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    New to Cricket with S3-Overseas(GSM) question

    Howdy all

    NCU(new cricket user) here

    Picked up a S3(SCH-R530C) today off CL(didn't realize it was cricket-had an ATT cover on it)
    V4.3 on it

    Trying to make sure I fully understand the worldphone side of this thing
    The sim slot/GSM radio will not work here in the sates with any carrier
    (I've tried H20, Brightspot and I think Ptel-get no sim message)
    The sim slot/GSM radio will work when I go overseas and insert a foreign sim in it
    (tried a Batelco(Bahamas Telco) sim here today-it saw the sim but said invalid-the others(above) acted like there was no sim
    if used overseas(Bahamas) it will likely only get 3G speeds but everything else should work(mms, sms, data, phone)

    Is my understanding correct?

    also seem the KK-4.4 update is ready for me to install-should I go ahead and it?

    I'm leaving this with some mission people in the Bahamas, so don't see any reason to root it(or should I?)

    Thanks
    Last edited by windwalker; 06-18-2014 at 10:46 PM. Reason: spelling

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    the s3 SCH-R530C is a cdma only device, it will never work on any GSM carrier i'm sorry to say. it seems like whoever put the att cover on the phone was playing a bad joke

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    [QUOTE=windwalker;252094
    The sim slot/GSM radio will work when I go overseas and insert a foreign sim in it
    [/QUOTE]Interesting. Did it actually work and talk and text and mms worked? ...and 3g or 4g speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseoldman View Post
    Interesting. Did it actually work and talk and text and mms worked? ...and 3g or 4g speed?
    Was asked as a question
    will it work overseas?

    ---------- Post added at 10:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:29 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by indica View Post
    the s3 SCH-R530C is a cdma only device, it will never work on any GSM carrier i'm sorry to say. it seems like whoever put the att cover on the phone was playing a bad joke
    Unless I'm totally wrong , it has GSM radio-Band 2(1900) and Band 4(AWS) as well-for LTE service, like the verizon model, which can be use as a world phone

    Did cricket totally disable the sim slot and GSM/LTE feature?


    Specs - More Cell Phone Providers SCH-R530C | Samsung Cell Phones




    Specs - More Cell Phone Providers SCH-R530C | Samsung Cell Phones






    Last edited by windwalker; 06-21-2014 at 09:43 PM.

 

 

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