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Old 01-16-2010, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry if I started this thread in the wrong spot.

I currently have a 8330 using Verizon, I'm considering switching to Sprint. Is there someway to unlock my curve and if so would it work on Sprints network?

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This has been covered over and over many times.

Sprint will not activate a non-Sprint device on their network. No amount of unlocking will change it. Same with Verizon, they do not allow non-Verizon branded devices on their network either. Doesn't make any difference if they sell the same model or not, not going to happen.

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can't be done.

Sprint and Verizon will not activate devices from other carriers.

CDMA devices cannot be "unlocked" in the same manner that GSM devices can be.
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Thanks for the info, makes me think twice about switching over. Thanks again.
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A Curve with new activation is $49.99. If you want Sprint service the device cost isn't that great.
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They even have an 8130 for $29.00
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All the info is definitely appreciated, I was just told that it would cost me 350 to get out of the contract so I guess I will be using Verizon wether I want to or not lol.

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Its' pretty amazing to hear that. In Pakistan there is a lot of competition among 3 major and one minor operators. Every operator is eager to get customer from the other.

I don't understand why this is the case in the West. How would these companies compete if they don't allow the customers with devices then their?

Is there any telecom policy Europe and America ?
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No, the technology those 2 companies use is CDMA.
The companies refuse to activate each others devices on their network, because they want you to buy the device from them.
Its not like a GSM phone that can be unlocked, and you can switch network whenever you want.
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Also, if a user VOLUNTARILY signed a contract for a specified period of time, then that user is obligated to fulfill the terms and then of that contract. If the user wishes to terminate the contract prior to the end of the contract then the user is contractually obligated to pay the appropriate fees to terminate the contract early.
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No, the technology those 2 companies use is CDMA.
The companies refuse to activate each others devices on their network, because they want you to buy the device from them.
Its not like a GSM phone that can be unlocked, and you can switch network whenever you want.
And the carrier's involvement in activation is required because the devices do not have SIM card slots like GSM/UMTS devices.
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