Verizon, out of all four of America's major carriers, is notorious for keeping the subsidized price points of its devices high long after release. Even 3rd party retailers seem affected by this trend, and, as such, we've not seen Verizon's Note II dip into real "deal" territory since its debut late last year.

In all likelihood, that's simply because of demand. Verizon's coverage and network sell handsets, and Big Red remains (if only marginally) the largest mobile network in the US. Because of its ongoing DROID marketing campaign, it seems pretty likely Verizon sells more Android-powered handsets than any other carrier, too. As much as we love to give Verizon guff over bootloaders and data caps, they've probably done more than any carrier in the US to propel Android into the mainstream.

Anyway, back to the Verizon Note II. It's on sale - $199 for new subscribers and upgrades. The best price we've seen to date, bar-none.

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You can find this deal at Amazon Wireless or Wirefly, though of the two, only Amazon has the white version of the Note II in stock at the time of this writing.

Amazon Wireless, Wirefly

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • R Wiltse

    I paid $150 for a Note II on Sprint from Amazon in December.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tylerjehills Tyler James Edward Hills

    NOT UPGRADE ELIGIBLE FOR A MONTH NOOOOO!!!! :( any chance this deal stays around that number till 02/28/13???

  • http://twitter.com/s99nj S. Ali

    $199 ON-CONTRACT is NOT A DEAL. Verizon charges nearly $100 a month for a single line of capped service. You are paying roughly $950 for this phone over your 24 month contract. AP you are making suckers out of your users. How sad.

    • Vince

      You're going to pay that amount over 24 months on Verizon regardless of if you bring your own device or get the Note II on subsidy so what's your point? Are you suggesting that AP tell their readers to drop Verizon or are you suggesting they tell their readers to pay full price for the Note II and then pay nearly $100 a month for a single line of capped service on Verizon?

      • http://twitter.com/snookasnoo Idon’t Know

        The point is if you buy your device outright you can still have unlimited data as I do with my iPhone 5 which has unlimited LTE. Which is nice.

  • Richard Yarrell

    If anyone is smart they would stay clear of the Verizon Galaxy Note 2. It is nothing like the Galaxy Note 2 on the other carriers why cause those carries have the intended device running on their network from Samsung. Not some cosmetically destroyed device and internally changed device. Verizon is a pitiful conclusion when you start tampering with devices internally. Verizon now thinks they are Manufacturers. Piss on Verizon and it's overrated lte network.

    • squiddy20

      "Verizon is a pitiful conclusion when you start tampering with devices internally." You talk as if Verizon is the only carrier that does this, when in reality, EVERY US carrier does this. You're worse than most Apple fanboys with their "reality distortion field".

      • http://twitter.com/snookasnoo Idon’t Know

        Wah. Everything always has to include Apple for some particularly ignorant and immature people like you. Get over it or seek therapy.

        • fuk apple

          ur an idiot. fanboy.

  • Rachel

    wow am i glad i found this today. last night i went into best buy to get the note 2 and they didn't have any in stock so i decided not to buy it. thank god because i just saved $100 going with amazon!