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    Can I Use an Overseas SIM Card in My Note 2?

    I'll be going to Israel for a couple weeks this summer and am wondering about using my phone there. In the past I have turned data and phone off and only used wifi for skyping back home as Verizon's overseas rates are absolutely obnoxious. I know the Note 2 is "global."

    Does this mean I can purchase a pre-paid SIM card in Israel and use that in my Note 2 for making phone calls and using data? Or am I stuck with Verizon's Global Rape Plan for overseas usage?

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    re: Can I Use an Overseas SIM Card in My Note 2?

    I'd be interested in finding out.. Hopefully someone can chime in.. I thought I read somewhere about using other sim...
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    I thought I had read that the Note 2 was unlocked, but it would only be unlocked for voice and text. You can pop in a non-Verizon sim and it would work, but you won't be able to get data since the APN info was locked to Verizon only.

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    re: Can I Use an Overseas SIM Card in My Note 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by jseah View Post
    I thought I had read that the Note 2 was unlocked, but it would only be unlocked for voice and text. You can pop in a non-Verizon sim and it would work, but you won't be able to get data since the APN info was locked to Verizon only.
    Correct......

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    If you are rooted you can manually add other carrier APN data. See this thread over on XDA - [MOD][ROOT] VZW GN2 GSM Unlock - Add APN Data - Remove Non-Verizon SIM Message - xda-developers
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    re: Can I Use an Overseas SIM Card in My Note 2?

    I tried this unlock instructions without root and it worked. I've inserted international sim cards and they all worked.

    I have an AT&T GN2

    Copied from
    forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2014982
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2014982

    Note: your phone must be running at least Jelly Bean 4.1 otherwise some of the menu choices are not present

    Just dial the following keys *#197328640#

    Main Menu > [1] UMTS > [1] Debug Screen > [8] Phone Control > [6] Network Lock > Options [3]Perso SHA256 OFF > (after choosing this option, wait about 30 seconds, then go back one step by pressing the Menu button then select Back, now you are in [6] Network Lock then choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ ..... wait for a minute then reboot your phone... enjoy!!! There is no confirmation on the phone that the unlock was successfull.... just reboot your phone....


    To test, just insert a sim card from a different carrier/provider. If the new sim card works then your phone is now unlocked.

    I have done this to my other Note 2 N7105 originally locked to Orange.....

    Do this procedure AT YOUR OWN RISK
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    Thats good news ....

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    re: Can I Use an Overseas SIM Card in My Note 2?

    This is awesome lol, now I can keep this phone when my contract is up and head over to tmobile.

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    Thanks, everyone!

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    Hi Tetaganda you have given a good information. I will try this. So that can use my International SIM card and carry my while travelling other countries.

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