1. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    I bought an AT&T Note 5 at full price. Submitted a unlock request and received the code from AT&T a couple days later. Went through the steps they sent. But I don't remember seeing a screen confirming that its unlocked. When I put my GF's Verizon SIM in, they phone doesn't get any signal.

    How can I tell if my phone is unlocked without tracking down a T-Mobile SIM card?

    I thought an AT&T Note 5 will work on Verizon (if unlocked)??
    10-21-2015 11:11 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I bought an AT&T Note 5 at full price. Submitted a unlock request and received the code from AT&T a couple days later. Went through the steps they sent. But I don't remember seeing a screen confirming that its unlocked. When I put my GF's Verizon SIM in, they phone doesn't get any signal.

    How can I tell if my phone is unlocked without tracking down a T-Mobile SIM card?

    I thought an AT&T Note 5 will work on Verizon (if unlocked)??
    The AT&T model doesn't have a Verizon radio so it not getting a signal would make sense (also if the APN settings are wrong). It may be able to snag LTE but not fully sure.

    Is the Note 5 at least recognizing the Verizon SIM? Usually if a phone is SIM locked it will tell you right away the SIM cannot be used since the SIM is locked -- if it isn't saying that you should be good.
    10-21-2015 11:23 AM
  3. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    The AT&T model doesn't have a Verizon radio so it not getting a signal would make sense (also if the APN settings are wrong). It may be able to snag LTE but not fully sure.

    Is the Note 5 at least recognizing the Verizon SIM? Usually if a phone is SIM locked it will tell you right away the SIM cannot be used since the SIM is locked -- if it isn't saying that you should be good.
    I thought the VZW version has some common bands/frequencies with the AT&T model so it would work.

    I don't remember it telling me its locked. Its just the usual homescreen with no signal.
    10-22-2015 08:41 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    I thought the VZW version has some common bands/frequencies with the AT&T model so it would work.

    I don't remember it telling me its locked. Its just the usual homescreen with no signal.
    It doesn't have lte band 13. Verizon won't let an lte device on its network without lte band 13,regardless of common bands.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    10-22-2015 08:45 AM
  5. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    It doesn't have lte band 13. Verizon won't let an lte device on its network without lte band 13,regardless of common bands.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Wow that is insane. So the device has to have band 13 to work on VZW regardless of common bands. WOWWWW!!!!

    Its like locking out other carriers. Its like reverse locking.
    10-22-2015 09:13 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Wow that is insane. So the device has to have band 13 to work on VZW regardless of common bands. WOWWWW!!!!

    Its like locking out other carriers. Its like reverse locking.
    Well at least until Verizon sunsets cdma... Maybe then things will change. Because Verizon's phones still have cdma, they have a white list of imei s allowed on the it's network.

    Better than before lte band 13... You couldn't get any non Verizon branded device on Verizon even if it had the requisite radios.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    10-22-2015 09:41 AM
  7. deserthi's Avatar
    So after all these comments, no one told him how to tell if the note 5 is unlocked!
    12-30-2015 01:36 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    So after all these comments, no one told him how to tell if the note 5 is unlocked!
    There isn't a way without popping in another sim
    12-31-2015 01:22 PM

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