1. Bobinnv's Avatar
    I'm just trying to understand how things work with Samsung. I have an iPhone 6 right now, and I'm thinking of switching to the S7E.

    Prior to the iPhone, I had a Nexus 4. The similarity between my two previous phones is that they were unlocked - not tied to a carrier. So I got my updates directly from Google or Apple, and I could easily switch carriers, which I did, from AT&T prepaid to T-Mobile prepaid. The iPhone even works with both CDMA and GSM carriers, I don't remember if the N4 did or not.

    So with Samsung, it appears there is no unlocked version of the S7. But you can buy the international version, though it won't work with Samsung Pay. Or you can buy the Verizon version, and stick a T-Mobile SIM in it, and it will work, but probably won't support wifi calling or the right Bands or some other T-Mobile exclusive.. so in general, there isn't any way to get an S7 that is carrier independent, is that right?

    In the past, has Samsung sold true carrier unlocked phones like Apple or Google does? Or is there any reason to think they will in the future? TIA.
    03-22-2016 02:47 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Samsung hasn't sold a unlocked official usa model in the past
    03-22-2016 02:59 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Not since long before AMPS was shut down. And they probably didn't make cellphones back in 1983 anyway.
    03-22-2016 03:21 PM

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