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Old 08-10-2010, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Porting a BB from Alltel to Verizon.

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Ok, I have a silver Alltel 8130 here from my old Alltel plan before I switched to Verizon after the merger. I'm trying to find out how to get this phone set up so it can be used on a Verizon plan.

I did a ton of google searches and I'm seeing things about unlock keys / ESN, flashing the phone, etc. I also took note of the many people that have success stories about using their 8130s on Verzion...on a real Verizon contract, not a grandfathered Alltel contract. I read numerous articles about Verizon's "Open Network Policy", and how both Alltel and Verizon are CDMA, and how there *should* be nothing in the way of using this phone on Verizon's network since it's all compatible.

So what exactly do I need to do to use this Alltel 8130 on a Verizon contract? Reason for wanting to know is because I'd like to sell the phone + extras, but it will be hard unless I can assure the buyer "Yes, it can be used on Verizon, here's how..."
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