I thought I read on one of these forums you could use Sprint phones on Verizon's network. I know you can for roaming but say Sprint got the EVO 3D and you wanted to use it on Verizon with your Verizon account, could you? Do you have to get it unlocked somehow - I'm talking about buying a legit Sprint phone.
I'm not sure what you mean by you can use them for roaming. Verizon doesn't allow Sprint phones on their network. There have been a few (very few) exceptions where people have "tricked" the system, but the reality of it is, you have virtually no chance of getting a Sprint phone on Verizon.
Thanks - I'm on sprint now and can use verizon's network for roaming when I can't get Sprint signal. I've read the threads on how to "trick" the system - not too hard. I guess my main question was about the frequencies involved. For example Tmobile and HTC share the same lower band but not the same upper band.
The two networks use completely different systems for 4G which are incompatible. For 2G and 3G they are the same modes and frequency bands. Native Sprint uses only the 1900 band, but all but some very old Sprint phones include 850 capability for roaming purposes.
I am a little confused. My Verizon phone was able to roam on GSM because they used TDMA. Tell it was shutdown. The phone recognizes it as Analog. If PCS has TDMA, It could be technically be used on GSM.
Originally Posted by Tabla
Y'know, I'm used to hysterical 14-year-old ******** on the internet, but this is exceptional. Never before in human history have so many nerds hyperventilated so publicly over so little.