Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear now available



In case you’ve forgotten, Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch are supposed to launch on October 10th. Well, my calendar sure does echo that date, and those devices are indeed available on the nation’s largest carrier.

Big Red’s version of the Note 3 is just the same as anyone’s, with two-year contract pricing being a standard $300. You can pair that up with the $300 Galaxy Gear. $600 in all is a bit tough to swallow, of course, so Verizon’s $0 down payment Edge plan might be right for you. It would allow you to get the Note 3 for $29.31 per month over the course of two years, which comes with the option to upgrade after six months.

The 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 sports a 1080p HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.3GHz with Adreno 330 graphics, 3GB of RAM, USB 3.0, a 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and more. This big slate was thoroughly reviewed by Rob Jackson, so be sure to read that if you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth the big bucks Verizon’s asking for it.

Although the Note 3 has a bigger display, the overall size of the device is quite similar to the Galaxy Note 2. If you know how that feels then you’ll have no problem with the Note 3, but if you haven’t palmed one of these behemoths before you’ll want to stop in and check it out before you buy (because it most certainly isn’t for everyone). Head to Verizon’s site to order the Galaxy Note 3 (and the Galaxy Gear) today.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Giggity, giggity…where is that damn ups guy!!!

    1. Actually need FedEx
      and the tracking shows “out on truck for delivery”
      Can’t wait to set up this beast.

  2. Stalking…I mean waiting for my FedEx driver as we speak ;)

    1. I have to stalk my UPS driver as well. He’s like Usain Bolt. Dude runs over, drops the package off, knocks VERY quickly and sprints back to his truck like he’s winning a race.

      1. he just wants to go home lol

  3. I’d like to hear if the Verizon Note 3 has any notable (no pun intended) differences from the ones from other carriers, like the horrors of Note2 and Galaxy S4 missing features (including *hardware* features like wireless charging contacts). Now that it’s been released, there should be solid evidence one way or the other…

    1. Why the downvote? I’m absolutely serious, not a hater.

    2. I’m looking at their website and I can’t see any branding which I can’t believe. No way they’re not branding this thing like they did with the Note 2. Unless someone can show us their Verizon Note 3 and show us how they’re really selling this device.

      1. I know they don’t have the silly branding on the home button this time around.. But there is a handful of other things they changed on the Note 2 that no other carrier did. It’s pretty much documented here: http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/07/dnp-samsung-galaxy-note-ii-verizon-review/
        And I’m waiting for engadget (or one of these sites) to post a similar article in the coming days before leaping on this one.
        I’ve been a loyal VZW customer forever, but I’m currently out-of-contract so I have the option of going somewhere else if they screwed with this phone too much.

        1. Ugh. I just hate this leverage American companies have over mobile phone manufacturers. I’ve always said, mobile phone service providers are meant to be “dumb pipes” in the same way cable internet providers are.

          They may dictate the type of modem to use but not the router, computer, TV, Roku, mobile device or anything that connects to the web.

          Dumb pipes. I pay you for internet services, phone services and you give them to me to do whatever the hell I want with it. They need to stop changing designs on mobile devices sold on their network and just compete with everyone else through their prices only.

          1. I have actually been communicating with a VZW representative over email, about the differences (if any), but his answers are unclear and I think he’s not allowed to give certain answers. That’s why I’d love to wait for a tech blog’s review. Maybe the Note 3 is less modified than previous models, and that would make me very very happy.

  4. Im so excited for all the new Note users. You guys are going to love it!

    1. Got mine 3 hours ago, cant put it down. Fantastic device.

  5. Its going to feel weird and your hand at first but you will get used to it, also I hope you guys have ready order your case for it because the back cover is very slippy. But other then that it’s the best phone I ever had. The screen is SICK!!!

  6. damn major typos but u get the point

  7. I ordered mine and awaiting delivery
    Can’t wait. It better be home waiting for me when I get there.

  8. I hadn’t pre-ordered, but I broke down and went to the VZW store this AM, now I am the proud owner of a new Note 3. Now begins the excruciating wait for a possible root/bootloader unlock method…

  9. Ohhh Yeahhh!!! I was waiting for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to get launch. Finally It is now available can’t wait to by it from Market Yesterday!

  10. Mine is being delivered and will be there waiting for me when I get home!!!

  11. Mine was just delivered I ordered it when Verizon had the unlimited glitch on their site well I downloaded all my apps then I went into the my Verizon app and it said I had already gone past my 2gb data limit well I called and I didn’t even have to ask for a supervisor the guy was like yea it’s a glitch so to the poor if you got your phone well they had the glitch make sure you check it out to make sure you kept your unlimited and the only Verizon branding is on the back :)

  12. I got charged the first month’s payment thing last night so I got all excited that today could be the day

  13. I considered getting the note but I cannot stand the thought of cheap and flimsy plastic build and white colors casting a bluish hue on amoled displays. ick, I’ll pass

    1. The S2 had this issue. The S3 has color calibration options built in and color choices on the screen

  14. I can’t wait to see what these uber geeks can do with the watch once it’s out.

  15. The wife and I just got our Note 3s from Tmo last night. Got them both with $0 down. Also, was able to trade in my Wifes S2 and my S3. Got $290 trade in for both applied to the account as a credit.

    Now with the Jump program and the ability to upgrade every 6-months. This is going to be fun! =0)

    1. Yeah I did the same last week and got $200 for my S3. T-Mobile is where it’s at! O sorry Verizon owner I wasn’t trying to show off on pricing. Psych

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