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U.S. Cellular Posts Galaxy Note 2 at $299 on Contract, Could We Expect the Same From Verizon?

Pre-orders have gone live for the Galaxy Note 2 on U.S. Cellular which could give us an idea at how much carriers will be charging for the device while opting in for a contract. On a new two year agreement, U.S. Cellular is looking for you to pay $299 out of pocket for the 5.5″ monster, so could we expect the same from Verizon? The device’s retail is set at $800, so unfortunately, it wouldn’t surprise us.

U.S. Cellular also did this same pre-order scenario with the Galaxy SIII and Verizon did have the same price on contract.

So, $300 on a new two year. Sound good to you?

Via: US Cellular

  • Bob

    $200 is where I would like to see it with a new contract.

  • Is there going to actually be a 64GB version? Do those ever come out or stay out so we can purchase those? Having 128GBs of space would be awesome.

  • Gel

    Wanted the Note 2 but for 300 bucks on contract I’ll have to pass since that’s out of budget for a student like me.

  • KT

    I saw that there’s an instant $100 savings if you order on their website. If you miss the instant savings, then they’ll offer you a $100 rebate. So if this is true, then the phone is only $199.

    • KT

      And that’s for the 16 GB model.

    • Brandal Wagener

      Doesn’t it say $299 after instant savings? And how long do you think it’ll be before there’s a price drop or a 32 gig model?

  • atleast it comes with unlockable bootloader from them…

  • jer85008

    No justification for a $100 premium over the GSIII, $50 maybe. I could be in around $249 though, especially if it drops via Amazon/Wirefly/etc. to $200 in a month or two after launch.

  • Any word on a rebate I walked into a us cellular and they were charging 299 with 100 mail in. If i can get the note 2 for 199 I will for sure wait and get that for my dealer line on verizon

  • TheWenger

    You can guarantee that from Verizon.

  • FAL_Fan

    Is that $300 for the 16 gb or the 32? I say this because 32 gigs would make sense at that price, but surely not 16…

    • Beezey

      thats what the original was. and i dont think there is a 32 gig… could be wrong tho

      • FAL_Fan

        Their official press release states that there are to be 16, 32, and a 64 gig versions available, so hopefully they stick with the different sizes and that price is not the starting price for the 16 gig.

  • bradlees

    also it says us cellular will have it by late oct. maybe other carriers will be forced to launch around same time? wishful thinking cause we all know how vzw likes to drag their feet on these things.

  • bradlees

    forget the price i want the vzw pre order page!!

  • hkklife

    Forget arguing bout $299. The real crime here is charging $800 full retail for one of these. When I can buy a Core i5 or monster of an ultrabook with a full SSD for $800, an unlocked 16Gb GNex for $350 or a 16Gb Nexus 7 for $250, it’s ridiculous to keep charging $800 for these “CDMA” smartphones, especially with the total lack of software updates and support attached to buying one of these devices. Full retail pricing is especially critical for us grandfathered unlimited users!

    Didn’t one of the suits from VZW mouth off a about a year or so ago about doing some kind of trade-in or subsidy program for loyal customers who wanted to change hardware during their contract before their renewal date? I know AT&T was making a LOT of iPhone users happy a few years ago by letting them upgrade 1 year into their contract. Many people got a new iPhone every year that way and were still able to sell the old device for good $.

    • Go Hawkeyes

      Does that Core i5 monster of an ultrabook with a full SSD for $800 weight just a few ounces, fit comfortably in your hand or pocket, and run the king of mobile operating systems?

    • Bewara2009

      I understand what you saying.. buy if you can’t afford than that’s to bad. They are people that can so please stop complaining It won’t do anything, thanks.

      • Charles Rogers

        Dont be a dick bewara. Just because I can afford it doesn’t make an 800 dollar phone even a DECENT investment.

        • carlisimo

          It seems like a fair price though, given how the hardware in this phone scales up from a GSIII.

        • michael arazan

          considering one year later you’ll be lucky if the phone is worth $180-200 if their is a buy back promo or exchange for newer devices.

  • BoozeRob

    I’ll be spitting out the 800 for retail I think

    • Go Hawkeyes

      Ditto. I love my S3, but I want the bigger screen. My daughter will be happy to inherit the S3.

    • Are you guys hiring? LOL

  • Knlegend1

    Or I can keep the phone I have and buy a wii u. The promise of wii tvii anyone?

    • IAmVideogames

      Dat TVii. Funny name, but looks damn good.

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    Yep Ill just wait for the price drop.

  • Off-contract is the only price that matters to me.

    On a related note, Unlimited Data FTW or FTL – I don’t know yet.

    • Jackson

      Yea same

  • If it drops for $300, they can keep it. Competition is too serious for that foolishness.

  • Galaxy-S3

    No phone is worth $300 on contract. If they can sell the iPhone for $200, everybody else should be able to at least match that.

    • T4rd

      Depends on the internal storage size. 32GB iPhone is $299 on contract. 32GB Galaxy S3 is $250 on contract though, so I would think the Note 2 would be the same as the GS3.

    • With that same point, you could convince me that any Android phone is worth more than $200. đŸ˜€

      • Ron_Swanson

        Comment of the day by kimir.

      • JoshGroff

        Even the G-Nex I paid $150 for off contract. đŸ™‚ Gotta love first time ROM flashers that get stuck in a boot-loop and dump their phones.

    • Go Hawkeyes

      At $200 even the iPhone is overpriced. Those outdated specs are going for $99 or less in other devices.

  • mustbepbs

    $299 territory again? I thought we were done with this :/

    • paul_cus

      Oh, it’s coming back.

    • But you’re saving $500. Moreover, you probably intend on staying with Verizon anyway. Considering what it is, it’s a great price. Loved my Note. Looking forward to this.

  • No. $399 from Verizon because they have the fastest and largest network so they can do that. Plus they’ll probably market it as a tablet phone hybrid.

    • r0lct

      Well why wouldn’t any pay an extra $100 for VZappa, VZnav, VZtools, VZmusic, VZwidgets, VZringtones, VZlockedbootloader, VZcrapppppppppp