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Sprint iPhone 5 to Verizon Service ?
maciithejet
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My friend gave me a iPhone 5 which was previously with sprint. Is it possible to use it on the Verizon Network ?

Flashing or unlocking ?

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Re: Sprint iPhone 5 to Verizon Service ?
Ann154
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No. The system won't recognize it.

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

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Ann154
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No. The system won't recognize it.

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

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maciithejet
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but the Verizon iPhone which comes unlocked can be used with other services. why cant a CDMA phone be used on the verizon network.

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Ann154
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It is unlocked for the GSM networks, not CDMA.

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

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budone
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But still can not be used on a GSM service in the US. Same for ATT iPhones, unlocked for CDMA, but not for US cell companies

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21stNow
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It's not a technical limitation of the phone itself.  Verizon Wireless won't allow phones that have outside ESNs to be used on its network.

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budone
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Feel free to try this VZW site to see if by chance they will allow the device

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/estore/certifieddevice/cd

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