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    Basically I'm preparing to go live in the UK from the United States this year and I wanted to get my phone situation taken care of. I have Verizon Wireless and from research I hear the Galaxy s7 already comes unlocked? So, could I go over there and buy a phone company's SIM card and just pop it in my S7 and be ready to roll as easy as that?
     

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    Depends. Aren't Verizon using CDMA? AFAIK you can't use CDMA phones on other non CDMA networks. And the only CDMA networks in the world are Sprint, Verizon, and a few in China.
     
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    You will need to choose your U.K. networks carefully if you wish to use the Galaxy S7 CDMA model, G930V. Networks that are fully compatible are 3, BT Mobile, EE, Freedom Pop, GiffGaff, Go Mobile, GT Mobile, ID, LycaMobile, O2, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. Obviously you will not be able to use any Verizon related features if you are using another carrier.
     
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    CDMA bites again is it? I know someone last week had a China Telecom version something or other, which won't work on anything but China Telecom.


    Presumably a Verizon version S7 is a bit more capable than this Huawei.
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    My Verizon S7 allows me to choose from GLOBAL, LTE/CDMA or LTE/GSM/UMTS. If I understand correctly, I can either choose a plan from Verizon or obtain a SIM card from wherever in Europe.
     
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    If in any doubt about the thing. Can always buy a cheap prepaid phone, in-case your Verizon S7 is locked or CDMA modes only. The S7 will always work on WiFi for Internet access and VOIP.
     
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Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 was launched in 2016 and was one of two devices in the lineup. The device features a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 12MP rear camera.

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