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  1. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    So... I ordered the unlocked version because I was offered a $600 trade in value as opposed to the $300 value on Verizon. My question, what advantages or disadvantages does the unlocked have versus the Verizon?
    08-07-2019 09:52 PM
  2. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    Here's a pic of my order to show the discount.
    Attached Thumbnails Unlocked vs Carrier-80037.jpg  
    08-07-2019 10:00 PM
  3. bigpapa7272's Avatar
    I did the same,. if it wasn't for the 600 trade on pixel 3 I probably wouldn't have bought it.

    I don't understand Samsung financing.. i tried for that due to upgrade program however I couldn't get approved but affirm approved me so I said. The heck with the upgrade program but took the Samsung premium care.

    However Samsung have me the credit instantly I just took the ear buds for free probably should have taken the tablet
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    08-07-2019 10:04 PM
  4. southjersey786's Avatar
    I have the pixel 3 xl and I'm debating on whether to do it or not ..... was gonna do carrier but what difference does it really make?
    08-07-2019 10:08 PM
  5. bhatech'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.
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    08-07-2019 10:26 PM
  6. sulla1965's Avatar
    I buy unlocked as they seem to have a higher resale value.
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    08-07-2019 10:41 PM
  7. atliens's Avatar
    always unlocked.
    bhatech and srgonu like this.
    08-07-2019 10:52 PM
  8. PhabPhan's Avatar
    You guys are making me reconsider my Verizon version!
    08-07-2019 11:18 PM
  9. bigpapa7272'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.
    Actually ok with that.. one thing I've learned with pixel 3 is these monthly updates not always the best for phone performance
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    08-07-2019 11:54 PM
  10. PhabPhan's Avatar
    So, thanks to this chat, I cancelled my Verizon carrier preorder, and bought the unlocked model (for that $600 trade-in). First time ever using an unlocked model. Hopefully I won't notice any difference in use.
    08-08-2019 12:24 AM
  11. srgonu's Avatar
    I always prefer unlocked.
    08-08-2019 12:45 AM
  12. amyf27's Avatar
    If I had an option I undoubtedly would have gone unlocked. Financially I'm on a carrier lease setup and it cost me 0 to preorder.
    08-08-2019 03:51 AM
  13. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    So, thanks to this chat, I cancelled my Verizon carrier preorder, and bought the unlocked model (for that $600 trade-in). First time ever using an unlocked model. Hopefully I won't notice any difference in use.
    That's awesome!!! I know there's people who had no clue about the extra trade in value!
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    08-08-2019 06:54 AM
  14. IslandGuy'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.
    08-08-2019 07:08 AM
  15. bhatech'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.
    No that's just what Samsung has integrated on their website. It works works with all carriers just like previous versions. All the carrier and unlocked model is essentially the same in terms of radios and chipset inside them.

    Also there is no reason or advantage in selecting activate on the Samsung. Just put your sim from the previous phone and good to go. Unless you have a very old phone and want the new sim.
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    08-08-2019 07:39 AM
  16. IslandGuy's Avatar
    No that's just what Samsung has integrated on their website. It works works with all carriers just like previous versions. All the carrier and unlocked model is essentially the same in terms of radios and chipset inside them.

    Also there is no reason or advantage in selecting activate on the Samsung. Just put your sim from the previous phone and good to go. Unless you have a very old phone and want the new sim.
    Thanks bud!
    08-08-2019 07:41 AM
  17. Gary02468's Avatar
    I too pre-ordered the unlocked N10+ 256GB from Samsung, paying $500 after the $600 N9 trade-in. But I'm getting a Samsung Credit of $150 rather than $200. How did others get $200?
    08-08-2019 08:20 AM
  18. IslandGuy's Avatar
    I too pre-ordered the unlocked N10+ 256GB from Samsung, paying $500 after the $600 N9 trade-in. But I'm getting a Samsung Credit of $150 rather than $200. How did others get $200?
    Got $200 for registering for pre-order prior to pre-orders going live.
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    08-08-2019 08:38 AM
  19. ScottRx82's Avatar
    can I still use TMobile Tuesdays on the unlocked model? Those are some pretty neat little perks they give weekly. Would kinda suck to lose that on the unlocked model.
    08-08-2019 08:41 AM
  20. Gary02468's Avatar
    can I still use TMobile Tuesdays on the unlocked model?
    Yes, I get those with the unlocked N9 on T-Mobile.
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    08-08-2019 08:48 AM
  21. IslandGuy's Avatar
    can I still use TMobile Tuesdays on the unlocked model? Those are some pretty neat little perks they give weekly. Would kinda suck to lose that on the unlocked model.
    Just have to download the app from the play store and sign in.
    08-08-2019 08:53 AM
  22. blopez24's Avatar
    I've used unlocked phones different brands so went with unlocked because att won't give us blue and I got more trade in value for that over a carrier model.
    08-08-2019 08:59 AM
  23. IslandGuy's Avatar
    I've used unlocked phones different brands so went with unlocked because att won't give us blue and I got more trade in value for that over a carrier model.
    More trade-in value, the colour I want, and totally free of bloat-ware. Don't think I will order thru a carrier ever again tbh.
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    08-08-2019 09:24 AM
  24. msm0511's Avatar
    Thanks bud!
    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.
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    08-08-2019 09:31 AM
  25. msm0511's Avatar
    Unlocked is definitely the way to go. If for whatever reason your carrier gimps functionality on the unlocked version, you can always flash your carrier's firmware after you try it out free of bloat.
    nuangel2, sqa4life and burrzoo like this.
    08-08-2019 09:33 AM
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