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  1. #1
    MICHELLE MORRISON
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    I am wanting to use my Sanyo phone on a different network/wireless company
    and I am told that I would have to get a newe simm card for this. Could
    someone please tell me how to go about this and how to unlock this phone and
    any other information that might be pertinent? Thank you.


    Losted Soul1968





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  2. #2
    Mike
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    Re: Sanyo SCP-8100

    MICHELLE MORRISON wrote:
    > I am wanting to use my Sanyo phone on a different network/wireless company
    > and I am told that I would have to get a newe simm card for this. Could
    > someone please tell me how to go about this and how to unlock this phone and
    > any other information that might be pertinent? Thank you.
    >
    >
    > Losted Soul1968
    >
    >


    On GSM networks, SIM cards (Subscriber Identity Module) are used to keep
    subscription information, along with phone book and other data seperate
    from the phone itself. Your Sanyo SCP-8100 is not a GSM phone and Sprint
    is not a GSM carrier. Even if they were, it generally isn't as simple as
    just switching cards, as you often have SIM locks on handsets to protect
    carriers who subsidize phones. There is an upgrade path called R-UIM for
    Sprint and other CDMA carriers to follow to add this functionality,
    however no US CDMA is supporting it at this time. Nokia is the only CDMA
    phone manufacturer adding R-UIM support to their handsets, but it is
    disabled at this time. If you move to another carrier, you will need a
    new phone. If you move to a GSM carrier and aquire GSM service, you
    _may_ be able to move that phone to a different GSM carrier. You'll need
    to unlock your handset before doing so. I've seen the most information
    on unlocking Nokia, Sony-Ericsson and Motorola handsets. If you have
    interest in moving phones, look into unlocking the handsets you're
    interested in before you buy.

    -mike



  3. #3
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sanyo SCP-8100


    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > MICHELLE MORRISON wrote:
    > > I am wanting to use my Sanyo phone on a different network/wireless

    company
    > > and I am told that I would have to get a newe simm card for this. Could
    > > someone please tell me how to go about this and how to unlock this phone

    and
    > > any other information that might be pertinent? Thank you.
    > >
    > >
    > > Losted Soul1968
    > >
    > >

    >
    > On GSM networks, SIM cards (Subscriber Identity Module) are used to keep
    > subscription information, along with phone book and other data seperate
    > from the phone itself. Your Sanyo SCP-8100 is not a GSM phone and Sprint
    > is not a GSM carrier. Even if they were, it generally isn't as simple as
    > just switching cards, as you often have SIM locks on handsets to protect
    > carriers who subsidize phones. There is an upgrade path called R-UIM for
    > Sprint and other CDMA carriers to follow to add this functionality,
    > however no US CDMA is supporting it at this time. Nokia is the only CDMA
    > phone manufacturer adding R-UIM support to their handsets, but it is
    > disabled at this time. If you move to another carrier, you will need a
    > new phone. If you move to a GSM carrier and aquire GSM service, you
    > _may_ be able to move that phone to a different GSM carrier. You'll need
    > to unlock your handset before doing so. I've seen the most information
    > on unlocking Nokia, Sony-Ericsson and Motorola handsets. If you have
    > interest in moving phones, look into unlocking the handsets you're
    > interested in before you buy.
    >
    > -mike


    Good answer Mike, but methinks you built the proverbial Grandfather clock,
    when all one asked for was the time ... .

    The quick answer Michelle is that Sanyo phones don't have sim chips, and
    won't work on GSM systems. You will need to buy a new phone for the new
    carrier.

    Bob





  4. #4
    Mike
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo SCP-8100

    Bob Smith wrote:

    > Good answer Mike, but methinks you built the proverbial Grandfather clock,
    > when all one asked for was the time ... .
    >
    > The quick answer Michelle is that Sanyo phones don't have sim chips, and
    > won't work on GSM systems. You will need to buy a new phone for the new
    > carrier.
    >
    > Bob


    Sure Bob, just *give* her the answer!!!



    -mike



  5. #5
    Peterbilt
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo SCP-8100

    lol

    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Bob Smith wrote:
    >
    > > Good answer Mike, but methinks you built the proverbial Grandfather

    clock,
    > > when all one asked for was the time ... .
    > >
    > > The quick answer Michelle is that Sanyo phones don't have sim chips, and
    > > won't work on GSM systems. You will need to buy a new phone for the new
    > > carrier.
    > >
    > > Bob

    >
    > Sure Bob, just *give* her the answer!!!
    >
    >
    >
    > -mike







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