tbaytel to release the Samsung Galaxy Note, sans LTE speeds

Ian Hardy

March 11, 2012 4:34pm


The Samsung Galaxy Note is heading to Thunder Bay and surrounding areas, courtesy of the partnership between tbaytel and Rogers. Taking a look at this internal doc shows all the specs and pricing that we’re used to seeing with the Note, but one glaring omission is LTE. Currently tbaytel only has HSPA+ 4G speeds that’ll reach “up to 21Mbps”, so depending how the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction pans out will/won’t see LTE (Long Term Evolution) reach them.

However, in the meantime this solid Android-powered device runs OS 2.3 Gingerbread and is on an upgrade path to OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, this comes with Samsung’s S Pen, 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280 x 800), 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 8MP Camera that shoots 1080p videos and a 2,500 mAh battery. The Note will officially be available on tbaytel on Monday, March 12th (tomorrow) for the following prices: 3-year is $199.99; 2-year term is $399.99; 1-year for $599.99 and the no-term is $699.99.

Make sure you check out our review of the Galaxy Note here and here.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • joe

    nothern canada? hows that phone going to sell in the north west territories?

    • Sean

      TBayTel is a mobile provider for NW Ontario, not Northern Canada. It’s on the Western shore of Superior. I have no idea where they got Northern Canada from…

  • Max

    Does that mean is has the 1.4GHz Exynos? It would have to be the N7000 and not the i717.

    • Nascar39

      Look at the picture it says 1.5Ghz so it is the i717 model.

  • Ryan

    Well this be the exynos or snapdragon processor?

  • crunch204

    @joe – i didnt know Thunder Bay was in the NWT province

  • tedo911

    Tbaytel has an agreement with Rogers where it gets the Rogers phones. There is usually a 2-3 week delay after Rogers releases the phone before TBaytel does. It will be the same phone as the Rogers one, Rogers bloatware and all.

  • wp74life

    overpriced phone, should function with wp7, would be wayy better.

    • Mark

      Should function on ICS. Oh and also : I had to root mine to get something smooth, all those craps on the stock kernel sucks hard, boooo Touchwizz

  • Adam

    This’ll be the Rogers LTE version, so the i717. Exact same as what you’d get from a Rogers store. tbaytel just doesn’t have an LTE network so you get it as an HSPA device.