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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tmags2, May 28, 2012.

  1. tmags2

    tmags2 Active Member
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    I bought a used Galaxy Note 4G LTE (at&t). The previous owner used a Straight Talk sim card. When I bought the Note I also used Straight Talk for a couple months. I have a friend who would like to buy my Note if it is Unlocked. How do I know if it is unlocked?
     

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  2. Kyrotech

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    you can always just put another SIM card other than AT&T, if it works then it should be unlocked...
     
  3. tmags2

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    Not totally sure what you mean by if it works. I did put an old Verizon sim card in and got the screen: Enter Network Lock Control Key

    Now I know Verizon won't work because it's CMDA.

    I have used Straight Talk on this Phone, so does that mean it is unlocked?
     
  4. lsutigers03

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    I think AT&T phones work without unlocking on Straight Talk. Put in a T-Mobile sim and if it doesn't ask you for a code when you turn it on then it's unlocked.
     
  5. tmags2

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    Now I understand. Next question, if I go to T-Mobile, will they just give me one or do they charge for them? Do i then have to sign up for service at that time?

    Thanks
     
  6. lsutigers03

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    If you want to just unlock the phone I would try to find a friend with a T-Mobile sim. I don't think T-Mobile will give you one to just unlock an AT&T phone but who knows maybe someone that works there will let you do it. You'll also need the unlock code either from AT&T or from a pay site.
     
  7. chriskwarren

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    Head to your local mall and ask a mobile store if they can check for you (if you can't find a friend who currently has a GSM phone).

    In my area, there is a mobile accessory store who pointed me to a Fido booth that did it for anyone no problem.
     
  8. Kyrotech

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    sorry, I meant, put another SIM card from a different provider and try to make a call, if it goes through, then you have an unlocked phone
     
  9. mrhomiec

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    so now i'm really confused.

    i was originally thinking of picking up one of these, but didn't know which one:
    Samsung-Galaxy-Unlocked-Android-Smartphone

    Samsung-GT-N7000-Unlocked-Phone--International-Version

    so i decided to call Verizon. i ended up speaking with a Verizon Global Representative earlier today. i gave her the situation of traveling outside the US and purchasing this phone. she told me that if i bought an International Unlocked Galaxy Note, i could activate it on Verizon because of its LTE compatibility and quad-band.

    but then researching online, and this post, it's not possible?

    any feedback would be much appreciated.
     
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  10. Kyrotech

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    Quick resume -

    the i7000 is 4g only and the i717 is LTE/4g compatible

    you can always just pick up a Note i717 and have it unlocked via any website or your local cellular accessory shop
     
  11. QueenSahara

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    Hi, I have this Galaxy Note from AT&T. Is it true that I only need to put the StraightTalk sim in and that there is no need for unlocking since ST and AT&T use the same towers?
     
  12. LittleRedDot

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    The real question is why do you want to sell your note at all?
     
  13. djedgarftw

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    Well straight talk has a sim specially for AT&T so you won't have to unlock it.
     
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  14. QueenSahara

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    Hi, will I be able to text and send/receive pics (mms) and use the data without doing any fancy configuring? (to my Galaxy Note)
     
  15. djedgarftw

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    You will only have to set your apn which is really simple

    Edit: you can use this app called tweakker that sets the apn you can get it on the play store here ------> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tweakker

    It will be under other
     
  16. djedgarftw

    djedgarftw Well-Known Member
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    Ok so i just got my att card today and i activated it really simple just a few clicks some info and u was done. I used thecar on my still locked att phone and i set the apn with the app easily.
     

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