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Purchased s23 fe from metro pcs, didnt boot device or activate yet

(Topic created: 04-26-2024 03:17 PM)
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tarasov777
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Somewhere I read that samsung devices come unlocked,  and only become locked after inserting the carriers sim and activating the device. Is this true? If so, are there any known work around to be able to use the device and have it be unlocked and not stuck with the carrier locked sim?

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I'm pretty sure you can unlock it again if you wanna switch carriers
Tidbitty
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If you buy it from a carrier they are locked from the get go. You have to meet their requirements to unlock.
GaryB82
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They only come unlocked if you order from Samsung Directly if your phone model number ends in U1 it's unlocked and you can swap sims anytime you want to,  If it ends in U its a carrier locked device and they are they ones that have to unlock it to use on other carriers they normally unlock after the device is fully paid off 



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Shoot i forgot ya it's only unlocked if you purchase it directly from Samsung but I'm sure you can unlock the phone but very few carriers will allowed to unlock it
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Carriers will only unlock if the device is fully paid for.



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Exactly that's what I'm trying to say I forgot to include it
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tarasov777
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Well, I was able to download a Google fi Sim for their free trial and it's working with no issues. However if I booted the device with metros Sim card, it wouldn't even allow me to download and use any other Sim like it is right now.
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What's the complete model number


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Sm-s711u , bought it this morning at metro pcs, which they lock all devices for the first 180 days of service.. but I convinced the worker to allow me to walk out with the device and sim card without activating the metros sim. I came home, and it's running on google fi right now 🤷‍:male_sign:
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