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The Galaxy Note Would Be Even Better As A Verizon Wireless Phone

It’s not out of the question for Samsung and Verizon Wireless to bring the GNote to the Now Network. Samsung has a habit of releasing major phones across multiple carriers with little or no difference between models. And I admit, I want this to happen. Badly.



Shortly after Samsung announced officially that the Galaxy Note would come to the U.S. as an AT&T LTE device a rumor began to float around that the carrier’s exclusivity wouldn’t last for long. Word that Sprint and Verizon Wireless would also get a version of the phone/tablet in the first half of the year came from the Examiner and got people excited for a minute.

Even if the rumor is just a guess, it’s not a far-fetched one. Samsung has a habit of releasing major phones across multiple carriers with little or no difference between models. And when they launch a phone on one carrier, it sometimes hops over to another later.

Whether the Note will retain its name is in question — Galaxy Journal is a favorite — but whatever it’s called, consumers want it. Just today we pointed you to an online petition by a Verizon customer begging for the carrier to bring the Note/Journal before too long. So far there are around 500 signatures, but the hope is for 5,000.

It’s not out of the question for Samsung and Verizon Wireless to bring the GNote to the Now Network. And I admit, I want this to happen. Badly.

Many Hope The Galaxy Note Comes To Verizon

I’m a Verizon Wireless customer and I’m happy with the LTE speeds (when the network is up…) and my overall coverage. Plus, because I’m a long time customer I still have unlimited data. It would take a lot for me to jump to another carrier.

The Galaxy Note almost tempts me.

I already know that it’s fast on AT&T’s LTE and I’d expect no less on Verizon’s network. Plus, their LTE coverage is wider right now, so more customers will be able to take advantage of the speed out of the box.

And if you’re comparing plans, Verizon offers a wider range of data plan choices and doesn’t restrict the mobile hotspot feature to just one data tier the way AT&T does.

Watching video on the big, beautiful screen is pretty sweet. Now imagine watching content and games from the NFL while you’re stuck at the dentist’s office or even while flying across country. Don’t forget that Verizon and Redbox have hooked up for a streaming media/rental service that will likely only be available to VZW subscribers.

I expect we may have to wait a little while to find out if my wish comes true and the Galaxy Note does end up on non-AT&T carriers. Remember that Verizon didn’t participate in the Galaxy S II launch because they were set to get the Galaxy Nexus, and it’s only been a short time since that launch. Samsung and/or Verizon might want to put a buffer in-between major launches.

They may also be waiting to see how the American market responds to the phablet. If you want to let the companies know how much you really, really want to see the Note all dressed in red, you know where to go.



  1. Mcq31

    02/24/2012 at 4:27 pm

    Note is useless on Verizon. You can’t talk and surf. MyNote KIlls any Iphone. ATT the reup!!

    • Miskell_vw

      02/24/2012 at 6:34 pm

      U can on 4G buddy, VZW >att all day everyday

    • Rustedfenders

      02/26/2012 at 4:07 pm

      Funny, I can talk and surf WITH my Bionic!!!

    • Mannyjv

      03/07/2012 at 2:22 pm

      That’s only with the Verizon Iphone 4. I can talk and surf on my Droid Razr Maxx. I can also go two days of heavy use without charging.

  2. RatherBGardening

    02/24/2012 at 4:34 pm

     I’ve been wanting a combination small tablet with phone capabilities for a few years. My contract on AT&T was up a few years ago but there is a tablet/phone hybrid in Europe that gets the phone shut off for the US. I didn’t want a new phone if the perfect hybrid might be around the corner so I just kept watching the news. I eagerly read everything about the Note when it was announced it was coming to the US and to AT&T so my patience was rewarded. I couldn’t place the pre-order at the AT&T store because they didn’t know the Galaxy Note was even available to pre-order until I told them, and then he couldn’t find the model number, once that was determined he couldn’t find a way to place the order. After being there 45 minutes, I was told to go home and do it online. I literally spent hours and hours dealing with awful customer service to
    ensure my pre-order went through once, not twice online, and that I would get
    the discount.   If I hadn’t wanted the note so badly, I’d have told one of the many representatives in chat and on the phone to cancel my account and I’d get the Galaxy Journal at Verizon when it came. But I didn’t have the patience. I have the Note and love it, love it, love it. I believe the reports that it’s going to be on Verizon and Sprint are true. If you can just find some patience, hang in there and wait for it on Verizon.When you get it, I’d love to hear about your experiences with it. I hope you love it as much as I love mine.

  3. N0ISV1

    02/24/2012 at 7:18 pm

    Forget sprint, they  have NO IDEA what 4 G is or when it will be all over the US?
    AT&T does!

  4. Abc

    02/24/2012 at 10:06 pm

    we can have a big screen in a small phone if they would get rid of the garbage at the top and bottom of these phones. have the screen be the phone without the section with the buttons etc

  5. Krazybre12317

    02/26/2012 at 9:29 am

    Sprint needs it because sprint doesn’t have as many good smart phones

  6. John

    03/11/2012 at 12:22 am

    Why does it take 6 months for a phone to enter US market? Galaxy Note was in Europe on Sep 2011; and yet, when these phones enter US market, they end up in hands of a company who monopolizes the market.  Why can’t it be available to all?  I am truly sick of these phone companies.

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