08-19-2020 11:04 AM
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  1. bold1193's Avatar
    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
    It's been a long time since I've been on here! I pre-ordered the Note 20 Ultra as Verizon but now that I think about it, should I have gotten the Unlocked version? Please let me know if I should try to rectify my error or keep it as is.

    Thank you in advance!
    08-10-2020 02:54 PM
  2. bold1193's Avatar
    I am currently on a Note 9 from VZW
    08-10-2020 03:00 PM
  3. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
    It's been a long time since I've been on here! I pre-ordered the Note 20 Ultra as Verizon but now that I think about it, should I have gotten the Unlocked version? Please let me know if I should try to rectify my error or keep it as is.

    Thank you in advance!
    Depends on your preference. I am on VZW and have bought unlocked with the note 9, note 10 and the 20 Ultra. I did notice that there was a fee and a line upgrade required when you order a Verizon model through Samsung.
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    08-10-2020 09:29 PM
  4. bold1193's Avatar
    Depends on your preference. I am on VZW and have bought unlocked with the note 9, note 10 and the 20 Ultra. I did notice that there was a fee and a line upgrade required when you order a Verizon model through Samsung.
    I ordered the Verizon model without requiring any fee or line upgrade I believe. $750 out the door with my $550 Note 9 trade-in.
    08-10-2020 11:05 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I ordered the Verizon model without requiring any fee or line upgrade I believe. $750 out the door with my $550 Note 9 trade-in.
    You might see it upon activation unless you use your old SIM
    08-10-2020 11:08 PM
  6. bold1193's Avatar
    You might see it upon activation unless you use your old SIM
    So other than that, should I ask Samsung to switch me to the unlocked? It's really only affects update timing truly as the phones are pretty much unlocked to begin with.
    08-10-2020 11:10 PM
  7. ansa82's Avatar
    I ordered the Verizon model without requiring any fee or line upgrade I believe. $750 out the door with my $550 Note 9 trade-in.
    I was told I could only get the $550 trade in on a new line 😡
    08-10-2020 11:12 PM
  8. bold1193's Avatar
    I was told I could only get the $550 trade in on a new line 😡
    So at least through Samsung Shop, I did not have to do that. There were a carrier BOGO but above that was a generic Samsung offer. See attachedUnlocked vs Verizon-screenshot_20200811-002306_shop-samsung.jpg
    08-10-2020 11:24 PM
  9. bold1193's Avatar
    I was told I could only get the $550 trade in on a new line
    Can you cancel and start again?
    08-10-2020 11:24 PM
  10. Beth Hahn's Avatar
    I've been using unlocked on Verizon with the s20 without issue. I mean you lose native video calling but that's it. I prefer the unlocked personally.
    08-10-2020 11:53 PM
  11. Moonliterider's Avatar
    This year's experience on Samsung was a bit different than last year,for me anyway! I chose the Verizon version of the phone,just like I did last year. But this time I had to sign on to Verizon via Samsung after I had already ordered my new Note 20 Ultra, where I was required to check a box that basically told me about the activation fee. Verizon wanted to know if I was upgrading a current line or adding a new line. I Maybe it's some new security feature? I have no clue! I was wondering if I should have ordered unlocked at that time too. I purchase through Samsung each year, sometimes twice a year. This was a first. Well,at least it's ordered!
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    08-11-2020 12:04 AM
  12. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    So other than that, should I ask Samsung to switch me to the unlocked? It's really only affects update timing truly as the phones are pretty much unlocked to begin with.
    Samsung reps usually tell you to cancel your order and reorder.
    08-11-2020 04:08 AM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    So other than that, should I ask Samsung to switch me to the unlocked? It's really only affects update timing truly as the phones are pretty much unlocked to begin with.
    Security Updates from Verizon are faster on unlocked models lately. System updates are a little behind the carrier updates. I always get unlocked on Verizon.
    08-11-2020 10:20 AM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I've been using unlocked on Verizon with the s20 without issue. I mean you lose native video calling but that's it. I prefer the unlocked personally.
    Google Duo is integrated on the Samsung dialer now.
    08-11-2020 10:22 AM
  15. Climb14er's Avatar
    Just so you know, when I spoke to VZ the other day about Unlocked Note 20 Ultra... VZ does not support Unlocked 20 Ultra on 5G connection. I verified this through Samsung Tech. VZ wants you to get VZ Note 20 Ultra 5G phone!
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    08-11-2020 01:01 PM
  16. bold1193's Avatar
    Now if only there was VZW 5G in my area for that to matter...
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    08-11-2020 01:38 PM
  17. bhatech's Avatar
    Just so you know, when I spoke to VZ the other day about Unlocked Note 20 Ultra... VZ does not support Unlocked 20 Ultra on 5G connection. I verified this through Samsung Tech. VZ wants you to get VZ Note 20 Ultra 5G phone!
    Absolute BS from them most likely they are clueless as usual, since there wasn’t any issue with S20 Ultra on their 5G network. You will have no issues with US unlocked model and better model to get in every way. Obviously Verizon wants to get their model with all the customization and junk, what else the Verizon tech is going to say if you ask them. Most of the time they don’t have any clue about phones that too unlocked models. N20 Ultra has all the 5G bands including Verizon mm wave and will work perfectly fine on Verizon 5G network.
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    08-11-2020 01:44 PM
  18. ansa82's Avatar
    I'm gonna try to cancel the order
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    08-11-2020 01:46 PM
  19. bold1193's Avatar
    I'm gonna try to cancel the order
    If you do it through Samsung, please let me know how it goes!
    08-11-2020 02:01 PM
  20. bold1193's Avatar
    Absolute BS from them most likely they are clueless as usual, since there wasn’t any issue with S20 Ultra on their 5G network. You will have no issues with US unlocked model and better model to get in every way. Obviously Verizon wants to get their model with all the customization and junk, what else the Verizon tech is going to say if you ask them. Most of the time they don’t have any clue about phones that too unlocked models. N20 Ultra has all the 5G bands including Verizon mm wave and will work perfectly fine on Verizon 5G network.
    Agreed about the potential BS. Re. Spam, since my note 9, I have been able to delete all VZW spam that I did not want. Only things I still have from VZW is the Visual Voicemail, the bootup screen, and the slow updates (the worst part).
    08-11-2020 02:03 PM
  21. Climb14er's Avatar
    Absolute BS from them most likely they are clueless as usual, since there wasn’t any issue with S20 Ultra on their 5G network. You will have no issues with US unlocked model and better model to get in every way. Obviously Verizon wants to get their model with all the customization and junk, what else the Verizon tech is going to say if you ask them. Most of the time they don’t have any clue about phones that too unlocked models. N20 Ultra has all the 5G bands including Verizon mm wave and will work perfectly fine on Verizon 5G network.
    Samsung tech confirmed that Unlocked Note 20 Ultra will only pull 5G signal on Tmobile and Sprint. Go call Tier Two tech on VZ to confirm. That's why I went to Sammy tech to reconfirm. This was my own inquiry as I am with VZ, for twenty years, and am looking for Unlocked so if I want to leave VZ, I have capability. My Note 9 is VZ and it doesn't even work on Visible! Unlocked is my preference.
    08-11-2020 02:09 PM
  22. tadpoles's Avatar
    Wouldn't an unlocked version be more attractive when selling as well?
    08-11-2020 02:14 PM
  23. tarpon6's Avatar
    Sammobile and a few other sites I read all state that the phone has every 5G band currently in use plus some that are future use for all US carriers. So does Verizon somehow block unlocked phones from their 5G network?
    08-11-2020 02:16 PM
  24. bhatech's Avatar
    Sammobile and a few other sites I read all state that the phone has every 5G band currently in use plus some that are future use for all US carriers. So does Verizon somehow block unlocked phones from their 5G network?
    No they don’t block, as i said it wasn’t an issue with S20+ or S20 Ultra and not sure why it’ll be with N20 Ultra unless something changed which doesn’t make sense given it’s literally same hardware in terms of radio.

    Anyway everyone can make their own call but IMO it shouldn’t be a problem.
    08-11-2020 02:29 PM
  25. Climb14er's Avatar
    No they don’t block, as i said it wasn’t an issue with S20+ or S20 Ultra and not sure why it’ll be with N20 Ultra unless something changed which doesn’t make sense given it’s literally same hardware in terms of radio.

    Anyway everyone can make their own call but IMO it shouldn’t be a problem.
    Yes, it didn't make sense when I first spoke to Sammy tech. They advised talk to VZ, I did, Tier Two. They confirmed. Told me to go back to Sammy, they reconfirmed TMobile and Sprint. Not to stir up consternation, just double check if you need to. This was important to me, so I shared when I saw the thread. Hope all goes well!
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    08-11-2020 02:34 PM
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