1. bertie343's Avatar
    Question for you guys. My friend is getting a brand new Curve shipped to him from TMobile. I'm on VZW and could use the phone. Is there a way I could activate the phone on VZW? If so, how do I go about activating the phone on Verizon. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    10-07-10 11:53 AM
  2. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    No it's a GSM device.
    10-07-10 11:54 AM
  3. californiablackberry's Avatar
    No, T-Mobile is GSM. Verizon is CDMA.

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    10-07-10 11:55 AM
  4. markhunsaker's Avatar
    +1. You might have been confused because some Verizon phones have SIM cards. Those are only for global roaming, not for US service.

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    10-07-10 09:57 PM
  5. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    +1. You might have been confused because some Verizon phones have SIM cards. Those are only for global roaming, not for US service.

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    If unlocked, you can use a Verizon 9630/9650 or 9530/9550 on any GSM carrier, including in the US. Those phones support quad-band (world) GSM and single-band (Europe) 3G.
    10-09-10 01:33 AM
  6. californiablackberry's Avatar
    If unlocked, you can use a Verizon 9630/9650 or 9530/9550 on any GSM carrier, including in the US. Those phones support quad-band (world) GSM and single-band (Europe) 3G.
    I don't see why people would waste the money to get it unlocked when they can purchase a straight GSM device, LOL.
    10-09-10 02:09 AM
  7. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    I don't see why people would waste the money to get it unlocked when they can purchase a straight GSM device, LOL.
    Well provided you meet certain conditions (like account in good standing), Verizon provides you with the unlock code for free

    But to get back to the OP's question, no, you cannot use a GSM-only device (like a Blackberry sold on T-Mobile) on Verizon's CDMA network.
    Last edited by ericsmcdonald; 10-09-10 at 08:52 AM.
    10-09-10 08:49 AM
  8. NorrisCell's Avatar
    I don't see why people would waste the money to get it unlocked when they can purchase a straight GSM device, LOL.
    9530 on Craig's List - $100-120
    9530 with bad ESN on Craig's List - $80-100
    9500 on Ebay (Not a mislabeled 9530) - $150-180

    9550 on Ebay - $200-250
    9520 on Ebay - ~$300

    These prices are rough averages, of course.

    A good condition 9630 can be had for $120-140, and there isn't really a GSM equivalent (Trackball, larger keypad, 3.2 MP camera). The 9700 would probably be the closest, but costs roughly $100 more.

    I'm curious where the money is being wasted
    10-11-10 03:20 AM
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