For about $30 more, you can find an unlocked Samsung S5’s in mint condition on ebay. I’ve bought three in the last few months and they looked brand new and worked flawless. I have bought scratch and dents in the past and it’s frustrating to try and resell it when it’s time to upgrade.
This model comes with a SIM card slot ? or used by a particular company network
The headline “Edison is probably SO MAD…”. I’m wondering if that’s woot being funny, or if the copywriter meant “Bell is probably…”
So these are not for the Verizon network???
basic cosmetics they will fix, you just have to check the return policy in case you get a real bad which I doubt.As far as working on Virgin Mobile someone else will have to answer that.
Should work just fine on Cricket. Just FYI Cricket is owned by ATT and uses the same network. I’ve even used ATT locked phones by just swapping sim cards.
I respectfully disagree. Have had S3, S5, S6, note 2. I love the S6. The SD card issue only comes into play if you keep a ton of downloads on your phone. Most media consumption these days is streaming. My wife has the S5 and daughter and I both have S6, she is always trying to get one of us to ‘trade’. Great battery life on the S6. S5 has the weird proprietary plug with the annoying plug cover as well
as far as carriers go…the carriers are Tmobile and ATT…see the “specs” tab in the info section.
also states the phone is unlocked.
I bought the 2 yr protection plan just in case it’s a bit too dented. fingers crossed
I had both Verizon and T-Mo for two months while I swapped service from Vz to T-Mo. I tried both Vz and Tmo S5’s on both networks… Both would function on the other carrier’s network, but barely. Limited to Edge or 3G speed, wouldn’t find towers right next to my house, service disappeared all the time, etc.
In short, I wouldn’t bother getting this for Verizon use. Technically it might work, but I can’t imagine anyone being anything less than severely disappointed.
Bought an S5 the last time they were listed here and the phone itself was in very good condition. The screen had looked like it was a display model because you can see the home screen image lightly burned in.
I bought one previously from Woot Electronics (http://electronics.woot.com/offers/samsung-galaxy-s4-unlocked-16gb-sd-1).
When I went to activate it, I found out it was blacklisted by T-Mobile for being lost/stolen. I’m still awaiting a refund from Woot.
I assumed these phones are checked for having a clean IMEI, but it appears that they are not.
[MOD: Sorry for the problems. We issued you a return label on 2/12. It doesn’t show that you’ve returned it yet.]
Do these phones work on Boost Mobile plans?
I would not purchase the S4 under any circumstances. I bought one refurbished directly from T-Mobile and within a month the emoled screen cracked after putting it on the charger. Then the phone kept needing to be restarted because it didn’t recognize the SIM card. Then it cracked again after just plugging in a charger.
Not sure about the S5, but I’d stay far far away from the S4.
You cannot use these phones on Virgin Mobile or any other CDMA carrier like Verizon or Sprint.
These phones will only work for GSM service like T-Mobile or AT&T.
These are G900T unlocked GSM model units which will only work for GSM service like T-Mobile or AT&T. These will NOT work for any CDMA carrier like Verizon or Sprint.
do you have a bug on your screen - it’s freaking me out trying to kill it!!!
Sprint and Verizon use CDMS technology (not used by most of the countries, except US) and this phone is only GSM compatible.
It’s the “surface scratches on the screen” part that have me worried. I can easily live with cosmetic scuffs on the body. But the screen is critical in smartphones.
Right, I feel the same way and was wondering the same thing. “Usable” doesn’t always mean usable when it comes to scratches on the screen.
Also, is the battery refurbished? Battery life can suffer after a couple of years. The S5’s battery is removable but who wants to buy a new one immediately after getting this phone?