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Samsung's largest life raft smartphone has, thus far, been saddled to AT&T. Phret not phablet phans. Your dreams of using the nation's largest Samsung phone on the nation's fourth-largest national carrier are about to come true (sorry Sprint/Verizon users). T-Mobile has announced that the device will be available on a 2-year contract starting August 8th with pricing starting at $199 on a 2-year Value voice and data plans plus an added $20/month device financing charge. Alternatively, the device will cost $250 on a more traditional contract plan.

Today, T-Mobile announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note will be available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.T-Mobile.com starting on August 8. Qualifying customers can pair the Galaxy Note with a Value voice and data plan with a two-year service agreement for $199.99 with an out-of-pocket down payment and 20 equal monthly payments of $20 per month with T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). The Galaxy Note is also offered with a Classic voice and data plan and will cost $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement.

T-Mobile's slightly unusual contract structures aside, the Galaxy Note has sold remarkably well given the initial skepticism of the gadget community after its announcement. This will be an even better opportunity to introduce the more budget-conscious to the lavish new world of phones large enough to fit Rose and Jack on them.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • ebonyks

    This seems unbelievably expensive for a last generation device to me. I can't believe that T-mo is charging such high prices these days.

    • Philip Courtois

      I agree. I had been waiting for this device to launch on T-Mobile for ages it seems, thinking that the later it would be launched, the lower the price would be. I have a non-subsidized plan and would therefore have to buy the device out right. However, after Google lowered the price of the Galaxy Nexus to $350 I couldn't wait for the Note any longer - especially knowing that the Note wouldn't launch with Jelly Bean.

      With the price revealed, I know that I made the right decision buying the Galaxy Nexus directly from the Google Play store. As far as I can calculate, the full price of the Galaxy Note on T-Mobile will be $299 + 20x$20 = $699. Hey, I can get exactly TWO Galaxy Nexus'es for that price!!!

      T-Mobile, I'm trying to stay loyal, but this price just seems offensive for a phone that was launched in 2011. People have been CRAVING this phone on the T-Mobile network, but you can't wait this long and still ask full price for it.

      Sorry, but FAIL!

      • Boricua Boy88

        They can do whatever they want, because they don't care about what AT&T does or what a minority of the consumer base thinks. They know full well that the Note is a premium device, outdated specs or not, and that it is still in very high demand by the typical consumer. They're pricing it the exact same as the Galaxy SIII in order to give people options between a newer, smaller device, and an older, but hardly any worse, yet bigger device. They probably paid a lot for the right to carry the Note, which would explain why they didn't price it lower, and they also knew that pricing it higher than the GSIII would hurt sales as well.

  • http://twitter.com/Bl4ckpheniX aaron nyquist

    A bit to late for this guy. The device has been out and there is already talk about the Note 2... I think its a little to late. Sorry Tmobile, not this time.

    • NeedName

      And T-Mo can't figure out why they aren't getting high-end
      new smartphone subscribers. . . We might have gone for the GNote, several months ago, but now it's at end of life, and for $250 on contract?!?!?!

      • Boricua Boy88

        End of life?! Really?! It's not even at end of life on AT&T, so why would it be EOL on T-Mo after they just got it?! Not to mention the fact that Samsung is still supporting it, and is rumored to update it to Jelly Bean, along with the even older Galaxy SII. Your logic is severely flawed.

      • Boricua Boy88

        Most people are gonna get it on Value, which means that they will be paying $200 + Tax, not $250. T-Mo reps push Value plans significantly more than the Classic plans, it's what sets them apart from the competition.

  • Howard Z

    This is a very informative news article. Gone are any specifications regarding the device. The author limited his writing to insulting the device without mentioning a single metric or specification. Way to go !!!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      Shoot. Sorry about that. I really should've been more careful to include information that is relevant to the story. The story, of course, being that this device, which we have known about for many months, is going to be coming to T-Mobile in addition to AT&T. Here. Let me try to add all of the relevant new information to this new article:

      -- The device will be available starting August 8t-...no wait, that's in there.

      -- The device will cost $199 with the Value line of contracts if you sign up for a two-year contract and a $20/month device ch-....no, hang on. Sorry, that information is in there too.

      -- The device will cost $249 if you're using one of the Classic two-year...shoot, no. That's in the article, too. Dang, I'm bad at this.

      Well, I suppose I could throw in the spec list for no adequately explored reason. I mean, granted, there are literally hundreds of articles we write that talk about a phone or tablet without including a spec list, and it's usually customary to simply include specs in initial articles or reviews and link back to them in later articles. But I suppose that this time I should've included them because why not. Instead, I chose to offend the delicate sensibilities of owners and fans of a device by saying hurtful things like "the Galaxy Note has sold remarkably well".

      I will try to keep in mind in the future that news articles are supposed to, primarily, be spec lists, and that any and all jokes are inherently mean-spirited personal attacks and it is never possible to make a joke about a device without said joke being an "insult". I apologize to you, the rest of the readership, and the people of the world for my rash behavior.

      • Howard Z

        well, while complaining about how large it us, you could have stated its size. some think it must be larger than a iPad? you could have mentioned screen size, CPU, if it has a removable microSD card, if it does hdmi output. basically what features average people would want to know before buying or bashing the phone. you just started off bashing the phone with nothing to back up your view. its too large? well you won't say how large it is. too large for you may be too small for someone else. my daughter used to write for her hs paper a,nd put far more facts and useful information in her articles. if you want go write articles full of opinion and no facts, then apply to the Washington post.

      • http://twitter.com/c0z Nicole Cozma

        Don't feed the trolls. :'(

        Edit: Or people who obviously aren't loyal readers and didn't catch the other (many) articles that do include the specs of the same device.

      • Boricua Boy88

        Tell those fanboys what the deal is! They act like they don't respect anything, yet demand it in return. I thought that playing politics was supposed to be left to the ''professionals'', not the amateur spoiled children of the internet?

  • Boricua Boy88

    For the record, you're all idiots if you really think that the Note is destined to fail on T-Mobile. Most people want a phone that works, not one that costs a fortune because it's newer.

  • Aryan Packers

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