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  1. djrams80's Avatar
    Will either the AT&T or T-Mobile version of the 925, work on Virgin Mobile? Virgin Mobile has a $35 plan that my mother-in-law wants to switch to. If I buy a 925 off of eBay with a clean IMEI, will she be able to activate it?

    Thanks in advance!
    05-14-2014 11:28 PM
  2. wpnokia920's Avatar
    VM in USA is cdma. 925 is GSM. So no you can't.
    05-14-2014 11:45 PM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    Will either the AT&T or T-Mobile version of the 925, work on Virgin Mobile? Virgin Mobile has a $35 plan that my mother-in-law wants to switch to. If I buy a 925 off of eBay with a clean IMEI, will she be able to activate it?

    Thanks in advance!
    It won't work if you're talking about Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin Mobile in the US is CDMA, using Sprint's network. AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM, which of course means that that's what the 925 is as well. There's no way it'll work. Sorry!

    EDIT: Sorry wpnokia920, we must have been posting at the same time! Your reply wasn't there when I started typing.
    Last edited by tgp; 05-15-2014 at 01:07 AM.
    05-14-2014 11:58 PM
  4. djrams80's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies! So, it looks like my best option is the Samsung Ativ S Neo then.
    05-15-2014 06:49 AM
  5. NiteCourt's Avatar
    When I was a Virgin Mobile customer 1.5 years ago the only phones that VM allowed were the phones they sold. Even though they use Sprint you couldn't use a Sprint phone with them. I don't know if that has changed but I would check with them if you haven't already.
    05-15-2014 08:17 AM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    When I was a Virgin Mobile customer 1.5 years ago the only phones that VM allowed were the phones they sold. Even though they use Sprint you couldn't use a Sprint phone with them. I don't know if that has changed but I would check with them if you haven't already.
    ^^This^^. The last I knew, you had to use Virgin Mobile phones. Even a Sprint phone wouldn't work, except I believe some Android devs were able to get the LG Optimus S working on Virgin Mobile. That was a highly hackable Android phone that originally shipped with Froyo I believe.
    05-15-2014 09:07 AM
  7. djrams80's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your replies. I went and talked to a salesperson and Virgin Mobile will not let you use any phone not purchased from them. So much for that idea.
    05-15-2014 09:58 PM

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