- 01-11-2011, 08:13 AM #2
Considering that it takes an act of congress as well as hacking skills to get one cdma carrier to allow someone else's hardware on their network, somewhere between March and Never.
My bet is that a Verizon iPhone will work on Cricket long before Sprint.
- 01-11-2011, 08:33 AM #3
- 01-11-2011, 08:45 AM #4
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- 01-11-2011, 09:47 AM #5
But that's just it. Sprint currently turns away anyone with any device that isn't branded Sprint. Verizon does t his as well, despite news a few years ago that they were supposed to provision each others' devices.
The fact is, they would rather sell you a new piece of garbage hardware than provision someone else's. That goes for both Sprint and Verizon.
The reason I suggested Cricket is that they do have a history of helping their customers to provision someone else's hardware on their network.
- 01-11-2011, 10:27 AM #6
Sprint, had no reason to entertain the idea, because they weren't presented with the possiblity of allowing an iPhone on it's network. I feel, because the iPhone is SOOO "Main-Stream", it would be foolish for SPRINT to just turn away iPhones. VERY foolish.
This is all assuming a JB/Unlock happens allowing this, of course.
- 01-11-2011, 10:34 AM #7
The difference is that T-Mo is a GSM carrier, so it doesn't take more than a simple unlock on a device to run on their network.
CDMA is totally different. You need the assistance of the carrier. You can't just unlock a cdma phone.
- 01-11-2011, 10:57 AM #8
There is no such thing as unlocking a cdma phone. (unless it's a dual band gsm/cdma device) Technically, they are not locked to a carrier, but the carrier must activate that device ESN on their network. Sprint will not activate a Verizon device on their network, and vice-versa. End of story.
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- 01-11-2011, 10:13 PM #13
CDMA devices aren't locked per say, but Sprint and Verizon won't activate devices not from their networks. However, some smaller carriers will activate them.
What I'm thinking is, for example, I have an EVO. Would there be anyway to make Sprint my Verizon iPhone 4 is my EVO?
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- 01-13-2011, 12:35 PM #17
Regardless of whether the CDMA iPhone can be unlocked or not, it will definitely be possible to just Jailbreak it using greenpoison or whatever, right?
My ONLY gripe about the iPhone is the lack of customization, otherwise, I love my iPod Touch and am envious of all my friends who have iPhones already. I've never owned an iPhone and know very little about Jailbreaking, but it seems that Jailbreaking allows more customization.
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- 01-21-2011, 03:36 PM #24
I not sure 100% but I am quite curtain that the law states that if you are switching from Verizon Wireless to Sprint you can bring your phone with you to Sprint.
However it is highly uncommon for Sprint to do it for you.
If you are disparate for a "Sprint iPhone" I recommend be-friending and Sprint employee who can activate the phone.
- 02-03-2011, 02:13 AM #25
Sprint doesn't allow phones with an ESN that isn't in their database to be activated on their network, some employees might do it for you, but they usually find out and shut you down, although we all know MetroPCS will be unlocking to their network just as they do now with pretty much any CDMA phone.