I've recently discovered in my new life that I need my mobile phone much more than I had previously, I've spent £5 on in credit in the last 2 days so I need to do something. I was going to hang around for the rumoured iPad mini but now with this new voice calling need i'm thinking I need a phone instead. However I don't think I want an iPhone 5 - I do however like the look of the Galaxy note 2. I think it might be the perfect fit for my needs however I have a few questions (I have a mac and have my calendar/contacts all setup using the apple ones and i'm very happy with them) 1. How easy is it to set up contact,calendar and email sync, can I use my google account to make this work? 2. Does samsung have a service like 'find my iPhone'? 3. will it come with a cable to connect it up and transfer over content like music and videos or is there an easy way to sync this kind of content easily from mac to the phone? 4. Does this phone have one of those cool keyboards where you kind of swipe your finger over it to make a pattern of letters? I think this might be called swipe but i'm not sure. I also have a few UK carrier related questions: 5. If I were to take out a contract with 3 would they give me a sim card that I could put in the note 2 when it comes out? 6. one the whole contract front i would imagine that i'm a fairly low level user, I can't see my self using more than 200minutes a month. So one contract is like 6.90 a month. Does it make sense to buy the contract + phone separately or together? what normally works out as the best deal? bearing in mind that the amount of use that i'll be at. Note: I don't really want to be on a contract for more than 12months. 7. If you do go with the 'free phone' contracts do you get any upgrades at any point? like say you're on a contract for 12months, once that's up do you get the option to upgrade? note: I'm quite happy to be on any network but Vodafone. 3 is what i've suggested above because they seemed to have quite nice contracts. I know it's a bit of a long one but I hope that someone out there can provide some insight. I'm quite good at all the mac side of things, I just know next to nothing about the whole phone and contracts scene. thanks, Charlie.