08-28-2019 12:27 PM
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  1. Dannyb84's Avatar
    Is this confirmed to work? Skipping out on the activation fee may be worth going unlocked on its own.
    08-08-2019 09:34 AM
  2. bhatech's Avatar
    Side note: If you activate the included sim your carrier will most likely charge you an activation fee. Just swap your current sim instead. Hit skip no matter the carrier you use.
    Yeah, anything to do with carrier I'll nicely say no thanks but in my mind I'm like **** the carriers

    But I don't think they charge the fee in this case, they only charge if it comes as an upgrade on your line. All Samsung does if you choose the option, is add the Verizon or AT&T sim to your order free of cost and once you receive the phone you can use the new sim and call your carrier to activate that sim. And they don't charge for that. You still have the option to ignore the new sim card and just use old one if you want. I have changed sims and activated new sims with no charge.

    When in doubt, don't do unless you need the new sim
    08-08-2019 09:39 AM
  3. LPRodgers's Avatar
    I don't think the unlocked version would have Verizon visual voicemail would it?
    08-08-2019 09:56 AM
  4. Serkle K's Avatar
    Last I recall on AT&T, you can't use WiFi calling with an unlocked device. It sucks, and that's how they get you. I need to have WiFi calling. Or else, I would be sitting here happy with a pre-ordered Note10+ 512GB in Blue. And I think the HotSpot also, I've never needed a hotspot from my phones, so I am not sure if that's still an issue too.
    08-08-2019 10:01 AM
  5. GrumpyMomofMacR's Avatar
    How is the update situation on an unlocked phone? I am currently getting security updates and fixes on AT&T in a timely manner, more or less, and don’t want to lose that. But I do hate being screwed over on the trade in value of my S10+.
    08-08-2019 12:42 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I buy unlocked as they seem to have a higher resale value.
    Exactly the reason I buy unlocked
    08-08-2019 01:15 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You still get all the Verizon features like WiFi calling, Volte etc. Only thing won't work is Verizon video calling or something like that (who uses that ). And unlocked version is cleaner bloat free compared to Verizon version.

    Only difference is Verizon version will get updates faster than the US unlocked model because that's how crazy Samsung rolls.
    Wouldn't the video calling work with Verizon messages?

    Do you know if Samsung's find my mobile will work on Verizon? Verizon blocked install on Verizon S10 plus. I know I can use Google find my device but find my mobile has more features.
    08-08-2019 01:29 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    08-08-2019 01:34 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Funny guy lol
    Unlocked will work for all 4 carrier, some features might be missing like video chat ,RCS texting,wifi calling, but that's it
    08-08-2019 01:38 PM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Question: Is the unlocked blue version only compatible with AT&T and Verizon? I am trying pre-order the blue thru Samsung and on check out it only gives AT&T and Verizon as activation options.
    @SpookDroid and @mustang7757 should be able to answer that
    08-08-2019 01:38 PM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Funny guy lol
    Unlocked will work for all 4 carrier, some features might be missing like video chat ,RCS texting,wifi calling, but that's it
    WIFI calling doesn't work on TMobile?
    08-08-2019 01:40 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    WIFI calling doesn't work on TMobile?
    Tmo it does
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    08-08-2019 01:41 PM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    @SpookDroid and @mustang7757 should be able to answer that
    It is compatible, but T-Mobile isn't an option for pre-activation/SIM kit (both through Samsung or BestBuy). You can activate it with your TMobile SIM (if you have one) when you receive the phone.
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    08-08-2019 01:43 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    It is compatible, but T-Mobile isn't an option for pre-activation/SIM kit (both through Samsung or BestBuy). You can activate it with your TMobile SIM (if you have one) when you receive the phone.
    Yup..
    08-08-2019 01:44 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    [QUOTE=mustang7757;6595971]Yup..[/QUOTE @mustang7757 @SpookDroid

    Your new road name is TMobile Twins
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    08-08-2019 01:48 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    08-08-2019 01:52 PM
  17. bhatech's Avatar
    Wouldn't the video calling work with Verizon messages?

    Do you know if Samsung's find my mobile will work on Verizon? Verizon blocked install on Verizon S10 plus. I know I can use Google find my device but find my mobile has more features.
    Yes on the unlocked model using on Verizon, Samsung find my mobile works and present.

    Only blocked on Verizon version because they want to push their crap solution probably if they have one.

    I don't use or install Verizon messages so not sure on that one.
    08-08-2019 01:56 PM
  18. SpookDroid's Avatar

    Your new road name is TMobile Twins
    I believe that'll be the rebranding of T-Mo + Sprint :P
    08-08-2019 01:58 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    I believe that'll be the rebranding of T-Mo + Sprint :P
    Mike the sprint addition
    08-08-2019 02:51 PM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Yes on the unlocked model using on Verizon, Samsung find my mobile works and present.

    Only blocked on Verizon version because they want to push their crap solution probably if they have one.

    I don't use or install Verizon messages so not sure on that one.
    On Verizon you use Google Find My Device.....it's not bad but Samsung has one or two features that Google doesn't.
    08-08-2019 05:46 PM
  21. Serkle K's Avatar
    Funny guy lol
    Unlocked will work for all 4 carrier, some features might be missing like video chat ,RCS texting,wifi calling, but that's it
    How about Wi-Fi calling on AT&T? Still not an option?
    08-08-2019 06:03 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    How about Wi-Fi calling on AT&T? Still not an option?
    It didn't work for me on the unlocked firmware
    Serkle K likes this.
    08-08-2019 06:14 PM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    It didn't work for me on the unlocked firmware
    I thought you're on TMobile
    08-08-2019 06:21 PM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    I thought you're on TMobile
    Both Att and TMobile
    08-08-2019 06:23 PM
  25. fernandez21's Avatar
    It didn't work for me on the unlocked firmware
    How long ago did you try? Im on at&t, and my unlocked Pixel 3 works with wifi calling since I purchased last thanksgiving, and a couple months ago my unlocked Essential Phone started working with wifi calling too.
    08-08-2019 06:37 PM
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