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[Q]Wanting to Buy a Note. I need a lot of help.

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By AgentCherryColla, Senior Member on 20th April 2012, 06:17 PM
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I've finally gave up on HTC, and saw the 5.3" light that is the Note. I love all the work that is going into this device. Now I want to buy one, but I don't know where? I see many buy from Amazon, but I don't wanna get scammed. I've been fugded over more than once by bad "deals". I don't want the AT&T version because this version is much better. So can you help me find a safe place to buy a note.

Now here's another question. Most (if not all) of the N7000Ns are unlocked. But are those factory unlocked? If I flash a new ROM, or kernel will I loose my unlock? I'm wanting to use this with Straight Talk (Awesome Unlimited Carrier). The bands are AT&T, but I'll have T-Mobile for a good 3 months. So I don't wanna have my cake, and not be able to eat it :0 I see most people here are kind, so hopefully I get some much needed help

I Wish it was a Galaxy Note >:T
20th April 2012, 10:13 PM |#2  
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Cant really help you with where to get the Note - try some local stores maybe ?

As for the unlocks - if you get the unlocked version, you can flash a new rom or kernel and your phone will remain unlocked.
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I bought mine from expansys.US and I bought 1 year insurance for $60.00 from
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I bought mine from Handtec in UK (I am in Australia) Thoroughly recommend them and touch wood have had no issues with my wonderful Note.

There are a number of reputable ebay stores - you could also try there.

As far as I know all Notes are factory unlocked unless the carrier has nobbled them!
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Got mine on eBay with no issues.

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21st April 2012, 03:28 AM |#6  
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I would say purchase from a seller that offers store warranty or the cheapest source and get third party warranty.

However, I bought mine without warranty from But again, I am not planning to flash it with custom rom so unlikely it will break within a year. At least two of Galaxy Note I bought from them don't have any white banding or black clipping problem. Probably going switch to iphone 5 in October
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21st April 2012, 04:55 AM |#7  
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Amazon is very reliable. Never had issues with it.
However most of the places that you buy from US wont give u manufacturer warranty for international note.
If u want warranty confirm with the warranty company before purchasing.

I got mine from handtech more than 6 months ago. At that time none offered warrranty to the phone and hence i could not get one.
So far no issues.

you will be able to use with strait talk.
With N7000 u wont get 3g with tmobile.
With att note u can get it but looks very murky now and u will have issues.
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21st April 2012, 05:03 AM |#8  
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You should be fine buying from either eBay or Amazon, as long as you choose a Top-Rated seller (eBay), or a seller with a large # of transactions with 95%+ positive feedback (Amazon).

For the record, I bought mine from a Top-Rated seller on eBay and have had no problems whatsoever.
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According to a rep on, they'll handle warranty claims for you if you need it. I'm planning to buy from them as soon as my tax refund comes in.

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21st April 2012, 04:00 PM |#10  
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Thanks for all the Tips That unlock was the most vital thing for me. You'll be seeing me around here by Mid May. Once agin thanks to all of guys and gals

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