Samsung will start selling factory unlocked phones directly to consumers starting with Galaxy S7.
This is in response to carriers dragging their heels with certification on OTA firmware updates.
Customers will be able to activate factory unlocked Galaxy S7 handsets on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular. Samsung has not been able to secure an agreement with Verizon on unlocked phone activation.
Verizon is known for refusing to activate phones they didn't sell themselves whether or not the phone is compatible with their network.
Retarded shit like this still flies in the U.S.
>all these great unlocked phones coming out for US LTE service
>verizon won't activate pgones they don't approve
>t-mobile still faggots with their 911 service and won't allow band 12 access even to phones with the capability
I've not bought a mobile since my HTC HD2, many years ago. I'm in the market for a Samsung S6.
When I got my HTC HD2 from mobilephonesdirect.co.uk it was unlocked and unbranded and I just dumped a sim in it.
They're selling S6's not locked to any carrier it looks like...is this right? Is it just american suppliers that lock their phones?