1. Jims S5's Avatar
    I have an unlocked T mobile Tab S and wanted to get sim from my carrier, Verizon. They want 40 bucks to activate!

    Looks like I can do it online but wanted to make sure. I also was worried Verizon would load it with bloat ware when activating?

    Is this something I should be able to do online. And where does the T mobile unlock code get entered? Thanks.
    05-16-2016 07:31 AM
  2. Jims S5's Avatar
    Went to Verizon store. Code unlocked the sim but tablet (T mobile ) will not connect to Verizon.
    05-18-2016 11:45 AM
  3. hallux's Avatar
    If you bought it from T-mobile, it's very likely it doesn't have the hardware to support Verizon. What is the exact model number (found in the about screen in settings). That will help to identify what the hardware setup is.
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    05-18-2016 12:24 PM
  4. Jims S5's Avatar
    SM T807T
    05-18-2016 02:06 PM
  5. hallux's Avatar
    Here's the spec sheet for that device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE - Full tablet specifications

    Here's a site that shows what bands/frequencies each network uses:
    Cheat sheet: which 4G LTE bands do AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint use in the USA?

    I'm not really sure exactly how to decipher that information into "it will work/it won't work" so I'll let you draw your own conclusions or someone else might be able to help with that part. When searching Google for that model, I start seeing results that indicate there were different versions for different carriers (there is the T model you have as well as an A and a V that all come up), this would indicate the model may be carrier-specific to an extent.
    05-18-2016 05:34 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    If it won't activate (2G), it's a GSM device, not a CDMA device - wrong device for Verizon.
    05-18-2016 06:12 PM
  7. Jims S5's Avatar
    It says CDMA but it had a letter in front of that as well so that is why it might nor be working
    05-19-2016 03:05 PM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    A TMobile phone isn't CDMA, it's GSM. You said it's a TMobile phone. (Only VERY recent phones have both sets of electronics.)
    05-19-2016 03:36 PM
  9. Jims S5's Avatar
    When the Verizon rep had a page up in settings it showed 2 options. I noticed it was ticked for CDMA but it showed something in front of it like
    WCDMA and the other option not selected was GSM. That letter seemed to show my Tab S does not have the correct antenna? Or something like that.
    05-20-2016 04:56 AM
  10. chanchan05's Avatar
    WCDMA is just a fancy name for a 3G connection. Basically, no, your device won't work on Verizon.
    05-20-2016 05:03 AM
  11. Jims S5's Avatar
    Anyone use that Verizon hotspot device? I can get for free. And pay a month then suspend the line until needed. Was just thinking to use the network when camping and WiFi not in reach. Any reason to not use my S5 for that by chance?
    05-20-2016 07:13 AM

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