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Unlocking Phone to work on Verizon

by steven.pals / June 18, 2005 1:32 PM PDT

I am a subscriber to the Verizon Network, by the choice of my parents, unortunatly they have few cool phones. I used the Treo 650, but for a highschool student that is not a very functional phone. I recently became captivated by my friende Samsung SGH-d415 Slliding Phone (http://product.samsung.com/cgi-bin/nabc/product/b2c_product_detail.jsp?eUser=&prod_id=SGH-D415) Unfortunately it only works with T-Mobil. If I unlock it, will it work on the Verizon Network? I read that Verizon does not use GSM, but I am bewildered by all this information. If you have any insight to the matter, please help.

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / June 18, 2005 11:17 PM PDT

Even if you do unlock it, still won't work with Verizon. Verizon and T-Mobile use different networks. It's like trying to play a CD in a cassette player. While it is a similar system, they are not compatible. You may be able to purchase a Sprint handset (compatible with Verizon), no promise.

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by dave1973 / June 19, 2005 1:56 AM PDT
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If people think Verizon Wireless has a poor phone selection, people in markets that have Alltel would tell you that their phone selection is even worse than Verizon Wireless. Their website shows an even less selection. I'm glad I don't live in an area that is Alltel and no Verizon Wireless. Alltel also uses the same digital standard as Verizon Wireless. I know because my Verizon phone switches to Alltel once I reach the Michigan state line around Benton Harbor and Niles.

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