I have had my Note 2 for about a week, and since the beginning there have been several strange things like pre-installed Verizon apps (My Verizon Mobile). The only real problem is thata when I log in to Skype, I get a pop-up message that says "Using Skype mobile requires changes to your wireless plan. Please contact Verizon Wireless customer care (dial *611) to update your account.
I just switched to Note 2 from Epic. I was able to use Skype on the old Epic with no problem.
Thanks in advance for any suggesitons you might have!