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  1. InGearX

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    I got a T-Mobile Pre-Paid Samsung GS3 LTE 16GB, Titanium Gray/Marble White from Wallmart
    my mom got it and she can ship it to me overseas ..

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/T-Mobile-Pre-Paid-Samsung-GS3-LTE-16GB-Titanium-Gray-Marble-White/26670416

    I plan to use it over seas for my travels ...

    do you know of any case ever that this can not be unlocked?

    how? where/what site/service? (I've seen the free way on 4.12 - but if that fails I want to be prepared ... ) or maybe I just better of getting a factory unlocked from eBay?

    what's the best place to unlock it?

    thank you... :)
     

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    U can only unlock if carries have simcards for it like at&t
     
  3. InGearX

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    What does that mean?

    You mean SIM card might be built in?

    Or unique SIM card made by t-mobile?

    I am planing to use it on many carriers all over the world .. Please help me undertand if this is something I can use? Or I better get a factory unlocked from eBay?

    Thank you eveyone ..
     
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    You may need to get the International unlocked version then! I can't say for sure though.
     
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    im very experienced in this topic. im here to offer you my intel.
    if you buy a gsm s3 (meaning it uses a sim card) you can basically use it on any sim card based carrier such as:
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    Tmobile
    MetroPCS
    Simple mobile

    if you buy a cdma version (witch means does not have a sim card slot) it can be flashed to the following carriers:
    Sprint
    Verizon
    Boost Mobile
    VirginMobile
    and i believe metropcs too if you have a donor phone but im not sure because i think they switched

    P.S. yes theirs a diffrence bettween unlock and flash. flashing is for cdma phones . unlocking is for gsm.
     
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    Can the gt-i9300 or gt-i9305 (lte) international s3s be used in the US though bro?
     
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    thank you

    it's this phone T-Mobile Pre-Paid Samsung GS3 LTE 16GB, Titanium Gray/Marble White: Prepaid Cell Phones : Walmart.com

    I plan to use it over seas for my travels ...

    do you know of any case ever that this can not be unlocked?

    what's the best place to unlock it?

    thank you...
     
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    Oops. I have a Verizon S3 and it has a SIM card. My Incredible had a SIM card also.
     
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    yes it would be unlocked as a normal tmobile phone
    but sorry i havent seen any threads on it i will look into it for you though sorry ive been reporting late because of late christmas shopping , preparing for the girlfriend to comeback from texas
     
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    yes sometimes this is the case .this is for the international function of the service both sprint and verizon have had devices that require a sim to have international but sometimes they also put it in a mandatory for tracking in case the phone gets stolen etc etc.
     
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    I really don't know. I guess the question is can the US version be used internationally??? :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes USA if u unlock it works with gsm but it all depends on the phone if it have a slot
     
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    I'm sure I've read the SIM in Verizon handsets is for 4G access.

    I'll see if I can dig out some links for you.
     
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    To address the OP's questions....

    The T-Mobile S3 will work with any GSM SIM card provided it's unlocked. 3G coverage shouldn't be too bad as it uses the 850/1900/2100MHz bands, lacking only the 900MHz one of the GT-i9300. LTE will be a non-starter in Europe though; the two bands supported are not used.
     
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