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re: Unlocked phone
Originally Posted by B0nes424
I am going to be trading my at&t s4 for a tmo note 3. The note 3 owner claims the phone is unlocked. Besides putting my At&t sim in the phone, is there anyway to verify? I thought i read somewhere that the 3rd party sites will unlock the phone but could cause problems later on. I want to make sure it is unlocked through TMO like he states.
There are two ways you can tell that Samsung Note 3 cellphone is unlocked, one way is with
a different sim chip like an Tmobile sim if it already has an AT&T sim chip in it.
The other way to tell for sure is to go into:
settings>more networks>mobile networks>network operators> and select "search now".
It may take the phone a minute or so to get the network information but after it has it
it should display both AT&T and Tmobile as an option as well as perhaps other networks
too like MetroPCS and so on.
If it only displays the network name of the current sim chip in it it's NOT unlocked.
By the way, 3rd party unlock sites are usually excellent so no need to worry about that.
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