1. lee.eubanks's Avatar
    I'm sure the answer is no, but the frequencies seem to match, so I wasn't sure.
    03-22-2012 02:39 PM
  2. threed61's Avatar
    As it was explained to me, it has to have a Verizon specific radio in it to work on their network, same for Sprint.
    03-22-2012 03:05 PM
  3. Duvi's Avatar
    Nope... Verizon and Sprint are CMDA carriers and unless they have support for the same bands for CDMA that Verizon uses and is branded verizon, it can't be activated on Verizon. Verizon and Sprint have it so only those branded to that company, it can not be activated on their network.

    With T-mobile and AT&T, they're both GSM and when it comes to EDGE, they run on the same frequencies.
    03-22-2012 06:16 PM
  4. threed61's Avatar
    Nope... Verizon and Sprint are CMDA carriers and unless they have support for the same bands for CDMA that Verizon uses and is branded verizon, it can't be activated on Verizon. Verizon and Sprint have it so only those branded to that company, it can not be activated on their network.

    With T-mobile and AT&T, they're both GSM and when it comes to EDGE, they run on the same frequencies.
    And no one wants to use edge anymore, so AT&T and Tmo phones are mostly incompatible too.
    03-22-2012 10:24 PM
  5. kg4icg's Avatar
    The plain and simple truth is, if the ESN isn't in Verizons and Sprint's database the phones will not be activated on eithers system even if it had the right frequencies in it. which also means if you find phones on say like Craigslist for example, you should do it locally and have them meet you at say the corporate stores so before you fork over the cash, you can make sure the ESN is clear and not blacklisted, or you will just end up with a papwerwork and a lesson learned.
    03-23-2012 08:55 AM
  6. lee.eubanks's Avatar
    Is there any way to get the ESN added to the Verizon database?
    03-23-2012 09:48 AM
  7. jfreiman's Avatar
    Nope... Verizon and Sprint are CMDA carriers and unless they have support for the same bands for CDMA that Verizon uses and is branded verizon, it can't be activated on Verizon. Verizon and Sprint have it so only those branded to that company, it can not be activated on their network.

    With T-mobile and AT&T, they're both GSM and when it comes to EDGE, they run on the same frequencies.
    ...but the Verizon iPhone 4 works on China Telecom's CDMA network...
    03-28-2012 02:12 PM
  8. jfa1's Avatar
    ...but the Verizon iPhone 4 works on China Telecom's CDMA network...
    That does not necessarily mean that the 800c will work on VZN and for the reasons set forth above VZN wont activate it Sorry thats just the way the big red checkmark is!
    03-29-2012 09:41 AM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    Verizon won't activate it unless it has their branding on it( minus the iphone) Wish cdma was as easy to get phones as gsm but it's not.
    03-29-2012 10:03 AM
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