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Wed, Jan 5, 2022 11:55 PM

Activate temporary phone while Samsung performing a Warranty Fix

I have a rainbow dot on my Fold 3 that is covered by the warranty.

I want to buy a used or refurb phone for the 2 weeks it will be at the manufacturer.

Do I need to buy a phone that works with ATT or can I buy an unlocked phone?

ATTHelp

Community Support

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189.4K Messages

5分前

Hello @,

 

We can definitely answer that question for you.

 

We would recommend purchasing an AT&T branded device so you will be guaranteed that all carrier provided features work correctly at all times.

 

However, unlocked cell phones in general work with AT&T as well, so you can absolutely purchase one if you decide to do so.

 

You can follow the steps at this link to bring your own device to AT&T.

 

Let us know if you have any other questions.

 

Sean, AT&T Community Specialist

sandblaster

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57.4K Messages

5分前

Of course you need to buy a phone that works with ATT, that applies whether it’s unlocked or not. You need to buy a phone that is on ATT’s supported phones list. ATT will not activate a phone not on the list. 

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