HTC Evo on Verizon

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I picked up an HTC Evo to mess around with... I was wondering, can I add the phone to my Verizon acct? I know Verizon has an "any app, any device" policy, its not taking the MEID through the account manager online.
 

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I picked up an HTC Evo to mess around with... I was wondering, can I add the phone to my Verizon acct? I know Verizon has an "any app, any device" policy, its not taking the MEID through the account manager online.

Not without alot of hacking. Though they both use CDMA, the programming is different from carrier to carrier. For example, the EVO's 4G is setup to run on wimax while Verizon 4G will be LTE technology..so they wouldn't be compatible. I'd wait for the Droid X if I were you.
 
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Right, but 4G aside you should be able to use the phone on the verizon network. The phone's radio is capable, I am just not sure how carriers "claim" certain MEIDs
 

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Right, but 4G aside you should be able to use the phone on the verizon network. The phone's radio is capable, I am just not sure how carriers "claim" certain MEIDs

Because the programming is different. You could use any CDMA phone on any CDMA carrier but not without flashing the programming of say Verizon into the EVO. Most companies no longer do this though because its a 50/50 chance of frying the circuit board of the phone..and that thing is not cheap!
 
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Is this handset with new display or old display ? I hear that HTC EVO have new display and already shipped out.
 

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This is what I don't like about US carriers , they act like they are in the phone selling business when they actually should be in the mobile network operator business . In Europe I could buy a phone and use it on any of the major networks : Vodafone , Orange , T-Mobile etc. I didn't had to chose an operator because they were the only ones carrying a specific phone . It's nice when you want to get the latest phone from Japan , one year before any carrier will have it .
 

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I picked up an HTC Evo to mess around with... I was wondering, can I add the phone to my Verizon acct? I know Verizon has an "any app, any device" policy, its not taking the MEID through the account manager online.

Not without alot of hacking. Though they both use CDMA, the programming is different from carrier to carrier. For example, the EVO's 4G is setup to run on wimax while Verizon 4G will be LTE technology..so they wouldn't be compatible. I'd wait for the Droid X if I were you.


The X is not a LTE Device, Just 3G.
 

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if the radios are the same cant you just call big red tell them you got a droid x off ebay have them add the esn and them your on verizons network on a evo?
 

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if the radios are the same cant you just call big red tell them you got a droid x off ebay have them add the esn and them your on verizons network on a evo?

ESN will them them what device it is....
 

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if the radios are the same cant you just call big red tell them you got a droid x off ebay have them add the esn and them your on verizons network on a evo?

ESN will them them what device it is....

got ya so unless you get a nice tech its not gonna happen?
also is it not the same as them activating old alltel phones i have had to do that a few times and either had to go to a store or call in.
 

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No need to go into a store or even all VZW to swap a device. It can be all done via the web.
 

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Verizon can add the MEID into there system if you call them, but 4G and 3G would have to be off, *228 would not work. So you would need to have it manually programmed and have one of there PRL's added to the phone. Only thing is trying to get someone from verizon to do it. Even then making calls and texting would be the only part of the phone that worked since sprint has different internal data settings for pix messaging and internet connection. Good Luck.
 

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Why even worry about it now with the DroidX coming out? By all accounts the Drid X is better than the EVO with one exception - no front camera. But the DroidX screen is similar, has a better battery, better processor, better rear camera, better social media integration, etc, etc, etc all in a slightly thinner form that makes the phone feel smaller than the EVO.
 

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You guys are all wrong. Verizon will not activate any phone that is not verizon branded. Theres a way to swap esns with a verizon phone, but that requires a crazy amount of hacking and its illegal. Even if you get a nice rep, he or she cant activate a phone thats not in verizons list of approved devices, nor can they add to that list. The only carriers that accept phones not branded by their own network are cricket and metro pcs and thats where you get prl flashing, which by the way, cant fry your motherboard, or anything of the sort. Its not a simple process, but its not difficult and if you fail you can just try again.
 
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