Phones forum

General discussion

Changing a Alltel phone to cellularone

by Brian50 / January 30, 2006 4:58 AM PST

My son had a Cellular One phone which is a Nokia 6101. It got ran over by a car and it wasn't insured! I have a LG5450 from Alltel, Can this phone be used under his Cellular One account. The sim card from the Nokia is fine. I don't have an Alltel account right now. What is the process?


Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Changing a Alltel phone to cellularone
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Changing a Alltel phone to cellularone
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Changing a Alltel phone to cellularone
by dave1973 / January 30, 2006 10:54 AM PST

Alltel phones are CDMA, not GSM. If Cellular One is a GSM carrier, then an Alltel phone will do you no good for Cellular One. You should have looked at a GSM phone from Cingular, T-Mobile, or another GSM carrier, and had it unlocked. Alltel phones use an ESN (Electronic serial number), which practically makes those phones locked to that carrier, and ESN's are only found on CDMA phones. They're also found on TDMA phones, but TDMA is being phased out and there are no new phones using TDMA.

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) Thanks
by Brian50 / January 30, 2006 10:04 PM PST
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.