21
Apr
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With the Note III nowhere on the horizon (yet), there are undoubtedly those who are still tempted to give Samsung's second phablet marvel a try. For those looking to make the jump to an ample 5.5" screen, eBay has turned up today's second deal alert, with a gray 16GB Note II going for just $499.99 with free standard shipping.

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If you're looking for a deal on the device, you likely don't need us to recount the virtues of the Note II. We could go on about the 5.5" screen, S-Pen, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera, and 1.6GHz quad-core processor, but in the interest of word economy, we won't.

Today's deal on eBay is the best one we've seen in a while, though – the last bargain we saw on the unlocked Note II was Black Friday, when the device was going for $549 on eBay Daily Deals, so if you're interested in getting your mitts on one at a discount, hit the link below.

Unlocked 16GB Galaxy Note II (Gray) on eBay

Liam Spradlin
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  • http://twitter.com/lean6rtj2 lean6rtj

    Great if you don't care about LTE. If I'm not mistaken, you need a carrier branded device to take advantage of a carrier's LTE.

    • http://twitter.com/omac_ranger Logan Graham

      You do. Where I'm located we don't even have LTE, so it was a no brainer back when I bought mine (before it launched in the US)

      • Ladies_Love_Me_Though

        wrong, as long as the band frequencies for the LTE data are compatible it doesn't matter what carrier and this phone is a waste of money even at this "low" price, for 50 dollars more you can get yourself a brand new T889 (which includes the all important 1700 data freq) that works on all GSM carriers LTE networks.

    • ProductFRED

      No you don't. The AT&T Note 2 (based off the i7105, called the i317) out of the box is usable on T-Mobile's LTE. And T-Mobile's Note 2 (T889) works on AT&T's LTE. The frequencies are what matter. Same as 3G.

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

        Read what he said and look at this phone. It does not have LTE.

        • ProductFRED

          I know what he said. He's saying it's better to buy this phone if you don't need LTE. He also asked if you need a carrier-branded device to use LTE. I said no, as long as it's on the right frequencies.

      • Ladies_Love_Me_Though

        Preach on

    • s44

      There's actually an i7105 with non-branded LTE... but I'm not sure if any variants of that work on US LTE bands.

      • ProductFRED

        N7105 doesn't have any US LTE bands for GSM carriers.

    • ssj4Gogeta

      Carriers don't do anything magical (except adding bloat and random restrictions). Carriers in the US use different frequencies, though, so you have to make sure that the hardware manufacturer added support for the carrier frequency you're interested in.

    • Ladies_Love_Me_Though

      I believe this is the world version phone, most of these type of phones don't carry LTE such as the s3 GT-i9300

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535068153 Thomas Decker

    You'd be fool to buy this phone right now, in a month or 2 you'll see these regularly going for $250 or less.....

    • Ladies_Love_Me_Though

      wrong

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

    No LTE on this phone. No sale.

    • Ladies_Love_Me_Though

      Yes

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Horton/1427532748 Jack Horton

    The sale is apparently over. IT didn't even last a day - about 12 hours apparently. Oh well, guess I wont be able to get one. :(