1. loujackmax's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone has ever used a Verizion BB as an Alltel phone. I know they use the same CDMA and are now one company (soon). My question pertains to the idea of getting a Storm when it is released and using it with an Alltel data plan. I would have to get an unlocked phone $$$ but the cost of the unlimited data plan would be cheaper. Any ideas?
    11-07-08 10:43 AM
  2. T-bred's Avatar
    Lou, welcome to CB!

    I don't have a definitive answer for you, but this is what I've picked up from the forums: while CDMA carriers use the same technology, it's up to the carrier whether they'll activate a phone from another provider. Which I was able to do a few years back with a Sprint Treo to a Verizon plan.

    But my understanding is that Alltel won't activate other telco's phones. That may changed as their merger with Verizon recently got the DOJ's approval.

    Good luck and enjoy your storm!
    Last edited by wyodog; 11-07-08 at 06:02 PM. Reason: clarity
    11-07-08 06:01 PM