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  1. timnancyk's Avatar
    You will need to add T-Mobiles APN into your phone settings and turn off Verizons. Go to Settings > More Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names (APNs) and add a new one by hitting the "+" and call it T-Mobile. Use T-Mobiles APN settings here: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-28474

    Once you do this, you will be able to use your data to go online, otherwise you're stuck using WiFi.

    I went into an AT&T store and watched the tech guy do this to my Verizon phone so that it will work with AT&T. Just added AT&Ts APN and I was good.

    Hope this helps.
    01-25-2017 02:19 PM
  2. timnancyk's Avatar
    You are correct. I have a Galaxy S5 from Verizon that was given to me and all I had to do is pop in my AT&T SIM card and add AT&Ts APN data settings and the phone is good. Yes, you get the annoying "SIM card is not from Verizon" notification. Not sure how to get rid of that.

    On another note, how do I now get a software update? When I try to do this, it try's to connect to Verizon to get the software update and fails.
    01-25-2017 02:25 PM
  3. timnancyk's Avatar
    How do you do a Software Update?

    I have a Verizon S5 and use it with AT&T using the same APN settings but phone try's to connect to Verizon when trying to do a Software Update.

    Any ideas?
    01-25-2017 02:34 PM
  4. whocares17's Avatar
    Your post is BS because Verizon 4g phones are never locked due to an agreement with the FCC. I have a Verizon note 4 and I use it on T-Mobile. I also get the Sim card is not from Verizon message but the phone still works.
    Um not true I have Verizon Galaxy S5 which is 4GLTE wont work with my net zero sim
    11-13-2017 11:05 PM
  5. Srizvi1's Avatar
    EDIT - Turns out, the phone IS actually unlocked.. it just pops up this very annoying message every time..

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    Oh wow, I kept calling Verizon and complaining, telling them that my old S5 is locked even though they were telling me that it's unlocked. Then I came across this post.

    I went through the setup with the t-mobile sim in there and sure enough it worked. As soon as I got through, I saw the text messages that were sent to that SIM while I was activating the line. Then I called t-mobile and the tech support walked me through all the settings to input so I can use the internet.

    The only thing bugging me is that the updates to the phone weren't automatically sent over the air. I activated this other t-mobile line and setup this old S5 for my mom who's traveling overseas tomorrow. Hopefully nothing gets thrown out of whack as she lands in different countries. I'm hoping she won't need to deal with getting local sims where she is since T-mobile allows international roaming (just on 2g).
    11-27-2017 06:36 PM
  6. CuriousMe6987's Avatar
    I have a S5 SM-G900V. I don't currently have a contract with Verizon (I'm month-to-month prepaid) and I bought the phone outright in the beginning.

    I'm going to southern Africa with the Peace Corps for two years and would love to just use this phone there. From what I'm reading here, I should be able to just put in a SIM from the carrier there?

    Thanks in advance!
    02-28-2018 08:26 AM
  7. ironass's Avatar
    I have a S5 SM-G900V. I don't currently have a contract with Verizon (I'm month-to-month prepaid) and I bought the phone outright in the beginning.

    I'm going to southern Africa with the Peace Corps for two years and would love to just use this phone there. From what I'm reading here, I should be able to just put in a SIM from the carrier there?

    Thanks in advance!
    The Galaxy S5 carrier model for Verizon is based on their old CDMA network and U.S. 4G/LTE bands which are not generally compatible with the rest of the world on GSM. Therefore, you will probably find that it is not able to function fully on the majority of networks worldwide. See... https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTo...onal_Park.html. Give Verizon a call and seek their opinion.
    02-28-2018 03:37 PM
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