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Q: D500 for Verizon Wireless? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: D500 for Verizon Wireless?
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: amp2-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 03 Sep 2005 16:24 PDT
Expires: 03 Oct 2005 16:24 PDT
Question ID: 564014
Can a network unlock Samsung D500 be activated for use on Verizon Wireless' network?
Subject: Re: D500 for Verizon Wireless?
Answered By: rmn-ga on 04 Sep 2005 12:56 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello amp2-ga,

Unfortunately, a network unlocked Samsung D500 cannot be used on
Verizon Wireless's network.

The D500 is a GSM phone, as shown by the specification page below.

Samsung D500 - Full Phone Specifications

Verizon Wireless uses a CDMA network:

Wireless Network

CDMA and GSM are two different types of cellular technologies that
operate on different frequencies.  A CDMA phone cannot operate on a
GSM network and vice-versa.  An unlocked phone allows the phone to be
moved to any carrier that uses the communication technology that the
phone is compatible with.  For instance, you could use an unlocked
D500 on a Cingular Wireless network, as they use GSM as their
communications technology, but since Verizon uses CDMA, you cannot use
the D500 on Verizon?s network.

If you're interested in the differences between these two
technologies, the following link explains a number of different
wireless technologies, including CDMA and GSM:



I first searched for the specifications for a Samsung D500 by
searching the phone's name in Google:

Samsung D500 - Google

I then searched for Samsung D500 CDMA to find out if there was
possibly a CDMA version of the phone:

Samsung D500 CDMA - Google

I found an excellent chart that also confirmed the D500 was
a GSM only phone:

Samsung D500 Side-by-side Comparison

Finally, I searched for CDMA GSM difference in Google, so as to
provide a link for you to examine the difference between CDMA and GSM

CDMA GSM Difference - Google

I hope this information was helpful to you,

amp2-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thank you for your time.

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