Originally Posted by snowwy66
that there was a govt law passed not too long ago that allowed any cell phone to be used on any COMPATIBLE network. i could be wrong. but i'm pretty sure that if the phone is free and clear of one network. it can be used on another network. and since you CAN buy the phone outright. without a contract. verizon isn't releasing the esn so sprint can activate it is becuase it's under contract. you need to clear yourself of your contract before verizon will release and sprint can activate.
And you are. This is not the case for Verizon and Sprint. There are very few CDMA providers that will allow other carrier's devices on their network. Sprint and Verizon are not on that list.
This has been discussed hundreds of times. Don't believe me, search the forums.