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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 32GB LTE (T-Mobile, Unlocked, Black or White) - $669.50 AC w/ free shipping - Negri Electronics

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Last Edited by deejay01 October 6, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Cheaper than T-Mobile, and it is unlocked. I know some people will argue that $669.50 is still too expensive, but this is the best price I could find for now. Preorder - estimated availability 10/10.

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Last Edited by ducvader October 8, 2013 at 11:04 AM
Price bumped up to $719.50 after $10 coupon code

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BE CAREFUL. SAMSUNG IS REGION LOCKING [SOME] NOTE 3 PHONES AND ALL UNLOCKED PHONES SOLD THEREAFTER. SOME PHONES WILL NOT WORK WITH LOCAL SIMS IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER.

As shown by many unlocking sites, removing the SIM/carrier lock also removes the region lock so all US models that were originally locked (like this) are fine. No US model has the sticker. Any IMEI unlock code like those used to unlock these will remove the region lock permanently. Granted, Samsung falsely claimed that you could use any SIM on a region-locked phone after first activating with a SIM from the correct region (there a carrier blacklist in effect), but that only applies to phones that were region locked in the first place. Even with the software updates rolling out to old phones, it will not affect any that were originally carrier-locked like this. You can chose to boycott them for that anti-consumer behavior if you want but just know that it does not apply to the model discussed here.

http://m.androidauthority.com/gal...ts-279416/

- the SIM limitation sticker really is meant to mean what it says - the N9005 [not the T-Mobile N900T model] is not meant to be compatible with SIMs issued by operators outside the European region - I believe at least some owners are using the Note 3 with SIMs issued by operators outside the EU but the rep was adamant that the Note 3 was not intended by Samsung to be used with SIMs issued by operators outside of the European region, even following first activation.

- the European region Note 3s are only meant to be compatible with SIMs issued by operators from the European region, and this applies equally after activation - I asked repeatedly her to confirm this which she did each time. I tried practical examples too and it got worse: So if I go to Australia I must use a European region SIM in my Note 3 even if I buy the Note 3 SIM-free for ?620? Yes according to the rep. So I asked if I go to Florida on vacation, I have no choice but to use a European region SIM in my Note 3? Yes again according to rep.

- it makes no difference if here in the UK I buy the Note 3 from Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4U, EE or Clove.

- I could buy another phone if I wanted to use a SIM from an operator outside the EU in my mobile - the rep volunteered this to me as it never occurred to me that they might seriously suggest such a policy.

No matter which Samsung rep is right, it's clear from what buyers are saying that Samsung's region lock doesn't work as intended. If it's supposed to block SIMs from a second region after a right activation, that this doesn't always happen. If it's supposed to block SIMs from a second region after a wrong activation, well, this doesn't always happen either, at least according to existing reports.


Forget all that, Chainfire just developed a way to remove region locking... http://androidfannetwork.com/2013...gion-lock/

Actually, forget all that for and even more basic reason: The region lock doesn't apply to the T-Mobile model AT ALL. There is no region locking on any US model because ALL US models are originally carrier/SIM locked and region-locking is permanently removed in the process of removing the carrier/SIM lock (as has been done here by Negri). This has been shown time and time again with the IMEI unlocking sites successfully fixing region-locked phones. Yes, Samsung's claim that it is removed after using a local SIM is not true (blacklist is still in effect), but that is completely different. IMEI unlocks WORK as proven by a certain Russian website that has unlocked many.

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you're right it is pricey but some people like me have no choice other than to buy phones at full retail just so I can keep my grandfathered special rate plan vai tmobile. I would rather get the iphone 5s if I'm going to be spending over $650 though especially since I've never heard of this company "negri" ? ..wouldn't feel safe ordering this from this particular site.
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negri electroics is a good site for buying unlocked phones
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i'm assuming there're no junk apps and tethering restrictions from tmobile... ?
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Quote from turbotaurus View Post :
negri electroics is a good site for buying unlocked phones
Just to confirm, will this work on US AT&T and T Mobile LTE bands?

Is there a way to get a warranty through those carriers when buying the phone from a 3rd party?
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TU, because this is better than that other retail price thread.
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They are a reputable site for selling unlocked phones. Technobuffalo buys their phones from them directly all the time.
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Wow I think this is the first time I seen a phone that actually cost more than the newest iPhone..
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Wow I think this is the first time I seen a phone that actually cost more than the newest iPhone..
this is not a regular smartphone. it have s-pen for pda funtion.
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i'm assuming there're no junk apps and tethering restrictions from tmobile... ?

You assumed wrong Embarrassment

It's only UNLOCKED from T-Mobile (meaning can use on other GSM carriers worldwide)
it is NOT Rooted - Which allows user to rid of carrier's bloatware, defined settings, and limitations...

Unlocked is already a good start - As they'll force use to stay 60-90days and bla blah blah
before unlocking it OR pay $30 plus.. for unlock code (if avail at all)

One can 'learn' to root it or simply pay 30-40-?? dls to have it done <check CL> Once rooted, you'll have several options for covert tethering


Still great buy yummy
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Quote from Fightforit View Post :
you're right it is pricey but some people like me have no choice other than to buy phones at full retail just so I can keep my grandfathered special rate plan vai tmobile. I would rather get the iphone 5s if I'm going to be spending over $650 though especially since I've never heard of this company "negri" ? ..wouldn't feel safe ordering this from this particular site.
Zd Net [zdnet.com]did a review for the Note 3 and purchased from this seller as well.
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Quote from itaos View Post :
Just to confirm, will this work on US AT&T and T Mobile LTE bands?

Is there a way to get a warranty through those carriers when buying the phone from a 3rd party?

I read somewhere that ATT & TMo share/utilize the same LTE bands.. so yes it'll work.
Furthermore, I currently use an unlocked ATT S4 on TMo prepaid, and DO GET Tmobile LTE speeds (11mbps 2bars - 20-25mbps 5bars) - Using the 1900mhz band, i suppose.


In the meantime, I also contacted NegriCare support <chat> and asked if the Note3 came with 1 year warranty from Samsung - CSR never Replied Frown
(No, att/tmo won't provide any warranty since you didn't buy it from them - You can always go SQTrade)

*Edit: dang it, I just tried chat again & they removed it - can only email questions Now.


Hope this helps.
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Wow I think this is the first time I seen a phone that actually cost more than the newest iPhone..
5S 32GB model is $750 off contract so I'm not so sure about that
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Yes it will work on AT&T LTE, and many are choosing the T-Mobile version because it has an unlocked bootloader + more bands for international use.
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