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Looking for a new cellphone on Sprint...

by JAROAM / May 31, 2013 5:19 AM PDT

My contract is up on the Sprint network. One of the good and bad things about Sprint is the lack of selection. Right now, there're really only two options in my eyes, however, I was thinking maybe something else. Any ideas on a great cellphone that'll work on the Sprint network that's not exactly "sold in stores" or maybe unlocked? Something, anything.

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Nope, not AFAIK
by Pepe7 / May 31, 2013 2:47 PM PDT

AFAIK they don't allow non-Sprint branded phones on their network, AFAIK. Nor are their handsets 'unlocked' in the same sense as GSM phones are. The carrier (in their case) controls who/what they let on their network.

To be honest though, actually answering your question it tough in any case since you fail to say what sort of 'cellphone' <ahem> exactly meets your specifications(?)

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by JAROAM / May 31, 2013 11:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Nope, not AFAIK

Um, excuse my ignorance, AFAIK? I suppose they wouldn't be unlocked in the same snese. Oh, and I'll be coming off a Samsung Galaxy S2 so I'd be looking for something in that realm.

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / May 31, 2013 11:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Acronyms...

= As Far As I Know.

Pepe7's response was right on track. If Sprint doesn't sell the phone now or previously, you can't activate a non branded device on their network.

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Sprint sort of solution.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2013 12:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Acronyms...

Here in my town we have Cricket booths with signs "We flash phones." So if you have a CDMA phone you come in and they'll put it on the network.

I can't guess why you asked your question but it it must be on a Sprint network, check out the MVNOs.

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by JAROAM / June 1, 2013 2:42 AM PDT

Just looking for something a little more exciting, less yawn. Never had a problem with Sprint but their choices of handsets, at least at this point, are lacking.

Well then, SG4 vs. HTC One. I just can't buy into the Beats Audio gimmick, I'd use the front facing stereo speakers very little, and the speaker grills are annoying. SG4 it is then!

Guess I could always wait.

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Beats audio is just a sideline gig
by Pepe7 / June 1, 2013 4:20 AM PDT
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The HTC One is a very nice rig, regardless.

If you want good phone selection though, you need to switch with a bigger carrier. Part of the premium as such goes toward a more robust network, the other part most certainly goes toward the extra cost of offering a greater selection of handsets.

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