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bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby yudhistre » May 1st, 2013, 10:36 am

Just want some official feedback from someone who has bought the phone from either of our 2 carriers and tested the phone to see if it comes locked to that specific network or if it is unlocked to be used on any network.

Ah doh wha hear, ah man tell me it unlocked, and Digicel doh lock their phones... Actual Galaxy S4 users only.

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby pete » May 1st, 2013, 10:44 am

From my past experience bmobile doesn't lock their expensive phones and Digicel locks ALL their phones.

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Postby Phone Surgeon » May 1st, 2013, 10:54 am

yup digicel locks ALL their phones and they would unlock them after a year if you request it.

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Postby ray d saint » May 1st, 2013, 11:00 am

What are the plans and handset prices vs each other???

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Postby hustla_ambition101 » May 1st, 2013, 11:07 am

^^^check the android thread, it might be in there somewhere

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby yonoshiro » May 1st, 2013, 12:02 pm

yudhistre wrote:Just want some official feedback from someone who has bought the phone from either of our 2 carriers and tested the phone to see if it comes locked to that specific network or if it is unlocked to be used on any network.

Ah doh wha hear, ah man tell me it unlocked, and Digicel doh lock their phones... Actual Galaxy S4 users only.



I bought my Galaxy S 4 ( Black mist) from digicel with prepaid data on Saturday..and upon arriving home I swapped it with my bmobile micro sim just to see and it worked! ..so it is unlocked..my colleague bought his GS4 from digicel that same day and he too confirms that it is indeed unlocked...at the very least in this batch of phones

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby RASC » May 1st, 2013, 12:08 pm

yonoshiro wrote:
yudhistre wrote:Just want some official feedback from someone who has bought the phone from either of our 2 carriers and tested the phone to see if it comes locked to that specific network or if it is unlocked to be used on any network.

Ah doh wha hear, ah man tell me it unlocked, and Digicel doh lock their phones... Actual Galaxy S4 users only.



I bought my Galaxy S 4 ( Black mist) from digicel with prepaid data on Saturday..and upon arriving home I swapped it with my bmobile micro sim just to see and it worked! ..so it is unlocked..my colleague bought his GS4 from digicel that same day and he too confirms that it is indeed unlocked...at the very least in this batch of phones

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Thank You an actual S4 owner.
Tuner Ballers suddenly playing poor when it comes to buying this phone.
Head on over to the Android forum and give us a little mini review nah.

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby pete » May 1st, 2013, 12:08 pm

I feel it's just for that batch.. they probably rushed to get them out so didn't bother to lock them.

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Postby RIPEBREDFRUIT » May 1st, 2013, 12:22 pm

Amazing how ALL samsng S4 phones SOLD out in under 3 hours at a price of over $5500.00 each, yet people yelling they have no money to pay rent.............

People have their priorities so mixed up

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Postby dougla_boy » May 1st, 2013, 12:25 pm

ABA Trading LTD wrote:yup digicel locks ALL their phones and they would unlock them after a year if you request it.


not entirely true....know someone who bought 2 BB9800 from Digicel and the white ones were unlocked

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby yonoshiro » May 1st, 2013, 12:46 pm

RASC wrote: Thank You an actual S4 owner.
Tuner Ballers suddenly playing poor when it comes to buying this phone.
Head on over to the Android forum and give us a little mini review nah.


Yeah man..no scene..:D..but i will say one thing.. this phone is PREMIUM!.. Screen is gorgeous with proper whites ( for an amoled that is amazing).. the fit and finish is perfect, there is no creaking or flexing, the buttons are flush and solid and have no give.. nice and tight.. and since it charges at 2 amps, you can go from 0 to 100 percent in 2 hours max.. i love it.. really glad i sold my s3 the same days samsung held the launch event in radio city music hall.... the S3 was a powerhouse.. but i must admit i had to weigh pros and cons in terms of function over form.. but this baby is the beauty AND the beast!

RIPEBREDFRUIT wrote:Amazing how ALL samsng S4 phones SOLD out in under 3 hours at a price of over $5500.00 each, yet people yelling they have no money to pay rent.............

People have their priorities so mixed up


well..for that day only ( the launch date) digicel had a sale .. i got mine for $5000..had to reach there really early too..lol

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby Sky » May 1st, 2013, 12:59 pm

dougla_boy wrote:
ABA Trading LTD wrote:yup digicel locks ALL their phones and they would unlock them after a year if you request it.


not entirely true....know someone who bought 2 BB9800 from Digicel and the white ones were unlocked



Add bb9790 to this list.

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Postby original_lollybob » May 1st, 2013, 1:12 pm

RIPEBREDFRUIT wrote:Amazing how ALL samsng S4 phones SOLD out in under 3 hours at a price of over $5500.00 each, yet people yelling they have no money to pay rent.............

People have their priorities so mixed up


so did all the $5000.00 Lumias

Perhaps people who buy these phones dont have problems paying their rent..

i doh understand why ppl does beatup on ppl buying phones... thats what some ppl like..geez :roll:

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby redmanjp » May 1st, 2013, 3:58 pm

RIPEBREDFRUIT wrote:Amazing how ALL samsng S4 phones SOLD out in under 3 hours at a price of over $5500.00 each, yet people yelling they have no money to pay rent.............

People have their priorities so mixed up


this! :?

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby nemisis » May 1st, 2013, 4:46 pm

redmanjp wrote:
RIPEBREDFRUIT wrote:Amazing how ALL samsng S4 phones SOLD out in under 3 hours at a price of over $5500.00 each, yet people yelling they have no money to pay rent.............

People have their priorities so mixed up


this! :?
statement too general to support all the people I know who bought it from the local carriers make over $6500

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby S_2NR » May 1st, 2013, 5:06 pm

RIPEBREDFRUIT wrote:Amazing how ALL samsng S4 phones SOLD out in under 3 hours at a price of over $5500.00 each, yet people yelling they have no money to pay rent.............

People have their priorities so mixed up


And this affects your life how :?:

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby nemisis » May 1st, 2013, 7:00 pm

^^^ some people get jelly when they have to be all responsible and other people throw it to the wind

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby christopherwilliams2 » May 1st, 2013, 7:52 pm

some people buy nice food, some buy nice phone, some buy nice car....i doh business.
sorry that you have to have your previous phone over a year before you could get the post paid with data price. i had mine 8mths

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby dredman1 » May 3rd, 2013, 9:50 am

yonoshiro wrote:I bought my Galaxy S 4 ( Black mist) from digicel with prepaid data on Saturday..and upon arriving home I swapped it with my bmobile micro sim just to see and it worked! ..so it is unlocked..my colleague bought his GS4 from digicel that same day and he too confirms that it is indeed unlocked...at the very least in this batch of phones
Could you verify if the version being sold by Digicel is the quad core (I9505), or the octa core (I9500)??

Anyone know which version bmobile is selling?

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby Swisha » May 3rd, 2013, 8:57 pm

bmobile has the I9500

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Postby Country_Bookie » May 3rd, 2013, 9:28 pm

RIPEBREDFRUIT wrote:Amazing how ALL samsng S4 phones SOLD out in under 3 hours at a price of over $5500.00 each, yet people yelling they have no money to pay rent.............

People have their priorities so mixed up


Or ent have money to buy a new table either :twisted:

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby dredman1 » May 4th, 2013, 10:10 am

Swisha wrote:bmobile has the I9500
Thats a good sign. Hoping digi has that one as well.

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby Swisha » May 4th, 2013, 10:18 am

well the I9505 is really the LTE version meant for the US market only. so pretty sure Digicel has the I9500 as well

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby r3iXmann » May 4th, 2013, 10:28 am

ABA Trading LTD wrote:yup digicel locks ALL their phones and they would unlock them after a year if you request it.


this is not true..two of my coworkers bought s3s from digicel and tossed their bmobile sims in them same speed..not locked


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RIPEBREDFRUIT wrote:Amazing how ALL samsng S4 phones SOLD out in under 3 hours at a price of over $5500.00 each, yet people yelling they have no money to pay rent.............

People have their priorities so mixed up


And this affects your life how :?:


yunno :roll: :roll:

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby dredman1 » May 4th, 2013, 11:28 am

Swisha wrote:well the I9505 is really the LTE version meant for the US market only. so pretty sure Digicel has the I9500 as well
Interesting. T&T is in the lucky minority, seeing as only 30 per cent of S4s worldwide will have 8-core processor. Didn't see our market on the official listing.

http://www.t3.com/news/only-30-per-cent ... -processor
http://www.sammobile.com/2013/03/20/you ... he-answer/

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Postby SmokeyGTi » May 5th, 2013, 8:50 pm

^^ so...we got the 8 core version in Trinidad or not?

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby dredman1 » May 5th, 2013, 10:16 pm

According to swisha, bmobile has the 8 core (I9500). Still waiting on yonishiro or someone else to confirm digicel's model.

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby Phone Surgeon » May 6th, 2013, 6:52 am

r3iXmann wrote:
ABA Trading LTD wrote:yup digicel locks ALL their phones and they would unlock them after a year if you request it.


this is not true..two of my coworkers bought s3s from digicel and tossed their bmobile sims in them same speed..not locked

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are you sure those were digicel branded phones though? and not just phones the store owners brought in? remember digicel only gives you a certain amount of stock and many many stores bring in their own to sell due to them not being given enough.

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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby yonoshiro » May 6th, 2013, 10:54 pm

dredman1 wrote:
yonoshiro wrote:I bought my Galaxy S 4 ( Black mist) from digicel with prepaid data on Saturday..and upon arriving home I swapped it with my bmobile micro sim just to see and it worked! ..so it is unlocked..my colleague bought his GS4 from digicel that same day and he too confirms that it is indeed unlocked...at the very least in this batch of phones
Could you verify if the version being sold by Digicel is the quad core (I9505), or the octa core (I9500)??

Anyone know which version bmobile is selling?


Trinidad and Tobago and I believe the entire Caribbean and Latin American region (subject to correction) receives the GT I9500 ( octacore)....In fact, you can see it on Sam Mobile where all the official firmwares are listed by region. In Trinidad (under the code TTT), we get the GTI9500 with firmware I9500UBUAMDE update-able to I9500UBUAMDK.

Hope that helps .
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Re: bMobile & Digicel Galaxy S4 Locked or Unlocked?

Postby yonoshiro » May 6th, 2013, 11:08 pm

And yes..I confirm that the one i got from digicel is the GT 19500

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