Craving Samsung's new Galaxy Note II but too impatient to wait for the Sprint or AT&T models? Head to your nearest T-Mobile dealer, where you can get your hands on one today.
On Tuesday, AT&T announced that it would bring its 4G LTE-equipped variation of the handset to stores on Nov. 9, with online preorders kicking off Thursday, Oct. 25.
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While five U.S. carriers (including Verizon and U.S. Cellular) are scheduled to carry the Samsung Galaxy Note II, T-Mobile is the first one out of the gate - but you'll have to pay extra for that privilege.
Big phone, big price
The fourth-place U.S. carrier also offers a "value plan" option which brings the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note II down to $249.99, but customers will have to pay 20 equal monthly payments of $20 to get it that way, also on contract.
While T-Mobile's Galaxy Note II comes preloaded with several apps, including the full version of Electronic Arts game Need for Speed, Samsung fans on a budget might want to wait just a bit longer.
Earlier this month, Sprint announced an Oct. 25 launch for its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, while the aforementioned AT&T model priced just below $300 with two-year agreement will hit stores in just over two weeks.