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Default Decision on whether I should purchase a Sprint Samsung galaxy note 3

I have the option of buying a Sprint Samsung galaxy note 3 n900p.12 for $240.00 I'm not sure if I should because it was apparently reported lost. I know someone that could clean the esn my only issue here is I want to be able to use it with a GSM carrier such as simply mobile or cricket or T-Mobile, etc. So my questions are one if it's rooted can it be used with a GSM carrier and will I get 4G speeds and two what's the value of a Sprint note 3. Thank you guys I appreciate the help.
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I have the option of buying a Sprint Samsung galaxy note 3 n900p.12 for $240.00 I'm not sure if I should because it was apparently reported lost. I know someone that could clean the esn my only issue here is I want to be able to use it with a GSM carrier such as simply mobile or cricket or T-Mobile, etc. So my questions are one if it's rooted can it be used with a GSM carrier and will I get 4G speeds and two what's the value of a Sprint note 3. Thank you guys I appreciate the help.
I for one wouldn't go posting that you know someone that performs a service that doesn't appear kosher, as cleaning bad ESNs seems similar to laundering money. I don't believe the fine folks at Xda even want folks mentioning such services. If I'm off base, then tell me, and I will happily correct this.

As to using the GSM function, I believe that you'll never have 4G, from what I've read, but again I could be wrong. There are many threads on this forum exactly about this question.

Finally, why not buy the dang thing for the harvest? Heck, I'd buy it, clean ESN or no, as a spare part device, since at that price it is a dang good deal. You could probably make a tidy profit finding a buyer for it on Swappa, or a local cell repair store.

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I'm too am leary of buying a lost or stolen phone, but for $240 I would consider it. You can get it working on GSM (T-Mobile), and it will get decent data speeds. FWIW technically you will get T-Mobile 4G (it really named 3G/H+), but you wont get the LTE speeds. I tested a sprint S4 on tmobile, and it was getting 7mbps down and 1.2mbps up in my area. Talk and text worked great also.
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this is hilarious, @micmars
your ability to be polite, and loquacious, with an undercurrent of smirk consistently astounds me,

and yes, for parts, sure. not for any other reason would I purchase this phone.

and further, xda is really Not Into having subjects about bad ENS stuff. expect a thread close.
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And, thread closed as we do not do this type of discussion here...move along folks.
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