1. neil74's Avatar
    The unlocked S8/S8+ are a pretty good deal stateside right now, any reason why one would not work ok in the U.K.?
    08-17-2017 08:41 AM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Given that it has all of the bands, I don't see why not. Some years ago I purchased a used, unlocked Rogers phone and it worked great with AT&T.
    anon(123856) likes this.
    08-18-2017 09:44 AM
  3. Wizzy's Avatar
    Any phone should work on a GSM network. CDMA, you might have to do your research.
    08-18-2017 06:08 PM
  4. neil74's Avatar
    Thanks all.

    The bands look fine was just wondering if there are any other considerations. I'm a sucker for a bargain!
    08-18-2017 08:44 PM
  5. mary beth hale's Avatar
    As long as you have a return option, go for it. Great pricing right now and the phone, in my experience, is a joy to use.
    neil74 likes this.
    08-20-2017 09:38 AM
  6. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Did you end up getting one?
    08-21-2017 10:41 PM
  7. neil74's Avatar
    Yes, at overĀ£200 cheaper and my holiday coming to an end I took a punt and picked one up at Best Buy.
    mgbosshogg and anon(123856) like this.
    08-21-2017 10:59 PM
  8. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Yes, at overĀ£200 cheaper and my holiday coming to an end I took a punt and picked one up at Best Buy.
    Could you let us know if it works for you? Hope so. It's a wonderful phone.
    anon(123856) likes this.
    08-24-2017 12:18 AM
  9. mary beth hale's Avatar
    That's wonderful. Showing LTE rather than 4g is normal for these phones. Hope you are enjoying it.
    08-24-2017 09:41 AM
  10. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    The unlocked S8/S8+ are a pretty good deal stateside right now, any reason why one would not work ok in the U.K.?
    Simple answer yes it will work in the UK. All you need is an activated SIM card. Carrier unlocked means that all LTE bands are unlocked. Even my Verizon S8+ will work in the UK.
    08-24-2017 08:17 PM
  11. neil74's Avatar
    Really pleased with it. Also whilst I have set it up differently anecdotally the standby battery seems better than the UK S8+ I had earlier in the year. Probably just how I have set it up though.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    08-25-2017 05:03 AM
  12. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Really pleased with it. Also whilst I have set it up differently anecdotally the standby battery seems better than the UK S8+ I had earlier in the year. Probably just how I have set it up though.
    Great to hear. VoWifi work with your UK carrier?
    I presume Volte does not as it requires carrier Fw.?
    08-30-2017 03:18 PM
  13. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I have VoLTE on my unlocked S8 using a Straight Talk Verizon SIM. Does an mvno count as a carrier?
    08-30-2017 05:16 PM
  14. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    I have VoLTE on my unlocked S8 using a Straight Talk Verizon SIM. Does an mvno count as a carrier?
    I had to flash my carriers Fw ( EE UK) for Volte to work on my unlocked S8. Although it remains unbranded otherwise. VoWifi worked out the box.
    Curious if my N8 will be the same. If it is, I hope sammobile etc hosts the firmware quickly after release.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    08-30-2017 06:39 PM
  15. neil74's Avatar
    Honestly do not know, I have never used VoWifi!
    09-04-2017 03:11 AM
  16. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Honestly do not know, I have never used VoWifi!
    Ha, I use it every day. Would not be without it.
    Spend a lot of time in IT bunkers.
    neil74 likes this.
    09-04-2017 03:37 PM

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