09-17-2017 01:16 PM
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  1. nizmoz's Avatar
    What do I lose/gain by going either way? Need to know quickly! Thanks!
    08-24-2017 07:38 AM
  2. Lepa79's Avatar
    You will not have wifi calling. ATT only enable that on AT&T phones. I think that's it.

    Only thing you will gain is not having all AT&T bloat on the unlocked phone. U have to decide what is more important for you. For me, I need to have wifi calling.
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    08-24-2017 07:56 AM
  3. nizmoz's Avatar
    You will not have wifi calling. ATT only enable that on AT&T phones. I think that's it.

    Only thing you will gain is not having all AT&T bloat on the unlocked phone. U have to decide what is more important for you. For me, I need to have wifi calling.
    Yeah, I’ve never used the wifi calling. I believe you have to activate that too. So I know I don’t have it. So getting the unlocked maybe a better idea then.
    08-24-2017 08:20 AM
  4. Serkle K's Avatar
    Yeah, I’ve never used the wifi calling. I believe you have to activate that too. So I know I don’t have it. So getting the unlocked maybe a better idea then.
    I never thought WiFi calling was a big deal until I had a device that supported it, and then I realized how helpful and necessary it was for me... FWIW, I did ask a couple CSR in support chats if they would support the WiFi calling feature on a direct from factory unlocked device, and they said as long as the device is supported by AT&T's network, it should work.
    08-24-2017 08:28 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    You will not have wifi calling. ATT only enable that on AT&T phones. I think that's it.

    Only thing you will gain is not having all AT&T bloat on the unlocked phone. U have to decide what is more important for you. For me, I need to have wifi calling.
    No WiFi calling or VoLTE / HD Voice (IIRC).
    08-24-2017 08:37 AM
  6. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    Who talks on the phones anymore? Such an archaic form of communication. lol
    08-24-2017 01:10 PM
  7. CTREV21's Avatar
    Never used wifi calling. I use straight talk on the AT&T network. Wonder if that would still work with unlocked version. Screw the Bloat!
    08-24-2017 02:59 PM
  8. SpaceJamzz's Avatar
    does wi fi callling include video calls to another samsung users?
    08-27-2017 11:28 PM
  9. justin1578's Avatar
    Unlocked version means no HD/Volte, as pointed out above. What that means in real terms:

    No HD voice, possibly an issue if using a tower that is having 3G issues
    No wifi calling - a big deal for some people who live in a low reception area
    No video calling - many ways around this, have not seen too many people actual use this because of the limitations

    With some connectivity/phone issues the support can be limited. If you travel internationally or want freedom to swap carriers at random, get the unlocked. Otherwise the carrier software enhanced version will be a better choice.
    08-28-2017 08:05 AM
  10. jimd1050's Avatar
    Unlocked Note 8 or AT&T carrier one from AT&T?-laugh_b.jpg
    Who talks on the phones anymore? Such an archaic form of communication. lol
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    08-28-2017 11:30 AM
  11. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I use my phone as a phone maybe three times a month. my usage is tied to everything else with web text and email being the most important since it's my business phone.
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    08-28-2017 11:33 AM
  12. trido#AC's Avatar
    Just unlocked my ATT Note 8 am I correct that only lets it work on ATT and Tmobile? Will not work Verizon and Sprint?

    thanks
    09-13-2017 06:37 PM
  13. brancross's Avatar
    Just unlocked my ATT Note 8 am I correct that only lets it work on ATT and Tmobile? Will not work Verizon and Sprint?

    thanks
    How did you unlock it? And yes it will work in att and TMobile only
    09-13-2017 09:42 PM
  14. pavvento's Avatar
    I have the unlocked version and can't get visual voicemail to work. The rep I chatted with said she provisioned my line for it as the note but I'm going to call in tomorrow.
    09-13-2017 09:54 PM
  15. DamianP's Avatar
    Are you using the ATT visual vm app?? Thats the only way it will work on an unlocked phone vs integrated in the phone app on an ATT locked version. The ATT visual voicemail app works fine on my unlocked S8Plus.

    I have the unlocked version and can't get visual voicemail to work. The rep I chatted with said she provisioned my line for it as the note but I'm going to call in tomorrow.
    pavvento likes this.
    09-13-2017 10:46 PM
  16. trido#AC's Avatar
    Since I bought via Samsung direct ATT unlocked it , received unlock code from ATT.


    How did you unlock it? And yes it will work in att and TMobile only
    09-14-2017 10:09 AM
  17. ahhChu's Avatar
    No bloatware was a big reason why I chose the Unlocked version
    09-14-2017 11:09 AM
  18. Ken in CA's Avatar
    Upgraded to an unlocked Note 8 from an ATT S7 Edge. After data transfer, I noted that the visual vicemail app did not transfer over. I searched for the app in the Google store but could not find it. Any help is appreciated.
    09-14-2017 01:20 PM
  19. natehoy's Avatar
    Upgraded to an unlocked Note 8 from an ATT S7 Edge. After data transfer, I noted that the visual vicemail app did not transfer over. I searched for the app in the Google store but could not find it. Any help is appreciated.
    As far as I know, that's another carrier-specific feature to add to the list of "things only available on carrier models". You'd have to get the installer from AT&T and I don't know if they will provide it for phones they don't sell themselves.
    09-14-2017 02:25 PM
  20. pavvento's Avatar
    Are you using the ATT visual vm app?? Thats the only way it will work on an unlocked phone vs integrated in the phone app on an ATT locked version. The ATT visual voicemail app works fine on my unlocked S8Plus.
    Thanks! Just downloaded it by searching for visual voicemail and it works great!
    09-14-2017 04:07 PM
  21. Ken in CA's Avatar
    Thanks! Just downloaded it by searching for visual voicemail and it works great!
    Where was this downloaded from?

    Regards
    09-14-2017 04:08 PM
  22. JREwing's Avatar
    The lack of premium features from AT&T on unlocked devices is a big reason why I switched to T-Mobile. To me, it's criminal what AT&T can get away with.
    I've got a Note 8 unlocked coming and can't wait to get all those premium features from T-Mobile.
    09-14-2017 04:13 PM
  23. jjinal's Avatar
    Thanks! Just downloaded it by searching for visual voicemail and it works great!
    I agree. I'm using the AT&T VM app on a Sony XA1 Ultra and it works better than ever. Glad to see AT&T is still updating the app.
    09-14-2017 04:19 PM
  24. pavvento's Avatar
    Where was this downloaded from?

    Regards
    The Play store. I'll see if I can get a link.
    09-14-2017 10:55 PM
  25. pavvento's Avatar
    Where was this downloaded from?

    Regards
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...le.android.vvm

    That's the app I use.
    09-14-2017 10:56 PM
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