From t-mobile to verizon

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by scooterx3, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. scooterx3

    scooterx3 New Member
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    Maybe this is a dumb question, but if Android is so cool and open source and whatnot, shouldn't it be possible to break off of one service provider and go to another with the same phone? Ex: From T-Mobile to Verizon? By just modifying the source code a bit?
     

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  2. killadanny

    killadanny Well-Known Member
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    Well yeah, but T-Mobile and VZ run on different types of technology, in short, T-Mobile uses sim cards and VZ doesnt.
     
  3. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member
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    The "source code" has nothing to do with it. Verizon uses CDMA, T-Mobile uses GSM. This is what unlocking a GSM phone does for you, which is why people who jailbreak and unlock their iPhone can use it on T-Mobile. The only real reason you can't do the same between Verizon and Sprint is because the companies themselves won't allow it on their network.
     

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