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Thread: Sprint Galaxy S4 - unlock for straight talk, possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonturner View Post
    Sprint Samsung galaxy s4 is different from normal Samsung galaxy s4,
    so I mean sprint Samsung galaxy s4 cannot be unlock
    Not sure by what you mean "normal" Galaxy S4. They are ALL normal. In the USA, there are different versions for different carriers -- GSM + LTE or CDMA + LTE.

    The Verizon (SCH-I545), Sprint (SPH-L720) and U.S. Cellular (SCH-R970) models are CDMA + LTE -- and are locked.

    The AT&T (SGH-I337) and T-mobile (SGH-M919) are GSM + LTE -- and are locked.

    All USA models are locked.

    There's also THREE Chinese market versions (GT-i9508, SCH-I959, T-I9502), ONE Korean market version (SHV-E300K/L/S), and TWO International versions (i9500, i9505)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung...Model_variants


    So, 5 locked USA versions vs 2 unlocked international versions. Normal is the majority.
    Your creed may be interesting, but your deeds are much more convincing.

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    I sold the sprint one and got the SGH-I337 unlocked 32GB version. I also spent the money on a at&t straight talk sim card. Here is another question, what seems to be the issue with 3g and straight talk? I have read some posts that it has to do with lte. Can anyone comment on this?

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    st only suports 3g speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnmstout View Post
    I sold the sprint one and got the SGH-I337 unlocked 32GB version. I also spent the money on a at&t straight talk sim card. Here is another question, what seems to be the issue with 3g and straight talk? I have read some posts that it has to do with lte. Can anyone comment on this?
    that's the at&t version, r u sure u got the ST AT&T SIM Card? AT&T's Numbering on SIM card 89014 103, TMO 8901 260, u should be able to see 4G HSPA, no LTE on Straight Talk, at least for now. Also the Title is misleading, SPRINT GALAXY S4, then you proceed you got SAMSUNG SGH-I337

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    That is because I sold the sprint galaxy s4, and I got the Samsung SGH-I337 unlocked after the advice here.

    this is the phone I was originally speaking of that I sold.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/181136299284...84.m1497.l2649

    This is the phone that I purchased
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330923085586...84.m1497.l2649

    This is the sim card that I purchased
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/130908259275...84.m1497.l2649

    hopefully this clarifies things. it is mostly 3g around here. I do get some 4g up in Pittsburgh. I am going from Verizon to straight talk. I see on the website that you show the voice coverage map but nothing on the data.

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    wow that sim is highway robbery. did you consider net10 same att network

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    I have considered it, its $5 more and its only 1.5GB data limit. Doesn't quite make sense. Plus I already purchased this sim card. I know its expensive but when you pay $840 for a phone, what is $53 for a card that makes sure that you get the best communication? T-Mobile doesn't have any coverage in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnmstout View Post
    I have considered it, its $5 more and its only 1.5GB data limit. Doesn't quite make sense. Plus I already purchased this sim card. I know its expensive but when you pay $840 for a phone, what is $53 for a card that makes sure that you get the best communication? T-Mobile doesn't have any coverage in my area.
    yeah tmo has a long way to catch up

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    Does that look like a good phone/sim card for straight talk? I want to make sure I am getting the best setup possible.

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    sprint iv s4

    Quote Originally Posted by Airforcekid View Post
    I thought the i9500 was international unlocked GSM and 9505 was CDMA yours will have a better processor than the American versions and possibly an easier to root and install roms I know Att locks their boot loader.
    i was buy it sprint s4 model sph~l720 and it say model l9500 too

    here are the link for sprint model it has gsm bands too and sim card i think will be unlocked in the future

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    Frequencies and Data Type LTE: Band 25; CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev.A: 800/850/1900MHz; HSPA+/UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100MHz; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

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    As per my knowledge Sprint Samsung phone unlocking is not yet available in market.

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    bro help me out pleeeaseE!

    hey man, i saw your comment and thought you might know a little more about taking sprint gs4 over to straight talk. ive already gotten my msl number and unlocked to make edits to all that information on the ##update# screen. but now what???? please dude, yah gottta help me...i just lost my job and got kicked off my brothers sprint plan and need something better and cheaper like straight talk....do you know what steps need to make to make this happen?
    any and all info is entirely appreciated and you will be my new god i will believe in if you make this happen thank you in advance!

    Tyler.

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    not true

    i just unlocked it

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