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Programming a Korean CDMA phone for Verizon w/ESN
Korea doesn't have tri-mode phones like here - they're all either CDMA 800 or CDMA 1900, not both. If it's a CDMA 800 (cellular) phone, it can usually be made to work on the Verizon network. CDMA 1900 (PCS) is totally different and incompatible between the U.S. and Korea.
Of course it will only work in Verizon's 800 MHz areas, and most of the advanced features won't work.
Another way to do this is to buy the phone from an importer that will help you with the activation process. Wireless Imports is one such company:
...of course you'll pay a lot more, but if you have the cash it sure beats trying to program it yourself (and you save on the airfare to Kor...
I spend a lot of time in Kiev Ukraine and there is a new CDMA network that covers the city of Kiev.
I would like to use this phone in Kiev and in US when I return to the US?
The Samsung is dual band.
Can I "unlock" the Verizon lock and put it on another network?
You should come more often and do your homework better.
Not to beat on you, but when was the last time you were here.
it might help if you list the phone's manufacturer and model. that way people who are knowledgable can give you better information that's specific to your phone.
good luck and you may want to try looking at other wireless forums for help, in particular hofo.
I wonder if this will work for any esn's other than Sprint? I can try if you want me to.
Thanks for the info.