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    Long story short...I have a Samsung phone (orginially from Cingular) the only way I can stil use it is by putting it on speaker phone so that the other side can hear me...or maybe its just me hear them really. I was given a Samsung from Verizon that is not being used to replace my old phone so I could avoid buying a new phone for a while longer. My Cingular has a sims card, the Verizon does not. I have been told by AT&T customer service that I could bring the phone in and they would help...they did not, was told because Verizon phone has no sims the phone would not work on my AT& T network. Called again and was told I could use an ISB cord and download to computer and then to other phone...am computer stupid, but can't seem to get the isb cords. Am I wasting my time here...I just think a phone should work longer than under two years if not treated badly. I just want to save some money until I can afford to buy blackberry or such phone. Any advice would be great...my the phone gods shine on you who help!!!!


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    Re: using a verizon phone on a AT&T network...

    You're basically, like you said, wasting your time.

    Verizon Wireless uses a strict CDMA (NO SIM CARD) system, except in Global phone circumstances.

    AT&T doesn't use any phones that do not use a SIM Card. There is no way to upload user information to the phone and get it activated if it is CDMA...it simply isn't possible.

    I personally would switch since the AT&T customer service reps aren't familiar with their own technology and the fact they can't use a Verizon Wireless phone.
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    Re: using a verizon phone on a AT&T network...

    Quote Originally Posted by raineorchid View Post
    Long story short...I have a Samsung phone (orginially from Cingular) the only way I can stil use it is by putting it on speaker phone so that the other side can hear me...or maybe its just me hear them really. I was given a Samsung from Verizon that is not being used to replace my old phone so I could avoid buying a new phone for a while longer. My Cingular has a sims card, the Verizon does not. I have been told by AT&T customer service that I could bring the phone in and they would help...they did not, was told because Verizon phone has no sims the phone would not work on my AT& T network. Called again and was told I could use an ISB cord and download to computer and then to other phone...am computer stupid, but can't seem to get the isb cords. Am I wasting my time here...I just think a phone should work longer than under two years if not treated badly. I just want to save some money until I can afford to buy blackberry or such phone. Any advice would be great...my the phone gods shine on you who help!!!!
    Verison phones dont have sim cards dude.



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    Re: using a verizon phone on a AT&T network...

    Quote Originally Posted by nicknrm View Post
    I personally would switch since the AT&T customer service reps aren't familiar with their own technology and the fact they can't use a Verizon Wireless phone.[/COLOR][/FONT]
    Ditto. I have only had good experiences with Verizon customer service reps. If they don't know the answer to your question, they will politely ask you to wait on hold and they will find out for you! What a novel idea!



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    Re: using a verizon phone on a AT&T network...

    Quote Originally Posted by mnmnk00 View Post
    Verison phones dont have sim cards dude.
    Most of their phones do not, but some of their world phones do; granted, they are meant for international use only. That said, an unlocked Blackberry Storm can be used on AT&T's network, though it will be limited to 2G/EDGE data.



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    Re: using a verizon phone on a AT&T network...

    Quote Originally Posted by mnmnk00 View Post
    Verison phones dont have sim cards dude.
    The Motorola Z6cx also uses one in GSM mode ... click the link:

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