Unlocked iphone & Virgin Mobile

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  1. blackberries

    blackberries New Member

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    Anybody knows if an unlocked iphone will work w/that Virgin Mobile carrier? One of my friends is gonna give me his unlocked iphone and my son is with Virgin Mobile and I would like to know if it will work not only for phone calls but using the data without being on wifi.
  2. Zedoack

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    I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work, they even have their own iPhones! If your son doesn't already have a phone with a SIM card, you'll probably need to purchase one from them though, and have his plan transfered over to it.

    Oh! And make sure his plan includes Data, or you might find yourself with a pretty expensive bill.

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    I'm actually considering buying a used iPhone and getting a plan with Virgin too.

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  3. lehman310

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    You can't virgin mobile is CDMA and does not use SIM cards.
  4. Zedoack

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    No they aren't...

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    They use both CDMA and HSPA networks...
    They share the same network as Bell and Telus (assuming this is in Canada).
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    no virgin mobile is a CDMA network you can not unlock it
  6. blackberries

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    Aaah man!! That's a bummer if it's cdma! Bummer! Thanx for the responses 'tho

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