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  1. recDNA's Avatar
    Yes, however you may not get band 4 lte as it was pushed in an update. But voice text and up to 4g is capable out of the box. You will have to edit the apn to get data

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    Can't you simply hit the plus sign and ADD the new apn and its settings then select it leaving the vzw apn on the list but not active?
    02-01-2015 05:13 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    I have the latest vzw update so as I understand you band 4 is already active and band 2 is not but I do not need it?

    I just got off the phone with tmobile tech support and they said their note 3 are all locked and vzw are too and I need to call vzw to get them to unlock my phone.

    My plan is to put my vzw sim in my razr maxx hd to keep my account and number active with vzw. Then go to tmobile and get their sim and change to gsm and apn and get a new number with them. If i am unhappy plan is to give back tmobile sim, change apn, go back to cdma, reinsert old vzw sim from razr maxx hd and then my number magically changes back from the tmobile number to old vzw number.

    My concern is what if all that does work but tmobile pushes an update during trial. Will my note 3 still work on vzw with new tmobile software? Like what if they push lollypop before vzw?
    They are wrong. I put a Tmobile sim into my verizon Note 3 and got lte, without having to unlock. It won't auto update if you have the Verizon Note 3 on tmobile

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    02-02-2015 07:51 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Can't you simply hit the plus sign and ADD the new apn and its settings then select it leaving the vzw apn on the list but not active?
    Yes you can do that. But you don't have to worry, as soon as you put in a Verizon sim, it would automatically default back to Verizon apn settings.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    02-02-2015 07:52 AM
  4. recDNA's Avatar
    They are wrong. I put a Tmobile sim into my verizon Note 3 and got lte, without having to unlock. It won't auto update if you have the Verizon Note 3 on tmobile

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    So if I switch permanently I won't get lollypop ever?
    02-02-2015 07:55 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    So if I switch permanently I won't get lollypop ever?
    You won't get the OTA but you can install it from the update when you plug it into a pc. Or find someone with Verizon and borrow their sim for a few minutes to get the update.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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    02-02-2015 08:49 AM
  6. sgarc01's Avatar
    I am currently using a Verizon Galaxy S5 on the MetroPCS network. After changing the APN settings, it works fine.

    I recently got a Verizon Galaxy S6, but when I try to change the APN settings for MetroPCS, it won't work. Anyone have any ideas? I called Verizon and they told me the phone is unlocked.
    08-31-2015 12:38 PM
  7. SincerelyX's Avatar
    I am currently using a Verizon Galaxy S5 on the MetroPCS network. After changing the APN settings, it works fine.

    I recently got a Verizon Galaxy S6, but when I try to change the APN settings for MetroPCS, it won't work. Anyone have any ideas? I called Verizon and they told me the phone is unlocked.
    Did you ever figure out the problem??? I'm trying to switch my note 3 to metro from Verizon but I'm hearing all this stuff about apn and changing it and I don't know how. Does anyone know how to switch the Samsung Note 3 from Verizon to metro pcs???
    10-29-2015 12:00 PM
  8. 1 stephanielingle's Avatar
    I just tried that hoping it would help the fact I have only 3g and one bar when it comes to phones I haven't a clue .I was hoping by doing so my service would be better so I followed the steps that you put down and when it goes to my APN I have the option to press LTE- Verizon Internet but it won't let me choose it.All I want is to be able to use my phone and has service
    11-10-2015 06:48 PM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    If you have a Verizon sim then you can't change the apn. I would contact Verizon for further troubleshooting.
    11-12-2015 08:47 PM
  10. MrsManick's Avatar
    Hey, I just got a Verizon Note 3, but Metro states mine is locked. The seller (eBay) maintains it isn't, however, I followed all the steps to set up the APN and all the other stuff, but it just won't work, and of course I had to get a new sim.
    02-26-2016 06:30 PM
  11. Liva422002's Avatar
    So no one truly answered this question. I say this because I just bought a note 3 Verizon version inputted a SIM card from Metro PCS and nothing happened, it just said something about it being a non verizon sim. How can I activate the Metro PCS sim to work with this phone? Do I have to take it to a specialist? Help please!

    PS. I was told to do "Power Cycle it"? <-- what is that?
    Answer to your question you need to call metro and tell them you want to bring your own device they will ask for imei # of new device and then you will be able to use talk & text then you'll need to look up metropcs apn settings input then restart phone and u should be good to go hope it works for you!!!
    08-16-2016 06:28 PM
  12. Rafiki93's Avatar
    Answer to your question you need to call metro and tell them you want to bring your own device they will ask for imei # of new device and then you will be able to use talk & text then you'll need to look up metropcs apn settings input then restart phone and u should be good to go hope it works for you!!!
    Thank you!!
    11-24-2016 10:10 PM
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