Why doesn't wireless charging work on my Galaxy Note 2?

Episode 1056 (1:16:33)

Michael from Demoines, IA
Samsung Galaxy Note II

Michael has a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with T-Mobile and he has a wireless charging pad for it. And while the Note 2 sees the pad, it doesn't charge. What gives? Leo says they have to basically snap into the battery and if you don't feel or hear the "snap" it may not be making proper contact. Leo says that the Tylt Vu Wireless Charger is a good option as well. It's a lot less finicky then other wireless charger options. And it lights up when you're charging, so you know it's making a connection. Another one is the Fone Wireless Charger.

KC6TTR in the chatroom says that wireless charger is supported in the AT&T Note II, and NOT the T-Mobile Note II. Really?! That really bites! So T-Mobile doens't think their customers would want to have wireless charging? Leo HATES that. There is a mod at XDA Developers if you want to try it, but it's not for the faint of heart.