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How can I get Verizon to register my S5 International, unlocked phone? They say they can not add it to the system. Samsung finds the IMEI in their records.

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I have a Galaxy S5 with a clean serial number. How do I get it registered on the Verizon system?

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Re: How can I get Verizon to register my S5 International, unlocked phone? They say they can not add it to the system. Samsung finds the IMEI in their records.

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Yup, will not work. It just is not compatible. It is not a matter of registered IMEI or clean IMEI.

No CDMA, wrong LTE bands.

To work on Verizon, the phone must support CDMA on 850 MHz and 1900 MHz, and support LTE on 700 MHz (band 13) at a minimum. All new Verizon phones are also supporting LTE band 4 (1700/2100 MHz). Notice there is no match below.

Samsung Korea Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4G LTE 16GB Factory Unlocked International Version Cell Phone - Retail Packaging - Black

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
  • 5.1" Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen w/ Protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android v4.4.2 (KitKat), Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 81, Adreno 330 Graphics
  • 16 Megapixel Rear Camera (5312 x 2988 pixels) + Front-Facing 2 Megapixel Camera
  • Internal Memory: 16GB storage, 2GB RAM + micro SD Slot Expandable up to 128GB
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
  • This cell phone may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international version phones. Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.

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Your phone is a GSM phone.  Verizon is a CDMA network.  It won't work, simple as that.

it will work on T-Mobile or ATT, but I don't believe it will get LTE as it doesn't have the right bands. 

ATT uses 2, 4, 5, and 17

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And spotty performance with only half the CDMA frequencies.

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Yup, will not work. It just is not compatible. It is not a matter of registered IMEI or clean IMEI.

No CDMA, wrong LTE bands.

To work on Verizon, the phone must support CDMA on 850 MHz and 1900 MHz, and support LTE on 700 MHz (band 13) at a minimum. All new Verizon phones are also supporting LTE band 4 (1700/2100 MHz). Notice there is no match below.

Samsung Korea Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4G LTE 16GB Factory Unlocked International Version Cell Phone - Retail Packaging - Black

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
  • 5.1" Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen w/ Protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android v4.4.2 (KitKat), Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 81, Adreno 330 Graphics
  • 16 Megapixel Rear Camera (5312 x 2988 pixels) + Front-Facing 2 Megapixel Camera
  • Internal Memory: 16GB storage, 2GB RAM + micro SD Slot Expandable up to 128GB
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
  • This cell phone may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international version phones. Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.

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Sorry, it's a SM-G900R7. CDMA 4G LTE.

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Cellular Phone

Cellular Networks:CDMA800 (BC0), CDMA1900 (BC14)
Cellular Data Links:cdmaOne, CDMA2000 1xRTT, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A
Call Alert:64 -chord melody
Vibrating Alert:Supported

Secondary Cellular Phone

Dual Cellular Network Operation:Dual standby
Secondary Cellular Networks:LTE1700/2100 (B4), LTE1900 (B2), LTE700 (B12)
Secondary Cellular Data Links:cdmaOne, LTE, LTE-A
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Still is not going to work. It doesn't have Verizon's primary CDMA or LTE frequencies. For CDMA you need 850 MHz, not 800. That is the primary band that Verizon uses. For LTE there is no band 13 (700 MHz) and Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz) is not widespread.

Cellular Networks:CDMA800 (BC0), CDMA1900 (BC14)
Cellular Data Links:cdmaOne, CDMA2000 1xRTT, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A
Call Alert:64 -chord melody
Vibrating Alert:Supported

Secondary Cellular Phone

Dual Cellular Network Operation:Dual standby
Secondary Cellular Networks:LTE1700/2100 (B4), LTE1900 (B2), LTE700 (B12)
Secondary Cellular Data Links:cdmaOne, LTE, LTE-A
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In case your next question is that it supports 700 MHz, that is Band 12, or 700a and not Band 13 or 700c.

Band 12 is 729 MHz to 746 MHz

Band 13 is 746 MHz to 756 MHz