I haven’t received the Note 9 yet, but this is one of my concerns that my service won’t be as good as it should be. I had the carrier Note 9 awhile back and my service was easily better than all devices I have had recently. I made a stupid mistake and traded it in and obviously couldn’t get it back, so this is why I opted to buy a cheaper used one.
I have heard though that getting an unlocked device is a lot of the time better than carrier. How about updates? How does this work with an unlocked device? I was getting pretty regular updates when I had my Note, even if they were just security patches.