Which cell carrier can we use?

Wife received a Samsung S4 Zoom cell phone.  IMEI page simply says “Carrier.   Sprint”. How can I find if there are other carriers she can join?   She currently has an ATT flip-phone ans acct.

Thanks


Start by calling ATT and see if they can put that phone on your account. Cut straight to the chase.


Okay I went to their website. That phone doesn't show up on their compatability chart:

https://www.att.com/buy/phones/universal-sim-card-bring-your-own-phone.html


I went to the Verizon "Bring Your Own Device" page. That phone doesn't show up.

I'm assuming this is a hand-me-down since it's a 2013 vintage. The bad news is it may not be supported on any networks anymore. My wife's old iPhone 5S is a similar vintage and no longer connects to Verizon.


didn't tmobile buy sprint?  i would try t mobile


mrincredible said:

I went to the Verizon "Bring Your Own Device" page. That phone doesn't show up.

I'm assuming this is a hand-me-down since it's a 2013 vintage. The bad news is it may not be supported on any networks anymore. My wife's old iPhone 5S is a similar vintage and no longer connects to Verizon.

 I ran into this problem with my old flip phone.  The entire cell tower network on which it operated was discontinued and the infrastructure transferred over to a new and improved network to be used by new phones.  


yeah, i don't remember the name of the tech, but there is 1 older type of cell phone that is no longer usable as of Jan 1 I believe.


After thinking about it I went to carrier for my phone.  They say it is compatible, but there's no sharing plan.  My plan $15/mo. with 3 gb is way to big for my usage.  Unfortunately I signed up and prer-paid for a full year.

She uses her phone less.  I'm starting to look for a lower price plan.  She has some time left on her current pre-paid plan so it's not urgent.




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