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I GOT A SPRINT SAMSUNG GALAXY S III FROM FRIEND AN NEED TO KNOW IF ITS UNLOCKED SO I CAN USE IT WITH MY TMOBILE ACCOUNT. HOW CAN I FIGURE OUT IF IT IS UNLOCKED AND IF IT ISNT UNLOCKED, HOW CAN I GET IT UNLOCKED?

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You won't be able to use a device that came from Sprint with T-Mobile or AT&T service even if its unlocked. Sprint doesn't use the same technology that T-Mobile uses. I would strongly recommend asking your friend if he/she can take the phone back if you plan to use T-Mobile for your provider. Hope this helps.

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I can answer questions on cellular phones, the physical device, the network, contracts, billing, ordering, porting and what to look for when purchasing cell phones. I am located in the United States. I am an expert on BlackBerrys, Treos, HTC devices and iPhones as well as cellphones and aircards. I have over 15 years of experience in both the wireless and wireline world with the carriers. I have a lot of knowledge regarding the wireless providers - their services, prices and policies, both GSM AT&T and T-Mobile) and CDMA (Verizon, Sprint/Nextel). I am very familiar with the individual devices and their specifications. I can also answer questions regarding BlackBerrys, iPhones and other PDAs, both Palm-based and Windows-based. I can troubleshoot most any problem someone is having with their cellular device or with the provider.

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Over 20 years in the Telecom industry working for the carriers with individuals, small business, medium business and large corporations(Fortune 500). Also worked as a professor in Maryland for 10 years teaching telecommunications.

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Master's in Telecommunications

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Received several awards for papers that I have published over the years

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