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    Default What was I thinking?

    I upgraded a few weeks ago from a iPhone 4, to an iPhone 5 32gig for $299... All along I had my eye on the Note 2, but just couldn't convince myself that I would be happy with it. After a couple weeks with the iPhone 5, I got to play with a friends Note 2 and knew I had made a huge mistake! The good news is I had a second line with an upgrade available, so I sold the iPhone 5 on eBay for $650 and price matched Amazon.com at Best Buy to pick up the Note 2 for $199.99. That left me with $150 more than I started with in my pocket! I'm so happy I just thought I would share.
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    I hear you. It took me a few months to pull the trigger. Now I can't imagine using anything else. I have not even tapped into all this phone can do yet. Congrats on Note 2. Enjoy. I know I am.

    Sent from my Really Big Phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by swartscough View Post
    I'm so happy I just thought I would share.
    Congrats! Welcome aboard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by swartscough View Post
    I upgraded a few weeks ago from a iPhone 4, to an iPhone 5 32gig for $299... All along I had my eye on the Note 2, but just couldn't convince myself that I would be happy with it. After a couple weeks with the iPhone 5, I got to play with a friends Note 2 and knew I had made a huge mistake! The good news is I had a second line with an upgrade available, so I sold the iPhone 5 on eBay for $650 and price matched Amazon.com at Best Buy to pick up the Note 2 for $199.99. That left me with $150 more than I started with in my pocket! I'm so happy I just thought I would share.
    Thanks for sharing. Your experience is very encouraging to many.
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    Congrats and have fun :-).
    But we never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swartscough View Post
    I upgraded a few weeks ago from a iPhone 4, to an iPhone 5 32gig for $299... All along I had my eye on the Note 2, but just couldn't convince myself that I would be happy with it. After a couple weeks with the iPhone 5, I got to play with a friends Note 2 and knew I had made a huge mistake! The good news is I had a second line with an upgrade available, so I sold the iPhone 5 on eBay for $650 and price matched Amazon.com at Best Buy to pick up the Note 2 for $199.99. That left me with $150 more than I started with in my pocket! I'm so happy I just thought I would share.
    I heard best buy doesn't price match Amazon prices no more. Only for 2 weeks during christmas season.

    I was buying a camera 1 week ago at best buy and they didnt want to match amazons price no more. That's how I heard they dont match.

    When did u buy the phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by executiveg View Post
    I heard best buy doesn't price match Amazon prices no more. Only for 2 weeks during christmas season.

    I was buying a camera 1 week ago at best buy and they didnt want to match amazons price no more. That's how I heard they dont match.

    When did u buy the phone?

    Sent from my Verizon Note 2.SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums .
    I bought the phone last Saturday. They never said anything like that, but I did have a backup in case they did not accept online stores for the price match. Target has the Note 2 for $199 as well. They told me as long as the device is in stock at the store you are trying to price match they can accept it. Maybe I just got lucky at the BB I went to? Not sure.
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    I bought the phone last Saturday, I had no issues using Amazon Wireless for the price match, but I did have a backup in case they would not accept online stores for the price match. Target has the Note 2 for $199 as well. Maybe I just got lucky using Amazon.com?
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    Congrats! Welcome to the dark side or should I say the enlightened one? lol. Ive had my Note 2 since end of Nov. last year and have no regrets. Best phone ever! The bar has been raised!
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    I swear their should be a forum just for iPhone users who have or are thinking of switching to the note 2 lol. Seems like at least one post a day about someone thinking about switching or already have switched lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rellyrellz View Post
    I swear their should be a forum just for iPhone users who have or are thinking of switching to the note 2 lol. Seems like at least one post a day about someone thinking about switching or already have switched lol
    ^Yup
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    Best Buy continued their price match through January 31st. That is unless they decided to carry it forward, which would be a good idea for them to do.


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    More and more iPhone users are switch to Android and they are doing it with the true anti-iPhone...... The Galaxy Note 2.

    Congrats and enjoy a whole new way of mobile computing.
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    Almost the same story here, ip4 for 2 years, iphone 5 for 2 weeks then note 2

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    I agree that there should be a forum just for iPhone users switching to android. For the past two weeks I've been driving myself crazy and I'm on the fence to switch to a galaxy note 2 from my iPhone 5. Please keep in mind that I've been using an iPhone since the iPhone 3G. I'm also an avid jailbreaker but not so I can steal apps. I jailbreak so that I can customize my phone with third-party apps that are not Apple signed.

    Kind of off-topic but a few things that concern me are getting used to all of the new features and learning my way around settings. I also tried typing on the note 2 twice and both times I did an awful job compared to how well I do on my iPhone 5. I keep telling myself though that the note 2 will learn my mistakes and AutoCorrect will get better? I want to believe that. I did notice that dictation did work very well though. I use dictation a lot on my iPhone and iPad.

    I figure the hardest part will be setting up my screens or homepages or whatever you call them. Getting all of my widgets where I want them and configuring all of the apps to work the way I like them to work will probably take the most time.

    I do have one question though and I know again this is kind of off topic but what is everyone's experience using exchange? I need to be able to use exchange reliably on two of my email accounts.

    Thanks in advance!

    Fred
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    The iPhone is simple and gets the things done like email and text messages right. I have problems on my Note 2 where at random times people don't get my, or i don't, get text messages. If you want a pure phone for work text messages and email then choose iPhone (Kind of pointless to get a smartphone just for that imo).
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    Was hoping for some more feedback. Anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredblock View Post
    I agree that there should be a forum just for iPhone users switching to android. For the past two weeks I've been driving myself crazy and I'm on the fence to switch to a galaxy note 2 from my iPhone 5. Please keep in mind that I've been using an iPhone since the iPhone 3G. I'm also an avid jailbreaker but not so I can steal apps. I jailbreak so that I can customize my phone with third-party apps that are not Apple signed.

    Kind of off-topic but a few things that concern me are getting used to all of the new features and learning my way around settings. I also tried typing on the note 2 twice and both times I did an awful job compared to how well I do on my iPhone 5. I keep telling myself though that the note 2 will learn my mistakes and AutoCorrect will get better? I want to believe that. I did notice that dictation did work very well though. I use dictation a lot on my iPhone and iPad.

    I figure the hardest part will be setting up my screens or homepages or whatever you call them. Getting all of my widgets where I want them and configuring all of the apps to work the way I like them to work will probably take the most time.

    I do have one question though and I know again this is kind of off topic but what is everyone's experience using exchange? I need to be able to use exchange reliably on two of my email accounts.

    Thanks in advance!

    Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredblock View Post
    Was hoping for some more feedback. Anyone else?
    The auto correction dose get better in time and swype in the stock or swype keyboard is the best.
    I'm more of a pecking typer but love the swype keyboard more and more I use it.
    As for the exchange in email I'm only using on account and seem to be Ok.
    I'm a long time iOS user and found Andriod invigorating in my mobile computing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredblock View Post
    Kind of off-topic but a few things that concern me are getting used to all of the new features and learning my way around settings. I also tried typing on the note 2 twice and both times I did an awful job compared to how well I do on my iPhone 5. I keep telling myself though that the note 2 will learn my mistakes and AutoCorrect will get better? I want to believe that. I did notice that dictation did work very well though. I use dictation a lot on my iPhone and iPad.

    I figure the hardest part will be setting up my screens or homepages or whatever you call them. Getting all of my widgets where I want them and configuring all of the apps to work the way I like them to work will probably take the most time.

    I do have one question though and I know again this is kind of off topic but what is everyone's experience using exchange? I need to be able to use exchange reliably on two of my email accounts.
    I use the Swype keyboard option, and I think it is much easier/faster than typing on the iPhone. Swype does learn words you type over time.

    I only have one exchange account set up for work, but it works great. I think it is also easier to use than on the iPhone since it is in a separate application than Gmail which I use for personal email. I do not like having all of my emails appear in one application like the iPhone did. Also the larger screen size makes it easier to read and reply to messages. I actually receive exchange notifications on my phone slightly faster than on my PC.

    Configuring, customizing, and tweaking this phone to work the way you like it is part of the fun, and one of the big reasons why I like it so much. I used to jailbreak my iPhones, and with the Note 2 I have yet to find a reason for me to root the phone. Any customization I have wanted so far could be found as an option on the phone, or in the Play Store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredblock View Post
    Was hoping for some more feedback. Anyone else?
    I am just using the S PEN and handwriting everything . Much easier and accurate than either!

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    The swype keyboard has me loving this phone. The new things i use on this phone has me liking it more and more. Love the big size. I use it one handed pretty good. Best of all I get good service in my house. I NEVER have good service in my house with ANY phone lol! I'm also glad i got the grey one instead of the white. Love it love it. Only way i will leave this phone is for the Note 3 lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredblock View Post
    Kind of off-topic but a few things that concern me are getting used to all of the new features and learning my way around settings. I also tried typing on the note 2 twice and both times I did an awful job compared to how well I do on my iPhone 5. I keep telling myself though that the note 2 will learn my mistakes and AutoCorrect will get better? I want to believe that. I did notice that dictation did work very well though. I use dictation a lot on my iPhone and iPad.

    I figure the hardest part will be setting up my screens or homepages or whatever you call them. Getting all of my widgets where I want them and configuring all of the apps to work the way I like them to work will probably take the most time.

    I do have one question though and I know again this is kind of off topic but what is everyone's experience using exchange? I need to be able to use exchange reliably on two of my email accounts.

    Thanks in advance!

    Fred
    I didn't use Swiftkey before my Note 2, but the autocorrection algorithm on it is stunningly good. In addition, though I occasionally miss the spacebar, Swiftkey is generally able to pick that up as well. I haven't clocked myself, but I can probably do 35+ wpm using two thumbs with very few errors (after autocorrect). The problem I have with the stock Samsung keyboard is that, I believe, autocorrect is not auto -- the "proposed" corrections appear on top, but you have to actively select it, which is very poor design.

    I only use Exchange with one account, but it works well and pushes instantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredblock View Post
    I agree that there should be a forum just for iPhone users switching to android. For the past two weeks I've been driving myself crazy and I'm on the fence to switch to a galaxy note 2 from my iPhone 5. Please keep in mind that I've been using an iPhone since the iPhone 3G. I'm also an avid jailbreaker but not so I can steal apps. I jailbreak so that I can customize my phone with third-party apps that are not Apple signed.

    Kind of off-topic but a few things that concern me are getting used to all of the new features and learning my way around settings. I also tried typing on the note 2 twice and both times I did an awful job compared to how well I do on my iPhone 5. I keep telling myself though that the note 2 will learn my mistakes and AutoCorrect will get better? I want to believe that. I did notice that dictation did work very well though. I use dictation a lot on my iPhone and iPad.

    I figure the hardest part will be setting up my screens or homepages or whatever you call them. Getting all of my widgets where I want them and configuring all of the apps to work the way I like them to work will probably take the most time.

    I do have one question though and I know again this is kind of off topic but what is everyone's experience using exchange? I need to be able to use exchange reliably on two of my email accounts.

    Thanks in advance!

    Fred
    I switched from an iPhone 4 and I will never look back! First of all, setting up widgets and home screens is the fun part! Second, discovering the keyboard options opens up a whole new world of customization we didn't get with Apple!

    As for exchange, I am of no assistance, sorry.

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