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Friday, November 18th, 2022 7:58 AM

Anyone using an unlocked Samsung?

Looking to upgrade to the S22. I have an S21 (AT&T version) now. They have an exclusive color I want that's only available as unlocked. I always get the AT&T carrier version so all my features are provisioned to work (visual voice mail, hot spot, etc).

Question: Is anyone using a true unlocked Galaxy (I don't mean used to be carrier locked and then you had it unlocked because it will still have carrier provisioning). If so, do all features work (visual voice mail, hot spot, wifi calling, etc). And also when you insert your Sim card will it function as an AT&T phone when you enter an AT&T Sim (like start up with the AT&T splash screen?)

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3 months ago

I have the unlocked s22, it replaced an unlocked S21 Plus. Both are fully compatible and work with 5g, Wi-Fi calling, visual voicemail, although I do not use carrier visual voicemail because I want transcription, I get that by forwarding my voicemail to Google Voice. 

An unlocked s22, and potentially the s23 series, will work perfectly well on any us Network as long as it is as you purchase the US version. 

If you purchase a global or International Version it will not work on AT&T.

If you look at AT&T's list of compatible unlocked phones it even lists Wi-Fi calling and 5G.

Service capabilities of unlocked devices

S22 is showing some really good prices right now, but you might want to hang on for the s23 and do a trade in with your current phone. Samsung has had some really good trade-in deals. But I also know that you can get deals elsewhere. I purchased my s22 unlocked USA version through Amazon for a $400 discount

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