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Nokia phones compatible with Sprint PCS

by snoopy3412 / January 25, 2006 3:08 AM PST

The only Nokia flip phone that Sprint carries is the 3155i and you can only get it on their website. I've been looking on ebay for cheaper prices and I've run into another Nokia, the 6101 that Sprint does not carry but many of these auctions say the phone is compatible with Sprint or any other carrier in the world that supports 850/1800/1900 GSM. I don't know what this actually means. I talked with Sprint customer service and they said the only phones that work under their service are the ones that say "Sprint" on the phone.
If anyone is very very knoweledgable on this subject, please let me know if this Nokia 6101 would in fact be compatible.
Thank you.

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Gsm phone on sprint
by sandykync / January 25, 2006 8:25 AM PST

Sorry to tell you this but Sprint phone use the CDMA technology, and the Nokia phone you want to use is a GSM phone, these are totally different technologys. It would be like trying to use a vhs tape in a dvd player. It would work unlocked or not.

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by snoopy3412 / January 25, 2006 11:18 AM PST
In reply to: Gsm phone on sprint

i see what you're saying. thank you for your response. so, if i ever see a phone that has CDMA technology, will it work with Sprint? or are there different types of CDMA as well? i'm obviously uneducated with this subject.
thank you again.

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It should
by sandykync / January 26, 2006 8:42 AM PST
In reply to: cdma

but i would try to find a sprint cell phone if you get a phone from another company make sure it is unlocked, but the problem with that is you wont be able to get on the internet with another cell companys phone

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by mister_lay_z / January 26, 2006 10:55 PM PST

when looking at phones, you MUST look at phones that are compatible with sprint. GSM is cingular and t-mobile. those phones require SIM cards to operate.
CDMA phones are verizon,sprint, etc. these carriers run on networks, not sim cards. so keep in mind, before you go wasting my time, do some research !!!

CANNOT use ANY gsm phone with sprint or vice-versa

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thank you!
by snoopy3412 / January 27, 2006 1:48 AM PST
In reply to: GSM and CDMA

wow thank you so much for that wonderful and helpful input. it's a shame that you believe i "wasted your time." what's funny is if you bothered to track the forum you would have seen that a very considerate lady already helped me and answered my question very kindly. i don't recall twisting your arm to post a response so if you get a clue, the only time you've wasted is your own.
again, thank you so much and have a blessed day!
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