1. ncxcstud's Avatar
    So, I have an original Samsung Focus on the AT&T network. Has served me gloriously since I got it in November of 2010. However, I'm ready to move on to the 920. It's time.

    However, knowing that the phone is perfectly useable, I was hoping to give it to my mom so she can have a 'real' smartphone instead of the garbage she's using now. The dilemma is that she uses Pageplus cellular service in Florida which I believe uses the Verizon Network.

    Is there a way for my Samsung Focus to be used on Pageplus' service? I'd imagine there would be a network unlock code I'd need to obtain.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    10-10-2012 08:58 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    The Focus is a GSM phone. Verizon has a CDMA network. They aren't compatible, so it won't work.
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    10-10-2012 09:03 AM
  3. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    The Focus is a GSM phone. Verizon has a CDMA network. They aren't compatible, so it won't work.
    I feel this is a good opportunity to ask how one can go about identifying this? To my understanding, GSM and CDMA are two types of network with many sub types and frequencies. What types are classed as CDMA and GSM? LTE is GSM, HSPA+ is CDMA? etc.
    10-10-2012 09:16 AM
  4. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I feel this is a good opportunity to ask how one can go about identifying this? To my understanding, GSM and CDMA are two types of network with many sub types and frequencies. What types are classed as CDMA and GSM? LTE is GSM, HSPA+ is CDMA? etc.
    You might find the details here really helpful - Difference Between GSM and CDMA | GSM vs CDMA
    palandri likes this.
    10-10-2012 09:34 AM
  5. speedylegs's Avatar
    If you want to give you mom the focus see if she is willing to switch to H2O or Straight Talk wireless. They use the AT&T GSM network and the plans are comparable or exceed the plan from pageplus
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-15-2012 10:03 AM
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