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Exclamation SM-G900V working on T-Mobile!

So i just bought a Verizon S5 and it wasn't activated on Verizon yet and i put my T-mobile sim card in it and its working fine, its been a whole day now and its still working fine (data, calls, texting) apart from the notification "The sim card is from an unknown source".

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This is great for people that want to buy the bootloader locked phone and use on T-Mobile instead of buying the T-Mobile bootloader unlocked phone. Why anyone would want to do that, though...

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I think only Band 4 LTE works. You must be in an area that has it. That was the case with most 4G LTE phones with Band 4. I think the droid maxx was in the same boat. Now if it was the other way around that would be super.
 
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I've also seen people using Verizon's note 3, Galaxy S4 and S3 on T-mobile with no problem or modification.
So the phone is considered locked or unlocked in this case? could it be that Verizon isn't paying too much attention to locking their devices in the US like before?
 
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Guys guys guys. ALL verizon phones made in 2013 and 2014 are unlocked by default.

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Guys guys guys. ALL verizon phones made in 2013 and 2014 are unlocked by default.

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How is that?
 
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Agreed but, it's law after contract is up to unlock... I was thinking, someone should buy the phone cash in hand and get a no contact deal and force them to unlock it. Problem solved...
 
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My Verizon S5 seems to not work on T-Mobile. I have a circle with a line going through it at the top. I've tried setting it to global and gsm and even added the T-Mobile APN setting still no dice. Any solutions?
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They are SIM unlocked.
meaning theoretically you can throw in any SIM card from any carrier as long as your device supports it, and it should work without modifications.

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