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  1. #1
    Apkesh
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    hi,
    I have a GL phone from SprintPCS, which I bought while working in the
    US. I've moved back to Canada now and was wondering if I could make
    any use out of it? The phone does not take SIM card, and I dont want
    to go with Sprint again.
    thanks.
    apkesh



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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: what can I do with a sprint PCS phone in Canada?


    "Apkesh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > hi,
    > I have a GL phone from SprintPCS, which I bought while working in the
    > US. I've moved back to Canada now and was wondering if I could make
    > any use out of it? The phone does not take SIM card, and I dont want
    > to go with Sprint again.
    > thanks.
    > apkesh


    A GL phone? Sorry, don't know what that is.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Apkesh
    Guest

    Re: what can I do with a sprint PCS phone in Canada?

    Sorry Bob, I meant an LG phone



  4. #4
    Bob Smith
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    Re: what can I do with a sprint PCS phone in Canada?


    "Apkesh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Sorry Bob, I meant an LG phone


    Oh, ok . Well, a model number would have been nice to see how old it is.

    If you were in the states, there are few ways to go. Cellular providers have
    to offer 911 service at no charge. Don't know whether that's a rule in
    Canada as well, but if it is, you could give that a phone to a friend,
    family member or donate it to use for emergency services.

    You could also put it up for sale on auction sites, like eBay.

    Bob





  5. #5
    TechGeek
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    Re: what can I do with a sprint PCS phone in Canada?

    [email protected] (Apkesh) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > hi,
    > I have a GL phone from SprintPCS, which I bought while working in the
    > US. I've moved back to Canada now and was wondering if I could make
    > any use out of it? The phone does not take SIM card, and I dont want
    > to go with Sprint again.
    > thanks.
    > apkesh



    Which LG?

    The 1100, 1010, 1200, and 3000 are all single band and will only work
    on the 1900MHz CDMA channel.

    The 5200, 5250, and 5350 are all dual band which means they can also
    pik up the 800MHz analog channel.

    I know there is a 1900MHz CDMA provider in eastern Canada, Montreal,
    Quebec City area, but I'm not sure about other areas, such as
    Edmonton.

    To do this, you'd need the MSL to your phone and someone who knows how
    to program it for their network.

    Other than that, you might just recover some of your losses and try to
    sell it on EBay or to a friend of yours here in the US.



  6. #6

    Re: what can I do with a sprint PCS phone in Canada?

    On 19 Mar 2004 13:07:38 -0800, [email protected] (Apkesh) wrote:

    >hi,
    >I have a GL phone from SprintPCS, which I bought while working in the
    >US. I've moved back to Canada now and was wondering if I could make
    >any use out of it? The phone does not take SIM card, and I dont want
    >to go with Sprint again.
    >thanks.
    >apkesh


    It is almost certainly 'Subsidy-Locked' to only use SPCS as a carrier,
    except for 911 calls. If it were unlocked, you might be able to use it
    with the two major Canadian CDMA carriers, Telus and Bell Mobility.

    Getting it unlocked requires the consent of SPCS, which they do not grant.

    I suggest you eBay the phone.

    --
    Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.



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