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Old NOKIA 8800 Cell Phone Will It Work With Verizon?
kenjiattack
Member

Hello, I was wondering if an old NOKIA 8800 (unlocked, new old stock) would work with Verizon? Thank you.

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Re: Old NOKIA 8800 Cell Phone Will It Work With Verizon?
UpstateWinds
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Don't believe so.
https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-218813/

CDMA Network Retirement

As we complete our network transition to 4G and 5G, we at Verizon would like to keep you up to date with some important activities.

We are moving all devices to our HD Voice LTE network, which offers superior coverage and performance compared to previous generation networks.  Starting January 1, 2020, Verizon will no longer allow any CDMA (3G and 4G Non-HD Voice) 'Like-for-Like' device changes.

Caution Currently, 3G / 4G non-HD Voice CDMA devices can't be activated for any new line of service.

Starting
1/1/2020

No Longer Allowed
  • Transfer of Service, moving 3G/4G non-HD Voice CDMA device from one account to another account.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), providing a 3G/4G non-HD Voice CDMA device to activate on an existing line.
  • Swapping 3G/4G non-HD Voice CDMA device for another 3G/4G non-HD Voice CDMA device.
  • 3G devices roaming outside of the US.
  • 4G non-HD Voice devices and devices without 1x RTT/ 2G radios can't roam in Canada.

Still Allowed

  • Suspend / Resume
  • Number change
  • Upgrades to compatible 4G or 5G devices
  • Activating new lines of 4G or 5G devices

Starting
1/1/2021

We are moving all devices to our HD Voice LTE network, the Verizon CDMA Network remains available as-is until December 31, 2020. Any service requests related to CDMA devices may receive limited support and customers are encouraged to upgrade to newer technology.

Impacted Devices
  • 3G-only devices, including 3G basic phones and 3G smartphones.
  • 4G LTE smartphones that do not support HD Voice (ex: Apple® iPhone® 5s or prior).
  • Connected devices with CDMA (e.g, GizmoPal, GizmoPal2, GizmoGadget and some Hum + models).
  • Proprietary Custom Built 3G Equipment.
Motorola Z3 on the Verizon network.
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Re: Old NOKIA 8800 Cell Phone Will It Work With Verizon?
wadeowen307
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The old NOKIA 8800 will not work with Verizon Wireless, for two reasons: because it does not have CDMA capabilities at all, and even if it did (assuming that it was approved by Verizon Wireless for activation and use on its network), it does not have VoLTE capabilities. Heck, it doesn't even have 4G LTE data capabilites.

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kenjiattack
Member

Many thanks for the information!

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello kenjiattack,

 

We are more than happy to assist you with your inquiry about the Nokia 8800. This is not a device that we have ever had in our lineup, but I did complete some research. This device uses CDMA technology. Currently, 3G and 4G non-HD Voice CDMA devices can't be activated for any new line of service. For this reason, you are not able to use this make and model device. Starting January 1, 2020, Verizon will no longer allow any CDMA (3G and 4G Non-HD Voice) 'Like-for-Like' device changes. Check out more information on the subject here: http://spr.ly/66091VWuF Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns, thank you. 

 

ChristinaB_VZW

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

kenjiattack, thanks for being on top of your equipment activation options, it was a pleasure interacting with you. By confirming this phone is not compatible with our network, we were able to address your concern.

To check if other devices work with our network, please verify them on this page: https://www.verizonwireless.com/bring-your-own-device/.

We want to take this moment to promote our My Verizon application: https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/my-verizon-mobile/. It is the quick, easy and convenient way to monitor and manage your account. Anything, from device updates to plan / feature changes to usage / invoice / payment details, is available in the palm of your hand.

We'd also like to advocate our Verizon Up reward program. This program is amazing and completely free. You get rewards for simply being a Verizon Wireless customer. Here is the link with all the details and registration process:m.vzw.com/m/UpSocial.

Remember, we are only a few clicks away for any of your cellular service needs. Have a great day.

 

GilbertoL_VZW

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Re: Old NOKIA 8800 Cell Phone Will It Work With Verizon?
mama23dogs

@kenjiattack wrote:

Hello, I was wondering if an old NOKIA 8800 (unlocked, new old stock) would work with Verizon? Thank you.


The 8800 is a 2g phone from 2005.  It won't work on any US carrier anymore.  All carriers have either already shut down 2G, or it's so soon, they no longer allow 2G activations.  
https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_8800-1144.php

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