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  1. cj100570's Avatar
    Seeing as how the Galaxy Note II apparently has the GSM radios, I decided to modify a T-Mobile SIM to see if it would work. Sadly....

    For those wondering, no, the Verizon Note II isn't SIM unlocked.-2012-12-04-00.11.42.png
    12-04-2012 12:37 AM
  2. JoJoCal19's Avatar
    Can SIM unlock be achieved after rooting?
    12-04-2012 01:45 AM
  3. ibcop's Avatar
    I saw another post where a guy was using an AT&T SIM card and it worked.

    And you can get them unlocked pretty easily.
    12-04-2012 09:13 AM
  4. WilburNJ's Avatar
    And you can get them unlocked pretty easily.
    Can you explain this statement? How can one get the N2 unlocked? Thanks!
    12-04-2012 08:28 PM
  5. pete1118's Avatar
    As far as I know, assuming your account is in good standing you just have to call support to get an unlock code. At least that is the way it used to be, I have not tried it with my note II yet, no need at the moment.
    12-05-2012 10:41 PM
  6. OC Nut's Avatar
    I've read elsewhere (either in the other thread here or on XDA) that it's not that it's locked, but that Samsung or Verizon have taken out the ability to change the APN (may be solvable if rooted). I'm not sure how this squares with the OP's experience, but have heard that when you buy it, Verizon asks if you want it set for global use and if so, they (presumably) unlock it at that point. But even though it's unlocked, it can only be used as a dumb phone.
    12-06-2012 12:36 AM
  7. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    "For those wondering, no, the Verizon Note II isn't SIM unlocked."

    Hmmmmm... a confusing way to say the SIM is locked.
    12-06-2012 08:11 AM
  8. dr_hfuhuhurr's Avatar
    even though it's unlocked, it can only be used as a dumb phone.
    This would be very, very bad. We just called to get it unlocked and were told, "All Verizon 4G phones come unlocked." I just tried with a PCCW sim I got in Hong Kong on my last trip...said the same thing as above, that it's a non-Verizon sim and was not supported.
    12-06-2012 11:02 AM
  9. stoutdoggy's Avatar
    I don't now if this link applies but I found it on XDA. Free way to unlock N7105.

    Free UNLOCK N7105 - xda-developers
    12-06-2012 11:11 AM
  10. cj100570's Avatar
    As far as I know, assuming your account is in good standing you just have to call support to get an unlock code. At least that is the way it used to be, I have not tried it with my note II yet, no need at the moment.
    I just got off the phone with them and it is "claimed" that the phone is already sim unlocked. I explained to the rep that I have tried both an AT&T and T-Mobile sim with no luck. He explained that a foreign sim would work just fine.
    12-07-2012 08:44 PM
  11. dr_hfuhuhurr's Avatar
    I just got off the phone with them and it is "claimed" that the phone is already sim unlocked. I explained to the rep that I have tried both an AT&T and T-Mobile sim with no luck. He explained that a foreign sim would work just fine.
    I can confirm foreign sims do not work either. I have a PCCW sim and it gives me the same message.
    12-08-2012 02:11 PM
  12. BuyOneGetFour's Avatar
    I just tried a couple of foreign SIM cards today. One is from Germany and the other is from Hong Kong. Got the same non-Verizon SIM card warning. Voice and data will not go through. Also tried my friend's AT&T GSM SIM card(post paid) and a T-Mobile USA(prepaid) SIM card... same thing.

    Is Verizon guilty of false advertising by claiming that their Note 2 is SIM unlocked?
    01-08-2013 04:30 PM
  13. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I have used an AT&T sim card I got voice and data. You just need to enter the correct apn settings and you need to be rooted to do so

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    01-08-2013 07:06 PM
  14. cj100570's Avatar
    you need to be rooted to do so

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk

    That's the problem. We shouldn't have to be rooted. According to the in store rep, on launch day, and the Verizon website, I'm supposed to be able to just slap in a foreign SIM and be all set. 5 calls later and a trip in to a store and I still can't get the international portion of my phone to report in for duty. It's not the biggest deal in the world, my outconus trips come with a government phone, but it is a bit annoying.
    01-08-2013 07:36 PM
  15. MaxBuck's Avatar
    Bottom line then: when I travel to Europe this year, if I root the phone, I should be able to get a European carrier's SIM card and thereby have access to both voice and data service?
    01-08-2013 09:08 PM
  16. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Bottom line then: when I travel to Europe this year, if I root the phone, I should be able to get a European carrier's SIM card and thereby have access to both voice and data service?
    Yes

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
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    01-08-2013 10:26 PM
  17. MaxBuck's Avatar
    Well, looks right now like I can get 2GB data service in Czech Republic for about $25 using an O2 SIM card. That looks like a pretty good deal, even for only 3-4 days of use.
    01-12-2013 01:11 PM
  18. machin576's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out how to do this without rooting?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note ll
    01-25-2013 04:10 PM
  19. fofjjsr's Avatar
    Few things. By unlocked they mean for global use. Not sure if it comes that way, but if not calling the global team will unlock it. But that will unlock it for global use only. ATT and t-mobile Sims will not work since the voice runs on different networks. Also, just and FYI, starting (1/25) tomorrow unlocking phones without a carriers permission will be illegal.

    m.cnet.com/news/unauthorized-unlocking-of-smartphones-becomes-illegal-saturday/57565730

    Sent from my Note II
    01-25-2013 08:12 PM
  20. fofjjsr's Avatar
    Also, people trying "foreign" SIMS, are you trying to use these sim cards outside the US or in the US? Because of course any foreign Sims will not work in the US. Might sound like a silly thing to ask, but I was getting that impression.

    Sent from my Note II
    01-25-2013 08:24 PM
  21. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Few things. By unlocked they mean for global use. Not sure if it comes that way, but if not calling the global team will unlock it. But that will unlock it for global use only. ATT and t-mobile Sims will not work since the voice runs on different networks. Also, just and FYI, starting (1/25) tomorrow unlocking phones without a carriers permission will be illegal.

    m.cnet.com/news/unauthorized-unlocking-of-smartphones-becomes-illegal-saturday/57565730

    Sent from my Note II
    Luckily verizon is already sim unlocked so its not illegal to root and gain access to the APN settings. Just inconvenient for those who need to root

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    01-25-2013 10:35 PM
  22. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    Found this. Too bad, you guys need ROOT. (for those who haven't done it.)
    01-26-2013 12:07 AM
  23. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Found this. Too bad, you guys need ROOT. (for those who haven't done it.)
    Or even more simple http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...-settings.html
    01-26-2013 12:18 AM
  24. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    Oh duhhh. Thanx. LOL
    01-26-2013 12:21 AM
  25. prbowman's Avatar
    Just got the Note 2 from amazon on Verizon. Awesome...
    I installed a Tmobile prepaid sim (after I chopped it up so
    it would fit) and it is able to make and receive calls no problem.
    Have not tried playing with any of the APN settings yet.

    My 2 cents.
    01-26-2013 11:05 AM
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