1. Thorsten Heinsight's Avatar
    Has anyone tried inserting a Verizon SIM into a Passport?
    I know Passports are made for GSM carriers and Verizon uses CDMA - I'm not asking for a lesson in cellular technology.
    I would just like to know what happens when someone with a Passport (AT&T, unlocked, etc.) inserts a Verizon SIM into their device - what functionality works/what doesn't?
    If you have a Passport could you please find someone with a Verizon SIM and try it out? and please let me know where the Passport was purchased (AT&T, unlocked, etc.) - Thanks!

    (I ask because I've heard from a reliable source that this should work, and I would like to confirm)
    03-06-15 03:32 PM
  2. raino's Avatar
    Yes, this has been tried. And it doesn't work. Nothing happens.
    03-06-15 04:08 PM
  3. Thorsten Heinsight's Avatar
    Yes, this has been tried. And it doesn't work. Nothing happens.
    Have you personally tried it? Because this is what I was asking for, I'm looking for first-hand experience.
    If you have, what do you mean by "nothing happens"? SIM card doesn't register? Can't connect to mobile network? What type of Passport do you have?
    Thanks!
    03-06-15 04:29 PM
  4. raino's Avatar
    Have you personally tried it? Because this is what I was asking for, I'm looking for first-hand experience.
    If you have, what do you mean by "nothing happens"? SIM card doesn't register? Can't connect to mobile network? What type of Passport do you have?
    Thanks!
    Whoops--I actually misread that a bit. You're talking about SQW100-1 and the AT&T Passport -3. I was talking about the -1 only, which actually has an in on the Verizon network that the AT&T Passport doesn't (in other words, the -1 has more of a chance of working on Verizon.)

    A CB user by the name of CrackedRosco Flip4Bytes has actually tried and posted his experience. I will look for the CB blog comment he made and update this post if I find it.

    Edit: here is one forum post by CR, albeit not the blog comment I'm thinking of: http://forums.crackberry.com/verizon.../#post11362915

    Edit2: here is another person saying that the -1 did not work on Verizon: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe.../#post11183633

    Edit3: found it! Took longer than I thought, maybe because I was attributing it to the wrong person... : http://crackberry.com/comment/2197308#comment-2197308

    And here are some more experiences: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...l#post10892134, and the post right above it.
    Last edited by raino; 03-06-15 at 05:26 PM.
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    03-06-15 04:40 PM
  5. kg4icg's Avatar
    Still not going to work, Verizon does not let phones that are not Verizon branded on there network. This has been said time and time again.

    Posted via CB10
    03-06-15 11:53 PM
  6. hoopitz's Avatar
    I can't comment on whether this will work or not, but if you're asking because you're on Verizon and want to use a Passport, I say ditch 'em and go to T-Mobile. I let them buy out my Verizon contract and brought over a Passport that I bought from Amazon. No regrets. I actually had the intention of winding up with AT&T, at the end of the day, but T-Mobile has been so great, I'm gonna stick with them.

    Posted via CB10
    03-07-15 01:06 AM
  7. BlackberryCodeSource's Avatar
    Sorry, its not gonna work on Verizon but when unlocked it will work with T-Mobile and other MVNO's in the states like red pocket, simple mobile, etc
    03-07-15 04:53 AM
  8. thedose's Avatar
    I have personally tried it with the SQW100-1, it didn't work, see Raino's edit 2 above for the full details. I may have also posted in the other threads...
    03-07-15 10:36 AM
  9. kraski's Avatar
    The tech of that idea:

    1) VZW is CDMA. Only CDMA locked to VZW will work.

    2) Some VZW phones have a sim card slot. That's not for VZW. It's so Verizon can compete with AT&T and T-Mo unlocked phones to offer a device that can be used with a foreign sim in other countries.
    03-07-15 10:42 AM
  10. raino's Avatar
    Verizon uses the SIM slot for their LTE SIM cards.
    03-07-15 10:47 AM
  11. mprattmd's Avatar
    I left Verizon for att for the passport. No regrets.

    Posted via CB10
    03-07-15 11:52 AM
  12. kraski's Avatar
    Verizon uses the SIM slot for their LTE SIM cards.
    They need a sim for LTE?
    03-07-15 12:07 PM
  13. raino's Avatar
    They need a sim for LTE?
    Yeah. Most of their current phones do. I think some initial phones may not have, but current ones all do.

    I think even Sprint uses SIMs for LTE.
    03-07-15 12:21 PM
  14. kraski's Avatar
    Yeah. Most of their current phones do. I think some initial phones may not have, but current ones all do.

    I think even Sprint uses SIMs for LTE.
    Do the sim sockets just work for LTE or will they handle using an overseas full service sim, too?
    03-07-15 01:20 PM
  15. raino's Avatar
    Do the sim sockets just work for LTE or will they handle using an overseas full service sim, too?
    Domestic and foreign GSM, UMTS, LTE. A lot of these phones also have UMTS 850 and 1900 bands now which makes them usable on AT&T and to a lesser degree, TMO.
    03-07-15 01:39 PM

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