Originally Posted by StoryEnthusiast
Note is perfect, except only for one thing -- the price. It will be perfect once the price drops to $199. Skype is OK but SMS and voice communication with friends on mobile phone is still an issue? I'm in New Zealand and I've not heard of such gateway yet.
I haven't used skype myself much, but my wife's mother uses it extensively, particularly for LD calls, and has a phone number associated with her account. She really likes it and has no issues calling or receiving calls from Cell's or land based lines.
As for SMS, I'm not sure; is email not a viable alternative? (most phones that can do SMS should be able to do email...)
Originally Posted by frahse
It might be $199 if subsidized by phone company.
Current Note I is about $550 unlocked at Amazon.
I'd expect the note2 to be around $200 via 3 year contract; Note1 comes in at $99 around here.