1. rkeenan's Avatar
    If I bought this unlocked from Amazon or another retailer, could I use the phone on US Cellular? I am kind of sick of Android. I have a Galaxy S4 and primarily use it for music, podcasts and reading the news. I had an 828 and liked it. The 928 looks awesome. The GS4 is just kind of blah. Idk what it is, but I just don't like Samsung products.
    08-11-2013 12:08 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No. US Cellular is a CDMA carrier.

    Unlocking means the ability to use any GSM carrier's SIM card. That would be AT&T, T-Mobile or MVNOs that use AT&T/T-Mobile networks.

    CDMA carriers use a database of ESNs/MEIDs. They will not activate any device that is not branded to their own network. So you cannot use: VZW devices on US Cellular, Sprint devices on US Cellular, VZW devices on Sprint, Sprint devices on VZW, etc.
    08-11-2013 12:14 AM
  3. rkeenan's Avatar
    Ah, that is a huge disappointment. Thank you for the information though.
    08-11-2013 08:35 AM

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