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    S8+ unlocked vs VSW S8+

    I'm thinking of purchasing an unlocked S8+ from Samsung and participate annual upgrade program. Can anyone tell me pro and con of getting an unlocked phone? Do I need to purchase a SIM from VZW?

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    One con of the carrier unlocked phones from Samsung is that they don't support Wifi calling. VoLTE will work, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weskeene View Post
    One con of the carrier unlocked phones from Samsung is that they don't support Wifi calling. VoLTE will work, though.
    Can I donwnload an app?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatch View Post
    Can I donwnload an app?
    Sure, that is not affected.

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    I considered the VZW S8, but ended up getting the Unlocked S8. The Unlocked version supports everything the Verizon model does, including VoLTE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    I considered the VZW S8, but ended up getting the Unlocked S8. The Unlocked version supports everything the Verizon model does, including VoLTE.

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    I just found out that VoLTE and other options can be turned on using "Shortcut Master" app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatch View Post
    I just found out that VoLTE and other options can be turned on using "Shortcut Master" app.
    Can you elaborate on that?

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    Check this one.

    https://youtu.be/gjFs4ksDdtg


    https://youtu.be/W9EEbYHWD40

    WIFI calling still can not be turned on by using this method.
    Last edited by kwatch; 11-10-2017 at 07:30 AM.

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    That talks about video calling (and also VoLTE), not Wifi Calling.

    Unlocked firmware lacks the software necessary to setup the carrier required 911 features. There is a way to add it, but it requires root.

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