I make Note work on high speed data and phone
I have the Galaxy Note. You will not get any data on the Note if you put it on T-mobile. HOWEVER, I have a wifi at my home office and so there I get both. So, I took my Galaxy s 4g and put it on a data plan with t-mobile and since it's been rooted, get the hot spot feature and that sends the data to the Note at very high speeds. I used the inexpensive resellers so the price is more than $50 for both but it's a lot less than paying for T-mobile direct for a sim card for the Note and a hot spot device and data service for hot spot device.
Once you've done this you can wifi the data over or I believe even set up the bluetooth to transfer the data at high speeds. Before that, I got NO data, not even edge. So, this is a life saver and I pay about $70 for all, including taxes, ect for unlimited everything. I don't think you'll like the Note with only Edge or no data at all since it does so many things, then you might as well just get a dial phone without the high speed data.