Samsung Galaxy Note 2 now on sale in the UK - where can you get it?

Summary:Vodafone and Three have become the first operators to offer the phone-tablet hybrid while O2 and EE are gearing up to make the device available later this month.

Vodafone and Three have become the first two UK networks to carry the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

The 5.5-inch phone-tablet hybrid, which officially went on sale at the start of October , is now available from Vodafone from free with a contract of £47 a month, that comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB of mobile data and 3GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi access.

Samsung Galaxy Note II
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is now on sale in the UK. Image: Stephen Shankland/CNET

For a Note 2 at no upfront cost, Three users will need to sign up to a £44 per month contract, with all-you-can-eat data, 1,000 minutes and 5,000 texts. Both the Vodafone and Three deals run over 24 months.

O2 customers will also be able to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 2 — eventually.  The operator's website says the device will be coming in October, but doesn't give an exact date. Three users may also be in for a wait — the tablet is marked as "out of stock" on its website.

EE, the operator formerly known as Everything Everywhere, will also be adding the Samsung device to its line-up later this month.

An LTE version of the Galaxy Note 2 will be available on both Orange and T-Mobile contracts from 15 October (EE owns both operators). Once EE launches its 4G service in the next few weeks, anyone with one of the LTE devices will be able to upgrade to one of EE's 4G price plans.

EE confirmed this week that it will be switching on its 4G LTE network in 10 UK cities at the end of this month.

Topics: Samsung, EU, Smartphones, United Kingdom

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