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Top message: Programming a Korean CDMA phone for Verizon w/ESN by wells4cy
Replying to: Re: Programming a Korean CDMA phone for Verizon w/ESN by towermonkey
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 Korea ).
- Re: Programming a Korean CDMA phone for Verizon w/ESN by BJA