1. evperry's Avatar
    Anyone find any tricks to this or know the best deals out there?

    Can I buy it from tmobile for full price and then cancel service postpaid and then pay to unlock and then do prepaid?

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    07-11-2013 08:31 AM
  2. SenseMonkey's Avatar
    Why cancel? T-Mobile is already a pre paid carrier. You wont be locked into a contract buying the phone full price from them.

    From my Sammy Galaxy S4
    07-11-2013 08:44 AM
  3. mhinc's Avatar
    Anyone find any tricks to this or know the best deals out there?

    Can I buy it from tmobile for full price and then cancel service postpaid and then pay to unlock and then do prepaid?

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    It's illegal to unlock a cell phone in the United States now, unless it's done by the provider. I would guess AT&T wouldn't be to keen on helping you with an unlock if you screw them over like that.
    If you want an unlocked S4 you are going to pay between 600 and 650 on places like ebay and craigs list.
    Or you could move to Canada when unlocking is still a freedom we have here, kind of like downloading torrents
    God I love my Country
    07-11-2013 09:05 AM
  4. planoman's Avatar
    Least expensive and s4 do not go together.

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    07-11-2013 09:10 AM
  5. evperry's Avatar
    I have a prepaid account already, I don't need 2.

    So if I buy it postpaid all I do is pop in my old sim?

    Then I gotta goto unlock it and an unlock vendor?

    And then let the postpaid expire?

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    07-11-2013 09:11 AM
  6. evperry's Avatar
    So those unlock companies are all based outside of US?

    Anyway, I can't quite move to Canada right now (I do like your snowboarding mountains and healthcare) as I am finishing up some projects here in NYC.

    Tmobile is selling this phone for 579... If I buy it and then pop in my tmobile prepaid sim will that work?

    I should know this stuff by now but I am new to the sim card world. Former Verizon, sprint guy.

    It's illegal to unlock a cell phone in the United States now, unless it's done by the provider. I would guess AT&T wouldn't be to keen on helping you with an unlock if you screw them over like that.
    If you want an unlocked S4 you are going to pay between 600 and 650 on places like ebay and craigs list.
    Or you could move to Canada when unlocking is still a freedom we have here, kind of like downloading torrents
    God I love my Country


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    07-11-2013 09:18 AM
  7. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    I got my i9500 on Ebay from Newegg for $575 brand new - $550 - $600 seems to be about the going rate for a fully unlocked i9500 or i9505 with no carrier bullsh*t.
    07-11-2013 09:56 AM
  8. evperry's Avatar
    Does the 9500 have the LTE for tmobile?

    I got my i9500 on Ebay from Newegg for $575 brand new - $550 - $600 seems to be about the going rate for a fully unlocked i9500 or i9505 with no carrier bullsh*t.


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    07-11-2013 10:20 AM
  9. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    Does the 9500 have the LTE for tmobile?





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    i9500 has octa core but no LTE support.

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    07-11-2013 10:33 AM
  10. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    Does the 9500 have the LTE for tmobile?

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    No - but I've been getting 6+ on AT&T, which is faster than my cable modem.

    And I've never seen the i9500 lag - not once - which is a complaint I hear is common on other GS4s.
    07-11-2013 10:48 AM
  11. evperry's Avatar
    LTE is active in my area for tmobile. All I wanna do is test to see if the signal penetrate better than hspa +. If it does then I was gonna keep the phone.

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    07-11-2013 11:24 AM
  12. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    LTE is active in my area for tmobile. All I wanna do is test to see if the signal penetrate better than hspa +. If it does then I was gonna keep the phone.

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    Then you would want to get the i9505. It has LTE support.

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    07-11-2013 11:37 AM
  13. evperry's Avatar
    Got it.

    Thanks.

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    07-12-2013 10:44 PM
  14. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    Got it.

    Thanks.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    Sure. I have a i9505 too.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    07-13-2013 12:46 AM

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