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My Verizon Motorola Moto E5 Go will unlock in 60 days from purchase of phone date, regardless of whether I buy and use any Verizon plan on it or not. When it unlocks, would I be able to use it on Sprint? Both Verizon and Sprint are CDMA. Right now on Sprint site it says it cannot be activated. Some say that even if it unlocks after 60 days, there is no guarantee it will work. My thought was any CDMA unlocked phone should work on any CDMA network - isn't that right? And after testing the IEIN# on Ting.com, that provides both CDMA and GSM, it says when this phone will work unlocked only on their GSM network with their $1 GSM SIM card. So it seems this CDMA Verizon phone when unlocked can work on either CDMA or GSM, well at least on Ting's GSM for sure! Can some knowledgeable person please shed some light on all these confusing information please? TIA! Or is it that any phone can be made to work on any network and carrier with proper codes??

  • Why do you think the device will just unlock after 60 days? That isn't Verizon's policy... It says "Devices that you purchase from Verizon and certain devices purchased from our retail partners are locked for 60 days after activation." Pretty sure this implies you must activate it on the VZW network, and likely keep it on there the entire 60 days. Read carefully the terms as if you didn't buy it from Verizon directly, it might be different. verizon.com/about/consumer-safety/device-unlocking-policy – acejavelin Oct 14 at 19:16
  • Thank you, I'll check but this term from the same page would be applicable in my case as I bought the phone from Best Buy. Prepaid Device Unlocking Policy Devices that you purchase from Verizon and certain devices purchased from our retail partners are locked for 60 days after activation. After 60 days, we will automatically remove the lock. Following the 60 day lock period following device purchase, we do not lock our phones at any time. – Sandy Oct 14 at 20:33
  • To answer the last question: no, because not every phone has both CDMA and GSM hardware receptor. GSM Arena usually has the information on which model supports which network. (Also, comment doesn't support line-break) – Andrew T. Oct 15 at 2:44

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