1. KEB64's Avatar
    Why does this phone have a sim card? I thought sprint was strictly cdma? Does this mean my phone can be unlocked and used on a GSM carrier?
    08-24-2014 11:44 PM
  2. AgentDelta's Avatar
    The sim card is needed to access Sprint's LTE network, since the LTE standard requires sim cards (to the best of my understanding; somebody please correct me if I'm wrong).

    I think the phone can be unlocked and used on a GSM carrier, though I haven't tried that myself. According to Samsung's spec sheet, the Neo supports: LTE: Band 25 (1900 MHz); CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev.A: 800/850/1900MHz; HSPA+/UMTS: 1900/2100MHz; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz (emphasis added), so you should be able to get it working on any GSM carrier that uses those bands. I'm not sure how well Sprint handles unlock requests, though.
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    08-25-2014 01:20 PM
  3. KEB64's Avatar
    The sim card is needed to access Sprint's LTE network, since the LTE standard requires sim cards (to the best of my understanding; somebody please correct me if I'm wrong).

    I think the phone can be unlocked and used on a GSM carrier, though I haven't tried that myself. According to Samsung's spec sheet, the Neo supports: LTE: Band 25 (1900 MHz); CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev.A: 800/850/1900MHz; HSPA+/UMTS: 1900/2100MHz; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz (emphasis added), so you should be able to get it working on any GSM carrier that uses those bands. I'm not sure how well Sprint handles unlock requests, though.
    Thanks agent. Kinda figured all that too. Been with Sprint for sometime now and it just surprised me to see that. I have an Android LTE phone from them and it has no sim like this one. So just curious I guess. Nice to dream about going to a GSM carrier though.
    08-27-2014 01:23 AM

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