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Samsung - Refurbished Galaxy Note5 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone - Black Sapphire (Verizon Wireless) & Best Buy $349

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Where it says unlocked?

Also on description it says

Phone activation required before use. Carrier activation fees may apply.
Requires a voice plan and data package.
Early termination fee of $350.
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all Verizon phones are gsm unlocked.
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this phone sucks
no removable battery or upgradable storage.
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Quote from funkmasterta View Post :
this phone sucks
no removable battery or upgradable storage.
Maybe for you, but I've found I don't necessarily need a removable battery or memory card. I've found that most of my phones have a battery life that goes about three years before I notice a steep decline. By that time I'm ready to move on to a new phone anyway. For the memory I have a combination of Google Drive and Amazon Cloud storage that gives me unlimited access to anything I need. On my Xperia Z3+ I have about 20GB of my storage occupied right now. I actually prefer leaving a lot of things in the cloud because it keeps my phone better organized. Before I would have tons of pictures and videos from random things taking up space that I didn't need access to.

On the battery front. Most of the time my phones make it a full day before needing to be charged. If not I have a charger at my desk and one in my car and also keep a power bank in my bag.

I'm currently looking for a Note 5 right now, but I need the T-Mobile version as I'm on Metro PCS.
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Quote from danger07 View Post :
Maybe for you, but I've found I don't necessarily need a removable battery or memory card. I've found that most of my phones have a battery life that goes about three years before I notice a steep decline. By that time I'm ready to move on to a new phone anyway. For the memory I have a combination of Google Drive and Amazon Cloud storage that gives me unlimited access to anything I need. On my Xperia Z3+ I have about 20GB of my storage occupied right now. I actually prefer leaving a lot of things in the cloud because it keeps my phone better organized. Before I would have tons of pictures and videos from random things taking up space that I didn't need access to.

On the battery front. Most of the time my phones make it a full day before needing to be charged. If not I have a charger at my desk and one in my car and also keep a power bank in my bag.

I'm currently looking for a Note 5 right now, but I need the T-Mobile version as I'm on Metro PCS.

Having a spare battery system is awesome. I charge all of my spares at the same time overnight. Then, when I run out, I just swap in a fresh battery and can get back to 100% charge in <30 seconds. Even modern quick charge systems can't charge that fast. I never have to be shackled to a charger at work or in the car. I never have to carry a big, heavy external battery bank and be shackled to that while on the go. Not to mention, I can get 3 spare batteries for <$20. When you use a battery to charge another battery, you lose ~30% efficiency in the process.

Using the cloud is crappy, imho, because you have to depend on finding wifi or good mobile data connection to use it. I have a 200GB micro SD in my phone and that gives me access to my stuff anywhere without waiting or issues, like:
  • on a plane
  • on hiking trails
  • on the beach
  • inside most commercial buildings where service is slow and shoddy
  • inside most malls where service is slow and shoddy
  • in foreign countries where I don't have service
  • in foreign countries where service is SLOW
  • etc

Not to mention that I don't have to worry about using up my mobile data quota.
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