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FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
KUHawksR1
Enthusiast

I know Verizon policy is to no longer disable the FM Chips inside phones that have them however I think they missed enabling it on the Note 10 Plus.  I am not able to get into NextRadio because of errors that reads in part, "NextRadio doesn't have access to the FM radio receiver in your device."   

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Re: FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
Ann154
Super User
Super User

Did you ever consider it might have been Samsung that didn't include it or didn't have it certified by the FCC? 

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Re: FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
bearone21
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20+ years with gte/verizon & i can't recall any verizon phone with fm capability.

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Re: FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
Ann154
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Super User

@bearone21 wrote:

20+ years with gte/verizon & i can't recall any verizon phone with fm capability.


I can. The HTC Thunderbolt for one. There were others as well, but I didn't own them so I don't recall those models. 

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Re: FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
Rickinsav
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Every Samsumg Galaxy... up to and including the S10 series.

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Re: FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
Rickinsav
Newbie

I am interested in this too as I use Next Radio almost every weekend.  Just wish they'd put in Bluetooth as an output option.

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Re: FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
KUHawksR1
Enthusiast

VZ Tier 2 tech confirmed chip is there and blocked by VZ network. Surprised him as well considering policy changed quite a while back to no longer block it. Told me he would escalate .. but I'm not holding my breath.

Re: FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
mama23dogs
Legend

In order for FM radio to work, there has to be a headphone jack as it acts as the antenna.   

Samsung has removed the 3.5 headphone jack, so an active FM chip is superfluous, so Samsung didn’t include it.  

 

Re: FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
Ann154
Super User
Super User

@mama23dogs wrote:

In order for FM radio to work, there has to be a headphone jack as it acts as the antenna.   

Samsung has removed the 3.5 headphone jack, so an active FM chip is superfluous, so Samsung didn’t include it.  

 


That would be a good reason why it doesn't work. 

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Re: FM Chip Disabled on Note 10 Plus
Verizzi
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It doesn't work on the unlocked Note 10+ either.