1. clintw22's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been covered I already searched. Can you use the sprint Note 5 on Verizon?
    11-18-2015 12:12 PM
  2. pbickel's Avatar
    Most likely not. Verizon and sprint heavily lock down their devices. While verizon is starting to allow unlocked devices sprint devices have never worked on them and vice versa.
    11-18-2015 12:13 PM
  3. Catman51's Avatar
    If Verizon is GSM, then no.
    11-18-2015 12:13 PM
  4. pbickel's Avatar
    Both verizon and sprint are CDMA just they don't like each other's phones on their network.
    11-18-2015 12:41 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    No you can't.
    11-18-2015 12:48 PM
  6. clintw22's Avatar
    Ok thanks guys for your help!
    11-18-2015 01:44 PM
  7. Craig Hudson's Avatar
    I know this thread is old but for what it's worth, I'm responding to this on my Sprint Note 5 activated on Verizon.
    11-24-2016 02:59 AM
  8. Honestopete's Avatar
    How did you this to work. I have a Sprint note 5 that I want to switch to Verizon. Verizon tried a sim card in it and it didn't work. They then told me it is impossible!
    12-01-2016 01:48 PM
  9. Super Dave426's Avatar
    Pretty sure you have to have Sprint unlock the phone. Takes a call to Customer Service and some time.
    Jude526 likes this.
    12-01-2016 08:24 PM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    How did you this to work. I have a Sprint note 5 that I want to switch to Verizon. Verizon tried a sim card in it and it didn't work. They then told me it is impossible!
    Just get the Note5 with Verizon
    12-01-2016 08:42 PM
  11. Chancellorham's Avatar
    I know this thread is old but for what it's worth, I'm responding to this on my Sprint Note 5 activated on Verizon.
    Please tell me how you did this.... i just bought a used sprint note 5 and really want to use it on verizon.....
    01-16-2017 09:43 PM
  12. Chancellorham's Avatar
    How are you able to do that? I just bought a Sprint Note 5 and I really need to use it on Verizon
    01-16-2017 09:44 PM
  13. Super Dave426's Avatar
    See post #9, you have to call Sprint and have them unlock the phone. You can also message them on FB or Twitter and they will call you at a good time.
    01-17-2017 09:12 AM
  14. waazzupppp's Avatar
    Honestly, this can work... But Super Dave426 is correct... It takes some effort to make it happen. First, you need Sprint to unlock the SIM slot and release the device. Releasing the device is the hard part - the SIM slot is a pain, but if you have Sprint service, they will usually try to make it happen for you in a timely manner. The problem with most of the Sprint call center people is that they have no idea how to release a device. If you get lucky, you'll end up with someone that has a clue. If not, you'll have to try this about 100 times before it works correctly.

    Once all that is done, you'll need to have someone at Verizon add the device's IMEI/MEID to the Verizon system. Again 99.9% of the call center people out there won't have a clue how to do this, nor should they. It's a process of going into the device database and adding the phone that you are wanting to bring over. They don't make money on this and they would rather just sell you a new phone - or heck - even give you a new phone. Once VZ adds it to the database, it should take between 1-3 business days for the device to show up and let the activation happen.

    Once you're there, you can do it, but you will still have to root the phone to get rid of all the Sprint bloat, and some features will never be available for outside devices. So, good luck!
    Super Dave426 likes this.
    01-19-2017 09:50 AM
  15. Super Dave426's Avatar
    I'm on Sprint and there really isn't much bloat, most can be uninstalled and the rest disabled. Wouldn't Verizon bloat it upon activation, Sprint does.
    01-19-2017 12:48 PM

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