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  1. Brian White3's Avatar
    Great. I think the two things I’m looking for is smoother and less bloat
    I bought two factory unlocked S8 units on the Samsung website last week during the BOGO promotion. Selling one in the box to bring down the cost of the phone one 😁 and I can confirm both WiFi calling and VoLTE work great or of the box on T-Mo. On the June 1 patch as well. I am also seeing a lot of Band 2 in my area now where I never saw that before. the top mavbar also indicates "LTE+" a lot now and my speed Hoover around 80-100 Mbps. Very nice! No carrier bloat for me, and I'll take lagging updates for that. Love this phone.
    07-24-2017 09:55 AM
  2. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Any update to hide the nav bar yet?
    07-24-2017 10:45 AM
  3. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Any updates on the July patch???
    07-24-2017 10:57 AM
  4. mikef91's Avatar
    Can any with the unlocked version on T-Mobile tell me if you have Mobile Hotspot, and if it works? Im about to flash the unlocked version and thats the only thing I cant find an answer on.
    Yes, hotspot works on mine as well.
    07-24-2017 07:47 PM
  5. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Now that the T-Mobile app finally unlocked my device, Ive flashed back to the unlocked software. The smart call feature is so much nicer than 3rd party apps. Bloat never bothered me because of Package Disabler but it is nice to not have alot to add to it. I'll be monitoring the cell signal since that was a problem I had with the unlocked version before.

    Its nice being able to flash back and forth between variants so easily.
    07-29-2017 01:24 PM
  6. Dconn1975's Avatar
    I actually flashed my sprint S8 to stock so that it appears that I bought it directly from Samsung unlocked and carrier branding free. I could not stand having the sprint bloat ware and the sprint start up screen. It actually worked too. I had just gotten the latest update from sprint about the nav bar and when I flashed it it took that update away from me which I just received it back yesterday. I love having an unlocked branded free phone. Much better and more space out of the box. I just for such a good deal from sprint that I initially went with them but I knew I'd be flashing sprint off my phone. So now I've got a totally unlocked carrier free just like I bought it from Samsung phone but in an arctic silver color which I believe this combo can't be had this way if you buy directly from Samsung. I'm super stoked about that.
    07-29-2017 04:51 PM
  7. anon(10185658)'s Avatar
    Anyone using it on Verizon? Does, wifi calling work on it and visual voicemail?
    07-29-2017 07:42 PM
  8. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    got my updated today, 7/29/17 unlocked US on T-Mobile
    07-29-2017 07:46 PM
  9. kurtd's Avatar
    According to some specs online, the Unlocked version is missing LTE band 66 for t-mobile so is it better to buy the carrier version, then unlock and flash? If so, what do you use to flash firmware versions?
    10-10-2017 12:18 AM
  10. pduffer's Avatar
    According to some specs online, the Unlocked version is missing LTE band 66 for t-mobile so is it better to buy the carrier version, then unlock and flash? If so, what do you use to flash firmware versions?
    My understanding is the unlocked version can be used with any carrier. All you need is the proper Sim and it will download and configure.
    10-10-2017 09:34 PM
  11. torbach1's Avatar
    According to some specs online, the Unlocked version is missing LTE band 66 for t-mobile so is it better to buy the carrier version, then unlock and flash? If so, what do you use to flash firmware versions?
    I don't believe any of the Notes have the new LTE band for rural areas. The first phone to have those is the LG V30.
    10-10-2017 09:36 PM
  12. kurtd's Avatar
    I don't believe any of the Notes have the new LTE band for rural areas. The first phone to have those is the LG V30.
    You're thinking of lte band 71 600 mhz. T-Mobile did say the LG V30 was the first phone to have that band but I haven't seen a single site list it in the specs so not sure if it has it or not.

    Notice the band differences between the S8 TMO version and Unlocked version:

    S8 G950T (T-Mobile)
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)

    S8 G950U (Unlocked US)
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

    Can anyone confirm if changing the sim or firmware really changes the lte bands?
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