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    Default How do you buy an unlock Samsung locally?

    A friend is in town and he wants to get a Samsung Galaxy to take to Europe. How do you buy an unlock phone locally. I know you can get them online.

    Thanks, S
    Last edited by SHIVA77; 05-07-2013 at 01:30 PM.
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    Default Re: How do you buy an unlock Samsung locally?

    Best Buy sells them, but don't have any in stock. Will search some more retailers.
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    Default Re: How do you buy an unlock Samsung locally?

    Craigslist

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    the problem is he is leaving tomorrow.
    I just got an education in buying unlocked phones. a lot of places sell them, such as Best Buy, J&R, Staples, Target, but none have them in stock. all ship only.

    I'll try Craigslist.
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    Default Re: How do you buy an unlock Samsung locally?

    Go to the Verizon store or best buy and buy the Verizon version, it comes factory sim unlocked. It does require root to change the apn though.

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    Default Re: How do you buy an unlock Samsung locally?

    as a follow up to above. my friend found stores in NY that caters to European tourists and they only sell unlock phones.
    Last edited by SHIVA77; 05-09-2013 at 10:24 AM.
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    Default Re: How do you buy an unlock Samsung locally?

    Buy any phone from t-mobile or AT&T (full price) and ask them to unlock it. T-mobile used to give you one free unlock per year. So I don't know if it still costs anything to do it.
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    Default Re: How do you buy an unlock Samsung locally?

    the best solution for tourists in the US who want to buy unlock phones to use out side of US is to buy them from small specialty shops who only carry such products and he found one and bought a S3 and a S4.

    T-Mobile said they would unlock 45 days after purchase.
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    Default Re: How do you buy an unlock Samsung locally?

    There are many websites providing unlocked Samsung phones online. Just make sure it is unlocked before purchasing because sometimes they send phones which are not unlocked.

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