Old Alltel Hero...can it be changed?

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  1. bald7genie

    bald7genie New Member

    I have an older Alltel Hero that's running 2.1, but I'm with Verizon now. Is there any way to change it to the Verizon system? Do I just drop it in their donate box? What can I do?

  2. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Is Alltel a CDMA or a GSM network?
  3. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator


    Thread moved to the Sprint/CDMA Hero section.
  4. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure you can not use it on the Verizon network. You could just sell it on eBay or Craigslist.

    Sprint HTC Hero handsets tend to make about $80.00 to $100.00 on eBay, so an Alltel one might make a similar amount. So, it might be worth your while to sell it if you can.
  5. bald7genie

    bald7genie New Member

    It was on a DEMAND network I believe.
  6. bald7genie

    bald7genie New Member

    Sorry I meant cdma.
  7. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Cannot switch it to Verizon, they are GSM

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  8. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member

    Neither Verizon nor Alltel uses GSM, unless you count LTE, but that is obviously not the case with this handset. They both use CDMA like Sprint. :D

    You cannot switch it because Verizon just does not support that handset. Like I said in my post above, you should just try to sell it and make some money off of it. ;)
  9. fredrick1213

    fredrick1213 Well-Known Member

    You could flash it, or have someone else flash it, to the Verizon network. I flashed my Sprint HTC Hero to Cricket a few weeks ago and it's fully working. I also flashed it to Verizon (on accident - I used the wrong prl) so I say it's definitely possible.
  10. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    It is not possible, you can roam on their networks but you cannot flash it to work on their system


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