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Old 06-26-2009, 10:34 AM
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Question Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

I'm looking to purchase my friend's HTC Touch pro from him (poor kid needs the cash), and I didnt know if I could get the phone to work on the Sprint Network.

I am on Sprint, the phone is an Alltel phone. Would I just flash up the Sprint ROM on the phone and the call up the sprint activation service? Are there exclusions from Sprint to allow these phones on their network??

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Old 06-26-2009, 10:41 AM
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Re: Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

has nothing to do with the rom, rather the ESN.
technically speaking their supposed to allow the swap, but nobody's legally challenged any of the refusal of carriers yet.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:30 PM
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Re: Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

You should be fine regardless as long as you can get Sprint to activate your eSN. The 2 phones are identical hardware wise I believe (unlike the VZN phone which has lower specs) so you shouldn't have to worry about custom configuring ROM's due to lower specs.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:36 PM
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Re: Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

In other word you should be able to activate it, but they won't do it because the ESN is not theirs, therefore forcing you to buy the phone from their company so they can make even more profit.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:38 PM
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Re: Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

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In other word you should be able to activate it, but they won't do it because the ESN is not theirs, therefore forcing you to buy the phone from their company so they can make even more profit.
im not sprint, but I've had no trouble activating other companies phones on Alltel. just tell them that it's your replacement HTC Touch Pro or something, and if they ask tell them it's a Sprint one. Generally for non-blackberry's most companies dont give up too much a fight on determining if the phone is really theirs.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:40 PM
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Re: Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

Yes you should be able to activate the phone on Sprint but it will be up to their customer support team if they will add the ESN for you.


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Re: Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

Thanks for all the good info. I dont really want to take the risk and get denied of service b/c I dropped some cash on a phone that was "branded" for a different service provider.

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Re: Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

I would call and talk to Sprint first before you decide what to do. They may allow you to do it. But you will not know until you try.
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Re: Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

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In other word you should be able to activate it, but they won't do it because the ESN is not theirs, therefore forcing you to buy the phone from their company so they can make even more profit.
You do realize that carriers don't really give a darn about making profit from actual phones, right? It's all about the service and accessories.
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Re: Question: Can I flash Alltel HTC Touch pro for Sprint Network?

i am currently facing a VERY similar dilemma. i was an Alltel subscriber but decided to switch to Sprint. I was told it wouldn't be a problem since Sprint carries the SAME exact phone and they are both CDMA unlike the Fuze on AT&T. but wen i tryd to have it activated the DEC # (aka ESN) failed....so while speaking to the guy in tech support this is wat he told me and i quote, "Well sir, to put it quite simply for you to understand, it is impossible to use the same phone with diff carriers." you, me, and everybody else who is gonna read this knows that this is BS. long story short Sprint refused to even try any other alternatives and told me to re-buy the touch pro. i kno there has to be a way to get the TP activated.
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