Verizon Galaxy Note 2

If you've been waiting for Verizon pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to go live, now is the time. Oddly, there hasn't been any official announcement from Verizon as of yet but the page is there live and ready to take your order.

As noted in the image, the full retail price is set for $699 and the ship by date is set for November 27th. No telling yet whether or not that date may change so we'll just have to wait for some sort of official announcement from Verizon.

Anyone going to be preordering or did that Verizon branded home button chase you away?

Source: Verizon Thanks, bigguy_132!

 
There are 62 comments

moosc says:

Hollar not first time vzw hasn't announced a phone.

Verizon is a very sad conclusion. Something is truly wrong when you always feel the need to be different from other carriers. You ruin the Galaxy Nexus name with crappy updates and dreadful reception/signal strength just pitiful service. Then you come alone with this childish unnecessary branding disarming the actual look and elegance of a device with this garbage branding is criminal to your customers. This is Verizon's way of making this device look worse than it's crap filled Droid Razr devices. Everyone knows all Verizon cares about is there Droid Razr brands. Point blank piss on Verizon.. I am so happy to have kicked Verizon to the curb bunch of bumbling fools.

eestubbs104 says:

I agreed completely. When you purchase a cell phone from a particular carrier (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or even T-Mobile), you know where you purchased your phone from. You really don't need their logo on your phone. And if you are happy and satisfied with the phone and the service, you will be more than happy to share that information with friends and relatives.

Verizon, butt out... leave the endorsements to the buyers

Premium1 says:

samsung and their crap cdma radios are what ruined the reception especially since the sprint version had the same reception issues. The rest I somewhat agree with you on.

Mtn_Scott says:

Criminal? Really? Someone should go to jail? Or is this just a misdemeanor, time served kind of thing?

Guticb says:

HA! No way in hell I'd buy a phone they did this to.

I've already decided that as soon as my contract with them expires, I'm switching. I love my Galaxy Nexus and their network's coverage, but I'm fed up with their corporate policies.

Pjjames89 says:

You understand that you will be paying for the same policies I've at AT&T and even worse at other carriers? Not to bash any way you feel, but honestly, AT&T adapted the mobile share which is a exact same thing as Verizon's Share Everything. Sprint just got bought by a Japanese company and does not have any money to expand their 4G coverage. (And their 'unlimited' plans are capped by the same GB data usage that the share plans have, so it's not really unlimited)...

Not to mention, Verizon has 419 4G markets, AT&T does not even have 120. Sprint's 4G is not even relevant. CNN and other major new sources have already reviewed the factual (not speculated) value of Verizon's market over other carriers and it was by far superior.

If your argument is based on policy, then do more research and actually read what those other companies offer, not the ads, the fine print. Verizon is not the cheapest kid on the block, but like most people I want to be able to use my device when I want and how I want. Would you by a cheap car if it only ran some of the time?

Sounds like they got you brainwashed totally

terrycanfly says:

Coorection... att has more 4g coverage. They have less 4g lte. People may argue that hspa+ is not 4g but it has a lower latency and higher speeds than wimax and gets close to lte in some cities. Att covers hspa+ in most areas verizon only has evdo. Thats the only reason verizon is moving so fast on lte and att can take its time. Verizon knows their evdo network is horrible and att's hspa+ is not. Att is fast and more consistent. Plus everyone i call that has a verizon lte phone cuts out in the middle of the call and starts chirping. It happens with everyon on verizon lte no matter what lte covered city and no matter the phone or network i call from. Verizon also has more hidden charges than any other network so yes they are more expensive than any other network

AZDROIDX says:

Verizon is just plan better for coverage, that simple and there is proof to back it up. Since my kids have had Tmobile smartphones, we have seen it even more. We were just in Pt. Magu/Malibu area a few weeks ago, while I had 3G posting pics on FB while we were enjoying the scenery my kids didn't have coverage and couldn't do the same. My sister on her AT&T also had no service while on the beach. Really?

Pjjames89 says:

You understand that you will be paying for the same policies I've at AT&T and even worse at other carriers? Not to bash any way you feel, but honestly, AT&T adapted the mobile share which is a exact same thing as Verizon's Share Everything. Sprint just got bought by a Japanese company and does not have any money to expand their 4G coverage. (And their 'unlimited' plans are capped by the same GB data usage that the share plans have, so it's not really unlimited)...

Not to mention, Verizon has 419 4G markets, AT&T does not even have 120. Sprint's 4G is not even relevant. CNN and other major new sources have already reviewed the factual (not speculated) value of Verizon's market over other carriers and it was by far superior.

If your argument is based on policy, then do more research and actually read what those other companies offer, not the ads, the fine print. Verizon is not the cheapest kid on the block, but like most people I want to be able to use my device when I want and how I want. Would you by a cheap car if it only ran some of the time?

Mook1e says:

Where exactly is the cap on the Sprint unlimited plan? There isn't one. I used 14GB over Wimax in September while I was in D.C. and it was never capped and I didn't have to pay anything extra. I think you need to do more research yourself.

I'm not going to say Sprint's 4G is widespread or their date network is great. I'm probably switching to T-mobile off-contract soon.

Pjjames89 says:

You understand that you will be paying for the same policies I've at AT&T and even worse at other carriers? Not to bash any way you feel, but honestly, AT&T adapted the mobile share which is a exact same thing as Verizon's Share Everything. Sprint just got bought by a Japanese company and does not have any money to expand their 4G coverage. (And their 'unlimited' plans are capped by the same GB data usage that the share plans have, so it's not really unlimited)...

Not to mention, Verizon has 419 4G markets, AT&T does not even have 120. Sprint's 4G is not even relevant. CNN and other major new sources have already reviewed the factual (not speculated) value of Verizon's market over other carriers and it was by far superior.

If your argument is based on policy, then do more research and actually read what those other companies offer, not the ads, the fine print. Verizon is not the cheapest kid on the block, but like most people I want to be able to use my device when I want and how I want. Would you by a cheap car if it only ran some of the time?

For the button on the front: acetone (or is it acetane... iit's nail polish remover) should get rid of it. If nothing else, just get some nail polish (or other paint-like-substance) and paint over it in off white/gray.

For the branding on the back: the flip cover has no branding, and most cases will cover it anyway.

Premium1 says:

you can always get an international back cover that has no branding, and I think the acetone may eat away at the plastic on the home button.

eestubbs104 says:

Agree, love their network coverage (4g LTE), but hate their policies and bloat ware. My contract with Verizon is up in March 2013, but if something come up before then, with any other carrier (and things are looking good), I believe my early termination fee (pro-rated) fromw Verizon is only $50.00.

grayzweb says:

How much for the one without the ugly VZW logo on the Home button?
Seriously disappointed with that. Deal Breaker for me for sure!

Want to keep your Unlimited Data Plan. Pay the $50 extra "surcharge" VZW is charging for the Note II's full price.

diesteldorf says:

I am assuming he means that the GNEX Retailed for $649.99 originally and the subsidized price was $299.99 at launch with a $350 subsidy/ETF included for signing a new 2 year contract. The Note II will be sold at $299.99 with a 2 year contract but will retail at $699.99 full price for a difference of $400

$400-$350 difference for the GNEX = $50

piizzadude says:

Really have they done that to other phones? I would have to find a way to get rid of that if I was staying with them and getting this phone. It is not a deal breaker, but something would have to give....

Pre-ordered mine earlier tonight, there was no $50 surcharge for paying full retail.. I did this to keep my unlimited data. The home button sucks, but not a deal breaker. Still a hell of a phone, and come on guys, it's not like we're not used to Verizon sticking it too us one way or the other.

terrierism says:

how did you pre order at full price?

That's exactly the problem. When do you draw the line my friend??. I drew that line in June with what Verizon did to the Galaxy Nexus. Verizon and it's network is overrated at best and overpriced as well..

MERCDROID says:

It's not overrated: My 4G is faster than my roommate's Wifi, and his Wifi is actually pretty good.

It's not overpriced: I pay $80/ month for 450 minutes, 1000 txts, usage controls, and Unlimited Data.

It would be nice if it were cheaper, though.

leonltr says:

I am trying to understand Verizon t mobile sprint and us cellular can put up release dates and have it out to BUY but Verizon can't ? When
a stupid iPhone (toy) comes out they all release the same day but when it comes to android they pull this bs!!!!!

CHIN087#AC says:

You can't be serious... why the %@$# is Samsung allowing that to be done to their devices? That home button seriously ruined this device for me... I was so excited for it too.

salr88 says:

That sucks! Looks like crap.

vinny jr says:

Very easy to change the button.

TomOfTx says:

Preordered the Note 2 from AT&T & is supposed to ship on 11-6. Looking forward to it. I love the Galaxy S3, so this will be like having an overfed S3. :)

Mes3 says:

Wow, they really did put the logo on the button. Verizon has no shame.

The home button thing is a non-issue. I plan to carefully remove the verizon logo on mine when I receive it. But what I do not get is how, confirmed or not, is verizon not going to release the phone until late nov. Pretty much every single other carrier will be released by this week so why the long wait? I hope that is just a placeholder because if I have to wait that long, someone at customer service is going to hear something quite unpleasant.

stainiu says:

Speckle, I feel the same way on the shipping date issue. I for the life of me cannot understand why Verizon is always the last to release something. They did basically the same thing with the S3. I am almost tempted to switch to AT&T over it...

whipstitch says:

They need that extra time to manufacture the ugly home buttons.

Sh3ngLong says:

There was so much talk about how ugly the EVO LTE's glossy back cover was when it was first revealed. I actually think this home button is worst. LOL

I'm sure there will be a lot of folks who will try and sandpaper that logo off. :)

I think its hilarious how people are getting upset about this button. All i care about is the phone and finally getting the Note on Verizon. I'm pretty sure you will be able to cover it up once it releases. Seriously people, Get it over it.

Goodeye says:

True, but you can't deny that makes the phone look very odd and actually takes away from the design of the phone. Every other carrier has the logo on the back. It would have been smarter for Verizon to put their logo on the back where people would see it when the user is talking on the phone.

I'll admit I'm surprised Samsung allowed it.

mrmoe110 says:

It's especially funny how us ANDROID USERS, that buy phones with skinned or outdated versions of Android because we know we can CHANGE IT, are getting so mad about the home button. Watch how fast people put videos on YouTube showing you how to safely remove it. It shouldn't be a deal breaker at all.

reeper55 says:

Oh no it says Verizon on it....big effing deal you bunch of whining Sallies! I would snatch this bad ass phone up in a second if I was eligible!!

Nev says:

You're pissed about the home button?

StayFly says:

The Home button is definitely nasty but Verizon has the best service hands down. and people always say how expensive they are but att cost more for the same plan with less 4g coverage.

Grndlvl says:

I couldn't care less about the stupid home button. Is it a dumb idea? Yes. Does it really matter in the grand scheme of things? Not really. How long till it just wears away from the amount of times you press the button anyway? I'm more pissed about the fact, as others have already stated, that it is "unofficially" going to be released on the 27th? Really? Every other carrier can't wait to get this thing on their shelves because people are going to buy it. It just makes no sense.

jovox says:

is there anyone that can explain the pricing on this? I mean there are 7" tablets that rock the market, do what this note can do, and possibly even more than it can do for a price of 199 or 249 without any kind of cellular contract. Why is it that WITH a contract, a small tablet is going to cost not less than 299? Hell, I'm waiting to hear how they justify a 699 full price option knowing I can get a superior noncontact related product for 199-249.

I feel like all of us using cell phones are to blame when you can pull that kind of wool over our eyes and no one seems to notice.

moosc says:

actually if you buy a 4g tablet the price is comparable. can't judge a WiFi device and cellular device. with cellular there's more involved more gov scrutiny more technology etc etc etc

jovox says:

not so much. a 7" tablet going for 199 with cellular would probably be marked up to 350 sans contract, maybe 399.99 max. Its still cheaper without the contract. The problem is that with all this cheaper and superior technology sitting around, why are we still assuming that these highly inflated prices are still accurate? I could understand 699.99 as a full rate price if it was an 8" tab with wifi/4G built in but its not. Its a 5.5 in tab with cell so it should be no less than 20-30% cheaper to produce. 499 w/o a contract and 149 with a contract isn't unreasonable for the Note II and it will still ensure a profit from the retail markup and from the locked in 2 year contract.

shuura says:

this is perfect timing for me as my contract is up, and this being the only device I would swap my GS3 for. Dremel the home button and all will be fine.

smccloud says:

I want one, however the issue is the damn full price for it so I can keep my unlimited data.

Premium1 says:

wait about a month or two after it is launched and you will be able to get one for like $500 maybe even less from places (craigslist, or other sites that sell phones)

MERCDROID says:

That's what I plan to do. I'm still deciding if I want to jump so soon, since I did just get the S3. I can't justify paying them $700. It would have been nice if Verizon had gotten the OG Note. Those are going for only a few hundred bucks now (seen them as low as $250.)

SoreAintya says:

November 27th?! For real? Mine is due the 4th, has a unmolested home button and cost me nothing but a twenty minute phone call.
Big Red drops the ball again.

I think Verizon should start branding the home button on the iPhone too.

FaTROBoT97 says:

Haha. That would be pretty great.

And to everyone getting so upset over a Home Button you need to calm down. It can easily be removed. It probably would have been okay if they put a picture of a kitten under the button since the Internet still loves cats.

I swear, people just love to hate to hate.

MERCDROID says:

+9000 brother

dabaum says:

I am so gonna renew all of my contracts with this terrible company that has never let me down. The nerve of them, taking my money for the last decade and using it to my benefit to build a quality network. Gasp!

On the other hand, the Sprint AND AT&T services that we use at work, or I should say TRY to use, are so bad, I end up using my personal phone anyway.

I've said it before, "If you don't like it, invest your own money and build your own network, until then, shut up"

Anyways, I happen to like Verizon and don't mind their name on my devices, and I also love my S3, but, in my humble opinion, I don't care for the physical home button on the S3 or the Note 2 so if Samsung hadn't made the phones like that, Verizon would have had to find another place to put it.

MERCDROID says:

Haha +9000

bworley50 says:

I apologize in advance to anyone offended by this, but if you really like this phone, and you really want it, but you won't get it because Verizon has branded the home button, you are a complete and total douchebag. Seriously? What the hell is wrong with you people? Try this out. If you really want to know how much of a douche you really are, show this phone to your significant other. Tell that person how awesome it is and that you really want it. Then tell that person that you're not going to get because Verizon put their logo the home button. See what happens.

MERCDROID says:

+9000 It's funny how people nitpick things nowadays. People have been waiting for the Note to hit Verizon for over a year, and when it finally does come, they're too good to buy it because of the placement of the logo. And yet, we have the audacity to make fun of Apple users.

Nev says:

This.

kappamu472 says:

What I would like to know is, if/when they are going to have the 32 and 64 gig phones out. It has been teased since inception that this phone would have these two available. Why not release all three versions at the same time.

Vegas863 says:

Just finished placing my order for the white version of the Note 2 on Verizon. $353 after taxes and the upgrade fee. Time to sell the Galaxy Nexus and try and recoup some of the cost. I agree that the home button being labeled is a bit ugly, but it is by no means a deal breaker. Now I just hope they ship sooner than the 27th.

Sprint's Galaxy Note 2 just went up on site for sale.

WCM

Mes3 says:

Someone is gonna make a killing selling high grade stickers to cover that button.

tm4g says:

I just ordered my GN2 from Verizon. I used to be Verizon customer but switched to ATT with Iphone and now coming back to Verizon even though ATT has the Galaxy Note 2 without the logo and shipping sooner. Why? I've never had one successful call without saying "are you still there?" during the conversation with ATT. I remember never saying that on Verizon and that was three years ago. Also the LTE coverage area is blanketing my work area. What's the point of getting LTE phone if you can't get the maximum use out of it? The Logo actually is a good business move for Verizon since people will be looking at this phone and be "wow'd" by the speed and function. Hopefully this will arrive sooner than 27th. If anything is not to my satisfaction there is 15 day no fee return policy. Will see.