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Compatible Galaxy Note 8

Discussion in 'Straight Talk' started by mftsolutions, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. mftsolutions

    mftsolutions Lurker
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    Hi! Want to buy a Galaxy Note 8 model # that is compatible with straight talk. Can't get an answer from straight talk. I know phone has to be unlocked/out of contract. Does anyone know which specific model of Verizon cdma(the only network that works in my area) Note 8 would be compatible with straight talk? Would really appreciate an answer before purchasing the phone.

     

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  2. Best Answer:
    Post #6 by mikedt, Jan 3, 2020 (2 points)
  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    So what's your area?
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

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  5. mftsolutions

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    Jasper, and talking rock, GA
     
  6. mftsolutions

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    Can you explain bands and how do I match bands with the phone and verizon and straight talk?
     
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Check out https://willmyphonework.net/
    That should allow you to determine if a particular Note 8 is compatible with your chosen carrier. AFAIK non-carrier unlocked Snapdragon variant Note 8 in the US should work with Verizon.
     
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  8. mftsolutions

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  9. mftsolutions

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    I checked that site but it only seems to have note 8 tablets, not the phones so I wasn't able to look it up.
     
  10. mftsolutions

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    This article talks about a north American variant and then gsm + cdma. Then it says the phone frequencies have to match the carrier. I don't understand frequencies and bands. Since I am assuming you do, could you tell me which galaxy note 8 model #s in my area would work with Verizon and straight talk?
     
  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Yeh, Samsung using the same designation for a phone and tablet. That can be confusing.

    You said your carrier is Straight Talk that operates on the Verizon network ? They'll tell you what you can BYOD, for activation and compatibility.
    https://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/Activate/byop/
     
    #10 mikedt, Jan 5, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    I still don't understand why straight talk can't tell you which one will work on their network
     
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  13. mftsolutions

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    Neither can I, that's the whole problem. They said it is based on individual imei's and since I don't have one they can't check it. It is really frustrating and I can't figure it out.
     
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  14. mftsolutions

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    You have to already have the phone before they can check it and then if it doesn't work you're out of luck which is what I am trying to avoid.
     
  15. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Enthusiast

    Im guessing that Straight Talk needs the Imei to check if the device is blacklisted before determining BYOD compatibility. Try calling

    1-877-430-CELL (2355)

    Centers operate from 8AM to midnight EST 7 days a week.

    Talking to a Staight Talk representative, explain your situation and ask them for advice.
     
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