1. bbrob29's Avatar
    Hello, i am new here and I hope I can get an answer to this question. I have an old BB Curve 8530 that I used on the Sprint network. Now, I am with Verizon. Is there anyway I can use this phone with Verizon prepaid service? I don't know if this is even an option or if Verizon would be helpful i letting me use the phone to stay with their service.

    Thank you.
    09-05-11 09:48 PM
  2. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    Sorry but it can only be used with sprint. Only gsm/hspa/umts devices can be unlocked.
    09-05-11 10:00 PM
  3. Rootbrian's Avatar
    CDMA units cannot be unlocked.

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    09-05-11 10:06 PM
  4. bbrob29's Avatar
    Could it be used with the Boost Mobile prepaid, since it is Sprint's pre-paid service?
    09-05-11 10:10 PM
  5. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Doubt it. You've already got answers.

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    09-05-11 10:13 PM
  6. hondateg91's Avatar
    CDMA units cannot be unlocked to work on other CDMA carriers, but they can be unlocked.

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    Fixed

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    09-05-11 10:20 PM
  7. hondateg91's Avatar
    Could it be used with the Boost Mobile prepaid, since it is Sprint's pre-paid service?
    It's possible since they already offer the 8530 on Boost. Your best option is to talk to a knowledgeable Sprint rep about using it on Boost.
    09-05-11 10:23 PM
  8. csickgrind's Avatar
    Yeah that's how sprint and verizon are -_- get a phone you can unlock

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    09-05-11 11:26 PM
  9. o4liberty's Avatar
    If you are a customer of Verizon they will charge you to load the software in the device and they will not support it. So basically NO!

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    09-05-11 11:27 PM
  10. Alberta Blue's Avatar
    The 8530 does not have a GSM radio, hence it cannot be unlocked. It is CDMA only.
    09-05-11 11:28 PM
  11. SCrid2000's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure you can flash it to boost. But you can't use it on Verizon, as has already been said.

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    09-05-11 11:31 PM
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