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[Q]T-Mobile phone on other carriers..

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By Razzzzer, Senior Member on 10th April 2014, 04:59 PM
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Quick question... on using the T-Mobile phone on other carriers. I researched around and it "appears" that the phones are all the same internally.. I believe this phone will work on ATT without issue, how about Verizon? Just use a applicable kernel, and modem??

The reason I ask is that my work has offered to cover cell phone but they only have Verizon and ATT

Any reason to pick one over the other?? I was thinking Verizon has they have better coverage where I need it but any other concerns?

Alternately I could just get a s5 I guess... any issues with the s5 and rooting/customizing besides the Knox thing?

thanks in advance!
10th April 2014, 07:53 PM |#2  
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I would go with tmobile just unlock your tmobile device.

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---------- Post added at 11:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:53 AM ----------

Originally Posted by xda23

I would go with tmobile just unlock your tmobile device.

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Opps!!! I meant go with att.

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10th April 2014, 10:11 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by davebegue

My m919 works perfectly on At&t. The older boot loader (MDL) is the one I have. Not sure of the newer ones can still be switched. I always thought Verizon's radios and freqs were not compatible.

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I might lean toward ATT... but my understanding is that all the s4 phones have the same hardware, the modem software determines what "bands" they use...

I see on the Verizon forums a few users have used their Verizon phone on Tmob.. so I would think the reverse would hold true...

ill research more (and maybe get some more feedback)..... don't have to decide today

I have the old baseband (no knox).
13th April 2014, 09:48 PM |#4  
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I think you can only use tmobile phones with other gsm carriers as long as its unlocked. I'm not to sure about gsm and CDMA. They are way to different.

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