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Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
canadezo121
Newbie

OK, I currently have an active Sprint phone here in Las Vegas, NV. It is the worst service I've ever experienced; Cricket has better service. I had Verizon before; and still daydream about having it again. So; I want to Flash my phone to Verizon, is it possible to flash from Sprint to Verizon? IF so; will I get Verizon's 4G LTE, I currently have the HTC ONE. Let me know. Ty!

PS. I want Verizon's PrePaid service if that at all changes the answer...

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Re: Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
Ann154
Super User
Super User

No, you can't "flash" a phone to work on the Verizon Wireless network.

No, you can't activate a 4G LTE phone like the HTC One (even if it is or isn't the Verizon Wireless branded version) on their prepaid plans.

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Re: Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
diamondx
Enthusiast

What do u mean "can't activate a 4g phone -even if it is verizon branded on pp plans" ?   I am looking at a used verizon note 2 with a clean & usable esn to activate on vzw prepaid(no contract)   and was under the assumption that this will work and be ok to do.  Am I misunderstanding something ?

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Re: Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
Ann154
Super User
Super User

The VZW prepaid plans only allow 3G only smartphones on them. You can't activate any 4G LTE phone on a VZW prepaid calling plan.

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Re: Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
diamondx
Enthusiast

so then why are  used 4g phones being sold ... and I am told by verizon that the esn is good and can be activated. What plan will I need to buy ?

I am really confused here.

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Re: Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
Ann154
Super User
Super User

You can activate a used Verizon Wireless 4G LTE phone on the postpaid plans such as the Share Everything Plans.

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Re: Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
diamondx
Enthusiast

if I understand it correctly --I would be paying $40 mo.just for access and I own the ph.   Why would I spend $300-400 for a ph and still pay verizon 40 a month ???   That is the reason for buying my own phone --to SAVE money on my bill.

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Re: Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
Ann154
Super User
Super User

diamondx wrote:

if I understand it correctly --I would be paying $40 mo.just for access and I own the ph.   Why would I spend $300-400 for a ph and still pay verizon 40 a month ???   That is the reason for buying my own phone --to SAVE money on my bill.

No, the Share Everything Plans have two components. The account access fee (the shared data bucket) price plus the line access fee of $40 per smartphone or $30 per basic phone. So you have $40 (Line access) + $60 (account/data fee) = $100 plus taxes. There is no discount for bringing your own device purchased elsewhere.

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Re: Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
diamondx
Enthusiast

"No"  ??  u r giving me a headache !     You answer "no " and then agree with me in your last sentence.

So . WHY are there used 4g phones selling if there is no advantage to owning it ?

and typical verizon cs --- leave out the part about being usable --only you'll pay extra. 

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Re: Flashing HTC ONE from Sprint to Verizon
Ann154
Super User
Super User

The used phones are selling because the owners bought a new phone often at full price so they could keep their unlimited data plan and get a new phone. Or someone didn't like their phone and switched to a different OS.

Simply put, prepaid on Verizon Wireless is 3G only. The 4G LTE smartphones can be used on the postpaid plans.

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