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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by VGPOP, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I am thinking about upgrading my phone to the new Galaxy S3 for Sprint. My current phone which is Samsung Galaxy S2 (Sprint) I want to give it to a friend, who uses, Walmart Mobile Family plan powered by T-Mobile.

    Will I be able to unlock this phone and give it to my friend so she can use it with that plan?

    Is it compatible?

    I am not too familiar with unlock/lock phones.

    And if it can be done, how much will it cost?

    Any inputs, I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks!
     


  2. Netcat

    Netcat Android Enthusiast

    No, the SGS2 E4GT is not compatible with the T-Mobile network and it doesn't matter if it's locked or unlocked.

    Phones that work with Sprint generally will NOT work on the T-Mobile network because Sprint (along with Verizon) uses CDMA technology and T-Mobile (along with AT&T) uses GSM. You cannot use a CDMA phone on a GSM network. GSM phones need a SIM card; CDMA phones do not use a SIM card unless they are international phones, and the E4GT is not an international phone and has no SIM card slot.
     
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