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Small carrier question

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Small carrier question

I'm not phone savvy... :)

If I get an unlocked phone from a carrier, will it have the carrier's logo on the phone/case/box/etc?
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As long as the phone is unlocked and works on whatever network you use it is fine.

I get phones from American carriers and they sometimes have the logo.
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The box might say the carrier name near the bar code
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notebookfinder wrote:
Jul 14th, 2018 1:32 am
I'm not phone savvy... :)

If I get an unlocked phone from a carrier, will it have the carrier's logo on the phone/case/box/etc?
It will have carrier integration (carrier firmware on Android, with iPhone there's still some sort of carrier integration).

The box and the phone exterior (plus boot animation) should not contain carrier logo.
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titaniumtux wrote:
Jul 14th, 2018 2:43 pm
It will have carrier integration (carrier firmware on Android, with iPhone there's still some sort of carrier integration).

The box and the phone exterior (plus boot animation) should not contain carrier logo.
AT&T phones may have their own packaging. Prepaid and postpaid. And tons of bloatware.
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batcave wrote:
Jul 14th, 2018 3:09 pm
AT&T phones may have their own packaging. Prepaid and postpaid. And tons of bloatware.
Unless OP specifies US market, we can only assume that we're sticking to inventory in the maple leaf state. Regional Indicator Symbol Letters Ca
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notebookfinder wrote:
Jul 14th, 2018 1:32 am
I'm not phone savvy... :)

If I get an unlocked phone from a carrier, will it have the carrier's logo on the phone/case/box/etc?
I bought a Samsung Galaxy S9 from Koodo just over two weeks ago. There is no Koodo logo on my phone, home screen, or box.

All that got added to my phone were four browser bookmarks to Koodo. Thank goodness they can be deleted or moved! :)
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I bought an S8 couple of weeks ago from Koodo. The only carrier brand i see is the Telus sticker on the side of the box. There is no carrier bloats on the phone, aside from samsung softs.
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vicktnguyen wrote:
Jul 16th, 2018 9:22 am
I bought an S8 couple of weeks ago from Koodo. The only carrier brand i see is thr Telus sticker on the side of the box. There is no carrier bloats on the phone, aside from samsung softs.
Nice...good to know that there are no carrier bloatware on the phone with Koodo as I'm thinking of going over to them. I read somewhere that once a SIM card is inserted into a phone, it will load the phone with the carriers bloat via SIM. Is that true for only some carriers?
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Tom0822 wrote:
Jul 16th, 2018 10:25 am
Nice...good to know that there are no carrier bloatware on the phone with Koodo as I'm thinking of going over to them. I read somewhere that once a SIM card is inserted into a phone, it will load the phone with the carriers bloat via SIM. Is that true for only some carriers?
Yes true for all carriers. Carriers control software update roll out in Canada for Samsung products.
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Tom0822 wrote:
Jul 16th, 2018 10:25 am
Nice...good to know that there are no carrier bloatware on the phone with Koodo as I'm thinking of going over to them. I read somewhere that once a SIM card is inserted into a phone, it will load the phone with the carriers bloat via SIM. Is that true for only some carriers?
Virgin Mobile installed a few Bell apps, a Virgin Mobile My Account app, and many bookmarks (that cannot be moved or deleted :( ) when I inserted their SIM card in my Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

My Koodo Samsung Galaxy S9 only had four Koodo bookmarks installed. But they can be moved or deleted! :)
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