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Can I use a regular cell phone with alltel u prepaid?

Discussion in 'Alltel Forum' started by Cellfonian, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Cellfonian

    Cellfonian New Member

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    :( I am about to get alltel u prepaid and im using a just a regular cell phone for alltel u . Do you think alltel can use it with alltel u?:censored:
     
  2. strunke

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    Um yes? What do you mean be regular cell phone? The Alltel prepaids are the same as any other cell phone. They can operate any CDMA cell phone, as long as you have access to programming security code they can update it and put the ESN into their system. Tell me what kind of phone you want to use.
     
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  3. Cellfonian

    Cellfonian New Member

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    Oh xlnt, i have a sony ericsson z500 but it uses a sim card do prepaids have a sim card?
     
  4. Cellfonian

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    :confused: But the sony ericsson uses a sim card so can i still use it as a prepaid phone?:eek:
     
  5. strunke

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    Hmm, then unfortunately I have bad news. That particular phone is only used with GSM technology. You see Sprint, Verizon, Alltel, and others use a technology called CDMA. While T-Mobile, and Cingular use a technology called GSM. These are very different and phones that are GSM cannot be used on CDMA networks and vice-versa.

    The closest matching phone with Alltel is the Motorola V262 ($49.99), or one of the LG brand phones they have (i don't reccommend those, some of the newer ones look nice though.)

    However most of the phones they have are better (if you have the money)...

    The Motorola e815 ($129.99), Motorola RAZR ($199.99), Nokia 6255i ($169.99), to name a few.

    And even the cheapest phone they offer the Kyocera SoHo Kx1 has all the features except camera and is a very good phone for the price. ($14.99)

    To see all the phones go to www.alltelu.com Then click on "see phones", and make sure click the little button below them that says "See more phones". That's just in case you already don't know this :)
     
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    Actually now that I look a little closer the Kyocera Candid KX16 for 34.99 looks like a good match too...
     
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  7. Cellfonian

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    NOoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well my mom has the kyocera candid and reALly is not a very good phone. I Might have to ask alltel about it. CAn you please give me a phone number so that i can get in touch with and alltel customer provider person. Iwill really aprecciate it. THanx:D :mad:
     
  8. alltelwirelesstech

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    hey what would you like to know. I used to be an alltel tech but 2 weeks ago i got the big promo!!! :D
     
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  9. Cellfonian

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    I would like to know if I Can use a phone that uses sim cards with alltel u?:cool:
     
  10. alltelwirelesstech

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    No because of the technology difference. GSM allows for SIM cards. Alltel uses CDMA. There is no way for us to activate a phone that uses GSM since their is (1) no ESN number on those phones and (2) It would not be able to pick up our towers. Think of it this way.... if you have an AM only radio, it can't pick up an FM station. They signals are different. Same with this, one can't see the other.
     
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  11. Cellfonian

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    Thanx, im guess ill just get a kycocera candid from alltel.
     
  12. alltelwirelesstech

    alltelwirelesstech Senior Member
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    based on the city you are in the candid should be ok. i was looking at coverage there. if your far from the center of town you may want to go the moto route and avoid the kyo phones.
     
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  13. Cellfonian

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    No it will work my mom has one
     
  14. Reflections

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    Hi everyone, I'm a new member so first of all let me say that I love my Kyocera Candid KX16 & . Though it doesn't allow ringtones in any other form other than qcp and midi and it's not bluetooth, it is an awesome phone. Now as for reception and the Kyocera, I don't know about his town, towers, or how reception is there, but I do know that my husband and I are on Alltel service, live 15-20 minutes from town and our reception is fine. As a matter of fact we were on vacation in Indiana in June and we still got good reception where we were at there just using the signals from the other towers I guess cause the area we were in has no Altell service. Just my experience :)
     

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