1. donm527's Avatar
    AT&T subscriber here: When buying a new phone for personal use I have a choice to buy it from AT&T or buy from Verizon. Since Verizon phones are automatically GSM unlocked you can pop in a At&T sim and go.

    Has worked well in past using iPhone 6 and has advantage where you can use any other GSM carrier or got another country and not have to worry about unlocking it. If I get an At&T phone it's locked on AT&T.

    So I'm wondering from owners of past Samsung models on each carrier... are there any other advantages in buying a Verizon S8 for AT&T over an AT&T S8?

    Which carrier has better record of pushing updates to Samsungs? Pushing them faster? Which is better on bloatware (heard At&T is worse)? Phone from one carrier support more bands for other carriers than another? Any other advantages I'm not thinking of?
    04-12-2017 09:24 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    I'd never buy an Android phone for one carrier to use on another carrier. Not worth the hassle.
    20blks, donm527 and bhatech like this.
    04-12-2017 09:26 PM
  3. ZayMoney's Avatar
    att is way worse for bloatware. and im not sure if you will get LTE becuase att and verizon does not share the same bands. i know iphone you will get lte but i doubt it with an android device
    donm527 likes this.
    04-12-2017 09:27 PM
  4. donm527's Avatar
    Hmm... I was concerned might not be as simple with Android phones over iPhones and require much more research. :/ in end not end of world sticking with At&T and not unlocking it for travel or other carriers. Thx.
    ZayMoney likes this.
    04-12-2017 10:00 PM
  5. aokusman's Avatar
    I'm currently using H20 and I ordered the Verizon version because it's unlocked. Next month i may switch to simple mobile for a free phone then switch to cricket for another free phone. I've never used Verizon but my past 7 phones have all been Verizon branded.
    04-12-2017 10:33 PM

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