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Samsung Focus No-Commitment Pricing

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If i buy a Samsung Focus with No-Commitment Pricing is the phone still simlocked to AT&T or can i use the phone with any other carrier?

 

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If i buy a Samsung Focus with No-Commitment Pricing is the phone still simlocked to AT&T or can i use the phone with any other carrier?

 

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Samsung typically only sells through carriers. Focus is an AT&T branded phone. And so far it appears to be exclusive to AT&T.

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Nov 13, 2010 5:40:16 AM
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Yes, the phone is still SIM locked. AT&T currently won't give out unlock codes (just like the situation with Captivate) until 10 months later. Also, most places won't sell you one unless you have a valid AT&T account.

Yes, the phone is still SIM locked. AT&T currently won't give out unlock codes (just like the situation with Captivate) until 10 months later. Also, most places won't sell you one unless you have a valid AT&T account.

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Nov 15, 2010 12:28:37 AM
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Thanks for your answer.

 

So there is no way to get a Samsung Focus whitout simlock?!

Thanks for your answer.

 

So there is no way to get a Samsung Focus whitout simlock?!

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AT&T never sells any phone without sim lock.

AT&T never sells any phone without sim lock.

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Does Samsung only sell this phone through AT&T or is it possible to buy the phone elsewhere wihtout lock?

Does Samsung only sell this phone through AT&T or is it possible to buy the phone elsewhere wihtout lock?

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Samsung typically only sells through carriers. Focus is an AT&T branded phone. And so far it appears to be exclusive to AT&T.

Samsung typically only sells through carriers. Focus is an AT&T branded phone. And so far it appears to be exclusive to AT&T.

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Hey i bought Samsung Focus from Radioshack without contract (No-commitment Pricing). when i paid full price why should i get locked to a carrier.. and is it legal?

Hey i bought Samsung Focus from Radioshack without contract (No-commitment Pricing). when i paid full price why should i get locked to a carrier.. and is it legal?

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Hey i bought Samsung Focus from Radioshack without contract (No-commitment Pricing). when i paid full price why should i get locked to a carrier.. and is it legal?


there is no law requireing a carrier to supply a unlock code for the phone, so no it is not illegal. No commitment pricing is just that - you can get the phone and add it to ATT's network without committing to a 2 year contract, period.


vhkprasad wrote:

Hey i bought Samsung Focus from Radioshack without contract (No-commitment Pricing). when i paid full price why should i get locked to a carrier.. and is it legal?


there is no law requireing a carrier to supply a unlock code for the phone, so no it is not illegal. No commitment pricing is just that - you can get the phone and add it to ATT's network without committing to a 2 year contract, period.

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I spoke with Samsung support, quoted an IMEI of a phone I was looking to buy from US for Australia - and they quoted me JUNE 2011 as getting that phone's unlock code ex Samsung.

I spoke with Samsung support, quoted an IMEI of a phone I was looking to buy from US for Australia - and they quoted me JUNE 2011 as getting that phone's unlock code ex Samsung.

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