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Old 02-22-2010, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8330 that i want to use with my Tmobile account. Does anyone know if an 8330 from Sprint can be unlocked. Contract no longer valid
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums.

You can't use an 8330 on T-Mobile. The 8330 is a CDMA device, T-Mobile uses GSM. Two completely different technologies.

Let me ask you this, where do you plan on putting the T-Mobile SIM card in your 8330?
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can't even use your Sprint 8330 on Verizon. Although the technology is compatible, and although Verizon sells the exact same device, they will not activate a handset they did not initially sell. If it doesn't say "Verizon" on it, they won't let you use it. The ESN of a Sprint device is not in their data base.

CDMA phones are typically not locked. It's just that nobody will activate another carrier's device. And like jsconyers said, using it on a GSM carrier like T-Mobile is like trying to get an AM radio station on an FM radio.
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