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    Default Difference between Note 2 on Verizon and T-mobile

    I figured I'd put this here because I never knew the carriers change features so much between the same phone. I knew there'd be more bloatware etc. but features? Well actually they might be drawbacks depending which carrier you have.

    my wife has a t-moble note 2 and verizon note 2.

    WIFI Calling
    T-mobile. baked into the OS, gives you option to make calls over wifi using your own number if wifi is available. Verizon completely deleted this and you need 3rd party software to work it..

    Text messages
    Verizon phone screen turns on when you get a text msg. T-mobile does not.

    GPS
    T-mobile locks quickly, Verizon locks very poorly if at all.

    There are probably more but I never bothered to look too hard
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 07-18-2013 at 11:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kegman View Post
    GPS
    T-mobile locks quickly, Verizon locks very poorly if at all.
    There are three Note 2 phones in my family. Verizon, T-Mobile(USA), as well as the international unlocked version(N7100) bought in Germany.

    All three of them perform equally as far as GPS is concerned. I just placed them next to each other and started the GPS Test app.

    All three locked on to the GPS position within 1 to 2 seconds.. All three phones are sitting on the dining table as I tested this.
    All three are able to receive the same strength of GPS signal on 19 out of 23 satellites being locked on.

    Also tried it using Google Maps, TomTom(in offline mode), and Co-Pilot nav apps. All three Note 2 phones locked on equally fast.

    I put all three phones in airplane mode during the test. (just so they're not picking up location data from Google location service)
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    I believe the tmobile also has the pins for wireless charging

    sent from Galaxy Note 2
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    I don't think the Verizon version has the Samsung calendar widget either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgk1985 View Post
    I believe the tmobile also has the pins for wireless charging

    sent from Galaxy Note 2
    Verizon has pins, they are just covered up, but you can uncover them if so desired

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    Default Re: Difference between note 2 on Verizon and T-mobile

    wow they deliberately removed a hardware feature? Even though I would never use it, that annoys me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kegman View Post
    wow they deliberately removed a hardware feature? Even though I would never use it, that annoys me
    I think it was a verizon request, just like the Verizon logo on the home button. Tmo didn't make their home button ugly...

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    I think it was a verizon request, just like the Verizon logo on the home button. Tmo didn't make their home button ugly...

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    I've had my Verizon Note 2 for 7+ months now... I haven't noticed the Verizon logo on the home button until just now(after reading your post above). Guess it's less noticeable because mine is white. Great.. .now I can't look away... time to get a sticker to cover it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Verizon has pins, they are just covered up, but you can uncover them if so desired

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Yea. You have to hack the phone up to get to them

    sent from Galaxy Note 2
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    It intrigues me how no one here mentioned another difference between the Verizon Note 2 and the T-Mobile Note 2:

    The Verizon Note 2 has a locked bootloader, but the T-Mobile Note 2 does not.
    Devices (Their ROMs and respective mods, if any):

    Samsung Galaxy SII (SGH-T989/Hercules): Carbon (4.4.2 Official Nightlies), UBER Kernel 2Ghz, ViPER4Android FX [daily driver]
    Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (SGH-T679): Carbon (4.4.2 Official Nightlies), Operation Killjoy, ViPER4Android FX [secondary handset]
    Asus Nexus 7 (2013): Official 4.4.2 KitKat OTA, ViPER4Android FX

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