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    Default Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Not happy with Verizon and want switch to T-Mobile with my "black" Verizon GS3,,, that's the only reason I went with Verizon was to get the black GS3.

    Do I need to unlock my GS3 for use on TM, or can I just swap SIM cards like can be done with the iphone 5 going from Verizon to TM.

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Verizon is CDMA and TMobile is GSM. Different technologies, will not work.
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    No you can't. You can only use AT&T phones on t mobile

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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    The soon-to-be-released LG Nexus 4 would be a great choice for you since it isn't available on Verizon anyway and will work on T-Mobile. And it's available in black.
    Hurry, return your SGSIII before the 14 day period, pay the restocking fee (and the ETF if necessary) and show Verizon your backside.

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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Wont work
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    All the answers to my question were as I thought they would be,,,,,,, the reason I was asking is the Verizon iPhone 5 can be used with T-Mobile by just popping in a TM SIM card, don't even need to jailbreak the Verizon iPhone 5 to use it with TM,,,,,,, I was just wondering if the same could be done with the Verizon GS3.

    I did find it a surprise to find out the CDMA Verizon iPhone 5 could be used on TM's GSM network,,,,, anyone know how that works

    Cheers
    Davyo
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Quote Originally Posted by Davyo View Post
    All the answers to my question were as I thought they would be,,,,,,, the reason I was asking is the Verizon iPhone 5 can be used with T-Mobile by just popping in a TM SIM card, don't even need to jailbreak the Verizon iPhone 5 to use it with TM,,,,,,, I was just wondering if the same could be done with the Verizon GS3.

    I did find it a surprise to find out the CDMA Verizon iPhone 5 could be used on TM's GSM network,,,,, anyone know how that works

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    Davyo
    I'm sure you find that out but I believe the Verizon s3 is lte capable and that requires a sim if I'm correct.

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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Quote Originally Posted by Davyo View Post
    Not happy with Verizon and want switch to T-Mobile with my "black" Verizon GS3,,, that's the only reason I went with Verizon was to get the black GS3.

    Do I need to unlock my GS3 for use on TM, or can I just swap SIM cards like can be done with the iphone 5 going from Verizon to TM.

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers
    Davyo
    I realize everyone's priorities are different but I find it amazing that you chose a carrier based on the color of your phone.
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Well iPhones work on all networks because they are "World Phones" since the 4S. Basically they can work on CDMA and GSM networks. The S3 is not based the same way.

    Do you use a sim card for verizon phones? Is there a slot? If there is no slot then it will not work.

    If there is a slot it may work. But you wouldnt be able to use LTE (waste of battery) and not abke to fully use the TMo 4G

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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Yep,,,,,,,my black Verizon GS3 needed and used a micro SIM card.

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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    you can use it for any company the verizone gs3
    im using it for t mobile
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Quote Originally Posted by yandier View Post
    you can use it for any company the verizone gs3
    im using it for t mobile
    Really? For calls? To the best of my knowledge the Verizon GS3 doesn't have a GSM radio. Verizon doesn't list it as a world phone, either.
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Lte is gsm so yes there is a can radio in it. That is why u need a sim. IPhone 5has a multi band radio.sprint is the only iphone5 locked down.
    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Really? For calls? To the best of my knowledge the Verizon GS3 doesn't have a GSM radio. Verizon doesn't list it as a world phone, either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    Lte is gsm so yes there is a can radio in it. That is why u need a sim. IPhone 5has a multi band radio.sprint is the only iphone5 locked down.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2

    What is a "can" radio ?

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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    Lte is gsm so yes there is a can radio in it. That is why u need a sim. IPhone 5has a multi band radio.sprint is the only iphone5 locked down.
    The post I responded to was referring to a Verizon GS3, not an iPhone. Verizon uses LTE only for data, not voice, so I'm somewhat skeptical that, and very surprised if, the VZW GS3 will makes calls on a GSM network.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    I am in nigeria right now using my veizon GS3 on the GSM networks they have there. The GS3 is a world phone. You will not be able to use it on LTE networks around the world though. Only Verizon.
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    You can use the Verizon GSIII with a GSM network. I tested my T-Mobile SIM card with my rooted GSIII a couple of weeks ago. Voice, SMS, MMS and data all worked (although data was Edge only). Verizon locks down the APN menus so root is required to add the proper settings for data and MMS to work. I've seen reports that 3G data works with AT&T, but haven't confirmed that myself.

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    Smile Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Hi, dear i just root my Verizon Galaxy S3 do i need to unlock as if i want to use it for T-Mobile ?
    plz reply

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    Hi, dear i just root my Verizon Galaxy S3 do i need to unlock as if i want to use it for T-Mobile ?
    plz reply
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Buddy of mine gave me his galaxy s 3 but he had verizon wireless carrier and I have a t-mobile carrier I was wondering if anybody could help me out to use this phone with my sim card. Oh though I noticed its a micro sim and mine is a reg. Sim card. Someone help me ou this phone is hot and i want to be able to enjoy the phone. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    How did u do it?
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Ok, so I activated three Verizon GS3's with T-Mobile and I can send and recieve calls & texts. BUT, for some reason I cannot use the data service. I called T-Mobile technical support and the said that there was no way to add T-Mobile's APN on to the phone so the data will not be able to be used on my smartphones. Can someone please help?!?!?!?!?
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Quote Originally Posted by lpinon87 View Post
    Ok, so I activated three Verizon GS3's with T-Mobile and I can send and recieve calls & texts. BUT, for some reason I cannot use the data service. I called T-Mobile technical support and the said that there was no way to add T-Mobile's APN on to the phone so the data will not be able to be used on my smartphones. Can someone please help?!?!?!?!?
    Why on gods green earth did you buy a phone from a CDMA carrier expecting it to work on a freaking gsm carrier.

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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Quote Originally Posted by lpinon87 View Post
    Ok, so I activated three Verizon GS3's with T-Mobile and I can send and recieve calls & texts. BUT, for some reason I cannot use the data service. I called T-Mobile technical support and the said that there was no way to add T-Mobile's APN on to the phone so the data will not be able to be used on my smartphones. Can someone please help?!?!?!?!?
    Quote Originally Posted by nrm5110 View Post
    Why on gods green earth did you buy a phone from a CDMA carrier expecting it to work on a freaking gsm carrier.

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    This. Verizon runs on CDMA and Tmobile runs GSM. If you had an ATT S3 and tried Tmobile you would of had more luck .

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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    I believe it will work. Verizon S3 is a global phone. They have sent an update to enable the capability. However, there is an outstanding issue right now, while call/text works in gsm, data is still not working yet due to a bug that disallow user from modifying APN
    Check this post https://community.verizonwireless.co...rt=70&tstart=0
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    Default Re: Can I use my Verizon GS3 on T-Mobile ????

    Verizon s3 will work on T-Mobile voice, text MMS(need data), but u will only get edge for data.

    What do to to make it work?
    1 rooted
    2 buy too apps from Google store
    3 change APN

    Done!

    If u need help search for galaxy3root.com this guy have all kind video and there one will help u to do all that.

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    Verizon s3 will work on T-Mobile voice, text MMS(need data), but u will only get edge for data.

    What do to to make it work?
    1 rooted
    2 buy too apps from Google store
    3 change APN

    Done!

    If u need help search for galaxy3root.com this guy have all kind video and there one will help u to do all that.
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