1. viper31573's Avatar
    Wasn't sure I even wanted the note 2 but for $98. Should I buy. What are pros and cons of this phone?

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    02-24-2013 11:40 AM
  2. li2327's Avatar
    That's an awesome deal. The huge beautiful screen is definitely worth it.
    02-24-2013 12:06 PM
  3. viper31573's Avatar
    I'm going for it. I can not pass up that price. Looks like this forum will have a new member

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    02-24-2013 12:37 PM
  4. radgatt's Avatar
    I'm going for it. I can not pass up that price. Looks like this forum will have a new member

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    Is that with a contract? If so then that's great.

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    02-24-2013 01:36 PM
  5. z71kris's Avatar
    THats what I got for yesterday. Bestbuy matched sams club, man this phone is sweet.

    sent from my galaxy note 2
    02-24-2013 01:59 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Is that with a contract? If so then that's great.

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    On contract price from sams club.

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    02-24-2013 01:59 PM
  7. z71kris's Avatar
    I think the sell ends today though...

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    02-24-2013 02:56 PM
  8. viper31573's Avatar
    I went for it. $98 with 2 yr contract. So far im loving it.

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    02-24-2013 03:02 PM
  9. Jude526's Avatar
    Welcome. The Note2 is the best

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    02-24-2013 10:41 PM
  10. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    The AWESOME battery life is one of the reasons why I bought it.
    02-24-2013 10:55 PM
  11. viper31573's Avatar
    The AWESOME battery life is one of the reasons why I bought it.
    im hearing it gets about 27 hrs? when it came out of the box it was at 60%. i used it down to 20% and got about 7 hrs, then i charged it up to 100.
    02-24-2013 11:00 PM
  12. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    im hearing it gets about 27 hrs? when it came out of the box it was at 60%. i used it down to 20% and got about 7 hrs, then i charged it up to 100.
    About right. That's what I got on mine.
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    02-24-2013 11:25 PM
  13. viper31573's Avatar
    Looks like im on pace for about 22 hrs. At 11 hrs now and 49%

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    02-25-2013 02:27 PM
  14. universeand's Avatar
    Is that with a contract? If so then that's great.
    Yeah, but it's the contract where Verizon makes their nut. On this deal you save $200 off of the standard subsidized price of $300 which is nice, but you still pay at least another roughly $80 * 24 months = $1920. Not to mention the $35 activation fee in most cases. 'Course then there's often $7 full insurance you want for your puppy.

    ($80 = $40 for voice + $30 for 2gb data + $10 text)
    02-28-2013 09:28 PM
  15. viper31573's Avatar
    Yeah, but it's the contract where Verizon makes their nut. On this deal you save $200 off of the standard subsidized price of $300 which is nice, but you still pay at least another roughly $80 * 24 months = $1920. Not to mention the $35 activation fee in most cases. 'Course then there's often $7 full insurance you want for your puppy.

    ($80 = $40 for voice + $30 for 2gb data + $10 text)
    1. i saved $200
    2. my bill doesnt change from what it was before i bought the phone
    3. $30 activation fee brings it to $128+ $13 for screen protectors and $20 for a case comes to $161. had i bought from verizon id have paid $363 vs $161
    4. i dont do insurance
    02-28-2013 09:39 PM
  16. viper31573's Avatar
    you also pay whether you have a contract or not. sure i could cancel my service if i dont have a conract, but i still need a phone, so i continue to pay contract or not
    02-28-2013 09:41 PM
  17. universeand's Avatar
    you also pay whether you have a contract or not. sure i could cancel my service if i dont have a conract, but i still need a phone, so i continue to pay contract or not
    Above you say the $98 is with a 2 year contract. With a new 2 year contract yes your monthly bill might be the same as your old 2 year contract. I'm not sure how what you are saying goes against what I wrote about the Verizon customer still paying a lot although paying $98 is better than $300 for the phone.

    Also how do you pay whether or not you have a contract unless without a contract you are month to month? And in that case you don't have to pay if you simply drop your month to month service. I don't see your point.
    02-28-2013 11:16 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    Yeah, but it's the contract where Verizon makes their nut. On this deal you save $200 off of the standard subsidized price of $300 which is nice, but you still pay at least another roughly $80 * 24 months = $1920. Not to mention the $35 activation fee in most cases. 'Course then there's often $7 full insurance you want for your puppy.

    ($80 = $40 for voice + $30 for 2gb data + $10 text)
    I am grandfathered into unlimited data. Let's say a family plan with 5 people with unlimited unthrottled 4glte on the lowest tier plan, that would be $50 per line. Since you have unlimited unthrottled 4glte on Verizon assuming grandfathered, you can talk and text all you want over data.

    I am more than happy to switch to another carrier, post paid or prepaid, that can provide the same or at least in the same ballpark total network coverage(voice and 4g) and unlimited unthrottled 4g for $50 on average per person. Keep in mind my data usage... Any tiered or throttled plan won't work for me.

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    03-01-2013 12:09 AM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Above you say the $98 is with a 2 year contract. With a new 2 year contract yes your monthly bill might be the same as your old 2 year contract. I'm not sure how what you are saying goes against what I wrote about the Verizon customer still paying a lot although paying $98 is better than $300 for the phone.

    Also how do you pay whether or not you have a contract unless without a contract you are month to month? And in that case you don't have to pay if you simply drop your month to month service. I don't see your point.
    You are comparing no service vs service. No service would be cheaper than even the cheapest plan, no one is going to argue that.

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    03-01-2013 12:18 AM
  20. viper31573's Avatar
    Above you say the $98 is with a 2 year contract. With a new 2 year contract yes your monthly bill might be the same as your old 2 year contract. I'm not sure how what you are saying goes against what I wrote about the Verizon customer still paying a lot although paying $98 is better than $300 for the phone.

    Also how do you pay whether or not you have a contract unless without a contract you are month to month? And in that case you don't have to pay if you simply drop your month to month service. I don't see your point.
    My point. If you buy a phone at full price, you have no contract but you still have to pay a monthly bill for your use. I havent worked out numbers but im guessing someone who pays full price and someone who has a contract likely pays about the same unless the person with no contract closes their account

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    03-01-2013 12:31 AM
  21. viper31573's Avatar
    You pay 600 for a phone I pay 100. Assuming we both have the same plan we pay the same over 24 months unless you decide you no longer want to be with Verizon where I have to stay or buy out of contract

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    03-01-2013 12:37 AM
  22. universeand's Avatar
    You pay 600 for a phone I pay 100. Assuming we both have the same plan we pay the same over 24 months unless you decide you no longer want to be with Verizon where I have to stay or buy out of contract
    My point is that the difference between the costs of paying $98 versus $300 pales in comparison to the total 2 year costs that you must pay in both cases: roughly $1920 (or $1680 without 1,000 per month text messaging). But of course it's smart to pay $98 like you did and pocket the $200. $200 is nothing to sneeze at for most of us.

    On your $600 versus $100 point: it makes sense to pay full price ($600-$700) and not the subsidized price ($100-$300) when the full price plus the cost of the amount of unlimited mobile data you use for 2 years will be less or roughly equal per month compared to the price of the subsidized phone plus the cost for the same amount of data over 2 years on a tiered data plan. (2 years because that is how long you must pay for mobile data for an unsubsidized phone). Many people have done this comparison and have found that it is cheaper to buy full price.
    03-01-2013 05:14 PM

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