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Dual sim phone? Samsung Grand Prime G531

ms2000 1,316 32 March 26, 2016 at 11:55 AM
I am considering getting a Samsung Grand Prime G531

However, it is only avail on Amazon - customers received scratched ones!

Samsung web sites sells phones, but this one is in Indian rupees! I am unsure of warranty - one customer complains of it too

I do not why they are not available in the US! Any other options?

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Another $30 TO $50 will get you the Huawei Honor 5X or P8 Lite dual sim models. Both are nice Android midrangers with very solid build quality.
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Another $30 TO $50 will get you the Huawei Honor 5X or P8 Lite dual sim models. Both are nice Android midrangers with very solid build quality.
Is there a GSM phone that also works on Sprint?
I have ring plus and AT&T and TM. Does the phone needs to be locked to work on Sprint-Ring Plus?
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Is there a GSM phone that also works on Sprint?
I have ring plus and AT&T and TM. Does the phone needs to be locked to work on Sprint-Ring Plus?
Would like to know also
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Is there a GSM phone that also works on Sprint?
I have ring plus and AT&T and TM. Does the phone needs to be locked to work on Sprint-Ring Plus?
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Would like to know also
Generally no. Sprint and Verizon are both CDMA carriers. Phones from sprint won't work on verizon and vice versa. CDMA carriers operate whitelists of approved devices, so buying devices marketed and sold overseas is guaranteed trouble. Sprint and Verizon also use different LTE bands and phones usually don't support both.

This Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a 3G ONLY GSM ONLY phone that will not work on sprint or verizon.

There are a small handful of higher end phones that should work with any US carrier, this includes recent iPhones, the Nexus 5X and 6P and a couple other phones which are >$300 (except used/refurb old models). ** North American version, some deals have been international version

The thing that may be confusing you is that sometimes it's possible to use a CDMA (generally verizon not sprint) phone on a GSM carrier. This comes with some significant drawbacks, reduced coverage, and lower data speeds (if it's even possible). The reverse isn't true.
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Another $30 TO $50 will get you the Huawei Honor 5X or P8 Lite dual sim models. Both are nice Android midrangers with very solid build quality.
That would be a much better phone, but would only work on a GSM carrier or MVNO like AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, etc.

We're moving towards a time in the future when more phones will be truly universal, but that's easily 5 years away.
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