1. brancross's Avatar
    I know if I pay the full price in att store they will give me a unlock code to use it in other GSM carries, is it the same from Samsung?
    08-26-2017 08:36 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Samsung make phones (amongst other things).
    They do not provide network service or sim cards...
    You can buy unlocked phones, or you can unlock carrier locked ones if the carrier is willing to do so.
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    08-27-2017 06:27 AM
  3. aokusman1's Avatar
    I know if I pay the full price in att store they will give me a unlock code to use it in other GSM carries, is it the same from Samsung?
    no it's an Att phone that you unlocked. The one from Samsung is the unlocked version. Won't have any Att apps etc.
    08-27-2017 06:29 AM
  4. brancross's Avatar
    no it's an Att phone that you unlocked. The one from Samsung is the unlocked version. Won't have any Att apps etc.
    Yes it does have the att apps from Samsung I already confirmed
    08-27-2017 08:13 AM
  5. gvndeb60's Avatar
    The S8 Active is currently an AT&T exclusive. So no matter where you buy it, it will have AT&T apps and be SIM locked to AT&T.
    If you buy it from Samsung.com you will still have to SIM unlock it, same as if you buy a normal AT&T S8 directly from Samsung.com.
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    08-27-2017 07:31 PM
  6. gvndeb60's Avatar
    no it's an Att phone that you unlocked. The one from Samsung is the unlocked version. Won't have any Att apps etc.
    This is not correct. The only S8 Active that Samsung makes is an AT&T variant.
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    08-27-2017 07:33 PM
  7. Centerman66's Avatar
    This is not correct. The only S8 Active that Samsung makes is an AT&T variant.
    I'm sure Samsung makes all manner of S8 Actives but currently they are only selling the AT&T variant.

    I bought one for my wife from Samsung.com. It is the AT&T variant with all manner of AT&T bloat.
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    08-27-2017 10:44 PM
  8. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I'm sure Samsung makes all manner of S8 Actives but currently they are only selling the AT&T variant.

    I bought one for my wife from Samsung.com. It is the AT&T variant with all manner of AT&T bloat.
    I am hoping they do this year and would consider purchasing one. I am still a little worried about updates as they ha e routinely ignored the Active line in years past(at least when I had the S6 Active).
    08-28-2017 06:07 AM
  9. Centerman66's Avatar
    I am hoping they do this year and would consider purchasing one. I am still a little worried about updates as they ha e routinely ignored the Active line in years past(at least when I had the S6 Active).
    We want Wayne Simmons back.
    08-28-2017 09:37 AM
  10. jimd1050's Avatar
    We want Wayne Simmons back.
    is it Sim free if fully paid from Samsung?-laugh.jpg ...that should be Simmonds, no? And this is S8 Active, not Hockey... from a Bruins guy!
    08-28-2017 10:47 AM
  11. Centerman66's Avatar
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ID:	266574 ...that should be Simmonds, no? And this is S8 Active, not Hockey... from a Bruins guy!
    Simmonds. Yes. Spell check.
    08-28-2017 11:42 AM
  12. gvndeb60's Avatar
    We want Wayne Simmons back.
    All sales final
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ID:	266574 ...that should be Simmonds, no? And this is S8 Active, not Hockey... from a Bruins guy!
    Ewwww
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    08-28-2017 12:04 PM
  13. PGrey's Avatar
    Something not being considered (by some anyway, based on responses), is that this variant is also released with the AT&T firmware, so any updates must come from AT&T.
    This usually involves some waiting (typically longer than Samsung's already slow releases, and the Active line does seem to get "forgotten" in this regard, being low-volume), and if you're on another carrier because you've unlocked, a pretty big headache...

    I really want one of these, for all the hardware (and mostly current s/w) reasons, but right now my 6P is running Oreo, and I've seen projections into the spring of next year, for the S8 Active, something to think about anyway...
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    09-11-2017 01:07 PM
  14. jimd1050's Avatar
    Something not being considered (by some anyway, based on responses), is that this variant is also released with the AT&T firmware, so any updates must come from AT&T.
    This usually involves some waiting (typically longer than Samsung's already slow releases, and the Active line does seem to get "forgotten" in this regard, being low-volume), and if you're on another carrier because you've unlocked, a pretty big headache...

    I really want one of these, for all the hardware (and mostly current s/w) reasons, but right now my 6P is running Oreo, and I've seen projections into the spring of next year, for the S8 Active, something to think about anyway...
    ...but I think if Samsung creates an Unlocked version for other carriers, it'll be up to those carriers when to update, NOT AT&T! It's going to have a totally different Model Number... or Suffix anyway!
    09-11-2017 04:45 PM
  15. PGrey's Avatar
    ...but I think if Samsung creates an Unlocked version for other carriers, it'll be up to those carriers when to update, NOT AT&T! It's going to have a totally different Model Number... or Suffix anyway!
    Most likely it'll be up to Samsung, for the "unlocked" version.
    This seems good, in principle, but on the S7 Active Samsung really drug their heels on Nougat, not sure about their timeframe for Oreo. The "other" S7 variants had Nougat many months earlier.
    Samsung has supposedly adopted a new model for updates, abstracting their changes and the core components, so I guess we'll see...
    09-12-2017 02:24 PM
  16. jimd1050's Avatar
    Most likely it'll be up to Samsung, for the "unlocked" version.
    This seems good, in principle, but on the S7 Active Samsung really drug their heels on Nougat, not sure about their timeframe for Oreo. The "other" S7 variants had Nougat many months earlier.
    Samsung has supposedly adopted a new model for updates, abstracting their changes and the core components, so I guess we'll see...
    Yeah, I was actually running Nougat sideloaded from XDA Developers Forum on my S7 Active, well before Samsung finally got around to updating us. So much so, that it was a royal PITA for me to go back to an early Marsmallow version, then work my way back to where I needed to be (like 6 updates) for the actual Nougat OTA from AT&T when it finally came out!
    09-12-2017 03:26 PM

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