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Old May 22nd, 2013, 02:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sim Cards, Quad Bands, I'm confused

Hello all, I am new to this forum and hope I am not out of line here, but I just don't understand. I've been trying to do my own research on sim cards, and dual band phones but, I'm not finding much. Basically I am just looking for a durable phone, I currently have the casio commando, but it is getting kind of old. I found the FortisX V5 which appears to be the type of durability I am looking for. The only place I can find Fortisx dealers with the V5 are from china, which is fine with me but, with the phone being "unlocked sim", and "quad band" I do not know if the V5 will be able to connect onto my Verizon Network in the US.


Does anyone here understand how an "unlocked sim" - "quad band" phone will react in the us on a Verizon network? Will the phone work at all? Will I be able to keep my same phone number?

Any information is appreciated, thank you.

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Old May 22nd, 2013, 02:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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CDMA is a technology used by Sprint and Verizon
GSM is a technology used by AT&T and t-mobile

Phones that work on one technology with very very few exceptions will not work with the other technology.

CDMA phones are provisioned by Sprint or Verizon and will only work on their networks and do not use SIM cards (a very very small handful do). So an "unlocked sim" phone will not work on Sprint or Verizon.

GSM phones use SIM cards and can be "unlocked" to work on AT&T or t-mobile (or almost any other provider in the world since they almost all use GSM)

As far as your number is concerned, you have the right to keep it no matter who your provider is or who you switch to.
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So basically, I can't get the V5 phone to work with verizon? Is there any other phone like the v5 that I could get to work?
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Since you're on Verizon you're pretty much restricted to Verizon phones.
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Page Plus supports a ton of "unsupported " by Verizon handsets so long as it is CDMA
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