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switching between phones?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by speedlever, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     



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  2. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  3. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  4. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  5. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  6. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  7. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  8. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  9. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  10. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  11. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  12. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  13. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  14. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  15. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  16. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  17. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  18. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  19. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     
  20. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    >>>activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    >>>*228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    >>>PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    >>>phone.

    >>
    >>Does anyone know if it works with non-Verizon phones? My guess is "no".

    >
    >
    > Of course, thinking about it now, there doesn't seem to be a way it could.
    >
    >


    On non-vzw CDMA phone, you have to dial *2280x.... the x stands for
    what band the CDMA service you want to program to is using where you're
    at. (800/A is *22800, 800/B is *22801, I can only assume 1900 mhz pcs
    providers would use *22802, *22803, etc. (there are no pcs-band carriers
    near here and I don't like breaking my cellphone on the road :)

    Here, for a totally new phone that isn't 'branded' you hit *22801 to
    program for vzw here (they're on 800/B here)...

    I'm not sure if this is how other CDMA providers program. I've heard
    reference to programming sprint phones with *228, but as I said no PCS
    providers around here, especially not using CDMA.

    If there is no CDMA carrier on that channel, it'll simply drop the call
    with much emotion (on my phones its multiple loud beeps, I don't suggest
    cramming the phone to your ear until you KNOW the connection has completed)

    JS
     

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