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Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

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Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

I was wondering if sprint would activate the unlocked note 8 that i get from samsung ? I travel alot and from previous experience with the note 5 sprint locked phone . It was missing some 4g lte bands which I was not able to use 4g lte overseas. 3g was not usable at all. 

 

I wouldn't mind missing out on those sprint specific update and rather be able to have 4g lte with the same phone everywhere i go. 

I tried to call sprint customer service but the person that I spoke to wasn't sure and kept asking me the imei number. I know that sprint have the "SIM KIT" for people who bring their phone and switch to sprint.  I was hoping to confirm that before I get that from samsung.

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Yea .. My totally currently is $656.61 after the $300 note 5 trade in and since i already have the 360 camera.  I would sell the brand new one fore $150. That brings the total cost down $506.61. Then I used my chase sapphire reserve which get 3 times bonus points for shopping in samsung that is $29.5 travel credit. My new total is $477.11

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Samsung trade in deal is way better. 

 

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I can see why you'd rather order it from Samsung.  I wanted the Orchid Gray, but Samsung didn't have the trade-in deal for the Orchid Gray.  I could have gotten $300 trade-in for my S7 edge if I had ordered the Midnight Black.   Bummer!

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Well, I'm off to bed.  I hope to see what comes of your Note 8 order.

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Well s7 edge value still good compare to note 5. There is no way i would ever get $300 for my 2 year note 5.. So I have to do that deal 🙂  But yea .. I am excited and can't wait to get it ... I will probably use this time to look for a screen protector and a case 

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Hey AirWick219,

 

I'm crying tears right now.  LOL.  I have just gone on Samsung's website, and Samsung is now offering trade-in(s) for the Orchid Gray Note 8.  Why oh why didn't Samsung have it at the time, I could have traded my S7 edge in for -$300.   I'm not too happy with Samsung right now.  Hmmm, I could always return the one I have to Best Buy, and then order it again from Samsung. 

 

Why do you think you won't get $300 for your Note 5?  Does it have scratches, dents, and dings? Does it turn on?  Is the screen cracked?    

 

Did you find a screen protector and case yet? 

 

I'm so excited for you when you get your unlocked Note 8.  I'll have a fellow unlocked Note 8 bud to correspond with if we have any problems with our unlocked Note 8s on Sprint.

 

My unlocked by Samsung® Note 8 on SprintMy unlocked by Samsung® Note 8 on Sprint  

 

 

 

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@nemembêtezpas . that's weird lol ... I didn't see theOrchid Gray option yesterday when i ordered. I would take GOLD if they have that but o well .. That 300 bucks trade in is so worth it.  My note 5 is in very good condition since it was a replacement from TPE+ no too long ago. But i wondered if samsung would say anything about that cuz my note 5 was marked as refurbished by ASURION. Also Just the fact the note 5 is 2 years old and i have been looking around on local craigslist .. it's around like 2xx. 

 

I wondered if best buy would charge you a restocking fee tho. If that's the case it's not worth it. If not and the timing works out, then you don't have to deal with selling ur phone locally. lol 

 

I am still looking around for case and screen protector.. There are alot of options out there. Anyways I don't know how i feel about that finger print sensor being so far up next to the flash tho. 

 

I am very excited too. I wondered if that's gonna be a battle trying to activate that phone.   

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@AirWick219  I've just placed my order with Samsung (again), this time I am getting the -$300 trade-in for the Orchid Gray and the free goodies.  I chose the memory card and the wireless charger.  

 

Oh yeah, I see now why you said that you may not get much for your trade-in.  I found this interesting read about Samsung's trade-in program.  http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/07/01/samsung-isnt-honoring-galaxy-s8-200-trade-discount-many-leav...

 

On my Best Buy account it states, "A $35.00 return fee may be deducted from your refund."  That's not too bad.  I may be out $35, but that's not much of a loss.  It won't be if I get the full $300 trade-in. 

 

I do not like the finger print sensor where it is.  No matter what, I'm always touching the camera lens. I have to stretch my hand and finger to reach it, and it feels awkward trying to feel and find the sensor.  Now, I just turn the phone over and I look at the sensor and touch.

 

I did chat with a Sprint TEP tech, and he did say even though the unlocked Note 8 is not supported, it will activate.  I'll post that chat. 

 

 

 

 

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Here's that chat with the Sprint Tech Expert.  I'm not having any problems with my Note 8 - it's still working just fine on Sprint; it's just that I can't add / removes services on my Note 8 via my Sprint account. 

 

 

Chat with Sprint Tech ExpertChat with Sprint Tech Expert

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@nemembêtezpas

I am pretty sure something is going to come up with the $300 trade in with samsung and I am fully prepare to battle it. To cover my behind, I am going to take pictures and video before I send them the my phone, that way, they can't claim the phone was cracked or wouldn't turn on and not give me my $300.

 

I picked the 360 camera cuz I think it's easier to sell since I already have one but I will probably be looking around for the cheap wireless fast charger, sd card and the dex station. Also I will probably have to suck it up with the finger print sensor once it gets here. O well..

 

As far as the insurance program. The conclusions that I came up with in the other post https://community.sprint.com/t5/Samsung-Note-Series/Total-Equipment-Protection-with-unlocked-note-8/...

 

Covering lost or stolen is an advantage for TPE+. Unless I broke the phone so bad that's not fixable, They will still fix the phone that i have. Or else, then I will have to suck it up with a sprint phone. 

 

Anyways I think I found my screen protector, 

https://www.powerpeakproducts.com/base-tempered-glass-screen-protector-for-galaxy-note-8

 

My thoughts: This might be a bit on the high side which I am still trying to see if there is something similar to that.  From this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeIEnYJRkZQ  . I like that it comes with a guard to put on and also It seems like it wouldn't have any issue with any cases ...  But I am still looking. 

 

  

 

 

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@AirWick219 Yes, that's definitely a good idea.  Take pictures and video of your Note 5.  That way Samsung can't screw you over.  

 

Thanks for posting the links.  I guess I'll keep the TEP+.  I'm just not too thrilled about getting a Sprint branded Note 8 as a replacement if something should happen to my unlocked Note 8.

 

I do like those cases, especially, the Evo wallet.  I like flip covers, I feel like it gives extra screen protection.  

 

I don't want to put the screen protector that I have now on the Note 8 that I'll be returning to Best Buy. 

 

I was debating between getting the Gear 360 or the wireless charger and memory card.  I decided to go with what I've always wanted for a long time - a wireless charger.  What am I going to do with that 360 anyway.  Besides, I've read the reviews and that 360 doesn't sound like it's all that great.     

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This is hilarious.  Is Samsung trying to tell me something?  LOL.  Did you get that same message?

 

Samsung really doesn't want to trade-inSamsung really doesn't want to trade-in

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