1. luohan's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the Verizon Samsung S4 will work on T-Mobile? I have the Verizon version and looking to use it on T-Mobile prepaid $30 option. Do I just buy the T-Mobile sim card? Will voice/sms/LTE data work? TIA
    06-07-2013 02:47 PM
  2. Sarah_Kirschbaum's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the Verizon Samsung S4 will work on T-Mobile? I have the Verizon version and looking to use it on T-Mobile prepaid $30 option. Do I just buy the T-Mobile sim card? Will voice/sms/LTE data work? TIA
    T-Mobile's own website frequently sells the prepaid SIM cards for free or 99 cents. (regular and micro SIM)

    I use them in my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 with no issues. No root needed. Should be the same for the S4.
    06-07-2013 02:52 PM
  3. luohan's Avatar
    Thanks Sarah. So sms/mms and LTE service will work right?
    06-07-2013 02:57 PM
  4. pinatiger's Avatar
    T-Mobile is a GSM network so only compatible with AT&T. Not ESN like Sprint and Verizon

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    06-12-2013 01:10 PM
  5. Orical's Avatar
    T-Mobile's own website frequently sells the prepaid SIM cards for free or 99 cents. (regular and micro SIM)

    I use them in my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 with no issues. No root needed. Should be the same for the S4.
    I'm not sure if that's exactly true, aside from the GSM standard meaning Att and Tmobile are GSM networks so they work on each others but Sprint and Verizon are closer in hardware.

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    06-13-2013 01:47 AM
  6. blacknight1114's Avatar
    Tmo and att are gsm networks. Verizon, sprint, u.s. cellular are cdma networks. Different radios in the handset. This will not work.

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    06-30-2013 10:31 AM
  7. mistergreentree's Avatar
    the Note 2 and S4 actually havd both radios so they will work with T-Mobile. They are global ready phones. You will need to go into settings and switch the service from cdma to global for it to work.
    09-24-2013 02:04 PM
  8. derichio02's Avatar
    the Note 2 and S4 actually havd both radios so they will work with T-Mobile. They are global ready phones. You will need to go into settings and switch the service from cdma to global for it to work.
    This is correct. But keep in mind that unless you are in a refarmed tmobile1900mhz area you will only receive edge. The Verizon phones do not have the AWS 1700 band required for T-Mobile HSDPA. Also the LTE AWS band in the vzw S4 is not enabled so more than likely no LTE either. Calls and SMS will be fine

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    09-24-2013 04:45 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    T-Mobile is a GSM network so only compatible with AT&T. Not ESN like Sprint and Verizon

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    Tmo and att are gsm networks. Verizon, sprint, u.s. cellular are cdma networks. Different radios in the handset. This will not work.

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    Very incorrect. People need to read before giving others advice on a forum sometimes... This is dated information.

    The S4 and HTC One are both world phones. The CDMA version of the phone (Verizon and Sprint) have the GSM radios inside so they can work on AT&T or T-Mobile but only if they are unlocked. I do know from personal experience Sprint will not unlock for domestic carriers (AT&T / T-Mobile) but will for international carriers.

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    09-25-2013 07:30 AM

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