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By cmcfarland21, Junior Member on 17th April 2014, 03:04 PM
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I have a friend that just moved here from Mexico. He just purchased an S3 a year ago through Mexico provider (Telcel). He had to pay $2-300 to get out of their contract. Now he has this useless phone. He went to Verizon to get service but they told him he would have to purchase a phone that the Telcel phone would not work. I thought they could just swap the SIM card but that's not the case according to Verizon..

Does anyone on here have an idea if this is true or not?
 
 
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I have a friend that just moved here from Mexico. He just purchased an S3 a year ago through Mexico provider (Telcel). He had to pay $2-300 to get out of their contract. Now he has this useless phone. He went to Verizon to get service but they told him he would have to purchase a phone that the Telcel phone would not work. I thought they could just swap the SIM card but that's not the case according to Verizon..

Does anyone on here have an idea if this is true or not?

I'm assuming it's a GSM/LTE variant and would need to be CDMA/LTE. Even then it wouldn't work due to different frequency ranges.

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