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switching phones: how easy is it to do?

phonerboi74

Dec 3, 2007, 3:31 PM
quick question...

actually, let me ramble for a bit of explanation first...

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i have been with many different wireless carriers in the past (t-mobile, cingular, sprint, verizon, and cricket, to name a few) and from my experience, it is a lot easier to switch handsets if you're on a gsm carrier than it is if you're on a cdma carrier.
what i am familiar with is being able to take the sim card out of my old gsm phone, putting it into my new gsm phone, and having my service automatically transferred to the new phone.

however, anytime i've ever wanted to switch phones while i was on a cdma carrier, i've had to call customer service (hold times and agent's accents - AAARRRGGGHHH!!!) to get them to c...
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216dilbert

Dec 5, 2007, 5:20 AM
phonerboi74 said:
quick question...

actually, let me ramble for a bit of explanation first...

(scroll down for the actual question)

i have been with many different wireless carriers in the past (t-mobile, cingular, sprint, verizon, and cricket, to name a few) and from my experience, it is a lot easier to switch handsets if you're on a gsm carrier than it is if you're on a cdma carrier.
what i am familiar with is being able to take the sim card out of my old gsm phone, putting it into my new gsm phone, and having my service automatically transferred to the new phone.

however, anytime i've ever wanted to switch phones while i was on a cdma carrier, i've had to call customer service (hold times and agent's accen
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tnt2k1

Dec 5, 2007, 10:55 AM
Haha yeah seriously. I don't know what carrier is screwing you over, but I know with VZW it will not reset your upgrade eligibility date based on ESN changes. There's a code that we put in there that basically categorizes into 4 fields - purchased phone @ discount, full retail, own phone, insurance phone.

Only purchased phone @ discount would reset your upgrade eiligibility date (and restart your contract).
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phonerboi74

Dec 10, 2007, 3:30 PM
on sprint, upgrade eligibility is based on esn, unless the esn is changed by lockline - at least that has been my experience as a sprint customer the last five times i've been involved in it (whether for myself or any of my friends) over the past few years
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