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  1. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I just returned my AT&T S7 Edge and picked up an Unlocked US Version at Best Buy instead. Decided the quicker updates and lack of bloatware were more important to me than spreading the payments out over 13 years. Anyone else get the newly released unlocked version? If so why? I am looking to possibly unlock the bootloader and root if possible and also am noticing slightly better battery, especially when looking for some Pocket Monsters wondering about near my toilet. So far so good!
    07-12-2016 01:11 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    AFAIK the bootloader is just as locked as any other US version and not to be a party pooper but carriers have actually seen more updates than that model. A lot of people complaining that their Unlocked version is still on April Security patch when carrier versions have been updated to June or July.
    07-12-2016 03:08 PM
  3. rickms80's Avatar
    I just returned my AT&T S7 Edge and picked up an Unlocked US Version at Best Buy instead. Decided the quicker updates and lack of bloatware were more important to me than spreading the payments out over 13 years. Anyone else get the newly released unlocked version? If so why? I am looking to possibly unlock the bootloader and root if possible and also am noticing slightly better battery, especially when looking for some Pocket Monsters wondering about near my toilet. So far so good!
    Are you seeing VoLTE on you unlocked variant on at&t? This is a deal breaker for me with unlocked phones lately.
    07-12-2016 04:11 PM
  4. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Are you seeing VoLTE on you unlocked variant on at&t? This is a deal breaker for me with unlocked phones lately.
    Where would I check to see it? Calls sound crisp.
    07-12-2016 04:33 PM
  5. rickms80's Avatar
    Where would I check to see it? Calls sound crisp.
    Easy way to check is to check the network indicator while in a call. You might need to turn off Wifi. I'm not sure if this phone hides the network connection type while connected to wifi. If it still shows LTE while in a call then you're using VoLTE. If it drops to 4G/H then it's not using it.
    07-12-2016 04:48 PM
  6. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Easy way to check is to check the network indicator while in a call. You might need to turn off Wifi. I'm not sure if this phone hides the network connection type while connected to wifi. If it still shows LTE while in a call then you're using VoLTE. If it drops to 4G/H then it's not using it.
    It switched to H. So no VoLTE though I will do my best to find it lol
    07-12-2016 05:13 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Volte and wfc are the two things that it might not have.
    07-12-2016 05:59 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    07-12-2016 07:41 PM
  9. mikef91's Avatar
    Here they say WiFi Calling worked right out of the box for T-Mobile.
    Samsung gives the U.S. the perfect Galaxy S7 —*unlocked! | Android Central
    I have an unlocked US model and I am using it on the T-Mobile network. It does have WiFi calling. The issue could be with AT&T.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-12-2016 08:42 PM
  10. cdd543's Avatar
    Volte works fine on Verizon.
    07-12-2016 10:17 PM
  11. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Is there something I may need to do to activate it? I just made a phone call and saw it switch from LTE to HSPA+.
    07-13-2016 06:17 AM
  12. rickms80's Avatar
    Is there something I may need to do to activate it? I just made a phone call and saw it switch from LTE to HSPA+.
    If I knew that at&t allowed the unlocked version to use VoLTE I would suggest making sure you were using the correct APN and there wasn't an imei mismatch in their system.

    You're the only person to respond so far with at&t and you don't have the feature. You can call support to see if they have the correct imei and see if VoLTE is available. VoLTE with unlocked phones is a hit or miss with at&t. Mostly miss...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-13-2016 07:34 AM
  13. sangs's Avatar
    Volte works fine on Verizon.
    But WiFi Calling does not.
    07-13-2016 07:50 AM
  14. terp05's Avatar
    I bought it for reduced bloatware and speedy updates. Like was mentioned, no updates yet to speak of. Still running the May patch level on my phone.

    Also using AT&T and no VoLTE support.
    07-13-2016 08:33 PM
  15. trinichindian's Avatar
    I got the June update about two days after I bought the phone. Waiting on July update now.

    Posted via my Titanium S7 Edge!
    07-13-2016 08:35 PM
  16. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I got the June update about two days after I bought the phone. Waiting on July update now.

    Posted via my Titanium S7 Edge!
    You got the US Unlocked model and the June patch? Mmmm... weird, everyone I've heard talk about the US one says they're still on May. That would be one slooooow roll out.
    07-14-2016 01:02 AM
  17. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    A note for anyone purchasing on AT&T. When I got the phone I popped my sim in and did not have any data. I spoke with a rep and had them add my IMEI and I still did not have data. When I got off with the rep they apparently switched my IMEI to something random and that gave me data. I tried getting them to update the IMEI at the store to the correct one and could not connect to data there so they put another random IMEI on the account. It is kind of silly and very annoying that the IMEI will not take in their system. They seem to not want us to "Bring our own phones" like they advertise on their site. AT&T is awful in my opinion, but they're the lesser of two evils between Verison and AT&T so I am forced to be with them. T-Mobile is terrible where I live and Sprint is a joke in general.
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    07-14-2016 08:12 AM
  18. trinichindian's Avatar
    You got the US Unlocked model and the June patch? Mmmm... weird, everyone I've heard talk about the US one says they're still on May. That would be one slooooow roll out.
    I'm not in the US, but in the Caribbean.

    Posted via my Titanium S7 Edge!
    07-14-2016 04:28 PM
  19. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I'm not in the US, but in the Caribbean.

    Posted via my Titanium S7 Edge!
    Ah, that explains it! Yeah, the updates seem to have been better for the International Unlocked version than for the US one... which is why many have been up in arms about it. And with good reason: you're supposed to get faster updates than carrier phones, and to see the US unlocked version be one or two patches behind their carrier counterparts, is just not cool for unlocked owners.
    07-14-2016 04:43 PM
  20. bhatech's Avatar
    Ah, that explains it! Yeah, the updates seem to have been better for the International Unlocked version than for the US one... which is why many have been up in arms about it. And with good reason: you're supposed to get faster updates than carrier phones, and to see the US unlocked version be one or two patches behind their carrier counterparts, is just not cool for unlocked owners.
    Yep and I don't understand why it's tough to push the updates for the US unlocked model. If they have to develop/ prepare security updates individually for each variant of the S7 then that's terrible software design. The guy in charge should be fired for developing such tightly coupled systems.
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    07-14-2016 10:47 PM
  21. gtg465x's Avatar
    Someone let us know if you get an update notification on the US unlocked version.
    07-15-2016 12:42 AM
  22. bhatech's Avatar
    Someone let us know if you get an update notification on the US unlocked version.
    Sure.. Hopefully that will be soon
    07-15-2016 08:20 AM
  23. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yep and I don't understand why it's tough to push the updates for the US unlocked model. If they have to develop/ prepare security updates individually for each variant of the S7 then that's terrible software design. The guy in charge should be fired for developing such tightly coupled systems.
    And now you know why Android fragmentation IS a thing. Nope, it's not as simple and Android itself is largely to blame, but each hardware variant and manufacturer customization to the OS makes things even more complicated.
    07-15-2016 11:56 AM
  24. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Good day all. I saw an article that the S7 and Edge on Verizon and T-mobile both got their July security updates this past week. My unlocked Edge still has the May update. Am I missing something? When I check it says I have the most up to date software. Any advice would be awesome. Thanks everyone!
    07-17-2016 12:11 PM
  25. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    What version do you have and what is its CSC?
    07-17-2016 01:16 PM
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