updated 10:58 am EDT, Wed October 24, 2012
Galaxy Note II now at T-Mobile, priced at $370 on two-year contract
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note II in its stores and online on Wednesday, T-Mobile has become the first carrier to offer it. This will come at a price however, as the handset will cost $370 on a qualifying voice and data plan, while other carriers are pricing it at $300 on similar plans. The minimum required plan costs at $70 per month and includes 500 minutes of talk, unlimited texting and unlimited data on T-Mobile social networking and navigating and 2GB of data per month for everything else.
To sweeten the deal further, T-Mobile will preload EA's Need for Speed Most Wanted game with four free events. The carrier-exclusive version of the game will also have optimizations that allow it to interact with a MOGA Mobile Gaming System for a home console-like gaming experience.
Those who want to wait for AT&T's version until November will save $70 on the handset when purchasing it alongside a two-year contract. Better yet, Sprint will be just one day behind T-Mobile, with an October 25th ship date for the 5.5-inch smartphone, and it's also pricing it at $300 on contract. All carriers offer the handset in either white or gray.