1. ramnitb's Avatar
    Ello guys!

    Sorry if this is a noob question but I was wondering if it is possible to unlock a sprint samsung galaxy s3 and use it on At&t's network? Is this possible? I found a cheap deal on the phone but I am not with sprint so not sure if I should buy it. Let me know, Thanks
    09-26-2012 06:21 PM
  2. enik's Avatar
    No because sprint uses an internal simcard. You'd have to find a way to unlock it and essentially rewrite the internal sim to match an unused at&t sim. To my knowledge that's not gonna happen

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    09-26-2012 06:27 PM
  3. ramnitb's Avatar
    Oh that sucks !!! lol

    thanks for the reply
    09-26-2012 06:43 PM
  4. gogators1974's Avatar
    No sim doesn't mattery.. Ones cdma and one is gsm..

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    09-26-2012 09:55 PM
  5. enik's Avatar
    No sim doesn't mattery.. Ones cdma and one is gsm..

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    Sim totally matters. Every Verizon phone that came out within the past 6 months can roam globally. You can even flash the bionic to at&t.

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    09-27-2012 05:51 AM
  6. vincent08's Avatar
    Samsung from Sprint does not have IMEI number and therefore it can't be unlocked.
    07-02-2013 06:10 AM
  7. josearmz10789's Avatar
    Samsung from Sprint does not have IMEI number and therefore it can't be unlocked.
    All phones have imei my S4 has one.

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    07-02-2013 07:53 AM
  8. gollum18's Avatar
    Yeah well the sprint s3 only carries the band's for sprints network and shares 1 with Verizon. You can do this with the s4 but not the s3. As the s3 sim is one of those non removable cdma only sims. If you open up the back of your phone, you'll find it buried under your info tag behind your battery. Warning: taking that tag off will void your warranty, as sprint to will assume you tried to remove the sim.

    Sprint GS3 Running TN's Msg and Chubbs
    07-02-2013 08:18 AM
  9. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Sim totally matters. Every Verizon phone that came out within the past 6 months can roam globally. You can even flash the bionic to at&t.

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    Verizon GS3s include a GSM radio. Sprint GS3s do not. It doesn't matter what you do with a SIM, you'll never get a Sprint GS3 to connect to a GSM network. Period.
    07-05-2013 10:50 AM

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