Which providers are available with an unlocked MotoDroid?

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  1. atwitsend

    atwitsend New Member

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    I'm sure there's some post somewhere on this site about this, but I've done so much searching without a real answer that I just can't stand one more search. I feel stupid for not thinking of this sooner, but I just recently realized I could just go straight to the home of Droid (by googling Droid forums). Anyways, onto my point. I want a Motorola Droid, but I can't stand the available plans from Verizon. If I were to get an Unlocked Motorola Droid, which providers could I use with it? My current provider is Boost, their Unlimited plan is by far my favorite, but I'm not holding my breath for being able to get a Motorola Droid with Boost service because I happen to know their very restrictive. So anyway, I just want to know what my choices are for the Motorola Droid sans Verizon?

    I apologize again if this is a common thread around here or anything, and I thank you all for your time.

    -At Wits End
     
  2. Guurzak

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    The big providers using CDMA/EVDO technology are Verizon and Sprint. If Alltel still exists where you are, they're compatible too, but they're now owned by Verizon so if you're avoiding Big V you may want to give Alltel a pass too.

    A more complete list is here.

    With that said- Verizon has some new plans coming out very soon with better pricing. Browse around these forums for more info. And also remember that you get what you pay for- Verizon's plans are expensive because their network really is better. I wouldn't want to save $10 a month if it meant more dropped calls and thinner 3G coverage.
     
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    Also remember that CDMA phones are not like unlocked GSM phones where you can just pop in another SIM card and go on like normal. To activate a CDMA phone on another network it has to be flashed to that network to be able to take the PRL from the other carrier. The only CDMA provider I know of that will do this is Cricket, but they have to have a flash of the phone available, and I'm not sure that they have a data plan at all.
     
  4. G'Ner

    G'Ner New Member

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    Also I beleive CDMA Black/White lists ESN based on carrier. When I worked for Sprint if I tried to active a Version ESN it would come back invalid.
     
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    takeshi Silver Member

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    Locking isn't germane to the Droid -- it's CDMA. Now, the Milestone is a different story.
     
  6. atwitsend

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    Thanks guys, you were extremely helpful. Thank you thank you thank you. It was so difficult to get a straight answer to a simple question, and as you can tell, I was very frustrated (seeing as my username is "at wits end").
     
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