Most carriers phone can be unlocked if you buy them. If you owe money on them you will have to use a 3rd party to unlock unless you pay them off. I always unlock all my ATT Phones. I have a new S7 Active I just unlocked the other day and am using a T-Mobile chip in it right now.
Samsung has released a new Galaxy S7 that is cross carrier compatible which means it will work on any network. Might only be sold in the US though.
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2016Switching from Verizon to T-Mobile probably not since Verizon is a CDMA network and T-Mobile a... moreNot true.... Most Verizon phones already have the WCDMA and GSM band that is needed for T-Mobile. The only thing that might not work is probably the LTE....
Hi all.. I'm planning to buy a galaxy s7 edge from dubai.. i wanna use it in India ... Will it work there without any problem?
hey guys plzz help me i am going to dubai should i bring samsung galaxy s7 edge from there
Anonymous, 29 Feb 2016"They will lock to the region in which you activate them first (Europe, Asia, Africa, etc.)" ... moreSwitching from Verizon to T-Mobile probably not since Verizon is a CDMA network and T-Mobile a GSM network. However from at&t to T-Mobile would be possible since there both on GSM networks.
Guys, I bought my S7 Edge in Saudi Arabia last month and I inserted Saudi Internet simcard. Its working just find but what if I travel to another region? Or I need to put normal simcard and make a call first?
Will my unlocked Samsung s7 edge work when I take it to the US and put my Verizon sim card in it?
.alpha, 26 Feb 2016All iPhones comes unlocked and with global antenna bands. All Samsung comes locked and lack an... moreWrong Wrong. Iphone A1522 can come locked from ATT and they only run at 2g when you are in a great of foreign countries. My suggestion is to buy a A1524 directly from apple store and then your statement is true.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2016Samsung.com
Wrong! you have to select a carrier when buying from samsung.com. Since I travel a great deal I always buy mine outside the USA. I will never use a carrier bought phone.
.alpha, 26 Feb 2016Actually iPhone works on all carriers even oversea ones with full antenna band support. All iP... moreYour statement about Iphone is wrong. only true if you have A1524. Otherwise A1522 may work in other countries but at 2g or less and is unlocked. all carriers in usa sell A1522. So I bought A1524 directly at apple store. SO i never buy from carriers. If was buying a Galaxy S7 edge it would have to be a non carrier phone. I do not want the carrier software on my phone. I travel a great deal so I switch sim cards all the time. I use 5 different ones right now. when in china i can call usa for less than 1 cent a minute with chinese sim card.
IV have contacted Samsung and at&t this morning Samsung said no there will not be any permanent lock on the Samsung galaxy s7 and s7 edge and for more information about my question to them that I must contact a us carrier to find out more so contact at&t afterward the told me that they will never lock there device such as the new Samsung galaxy s7 you can unlock your device to international once you have paid out full or buy it off contract
"They will lock to the region in which you activate them first (Europe, Asia, Africa, etc.)"
So if I pop the Verizon sim and decide to switch to T-Mobile, it will still be unlocked?
.alpha, 26 Feb 2016All iPhones comes unlocked and with global antenna bands. All Samsung comes locked and lack an... moreIt makes sense from a business point of view to generate and extract the most profits from consumers per unit. Anything Samsung can do to increase profit margin is to be expected after all they are running a business and do not have the luxury of setting huge margin as Apple
Ramouz, 25 Feb 2016Does that mean that I can't sell my phone to another person using another carrier?? Isn't that... moreActually iPhone works on all carriers even oversea ones with full antenna band support. All iPhone sold in the US by carriers are international unlocked and Verizon model are even unlocked for AT&T and T-Mobile out of the box.
iPhone 6s+ A1634 for example supports 22 LTE bands vs Note 5 N920I's 12 LTE bands.
Follow this link: http://www.techwalls.com/iphone-6s-plus-models-differences/ to see how iPhone's Antenna coverage.
All iPhones comes unlocked and with global antenna bands. All Samsung comes locked and lack antenna bands for other regions. And they are selling for the same price.
swful so if u want a variant compatible in my country for example the one for at&t then ill be lock due to only will work with that sim...... forget it msammy ill go to somewhere else.
Mister Sinister, 26 Feb 2016Dude, did you even understand what the article is about? This is clearly meant for "Carriers" ... moreThey get confused deliberately!!
Not sure if this locking mechanism makes the software update rollouts much easier and across carries same time for each region!!! With custom firmware for each locked carrier software rollouts required carrier specific testing which potentially delayed the rollouts.