the years, the G2X, the worlds first dual core phone, as well as the up and coming One X+. How about you just switch to T-Mobile, get on the Value Plan, buy almost any device you’d like unlocked and worry about innovation yourself? Yadig? 

    • MatthewMurawski

      You shouldn’t have to hope the note 2 doesn’t get released for a long time. You should buy the phone because you like it for what it is.

      • Boricua Boy88

        Exactly. Stop buying things in order to impress random people whom you’ll never meet in person. Buy something, regardless of age, tech, or price, because you like it, and it works well enough for you. That’s all that matters.

  • DJ Lawless One™

    I would be willing to bet that Tmo will have the Note 2 by christmas.

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  • Yep

    I hear T-Mobile is getting the iPhone 3GS in November. This should fit in nicely.

    • MarcusDW


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    • Boricua Boy88

      You would be surprised how well that thing would sell on T-Mobile. People want an iPhone, period. They’re not usually willing to pay a premium for it if they can get one for cheap, regardless of the model.

  • xSAVAGEx

    I’m glad they are carrying it but no thanks. Samsung really messed up with the exclusive deal with at&t.

  • Jjjv2

    The problem is the exclusivity deal made with AT&T. When that deal ends is when TMO can sell the note. The deal TMO made was probably at.the same time as AT&T deal, but without all the particulars as to when the exclusivity.ends. Samsung has learned the mistakes with exclusives the reason the SGSIII was launched on all US carriers at the same time. I say don’t buy and write both TMO and Samsung to voice your anger.

    • Boricua Boy88

      How about swallow your pride, buy the original Note, and realize that if it doesn’t sell, it will tell  the companies that nobody wants a Note, so the Note 2 success rate will be sabotaged by angry spoiled brats like everyone here. You’re hurting us all in the long run with that attitude, so drop it. If you don’t want to buy it, then don’t. But don’t start telling us all what to do with our money, because we don’t all have the same likes and dislikes. It’s called being mature about the issue.

      • Giraffe

        Maturity is best represented by commenting on blogs on the Internet.

        • Boricua Boy88

          That’s the problem. Anonymity gives people the idea that it’s okay to act like imbeciles simply because they know there will be no repercussion for their actions. You’re implying that the simple action of commenting on the internet is immature, which is not true. What could be considered immature is how you react when replying to a comment. I wasn’t angry when I started reading these posts, I got annoyed at all the stupidity once I noticed that just about everyone’s argument is the same, and rooted in simple-mindedness. They’re hypocrites. First they complain that T-Mo won’t get the Note when it first released, then when they find out that T-Mo will in fact get the Note, they get excited, then after only a couple of months, they get impatient, and start complaining for info, then when they get it, they keep complaining because it isn’t what they wanted to hear, then when it’s finally released, all of a sudden they don’t want it anymore. Not because T-Mo took too long, but because the new flavor of the week got rumored and they immediately jump on it’s bandwagon automatically assuming that it’s gonna come true, and that it will fulfill their fantasies. Typical childish mentality, if you ask me. I though the majority of us were all adults here, what happened?

        • fadilkarim

          You must work for tmobile lol

  • mike prspr

    I am done with Tmo. Extremely poor phone choices, rude and outsourced cust svc( tired of talking to “John” from Bombay). Phantom charges on bill, and it never fails Tmo is the last to get the latest phones. I said bye 2 weeks ago. cheaper for me to pay the disconnect fee than continue seeing my bill double every month. Guess they trying to make us pay for the merger not happening.

    • Jason

      Because nobody else outsources their customer service…

      • Boricua Boy88

        It’s okay. Let him be petty and spoiled elsewhere, he’ll just end up leaving every carrier because of the same arrogant attitude. He doesn’t control the industry, and will never be satisfied. Typical baby, just like almost everyone on here ranting incessantly over the same, tired excuse. They were forced to wait for too long, so to retaliate, they’re making ridiculous and empty threats just to make a blind point.

  • Shawn

    Dont know about TMO stores, but the Costco smartphone representative said Costco would not be selling the TMO Note, but will wait for the TMO Note 2 to come out.

    • Qayin

      No they didn’t! Smmfh

  • Let’s hope this comes to the states sooner than later. I doubt TMO reps will tell you the second one is coming very soon anyway, so many consumers will buy the first Note and I’ll just wait for the second one to come whenever it does.

  • MarcusDW


  • Maiercaleb

    Double yes!

  • Dell can suck it

    I am probably going to wait and might just leave Tmobile over not giving me access to the note until now. This particular device really chaps my a$&. It is the only device to come along that I really wanted. Tmobile screwed around and we get the device at its sunset. I think when I purchase the Galaxy note 2 that I will be on another network.

    Note to tmobile:

    It is time to engage and show your current high dollar post paid customers you care.
    Engage it is time to try to take sprints lunch and grow.
    Engage it is time to get the IPhone, Galaxy note 2 and other tier one devices
    Engage is is time to become a first world carrier.
    You need to show us some love or I might be forced into the arms of AT&T.

    • tony622

      Been a happy TMobile customer for 10+ years and on a family plan. Planning on leaving if they don’t get the Note2 when Samsung ships it. Data pricing plan is not an issue for me since my company reimburses me. My family plan ended in June. 

      Looking at the Galaxy3 while my sisters want the Note2 really bad. Noticed a trend that many  girls like the Note more than guys. With Notes, they are hardly on their laptops. 

      • You dont have to wait until tmobile gets the device just buy it on amazon unlocked! no brainier !!!

    • Boricua Boy88

      That is such a petty reason to leave T-Mobile. I really hope you don’t actually leave because of that. I personally am in the same boat as you, having wanted and waited for the note for so long, and guess what? I’m still getting it. I couldn’t care less about the newest rumor/fad called the Note 2. I can always wait a year for it if I really wanted it. I don’t give a crap about having the newest and most powerful devices. I want something competent, that works, and is an improvement over my last handset. I get all of that with the original Note, for less money up front, and less than If I were to switch to AT&T. Patience IS a virtue. If you’re curious to see what the Note 2 will be like, then wait a few more weeks before deciding, but don’t get all angry and arrogant by complaining and hurling slander towards others who just want to enjoy the Note after waiting for so long. What’s stopping you from getting the note now, since you’ve waited this long, and were so fixated on it? The Note 2? The Note 2 is a rumor. Even if it does get announced, be prepared to be disappointed when you find that the rumor wasn’t completely true, because it was blown completely out of proportion. Something will cause people to complain about it, just like always. People are so fickle and caught in their ways, they can’t stop and take a moment to think and realize that they’re not the center of the universe.

  • Diamond_Prince

    I say yes it would stop me from buying it but since T-Mobile is just getting the note I really dont think there getting the Note2 It Might Be 7 Months to a year For Them To Recive It. So once the 29th comes around saying tmo isnt getting it ppl are going to be buying the gsNote anyways. Just sayin..

    • Get_at_Me

      just bc tmo is getting the note 6 months after att doesnt mean they wont get the 2 in a timely fashion. as stated in my other post, tmos note is an extremely limited release….less than 400 stores are allowed to sell it. tmo isnt pushing this as the newest hottest thing since sliced bread. its a filler device that helps bolster tmos lineup heading into the back half of the yr. if samsung is smart, theyll launch this globally on multiple carriers in various regions much like the gs3

      • Diamond_Prince

        I wasnt stating facts it was just my opinion. Since I been with tmobile for so long this is how it usually is. I do hope the recive it like every1 else cuz im interested.. And I dont trust any1 really that comments just what David says thank you. I do hope your right cuz that would be great.

  • F-Mobile

    I’d say T-Mobile sucks. It’s the worst company in general. Nobody knows anything about anything and upper management treats employees horribly. They also have the worst network and worst line up of phones.

    • Chankla

      alot of hate? i recently left tmobile and do agree the company has gone down hill but they are usually always late with phone releases or they overcharge for them. i still enjoy this site and davids articles daily.

      • Spanky

        Agreed on all counts. I left T-Mobile last month and am very happy with my decision to do so. However, if the LTE rollout helps them improve their service, I’ll consider returning after my contract is up.

    • Tbyrne

      Yeah, yeah. You know everything that’s the worst. Real expert right F? Say hi to your father, Randall. After all, everyone knows AT&T’s got their act together and they do no wrong. Right Mr. F?

      • Gouv

        Say what you will about papa Randall but because of him I get my dividends that I’m quite happy with. He’s actually a really good CEO ! He’s Performed rather well, byrnie. Give the man some credit! I know you dislike him but he and papa Ralph have made the company profitable and it’s managed to grow in this very competitive landscape.

        • Realcool2000

          hey Gouv, there are so many people and business that are profitable by doing underhanded,exploitive and illegal practices , but that doesnt make their behavior any less wrong or immoral.

          jerk companies getting douchbags dividends doesnt help anyone except that companies self interests….so your point is that you are happy that you profit by atts business practices…..

          what are you going to point out next….that you profited from some dolphin exporting scam? good for you Gouv, thanks for showing how much of a douchbag you are. btw i won’t be responding to whatever your lame excuse is so dont waste your typing time

        • Realcool2000

          And to stay on topic of the article, I do want the Note or Note 2. If Tmobile is getting getting the Note 2 any time soon, I will of course wait it, if they wont have the Note for awhile then I may just sell my GS2 and get a G Note.

          ( Please no replies about TMO will never get the Note 2, and they suck, and they took 5 yrs to get the Note. If they are gonna get the Note 2 then I will pick it up, haters and whiners please go hate on your ex’s new date and stop posting on the forum )

        • Gouv

          Wow thats real cool to say what you want then run away. That’s quite cowardly. At the end of the day it’s all about money. The idea that you can be nice and truly ethical to be profitable basically goes against human nature. Greed and desire are and always will be the greatest human motivator. It stimulates man to brave their inner wicked. If that makes me a douche bag than hey… Atleast I’m a premium douche bag!

        • Tbyrne

          Gouvy. All this in-fighting is not good for my heart. Realcool2000 is just making the point that papa Randall and papa Ralph are in bed together and who knows what’s going to come out of this, umm, shall we say, pairing.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Asst&t sucks and so does Verizon which I gladly left for tmobile. Looks like you need to look at the tmobile line up and what would you see?? 1. Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Htc One S, Galaxy S2, Htc Amaze 4g. Very good lineup in my book. Who has better??? Plus tmobile will see the HTC ONE X PLUS and GALAXY NOTE 2 as well as the NEXT NEXUS so I ask you again what network or carrier has better devices????

      • Spanky

        Actually, all carriers have the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy S2. AT&T had the Note for 6 months already, and had the One X (if you want to get into the technical aspects, it’s not a One X Plus, but they still got it first) since April. Verizon has a lineup of high end Droid phones, which are not available on any other carrier. What network has better devices? Just about every other carrier.

  • Wait4theNOTE2

    Can’t anyone really tell that T-Mobile is buying the older Notes at a discounted price (as well as those new Chinese phones) so that they can:

    1) Charge the people who don’t know about the newer upcoming models FULL price and make a substantial profit…
    2) Then when the charm wears off the new phones, start to charge like the other carriers do or just off them off with some “sales” that still tends to land them a huge profit…

    Note 2 will be the next biggest hit next to SG3 and it’s a shame that a lot of people will be duped into getting the original Note for $600 off contract?!  $250 with $50 rebate?!  Wow…

    • MatthewMurawski

      I know about upcoming models and I’m still buying it for $600. The note 2 will be nasty just like the S3.

    • Boricua Boy88

      Speak for yourself. I know full well what I’m getting with my $600 worth, so I’m not the one getting duped. You are for assuming that the rumors are true and that the Note 2 will be released on all carriers all at once within a couple of months. By all means wait the 3 weeks for the announcement, but don’t make a fool out of yourself by deciding without the facts.

  • Tmo_Fan

    might as well just wait for the next note I mean is not a big deal to wait and get something better

  • I like the GS Note just because its old that doesn’t mean anything its running ICS Andriod 4.0 already so its up to date.  But im keeping my GSII unil next year espically because its getting Jelly Bean.  I want a LTE phone already on T-Mobile Network.  The FCC needs to hurry up and approve the spectrum buy.

  • Wilco1293

    This and the fact that the latest MyTouch being released with Gingerbread says a lot about TMO taking the “low end” moniker. No excuses, since excuses are simply reasons not to succeed. TMO should step up and avoid these types of releases or they will continue to lose market. I’ve decided not to upgrade with the S3 due to price. Now, I’m planning to purchase my next phone and may move carriers.

  • MatthewMurawski

    I have been waiting since April for this phone. I bet if it came out July 11th, less people would’ve complained. I don’t really care because it’s a new phone to me and it will get old slower. I will love this phone as it is the one I was waiting for. I don’t understand what’s wrong with it, it has a great display, is thin, is on T-Mobile’s fastest network (HSPA+ 42), and doesn’t lag often, although the occasional stutter is no surprise. Have fun waiting another half a year for the Note 2 which may not even be close to what the rumors suggest.

    • Boricua Boy88

      You echo my exact opinion. I’ve been waiting for so long, If I give up on it now, I’ll be the one disappointing myself, not T-Mobile, not Samsung. People just have such massive egos these days, that it doesn’t let them think straight. Rather, it makes them overly arrogant, and unwilling to accept fault or defeat.

    • mukh

      I totally agree with you!!! They get a nice phone it seems like once every 9 months. The biggest thing that I’m torn about is getting this note and 6 months later they do get the note 2 and I’m stuck with old technology and have to wait like 18 months to get another upgrade.

      • MatthewMurawski

        November Galaxy S2. 6 months later April HTC one s. two months later June galaxy s3. Two months later August galaxy note. It’s not just every 9 months.

  • Udubb

    Looks like that challenger strategy is really working wonders. Last in customer service, having to claim pre paid activations to soften the blow of how many people are leaving T-Mobile by the quarter, and now getting the Galaxy Note just weeks before its successor is announced. Not only that but I have a family member that works in corporate sales and they told me that the higher ups are pulling all employees aside this month to tell them Tmobile will not be getting the next iphone and to brace for another mass exodus of customers this fall. Great job T-Mobile!!!

    • Gouv

      Yeah but you also have to realize that they have been struggling for so very long. They have a tendency of taking 2 steps forward but three steps back. Sometimes I think these poor bastards are cursed. But then you realize that having to operate in accordance to your parent company really sucks. Thats the main difference between the other 3, they are in full control of their own cock-pit. Poor tmo is constantly stuck radioing the DT tower control for guidance. I mean… Shit! Their service is so damned cheap they practically give this stuff away and yet they are still bleeding customers. As always I blame DT. The only reason id love to see tmo fold is mainly because it would mean they could get away from DT. I would love for tmo to seperation from DT, rebrand itself, offer up and IPO and really get in bed with some venture capitalists to buy spectrum. What kills me the most is that this company has such potential but they’ve been bogged down catering to all the shitty welfare/high risk wireless customers whom churn so much we should refer to them as the butter group. In other words, by them embracing vzw and AT&T rejects and trying to compete with prepaid carriers simultaneously, they’ve put themselves in a vice. One minute they love prepay then the next they put and emphasis on post pay while saying prepay is the future but yet somehow it’s not what brings in the money. So needless to say, it’s a freaking mess and it needs to be cleaned up somehow.

      • Boricua Boy88

        The Welfare/High Risk customers are primarily on Metro PCS. We do a credit check for each customer, and if it’s below a certain grade, then their deposit will be much higher, pretty much scaring them away. So I don’t really believe that they are the problem.

        • Boricua Boy88

          By we, I mean T-Mobile. I work for them.

        • Gouv

          Well let’s hit this truth in the face with a hammer, shall we? It’s no secret that an ex con who has been locked up for a few years who needs cell phone service after being released will likely need a deposit with AT&T or Verizon. Likely a high one at that. Ive read about it countless times on the web that of you get a big deposit on vzw or AT&T you can go to tmo and will pay a substantially smaller deposit or none at all. It explains the higher churn rates.

        • Tbyrne

          Gouvy! I think the hammer missed the head and hit the thumb. OUCH!!!

        • Udubb

           Not necessarily, a customer that goes to metro or crickit has to pay for a phone up front, plus usually an activation fee and their first month of service. A lot of times its less to pay the deposit, which many times direct dealers can put on your first bill and tmobiles credit guidelines are not as strict as vz or att, and get a break on the phone. Not you have a credit challanged client on Tmo that may not look at their prices as much of a value as some other clients.

  • Youngtexas_balla06

    Yes tmobile is in last place right, and yes they need to step up, I’ve been with all the carriers and out of all I like tmobile the best, because the other carriers ready knows how to screw you over, but tmobile is the only company that has gave me two free phones from me just writing a letter to them… HTC One S, and now the Galaxy S3, but I wish they would just come on and get their $#!T together….

  • Gouv

    Look, I’m certainly no defender of tmobile. But you know they operate the way they do in order to balance the books out. These devices cost money and the super immediately new high end phones sometimes can cost them way too much. Let’s face it, aside from gadget lovers, most upgrading customers will never know the difference. You need to look at the big picture in order to realize why tmo operates the way it does. I’ll give you a clue… It’s not to piss you off, it has more to do with surviving. If you are that unhappy with tmo than I suggest you leave for vzw or AT&T. I have both (work and personal) and I can tell you it’s much more expensive. If you value the newness of devices and are concerned less with end of month bill than go to AT&T or vzw by all means. But you probably get a good value with tmo, I really want you to think about that for second. I clearly don’t know your financial position nor am I going to
    Make any assumptions about it but….. Why the heck haven’t you left already? From what I’ve read based in what bothers you, you really should leave for pasture that is nice and green for ya.

    • Tbyrne

      Very well put gouvy. I’m proud to call you a friend!

      • Gouv

        I love you byrnie!

    • perfectalpha

      This is very well put and is something that should be understood by the folks who frequent this website. What sucks is that many folks (not saying all) who wanted a Note already have it on AT&T. It is a missed opportunity for sure. I don’t think this device will do much to bring in additional customers though…merely satisfy the folks on TMO who desired the device, but wanted to keep their plans. 

  • Gouv

    Yeah but even with the success of te iPhone on att they still manage to bring serious profit in the billions and tmo is lucky to cash in on a few hundred million. You are right about the phones being candy-like bait for the masses but people really are drawn to the newest and best things. The psychology of modern marketing targets human impulses and that’s why it’s important to have the newest and best devices more often than not. Yeah it’s unfortunate tmo likely (these days anyways) lacks the bargaining power to hold down exclusives and they have to resort to waiting a bit. However, you can’t be surprised by te responses of some of these people. They simply want the sweetest and newest candy to taste and want to te everyone they’ve tried it. That’s where tmo suffers. They seem to over emphasize the desire for value where as the other, much more successful carriers enable consumer gadget gluttony.im not saying tmo is very behind, they aren’t but sometimes I think they get stung with things like this. Luckily most of tmo is value conscious and likely won’t mind.

  • Peter

    I am reading all the comments and have yet to see someone point out the possibility of Samsung doing the same massive release of the note 2 that they did with the gs3 and put and end to all of these different models for each major cell companies. And have it be almost available Simultaneously On all networks. Now that Tmobile is getting the note now does not give a lot of hope on this front but still love to see more hardware makers take this stance and push one type of hardware for all carriers. We benefit from this look at the iphone and how having one peace of hardware let’s the Accessories market take off. U ever try to buy a case for a gs2? U have to sort by Carrier

    • Richard Yarrell

      Peraonally I applaud T-mobile for getting the Galaxy Note YES it was late but it wasn’t tmobile’s fault for that. This time just like Samsung proved the launch of the Galaxy S3 was extremely successful. They will launch this GALAXY NOTE 2 ON ALL CARRIERS but stagnate the launch. Maybe they will go with the GSM carriers first meaning At&t/Tmobile in late September. Then Sprint and Verizon in October or maybe vice versa who cares who gets it first. Since both At&t and Tmobile have the orginal Note they will see the NOTE 2 before the year is over that’s for sure. Personally Tmobile is rocking with it’s HSPA PLUS 42 MBPS network and with the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note what more can anyone ask for. They are now in line to get the HTC ONE X PLUS on September 21st 2012 looks like to me the network to be on is Tmobile. Plus the NEXT NEXUS in November will be purchased from the Google Play store and ussed on Tmobile just like the current is being used. And trust me anyone walking around with a GALAXY NEXUS working on Tmobile already has jellybean that’s forsure. You won’t see that on Verizon.

      • Peter

        Agreed. I was very disappointed when the Gen nexus was released on Verizon only. Then latter we get the GSM option. That combined with some of the issues and low camera specs turned me off from it. Think the coming one will finally get all the spects we want dialed in. And be able to buy and run on T-Mobile from day one.

      • note_lover

        Good analysis and I agree 100%!  Finally, someone who has a realistic and positive outlook on it.

  • Qayin

    Me: I just got the Galaxy note on T mobile ! (Smiles: Happy) You: (in Sponge Bob’s voice) Yeah but Samsung is about to release the Note 2!! (Looking at me drooling) Me: O…..k.?! ( looking at you drooling looking at me) You:(in Sponge Bob’s voice) But it’s old tech…..(looking at me looking at you drooling looking at me) Me: Yeah but its the phone I wanted! (Smiles: Happy) Then I continue enjoying my Galaxy Note! You: Drooling (Looking at me looking at you drooling looking at me looking at my Galaxy Note!) Tech Whore!

  • CramD

    YES!! Not only is T-Mobile on the late freight for releasing the Note, with the reports of the Note 2 -AND- reports surfacing that there may even be a Note-type WP coming soon, I shall indeed wait. 

  • aware

    There is a suspicious cm10 rom on xda’s vibrant forum. Some apps after you got rid of them comes back after a reboot and the permissions are weird too. JB is the most secure android iteration google has produced so far, i think modifying the apps give someone a way to exploit your phone. Beware!

  • After having the Note for a while, I don’t know if I would like a device that large for day to day use.  Right now, I’m using my SG3 and my EVO 4G LTE, and the SG3 is the perfect size.  I got rid of my Note a long time ago, even though it was a nice device.  Too big after a while.  Unless they give the Note 2 a smaller body, and a 5 inch screen…I’m sticking with my SG3.  Love it.

    • Mloudt

      is sprint’s lte fast where u at and where r u im in houston? i haven’t heard of any new reviews on their new lte service hit me back with answer!

      • Nah, not yet. But I went to San Antonio this weekend, and WOW. It is fast, search this on youtube—> tLLqLcLwlhk that’s the video I shot in the car.

  • F-Mobile

    T-Mobile is the postpaid service for the 1) people angry at any other of the carriers because they had created some retarded overage on their bill ie: international calling, downloaded something, sent in a broken phone for warranty exchange or just didn’t pay the bill because they didn’t understand it in which ppl like that should be on prepaid and 2) the cheapskates that think they’re getting a deal. :D

    • ccnet005

      3. When a phone call to their support line resulted in speaking to an engineer concerning an unlocked Nokia N-900. bye bye verizon

  • F-Mobile

    Chinese people love 1000 min with 5 line and free add a lines. No texting and no internet!

    • ex-tmo employee

       lol, obviously a CSR-II

  • JR69

    If I was interested in the Note, I would say no.  Only reason being is that I would have to wait at least six months before the Note 2 is available in U.S. form and most likely not through T-MO.

    • severinj

      Like the SGS3?

  • Nehemias Rodriguez

    I’ll wait to see what’s unveiled before jumping to make a purchase next week… it doesnt make any sense, why would T-Mo Sell The note 1 when the Note 2 is coming in a few weeks. a big let down on t-mos part.

  • Texas Black

    um yes cause i bought the international version in jan …so i will upgrading tot he NOTE 2 ..plus with the refarming of tmobile network it will have 3g-4g on it by dec…woohoo

  • Yes, it will stop me from buying it.  Of course, very few consumers are as savvy as me. I want to give T-Mobile money for a new phone, but they are a year behind the curve here with the Samsung Note.
    But I guess there’s not really a major incentive for them … hapless consumers who aren’t savvy to these Note 2 announcements will still use their upgrades and buy this phone from T-Mobile.

    • MatthewMurawski

      You can’t be savvy in something that never happened yet unless you are an oracle. People like you who think they’re above everyone else piss me off.

    • Sbarber1972

      I agree. Tmobile is late to the party. I’ll wait

  • Interested tmobile customer

    Im probably going to hold off on switching until i see alk the new phones. I love the note and i love what tmobile offers for the same price as at&t. I love the big screen on the note too. But i dont want old technology on my next phone upgrade either….learned that lesson. I am hoping that the note 2 comes out on tmobile but it looks like that wont happen anytime soon. Will probably stick with at&t and the note 2 until tmobile can start offering more choices on the latest phones.

  • I just realized…..we are ALL human. Lets live in the moment. Many of us have complained and moaned about a ‘future’we don’t know is promised to us. “This phone comes out end of Aug” “New Nexus devices in Fall””BB10 in Jan” etc. Live in the presence even if knowing a “potential” future (better device) is theoretically coming which is always present and not going away. I’m disappointed in the internals true but I do want a new style device mainly for entry. The S3 and S4  from the GS2 and GS3 didn’t give me the “new”” phone feeling. Clearly the S3 isn’t a bad processor its just not the “fastest” and I tried the Jelly Bean rom on my GS2 and it was SUPER fast ! Like my laptop with 8gb of ram quad core fast so once Jelly bean becomes more available I’m sure the port will manage just fine and if not I can always trade it in.

  • Guest

    No, because I don’t plan to get the phone anyway. It’s too old and I’d really like a quad core so I be a little more future proofed when we upgrade.

    • Anonymous

       but by the time the note 2 is out, the note 3 will be announced shortly with even NEWER features! why would you get the note 2 then? you should just keep waiting.. forever!

      • severinj

        What? Samsung announced the SGS3 and released it in america within about a month on all major carriers.

        Do you think they;ll announce the Note 2 and release it sometime towards the end of next summer? Have you been keeping yourself up to date at all or just repeating things people used to say?

        • 21stNow

          Why is the SGS III release looked at as a precedent for how Samsung will do future releases?  The Galaxy S released in many different forms across almost every carrier known to man, most in a three month span in the US.  Considering that that was two years ago, that was pretty unusual.  Last year Samsung released the Galaxy S II on three US carriers in a short time span.  Yet the Note came out internationally around October 11 and in the US on one carrier in February 12. 

          Samsung has a varying release history for devices.  Just because Samsung released the GS III one way doesn’t mean that the Note II will release the same way.  Look at the manufacturing challenges that Samsung experienced with the GS III.  They may decide that staggered releases are better.

        • severinj

          I think it’s rather ridiculous to judge Samsung by their past releases as opposed to their current main market releases. You think that of their 2 most popular phones that one of them could possibly barely see a US release? Because of the original Note’s AT&T exclusivity that I’m sure was agreed upon because they weren’t sure if it would sell very well? I don’t know how anyone would choose to believe Samsung will botch the Note release after all the effort they’ve proven to go through to make sure their flagship phones will be released almost simultaneously.

        • 21stNow

           You helped make my point.  The Galaxy S X line of devices is their flagship line of phones.  From the Galaxy S, the S II and the S III all released fairly close together on the major carriers.  Other phones come when they come.

          If you are looking at the Galaxy S III as the current main market release, that is just one, not multiple as indicated by your use of the word “releases”.

  • Arvin

    its kinda sad that they are releasing when the new one is being announced. 

  • John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt

    It would if I wanted a Note.

    My Galaxy S4G is almost a year old and it’s 2 generations behind already with chance of getting ICS or even the value pack upgrade. I will wait and plan on my next purchase. I am patient.

    When’s the next gen Google phone coming out?

  • Corderro Galvin

    I just got my galaxy note on tmobile and love it! Tired of trying to keep up with these phones smh. I see a phone I like I get it. Everyone knows a new version of a phone or a new phone comes out every year. EVERY YEAR! I say this, tmobile saves me money, they have a phone I wanted with SG2 specs(eveyone knows how popular the SG2 was) which my fiance has and works great, I bought it. End of story.(shrugs) Cell phone companies and manufacturers know what they are doing. You don’t think they could of put a quad-core in the SG3? They could have but the didn’t, you know why? Because next year they will do it with the SG4 and people will run out and buy that and so on and so on. So yea I’m stuck with my Galaxy Note for 2 years, guess what, SG4 will be out then. Im just Saying.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Many would like to think the Galaxy Note 2 isn’t coming to Tmobile. But don’t be fooled by Tmobile getting the Galaxy Note. That only means the Galaxy Note 2 will be coming to Tmobile before the end of this year. Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 2 August 29th and on October 15 it will be hitting US carriers. At&t and Tmobile as well as Sprint. Verizon will not be getting the Galaxy Note 2 they instead have decided to roll with HTC and their Note 2 competitor. That means it will be much easier for Samsung to make 2 GSM models meaning At&t and Tmobile and one CDMA model for Sprint. And yes it will be the same kind of launch they did for the Galaxy S3 this past summer. No other manufacturer can launch products on all major US carriers like Samsung.

    • mukh

      I sure hope that you are right! I was about to get the note yesterday and the customer service person talked me out of it and convinced me to wait it out to see if tmobile will be getting the note 2. Once listening to his reasoning, it would make the most sense just to wait a little while longer, we’ve waited this long for the note!

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    • Veronyka

      I MEAN GN2!!!