1. DWMorse's Avatar
    From what I understand, Sprint = CDMA, Verizon = CDMA. Would it work?
    07-15-2010 09:54 PM
  2. bdarknessb's Avatar
    No, as there is no Sim Card. Verizon will not activate any EVOs.
    07-15-2010 10:00 PM
  3. Kedar's Avatar
    I think it's not... doable.

    I hear they actually use different CDMA bands... and it's actually pretty difficult to do.
    Oh, and activation...
    07-15-2010 10:01 PM
  4. DWMorse's Avatar
    And knowing is half the battle!

    Thanks!
    07-15-2010 10:05 PM
  5. bobodobo's Avatar
    I think it's not... doable. I hear they actually use different CDMA bands... and it's actually pretty difficult to do. Oh, and activation...
    You can roam on Verizon with a Sprint phone and vice versa. So it is doable - theoretically - but Verizon isn't likely to enable it for you. But you might as well get a Droid X if you want to be on Verizon, it has very similar features to the EVO.

    Neither phone uses sim cards - those are used with GSM phones (AT&T and T-Mobile.) GSM and CDMA are definitely NOT compatible with each other, they are different ways of encoding and decoding the digital signals on the bands you share with thousands of other users - though a few phones have both GSM and CDMA chips.
    07-15-2010 11:21 PM
  6. Rudementry's Avatar
    Really guys? This was just discussed on the podcast tonight. It IS possible, you just have to know someone who works at Verizon to do it for you.
    07-15-2010 11:27 PM
  7. NokiaNokia's Avatar
    this is what suck about phones with no sim cards.
    07-16-2010 05:29 AM
  8. deaofly's Avatar
    Why put a evo on Verizon when you can just get the Droid x? You people make no sense, I keep hearing how Verizon has better phones but everyone wants to try and put a evo on there network. Lol its sad of you Verizon customers to keep asking about putting the evo on your network when you can get the Droid inc and x.
    07-16-2010 09:35 AM
  9. Kedar's Avatar
    Why put a evo on Verizon when you can just get the Droid x? You people make no sense, I keep hearing how Verizon has better phones but everyone wants to try and put a evo on there network. Lol its sad of you Verizon customers to keep asking about putting the evo on your network when you can get the Droid inc and x.
    Well, the Droid X doesn't have a front facing camera. Some people use that I guess.

    And could care less about the GPU and the slightly better screen on DX and 30fps cap on evo.... I guess.
    07-16-2010 09:55 AM
  10. Nebilim's Avatar
    Well, the Droid X doesn't have a front facing camera. Some people use that I guess.

    And could care less about the GPU and the slightly better screen on DX and 30fps cap on evo.... I guess.
    how can you say that a small screen is better?
    07-16-2010 10:03 AM
  11. DWMorse's Avatar
    My Droid X is coming in the mail today. This was a purely hypothetical question, not intended for argument-starting. =)
    07-16-2010 10:52 AM
  12. JaceAugust's Avatar
    I'm interested in the Evo because the front facing camera, a feature all of the Droid phones lack. So if I know someone who works for Verizon, would it be as easy as switching between Verizon phones?
    07-16-2010 03:07 PM
  13. astoriacub's Avatar
    why would want to use the Evo on Verizon when Sprint's phone plan is significantly cheaper and WiMax looming on the horizon in all the major markets this year?
    07-16-2010 04:06 PM
  14. joelshooty's Avatar
    My Droid X is coming in the mail today. This was a purely hypothetical question, not intended for argument-starting. =)
    I've read of people hacking Sprint phones to work on Verizon. Specifically, I remember seeing someone do it with a Sprint Palm Pre, before it came to Verizon obviously. Here's one thread on the subject from PreCentral forums (http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-...g-verizon.html).

    It looks like you need a Verizon insider to manually enter the MEID or do some ESN/MEID cloning which is way over my head.
    07-16-2010 10:38 PM
  15. twan2001's Avatar
    Well, the Droid X doesn't have a front facing camera. Some people use that I guess.

    And could care less about the GPU and the slightly better screen on DX and 30fps cap on evo.... I guess.
    lol, they sent me my droid x today and im going to do my ESN swap tomorrow because this thing is terrible! They say it has a higher frame rate but the EVO undoubtedly runs smoother, especially when swiping from screen to screen and scrolling through the app drawer. The camera is trash (indoors at least, i didn't test outdoors) and for those who talk about coverage... I live in a real city where all networks have coverage so i could care less about coverage in central idaho.... He probably has verizon and wants a quality phone, and that's why he wants to flash his evo.
    07-17-2010 12:38 AM
  16. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    To the original question: yes, it's technically feasible. It's been done in the past with PalmOS Treos and Pres. But, and it's a big but:

    You'll need to fool Verizon or find someone to sneak it into their system. Verizon will not knowingly activate a phone they didn't sell.

    None of the Sprint specific software is likely to work and, of course, you won't be able to take advantage of Verizon specific features, since your phone won't have them.

    It's likely other things won't work correctly, either. For example, when people did Treos, my recollection is that it wouldn't do data over 3G, only 1xRtt.
    07-17-2010 11:42 AM
  17. marantper's Avatar
    No way man, The Evo is much better than Droid X in a lot of simple practical ways that make all the difference.
    1. reading. The built in kickstand would be amazing
    2. capacitive buttons. since the screen is so big, its nice to have capacitive buttons so you can reach with your thumb and "touch" the buttons. This is something you cannot do with the droid X. since they are actual buttons you cannot just "touch the buttons", you have to push them, this requires a little more force than can be mustered if you are holding the Droid X in the middle. That prob isn't very clear, but if you have a Droid X I'm sure you know exactly what I mean
    3. Motoblur SUCKS butt! Sense is so much more intuitive, and smooth. I have launcher pro on my phone but there are still some aspects of the motoblur that still come out.

    ...off my soap box now...thank you.
    10-07-2010 11:22 AM
  18. sakasune's Avatar
    Also the 4G WiMAX in the Evo is going to be worth nothing on the Verizon network because they're going to LTE for their 4G network.
    But yes, it should be theoretically possible, but you'll probably have to know someone to get that done.
    10-07-2010 01:24 PM
  19. Verdes8891's Avatar
    No, as there is no Sim Card. Verizon will not activate any EVOs.
    CDMA = NO SIM CARD

    Verizon is moving over to gsm, which is sim cards, some phones out right now have both. Thats the only way they work. From my understanding, they are pushing out their gsm conversion once they launch their LTE networks

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
    10-08-2010 12:05 AM
  20. italianotampa's Avatar
    So Verizon is using LTE for voice
    10-08-2010 12:23 AM
  21. italianotampa's Avatar
    So Verizon is using LTE for voice and data?
    10-08-2010 12:25 AM
  22. William Pantano's Avatar
    Why put a evo on Verizon when you can just get the Droid x? You people make no sense, I keep hearing how Verizon has better phones but everyone wants to try and put a evo on there network. Lol its sad of you Verizon customers to keep asking about putting the evo on your network when you can get the Droid inc and x.
    I have the Droid X, and it is no longer working. I also have a newer HTC Evo that is working, and would like to use it so I don't have to renew my contract on Verizon and lose my Unlimited data plan. So why do you ask why someone wants to do something? We all have our reasons!
    09-06-2013 05:27 PM
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