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CENTRAL U.S. -- unlocking katana for verizon

Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless Forum' started by merdangel1, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. merdangel1

    merdangel1 New Member

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    I have a Sanyo Katana II which I used with Sprint and absolutely loved. I have recently changed to Verizon and really miss my Katana. Is there any way I can use my Katana with Verizon? Sprint and Verizon are both CDMA networks and according to previous posts Verizon should now have an open network right? What is the best way to do this? I am willing to try anything to switch it.
     
  2. M in LA

    M in LA Mobile 28 Years Plus
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    You can try but it won't be easy and you could potentially brick your phone in the process.

    Yes, Verizon touts it's "open network" policy, but very few details have emerged on what exactly they consider "open".

    They would need to have the ESN in their database and you would have to flash the phone. If you're not technically knowledgeable on flashing phones, I wouln't think of considering it as it could turn your Katana II into a paperweight.

    It's much easier with GSM to unlock phones and use them with other carriers, but CDMA's a different ballgame entirely, especially where Verizon's concerned.

    You might want to call and ask them if it's possible, but don't get your hopes up, as it's just not as easy to do as it should be.
     
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