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Cell Phone Question

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Pofecker, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Pofecker

    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    Got a question cell phone related and know someone here has the answer. +rep/thanks for the helpful advice.

    I was an Alltel customer and was recently forced to switch to Verizon during the merger this month. I've got close to a year and a half left on my Alltel contract. I've got two Alltel smart phones that need replacing, so I need to know if I can buy a Ebay/CL/etc Verizon phone and replace it.

    If I can, whats involved in activating it?


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  2. bizzybee76

    bizzybee76 Junior Member

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    hxxp://reviews.ebay.com/How-to-Activate-Your-Cell-Phone-on-Verizon-Wireless_W0QQugidZ10000000001211420

    This might help you.
     
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  3. Pofecker

    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    I wanna get the LG Env Touch, but I didn't think Verizon uses sim cards like Alltel. This shit is confusing with the merger.
     
  4. kleg

    kleg Registered Member

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    I don't know, but if verizon and alltel merged they should use the same technology, same towers. All that should be involved is taking the newly bought verizon phones into your local agent and having their esn numbers programmed to your numbers. Shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. At least that's how it was when I used to work for a local cell company that merged with verizon.

    edit: Cnet Quote about the merger. "A: For the most part, they will not have much trouble. Both carriers use CDMA and operate EV-DO 3G networks. As such, their technologies are compatible and each carrier's phones can operate on the other carrier's network. "
     
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  5. dakey1971

    dakey1971 Newbie

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    That may not be the case. I know when Sprint and Nextel merged, they still use different towers and have separate technologies. I have nextel and when Sprint purchased them, the only thing that changed was my bill. The coverage area i thought would be bigger because sprint was in allot more markets but come to find out it is no different.