will I be able to use verizon or sprint or other carrier on a GSM jailbroken iphone 3

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sossity, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    I read that at&t will be merging with t-mobile, & I fear that I would be forced to go with at&t, I dont like them, I would rather go to some other carrier.

    right now I want to use an iphone with t-mobile. So when the merge happens, would I be able to go to another carrier besides at&t?
     
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  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well I wonder if a jailbroken iphone is a good investment, as when the merger happens, I dont want to be forced to go to a monthly or yearly contract with at&t. will I be able to keep my t-mobile pay as you go plan? where I refill minutes as I run out?
     
  4. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Who knows what policy At&t or T-mobile will set when they merge? Your guess is as good as ours.
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    If they Merge. it's not going to be a walk in the park merger. this would AT&T a very sizable market along with darn close too 100% of the US GSM Market. So it's likely there will be Monopoly talk!
     
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    You do know that you can use the iPhone with at&t's pay as you go plan right?
    If you have an unlocked phone, you can use any carrier you please.
    FYI: JB allows you to unlock your phone, but not all JB phones are unlocked. You should research more in JB and unlocking. Alternatively, apple sells a factory unlocked iPhone.
     
  7. stockscalper macrumors 6502a

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    What other GSM carriers are there after AT&T and T Mobile merge? None. If you are in the U.S. then you're stuck with AT&T.
     
  8. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    H2O or Simple Mobile to name a couple.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    First you need to learn the difference between GSM and CDMA tech.
    You cant use GSM phones on CDMA networks like Verizon and Sprint.
     
  10. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    FYI, H2O resells AT&T network access, Simple Mobile resells T-Mobile network access.
     
  11. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Not only that, due to how CDMA works, it's not that simple to get a Verizon phone on sprint, if it's even (legally, and we're not talking mere copyright issues) possible.
     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    There are regional carriers like cellular one, mid Tex cellular, etc.

    I don't know about legalities, but companies like cricket and metro pcs are willing to add the cdma phone if you are willing to do it. If someone can convince a sprint person to add the imei, then you could conceivably get on sprint too.
     

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