Can you use a Verizon BB on sprint network
Thanks for answering.
I am giving my BB 8830 WE to my friend who has sprint if she will be able to use it on that network. Will she be able to activate it on sprint.
Can anyone help me with the answer.
- 11-15-2008, 07:09 PM #8
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- 11-16-2008, 02:01 AM #9
Good luck with that guys! I recently left Verizon and opened a new Sprint account and I have 2 brand new Blackberry Curves for Verizon with clear esn's and Sprint would not activate them. The lawsuit mentioned above does not mean Sprint will actually let you activate a cdma phone from a different carrier on Sprint's network but they will unlock their own Sprint phones to activate on a different cdma carrier. I think it could easily be done if Sprint really wanted to but I doubt that day will ever come.Silly rabbits, iPhones are for kids!!!
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11-18-2008, 11:59 AM #13
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I just spoke with a Sprint representative. They explained that you would need to get the unlock code to the device from Verizon, and then reach out to Sprint to activate the unit. She also stressed that they could not guarantee that all services would work on the unit so that could potentially be a problem.
- 11-18-2008, 12:23 PM #14
Yep, the lawsuit resulted in Sprint stating they would unlock THEIR phones. Good luck getting them to activate phones from another carrier. They've been pretty heavily against this since forever.
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11-18-2008, 02:17 PM #15
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- 11-18-2008, 03:26 PM #17
Yeah, you can techinically use a CDMA phone on another CDMA carrier.
Doesn't mean Sprint will do it, which is where the whole problem is. Again, the case they lost was about providing unlock codes for their own phones, which they did not do prior. I see recent examples of people in this post that tried that very thing with Sprint and failed, whereas I can easily find people who did the same thing but activated on Verizon and Verizon did not put up a fight.
- 11-23-2008, 07:55 PM #18
just called *2
Sprint will let you use an unlocked bb storm on your account, but you will not have access to many of the features of the phone such as the internet.. They are built for vz's network specs... It will be able to be used as a phone.
- 11-23-2008, 10:08 PM #19Silly rabbits, iPhones are for kids!!!
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11-25-2008, 03:05 AM #20
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Its not that we ppl that work for sprint dont want to unlock and give you the code, its we dont know how :P
Atleast in the corporate stores we cant unlock them, and if someone comes in with an unlocked CDMA phone, our system just doesn't allow us to activate it.
And trust me with the way sprint does stuff, if they had to redo their system to allow unlocked phones, its going to be like when they merged with nextel, a big freakin mess that will screw sprint over again and for the final time hahahaRemember, remember the 4th of November!