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Can you use an unlocked phone on Verizon's network?
dkbrough
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Called Verizon and they said no. Is that right? If I go and buy an unlocked phone (because they don't sell the phone I want), I won't be able to use it on their network?

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Tidbits
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No you will not.  They do not allow non verizon IMEI's on their network.

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Ann154
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If this is an unlocked GSM phone, then it will never work on CDMA network used by Verizon Wireless.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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tylonrobinson
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dkbrough wrote: phone companies in maryland

Called Verizon and they said no. Is that right? If I go and buy an unlocked phone (because they don't sell the phone I want), I won't be able to use it on their network?

This is correct and is programmed into the SIM card.