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  1. #1
    Dutch
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    Jong Kim wrote:

    > I have a Virgin Mobile cell phone that I purchased on Mon. and I'm
    > having problems activating it to my Sprint network. I spoke with a few
    > of Sprint's tech. support agents and they all said that you need a
    > Sprint phone. They asked for my Virgin cell phone's ID and it didn't
    > work. I read some article on the internet where they said Sprint
    > agreed back on Oct. '07 to allow their subscribers to connect to their
    > network with non-Sprint phones. I know I'm not the only one in this
    > predicament. I hope someone can help me out.


    Pretty much all of the major carriers have talked about opening up their
    networks at some point in the future, but I'm not aware of any that have
    actually implemented it yet.

    --
    Dutch
    Sprint/Motorola RAZR V3m
    tethered to PCLinuxOS 2008



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  2. #2
    Dennis Ferguson
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    Re: Activating Non-Sprint Cell Phone to Sprint Network

    On 2008-06-06, Dutch <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Jong Kim wrote:
    >
    >> I have a Virgin Mobile cell phone that I purchased on Mon. and I'm
    >> having problems activating it to my Sprint network. I spoke with a few
    >> of Sprint's tech. support agents and they all said that you need a
    >> Sprint phone. They asked for my Virgin cell phone's ID and it didn't
    >> work. I read some article on the internet where they said Sprint
    >> agreed back on Oct. '07 to allow their subscribers to connect to their
    >> network with non-Sprint phones. I know I'm not the only one in this
    >> predicament. I hope someone can help me out.

    >
    > Pretty much all of the major carriers have talked about opening up their
    > networks at some point in the future, but I'm not aware of any that have
    > actually implemented it yet.


    Well, except for T-Mobile, AT&T and Alltel. T-Mobile and AT&T have
    always let you use any phone you could slide the SIM card into (they
    have no way to prevent it), while I'm told Alltel will let you use any
    phone they know how to program if you have the password for the programming
    menus.

    Verizon and Sprint have been the problems.

    Dennis Ferguson



  3. #3
    Dutch
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    Re: Activating Non-Sprint Cell Phone to Sprint Network

    Dennis Ferguson wrote:

    > On 2008-06-06, Dutch <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Jong Kim wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have a Virgin Mobile cell phone that I purchased on Mon. and I'm
    >>> having problems activating it to my Sprint network. I spoke with a few
    >>> of Sprint's tech. support agents and they all said that you need a
    >>> Sprint phone. They asked for my Virgin cell phone's ID and it didn't
    >>> work. I read some article on the internet where they said Sprint
    >>> agreed back on Oct. '07 to allow their subscribers to connect to their
    >>> network with non-Sprint phones. I know I'm not the only one in this
    >>> predicament. I hope someone can help me out.

    >>
    >> Pretty much all of the major carriers have talked about opening up their
    >> networks at some point in the future, but I'm not aware of any that have
    >> actually implemented it yet.

    >
    > Well, except for T-Mobile, AT&T and Alltel. T-Mobile and AT&T have
    > always let you use any phone you could slide the SIM card into (they
    > have no way to prevent it), while I'm told Alltel will let you use any
    > phone they know how to program if you have the password for the programming
    > menus.
    >
    > Verizon and Sprint have been the problems.


    Can you move an Iphone from AT&T to T-Mobile? :-)

    I agree that GSM by its core design is more "open" than CDMA...

    --
    Dutch
    Sprint/Motorola RAZR V3m
    tethered to PCLinuxOS 2008



  4. #4
    SMS
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    Re: Activating Non-Sprint Cell Phone to Sprint Network

    Dutch wrote:

    > Can you move an Iphone from AT&T to T-Mobile? :-)


    Yes. You have to have it unlocked. It costs about $25 for an unlocking
    service to unlock an iPhone.



  5. #5
    Dutch
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    Re: Activating Non-Sprint Cell Phone to Sprint Network

    SMS wrote:

    > Dutch wrote:
    >
    >> Can you move an Iphone from AT&T to T-Mobile? :-)

    >
    > Yes. You have to have it unlocked. It costs about $25 for an unlocking
    > service to unlock an iPhone.


    Cool!

    --
    Dutch
    Sprint/Motorola RAZR V3m
    tethered to PCLinuxOS 2008



  6. #6
    Dutch
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    Re: Activating Non-Sprint Cell Phone to Sprint Network

    Roger 2008 wrote:

    > "Dutch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> SMS wrote:
    >>
    >>> Dutch wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Can you move an Iphone from AT&T to T-Mobile? :-)
    >>>
    >>> Yes. You have to have it unlocked. It costs about $25 for an unlocking
    >>> service to unlock an iPhone.

    >>
    >> Cool!

    >
    > But, I've read they have had software upgrades to the iPhone that might
    > re-lock the phone.


    Or brick it... ;-)

    --
    Dutch
    Sprint/Motorola RAZR V3m
    tethered to PCLinuxOS 2008



  7. #7
    Roger 2008
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    Re: Activating Non-Sprint Cell Phone to Sprint Network


    "Dutch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > SMS wrote:
    >
    > > Dutch wrote:
    > >
    > >> Can you move an Iphone from AT&T to T-Mobile? :-)

    > >
    > > Yes. You have to have it unlocked. It costs about $25 for an unlocking
    > > service to unlock an iPhone.

    >
    > Cool!


    But, I've read they have had software upgrades to the iPhone that might
    re-lock the phone.





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