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  1. It might be but you can call to have them do it for sure.

    Keep in mind tho it will only work on TMobile (iirc) and only 1 band on TMobile, so it will only actually be like 20% of TMobiles network that it can work on.

    It won't work at all on VZW, att, or sprint

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  2. If you get the phone, even with the intention of leaving USCC, you can always call and say it's a Nexus and see if it starts working?

    I mean... If it has the ability and hardware, there's absolutely no reason it wouldn't - other than the CS rep saying it won't (because they don't know or care) - so try it.

    If I had one or knew someone with one id gladly do it.

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  3. No you don't have to do a factory reset at all just swap the SIM cards out after you give them the IMEI or meid and that's it.

    Yeah he's full of crap that or he's just dumb enough to believe it... I did exactly the same thing for dozens of lines with the Nexus 6p and 5X.

    It still amazes me how some of their employees actually think that phone's not designed for their Network would actually crash the the network or do anything other than simply not function. Omg... Lol.

    But yeah it's very simple. Don't do anything on the phone other than swap the SIM card and that's it, maybe dial *228 after they tell you that they added the phone. But you probably won't have to do that.

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  4. In total truth - it seems to be a pretty impressive device. All around. The camera, storage, os, etc...

    Only major exception is the screen resolution, that's pretty garbage IMO for >$1000 - that alone would convince me to skip it. The Galaxy S3 had a higher resolution on a smaller screen.

    If that isn't important, then there is no other reason it wouldn't be a totally pleasing device.

    I'm not an iOS fan, either, but given the Android options I'm also somewhat considering iOS. There is only really the Pixel 2, and the price tag on that is not exactly on par with 2017 device spec expectations - meaning there's better devices with lower prices but you sacrifice all the freedom that comes with Pixel.

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  5. Was hoping to update this thread saying the problem was fixed but unfortunately it has gotten worse.


    I bought a new Samsung evo plus 256gb SD card hoping to cure the problem but after a few months this one will randomly appear to erase all data on it. Pictures, music, videos, and documents. They do not show up on any gallery or music player and even root browser shows the SD card empty. Insert into laptop everything is still there.


    Usually just before this is going to happen all the pictures in the phone besides the first one will become a Grey picture with the white square with mountain outlines.


    I'm leaning towards the phone being the problem after a few SD cards and then now even a Samsung SD card unless anyone else has some more ideas. Of course the purchase for a new phone is never at the opportune time but if I have to do that I will just hope the problem doesn't follow


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    It would seem like a SD problem, but you tried others and same result...


    I have to agree, a phone issue. Although weird, that's what I would suspect.


    Are you on the latest firmware? Perhaps there was an issue with a previous release or maybe the most current one is causing this?


    Maybe try a different firmware - but I would strongly recommend calling Samsung and telling them. They may know about it and issue a RMA for you?


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  6. Personally I would just assure myself root capabilities prior to purchase - but that's me.

    I wouldn't be able to bring myself to use it without adaway (or the like) - which requires root.

    Additionally, bloat. That was the reason I rooted to begin with back in the HTC Merge days. Bloat is a no-go on any device, if I didn't put it there, then they better let me remove it.

    Beyond that I could live without it. But until they stop forcing bloat and ads, I'll either not upgrade or stick to a line that I know full well will have root.

    Again, that's just me.

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  7. It is probably one and the same, however, when it's activated on USCC it then locks to USCC until they release it.


    If it's bought at full price (like from LG or Newegg) it would be unlocked, since there's no contract there wouldn't be any lock on it once activated.


    That's my assumption, based on hardware specs it would fit the "unlocked" bands like a Nexus.


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  8. After you pay off a phone you're paying installments on there's a discount - but said discount isn't automatically applied to your account, you have to contact them and request it be applied.

    So if you're making payments on your new phone it won't matter, but if you're paying for it in full then you need to have them put that discount on your account.

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  9. You won't be billed unless you make an outgoing call from your US Cellular number, which you would not be doing because you're not making an outbound call with your US Cellular phone.

    I've done this also, good workaround on the cheap and quick.

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