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Do Unlocked phones work with Verizon Wireless?

by hickcory / November 11, 2007 3:43 AM PST

I love their service but hate absolutely all of their phones. Do unlocked phones work with their service.

Thank you, whoever can help

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / November 11, 2007 5:22 AM PST

Unlocked phones are used w/ GSM carriers (At&t and T-mobile in the US). Verizon uses CDMA and the technologies are incompatiible.

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by xPhoneGuru / November 11, 2007 7:55 AM PST
In reply to: No

Recently Sprint and Verizon Wireless started unlocking CDMA phones for use between the networks very soon all US carriers will be doing this due to legal actions taken by the state of California

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Not quite right
by wirelesswendy / November 14, 2007 6:20 AM PST
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Only says that they will agree to do that, not that they've been doing it. Probably won't be retroactive (only works on new phones they'll start producing). Also just covers settlement with Sprint-Nextel; no guarantee Verizon will follow suit.

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So basically...I am stuck with Verizon cell phones only
by hickcory / November 14, 2007 6:44 AM PST
In reply to: Not quite right

Sounds like bad news. I would love to pick phones that are unlocked or from other carriers and use them with Verizon.

Anyone got any ideas on the best verizon phones available?

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re: So basically...I am stuck with Verizon cell phones only
by ackmondual / November 14, 2007 6:57 AM PST

no ideas really. Check their site for available phones, but otherwise, may have to make a judgement call on whether if you're willing to give up VZ service for better phones

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