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Can unlocked Sprint Phones be used on Verizon's network?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by redbull, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. redbull

    redbull Junior Member
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    Can unlocked Sprint Phones be used on Verizon's network? DOes anyone know if this is possible? They are on the same CDMA band, correct?

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  2. kranium007

    kranium007 Bronze Senior Member
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    some can, some can not. i believe most of the newer sprint phones can not be used with verizon. i may be wrong. i usually only ever have customers from alltel bring in their phones to use with verizon. for some reason a lot of people from the south are moving to this area and want to keep their alltel phones.
     
  3. MrFlashport

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    The phone must be a tri-mode (CDMA 800/1900 and AMPS) to work on Verizon's network AND most importantly, the phone must be able to accept a Verizon PRL. Doing this usually means flashing the phone with different software, (most Sprint phones have custom versions). And they don't always work correctly. For example, I have an old P8767 Motorola Timeport that was a Sprint PCS phone, it was unlocked. A Verizon store was kind enough to flash the phone with standard s/w, and add the VZWPRL for A/C, but it does not do OTA programming or PRL updates even though Verizon and other CDMA P8767's from the same time period do. So, the answer is, yes, they will work, but they are not guaranteed and you may have some glitches like that above. Also, some may be hesitant to flash Sprint phones due to software licensing agreements, etc. So you may have to find an independent agent to do it and pay for this service.
     

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