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unlocked phones...

by frshstunna / July 3, 2006 7:58 AM PDT

OK...I'm totally clueless on this topic. So if I have sprint and I want to buy a new phone, can I only get the sprint phones? I've been looking at the "unlocked phones"...would they work with a sprint connection? Thanks for putting up with me...haahaa.

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Yeah you're pretty funny....and clueless
by unclegee1 / July 3, 2006 8:14 AM PDT
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Unlocked phones is a gsm term. Gsm is phones that use sim cards. Sprint does not use sim cards. I explained this to another person last week. Just because people use "unlocked" aloT..IT DOES NOT mean that it works with your carrier. People these days are not the smartest on the block.

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There are some exceptions
by AKA_Ben / July 4, 2006 12:59 PM PDT

There are some exceptions though for CDMA carrieirs. Like if you really, really wanted to, I bet you could get sprint to register your old StarTAC. Oll, but yes, for the most part, your stuck with the phones sprint sells unless, of course, you decide to switch to Cingular or T-Mobile.

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