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Most Recent Questions
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Can this phone be used with straight talk or with tracfone service?
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Would this phone work in Brazil? And can I use to check MS Outlook e-mail ? If not, what type of models would I need to upgrade to? Thanks
HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)

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HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)

This 4G phone offers a rich mobile Internet experience with a fully integrated suite of services built on the Android 2.1 platform. It operates on 3G and 4G networks and features a large touchscreen, blazing-fast processor, two cameras, mobile hotspot capability and more.
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Questions & Answers for HTC HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)

Question

When it says a phone is unlocked.. Does that mean it could work for any carrier? even prepaid?

Such as Straight Talk?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sprint phones typically only work with Sprint. An unlocked one, can be hooked up to other carriers that use CDMA technology (like Sprint) but typically don't because the loss of functionality of the phone. So an unlocked CDMA phone is pretty much for the network it was created for.

No to answer your main question: No. Straight Talk uses different networks--some phones run on Verizon or AT&T or Sprint or T-Mobile--and the phones made for Straight Talk are locked in only for them and so you can't unlock there phones.

You can tell network by the phone model numbers.
C = Verizon
G = AT&T and/or T-Mobile
Android Phones = Sprint
Nokia = AT&T
SIM Card = AT&T and/or T-Mobile.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Rickyyy
answer 2
Some cell phones are designed to use a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card, or microchip that stores subscriber data. The SIM card is issued by a carrier and provides cell service by activating any phone into which it is inserted. A locked phone, however, will only recognize a SIM card from a particular carrier. If the cell phone is unlocked, it will recognize a SIM card from any carrier. The "lock" is a software setting that keeps the cell phone "loyal" to one carrier.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
MY4CENT
answer 3
If the provider uses the same technology and radio frequency ranges as the phone.
Some phones may need to be flashed to a particular provider, some providers do this for you, example is cricket.

Other providers may support the same technology and radio frequency but require a sim card, example is at&t.

You can always call up the carrier and ask them if they support phone A or B and they will tell you.
Some providers, the phones may work on but they insist it is not supported and in reality it is, but it's not their policy.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
tafari
 - enid,ok
answer 4
It WILL work for ANY carrier - as long as it is CDMA, like sprint - but check with your carrier before buying the phone, some carriers are a little picky about letting certain phones on their networks.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
SenKat
 - San Antonio
Question

Will a Tmobile sim work in this phone??

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sadly no. Sprint does not use SIM cards.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Rickyyy
answer 2
When I purchased my EVO to upgrade from my existing TMobile account, my old sim card fit and functions just fine. I purchased a 32G memory card and upgraded the memory too.

Hope this answers your question.
answered 3 years ago
By
cdrusn
answer 3
This phone has a slot for micro-sd card but not for a sim card to be usable on at&t or other providers that require one.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
tafari
 - enid,ok
Question

What does Unlocked mean next to cell phones?

What does an Unlocked Cell Mean? Looking at cell phones and many read beside them Unlocked.
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Beesaw
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
3 answers
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answer 1
Unlocked means that they are not locked down to any network.

But this is a Sprint phone and they use CDMA technology, therefore have no SIM card.

Carriers that do use CDMA technology, typically don't like to hook up other carriers phones. Partly because, a lot of functionality is lost [of the phone].
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Rickyyy
answer 2
Some cell phones are designed to use a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card, or microchip that stores subscriber data. The SIM card is issued by a carrier and provides cell service by activating any phone into which it is inserted. A locked phone, however, will only recognize a SIM card from a particular carrier. If the cell phone is unlocked, it will recognize a SIM card from any carrier. The "lock" is a software setting that keeps the cell phone "loyal" to one carrier.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
MY4CENT
answer 3
Network providers use this capability to restrict the use of these phones to specific countries and network providers and features.

For example : Many phones have built in tethering, but if you get a locked phone, you may have to pay to enable the tethering by the provider as a feature. ie: call your provider to unlock this feature.

An unlocked phone you will just let you enable the feature.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
tafari
 - enid,ok
Question

will a AT&T sim work in this phone

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
no. its sprint but its through straight talk.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
7DramaQueen7
answer 2
Nope. Sprint does not used SIM cards.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Rickyyy
Question

Can this phone or any unlocked phone be used with those no contract prepaid phone cards?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
TacticalTyler
 - Illinois
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
1 answer
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answer 1
The phone has to use a sim like att and tmobile to be able to work. I have a phone I use that my husband bought over in Iraq on att service and I don't get charged the stupid text messaging fee that they charge. This phone also has to have a sim slot to work. This is the reason for unlocked it can be used on any system providing it uses a sim card
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
clrice
Question

Which prepaid services can I use with this phone?

Like Virgin mobile, T mobile, At n T, Straight talk, Verizon? Which ones? Please tell me I am super confused
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
knight4u
 - Pullman,WA
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Straight Talk
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
7DramaQueen7
Question

Would I be able to use this phone with boost mobile?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Jessabelle84
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
1 answer
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answer 1
No. Only straight talk.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
7DramaQueen7
Question

HTC EVO 4G UNLOCKED on website

WHAT IS THE PRICE AND WHERE CAN I BUY THIS (NEAR 30062) ?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Raafto
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
The price varies. Just type in your zip code.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
7DramaQueen7
Question

can i use this HTC Evo phone in T-mobile?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
mehede
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
No. Sprint and T-Mobile use two different technologies. Sprint uses CDMA and T-Mobile uses GSM.

What's the difference, you may wondering? T-Mobile uses SIM cards and Sprint does not.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Rickyyy
Question

Work with any carrier worldwide?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
ottoh
on HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone (Unlocked)
1 answer
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answer 1
I don't believe so. Sprint uses a technology called CDMA, which is basically a locked network.

Phones that use SIM cards can be used on many different networks worldwide.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Rickyyy
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