1. bpejman's Avatar
    Hello BB Community,

    First, let me apologize for asking another "Will-it-work-with-Verizon/ATT" question. I know it's painful and only if everyone played nice together. I have to ask because I want to buy a BB and I've been on the Classic for the past few years.

    I have contacted a BlackBerry vendor who is selling the BlackBerry Key2 and they are telling me that the Key2 version they have was unlocked by the *factory* meaning, by BlackBerry, and not a carrier and it's the *international version.* Keyword here: Factory unlocked and international version.

    They said, this phone supports all the below bands. I noticed that *700(B13)* is listed below which is a band supported by Verizon.

    Does this mean that the phone will work with Verizon? Has anyone confirmed or tried this?

    2G : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and/or
    3G : 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1700|2100(B4) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) and/or
    4G : LTE 700(B12) / 700(B13) / 700(B17) / 700(B28) / 800(B20) / 850(B5) / 850(B19) / 850(B26) / 900(B8) / 1500(B32) / 1700|2100(B4) / 1800(B3) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) / 2600(B7)
    : TD-LTE : 1900(B39) / 2300(B40) / 2500(B41) / 2600(B38)

    Thanks for your feedback.
    07-17-18 09:24 AM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    No KEY2 is working with Verizon right now..... several have tired with the US version. If at some future point they white list it, they may only do so for the US version.
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    07-17-18 11:44 AM
  3. anon(10429275)'s Avatar
    CDMA networks (Verizon/Sprint) use a different technology than GSM. GSM networks don't generally care what kind of phone is connecting as long as it is compatible. CDMA networks are much different and the CDMA network must have the *specific* ID information for your particular phone (like a serial number) listed in their system before the device can connect. In other words, even if the Key2 was completely compatible with Verizon, it won't ever activate on their network unless they add it to their network. Sprint allows you to bring most compatible phones to their network and will manually add your phone to their system, but their network is terrible. Verizon, as far as I know, does not ever make an exception to their policy.
    bpejman likes this.
    07-19-18 12:04 AM
  4. bpejman's Avatar
    Thank you all for your reply. Makes perfect sense.
    07-19-18 06:27 AM
  5. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    CDMA networks (Verizon/Sprint) use a different technology than GSM. GSM networks don't generally care what kind of phone is connecting as long as it is compatible. CDMA networks are much different and the CDMA network must have the *specific* ID information for your particular phone (like a serial number) listed in their system before the device can connect. In other words, even if the Key2 was completely compatible with Verizon, it won't ever activate on their network unless they add it to their network. Sprint allows you to bring most compatible phones to their network and will manually add your phone to their system, but their network is terrible. Verizon, as far as I know, does not ever make an exception to their policy.
    Verizon is now allowing non-CDMA and non-Verizon phones. But they have a process which requires testing in the field and in labs... this cost money. Proable only going to see devices with high volume sales meet these requirements - or from an OEM willing to pay for this certification.
    07-20-18 01:46 PM

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