Note 5 no longer available?

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I was with a friend at an MTS Connect store (kildonan place) and ran into a co-worker of hers at the store.  Co-worker has a Note 4, loves it, and wanted a Note 5. The store told her that MTS has discontinued the Note 5 from its lineup.  I spoke up saying I just got this device at Black Friday from another Connect store, and that MTS has (at this point) only carried the Note 5 in its lineup for maybe 5 months, and that that didn't make sense at all.
The guy checks again and says no it is discontinued now.  
Why would MTS discontinue this device, saying it's not made or carried anymore, when you can go down the mall to the Rogers, Bell or Telus stores/kiosks and it is carried there?

Did MTS really discontinue this device after only having it for 5 months on shelves?  The device sure isn't EOL!
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Hi Justin! Sadly the Note 5 was discontinued by the supplier back in December.   Since that time dealers have been able sell any remaining stock but cannot reorder new devices.  If the other carries still have this device it may be because they have not yet exhausted their existing supply.

If you are looking for a comparable device, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is very close in specifications(the only noteable difference is that  S6 Edge+ does not have the stylus that comes with the Note 5).  You can take a look at the two of them side by side here: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=7431&idPhone2=7467&

Hope that helps!
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No, I didn't need a new device. I got my Note 5 on Black Friday. It's a shame, my friend's co-worker went to the competition down the mall and ended up getting it there. She didn't want the Edge screen....for similar reasons I didn't go with it..it's all gimmicky.
Very odd they discontinued it!
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I wonder if the Note 5 was discontinued early due to the issues with the stylus being inserted the wrong way and getting stuck.
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Lol I think Samsung needs to quit trying to gimmick people with these little additions to their phone every year they release their flagships. Smells like a page from Apple's book. Think their offering for the note 5 disappointed allot of note users. Maybe they will have different neon colors for the note 6 lol I also had the s6 edge and found the screen to be prone to breaking along the curve of the screen when dropped a few inches. Also cases where very hard to come by not to mention screen protectors.
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Sometimes you have to go online to look for cases etc.  I just looked at amazon.ca and they have 20 pages of accessories for the s6 edge.
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The only real problem with the Note 5 was that the stylus could unexpectedly be accidentally inserted the wrong way and would become stuck.

If Samsung stopped with these small changes introducing new ideas the Note line as a whole and any other 6" phone including the iPhone 6S Plus would not exist. I loved the form factory soon as it was announced and remember being excited and talking to people and being told it would be a fairly as no one would want a phone that large!