[Q] Which Variant? N900T, A or N9005
Now on to the region lock madness, kind of. If a NegriElectronics T-Mobile variant is purchased it's supposed to be SIM unlocked already. Lets assume I or someone gets it and it is not. The easy fix for this is to use cellunlocker.net as others have to unlock the device. Does the N3 still have to use a North American SIM first before using another country's SIM? I ask because I've been contemplating on buying the device from Negri but I'm working in Afghanistan and using a local SIM for cellular and data services at my hip on my unlocked N2. When I'm home I stick my ATT SIM in with no problems but I only get HSPA + since I have the Exynos processor GT-N7100, which I have been more than satisfied with, only until I used my wife's S3 from ATT on LTE, then I was blown away. I've also contemplated getting the GT-N9005 International variant but then I would only get HSPA+ just as I do with my N2 now when I'm home. I don't like that US carriers change the interface which leans me towards the N9005 because it won't have any of the carrier bloat ware but the almost downside is that I would get only HSPA+ speeds, which aren't that bad compared to the connectivity I'm used to getting here Afghanistan on the local carrier known as AWCC which is getting EDGE.
Does the N3 still have to use a North American SIM first before using another country's SIM?
Is anyone using the GT-N9005 International on ATT? If so, how are your speeds, any issues?
-Typically it shouldn't be any issues as I've used my N2 with ATT for the last year from time to time by plugging in the APN correctly. Last time I was home I had to get a new SIM card and the APN settings were automatically set through the SIM card so even easier, just plug n play.
Thanks in advance for any assistance. I just want to make sure I get the right device. I'm so anxious to get my hands on this thing!!!!