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
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!
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
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.
@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.
@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.
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.
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,
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.
@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.