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    Default Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    As the title suggest, I would like to know if Sprint Version of Galaxy S4 will have an option of replacing sim, making it a global phone, or will it have a embedded sim. I would also like to know when can we see the actual reviews of Galaxy S4(carrier versions). I'm surprised that there are still now Galaxy S4 review(Sprint version) while the phone is slated for April 27th release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by st_7 View Post
    I'm surprised that there are still now Galaxy S4 review(Sprint version) while the phone is slated for April 27th release.
    Now we can't give a REAL review of something we don't have can we?
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Now we can't give a REAL review of something we don't have can we?
    What I was meant to say that I'm surprised not to see any reviews yet when we are so close to the release date, normally we get the reviews a week or so before(at least) the official release.
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Yes I understand what your saying but unless the phone is in someones hands EARLY from Sprint then there is no way to give an honest review. Not to mention AC's blog team will not give you a short time review, they like to test something out for a few days normally before they put their name & reputation on the line. That I applaud, you can't get a phone's true feeling in a couple hours or even a day....
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Yes I understand what your saying but unless the phone is in someones hands EARLY from Sprint then there is no way to give an honest review. Not to mention AC's blog team will not give you a short time review, they like to test something out for a few days normally before they put their name & reputation on the line. That I applaud, you can't get a phone's true feeling in a couple hours or even a day....
    Yes I know the work Androidcentral.com put before letting their review published, that's why I stick around this site refreshing many times a day(normal day) and if it is busy like now when the top smartphones are lined up for release, I can't resist myself refreshing this site at least for every 5 minutes.
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    We don't need a full review, just an answer the ops question
    Hopefully a few get out and in to reviewers hands before the pre orders ship.
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Yes it will be. Sprint HTC One has a micro-sim card slot and GS4 will definitely have it as it's holding true to sprints promise to release all new high end LTE devices with sim cards.
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Quote Originally Posted by lilotimz View Post
    Yes it will be. Sprint HTC One has a micro-sim card slot and GS4 will definitely have it as it's holding true to sprints promise to release all new high end LTE devices with sim cards.
    I hope so
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    All 4G LTE capable phones on Verizon require a physical sim card. The Galaxy S4 will have one
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    The Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 does indeed have a SIM card. I've been with Sprint for over 11 years and this is a first and shock for me.... I dunno if this is a good or bad thing..
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    The Sprint S4 has a micro sim card that you can remove.
    Also when you go into preferred network mode screen you can pick which network you want.
    CDMA
    LTE/CDMA
    GSM/UMTS
    AUTOMATIC
    Mine was set to automatic, you can switch and the phone will ask to reboot to your preferred network. Will it go there? I don't know.
    My phone asked if I wanted to reboot and I said no and canceled..Just scared a little don't wanna mess it up yet...lol

    Also I notice when I first saw the phone @ Sprint and turn it on it just said Samsung Galaxy S4 no sprint logos anywhere until she entered some numbers and scan and activated it the it became Sprint with all the bloated software and the yellow sprint logo.
    Does that mean the Sprint S4 is unlocked? Or just that you can put a different operating sys, on it?
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Does anyone knows for sure if it comes unlocked? So u can use it abroad without having to unlock it?

    Talking about gsm network of course.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    did that s4 reviewed by alex on the 24th of April have a sim card in it. I purchased my phone and it came without a sim card and i just wanted to know.
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Quote Originally Posted by gmon45 View Post
    The Sprint S4 has a micro sim card that you can remove.
    Also when you go into preferred network mode screen you can pick which network you want.
    CDMA
    LTE/CDMA
    GSM/UMTS
    AUTOMATIC
    Mine was set to automatic, you can switch and the phone will ask to reboot to your preferred network. Will it go there? I don't know.
    My phone asked if I wanted to reboot and I said no and canceled..Just scared a little don't wanna mess it up yet...lol

    Also I notice when I first saw the phone @ Sprint and turn it on it just said Samsung Galaxy S4 no sprint logos anywhere until she entered some numbers and scan and activated it the it became Sprint with all the bloated software and the yellow sprint logo.
    Does that mean the Sprint S4 is unlocked? Or just that you can put a different operating sys, on it?
    That is the activation code. I would assume that once she enters the code it locks the phone.

    Personally I would have told then I will activate it myself, then not enter the code, just insert the sprint sim card and set the network.

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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Were you able to get a replacement SIM card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlitwaitis View Post
    did that s4 reviewed by alex on the 24th of April have a sim card in it. I purchased my phone and it came without a sim card and i just wanted to know.
    Did you find another SIM Card?
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Any updates? Can this phone be used internationally, with a local SIM?
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Yes, it can. You will need to call Sprint international care team (sprint.com/international - get contact info from there) to get them to unlock.

    Usually, they need the phone to be active on your account for 90 days before they will unlock, but in case you need it urgently, and your account meets some requirements (I don't know what those are - they didn't tell me, but my account qualified), they can have it expedited after 15 days of you having the phone active on your account. My phone is unlocked now, and I have already verified that it works with a local SIM during my recent overseas trip.
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    I bought an S4 off of ebay and it didn't come with a SIM Card, I contacted Sprint's International team and they sent me a SIM Card gratis. Had to activate the SIM card via support, in order to access the LTE Network.
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    So this phone will work on a GSM network? Holy Smokes that is awesome!
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    Quote Originally Posted by sonicbluemustang View Post
    So this phone will work on a GSM network? Holy Smokes that is awesome!
    As long as it is not within US
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    [@QUOTE=jj14x;2890677]As long as it is not within US[ On the sprint forums, there are mixed messages which say that it is possible and some say that it isn't possible. Do you know if there is a way to confirm here in the states that it works prior to arriving overseas. I don't wanna plan for it working and arriving there for it just not to work. Jj14x, where did you go overseas. I am planning on visiting Asia in October and would like for my phone to be able to have data, voice and texting capabilities. Some sprint forums have stated that the phone is capable of only voice and text after sprint unlocks it for you. Could you confirm that everything that I listed works overseas with the use of a local sim?
    Thanks /QUOTE]
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    Default Re: Does Sprint Version Of Galaxy S4 have Sim Slot(capable of replacing sim)

    I talked with a Sprint tech at my local store and the SIM card used in the S4 is solely for LTE to work on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicbluemustang View Post
    So this phone will work on a GSM network? Holy Smokes that is awesome!
    Yes but only internationally. Sprint will only unlock phones for international use. They will not unlock for domestic GSM (aka AT&T / T-Mobile).

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