1. fjd726's Avatar
    Anybody have any luck using a Verizon S8 on Tmobile? Looking to get one at Best Buy and they don't carry the Tmobile version. Curious if it has the same bands or not.
    05-06-2017 12:32 PM
  2. daddyd302's Avatar
    Just curious why you want a Verizon model if you're gonna use it on T-Mobile? Why not wait for the unlock model if you want to bring to any network you want. I know the Iphone is unlocked if you buy it on Verizon but I'm not sure if that's true for the S8.
    05-06-2017 12:42 PM
  3. fjd726's Avatar
    Because the unlocked model isn't available yet.
    05-06-2017 12:44 PM
  4. daddyd302's Avatar
    If you're going on T-Mobile why not use T-Mobile's S8? The only way to find out for sure is to ask T-Mobile otherwise you may get stuck with the restocking fee if Best Buy has one.
    05-06-2017 12:50 PM
  5. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I can't say for sure that it will work, but both the Note 5 and S7 from Verizon do. I used my Verizon S7 on Tmobile prepaid for nearly 6 months, worked fine and seemed to have no problems with towers.

    However I wouldn't recommend it, without Verizon service you won't get updates. I had to put mine back on Verizon to get nougat, even the monthly security updates won't come.
    05-06-2017 01:44 PM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    It'll work. The GSM isn't locked, so that part will work. I don't know about LTE though. T-Mobile uses different LTE bans than Verizon. Worst case would be HSPA+ instead of LTE.

    Updates will be problematic though.
    05-06-2017 03:31 PM

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