T-Mobile Screenshot Confirms October 24th Galaxy Note II Launch

It’s a beautiful start to the week as the above image just landed in my inbox confirming the October 24th launch date for the Galaxy Note II. The “confirmation” of the launch date comes the day after we discover the purported pricing of the Note II as $379.99 for Classic/Legacy plans and $299.99 down payment on Value Plans. Still, don’t forget Walmart’s $299 price tag as a way around T-Mobile’s seemingly high price.

Regardless of cost, the Note II is likely to sell at any price as Samsung’s newest high-profile launch, the smartphone/tablet combo device combines the best of both worlds into one powerful device capable of keeping you connected and organized. Keep your eyes on the blog as we’ve got a full gallery spread coming up as T-Mobile stores begin receiving their Note II inventory as they prep for launch later this week.

On a related note, we’ve received a glimpse of the upcoming accessory lineup T-Mobile will stock for the Galaxy Note II, which unfortunately will not be available at launch. We’re not certain why the accessories won’t all be available at launch, but given that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a similar scenario, we’re not concerned. At the very least, you can set your plans (and dollars) aside to scoop up what you want when it arrives.

Tags: , , , ,

  • Noor Mahmoud

    This is great! Now to call my local walmart…

    • Noor Mahmoud

      Nvm. This just happened… in only one call.

      Customer service: Hello
      Me: Is this walmart?
      Customer: Yeaa, wattup?
      Can I be transfered too the wireless department?
      *transfer**a few minutes later*
      Electronics: This is electronics
      Me: Ummm, could you transfer me to wireless?
      *transfer**a few minutes later*
      Customer service: Hello
      Me: Umm, can you transfer me to wireless, not electronics
      *a few minutes later*
      Customer service: Hello
      Me: It is the same person… You never transferred me
      *transfer**a few minutes later*
      Electronics: Electronics
      Me: Ummm, I want to speak to the wireless department
      *transfer**a few minutes later*
      Electronics: Electronics
      Me: ??? I wanted to be transferred to the wireless department

      *This literally, I mean literally, happens over a dozen more times… on one call!*

      Customer service: Hello
      Me: Maam, you keep transferring me to the wrong department.
      *a few minutes later with silence and me wondering what happened*
      Customer: Hello
      Me: I am the same person…. Can you send someone to the wireless department because you never transfer me there

      • Heres a secret………………………………………….Wal-Mart “Electronics”department isa counter and right next to it usually is the camera/ipod/mp3 sections..when you got Elections…..you got wireless they literally stand feet away from one another LOL & damn you played that game 12 or more times & it never dawned on you to use your own thinking cap LOL are you sure your’re ready for the Note II I dont want you to be upset its not a square pad with detachable paper :) NO GLUE

        • Guest


  • Chris

    Holy crap I haven’t been this excited for a phone since the G2. Ahh thank you TMoNews!! I haven’t even read the article yet just the title haha.

  • Motoki_Mo

    Hmm so I guess none of the stores either TMO or Walmart will be taking pre-orders for it? I suppose I can try to stop by and ask but I don’t know if they are under NDA to not talk about it until release date.
    I’m also slightly apprehensive that they might try and talk me into a contract but I’m just going to pay full retail since I like my cheap $30 no contract 5GB a month Walmart plan.

    • Goreshnik

      Most stores will not sell them full price. Only if you are on the value plan.

      • crazyguysc

        what will the full price no new or add a line price be like 699 or something

        • achusaysblessyou

          Probably $699

        • $699.99 is what the store told me. I almost felt like they had them already but have to “wait” to sell them. Its not as big as I thought it would be so that is good PLEASE WEDNESDAY come NOW LOL

        • thepanttherlady

          Some stores will. If launch truly is Wednesday you can call tomorrow night. Bet you’ll find a location that will sell it to you. That’s what I did for the S3. ;)

        • I left them my # but hey if calling gets it sooner that works too !

        • thepanttherlady

          I called a few within a 5 mile radius until I found one that would sell it to me the night before. I hate being told no. =D

        • same here !! Well I will try today

        • thepanttherlady

          Good luck today/tonight!!!

        • Just called the store the earliest I can get it is when they open @ 10am :( ( Takes sleeping pill to sleep rest of the day LOL))

        • unknown

          Bahamas nice joke.

        • unknown


        • Get_at_Me

          my store is getting 3 to start. if i had like 10 id sell a few full retail. but im not going to miss out on potential sales by selling what little i have at full retail.

      • ooooYEAAAAA

        they definitely will sell them full price

        • unknown


      • thepanttherlady

        What would the reasoning be to NOT sell a phone at full retail price?

        • Herb

          The stores are in it for the contract extensions. If you buy it off-contract and full price the store has nothing to show for it except depleted inventory. I know of several stores that won’t sell phones at full retail. My store will usually sell a phone at full price but with the (so far) limited inventory for this device, if you’re not extending your contract you’re out of luck.

        • Get_at_Me

          these will be hard to come by early on in stores… retail employees get commission on new activations and tenured upgrades/renewals…. with such a high demand low supply device, why sacrifice your limited inventory? Not a good business decision bc you can lose potential “worthwhile sales”

        • unknown

          Thats sales reps don’t make commission of you buying a phone at full retail price.

  • thepanttherlady

    I won’t be picking this up until this weekend but so excited it’s coming this week and not November!! <3

    • eurohomie

      i’m getting mine Nov 1 because thats when I’m able to upgrade.. hopefully walmart doesn’t sell out, as for now they have no clue what it is

      • Get_at_Me

        switch to value

    • Richard Yarrell

      Yes Sir, I will be purchasing the GalaxyNote 2 on November 1st. My GalaxyS3 will be sold for 350 dollars Wednesday night. Thursday morning I will be at a Tmobile store in Manhattan New York.

      • LOL ha I sold my S3 for $350 too

      • Chris

        350 for the S3? :S I was hoping 300ish for my S2…well I have the 3800 mah battery extra…that’s gotta count for something, right? Right?!

    • Paul

      I probably won’t until early Nov. as well. BUT I need to see what the payment options are for Classic.

  • Hellz yeah, I’ll be at the store adding a line first thing Wednesday morning!!!

  • Carlizzle


  • jake johnson

    YES!!!! Note 2 here i come.

  • Motoki_Mo

    BTW not sure if this was known before the but the user manual is up as of this morning

  • Note2lover

    3 more days and my piggy bank will be broken for this beast!

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Tempted but only if I can buy at $200 around the holiday season or somethin. Not pressed about spendin over that anymore for a bloatware induced phone. If these new Nexus phones don’t excite, ill buy this or the S3

    • jeleel

      if ya buy it and wanna trade to the galaxy s3 let me know

      • thepanttherlady

        Please make sure any trading/selling is done in private and off the blog. :)

    • luis

      Ill sell u my s3 youst bought like 2 weeks ago im buying the note 2

  • GeekNerdStuff

    Can’t Wait! Hurry up and take my money – again! Since I just got the original Note less than a month and a half ago and it was cancelled. Lol

  • nycplayboy78

    Breaking out in my Pointer Sisters routine “I Am So Excited” –> I know I am silly and cats rulez!!! Getting this phone on DAY 1….Looking online to see whether the accessories are compatible with T-Mo’s variant of the GN2…I would think so….DAVID??!! Come Hither!!!!

    • love your comment, ha!! – D

      • nycplayboy78

        Thank you :)

    • Sman

      I’ll actually be seeing the pointer sisters at Disney World the 24th. Of course after I pick up my new GN2!

      • nycplayboy78

        That is awesome…I am so jealous of you right now….Pointer Sisters or Galaxy Note II….Hmmm……

  • Alwaysoriginal

    If i read someone else call this phone a beast i will go postal!! Otterbox and Seidio i need a case !!

  • Anonymous

    didn’t want to jump to conclusions… but i’m guessing it’s a “NO” for LTE? The language on multiple leaks doesn’t seem to indicate they will be enabling an LTE radio device.. i hope i’m wrong.

  • nycplayboy78

    Hmmm it disappoints me that T-Mobile won’t have any accessories available at launch….Whenever I get a new phone I always get a case and a screen protector while I am there at T-Mobile…Just seems odd indeed…

    • thepanttherlady

      This happens more often than not. :(

    • achusaysblessyou

      That’s why I already ordered my nilken case from eBay a week ago, it should get here tmrw… just in time for the phone :-) and just ordered a 64gb sandisk microSDXC for $43 (front page slick deals) with two day shipping…

  • What am I gonna do with my SG3 now? Hmmm

    • thepanttherlady

      Sell, sell, SELL!! :)

      • lol, right. I can get at least $480 for it.

        • thepanttherlady

          I actually posted an ad on Craigslist last night. Said I’d trade my S3 +$300 for the trade of the Note 2. Just got my first offer. :)

        • I wonder if they are for real and will trade.

        • Just remember, no trading or selling on the blog!

        • thepanttherlady

          Not going to get my hand slapped for that again! LOL No, this was regarding an ad I posted on CL for my S3. :)

        • nycplayboy78

          David does that include sexual favors??!!

        • Careful, ya know he’s sensitive.

        • David. I never said anything about selling on this site. Look at the others talking to me.

        • thepanttherlady

          He said he has an upgrade available and was going to get the S3. My offer is a win/win (him for the $ and me for the phone).

  • mreveryphone

    Yep just took the day off! What’s the off contract price………… Doesn’t matter I’ve been ready!

  • ccnet005

    Hopefully this will be everywhere and not staged like the GS3

    • Get_at_Me

      itll be everywhere…. limited quantities though…. if u dont get urs on launch day in store, youll prob be sol

  • Johnny Calderon

    any word if 32gb will be available and if it will be LTE future proof?

  • David Anderson

    Is it normal that you can’t preorder the device online two days before it comes out? I would love to get it launch day but not sure I want to deal with the hassle of going to a T-Mobile store. Maybe I will, though.

    • thepanttherlady

      Of the phones I’ve had with TMo (and there are many), I can only remember pre-order being available for the G1.

      • taron19119

        They had a preorder for the sidekick lx

        • thepanttherlady

          That’s why I said “of the phones I’ve had”. I had one of the original Sidekicks and learned my lesson. Never again. =P

  • GwapoAko

    Oh well.. I still have my iPhone 4$ ..bought this for $766 (with apple care) I guess I am stucked with this phone for 4 more years.. I’ll just buy the Galaxy Note 6!!!!! Yippeee!!!

  • Chris

    I dunno feeling a little weird about this now. No accessories for that long. T-Mobile doesn’t tell us the release date even TWO DAYS before it’s supposed to come out? My friend that works at t-mobile said they don’t have any demo cards, demo phones, and haven’t heard anything yet. How can the employees not know that a phone is going to be released in 2 days? I hope it does come the 24th I’m just a little skeptical…

    • ccnet005

      Unfortunately that might be the norm.
      I dropped by a spr*nt store at lunch and they thought I was asking for the galaxy note.
      They didn’t know the note 2 existed.

      • thepanttherlady

        I don’t know why but this made me laugh. :)

        • I like you. You are very active in this community of geeks, and I like the way you ‘MOD’ Thanks for being you. I’m J. Williams by the way!

        • thepanttherlady

          It’s great to be a part of this community of geeks so I appreciate the compliment, J. Williams. Thank you!

        • Zombie Chuck

          I was at TMO yesterday and they just received all their Note 2’s, but no demo units. She said it would go on sale tomorrow, the 24th.

      • Chris

        Yeah, never mind (sorry for all the posts just so excited) I called two tmobiles and they both said it will be on sale Wednesday, but they didn’t know the price. :-)

    • Two T-mobile stores 5 miles like any wireless carrier will give you two different stories. I went to Wal-Mart to inquire on the device etc the employee refers me to AT&T model & says “Theres a note 2?” Naturally I turn and walk away, 8 miles up go to my T-Mobile store play with the device , sign up for the “list” to be called when it comes “out”which is in less than 48hrs and i am soooooo ready because this flip phone Im using because I got rid of my S3 is killer

    • Frank Dominik

      I have many times stopped by T-mobile the day a phone as launched such as the HD2 and Sensation and both times they didn’t even know they had them. I actually had to argue for them to check the back and sure enough they did. Just because somebody works at T-Mobile doesn’t mean they know how to wipe their ass.

      • Chris

        lmao yeah I learned that…pretty bad when the employees don’t even know a phone is being sold. How does T-Mobile expect customers to know?!

        • johnblack86

          T-Mobile employee told me he gets a lot of what he knows from tmonews lol

        • thepanttherlady

          I had to call Customer Care on Friday regarding my account. Spoke with the sales department for an hour just shooting the sh*t. The rep I spoke w/ suggested I follow this blog. :)

        • Guest

          @thepanttherlady That’s awesome..now the hard part for me…SIII or Note II :)

        • thepanttherlady

          Oh the choice is clear….Go big or go home!!!

    • My Tmobile store here in Vegas has the demo phone.

    • Yourne Carwin

      yea a sales rep told me over the phone like two months ago that it will be by the end of october but when i went to the store they told me theres no such thing as note 2; the girl thought i was stupid, now today i call and said i want to upgrade but waiting on the note 2 she said thats a good choice and it will be in stores by next week but dont know the price.

      • unknown

        It is releasing on the 24 of October. T-Mobile stores already have them in stores.

    • unknown

      Yes it is realeasing on the 24. Stores already received the notes yesterday. Your friend probably works at a authorized dealer and not a corporate store which is why his store didn’t get any.

    • androidpanda

      It is confirmed that it’s coming out. My friend had a beta phone for a while and confirmed to me that it’s coming out tomorrow ;P

  • taron19119

    Ok this going to be the s3 launch all over again

  • Dakota

    Isn’t 379 for a locked subsidized phone a lot? Crazy pricing to me

  • Steve Snyder

    Just talked to my local T-Mobile store and he confessed that he received the demo unit and one of each color. So with only two phones received at that store, it may be hard to pick one us. Hopefully they will be receiving more shipments quickly.

  • yozo

    My hunch why a lot of Carriers and Apple don’t sell cases, etc during the first week of release of a new product, because they make more money turning customers with plans and selling a mobile, rather taking forever for a customer deciding on a cheap case, screen protectors, headsets, etc.

    If there is a line out the door for a hot product and customers Bimbo and Bozo are taking forever to decide on a black or white case, customers will walk out and go to the Carrier Kiosk or Reseller for faster service for the same product.

  • 0neTw0




  • kdog808

    what if you buy it for 299 on contract then pay the cancellation fee of 200

    • thepanttherlady

      The $299.99 = $20/20 months is for the Value Plan. If you cancel you will still be responsible for the remaining balance of the phone.


    WHERE is the otterbox defender case for galaxy note 2 on t-mobile accessory order sheet showed above?

  • David Vaughan

    double confirmed, t-mobile customer loyalty rep calling me the minute she gets in on Wednesday to sell me one, for $150.

    • Get_at_Me

      i hope your acct was memo’d

  • tmo troll
    • thepanttherlady

      This is an obvious error that won’t be honored by TMo. :)

    • 21stNow

      Great price, though. If I could get it for that price, I would never complain about T-Mobile’s pricing again!

  • brilapp

    the note is goin for 144.99 on contract now at walmart.

  • thepanttherlady

    Confirmed with Customer Care that the 32GB will be available online, like the S3 was.

    ETA: Customer Care said this morning they don’t have any info on the 32GB. Grrrrr!

  • RockyP

    I’m a little confused, I’ve been calling different Walmart stores today here in Southern Cali and asking them if they’ll be having the Note 2 for T-Mobile on sale tomorrow (24th) and none of them say they will carry it. They all either say they don’t have it or will not sell it. I also called Costco and they told they won’t be selling it until 2 weeks after the release. Has anyone here tried calling their local Walmart and gotten a definitive answer if they will sell it or not? Anybody here know any other local stores that might sell them other than walmart or costco? This sucks.

  • Amour