1. ekierk's Avatar
    Where is the cheapest place to buy this phone so I can buy it and unlock it myself and have it on Metro PCS? Also is Samsung Galaxy S4 Active almost the same as the Samsung Galaxy S4? I know there is a diffrence in cameras and waterproffing. Is there anymore major changes?
    07-28-2013 12:24 AM
  2. joshuadjohnson22's Avatar
    MetroPCD is a CDMA network so no that phone will not work on it. The best non-contract carrier will be straight talk. It uses tmobiles and AT&T's network and it is very cheap. You can pick up the sim conversion kit at your local walmart or online and pick up a AT&T S4 Active here or the international unlocked active here. You do not need to unlock it.

    The changes are the screen (LCD vs AMOLED) in my opinion the LCD is MUCH better. The camera is a step down, and it is missing a thermometer sensor.
    07-28-2013 08:11 AM
  3. ekierk's Avatar
    Metro PCS has combined with T-Mobile and you can bring an unlocked phone and it will work with gmd, http://www.metropcs.com/metro/static...=keepyourphone
    Can I buy it off AT&T for month to month plan and buy an unlocking code off eBay and then bring it to Metro PCS and get a sim card. It is so much cheaper of AT&T. I also like the sim card idea because I travel to other countries a lot so in that country I can just buy a sim card and use my phone
    07-28-2013 09:14 AM
  4. ekierk's Avatar
    Also I found this as the cheapest
    New in Box Samsung Galaxy s 4 Active SGH I537 16GB Gray at T S4 Smartphone | eBay

    Its the same price as the Sammsung Galaxy S4 on Metro PCS
    07-28-2013 09:17 AM
  5. joshuadjohnson22's Avatar
    Then call and ask, looks like if they say bring your own phone it should work... But in the past they were picky so hopefully they aren't anymore

    Straight talk looks cheaper in the long run for the same
    07-28-2013 04:06 PM
  6. ekierk's Avatar
    In your opinion which one has better service? Metro PCS sim card service uses T-mobile phone towers
    07-28-2013 07:29 PM
  7. joshuadjohnson22's Avatar
    Straight talk has the better network, it uses at&t and tmobile towers. No LTE but still an awesome deal
    07-29-2013 04:23 AM
  8. ekierk's Avatar
    Its about 400 with a cracked screen. About $520 brand new or lightly used. Its cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Metro PCS. If I buy one with a cracked screen it would cost about $30 dollars for a kit. So altogether it would be $430. The only thing is that I can't find a screen replacement kit. Does anyone know where to get a replacement screen kit for a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active?
    07-31-2013 12:44 PM
  9. joshuadjohnson22's Avatar
    08-01-2013 07:44 PM
  10. ekierk's Avatar
    Wow thats expensive, all I need is the screen, not the lcd
    08-03-2013 09:25 PM
  11. joshuadjohnson22's Avatar
    getting the LCD to separate from the glass is REALLY hard... if you get that one get the full digitizer.
    08-03-2013 09:55 PM
  12. moody1940's Avatar
    I called att to get my unlock code for my gs4 active with no problem

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-04-2013 05:03 PM
  13. kimbery010609's Avatar
    i have a question last week i bought a Samsung galaxy at metro pc but i travel every month to honduras and i want to unlock it so i can use it in usa and in honduras but i dont know how to do it can someone help me
    10-11-2013 10:35 AM
  14. floridarick's Avatar
    If you call your carrier & tell them you will be travailing out of the country they will give you an unlock code for free. It worked for att & t-mobile for me......
    10-15-2013 03:25 PM
  15. Shawnna Kenny Griefnow's Avatar
    I paid to unlock the att version s4 active with cell unlocker .net Cost me $29.99. I was able to activate on metro pcs no problem. Even had data but kept losing data connection. Since I have an s4 metro version I gave the s4 active the same apns as the metro s4 and regained data 4g LTE. Both are great phones. Screen is a touch better on the active and I like the rubber bumpers on the back at top and bottom. The actual physical keys instead of soft keys are a huge plus. It is still same size and thickness as the s4 (wont take same case though) so get a good case just for added protection. Also the att version of the active had 2 gb more user memory than the s4 (hubby needed the dust proof feature or I would have taken the active in a heart beat. Hope this info is still relevant and helpful to some one.
    03-04-2014 12:01 PM
  16. UnlockAgents's Avatar
    You should be able to unlock your phone for free from your service provider if you meet their requirements.
    04-28-2016 12:26 PM

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