The LTE versions of the S3s sold at Rogers/Bell/Telus are locked to their respective carrier, so you would have to get it unlocked. Of course you won't get LTE with a Chat R sim card/plan. You can also look at the Wind/Mobilicity version which should be fine with a Chat R sim card but again you'll be getting lower speeds on the phone overall for data and maybe voice? Again the phone has to be unlocked.ChanceOfThunder wrote: ↑Jul 24th, 2012 3:48 pmJust one last question regarding Samsung Galaxy S3. I want to buy the phone without a contract and use with chat r. If I buy it from rogers, will with work on chat r or does it need to be unlocked. Would you recommend buying the American version off local carriers or buying the International version which is offered at pacific mall I bel
The International version of the phone is factory unlocked, so you stand a better chance of buying that I guess, as in you don't need to pay and unlock the phone. Even though unlocking the phone only costs $15 for the Rogers version.
By the way, you do know that the S3 is $649.99 + taxes from Rogers. I just looked up to see if the phone will work on Chat R and it should as Chat R's frequency is GSM 850 and 1900Mhz. So that's a go on the Rogers version of the S3. You'll be getting GSM speeds fyi vs HSPA +/4G speeds.
Worst case, I would suggest you try out your sim card on someone's S3 (a friend or relative) or maybe try to get it done in a Roger's store?
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