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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 US silence frustrates

Consumers in the US have had to endure a frustrating wait for official Galaxy Note 2 release news to trickle out, but we’re pleased to say that it looks like the highly sought after device is going to be available from at least two of the big four carriers this week.

If the Galaxy Note 2 is going to be your next smartphone purchase, you’re probably aware that Sprint has already informed eager buyers that they’ll be releasing the device on October 25th at a price of $299 on a two year deal.

So far, Verizon and AT&T have remained quiet on their own respective availability for the Note 2, but over the weekend we’ve now learned that T-Mobile will be offering the device alongside Sprint as well – with the exact same pricing plan as well from a third-party retailer.

T-Mobile has yet to make things as concrete as Sprint, but some leaked details coming out of Walmart suggests that the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy Note 2 is going to come in at $299 on a two-year contract as well. While it will be pleasing for those of you who are thinking of getting the device on either T-Mobile or Sprint, some of you are very disappointed that there are still no word on when you’ll actually be able to pre-order the device to have it shipped to your home in time for launch.

As of now, there’s no clear cut pre-order page on both Sprint or T-Mobile’s websites, potentially forcing consumers to head into retail stores on October 25th to see if any stock is available on a first come, first serve basis. Sprint has sent out a full press release, confirming an October 25th release, but there’s no further information on how Sprint customers can pre-order one online.

What are your thoughts on the US confusion surrounding the Galaxy Note 2? Has the lack of communication between carriers and customers put you off from buying one, or is it a device that you’ll get regardless, when the craze begins to slow down?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Levi Wallach

It is definitely frustrating. I think they are attempting to do a Apple-esque deal where they do a launch party on the 24th and say it’s available in stores tomorrow on Sprint and Tmobile and in another week or two on AT&T (and possibly VZN). But really, it’s a bit annoying to customers who are trying to plan purchases and figure out what retailer options they will have, etc. Within a few days or at most a week or two, we’ll either have them and multiple locations or know when they will be out, but in the mean time, it’s… Read more »

vinas03
vinas03

Getting about 15GB a month with T-mobile unlimited, at about 10mbps down/3 up.

Khan76
Khan76

I think there is no pre-order dates by AT&T and Verizon due the hype they created for iphone5. iphone5 sales are not up to the expectation by the carriers. I think everyone is waiting for Note2. But carriers have more iphone5 in there stocks compare to the orders. so they will first try to get rid off those and then they promote the Note2.

note_lover
note_lover

I will be getting the Note 2 the day it’s released, as frustrating as it is. I’ve been waiting a loooooong time for this phone and will continue to wait for it to come to T-Mobile. Even though it has been a long wait, it will be worth it once I have it in my hands!

Dan
Dan

Yes i have Been waiting for a while. I was due to re due my contract at Verizon a month ago and was not happy with the iPhone 5 so after I read about the note I asked Verizon and no one knows I went to the store to preorder and they asked me to call then the caller sends me to the Samsung web site I’m about ready to cancel my account and really upset with Verizon they seem to be pushing the IPhone 5 I already have the 4 and really the 5 is not worth the difference… Read more »

Brian
Brian

I will get note 2 anyway, but indeed frustrating. ATT please tell me when I can do my own 5 feet drop test with now-sick-and-tired-of iPhone 4s!

Tired
Tired

The fact that I’ve been grandfathered into the unlimited data
Plan is the only reason I’m still with Verizon. Otherwise they are awful as far as price and services, they’ll squeeze every penny they can outta ya. I’m pretty sure I will be dropping them if I have to get jerked around just to get another phone.

coldpie
coldpie

I hate the first come, first serve without any chance of preorder. No way I can get time off to get a cell phone. I’ll probably have to wait weeks to get that sucker

Xiu Seal
Xiu Seal

Awesome device. Everything I desire in a smart phone. Convenience of androids flash support for better web browsing with powerful CPU and 2gb of ram will ensure hardly any slow downs of the device. Great large 5.5 inch for great web browsing and reading or for just about everything. Will be at sprint’s door when it opens on October 25th to snatch one and have the best phone experience ever made til now. Much thanks Samsung. Samsung note 1 was great and now samsung note 2 is far superior and beauty all in one. Experience phone/tablet all in one in… Read more »

L Fizzel
L Fizzel

I’m not so happy about Verizon’s choice of adding a $30 upgrade fee on top of the 299 price tag. If it is anything like the GS3 you won’t be able to upgrade even a day earlier than you upgrade date. They are normally pretty cool about being a little early, but I dont see that happening. So basically I have to wait until the 17th to get it. I hope I’m wrong, but i doubt it. I will wait for It and get it no matter what the circumstances are.

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