New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Certified on FirstNet Network
Thursday, August 09, 2018 | Comments

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) certified the new Samsung Galaxy Note9. The new smartphone is available in AT&T stores Aug. 24, and FirstNet customers can get a free Samsung Galaxy Note9, S9 or S9+ when they buy a Samsung Galaxy Note9 from AT&T.

“First responder technology has lagged behind that of consumers for far too long. FirstNet is helping to close that gap,” said Chris Sambar, senior vice president, AT&T FirstNet. “The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is a good example of that. First responders on FirstNet can now take advantage of the latest in devices to tap into the power of their network, making these devices more purposeful and relevant to their mission.”

The FirstNet core can only be accessed via a FirstNet subscriber identity module (SIM). The Galaxy Note9, now FirstNet Ready, will accept a FirstNet SIM right out of the box. And with built-in band 14 access, the Galaxy Note9 will allow FirstNet users to access greater coverage and capacity as the nationwide Band 14 buildout progresses.

The Galaxy Note9 is the fifth Samsung device to receive the FirstNet Ready designation, following the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, as well as the Galaxy J3 and J7, earlier this year.

Before being certified and approved for use on FirstNet, the Note9 completed more than 3,500 tests. The tests assessed security, durability and voice quality, network impacts, battery life, screen size and resolution, ensuring it would stand up to the demands of first responders.

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