1. mblware's Avatar
    Hello, I just got off the phone with Virgin to find out:

    They will not activate any unlocked phones, even if they're compatible, and the esn is clear because "they will not work on our network, unless they're a 'virgin' branded phone".

    I insited to the rep that yes they will but that obviously got me no where.

    What's the deal with this, I know it's all about them wanted you to buy into a contract, but is there anything I can do to get this phone activated with them? Does anybody have experience in dealing with virgin for this issue?
    01-25-10 05:01 PM
  2. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    If its a unlocked phone going on a cdma network it won't work. being unlocked means it can be used on any gsm carrier.

    Flashing a cdma device to work on another network can be done, but still requires the carrier to be willing to activate it.
    01-25-10 07:39 PM
  3. cellfservices's Avatar
    Canadian CDMA Carriers are known for not activating any different branded phones. In the USA, flashing Verizon to cricket to alltel etc etc, will work, but they're a little more strict here. Unfortunately, you'll have to get a Virgin Mobile branded phone if you would like to use their network.
    01-26-10 10:00 AM