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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help: Can I use a US Cellular GS4 on VZW?

I'm not eligible for an upgrade yet and so I browse craigslist in my area for GS4's for sale from time to time... and I am constantly seeing them for US Cellular for as cheap as $350 at times, and I see a lot of the posts saying they can be used on any carrier. I'm a bit skeptical of this, for obvious reasons, but I wondered if it would work on Verizon since they both are CDMA networks?

Sorry if this was already asked somewhere, I looked in US Cellular forum, Verizon forum, GS4 Forum, tried the search bar... couldn't find this or anything other than people asking about Google's phones, so I wasn't sure.

Thanks in advance for the help, I'm not on here often and am not a techy guy, so any help is appreciated.

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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope.

LTE frequencies are not identical across carriers. There is also the problem of the phone being locked.

You could get a VZW Nexus or S3 for well under $300. Dailysteals usually has reconditioned Samsing Nexus for $200.
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Nope.

LTE frequencies are not identical across carriers. There is also the problem of the phone being locked.

You could get a VZW Nexus or S3 for well under $300. Dailysteals usually has reconditioned Samsing Nexus for $200.

Thanks for the info on the LTE, I didn't know that! Sucks to be me, lol.

I already have an S3 though, but thanks for that advice. I hate waiting, and normally I'd find a way to get the phone anyways...but being so close to eligible...didn't want to be wasteful. I can upgrade a week early, so I only have about 5 weeks to go. So, unless I found one on Craigslist that I could get for barely more than I could get by selling my S3, I didn't want to do it. I guess US Cellular just isn't that big here, cause their phones are much cheaper compared to the other carriers.
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