1. CincyGuy's Avatar
    I bought by s8 from Samsung for T-mo (paid for the phone up front in full) so it has the T-mo apps pre-loaded on it. I was clicking around in the general T-mo account app the other day and saw an option to request an unlock code for the phone.

    My question is whether or not I should unlock it. Will it make getting updates slower or faster, or have any other benefit or drawback? Or will it make no difference whatsoever? Just curious if someone else has done this and can comment, thanks.
    09-10-2017 02:58 PM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    I bought by s8 from Samsung for T-mo (paid for the phone up front in full) so it has the T-mo apps pre-loaded on it. I was clicking around in the general T-mo account app the other day and saw an option to request an unlock code for the phone.

    My question is whether or not I should unlock it. Will it make getting updates slower or faster, or have any other benefit or drawback? Or will it make no difference whatsoever? Just curious if someone else has done this and can comment, thanks.
    I think you'd still get the updates. If I didn't owe I would definitely unlock it. Makes for a quicker sale when or if you plan to sell it.
    09-10-2017 03:24 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    I bought by s8 from Samsung for T-mo (paid for the phone up front in full) so it has the T-mo apps pre-loaded on it. I was clicking around in the general T-mo account app the other day and saw an option to request an unlock code for the phone.

    My question is whether or not I should unlock it. Will it make getting updates slower or faster, or have any other benefit or drawback? Or will it make no difference whatsoever? Just curious if someone else has done this and can comment, thanks.
    It will do nothing different to the phone except allow non- T-Mobile SIM cards to work in it.
    cass_m likes this.
    09-10-2017 03:36 PM
  4. cass_m's Avatar
    I would unlock if it's no charge. I bought mine from Samsung and it came with an unlock code which I promptly applied.
    09-10-2017 04:17 PM
  5. amyf27's Avatar
    I would unlock if it's no charge. I bought mine from Samsung and it came with an unlock code which I promptly applied.
    Tmobile doesn't charge to unlock. I've unlocked several of my past phones. If daughter goes back to her iPhone when the replacement comes in, I may unlock the 7edge and sell it. Son is using my s8+ so we've got an extra phone.
    09-10-2017 04:53 PM
  6. CincyGuy's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the info!
    09-11-2017 05:28 AM

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