Hello! I have received as a.gift an old Note 3 from a friend who was on Verizon to replace my even older Galaxy S3. I checked the model number it is the NA model and was told it could work with Koodo.
From what I can tell, it was factory unlocked, as when I placed my Koodo SIM into it and (upon suggestion) changing the Network mode, I was able to place calls and send SMS within minutes. I also entered the APN information and was able to get a data connection.
It felt… too easy? Is there anything else I should be aware of? I have rebooted the phone and despite the Verizon bootanimation, it's now a Koodo phone with mobile network access. I don't seem to have lost the APN info, either, which I have heard can happen.
Thank you for any suggestions or warnings.