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How can I use an Android phone on Verizon's service?
Asked by marygrace
Posted Nov 24 2009 01:56 PM
I have a Verizon phone and am wanting to give an android phone a test-run, but since my phone doesn't have a SIM card I can't figure out how to get the phone working. I'd like to use the android on Verizon... using the same phone number. Any suggestions?
Answered by MikeH
Posted Nov 24 2009 03:37 PM
I could be wrong, but Verizon’s network runs on the same CDMA technology as Sprint so if you are on one of these two carriers you won't have a SIM card. You should have number portability so your number can be used once you buy a Verizon Android phone. At this time, the phone options are limited, but excellent. Motorola's Droid which has a virtual keyboard, or HTC Eris which has the virtual keyboard. I have the Eris and it is comparable to the MyTouch from TMobile and the Hero from Sprint. These are an excellent class of smart-devices. What is impressive is Android under the covers is zippy and runs multiple apps at once. This class of smart-devices puts the smart in the term and running on Verizon keeps you in touch everywhere. IMO.