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How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

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Master

Re: How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

This unfortunately the correct answer is above.  Tthe technology of how the two carriers handle the signals is very different.  It is like trying to listen to an am station on an fm only radio   But if you would like to move to sprint you can get the Iphone 4 for about 99.00 with a new account

Wizard

Re: How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

You can't do that.  ATT runs on GSM and Sprint runs on CDMA.

Journeyman

Re: How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

Since Sprint has the Iphone on the network can we now possibly activate a 3gs phone from AT&T?

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Wizard

Re: How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

Beyond that we have decided to only activate devices that we have tested and have agreed to accept from the manufacturer. In any case even if you adapted another carrier's phone to work on our network, we could not activate it because we do not have the Electronic serial number for that device in our billing system, and it cannot be added.

Journeyman

Re: How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

THERE we go. Thank you! I couldn't remember what they were called for anything.

But no. I really don't think, since they're on different networks, that you'd be able to use them even for calling and texting like I did my Sidekick. But, Sprint does have its Buy Back program, or you could see what you could get for it on eBay or Craigslist.

Wizard

Re: How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

AT&T and Tmobile use GSM (sim card). Sprint uses CDMA (no sim card) as is Verizon.

Journeyman

Re: How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

Bea's correct-- there might be some third party way of doing it, but let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time, I switched from T-Mobile to AT&T. But I had a Sidekick, and I was in love with the d***ed thing. So, I decided I was just going to get it unlocked, pop my SIM card in, and use it; they're on a similar network style, so I thought it'd work. Well, I could text. And I could make calls. And that was about it. And that was with two companies that are on the same kind of network. Sprint and AT&T use completely different somethings or others; I can't remember the name for the life of me, or on what the networks use. But I really don't think that, even if it was unlocked, it would work.

And even if it did, why have an expensive iPhone if you can't use the internet on it? You wouldn't be able to do much of anything.

Wizard

How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

No - sorry joelramirez2 - only Sprint branded devices can be activated on the Sprint network.

Journeyman

How Can I activate an Iphone 3g at&t to sprint

I tried to activate it the regular way online. but it does not work. is there a way to activate an iphone 3g to sprint?