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Old May 13th, 2014, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone here using a tmobile galaxy note 2 on metropcs?

Did you use the byod(bring your own device) process? whats the process like? does the tmobile galaxy note 2 have to be unlocked to work with metropcs?Do I need to just buy the sim card and it will work?

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Did you use the byod(bring your own device) process? whats the process like? does the tmobile galaxy note 2 have to be unlocked to work with metropcs?Do I need to just buy the sim card and it will work?
Yes unlock, and they get you a sim card for activation.
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Did you use the byod(bring your own device) process? whats the process like? does the tmobile galaxy note 2 have to be unlocked to work with metropcs?Do I need to just buy the sim card and it will work?
Yes I brought an unlocked atrix HD and moto g to metro.. I bought my sim cards put them in the phones.. Dialed*228 and got on with it
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No you don't need to unlock it. Just bring your device to either a Metro store or a cricket store and have them activate it. My Note 2 was never unlocked. I just had some guy pop the sim in my phone and have them confirm my IMEI number
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It really depends,
I bought my wife a brand new T-Mobile note 2 from Walmart tried taking to a metro store and was told it had to be unlocked before they would touch it. So found a guy to unlock and then the store put in a sim card and pressed some buttons and it was on metro pcs. A lot of folks on here have said they did not have to.
So get the phone also stop at a metro store buy the sim card take it home and try it, post back if it worked or not.
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It really depends,
I bought my wife a brand new T-Mobile note 2 from Walmart tried taking to a metro store and was told it had to be unlocked before they would touch it. So found a guy to unlock and then the store put in a sim card and pressed some buttons and it was on metro pcs. A lot of folks on here have said they did not have to.
So get the phone also stop at a metro store buy the sim card take it home and try it, post back if it worked or not.
and they totally lied to you, I've done more t-mobile phones on metro without unlocking them, so you need to maybe go to another metro store because they dont know what theyre doing.
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It really depends,
I bought my wife a brand new T-Mobile note 2 from Walmart tried taking to a metro store and was told it had to be unlocked before they would touch it. So found a guy to unlock and then the store put in a sim card and pressed some buttons and it was on metro pcs. A lot of folks on here have said they did not have to.
So get the phone also stop at a metro store buy the sim card take it home and try it, post back if it worked or not.

Hulk can chime in on this but I'm pretty sure they won't sell you the SIM without activating it. If you want to do it yourself, order online.
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Hulk can chime in on this but I'm pretty sure they won't sell you the SIM without activating it. If you want to do it yourself, order online.
I can't speak on behalf of other regions, but in SoFlo, we sell sim cards without activating, but we do explain how lovely it is dealing with the metro pcs customer service with BYOD, so they generally activate in store.
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I'll add that you can buy Sim cards at Wal mart, Fry's electronics and best buy then activate over the phone by providing IMEI.

My At&t note 2 had to be unlocked. My TMo note 2 did not.
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My sony xperia TL and atrix hd had to be unlocked, my mytouch 4G slide and blaze 4G was good to go
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My sony xperia TL and atrix hd had to be unlocked, my mytouch 4G slide and blaze 4G was good to go
because they were ATT, the other two are t-mobile, so if t-mobile, no unlock needed
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because they were ATT, the other two are t-mobile, so if t-mobile, no unlock needed
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