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Level 2: Apprentice
Gazza70
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎24-09-2012

Galaxy Note 2 4g or just 3g?

I'm ready to upgrade with o2.But want a phone that will work on o2's 4g network when it's up and running hopefully next year.Phones 4u have said that The Note 2 is only 3g and not 4glte.Iv'e spoken to o2 sales but they have no info even though the Phones coming out on 2nd October.

I thought the Note 2 would be my dream Phone for the next two years, but I don't want to be paying £41 a month in 2013 and stuck with 3g when most people will probably be on 4g.Any help would be great.Or have you got the same upgrade problem? 

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Bambino
Posts: 4,446
Registered: ‎31-03-2010

Re: Galaxy Note 2 4g or just 3g?

Here are the specs of the phone from two different sites and they both list it as LTE capable, but obviously it's your decision.

 

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-GALAXY-Note-II_id7254

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_ii_n7100-4854.php

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Gazza70
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎24-09-2012

Re: Galaxy Note 2 4g or just 3g?

Thanks for your reply Bambino.This is what's so confusing.The specs say 4G LTE but Phones 4u say it's only 3G.ALso if it is 4G LTE it might only work on EE's 4G Network. 

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Bambino
Posts: 4,446
Registered: ‎31-03-2010

Re: Galaxy Note 2 4g or just 3g?

Just because Phones4U are saying that doesn't make it so. You could try calling Carphone Warehouse and asking them as well. Barring that, this is a link to a very detailed description of all the bandwidths to help you make a more informed decision: http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Pay-Monthly-and-Pay-Go/What-is-2G-3G-and-4G/m-p/286204#M26411

 

You might also want to remember that O2's enhanced 3G will be faster than the 4G speeds that EE will initially offer, and that EE will only be available in 16 cities at the outset.

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MI5
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Registered: ‎04-04-2012

Re: Galaxy Note 2 4g or just 3g?

The Note 2 IS LTE compliant with the frequencies currently running 4G in Europe. These will be the frequencies auctioned off by OFFCOM for UK use so you will be OK on O2 but maybe not on EE.
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rishi_tank
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎24-09-2012

Re: Galaxy Note 2 4g or just 3g?

Unfortunately the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be exclusive to EE. Other retailers will only be given the 3G version of the Note 2. This was announced by Samsung and EE this morning.
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MI5
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Re: Galaxy Note 2 4g or just 3g?

Buy it SIM free....
Samsung S3 i9305 Dual SIM. Asus Fonepad.
Samsung AtivS WP8.1 Samsung Note 4.
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