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Whether or not you can use a phone on a specific carrier depends on a variety of factors, but it is generally possible to figure it out provided that you can find enough information on the device and carrier you are interested in. The main points to focus on will be the cellular standard the carrier uses, the frequency bands it uses, and the associated ...


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CDMA phones don't use SIM cards, that's the most obvious way to tell. (Some world phones are both CDMA and have GSM hardware and SIM cards, but that's not relevant here). Most carriers are only one or the other so your carrier should be a good indication as well.


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Generally speaking, rooting is completely unrelated to unlocking. CDMA unlocking is also more difficult than SIM unlocking a GSM phone, and CDMA phones need to be activated on the network, unlike sticking a SIM in an unlocked GSM phone and doing whatever you want. You'll need help from both carriers (Verizon to unlock, your carrier to activate) in order to ...


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The device may have to be unlocked first. Rooting will not Unlock the device. You will also need information from the network you want to run the device on. Like if the device is supported on their network, if they are able to active the device (they will be able to tell you if they support it if you give them the ESN/MEID) and what their mobile carrier code ...


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Not going to happen. Sorry. While MSM8655 supports GSM - Play Verizon's version of radio software makes no use of it. You can not reflash the radio software because the bootloader is locked. And even if you could - the GSM bands are not "phased" in your phone. "Phasing" is a process of calibrating the phone during manufacturing - without it you would get no ...


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If you get a device working on a specific carrier or not depends on the following factors: cellular standards and frequency bands artificial locks on the device and sometimes willingness of the carrier First, check what your future carrier and phone have. For carrier networks and frequencies Wikipedia is the most complete source I know: ...


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APNDroid doesn't work on CDMA phones. This appears to be the case with most such apps. Internet Scheduler and GreenPower claim to work on them if you have Gingerbread, though. There are some other solutions you can try in this Google Groups thread.



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