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Does Sprint activate unlocked phones?

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Journeyman

Does Sprint activate unlocked phones?

Just wondering. I saw an unlocked Xperia Play at Best Buy and was curious if Sprint would allow it.

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Wizard

No.

Xperia Play is a GSM phone. Spring is a CDMA carrier


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Journeyman

They do make a CDMA Xperia Play. It's on Verizon's network.

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Wizard

No, a Verizon's phone cannot be activated on Sprint.

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Wizard

Good Morning BOBCAT816

I understand you were inquiring if Sprint activate unlock phones. Unfortunately we can only activate Sprint devices. Even if the device is a CDMA device and is compatible with the network our system will recognize that it as an unauthorized ESN number. Thanks for your Community Post.

Yahkie W.

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Master

Only a device made specifically for the Sprint network can be activated. So no, your Verizon version phone can't be used unfortunately.


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