Using a Bell phone with Telus (Bell Phone On Telus)


nightkitty
#1
Hi there,

I am looking to upgrade my cell phone (I use Telus) and really want a high end phone w/camera (such as the Audiovox 8920).

The catch is that I don't want to spend $400 dollars. Can Bell phones be used on the Telus network (they are both same network right?) ?

Can I buy a phone that's used with an American company (e.g. Verizon) like off Ebay?

What do I need to know?

Thanks!
 
nightkitty
#2
Hi there,

I am looking to upgrade my cell phone (I use Telus) and really want a high end phone w/camera (such as the Audiovox 8920).

The catch is that I don't want to spend $400 dollars. Can Bell phones be used on the Telus network (they are both same network right?) ?

Can I buy a phone that's used with an American company (e.g. Verizon) like off Ebay?

What do I need to know?

Thanks!
 
nightkitty
#3
Hi there,

I am looking to upgrade my cell phone (I use Telus) and really want a high end phone w/camera (such as the Audiovox 8920).

The catch is that I don't want to spend $400 dollars. Can Bell phones be used on the Telus network (they are both same network right?) ?

Can I buy a phone that's used with an American company (e.g. Verizon) like off Ebay?

What do I need to know?

Thanks!
 
Andem
#4
It is possible to unlock CDMA phones to work with other carriers, but there is a) no guarantee that the network you are currently on will unlock it for you and b) there is no guarantee that the new network you want to move to will allow you to use your phone, although likely they will.

It's very difficult to get your phone properly unlocked, but if you're up for lots of talking, look at http://www.canadiancontent.net/forum...pic.php?t=1407 for reference on how to do this with Bell.
 
Andem
#5
It is possible to unlock CDMA phones to work with other carriers, but there is a) no guarantee that the network you are currently on will unlock it for you and b) there is no guarantee that the new network you want to move to will allow you to use your phone, although likely they will.

It's very difficult to get your phone properly unlocked, but if you're up for lots of talking, look at http://www.canadiancontent.net/forum...pic.php?t=1407 for reference on how to do this with Bell.
 
Andem
#6
It is possible to unlock CDMA phones to work with other carriers, but there is a) no guarantee that the network you are currently on will unlock it for you and b) there is no guarantee that the new network you want to move to will allow you to use your phone, although likely they will.

It's very difficult to get your phone properly unlocked, but if you're up for lots of talking, look at http://www.canadiancontent.net/forum...pic.php?t=1407 for reference on how to do this with Bell.
 
conceptedge
#7
http://www.unlockcdma.com/

This site is devoted to providing accurate general information, proven solutions and instructions for unlocking and reprogramming CDMA and iDEN cell phones.

The instruction documents on this web site are high-quality and market-proven. The instruction here have been used to convert many CDMA phones to Cricket's network so if you are technically proficient, you can save months of learning curve. All major PST software are covered and most popular phone models too.

How to use a Verizon phone on Cricket?
How to use a Sprint phone on Cricket?
How to use a US Cellular phone on Cricket?
How to use an Alltel phone on Cricket?
How to use a Qwest phone on Cricket?
How to use a Virgin Mobile CDMA phone on Cricket?

Although this document focus exclusively on Cricket because the result was predictable and reliable, the procedure here can be used for converting a CDMA phone described here from any CDMA network to any CDMA network such as Telus, Bell, Verizon.


Audiovox 8610, 8500, 8900, 8930, 8940, 8910, 8915, 8912
CDM-8100, CDM-135, CDM-130, PCX-1110XL
Audiovox/Toshiba VM4050, CDM-9900, 9500, 9155GPX
Audiovox / Toshiba VM4050, 9100

LG Lx-5550, Vx-6100, Vx-8300, Vx9800 (Verizon only, no SPC)

Motorola V60, v120, V60, V3c, T720. t730, V810, E310, V325, c210, c215, c357, E815

Qualcomm / Kyocera 2235, SE44, SE47 Slider, 7135, 6035, 2035 and most Kyocera
Kx5 Slider Remix (no Virgin phones)
Kx9 / 10 okay (no US Virgin phones)
Kx18 Jade

Samsung
211, 411, 850, T300, 2540, A310, A500, A530, A600, A610, A620, A650, A660, A670, A680, A700, A740, A760, A790, A800, A820, A840, A880, A920 (Sprint OK)
I330, I500, I550, I600, I700

N150, N270, N300, N400 and 90% of pre-2006 Samsungs (except A900, A950 and similar phones)

Sanyo 8100, 8200, 8300 (SPC is not possible), 7200, 7400, 5500, 2300
 
thirtytwo
#8
a friend of mine was going to buy a cdma phone of ebay for verizon the sellar told him that for another 30 bucks he will make it work on telus up here i heard that their is a guy at pacific mall in toronto that will do it as well hope this helps