T-Mobile first to market with Galaxy Note II, but it will cost you

In stores today for $369.99 with two-year agreement

Samsung Galaxy Note II

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.

As noted by CNET on Wednesday, T-Mobile has become the first U.S. carrier to offer the Galaxy Note II, Samsung's latest phablet device which sports a 5.5-inch display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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

T-Mobile announced a whopper of a price to go with the big-screen phablet: $369.99 with a new, two-year service agreement, available in either titanium gray or marble white.

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.