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Can the Rezound be used on Sprint?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MonsterMaxx, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. MonsterMaxx

    MonsterMaxx Newbie
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    I am about to have a monster fight with Verizon.

    First off, I'm a reluctant Verizon customer, was happy with Alltel. :(

    I've got a grandfathered 1000 minute for $49 plan. With Unlimited data and all the taxes this makes for a $96/ month bill.

    I had to go to Mexico for a week a month or so ago. Called *611 while sitting in the airport. Lady told me that for $50 I could get a supplemental coverage and that she would mark it so that it fell off in 15 days, that this would cover me for Mexico.

    Fast forward to today. Verizon has eliminated my plan, put me into another plan which will make for a $159/month bill and no longer has unlimited data so this could go up significantly if I want to do something totally ridiculous like listen to music.

    My bill as it stands today is $1000. Needless to say they are screwing me over and I'm not going to stand for it. If it's $1000 on the line I'd rather give it to my lawyer than these scumbags.

    Anyway, wondering if my hardware is any good. Can I root it? ICS? Or whatever and use it on Sprint's network? Or is my hardware garbage?

    I HATE Verizon. They have wasted more of my time than I can possibly count since taking over Alltel. It's ridiculous and I'm done.

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  2. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    i don't think this is possible. Sorry that your having problems.
  3. ludist210

    ludist210 Android Enthusiast

    In theory yes, since they both run CDMA radios, but I'm not sure if Verizon's LTE would play nice with Sprint's...so most likely not. Sorry!
  4. pragmatous

    pragmatous Android Enthusiast

    No the phone is designed for verizon's network. If you can find an unlocked rezound it'll work on any network. Phones bought from Verizon are locked down on verizons network.
  5. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    its a difference between the towers
    Verizon uses EVDO
    and Sprint uses iDen

    both are CDMA but both are completely different in terms

    i believe with verizon its a closed network and you must acquire an esn to use the device on the network, so im not sure how that pretains to sprint
  6. zamugustar

    zamugustar Member

    I cant vouch for the LTE but I know for a fact you can use a Verizon phone on sprint. My fried had to move to Texas and where he moved there was zero Verizon coverage so he switched to sprint and he still uses his original Droid.
  7. MonsterMaxx

    MonsterMaxx Newbie
    Thread Starter

    that's the old 3g. I'll bet 4g would not work. Drag.
  8. Kane5581

    Kane5581 Well-Known Member

    Keep bitching at them they will fix it.
  9. WA_Bob

    WA_Bob Android Expert

    +1 - Unlike AT&T (and even more so than Sprint) Verizon customer service will eventually bend over backwards for you. You'll have to be persistent and politeness counts, but they will come to some compromise with you that'll be better than what you have if you threaten to leave. You won't get your old Alltel plan back but I'm sure they can get you a better deal than that to keep you on. Remember, they loose more money than you do if you jump ship from their service so it's in their best interest to keep you on and (somewhat) happy. ;)
  10. WebmastuhB

    WebmastuhB Newbie

    Yeah, WA_Bob makes a good point. Be polite and calm. Explain to them how unhappy you are now, that you want the charges removed and the old plan back. Talk and document and talk and document. Make sure you get names of the people you talk to and the times you called.

    Continually remind them how unhappy you are with their billing, the fact that they are screwing you out of the plan you had, and that you are going to switch companies if this continues. Also mention that after you switch, you are going to file detailed information about all of these conversations and their unfair billing practices with the FCC.

    If that fails, just switch. F them.

    Go with Sprint. $79 a month for unlimited everything (except some screwy thing with a limit on calls to a landline, which I never call.)

    Likely the beautiful Rezound will be worthless and unuseable. Put it back in its original packaging and shove it in the corner of your attic and forget about it. In 30 years it will be a rare and ancient artifact from a simpler time and people will marvel at it.
  11. Cares

    Cares Android Enthusiast

    Cell phone provider's will work with you. They are certainly not the only game in town. If you're an on-time and paying customer then there is even more reason for them to work with you. Threaten to pay ETF and leave (even though financially it doesn't make sense), they will bend over for you.

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The HTC Rezound release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1620mAh battery.

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