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Old 03-02-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Oakland, California
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If you need information regarding phone specs: Sony Ericsson W610 - Full phone specifications

I am on my family's Verizon family plan. I have no option of getting my own plan or splitting from Verizon at this time, unfortunately.

The phone above is the one I have, it was bought in Vietnam by an American living abroad circa 2008 and it still functions perfectly.

I need to know how I can make this phone workable on the Verizon network. When it was used in 2008 it was used with AT&T, and I have the old AT&T sim card. I also have the old 1GB card as well.

How might I be able to convert this to a Verizon type data phone? Is this even possible? I currently have a Verizon sim card, but it is half the (physical) size of the AT&T card that fits in the slot. It will fit in the slot for the sim card, it's just difficult to remove since it's half the size.

Thanks in advance for any help! Let me know if you need additional information...
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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That phone can't be used on Verizon. It has a GSM radio (the part that communicates with the towers), and Verizon uses CDMA radios (a different type of technology and signal).
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Oakland, California
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Argh... that's what I thought. I've only read that in every Google search I've made. So frustrating, as I don't want to use my Samsung Galaxy S3 as a telephone anymore. I'd rather just use it for the apps and use a better device for it's telephone capabilities.

Any suggestions on what type of cheap/simple phone I can buy that will be Verizon compatible?
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