My perfect dream phone. I'll pay unsubsidized price right now for one if it was available for Big Pink. I believe it does everything! Please bring on board T-Mobile!
GOT IT! Bought on Amazon for $739 - Using it T-Mobile right now. Only gets Edge but still get all my email, texts, sms, and alerts etc. Web browsing is a little slow but functional. Definately not enough for Netflix streaming.
Going to hang onto this until TMO gets it, then just put this one on ebay...or if TMO doesn't carry it they get dumped and I go to AT&T or whoever gets it. In fact, if I have to move to AT&T I won;t need to dump it because it works at full speed on their network (TMO uses the 1700Mhz band for fast data and the Note doesn't have that band).
GOSH I really want the Galaxy Note, but I don't want to get it for that $700+ price if I won't be able to use it with 3G or 4G but only on Edge. I guess I will wait (and hope) T-Mobile even gets the thing. Always takes ages to come to the US and by then there is something new being announced. *cough* Galaxy S III...
Ken, I'm glad you got the Galaxy Note and are enjoying it. It's also good to see that I wasn't the only one that spent that kind of money on a phone lately!
Hey! Because of the Galaxy Note, I can't abbreviate the Galaxy Nexus using GN. Oh well, I'll have to find some other shorthand for it.
Are you sure that galaxy note doesn't work with t mobile (4g) because i saw on the description. Galaxy note eligible for HSPA+ (T mobile 4g)
TMO uses 1700/2100 split band for 3G/4G - GN has the 2100 band but not the 1700 band. If BOTH are not availbale it defaults to the next lowest band it can send and receive on and that is Edge. So until GN gets that 1700Mhz band it will not get 3G/4G on TMO
How about GNx ?
That will work. Thanks!
@swhoho HSPA+ is also AT&T's 4G, which operates on different bands from T-Mobile's.
i reaaaly want, it i'd pay the full price for it but my beloved nokia e71 has the same issue, no support for 1700MHz band... after using some friend's 3g/4g phones, i am not willing to deal with EDGE on a new phone, especially one so advanced...
bonus: samsung announced it plans the ICS update for the Note...
c'mon TMo, have samsung stick a freaking 1700 antena a bring it! how hard could it be?
nope that's an late '80s buick
Don't think anyone here will have a problem distinguishing a phone from a 30 year old Buick. Every acronym stands for something else. We are just trying to define one within the Samsung family.
OK, I pulled the trigger and ordered a GNote - it is awesome. I decreased my data plan on my regular t-mobile phone line and also orderd a new line for a hotspot for the GNote data (coming Thursday). So I'll pay a little bit more a month and have to carry a hotspot. But I've done that before and lived through it. All I know is that I'm really using the calendar on this thing. (It's the first time I've ever done that on any phone). Could this thing really organize the unorganizable? We'll see, but good start so far. BTW, don't go out into the wild with this until you have a bump case. I dropped it the first day. It survived and works flawlessly, but i got a little scrape on the side.
Theoretically, you could root your existing TMO phone so you have access to the hotspot feature, then just carry that along with the Note and the Note can use the hotspot. Of course you would still be using your old phone for calls etc and the note would basically be a connected PDA for now, but they would at least BOTH have high speed data ;-)
Of course all this will become moot in a few months when TMO releases their version of the Note.
Thats very true, but I want to have the Note as my primary. Also, hotspots have better battery life and the phone as hotspot feature tends to heat up the phone which worries me. I'm going to give this a shot.
sounds good. don't forget to post back here so we can all benefit from your experience. I love reading about what people are doing with their Notes.
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