- 11-18-2011, 03:50 AM #2
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- 11-18-2011, 05:57 AM #5According to a Sprint sales chat, the iPhone (or any CDMA device from another carrier like Verizon) will not work on the Sprint network due to slight differences in the way the CDMA networks are set up.
When we asked about putting a Verizon CDMA device on the Sprint network, the salesperson said, "Sprint devices use our all digital Sprint PCS and Nextel iDEN networks. Unfortunately, devices from other carriers are not compatible and would not function on our network."
When questioned again (just to make sure), another salesperson stated, "No, you can not use any other service provider's phone with Sprint."
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- 11-18-2011, 12:01 PM #6
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- 11-18-2011, 02:32 PM #9
It's not a technology issue or hardware... because both Sprint & Verizon have roaming agreements and customers of each can use the other's networks in various markets... It's all about company policy. Neither Verizon or Sprint will allow devices on their network that did not come from the OEM with MEIDs that are not in batches that were not sold to them from the OEM. Love it or hate it, it is what it is, and it's not going to change any time soon.
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- 11-18-2011, 02:43 PM #11
- 11-18-2011, 04:19 PM #12
Ha I hear you. I thought that issue and brought a sprint BB Bold 9650 NIB ( availabe in both verizon and sprint) from a friend as my BB Storm 1 died. I tired to activate the handset in verizon for a month as I talked to multiple levels of Customer Service. Majority of them mentioned that they will not do it as imei # is with sprint , some asked me to check with Sprint to get it released and get some kind of unlock code ( I didn't understand the unlock part though). During the one month I called sprint CS also and as I was not their customer, they would always deflect my request to transfering my family plan to sprint ( should I be surprised?) .
to make long story short,I sold the sprint phone on crackberry.com and brought a verizon bold from their itself.
Bottom line they will not activate each others phone.( thats my experience)
- 11-18-2011, 04:39 PM #14
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- 11-18-2011, 05:29 PM #17
The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a contract commitment. You can activate and use it on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice, such as AT&T in the United States.* The unlocked iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S will not work with CDMA-based carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.
- 11-18-2011, 08:30 PM #19
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- 11-18-2011, 08:35 PM #20
If u have friends that have done it, I'm curious y you're on here asking if it can be done. You obviously have first hand knowledge. All of us here know its not possible(only because verizon and sprint won't let it happen) with the iPhone or any other phone and you don't seem to understand or believe it. So just call up sprint/verizon and give it a shot and report back with your findings
- 11-18-2011, 10:03 PM #21
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- 11-18-2011, 10:34 PM #24
I am not trying to argue I just would really not like a noob trying to help I like people who know what they are talking about like y'all and I called Sprint and Verizon and they both said they only take phones from their company....so I am sorry for earlier I was in a bad mood