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Old November 17th, 2011, 09:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
colnago
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Originally Posted by matt88si View Post
I don't see why you wouldn't be able to just purchase the phone from either carrier and apply it to any other carrier. It has a SIM card slot so that would allow you to use AT&T for sure...
Some carriers are reluctant to give up unlock codes unless you either have an account with them, which I don't, or the product has been on the market for a few months.

Also, with the Verizon branded Droid Global/Pro, while both phones have SIM card slots for GSM networks and international roaming, they did not function for US based carriers, and were pre-loaded with Vodafone SIMs. I'd imagine that Sprint would also do something similar.

Either way, I'd have to pay full price for the phone, so I'd rather buy a fully GSM based phone, which is already unlocked, vs. a phone with both CDMA and GSM radios.
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