[MetroPCS/CDMA] Turn the S3 to accept global Sim guide


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  1. dulal18

    dulal18 Well-Known Member


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  2. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Haha. I could have just bought the International S3 if I wanted the S3. I wanted OUT of Metro but also wanted a new phone. Plus the thought of Google controlling my updates vs Samsung was more appealing as well. 4.2 will be out in a few days :D
  3. mjlove209

    mjlove209 Well-Known Member

    This galaxy s3 fuking rules!!!
  4. dulal18

    dulal18 Well-Known Member

    Lol k bro long as your satisfied with your service thats what matters, enjoy the Gnex going to enjoy my s3 soon as I get it from my brother.
  5. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member


    At the end of the day that's all that matters. I've found that everyone uses their phone for different ish. I for one use it for the bare min and mainly for development. I dont play games, watch movies, etc...... I talk very little, text a lot and tinker till the sun goes down. lol.
  6. tiede

    tiede Well-Known Member

    I've been clamoring this FOR WEEKS when the whole T-mobile merger debacle thing happened and you all ignored me! *sniff*
    I've been telling you all, REGARDLESS of what the carriers say, all US/Canada S3s are interchangeable under the hood. SIM/CDMA means no difference for the S3.
    Yeah, that phone is a B.E.A.S.T
  7. surdeep

    surdeep Well-Known Member

  8. akikhia

    akikhia Well-Known Member

    this is amazing news!!!
  9. alfick3

    alfick3 Well-Known Member

    After reading through the steps involved, it seems simple. Unfortunately it says that you will only get EDGE data speeds here in the U.S. (well, with the Verizon phone, I wonder what will happen with the Metro phone).
  10. redhook

    redhook Well-Known Member

    The T-Mobile version has no LTE radio.
  11. hvrc

    hvrc Well-Known Member

    verizon and metro are more in common then people think, from my understanding, both are cdma networks, that utilize a uic card for 4G data.
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  12. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Hmm, this means this phone is a beast, it CAN work on any network. Nice!
    Also this means that the phone will work after metro shuts down cdma (even if you didn't find this it would :p )

    The phone has both cdma and GSM radios. So both cdma and GSM networks will work.
  13. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    We have the same exact phone as them
  14. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    It would still work because of VoLTE

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    :eek: I guess that's what your talking about
  15. akikhia

    akikhia Well-Known Member

    so can i put this phone on att? i know no 4g just wana let my dad try it for a few days so he decides on an iphone or s3 or maybe s4
  16. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Yes.
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  17. hesitatetwice

    hesitatetwice Well-Known Member

    I hope this work , im traveling to Peru in the end of NOV and they have Movistar and Claro. i should get this all right (GULP) :) i have both network APN's
  18. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    My current "Edge" speeds are better than my Metro LTE speeds I was getting. So the "edge" network isn't as bad as some may think.
  19. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    I thought max speeds on edge was like 400kbps
  20. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Ummm I am sometimes able to get 1MB/s on 3G......
  21. hesitatetwice

    hesitatetwice Well-Known Member

    So you guys tryed this and it works ? correct? just to make sure before i do something foolish. i know what to do but just making sure ... ;)
    ..dont feel like renting a phone over at South America
  22. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    I hit 1.5 at the house. But, edge never shows up so I have to manually cut off 4G in order to do this.
  23. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Oh you must be 1 of the lucky ones with Evolved EDGE

    Average EDGE speed is 140kbps so it's like the GSM variant of 1x but there are very few areas that have Evolved EDGE
  24. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Even at it's slowest it was still better than 1x. IDK. :confused:
  25. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Hey fuzz I'm curious is the the Nexus forum for straight talk fun like us lol

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