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    Using a non-whitelisted phone with a Verizon SIM

    Can a Verizon SIM be used in a non-whitelisted phone?

    Is it possible to get Verizon to whitelist a phone?

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    Yes


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    I use a iPhone


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    Any CDMA non-whitelisted phone can be used with a Verizon SIM? (i.e. Sprint, US Cellular, Alltel, Axon 7, etc.)

    Will Verizon whitelist a phone on request?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephf View Post
    Any CDMA non-whitelisted phone can be used with a Verizon SIM? (i.e. Sprint, US Cellular, Alltel, Axon 7, etc.)

    Will Verizon whitelist a phone on request?
    A Verizon can and certain phones like the Moto G5 Plus and some iPhones. (Axon 7 is GSM)


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    Does it still work on 3g data/CDMA voice on a non-registered IMEI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephf View Post
    Does it still work on 3g data/CDMA voice on a non-registered IMEI?
    Remember cdma uses an ESN not imei. It f anything it will work only in LTE and be data only.


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    I've read numerous other threads that say voice calling works with a Verizon SIM in an unregistered device.

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    I've never had issues at all


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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro.r.perezjr View Post
    I've never had issues at all


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    That depends on what phone. Not all phones are the same.... say you can't take just any phone it it will work. If an iPhone and newer of course it's going to work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hyelton View Post
    That depends on what phone. Not all phones are the same.... say you can't take just any phone it it will work. If an iPhone and newer of course it's going to work.


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    Ugh... okay.

    Verizon will no longer activate non-VZW CDMA phones. I would be amazed to see one activated today. Search old threads for the saga.

    Verizon will activate Band 13 4G LTE devices, they're required to by FCC mandate (the Block C rules, which Verizon agreed to).

    Now, unless your B13 phone has either VoLTE or CDMA, it may not be able to make calls. And yes, Verizon will let non-VZW CDMA phones that also have LTE B13 work for voice calling.

    So there you have it. Your compatible non-VZW iPhone or Galaxy phone may work with Verizon. You need to make sure it has both CDMA and LTE B13 for best results.

    If your device doesn't have CDMA, but does have B13, it will only work as a data device - so you'll have to call forward calls to Google Voice / Hangouts or Skype to make and receive calls. I've done this with the Sony D5803 and it works very well.

    As to "whitelisting" you can do this - but it's only needed if your specific plan charges more for a non-smartphone, than a smartphone. Plans like VZ Unlimited are no longer impacted by this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatoncat View Post
    Ugh... okay.

    Verizon will no longer activate non-VZW CDMA phones. I would be amazed to see one activated today. Search old threads for the saga.

    Verizon will activate Band 13 4G LTE devices, they're required to by FCC mandate (the Block C rules, which Verizon agreed to).

    Now, unless your B13 phone has either VoLTE or CDMA, it may not be able to make calls. And yes, Verizon will let non-VZW CDMA phones that also have LTE B13 work for voice calling.

    So there you have it. Your compatible non-VZW iPhone or Galaxy phone may work with Verizon. You need to make sure it has both CDMA and LTE B13 for best results.

    If your device doesn't have CDMA, but does have B13, it will only work as a data device - so you'll have to call forward calls to Google Voice / Hangouts or Skype to make and receive calls. I've done this with the Sony D5803 and it works very well.

    As to "whitelisting" you can do this - but it's only needed if your specific plan charges more for a non-smartphone, than a smartphone. Plans like VZ Unlimited are no longer impacted by this.
    Verizon never allowed any non Verizon cdma devices ever. Except in the case of Alltel devices during the buyout era.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hyelton View Post
    Verizon never allowed any non Verizon cdma devices ever. Except in the case of Alltel devices during the buyout era.


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    I have used an SM-G930R6 (Appalachian Wireless Galaxy S7) on Verizon. CDMA calls and data work fine. It shows up as Non-VZW device on the account. I also flashed the Verizon firmware so that I could get VoLTE and WiFi calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skellington.6 View Post
    I have used an SM-G930R6 (Appalachian Wireless Galaxy S7) on Verizon. CDMA calls and data work fine. It shows up as Non-VZW device on the account. I also flashed the Verizon firmware so that I could get VoLTE and WiFi calling.
    Yeah. But I'm talking about back before the LTE days.


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