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  1. tadpoles's Avatar
    You're returning the Note 5 - what are you getting in place of it
    I don't know yet. I'm going to marinate on it for a few days. I love the V20, not sure what else I'd really want.
    10-23-2016 07:18 PM
  2. EdwinT's Avatar
    Yes I would, i got mine over a year now without any problems
    10-25-2016 02:45 PM
  3. hofo_mofo's Avatar
    I have no idea, and I am going nuts trying to figure this out!!

    Precis: I have a perfectly fine Note II but I bought a Note 5

    Let me explain

    Because of my amazing cell phone plan, I have to buy my devices outright (no-term). I'm not being sarcastic when I say amazing, even other carrier representatives flip when they hear my plan.

    Back in January 2013 I bought myself a Note II. Because of having to pay retail, I bought a Rogers locked device, which came out less than the retail price. I would never buy a cell phone from there now, now that the IMEI blacklist has launched here in Canada.

    The no-term price for the Note II was 729.99 (at the time of launch) - I got it at 700
    The no-term price for the Note 3 was 799.99 (at the time of launch)
    The no-term price for the Note 4 was 749.99 (at launch I believe), but when it was removed from the Rogers website the price had risen to 799.99
    The 32 GB Note 5 price at launch was 859.99. A few months later 64 GB variant was released at 899.99. Right now on the Samsung Canada's website you can get the 32 GB Note 5 for 750.00 (not every carrier launched the 64 GB version).
    The Note 7 launch price was 1049.99, and you can assume that the price would go up to 1099.99 at some point.

    I was going to get the Note 7 when it went back up for sale on Samsung Canada's website because of a trade in promotion, but of course that never happened.

    When the Note 7 was discontinued, I debated whether or not I should get a Note 5. Before the discontinuation of the Note 7 I was looking for the Note 4 as it was only removed from the Rogers website in spring. I called a few stores, and no luck, in fact a sales person at the first place I called joked about the Note 5's he had left. One week later, the Note 7 was discontinued. On the 20th I decided to jump, and after calling a few stores I found a 64 GB titanium silver one. The store that had the sales person joke about the number of Note 5's he had in stock, when I asked the salesperson you could hear his co-worker cuss about the number people a day that are calling looking for a Note 5.

    My Note II is working perfectly fine. If it ain't broke don't fix it. I baby my phones and protect them as well as I can. But given that the hardware prices are only increasing, there is no way in holy heck would I be able to afford an outright purchase of a new device.

    But why am I drawn to the Note series you ask? Back in 2003 I started my smartphone collection. Long story short my progression is as follows: Nokia 3600 - RIM Blackberry 7280 - PalmOne Treo 600 - RIM Blackberry 7100r - PalmOne Treo 650 - i-Mate K-Jam (returned it though) - Qtek S200 - Sony Ericsson X1i - Sony Ericsoon X1a - HTC HD2 (T9193) - Note II - ...

    Both PalmOne devices, the i-Mate, Qtek, and both Sony Ericisson's were touch screen. RESISTIVE touch screen devices, so a stylus was necessary. I mean you could use the devices, especially the Treos, without the stylus but the other devices were Windows Mobile, so not all that touch friendly. The HTC HD2 on the other hand was Windows Mobile's one and only device that had a capacitive touch screen (to rival the now popular iPhone). Not having a stylus, and not being able to jot down notes here and there on the fly was annoying and a real PIA. Enter the Note series and the rest is history.

    So now I have a titanium silver Note 5, in one of my clothes drawers, still in the plastic, never turned on, and never plugged in. Loving the fact that it is powered by an Exynos processor, but hating it because it is now made out of glass and not plastic or aluminum.

    I have until November 4th to make up my mind else I will not be able to take it back.

    I need a drink...make it a triple....

    PS lol: The build date of my Note II was 13-DEC-2012, and was activated at the end of January 2013. This Note 5 was built back in April 2016. Is that okay? (In terms of shelf life and degradation; I was trying to find out when Samsung finally halted production of it, but no luck)
    10-27-2016 07:30 PM
  4. underway99's Avatar
    PS lol: The build date of my Note II was 13-DEC-2012, and was activated at the end of January 2013. This Note 5 was built back in April 2016. Is that okay? (In terms of shelf life and degradation; I was trying to find out when Samsung finally halted production of it, but no luck)
    I'm fairly certain that they are still in production or have recently restarted. I bought a new Verizon Note 5 last week with a build date of 27 September 2016.
    Lefty724 likes this.
    10-27-2016 08:00 PM
  5. Mustafa Darwash's Avatar
    Yes note 5 is the best Samsung phone I've owned.. Even if I cracked the back because I had no case
    10-29-2016 10:52 AM
  6. bmitchell1876's Avatar
    Groupon currently has refurbished note 5 on fake for $399 but it says GSM... Does that mean it will not work on my Verizon 4Glte provider?

    I've had luck with refurbished electronics and I'm tired of waiting on my Verizon n5 that i ordered...

    Can someone look at the Groupon site and tell me if it will work fort me on Verizon? Thank you sooooo much guys!

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Smartphone; GSM Unlocked (Refurbished)

    https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-sam...e-5-smartphone

    Jeeeez what s ridiculously long link! Haha
    10-29-2016 11:08 AM
  7. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    Title kinda says it all. I wanted a note 7 but given what's going on I am looking at getting a note 5 for half the cost. Those of you with a note 5 does yours still work great and would you recommend?
    Of course!!! I had to exchange my beautiful Note7 for a new Note5 again (it was my previous phone with 64gb) the new Note5 is only 32gb but I'll take that over any other phone right now, I love the Spen.
    amyf27 likes this.
    10-29-2016 11:43 AM
  8. underway99's Avatar
    Groupon currently has refurbished note 5 on fake for $399 but it says GSM... Does that mean it will not work on my Verizon 4Glte provider?

    I've had luck with refurbished electronics and I'm tired of waiting on my Verizon n5 that i ordered...

    Can someone look at the Groupon site and tell me if it will work fort me on Verizon? Thank you sooooo much guys!

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Smartphone; GSM Unlocked (Refurbished)

    https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-sam...e-5-smartphone

    Jeeeez what s ridiculously long link! Haha
    If it says GSM, don't expect the phone to work on Verizon's system. You might be able to make it "sort of" work sometimes, but not reliably. It'll be a lot of effort to make it even partially work. I'd keep looking for a Verizon model.
    10-29-2016 04:36 PM
  9. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Fascinating, if not a little baffling, to see Note 5 owners who opted for the Note 7 opting out of Samsung entirely and going for phones without any stylus.

    Was the Note 7 that superior to Note 5? I don't think so.
    10-29-2016 04:37 PM
  10. jlost's Avatar
    My note 5 is finally set up and I'm done with this mess! I wrote somewhere, I don't remember what thread. I thought it was this one but I don't see it. I'm shocked at how FAST and smooth the N5 is. I really didn't expected that . I had my N4 before the 7. I'm very happy with the 5. I found mine by calling my carriers sales department. I didn't shop online. He was immediately able to see what was in Stock and sent my note overnight. This whole thing was a nightmare. It became painfully clear how very much technology has taken over or lives.. I was crippled without my NOTE!
    The note 5 is one of the best phones still to this date. If you don't mind the missing sd card or removable battery, then it's a win.
    10-29-2016 06:42 PM
  11. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I have been lectured on here several times that I cannot sufficiently appreciate the innate superiority of the Note 7 over the 5. That's fine.

    I do envy the waterproofing of the Note 7.

    My Note 5 doesn't lag, the S pen and associated software works flawlessly and I thoroughly enjoy the way the profile of the phone fits in my hand.

    I'm apparently a fool for not seeing the wisdom of ditching the N5 and spending +$800 to purchase a non Samsung phone absent a stylus.
    Bob31464 and Tarah Sorber like this.
    10-30-2016 08:44 PM
  12. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Looks like there's A LOT of price gouging these days with the Note 5 and 64GB especially. This is ludicrous. Don't know if it's coming from the carriers or SAMSUNG themselves.

    I paid $792.00 last October for a 64GB... and received $500.00 credit from Verizon for giving up my UDP, Unlimited Plan that I had for many years.

    To see the prices being charged now, it's pure greed by the forces at large.
    I gave up going to the Verizon retail stores. The sales reps were under trained and invariably wrong when citing company policy. I go to Best Buy now to service my account. Not a perfect solution but I couldn't handle dealing with Verizon employees on top of their greedy company policies.
    Tarah Sorber likes this.
    10-30-2016 08:57 PM
  13. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    I have been lectured on here several times that I cannot sufficiently appreciate the innate superiority of the Note 7 over the 5. That's fine.

    I do envy the waterproofing of the Note 7.

    My Note 5 doesn't lag, the S pen and associated software works flawlessly and I thoroughly enjoy the way the profile of the phone fits in my hand.

    I'm apparently a fool for not seeing the wisdom of ditching the N5 and spending +$800 to purchase a non Samsung phone absent a stylus.


    Not a fool. The note 5 was one of the smoothest operating phones I've had... I've owned 3 Note 5's.
    jlost likes this.
    10-31-2016 08:40 AM
  14. bad1550's Avatar
    Will there be any Black Friday deals available?
    amyf27 likes this.
    10-31-2016 09:39 PM
  15. Jude526's Avatar
    I chose the N5 when I returned the N7. I had upgraded from the N4. I am using the 32gig and patiently waiting for my 64gig from Verizon. It won't be here until December 21st and was ordered on Oct 20th. I could be surprised and might receive sooner. But that's the date slated by Samsung. On a good note, Verizon isn't charging me for using the 32gig. I can't complain with how Verizon has taken care of me with the Note7 recall. I really have to say I LOVE the N5. Can't diss it being out a yr. It's an amazing device in its own right. Just wish it was Sec 21st for my blue sapphire beauty to be here.
    10-31-2016 10:59 PM
  16. Jude526's Avatar
    Groupon currently has refurbished note 5 on fake for $399 but it says GSM... Does that mean it will not work on my Verizon 4Glte provider?

    I've had luck with refurbished electronics and I'm tired of waiting on my Verizon n5 that i ordered...

    Can someone look at the Groupon site and tell me if it will work fort me on Verizon? Thank you sooooo much guys!

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Smartphone; GSM Unlocked (Refurbished)

    https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-sam...e-5-smartphone

    Jeeeez what s ridiculously long link! Haha
    I can tell you without looking it will Not work. Verizon is not GSM. Sorry
    10-31-2016 11:04 PM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    I have no idea, and I am going nuts trying to figure this out!!

    Precis: I have a perfectly fine Note II but I bought a Note 5

    Let me explain

    Because of my amazing cell phone plan, I have to buy my devices outright (no-term). I'm not being sarcastic when I say amazing, even other carrier representatives flip when they hear my plan.

    Back in January 2013 I bought myself a Note II. Because of having to pay retail, I bought a Rogers locked device, which came out less than the retail price. I would never buy a cell phone from there now, now that the IMEI blacklist has launched here in Canada.

    The no-term price for the Note II was 729.99 (at the time of launch) - I got it at 700
    The no-term price for the Note 3 was 799.99 (at the time of launch)
    The no-term price for the Note 4 was 749.99 (at launch I believe), but when it was removed from the Rogers website the price had risen to 799.99
    The 32 GB Note 5 price at launch was 859.99. A few months later 64 GB variant was released at 899.99. Right now on the Samsung Canada's website you can get the 32 GB Note 5 for 750.00 (not every carrier launched the 64 GB version).
    The Note 7 launch price was 1049.99, and you can assume that the price would go up to 1099.99 at some point.

    I was going to get the Note 7 when it went back up for sale on Samsung Canada's website because of a trade in promotion, but of course that never happened.

    When the Note 7 was discontinued, I debated whether or not I should get a Note 5. Before the discontinuation of the Note 7 I was looking for the Note 4 as it was only removed from the Rogers website in spring. I called a few stores, and no luck, in fact a sales person at the first place I called joked about the Note 5's he had left. One week later, the Note 7 was discontinued. On the 20th I decided to jump, and after calling a few stores I found a 64 GB titanium silver one. The store that had the sales person joke about the number of Note 5's he had in stock, when I asked the salesperson you could hear his co-worker cuss about the number people a day that are calling looking for a Note 5.

    My Note II is working perfectly fine. If it ain't broke don't fix it. I baby my phones and protect them as well as I can. But given that the hardware prices are only increasing, there is no way in holy heck would I be able to afford an outright purchase of a new device.

    But why am I drawn to the Note series you ask? Back in 2003 I started my smartphone collection. Long story short my progression is as follows: Nokia 3600 - RIM Blackberry 7280 - PalmOne Treo 600 - RIM Blackberry 7100r - PalmOne Treo 650 - i-Mate K-Jam (returned it though) - Qtek S200 - Sony Ericsson X1i - Sony Ericsoon X1a - HTC HD2 (T9193) - Note II - ...

    Both PalmOne devices, the i-Mate, Qtek, and both Sony Ericisson's were touch screen. RESISTIVE touch screen devices, so a stylus was necessary. I mean you could use the devices, especially the Treos, without the stylus but the other devices were Windows Mobile, so not all that touch friendly. The HTC HD2 on the other hand was Windows Mobile's one and only device that had a capacitive touch screen (to rival the now popular iPhone). Not having a stylus, and not being able to jot down notes here and there on the fly was annoying and a real PIA. Enter the Note series and the rest is history.

    So now I have a titanium silver Note 5, in one of my clothes drawers, still in the plastic, never turned on, and never plugged in. Loving the fact that it is powered by an Exynos processor, but hating it because it is now made out of glass and not plastic or aluminum.

    I have until November 4th to make up my mind else I will not be able to take it back.

    I need a drink...make it a triple....

    PS lol: The build date of my Note II was 13-DEC-2012, and was activated at the end of January 2013. This Note 5 was built back in April 2016. Is that okay? (In terms of shelf life and degradation; I was trying to find out when Samsung finally halted production of it, but no luck)
    Activate the N5. You will be happy you did its an awesome device.
    brau0303 likes this.
    10-31-2016 11:04 PM
  18. Jude526's Avatar
    I have been lectured on here several times that I cannot sufficiently appreciate the innate superiority of the Note 7 over the 5. That's fine.

    I do envy the waterproofing of the Note 7.

    My Note 5 doesn't lag, the S pen and associated software works flawlessly and I thoroughly enjoy the way the profile of the phone fits in my hand.

    I'm apparently a fool for not seeing the wisdom of ditching the N5 and spending +$800 to purchase a non Samsung phone absent a stylus.
    Some ppl can't for some reason think about a phone that's been out a yr. I don't understand why. Easy to buy a car that's older but a phone? I am being a little sarcastic.
    When I turned in my phone to the store the rep tried to get me into the S7 said no then the edge said no... Then the iPhone 7
    Said no. I had already said N5. Told him to listen to what I wanted not what he wanted me to have. Then I had to call CC to order the 64gig. So am in a 32gig until December
    amyf27 and brau0303 like this.
    10-31-2016 11:11 PM
  19. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    Some ppl can't for some reason think about a phone that's been out a yr. I don't understand why. Easy to buy a car that's older but a phone? I am being a little sarcastic.
    When I turned in my phone to the store the rep tried to get me into the S7 said no then the edge said no... Then the iPhone 7
    Said no. I had already said N5. Told him to listen to what I wanted not what he wanted me to have. Then I had to call CC to order the 64gig. So am in a 32gig until December
    Yeah im at it again... i had the note 5 got the s7 edge because people kept asking me why i want a year old phone.. guess what... i returned the s7 edge yesterday lol...
    11-01-2016 06:37 AM
  20. ehosey2's Avatar
    I was planning on using my Note5 as the internet home hotspot after getting the Note7. I have the double the data 60GB mobile share plan. Since I didn't want to lose my BOGO promo with AT&T I got the S7 Edge for $695.00 off of the $795.00 price via bill credits. It is a nice phone but I prefer my 1 year old Note5 over the Edge. The Edge will stay in the house. To me the Note5 is still a great device. I will use it until the Note8 is released.
    Tarah Sorber likes this.
    11-01-2016 06:44 AM
  21. hansstrik's Avatar
    I would buy the Note 5 in a heart beat but make sure that you get the 64Gb. I bought the 32Gb and I'm coming up short with memory all the time.
    But for half the cost it is a good deal. go for it.
    11-01-2016 06:45 AM
  22. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    I would buy the Note 5 in a heart beat but make sure that you get the 64Gb. I bought the 32Gb and I'm coming up short with memory all the time.
    But for half the cost it is a good deal. go for it.
    I've been looking for a 64gb but they are hard to come by. AT&T no longer sells them and Best Buy doesn't have 64gb.. I would buy used but I don't trust people if they tell me their phone is only a few months old. I can't replace the battery so I'm trying to find a lightly used one
    mmsean likes this.
    11-01-2016 07:50 AM
  23. amyf27's Avatar
    Some ppl can't for some reason think about a phone that's been out a yr. I don't understand why. Easy to buy a car that's older but a phone? I am being a little sarcastic.
    When I turned in my phone to the store the rep tried to get me into the S7 said no then the edge said no... Then the iPhone 7
    Said no. I had already said N5. Told him to listen to what I wanted not what he wanted me to have. Then I had to call CC to order the 64gig. So am in a 32gig until December
    I had a heat issue the other day with my s7 edge so I'm looking to see if any local tmobile stores have any note 5s left. None did yesterday but did say to check back today. I don't want to be in the s7 edge long term. Feel the note 8 may be several months away if not longer.
    11-01-2016 07:53 AM
  24. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    I had a heat issue the other day with my s7 edge so I'm looking to see if any local tmobile stores have any note 5s left. None did yesterday but did say to check back today. I don't want to be in the s7 edge long term. Feel the note 8 may be several months away if not longer.
    Lol Amy! I noticed my s7 edge got warm too while just browsing the internet my note 5 never did.
    amyf27 likes this.
    11-01-2016 08:22 AM
  25. amyf27's Avatar
    Makes me nuts lol. It's OK now but that ticked me off. I mean, I could feel the heat through an Otterbox. Also, for long term this just isn't big enough [edge]
    11-01-2016 08:32 AM
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