This blog post will answer the question “Can Verizon S7 be used on T-mobile?”.It covers the topics like networks used by Verizon wireless, What are the prerequisites before using a  Verizon wireless phone with T-mobile?, and Steps to bring the Verizon phone to T-Mobile 

Can Verizon S7 be used on T-mobile?

Yes, you can use the unlocked Verizon S7 on T-mobile. Sometimes it is required to change APN settings. But depending on your location, the phone may not be fully functional on the T-mobile network. It depends on the supporting bands of the Verizon S7.

Are Verizon phones compatible with T-mobile?

Most of the new Verizon Phones are compatible with the T-Mobile network. But if you have an iPhone 6 or earlier model, it may not be fully functional with T-Mobile. Using the IMEI number you can check whether your device is compatible with T-Mobile or not. 

What is a T-Mobile network?

T-Mobile is the third-largest wireless network provider in the United States. T-Mobile is a German telecommunication industry and it has some investments in other mobile communication industries in the United States

T-Mobile USA has a network sharing agreement with Cingular Wireless, an American mobile operator. Due to this, T- mobile has access to some top markets in the USA.

Which carrier is used by  T-Mobile?

 Mainly, there are two carriers, namely GSM and CDMA. GSM stands for “Global System for mobile”. It is second-generation cellular technology. Another carrier is CDMA, and CDMA stands for “code division multiple access.” T-Mobile is a GSM network carrier, and it is used for mobile voice and data services.

What is a Verizon?

Verizon Wireless network is the largest service provider in the United States. Its headquarter is in New York (USA) and Verizon Wireless is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.

The 4G network of Verizon covers 70% of the country. So Verizon is well ahead as far as network coverage is concerned.

Which carrier is used by Verizon?

Verizon makes use of CDMA network carriers. In CDMA, a share of bandwidth, as well as time, is achieved.

Many new phones can work with both GSM and CDMA. Even if your unlocked phone works with both carriers, you need to check the compatibility with the T-Mobile network. 

Do Verizon phones use a sim card?

Almost all Verizon phones use a sim card.SIM is a subscriber identity module. Some phones have internal sim cards. Such sim cards are hermetically sealed and you cannot take them out of the phone. But if the phone is having an external sim card, you can easily take it out and can use it on another phone.

If you purchase a phone from Verizon then a sim card may be preinstalled on your phone, you don’t have to purchase it externally. But if it is not preinstalled you will have to request a new sim card. You will get a new sim card from the Verizon service center as a part of your phone plan. Even if the sim card is lost or damaged, you are eligible for a new sim card without any charges.

The majority of newer phones including iPhones and some Android phones use 4GLTE or 5G network, for which a sim card is required. Verizon offers different sim cards for 4GLTE, 5G, and CDMA mobiles. But these sim cards will work on Verizon verified devices to use the Verizon network.

Steps to bring the Verizon phone to T-Mobile 

Use the following steps to bring your phone from Verizon to T-Mobile. 

  • Unlock your phone. 
  • Check the compatibility of your phone using the IMEI number. 
  • Purchase a new T-Mobile SIM card. 
  • Select a T-Mobile phone plan. 
  • Insert the SIM card into your phone. 

Unlocking policies of Verizon phone 

One can unlock Verizon phone devices, provided that the following criteria are satisfied.

  • You must have purchased the cellular phone from Verizon. 
  • The cell phone should not be reported as blocked or lost.
  •  An account concerned with the device must be active for a minimum of 60 days. 
  • Any associated service agreement must be fulfilled. For example installation billing agreement, lease agreement. 
  •  Depending upon prepaid or postpaid plans, the Device should satisfy all necessary unlock requirements.
  • The device must have SIM unlock capability. 

Unlocking Verizon phones is free. The Verizon carrier automatically unlocks your device after 60 days of service provided that you have satisfied all eligibility criteria. 

How to unlock Verizon phones?

If you want to use a Verizon phone on T-mobile then your phone must be unlocked. First check that eligibility criteria for unlocking are satisfied.

 Unlocking postpaid phones

Unlocking Verizon phones is free. The Verizon carrier automatically unlocks your device after 60 days of service provided that you have satisfied all eligibility criteria. 

 Unlocking prepaid phones

  • To unlock prepaid phones the following steps are used.
  • Insert a new sim card into the cell phone and switch on the phone.
  • Enter the code “000000” or “123456”.
  • For manual help call customer care support.

How can you unlock the S7 on Verizon using paid service?

Use the following steps to unlock Samsung Galaxy S7 on the Verizon network.

  • Get the IMEI of your phone by dialing *#06#.it is fifteen digit number.
  • Visit any third-party app like “Direct unlock”
  • Pay for unlocking service.
  • You will get unlock code on your email.
  • Use this code to unlock your device.

How can you unlock the S7 on Verizon using a code generator?

You can use a tool that generates an unlocking code.

  • Download the Samsung Galaxy unlocking code generator software.
  • Select the model of your device.
  • Enter the IMEI of your device.
  • Enter the valid email id.
  • Click on the option “ Samsung Galaxy S7 code generator “.
  • Click on the option “Unlock”.
  • You will get the unlocking code on your email.

How to unlock password-protected s7?

If you have forgotten the password and you need to unlock the S7, then it is required to erase the password and use the Android data recovery program.

  • Connect your Samsung Galaxy device to the computer using the USB cable.
  • Download the Android data recovery program.
  • Click on the option “Recover Device”.
  • Click on the option “ Remove password”.
  • Use the unlock code generator program, to unlock your device.

Can I unlock S7 for free?

You can get your Mobile unlocked for free if the device satisfies the unlocking eligibility criteria like it was sold by the carrier it is locked with, has no dues, and satisfies the contract.

  • Connect your Samsung Galaxy device to the computer using the USB cable.
  • Download the software for IMEI unlock on your computer.
  • Enter the IMEI number of your device.
  • Enter the model of your phone device 
  • Enter the current network carrier “Verizon”.
  • Click on the IMEI unlock option.

How to check whether the cell phone is already unlocked?

Some network carriers provide cell phones which are already unlocked. To check whether your cell phone is already unlocked or not there are some simple methods.

  • Call your current network carrier and ask for the information, whether your cell phone is locked or unlocked.
  • If you have a GSM cell phone then the simplest technique is; to remove the original sim card, insert another SIM card and check whether you can make calls or send a text. if you are in a position to make a call or send a text then your phone is unlocked.

Will Samsung Galaxy S7 be fully functional on the T-mobile network?

The following table shows the supporting bands for  Samsung Galaxy S7 version.

Version Band 
FDD LTE2,3,4,5,7,8,13,18,19,20
TDD LTE38,39,40,41
GSM2,3,5,8
UMTS1,2,5,8
TDS CDMA34,39

The T-mobile makes use of 2,4,12 and 17 band for LTE, so depending on your location the device may not be fully functional.

What about MMS text messages?

It is a common problem that you may lose the MMS text message function while using the S7 on a T-mobile network. To overcome it, you need to change APN settings. Use the following APN settings.

APNSETTINGS
Typedefault,supl, MMS
Normal protocolIPv4 or IPv6
Roaming protocolIPv4 or IPv6

How can you check the compatibility of your phone? 

Even if you have an unlocked phone, you need to check the compatibility of your device on the T-Mobile network. Use the IMEI number to check whether your device is compatible with T-Mobile or not. 

What is International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI)?

IMEI is a special identifier associated with  Global Mobile Communications System (GSM) phones IMEI is used to identify a device on a cellular network. GSM phones are assigned with 15–17-digit identifiers. It is your device’s social security number. It identifies the device uniquely and the network it is being used on.

How to get the IMEI number? 

 The simplest way is, you will get an IMEI number on the label of the mobile battery. If it is not clear then use the following steps to retrieve the IMEI number of your phone. 

  • Dial *#06# on your phone device. 
  • Click on the “settings” and then click on “General”. 
  • Click on the “change device” link then select your device and enter “find IMEI number”. 
  • The article will be displayed for your device, follow the instructions. 

How to activate SIM with T-Mobile? 

To activate your SIM card, use the following steps. 

  • Log in to your T-Mobile account. 
  • Provide the security verification details. 
  • Select the option either SIM or eSIM. 
  • Enter the EID number of your phone. It is the serial number of your device.

Conclusion:

This blog explains to you all the ways by which you can use Verizon S7  on   T-Mobile. This blog gives you details about unlocking the Verizon S7  phone, checking compatibility with the T-Mobile network, and steps to witch on the T-Mobile network. 

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs): Can Verizon S7 be used on T-mobile?

How to check IMEI? 

To check the IMEI number of your device following steps are used. 

  • From the Home screen, select Main Menu.
  • Scroll to and select Settings.
  • Scroll to and select Phone Settings.
  • Scroll to and select Phone info.
  • Scroll to and select Version info.
  • Scroll to and view the IMEI.

 You can find the number in your phone’s settings. For iPhone use the following steps.
Go to Settings > General, then About.

 Or

On the dial pad screen, press *#06#, and you will see the IMEI. Some phones require you to press the send key after the code. 

Is it worth switching from Verizon to T-mobile?

Verizon Wireless network is the largest service provider in the United States.

T-Mobile is the third-largest wireless network provider in the United States.

T-mobile offers better plans. It provides a good combination of extras and perks with each plan. 

How to set up your iPhone with T-Mobile? 

  • Check out the compact ability of your phone. 
  • Check out whether your phone supports the frequency band of T-Mobile carrier. 
  • Use “online SIM is checker” to find out which SIM card is suitable for your device. 
  • Set up and configure your iPhone.

Does T-Mobile or Verizon have better 5G coverage?

As far as 5G coverage is concerned T-mobile has an edge compared to Verizon. It covers approximately 40% of the country whereas  Verizon covers only 11%. As well as the speed of T- mobile  5G coverage is more than Verizon.

How do I check if my T-Mobile IMEI is clear?

You need to go to your settings and find out your device’s IMEI number. Once you have your IMEI number, you can go to the official T mobile website to check if the IMEI is clear.

Are all cell phones locked?

All cell phones are not locked. The cell phone purchased from a carrier under some contract is locked. However, if you purchase a phone directly from the manufacturer, it is unlocked. In this case, you can easily switch from one carrier to another.

References:

Switching from Verizon to T-mobile with a Samsung S7, MMS issues

https://community.t-mobile.com/android-9/switching-from-verizon-to-t-mobile-with-a-samsung-s7-MMS-issues-5020

How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S7

Last Updated on June 15, 2020, by Husain Parvez

https://whytheluckystiff.net/unlock-samsung-galaxys7/

Yes, the Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are SIM unlocked by ANDREW MARTONIK

https://www.androidcentral.com/yes-verizon-galaxy-s7-and-s7-edge-are-sim-unlocked

Transfer Galaxy S7 from Verizon to TMobile.  No network/data access

https://community.t-mobile.com/android-9/transfer-galaxy-s7-from-verizon-to-tmobile-no-network-data-access-11450

What are Phone Bands (GSM, CDMA) and Why Do They Matter?

https://www.verizon.com/articles/what-are-phone-bands-and-why-do-they-matter/#:~:text=The%20Verizon%20network%20is%20a%20CDMA%20wireless%20network.

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John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.

John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.