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Will an unlocked international Galaxy s8+ work on the at&t network

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The phone has not come out yet, but id like to know if i can use that with the LTE advanced network or any 4gLTE service from at&t.
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‎04-01-2017 9:37 AM

Re: Will an unlocked international Galaxy s8+ work on the at&t network

Hi there @SamDream2!

 

This is an excellent question! I personally like to do my homework before making a device purchase. I will be pleased to assist you with this inquiry.

 

You can bring your own phone or tablet to AT&T if your device works on one of these GSM network frequencies:

 

  • 3G UMTS network - 850/1900MHz bands
  • 4G LTE network - AWS/700/850/1900MHz bands

 

For additional details on your device compatibility and extra steps to take for the best network connection, please click here.

 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out!

 

Shenoah, AT&T Community Specialist


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Will this phone have full capabilities on AT&T network when released?

https://www.essential.com/

Scroll to bottom to see full phone specs and bands. I'm 98% sure but won't take any chances. I'm not even sure if I'll buy the phone yet. I'm still waiting in the Galaxy Note 8 to come out. I'm not impressed by the S8+ to me not a huge leap in any respects. I won't buy the Note 8 unless it has minimum 6GB of memory. I rather enjoy the Touchwiz and different set up of navigation buttons Samsung has compared to other Android devices. However, Samsung is coming very close to Apple territory with small incremental changes and the public buys into it, shelling out huge sums. In the other hand, the Icult is still in full swing paying way too much money for devices without removeable storage and paying a premium for built in storage. I digress. I think I found a relatively comparable phone to quality and speed of Samsung without all the bloatware of what AT&T and Samsung throw on there. Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Will this phone have full capabilities on AT&T network when released?


@Rwill99 wrote:
https://www.essential.com/

Scroll to bottom to see full phone specs and bands. I'm 98% sure but won't take any chances. I'm not even sure if I'll buy the phone yet. I'm still waiting in the Galaxy Note 8 to come out. I'm not impressed by the S8+ to me not a huge leap in any respects. I won't buy the Note 8 unless it has minimum 6GB of memory. I rather enjoy the Touchwiz and different set up of navigation buttons Samsung has compared to other Android devices. However, Samsung is coming very close to Apple territory with small incremental changes and the public buys into it, shelling out huge sums. In the other hand, the Icult is still in full swing paying way too much money for devices without removeable storage and paying a premium for built in storage. I digress. I think I found a relatively comparable phone to quality and speed of Samsung without all the bloatware of what AT&T and Samsung throw on there. Thanks for all the help.

@Rwill99

 

how many people are going to shell out 699 dollars for a phone from a company they never heard of?  not many....  Apple and samsung sell phones because of the marketing machine they are....  This is great tech from the father of android BUT its only being sold on one carrier in the usa and thats sprint.  You can buy it unlocked but they are going to have to fiance it or people will pass on it.  That is the reason samsung fiances there phones just like apple and google now. 

 

The only problem this phone has is just like all unlocked phones on att NO enhanced LTE services like wifi calling, volte, video calling and hdvoice.  The one+ 5 is a better choice then this....  539 gets you 128gb of storage and 8 gigs of ram or 479 gets you 64gb of storage and 6 gigs of ram.

 

https://oneplus.net/5

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Re: Will this phone have full capabilities on AT

Thanks for the heads up. I don't finance phones. It's a rip off. Why add 30 bucks a month to my plan when I'm off contract. There must be a way to configure unlocked phones to capitalize on everything AT&T offers. Then again I don't use half of what AT&T offers. I only want the best service possible. Samsung still beats Apple. However I'm getting tired of forced updates that have messed up my phone or changed settings. Then having it auto update after passing on it 3 times. But if I went back to the dark side of Apple I risk getting bricked phones after updates or lack of updating. Happened to my fiance' s 4S when we had them. They all have their pros and cons. I bought my Note 5 AT&T branded as old new stock last year around this time and got a great deal on it. Just a little over 400 bucks. So I'll bide my time when the same happens to Note 8 or splurge. There has to be a back door without rooting to get all services to work when purchased from Samsung without Carrier branding. Unless I'm wrong about that. I don't keep up like they used to. As for the company I mentioned in my original post I'm trying to get them to commission me a custom phone. That would fit my huge hands, extra battery size, and a few others. I got a response stating they would look into it. I use my devices until the bolts fall off. 
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