Following the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the UK on Monday, Vodafone is now offering the device alongside Three.
The network has only the white version of the Note II for now, with plans starting at £33 a month for 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. At this price, you will also have to pay £149 up-front. For £37 a month, you can get unlimited minutes and texts and double your data allowance to 1GB per month as well, with the phone costing £99.
Vodafone isn't the best network in the UK for data hungry users, but you can jump to 2GB of data every month on its £42 and £47 a month plans. The phone itself will cost you £50 if you choose the £42 plan, whilst users on the most expensive tariff will be given one for free.
With Three offering the Note II with unlimited data at cheaper rates, Vodafone may struggle to compete, especially with the launch of Everything Everywhere - the UK's first 4G network - commencing on October 30th. Still, it's good to see the Galaxy Note II being offered on multiple carriers, and if you're a Vodafone customer you can buy it from today.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Discover your creative streak with Samsung’s powerful new smartphone
Designed for on-the go creativity, the powerful new Samsung Galaxy Note II is an exciting addition to the Vodafone Android line-up, packing a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 3100mAh battery and – most importantly – a pen!
Available free on Vodafone Red Data price plans from £47 per month, including unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB of mobile data and 3GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi access, the Samsung Galaxy Note II gives you an enhanced smartphone experience. Its S-Pen feature with handwriting integration allows you to easily take notes, write emails or create documents, sketches and drawings, which you can view with amazing clarity on its large 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED display.
The other amazing expression tools such as Photo Note, Easy Clip and S Note allow you to personalise photos with hand written notes, easily include graphics in your emails and messages as well as design your own birthday cards and drawings.
Not only will the Note II further enhance your creative flair, it also makes multi-tasking a breeze. Its innovative Multi-Window feature allows you to open several windows simultaneously on your screen and adjust their sizes according to the task at hand. Plus, with features such as Pop-up Note (which automatically opens when you pull out the S Pen) you can conveniently write down directions, phone numbers and other info while you’re on a call, and with Quick Command sending an email, text or sharing info has never been easier - just simply write your command on the pad.
With memory expandable up to 64GB there’s plenty of room for all your photos, videos and emails which with the Air View feature you can easily preview without having to open any folders.
Vodafone Red plans are available with every smartphone in our pay monthly line-up and are our best ever value price plans, offering unlimited voice calls and texts as well as loads of internet.
Vodafone UK pay monthly customers can also take advantage of Vodafone Data Test Drive, enabling them to use as much UK data as they like, for whatever they like, for three months so they can fully explore what their brand new smartphone has to offer. At the end of the three month period we'll let them know exactly how much data they've used and whether the price plan they've chosen suits their needs.
We know our customers lead busy lives and may not wish to wait for their phone to arrive at their home. They can choose to collect their new Samsung Galaxy Note II in a store convenient to them - we'll let them know when it's there. When they come to collect it, customers can have all the contents of their old mobile transferred to their new Samsung Galaxy Note II using Vodafone's innovative RED Box.
For more information please visit the Vodafone online shop
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Available free on Vodafone Red Data price plans from £47 per month, including unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB of mobile data and 3GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi access
Dimensions (mm) 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4
Weight (g) 182.5
TouchScreen HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)
Screensize (inches) 5.5
Main Camera 8MP
Secondary Camera 1.9MP
Internal memory 16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)
Battery (mAh) 3100
Operating system Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)