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    arboobius
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    Ok so i jsut recently cancelled my contract with Sprint... didnt like the whole contract thing much.. anyway i still have my katana and i recently got ahold of some virgin mobile minutes and am hoping for some info on how i could go about using it with my virgin mobile account.. i belive he virgin runs off of sprints network.

    anyone know of a way i could get r done?


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    Brad729
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    Re: Sprint Katana & Virgin Mobile

    Well I called Virgin for you, they said no, they only activate Virgin-branded phones... no exceptions.



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    Re: Sprint Katana & Virgin Mobile

    yep.. youll have that.. a friend of mine was boasting about how he got his upstage working on one of the prepaid phone carriers btu im not sure which and i rarely run itno the fella..

    thanks anyway bro.. anyone else have any ideas?



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    Re: Sprint Katana & Virgin Mobile

    Virgin or any other MVNO that uses Sprint's network cannot activate a Sprint phone because it would breach the MVNO contract. Sprint only allows Virgin and their other MVNOs to activate ESNs within a certain range. I did some more checking into this for you to find out why. Nobody wants to breach a contract with Sprint or they might have to hit the road and find another carrier to lease airtime from, which would be a service refund nightmare and possibly the kind of thing that could bankrupt some of the smaller MVNOs.

    Also, despite what anyone tells you, tampering with the ESN to make the phone work is a very bad idea, it's likely the phone would roam all the time, drop a lot of calls, and you would be unable to use text messaging or the internet. Besides, that is very complicated and difficult to do... and if not done exactly right you are left with a useless paperweight.



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