Been waiting for a while for T-Mobile to get the Samsung Galaxy Note out, but that $250 price made you reconsider buying the phablet? Here’s your chance to get it for much less! Wirefly Friends and Family has very quietly put the Note up for grabs for $179.99, which means that this is a great opportunity to save 70 bucks and get one of the most solid Android phones around for a decent price.
Of course, the offer does come with the usual set of strings attached, meaning you’ll have to sign up for a two-year carrier agreement with T-Mo, but the good news (the second one) is that both new and existing customers can enjoy the deal. More exactly, you can get the Note for $180 if you open a new account, upgrade your existing plan, or add a new line to your account.
It’s not every day you see a deal like this offered, especially for a newly released device. Then again, the Galaxy Note is not technically new, only new to T-Mobile.
Unfortunately, Wirefly doesn’t have a similar offer for the off-contract Galaxy Note, which means that if you fancy an unlocked GSM version of the “phablet”, you’ll still have to go over to T-Mobile and spend a hefty $599.99. Either that or hunt down an international version of the Note at other third-party retailers for $550.
Although we’re currently waiting for the Galaxy Note 2 to be unveiled, the first-edition phablet is still one fine piece of Android technology, being powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S3 processor and sporting a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen. The 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board memory, 8 MP/2 MP dual cameras, 2,500 mAh battery and Android 4.0 ICS might not exactly be on-par with the upcoming Note 2’s specs, but are really hard to beat even by the newest phones. Not to mention there’s a good possibility a Jelly Bean update will be coming soon.
As far as we can tell, Wirefly's special offer doesn't have an expiration date, but that doesn't mean the retailer has unlimited stocks of the Note. That said, if you've hesitated to get the 5.3-incher before because of its high price, this is the time to buy it without any kind of reluctance.
Are you going to buy the Note for $180? Or are you holding out for the Note 2?