Samsung A70 A80
Falcon09_
Enthusiast - Level 3

I understand some phones can be actived regardless of approved/certified Verizon network device list. As an example the Samsung A50 never made Verizon's approved device list. It entered Verizion's marked as a featured device. My question is aimed at other devices in the A series above the A50 not below. The Samsung A70 and the A80 are these devices compatible with Verizion? 

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Falcon09_
Enthusiast - Level 3

https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/06/13/galaxy-a50-us-price-release-date/ 

This article above explains some of what i mentioned in this post and another post regarding the A70 only.  Verizon/Samsung U.S. entered the market with the A50 that went directly past the (see if it's compatible with network red tape) striaght to the sales. My device compatability question is not only due to price but device capability. The A70 is a larger phone, it is the only Samsung phone that has the exact fast charge as the S10/5G, It has a large battery, and a decent camera, in the same price range as the A50. I left the specs in the post. It seem as if you must buy devices from Verizion or only devices Verizion says it's ok to have on the network. There are a number of midrange phones that are below Verizion's flagship phone/prices that are as good as flagships without the price. For large families these outraguos flagship prices are not consumer friendly. Wealthy or not. Looks like i'll either have to settle for the A50 or buy the Note 9.

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BenG7777
Enthusiast - Level 1

The A70 is the phone your customers want. The A50 is too close to a cheap track phone compared to the A70. The specs on the A70 smash the A59. Step up Verizon and deal with Samsung and give the prepaid customers something worth buying. If not we will keep replacing parts on old phones like I have been doing a lot n my old Moto z play. It still specs way better than anything in the cash price options available today. 

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mama23dogs
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@kasanova11 wrote:

I have also used the A705MN as well as the A705W (Canadian Model) they both will work on Verizon. You must have an already active sim card from a Verizon phone. Once you have that you can simply put your activated sim card in the A70 and it will work.

Verizon WILL NOT activate this phoen directly for you and will offer you NO support for it.

It is a great phone btw.


Now that is useful information.  
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mama23dogs
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@rithwik2k8 wrote:

There's leaks that the A70 is finally coming to Verizon! Hope that comes true. Source: https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-a70-headed-to-the-us-could-first-launch-on-verizon


I wouldn't call that a leak.  It's more like a leap, or wishful thinking.  It's unlikely there will be 2 mid range phones with similar specs.  Verizon already has 2 slightly lower range.  The A70 is too close to the S series, and might put a dent in the flagship sales.   I would be delighted to be wrong, but I would put money on being right.

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rithwik2k8
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There's leaks that the A70 is finally coming to Verizon! Hope that comes true. Source: https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-a70-headed-to-the-us-could-first-launch-on-verizon

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mama23dogs
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@rithwik2k8 wrote:

There's leaks that the A70 is finally coming to Verizon! Hope that comes true. Source: https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-a70-headed-to-the-us-could-first-launch-on-verizon


Well I'm seeing a second leak that actually says it's a leak based on samobile and FCC.  So, yippee, I lose my bet.   I wonder how they'll price it though?

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mama23dogs
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@rithwik2k8 wrote:

There's leaks that the A70 is finally coming to Verizon! Hope that comes true. Source: https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-a70-headed-to-the-us-could-first-launch-on-verizon


I wouldn't call that a leak.  It's more like a leap, or wishful thinking.  It's unlikely there will be 2 mid range phones with similar specs.  Verizon already has 2 slightly lower range.  The A70 is too close to the S series, and might put a dent in the flagship sales.   I would be delighted to be wrong, but I would put money on being right.

PixelDude
Enthusiast - Level 3

Hopefully true, thanks for posting. Now hurry the heck up, Verizon. 

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Falcon09_
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Falcon09_
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No Verizon specialist has responded to my question here regarding the A series in a prior post. I have not gotten an answer in stores or phone via customer service. Most have no idea there are other A series phones above the A50. Through further inquiries i found the A70 is available in the U.S. market. The A80 has not been U.S. market approved as of yet. I also found Verizon will be marketing lower tier A series devices such as the A20 and A10. I don't want either of these devices. I want to replace a device on my account with the A70. These are the specs for the A70

Galaxy A70 SM-A705M/DS Factory Unlocked Smartphone, Android 9.0 (Pie) / Rear Camera: Main: 32MP, F1.7 Ultra Wide: 8MP, F2.2 (123°) Depth: 5MP, F2.2 ; Front: Selfie: 32MP, F2.0 / Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+ (1080x2400) Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display / Octa Core, (Dual 2.0GHz + Hexa 1.7GHz) ; 4,500mAh (typical) Super Fast Charging / RAM: 6 GB ; ROM: 128 GB ; Up to 512 GB Micro SD ; GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) ; HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 ; LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Asking a Verizon specialist that is aware of device compatibility to respond. 

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mutpark
Newbie

my A705MN/DS is able to send SMS on verizon.

 

receiving  SMS and MMS are working well.

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PixelDude
Enthusiast - Level 3

What phone did you swap the sim from?

Does anything not work? 

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kasanova11
Enthusiast - Level 1

Blade Vantage Prepaid phone, it will work with any that are registered in the system. I would try for a LTE VOLTE compatible phone to make sure though.

Everything is working without issue.

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Ann154
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There is no LTE band 13 or band 4 and no way to tell if it is capable of VoLTE or not. The A70 isn't compatible with the Verizon Wireless network. The link to the A80 doesn't list the LTE frequencies to know if it is compatible or not. If it has the same LTE frequencies as the A70 version then it is likely to not be compatible. 

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

Falcon09_
Enthusiast - Level 3

I honestly can't believe this post is just now getting traction. At any rate. These phones are new to the american market and pushing almost two years old in places like INDA. American markets do not get the latest unless it is produced here. Also, I left links in my beginning post as well as mentioned why the 70 and 80 didn't hit the market but the 50 did. This is marketing at it's finest. Corporate dictates, consumer follows! 

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Service Rep

Falcon09_, 

 

Thanks for all the details regarding the Samsung A70 and A80. We can go over VZW device make/models that we feel have comparable features with these devices. How does this sound? 

 

Thanks,

PamelaF_VZW

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mickeydangie
Enthusiast - Level 1

Give us what we want not what you want to sell us! I can't make it any clearer than that!

Ann154
Community Leader
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@mickeydangie wrote:

Give us what we want not what you want to sell us! I can't make it any clearer than that!


Perhaps you should direct your request to the manufacturers of the phones and ask them to make all phone models compatible with all the carriers' frequencies and capable of VoLTE calls. Then you, the customer, can purchase the phone model that best suits your needs directly from the manufacturer and not have to worry about if the phone will work on your preferred carrier. 

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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mama23dogs
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It's like talking to a brick wall.  🤦‍♀️

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mutpark
Newbie

A705MN is running with VOLTE.

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PixelDude
Enthusiast - Level 3

Are you saying you were able to successfully activate an A70 on Verizon?

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Service Rep

We certainly want to make sure that you know all of your options for activating equipment on our network. The best place to check for compatibility is right here: http://spr.ly/66051Hqlb

We mentioned this earlier in this thread but please note that even if a device is compatible, all Verizon features may not be available. Does this clarify? 

RyanM_VZW

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alcopp
Enthusiast - Level 1

I would encourage you as a 12yr Verizon user to listen to the consumer and find a way to get these Samsung products to operate on Verizon. A70 and A80.


@vzw_customer_support wrote:

We certainly want to make sure that you know all of your options for activating equipment on our network. The best place to check for compatibility is right here: http://spr.ly/66051Hqlb

We mentioned this earlier in this thread but please note that even if a device is compatible, all Verizon features may not be available. Does this clarify? 

RyanM_VZW


 

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PixelDude
Enthusiast - Level 3

No it doesn't. Just answer the question rather than redirecting us. Can the A70 or A80 be activated? 

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