Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 will not download MMS while on a call using Verizon network. Able to talk and surf. Verizon Galaxy Note 8 is able to download MMS while on a call. Is the unlocked version limited in some way?
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So, despite the fact that the 1 is dropped from the Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 model number on the website, the several devices I ordered and inspected all have the 1 following the model number. I walked out with a Verizon Galaxy Note 8 and after switching on the Advanced Calling option the device is able to talk, surf, send and receive MMS during a call. Verizon says this option is
missing from the unlocked version and this prohibits unlocked devices from fully accessing
Confirm 2 things for me:
Open your txt message app>tap three dots on upper right>tap settings>tap more settings>tap multi media messages>ensure Auto Retrieve is enabled.
Next make sure VoLTE is enabled:
Settings>Connections>Mobile Networks>Make sure VoLTE Calls is enabled (even though says calls, VoLTE is a technology that encompasses several enhanced features).
If still no go, please let me know your current baseband number:
Looks like this N950U1xxxxx
I) Also, please look at:
Settings>Apps>Tap the three dots on upper right>Special Access>Use Premium Text Message Services
Does anything show there?
II) To narrow down what settings are visible to you and make sure you are on latest firmware, can you tell me what the following shows for you:
Settings>About Phone>What is Baseband Version (and build number while we are at it).
III) Here is the latest firmware information for your Unlocked Device (if you purchased your device straight form Samsung and not through a carrier):
IV) If the above bold is not seen in your About Screen, check for an update manually on your phone while connected to Wifi:
V) Smart Switch Install on home PC/MAC:
Thanks, just what I needed.
Go back to mobile connections and change from "Global" to "CDMA".
If it will not connect while on CDMA then that's a problem, Verizon's network is CDMA.
The model number you have provided comes back as GSM Unlocked (AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket etc).
Best Buy has the unlocked model number compatible with Verizon as follows: