T-Mobile has announced this morning that customers eagerly awaiting the release of the Galaxy Note II by Samsung can now pick one up, but there’s a small catch. The price is a little higher than that of AT&T’s, by about $120 and that’s even on contract.
For some reason, in which I can’t quite understand, T-Mobile has decided to price the Galaxy Note II at $369.99, BUT that price is AFTER a $50 mail-in rebate, that means customers who want to pick up the 5.5-inch phablet will have to fork over a cool $420 (not including tax) for a phone that other customers on AT&T, and presumably Verizon, can get for $299. With the phone’s $649 off-contract pricing, it almost makes me wonder… is it worth signing a contract? I mean if you really want this device and you’re already going to drop $420+, what’s an extra $200 to avoid signing a 2-year contract?
In any event, if any of you T-Mo customers out there still want this device, it will come in two colors, Marble White and Titanium Gray, both of which come with the same 16GB of storage and of course the 5.5-inch display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean all juiced by a massive 3,100mAh battery. Sadly, there is no LTE support for the T-Mobile version, but it will run on Magenta’s 42Mbps HSPA+ network, so users should get some decent download/upload speeds.
So for that hefty price tag, how many of you are still likely to pick up this gargantuan phone?