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    Default Using HTC EVO on Verizon

    Hello,
    there have been countless posts on this already but I have not found a 100% positive answer. I was wondering if I order an unlocked Htc Evo, if I could get it to work on Verizon. Some people say that you simply have to update the PRL files then dial the verizon activation number but others have said that you need a verizon specialist to do it for you. Does anyone have experience with this? Your input would be very helpful! Thanks.
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    IMO - if it is possible it's not worth all of the hassles and nuisances. i say either switch to Sprint and get an EVO or stick with VZW and get a Droid - keepimg in mind that many new ones are coming.

    good luck.
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    Very unlikely. Unless you know someone inside Verizon that will activate the phone for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by relient28 View Post
    Hello,
    there have been countless posts on this already but I have not found a 100% positive answer. I was wondering if I order an unlocked Htc Evo, if I could get it to work on Verizon. Some people say that you simply have to update the PRL files then dial the verizon activation number but others have said that you need a verizon specialist to do it for you. Does anyone have experience with this? Your input would be very helpful! Thanks.
    Here is your "100% positive answer":

    First of all, the Evo is a Sprint exclusive and therefore is only sold locked to the Sprint network (regardless if you pay full price or the $200 subsidized price). It is not possible to purchase an "unlocked" Evo (though it is possible to obtain the unlock code by calling Sprint or by rooting the phone and installing a program). Second, it is technically possible but definitely not achievable by any reasonable standard to activate an Evo on Verizon. Unless you have an inside contact at Verizon with the required access, you are out of luck. Verizon will only activate Verizon-branded phones. In order to activate a Sprint phone, you would need to know someone at Verizon that has the proper access (and is willing to risk their job) to add the Evo's ESN to Verizon's approved ESN list. Assuming you did made it that far, you would now have voice and text message (and maybe 1xRTT) data access for your Evo. You would then need to do some reprogramming of the phone on your own to get 3G working. Bottom line, unless you know what you are doing and know someone at Verizon who has the proper access that is required to get it done, then getting an Evo to fully function on Verizon is not possible.
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    Thanks for the quick answers everyone. I appreciate the help.
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