Question by Breezy: how do u have a cell phone “unlocked” for use on any carrier?
i want to buy a blackberry pearl because it has the features i want but my business is on Sprint, and its a T-Mobile phone
Answer by sprydle
T-mobile phones won’t work with sprint period that’s like using windows software on a mac but you don’t have an emulator.
T-Mobile uses GSM technology and Sprint uses CDMA. The only phones you can use are those that use CDMA technology such as Verizon and…..well that’s it Sprint and Verizon. The rest of Planet Earth uses GSM.
You can either wait until a CDMA version comes out or look at a different phone. Some manufactuers will make hybrid phones that use GSM and CDMA such as Nokia or Samsung they’re not cheap Nokia makes one that sells for 700$ and can record hours of hi-def video with video editing software built in.
You can get the MSL code from the previous carrier of any phone IF you owned the phone and honored the contract otherwise they figure they’re just losing money and won’t help you..why would they when they can get you on their service with one of their own phones? AND it must have matching technology GSM – GSM and CDMA-CDMA. Some websites and third party cell phone stores will give you the MSL and unlock it for a bit of money. Wireless companies make money off contracts NOT phones but the independent stores don’t have anything to lose by doing it but they will all try to get you on a contract because that’s how they make the most money.
Forget about TDMA that went out with the Achy Breaky Dance.
But to reiterate you use Sprint which is a CDMA provider..T-Mobile uses GSM (pesky Germans)..they don’t work together unless the Blackberry Pearl is hybrid.
also check out http://www.phonetools.com for further info. a lot of insiders use that site
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