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Old 04-30-2010, 08:40 PM
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Alltel to Sprint Conversion

All right, assuming that I can get Sprint to accept a foreign ESN, what steps must I take with a Touch Pro from Alltel to make it work properly on the Sprint network...

Alternatively, is there a way I get get it to activate with Sprint without dealing with Customer Care?

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Old 04-30-2010, 08:45 PM
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Re: Alltel to Sprint Conversion

won't happen. if the esn is not in their system, they will not allow you to activate it.

if you could, you SHOULD be able to flash a stock sprint rom, then program the phone via ##data# or whatever the phone code is.

you can do it without customer care using their online activation but seeing as it won't recognize the esn, you can def. count that one out.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:54 PM
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Re: Alltel to Sprint Conversion

I've seen it done before, though.. I work as a Sprint reseller, and have customers with third-party phones activated under Sprint.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: Alltel to Sprint Conversion

interesting i have read that sprint will not allow it.

have you seen this with the same phone model/typesb (ie. verizon touch pro on sprint) or with different phones altogether (ie. verizon phone that sprint does not support on sprint network)?
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:14 AM
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Re: Alltel to Sprint Conversion

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I've seen it done before, though.. I work as a Sprint reseller, and have customers with third-party phones activated under Sprint.
then they did it illegally. sprint has stood by there closed network and all the time i have been messing with cell phones i know NO ONE that has done it legally.
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Re: Alltel to Sprint Conversion

Yes I have done it numerous times for HTC Diamond, Touch Pro, Mogul and Touch on Sprint.
It must be a CDMA Device the carrier doesn't matter.
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Re: Alltel to Sprint Conversion

It can be done but it won't be easy. You may need to argue and take some time. But if you get the right person at Sprint they can do it.
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Re: Alltel to Sprint Conversion

and we're talking from different carriers right? not just from an mvno?
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Re: Alltel to Sprint Conversion

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Yes I have done it numerous times for HTC Diamond, Touch Pro, Mogul and Touch on Sprint.
It must be a CDMA Device the carrier doesn't matter.
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It can be done but it won't be easy. You may need to argue and take some time. But if you get the right person at Sprint they can do it.
thats news to me. you would be the only two that i know of from several phone sites that have had a phone moved legally to the sprint network.
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Re: Alltel to Sprint Conversion

Legally is the wrong word. There would be NOTHING ILLEGAL about moving a CDMA phone to another service provider. There would be now LAW broken. It would only be Sprint policy broken, since their stance is not to do it.

In fact, why can't it be done? What is the downside? You can do it with GSM, why not CDMA, only because the companies want you to buy a new phone, lock in a new contract, and be there customer exclusively.
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