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  1. ODog2323

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    I've seen a couple model numbers out there for unlocked handsets. Is there one that will work on AT&T's LTE in the US?
     

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    The European models are region locked, so they won't work over here in the states if not activated in Europe first. That leaves you only with buying the AT&T version, and possibly the T-Mobile version if it supports it. However both will be SIM locked.
     
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    Wow so a truly unlocked version of the GN3 doesn't exist? Pretty awful.

    And I'm guessing that the US carriers won't tolerate an unlocked device that's "region locked" to North America.

    Plus I see that the 4.4 update may render my unlocked GN2 N7100 equality useless here on AT&T?

    Yikes :-(
     
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    This turns out not to be quite true. They remain locked. They won't work in the US ever although there is a Russian site rumoured to genuinely be unlocking them.

     
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    Sorry, could get a bit more clarification?

    Is there an unlocked model that I can use in the US? If so, which one?

    Thanks!
     

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