I bought a Note 3 at the end of July and I have to say that I was really completely thrilled with the device.
I'm sure I haven't unlocked its full potential yet, but I do have a bit of a troubling development.
Last month my darling fiancee went a bit overboard with our data which resulted in both of us turning off data for the last couple of weeks of the billing cycle.
My phone immediately became quite stupid.
It would take minutes for certain apps to open, things had a hard time downloading over wifi, and texting became completely unreliable—sometimes not sending at all, sometimes taking hours to send, and usually requiring a restart for text messages to come through.
I went to Verizon and they put a new SIM card in and changed my antenna defaults from Global to CDMA and this seemed to fix the problem . . . for about a day. Then it went back to being stupid.
Well, on the 7th my plan reset and ever since restarting with the data turned back on my phone's been back to 100%.
I almost never use over-the-air data; i.e. I am always on wifi, so this was pretty bothersome and troubles me for the future.
Anyway, wanted to share in case anyone else came across this.
(Delving into forum responses, there was some intelligence suggesting that this was caused by Android 4.4.2 and would be fixed in 4.4.4, but I couldn't find anyone that spoke about the data being turned off connection).