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Purchased carrier locked S23 from a third party seller and don't know how to use India SIM cards on the phone?

(Topic created: 02-20-2024 11:28 PM)
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Dixant Tiwari
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  • Hi,
  • I have a galaxy s23 which is verizon carrier locked but I don't know how I'm able to use Indian sim cards on my device now the main problem is I bought the phone from a third party seller due to which I was unaware of that tha device is a US model and being a carrier locked device I'm unable to receive updates in my phone. Can any one suggest a solution that may help me!. Tried contacting Verizon but got nothing there's no way one can connect then outside US.
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luis9088
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Basically you have a lemon. Only the original owner can request such device to be unlocked. And being locked you wouldn't be able to use any carrier sim on it. You can either contact the person to have it unlocked, get your money back or sell it has locked Verizon version. Worse case scenario probably could be financed. If that's the case your **bleep** with paperweight. Call Verizon and give them the IMEI and find out if it's financed if not start services with them and few months unblock it. If you cant then there's nothing nobody can do. Try using a third service to unlock the phone. Good luck
Charkatak
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Verizon phones are usually automatically unlocked after a period of time. If your sim card works then it isn't locked. With software updates some carriers are easier than others. 1) You can try Samsung Switch for PC program and try to update the phone that way. 2) Ask someone from USA to send you any Verizon sim card (even if it is deactivated) and try to update. 3) You can get a more direct approach by flashing the firmware of your device. Need to search online forums for this.

Dixant Tiwari
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Could you please suggest some forums that provide such updates?

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Charkatak
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First try 2 other methods I posted. These sites don't provide updates. They can help you flash your phone's firmware. You may not be comfortable doing it. XDA developers is one of the sites.

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luis9088
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But not automatically unlocked if the phone never meant the requirements or its being financed. The OP never mentined his sim worked on the locked verizon. I don't recomment nobody flashing anything their not aware off doing. Verizon automatically unlocks their device after 60 days. He said it's locked so it wasn't unlocked so previous owner didn't meet the requirements. This isn't a prepaid situation. If that device was actually from Verizon and not prepaid i feel bad.
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3Fees
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60 days, then the phone should be unlocked. Some companies sell unlock phone services. Dial #0001*unlockcode# ,,000000 or 123456 and see if unlocked is reported. It won't harm anything to try.

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Dixant Tiwari
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Got a error message as in valid MMI or something. Maybe be because using an Indian sim Crad

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luis9088
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Only if owner had it for that long and if that phone isn't attached to previous owner account. He must call Verizon and see if he can add a line or find out more.
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Could be unlock code is not the right one too.

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