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  1. wlonsdale's Avatar
    Unlock it to take a TMobile SIM? Any phone can be SIM-unlocked, all you need is the unlock code. Will it work on TMobile? For voice, text and 2G data. The radios are different in the Sprint and TMobile versions.
    I can tell you for sure that taking a phone from Verison to ATT will technically work but you are stuck with HSPA+. Probably similar fro your situation.
    02-08-2016 01:18 PM
  2. wlonsdale's Avatar
    I wouldn't try it on TMobile. When I had my Verizon Note 4, I tried on TMobile and got only 2mbs speeds, which was pathetic. I didn't even leave the store once i activated it and saw that, I turned around and cancelled my account. It will not get very fast speeds at all. So I would try a CDMA carrier that works with Verizon or Sprint. I traded my Verizon N4 in for an ATT Note 4, just because I couldn't even get it work with everything on ATT.

    My older Note 2 worked great on ATT and it was a Verizon N2. So I don't know what the problem was with the Note 4 other than not being GSM.
    Try Verizon prepaid
    02-08-2016 01:19 PM
  3. wlonsdale's Avatar
    were you able to use your Sprint Note 4 on Metro PCS?

    I want to switch to Metro PCS. I just need to know if it's possible. I already went to a Metro PCS store in December, but had no luck. The staff there did not know enough to help.

    But yesterday, I called and spoke to a Metro PCS employee from the Wireless Portability Dept. and was told that my phone (and all Sprint phones) are able to be used on Metro PCS. They just have to be configured to do so.
    As previously stated, you can use it on a differnet network but you lose 4G and LTE and some other things so yes, it will "activate"
    02-08-2016 01:21 PM
  4. Andy847's Avatar
    Sorry, should have been clearer. I traded it in to best buy to get some credit towards buying an AT&T Note 4. It wasn't an equal trade, I took a loss on it. I didn't want to pay what ATT wanted for their Note 4, so $200 off was better than nothing.
    02-08-2016 09:38 PM
  5. David Vasquez5's Avatar
    I am on Metro Pcs with is now merged with T-Mobile. They can't and won't do Sprint phones. They do unlocked att and Verizon but not sprint. I'd ask tmobile

    Sent from my beautiful white NOTE 4!!
    Not true..im currently using an original sprint note 4 with Metro PCS/T mobile
    02-19-2016 09:30 PM
  6. droclov's Avatar
    I have my note 4 from sprint rooted and sim unlocked I only get 4G no LTE and everything still works data, talk, and text, mms as well. I downloaded other apps to permanently delete the old sprint apps that wouldn't allow me to delete like the sprint visual voicemail and the sprint. No need to take up my space I'm running off of T mobile I have Metro PCS. Google MN Mobile Guy he's the man!
    03-30-2016 09:45 AM
  7. droclov's Avatar
    If you still have your Sprint phone and you want Metro PCs service 4G minus LTE which is still blazing fast on the TMobile network google MN Mobile Guy he's the man!
    03-30-2016 09:47 AM
  8. supreme83's Avatar
    Not true. Unlocked Sprint phone with get HSPA+ and possibly 4g IF you enable all bands.I pull around 5- 10 mbps.
    I unlock these phones all the time for GSM. ANy of the newer sprint phones work on GSM. Just check which bands they support and enable them
    05-18-2016 08:37 AM
  9. Dj Lil Mac's Avatar
    I was informed by Sprint that the phone's SIM can't be domestically unlocked. It only supports international SIM unlock for travel abroad on the Sprint Model. I had them unlock my Note4 for international usage only.
    05-23-2016 01:41 AM
  10. PRS247's Avatar
    I am on Metro Pcs with is now merged with T-Mobile. They can't and won't do Sprint phones. They do unlocked att and Verizon but not sprint. I'd ask tmobile

    Sent from my beautiful white NOTE 4!!
    Not true..im currently using an original sprint note 4 with Metro PCS/T mobile
    Unless you can explain "how so," I will have to say that this is NOT TRUE.

    I have to agree with KJThomas. What he posted, still seems to be true.

    I've tried every route or option I could think of, Sprint, Metro, both their CS, and to date nothing's helped.
    08-10-2016 05:54 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Unless you can explain "how so," I will have to say that this is NOT TRUE.

    I have to agree with KJThomas. What he posted, still seems to be true.

    I've tried every route or option I could think of, Sprint, Metro, both their CS, and to date nothing's helped.
    You have to buy a new phone. Many people offer deals with a trade in, they don't care who the carrier of the phone is, as long as it works.

    I have bought smart phones that were prepaid and cheap to trade in for deals.
    08-10-2016 06:08 AM
  12. Karla Bonilla's Avatar
    Im on my Sprint Note 4 with a Tmobile sim, in the USA. Its completely unlocked so its completely untrue that u cannot unlock
    08-31-2016 05:34 PM
  13. knownaschucky's Avatar
    how did you get it to work on metro please let me know
    09-16-2016 02:21 AM
  14. knownaschucky's Avatar
    how do you get them unlocked i got the domestic unlock code for the note 4 sprint but it say invalid sim when i insert another sim
    09-16-2016 02:25 AM
  15. tivoboy's Avatar
    can anyone confirm that one can get a sprint GN4 unlocked for domestic use to work on t-mobile and use LTE? I'm looking to switch now that contract is up.
    11-03-2016 02:49 PM
  16. Sheylag79's Avatar
    Not possible yet on metro pcs
    06-08-2017 08:47 AM
  17. Maggie Pantsvanilla's Avatar
    i have a sprint note 4 and it was not abke to be unlocked. att no problem, nothing but problems with unlocking sprint devices.
    06-08-2017 12:34 PM
  18. kachman's Avatar
    can anyone confirm that one can get a sprint GN4 unlocked for domestic use to work on t-mobile and use LTE? I'm looking to switch now that contract is up.
    its possible to unlock it, but you will only get HSPA+
    09-17-2017 01:02 PM
  19. natehoy's Avatar
    Not on LTE. As to HSPA and "lesser" speeds, the answer is, "it depends".

    Specs - Sprint Cell Phones SM-N910P | Samsung Cell Phones

    https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-4988


    The Sprint Note4 supports LTE on 800/900/2100. T-Mobile offers LTE on none of these bands.

    The Sprint Note4 and T-Mobile share the 1900 band for GSM/UMTS only. T-Mobile also uses AWS (1700 and 2100) for HSPA. If you are in an AWS area (like, for example, where I live in south central Maine), you will not get any HSPA.

    My AT&T Note 4 took some quality time in service menus turning on supposedly-unsupported LTE bands to work at all on T-Mobile, and even after all that I got LTE only about half the time (when I found AWS) and never saw HSPA/HSPA+ at all (the AT&T Note 4, like the Sprint one, cannot use AWS for HSPA/+, and that is the only frequency it is offered on around here). Most of the time I was on EDGE (128k speeds - "somewhat on the slow side").

    Unfortunately, even among carriers using the same technology, using one carrier's model on another carrier's network is rarely a very rewarding experience.
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    09-20-2017 03:21 PM
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