The international Galaxy Note is on a big sale on eBay Daily Deals today. The massive phone is only $459 with free shipping. Considering the (LTE model) phone launched on AT&T for $300 on contract, this is a very cheap off contract price. You also get the benefits of having the infinitely better 1.4 GHz Exynos processor (over the LTE versions Snapdragon), a physical home button (that is capable of conveniently waking the phone), official Ice Cream Sandwich, and an FM radio.
The phone will only work on AT&T’s network if you want 3G and 4G HSPA+. T-Mobile users will be stuck on EDGE, as with most international phones. This is a reason why AT&T is a haven for off contract phone buyers.
Side note: The AT&T LTE model could be hacked to work on T-Mobile 3G and 4G, because it had the band compatibility. This international models hardware radio simply does not support T-Mobile 3G bands, so don’t think the same hack will work on this.
If you want to grab one of these monsters, hit the source link. It’s definitely a great phone, and has gotten some glowing reviews. Do these cheap prices tempt you to buy off contract and not upgrade?