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Hey all, I looking to replace my Moto Razr Maxxx -From verzion with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 9005

i'm currently grandfathered in to the Verizon unlimited data so i have to purchase a phone off contract in order to keep it.

Problem is idk if i need to look/purchase a specific model in order for the phone to work after i swap out the sim card?
I'm looking to purchase a used Note 3 9005 of ebay is there anything i need to know or look out for?

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Hey all, I looking to replace my Moto Razr Maxxx -From verzion with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 9005

i'm currently grandfathered in to the Verizon unlimited data so i have to purchase a phone off contract in order to keep it.

Problem is idk if i need to look/purchase a specific model in order for the phone to work after i swap out the sim card?
I'm looking to purchase a used Note 3 9005 of ebay is there anything i need to know or look out for?

thanks
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im looking to do the same as you. unlimited data subscriber not giving that up. im on ebay myself and there are a few moderately priced. i was looking into the carrier unlocked ones. now correct me if im wrong, but CARRIER unlocked doesnt mean the same as BOOTLOADER unlocked. as in im not finding a golden opportunity here to get the same as the $700 dev edition for a steal, im just confused.....

even if i am wrong, whats weird is some of the carrier unlocked ones say itll work on any carrier, but then it says it doesnt support 3g....

so does that mean when i venture the country roads im screwed? because there isnt 4g there....
 
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Gotta be careful cause you are on Verizon, they use different bands to the SM-N9005. I believe you guys would require an SM-N900(V?) - eBay is a minefield when it comes to Note 3s currently due to KNOX issues, or just general fakes and scammers.

My advice is buy one direct from a store, cause eBay is risky right now and if you have a knox triggered model. You have no warranty cover

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im looking to do the same as you. unlimited data subscriber not giving that up. im on ebay myself and there are a few moderately priced. i was looking into the carrier unlocked ones. now correct me if im wrong, but CARRIER unlocked doesnt mean the same as BOOTLOADER unlocked. as in im not finding a golden opportunity here to get the same as the $700 dev edition for a steal, im just confused.....

even if i am wrong, whats weird is some of the carrier unlocked ones say itll work on any carrier, but then it says it doesnt support 3g....

so does that mean when i venture the country roads im screwed? because there isnt 4g there....
The N9005 Snapdragon (Qualcomm) will support 3G and 4G,

The N900 Exynos (octa-core) is 3G only

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Hey M@|lice i think i might pick one up from this store-->https://coinsfortech.com/shop/samsun...3-4g-lte-32gb/

Unlocked just means you can use it on an carrier, the bootloader will still be locked.

plus they accept Bitcoin
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Hey M@|lice i think i might pick one up from this store-->https://coinsfortech.com/shop/samsun...3-4g-lte-32gb/

Unlocked just means you can use it on an carrier, the bootloader will still be locked.

plus they accept Bitcoin
That's pretty good that they take bitcoin... I have a few bitcoin laying around and now I can convert them to cash by buying a few and selling on lol - Only used a couple in the last few months should have cashed them in when they were near on 1000 per coin
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