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Is there an unlocked version?

C3Diddy

Jul 23, 2007, 7:48 PM
Ive got verizon and would like to buy this phone and have looked for unlocked ones online but havent found any. Id just like to know if anyone knows where i could find one if there are unlocked phones or when unlocked one will be available.
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guitarprincez86

Jul 24, 2007, 11:53 AM
as far as i know, u cant unlock phones that function on the CDMA network. all the phone are helio exclusive and unfortunately, its not possible to use any of these for any other provider.


word of advice though, u might as well switch. helio runs off the verizon AND sprint towers, and if ur bill consists of a lot of data, you would more than likely be saving a lot of money switching over anyway.
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viojay

Jul 28, 2007, 3:58 PM
This person is correct. CDMA cannot be unlocked. And besides the fact. Even if possible its running Helio firmware not verizons ugly red one (jk) It would be of no use to you at all anyways.
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iamageek0

Feb 15, 2008, 8:20 AM
Both of these people are incorrect, All phones can be software unlocked. It just depends on if there is software for it. The phone runs off of regular CDMA frequencies. Although you might be able to unlock it, this would cause ALL data features to no longer work. This would include web/picture messaging/ IM/ E-mail so it would basically be useless
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nwu817

Jun 8, 2008, 5:24 AM
So it'd be impossible to use the Ocean under providers that use Sim Cards, such as T-Mobile?
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astrix

Sep 18, 2008, 2:58 PM
Its not possible to use on a GSM carrier, but I have an Ocean running on Cricket.
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snjohns02

Dec 7, 2007, 12:14 AM
Unlocked ones won't be available as others have told you, but I would like to correct them. You CAN unlock CDMA phones. It is more commonly called Flashing instead of unlocking. The problem is that you have to find someone to do it. Verizon has said that they will activate an unlocked phone, but it has to trully have no attachments to the former carrier, and of course it must be a CDMA phone. Verizon won't unlock it, but they will activate it. If you can find someone that can unlock it, please let me know, lol!
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iamallthatiam

Dec 21, 2007, 5:25 PM
You can unlock it sorta...there are some dealer that can unlock it and flash it to Verizon for you, but you will lose some key features like web, gps, mms, everything else works ^_^
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evan2k

Jul 7, 2008, 7:33 PM
there is a program to unlock CDMA phones, http://houdinisoft.com/, the helio ocean is on there and many more phones. worked already on a couple other CDMA phones that were sprint/verizon and now connected to metro pcs.
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