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Old May 13th, 2014, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will tmobile galaxy note 3 work on metropcs byod?

will tmobile galaxy note 3 work on metropcs byod?Lets say I buy a tmobile note 3, will it work on metros bring your own device feature?Does it have to be unlocked or not? will all features work as web/youtube? thanks for replies and your patience dealing with a newbie who doesn't know about these things.

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Old May 13th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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will tmobile galaxy note 3 work on metropcs byod?Lets say I buy a tmobile note 3, will it work on metros bring your own device feature?Does it have to be unlocked or not? will all features work as web/youtube? thanks for replies and your patience dealing with a newbie who doesn't know about these things.
Short answer yes...long answer read the sticky please
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Old May 13th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Everything works, the only thing you have to do is buy the phone, buy the sim, insert it then dial *228.... The only thing that won't work is tmobile wifi calling feature that is not enabled in any of MetroPCS plans
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whats the sticky? im new here
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Old May 13th, 2014, 11:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Everything works, the only thing you have to do is buy the phone, buy the sim, insert it then dial *228.... The only thing that won't work is tmobile wifi calling feature that is not enabled in any of MetroPCS plans
With the right E911 address the wifi calling should work of its a t-mobile branded phone
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Yes im using it right now... i made a few threads concerning this...but everything works flawlessly..
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Everything works, the only thing you have to do is buy the phone, buy the sim, insert it then dial *228.... The only thing that won't work is tmobile wifi calling feature that is not enabled in any of MetroPCS plans
Mine worked on both my Note 2 and 3, although not perfectly cause it kept dropping every 5 mins but I thought it was just my wifi connection
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Will an international version of note 3 work with Metro?
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Will an international version of note 3 work with Metro?
Depends so what's the model number?
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it wont get LTE though
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Samsung N900T Galaxy Note 3 32GB LTE (T-Mobile) (Unlocked)
It states at the bottom of the page for the phone "intended for international use only"
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Samsung N900T Galaxy Note 3 32GB LTE (T-Mobile) (Unlocked)
It states at the bottom of the page for the phone "intended for international use only"
That's a t-mobile branded Note 3 (same as I have) but it probably says for international use only because the IMEI is blacklisted
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That's a t-mobile branded Note 3 (same as I have) but it probably says for international use only because the IMEI is blacklisted
Yup, it'll totally blacklisted lol
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Oh. Well screw that! Backing to searching lmao! Thanks for the input.
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Oh. Well screw that! Backing to searching lmao! Thanks for the input.
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Another place to buy used smartphones (in good condition) is Swappa:
Buy and sell T-Mobile in US > Swappa

Phones have an ESN check before being approved so it's unlikely you'll get a blacklisted phone.
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Another place to buy used smartphones (in good condition) is Swappa:
Buy and sell T-Mobile in US > Swappa

Phones have an ESN check before being approved so it's unlikely you'll get a blacklisted phone.

The only issue with swappa ean check is if its a tmobile phone on eip it will come back clear now but once the person stops paying on it it can come up blacklisted in the future.
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Yes im using it right now... i made a few threads concerning this...but everything works flawlessly..
Could you please direct me to those threads because I just posted and you topic on help trying to fix it
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search for it man, the stuff is posted
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I have one question, my friend found a droid dna like 4 months ago in California, He used it as a iPod and now wants to actiavate it on metropcs. We know the phone is unlocked and everything and it is not blacklisted according to swappa, would it work or would this be a setup by verizon to trick him into activating the phone and then him getting sent to jail? Thanks
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I have one question, my friend found a droid dna like 4 months ago in California, He used it as a iPod and now wants to actiavate it on metropcs. We know the phone is unlocked and everything and it is not blacklisted according to swappa, would it work or would this be a setup by verizon to trick him into activating the phone and then him getting sent to jail? Thanks
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Its a set up!!! Run!!! Lol no if it comes up clear then the person didnt report it lost or stolen. Companies dont set up stings to get people to activate phones then bust down the doors and arrest them. If it was reported lost or stolen all they do is enter it into the data base as such and prevent it from being activated. As far as it being able to work on metro thats another issue im not sure what bands the verizon dna supported. Thats something he would have to look into.
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Now the actual morality of keeping and using a found device is another topic. Lol one im not touching at all lol
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Lol alright I'll make sure to tell him that, Some guys on another thread told him that It would be setup by verizon and he got really scared. He just doesn't want to go to jail for a phone.
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