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Will Virgin Mobile Samsung galaxy s3 work on Bell?

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Jun 21, 2009
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Will Virgin Mobile Samsung galaxy s3 work on Bell?

Hey everyone i just wanted to know if i were to buy the virgin mobile version of the s3 ($599)
if it would work on bell just by putting my bell sim card in it?
if it's possible i'd like to save the 50 dollars becaue bell has it for $649
if you could help me out that'd be great
thanks!
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you will need to unlock it ... it is around $10 on Ebay to unlock your phone!
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^You don't need to unlock it; a Virgin Mobile Canada S3 will work fine, as is, on Bell. It is also more than $10 to obtain an unlock code for this device as it is a Virgin / Bell device.
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It's a Samsung device. You can unlock it on your own any number of ways. Samsung isn't big on supporting carrier locks.
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Jun 21, 2009
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WorldIRC wrote: ^You don't need to unlock it; a Virgin Mobile Canada S3 will work fine, as is, on Bell. It is also more than $10 to obtain an unlock code for this device as it is a Virgin / Bell device.
would you know for sure? i don't want to have to pay 600 then not have it work haha
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vigin version is i747 and same as bell version
so if you unlock it it will work
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Jun 21, 2009
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Jimboski wrote: It'll work just If you need to buy an unlock code or not that Is It!
know any place that i can get the unlock code?
retailers seem to want to rip everyone off charging $50 to $75 for an unlock code
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momomonkey wrote: know any place that i can get the unlock code?
retailers seem to want to rip everyone off charging $50 to $75 for an unlock code
Try cellunlock.net - They have a "Android50" coupon!
They don't have any for Virgin Mobile phones..

They do have a "Unlock any Samsung USA Phone".. http://www.cellunlock.net/Unlock_Any_Sa ... ungusa.htm
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momomonkey wrote: would you know for sure? i don't want to have to pay 600 then not have it work haha
While I will never take responsibility, I have used a # of Virgin phones on Bell, no problem, without unlocking. The SIM Card #s are virtually identical, hence why there will be no issues.
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Jimboski wrote: WorldIRC Is a Bell expert so he would know, I'd believe him the most!
+.

Also Virgin phones use Bell's data network so they have to work on either. Besides, considering how much Bell bloatware comes on the Virgin S3, I'd be pretty disappoint if it didn't work without being unlocked.
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