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Old 12-04-2006, 09:13 PM
CIL
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Default Cell phone owners getting new rights

Could one of you gurus put this in simple terms for me.

Will I now be able to give my Samsung Phone model SGH-X427 to my son for use
on a Verizon network?

TIA!

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/11/23/d....ap/index.html



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Old 12-04-2006, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: Cell phone owners getting new rights

It is alleged that CIL claimed:

> Could one of you gurus put this in simple terms for me.
>
> Will I now be able to give my Samsung Phone model SGH-X427 to my son for use
> on a Verizon network?


Not if it's a Cingular phone. No legalities involved, this is purely
technical. You cannot use a GSM phone on a CDMA network, the
technologies are incompatible.

If your son was on T-Mobile, then the answer would probably be "yes".
But you'd have to get it unlocked, first.

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Old 12-05-2006, 11:03 PM
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Default Re: Cell phone owners getting new rights

Thanks Jeffrey.
"Jeffrey Kaplan" <nomail@gordol.org> wrote in message
news:nsa9n2ph6bh5kbp99th9kdoq1nm9fulmmr@gordol.org ...
> It is alleged that CIL claimed:
>
>> Could one of you gurus put this in simple terms for me.
>>
>> Will I now be able to give my Samsung Phone model SGH-X427 to my son for
>> use
>> on a Verizon network?

>
> Not if it's a Cingular phone. No legalities involved, this is purely
> technical. You cannot use a GSM phone on a CDMA network, the
> technologies are incompatible.
>
> If your son was on T-Mobile, then the answer would probably be "yes".
> But you'd have to get it unlocked, first.
>
> --
> Jeffrey Kaplan www.gordol.org
> The from userid is killfiled Send personal mail to gordol
>
> If I Am Ever the Sidekick... 28. If I fall in love with someone else,
> I will tell him/her now, and not shyly procrastinate, thereby dooming
> the object of my affection to perish just as I was getting up the
> courage to make my feelings known.




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