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Plz Help Me UNLOCK Sanyo Katana II Cell

Discussion in 'All Other Brands of Wireless Phones' started by LauraK, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. LauraK

    LauraK New Member

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    Does anyone know how to unlock the Sanyo Katana II cell phones. I moved to FL and changed service. My phones are brand new and prefer to use them.

    Can anyone help me Please?

    Thanks, Laura
     
  2. charlyee

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    Welcome to WA, LauraK. The Katana II is a CDMA phone. CDMA devices are provider specific and cannot be unlocked to use with a different one.

    Once in awhile it can be flashed with a provider's firmware, but I would not recommend it.
     
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  3. M in LA

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    Charlyee's right. If you were thinking of being able to use your Katana II with AT&T or T-Mobile, you can't because they are GSM providers, a completely different technology than Sprint's CDMA service.

    Also CDMA phones are very difficult to flash/reprogram for use with other CDMA carriers, like Verizon, Alltel, and US Cellular, for example. Unless you know what you are doing, it isn't worth the time or money.
     
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  4. LauraK

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    Re: WHat About Unlocking Verizon phones then?

    Thanks for all your help. What about verizon Motorola and LG. Can they be unlocked for AT&T use?

    I really hate to buy another 5 phones. The one's AT&T give are really lousy.

    Enjoy the day and thanks for all the quick responses.
     
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    Re: WHat About Unlocking Verizon phones then?

    Hi Laura, no unfortunately Verizon is also a CDMA provider and AT&T is GSM. The only unlocked phone that you could use on AT&T would be from another GSM provideer like T-Mobile.

    Hope it helps.
     
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    Re: WHat About Unlocking Verizon phones then?

    No Verizon phone can be used on AT&T. Their networks use different network technologies. As far as AT&T giving "really lousy" phones, you get what you pay for. I almost never take the free phone unless its a Motorola. I got my mother a "free" Motorola L2, and she loved it. When she qualified for an upgrade I got her & dad both "free" Motorola V3's. They are very happy with their phones & service. Mom initially wanted an LG because it came in a cool color, but I talked her out of it.

    I was just looking on the AT&T site. Seems they have several Nokias to choose from that are free after rebates. Those will be your best bet for the free phone. Stay away from LG phones with AT&T. LG makes good CDMA phones, but their GSM phones are junk. I'm not familiar with the build quality of the cheaper Samsung models. I know some people here have some Samsung smartphones and love them. I guess it just depends on what you're looking for. What type of phone do you need/want, and how much are you willing to pay?

    -Jay
     
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