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Old 04-02-2009, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to get a bold or storm to use with my alltel plan. Is it possible to get an unlocked one to work with alltel?
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Alltel uses CDMA technology. You can't unlock a CDMA device for use with other carriers. Nor will a GSM based Bold work with CDMA.
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If you wait a bit, once Alltell becomes fully integrated into Verizon, you will be able to get the 9530 Storm.
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True. You will be a Verizon customer soon anyway. Just upgrade when they take you in.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I called about transferring and they said I had to wait until my alltel contract was up. I figured they would let me transfer early to eliminate the old alltel customers and plans.
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Also, do a search on the terms 9530, Storm, and Alltel.

Since the buyout, some people have been able to make Verizon devices work on Alltel.
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And if that method doesn't work for you, you will be able to upgrade to a new phone without the ETF 120 days before the end of your contract. But you will have to change to a Verizon plan. You will not be able to keep your Alltel plan with a Verizon device.
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