i have one here in guyana but too bad i never knew that it only works with verizon/sprint :) But the Phone is Pretty COOL
its not your dream phone, it's beyond it.
still love my thunderbolt, pretty kicking ass with sturdy kickstand :D
AG, 28 Dec 2014CDMA restricts phone to verizon or sprint networks or a MVNO that uses the CDMA networks. Y... moreAre you saying that if there is no sim card in this phone I can use it on a 3g network automatically?
janith, 18 Nov 2014its possible to use any sim??
how can i unlock it?/CDMA restricts phone to verizon or sprint networks or a MVNO that uses the CDMA networks.
You can only buy a 4G LTE SIM for Verizon or Sprint for this phone otherwise no SIM card is used or needed and you will be automatically on the 3G network.
Unlock a phone following YouTube video or pay a local reputable cell phone repair shop to handle it.
If you have a Sprint phone & want Verizon THEN IF same phone is being used by Verizon sometimes you can find a bored Verizon tech to unlock and/ or flash a 3G phone so it will also work on 4G LTE network with a Verizon SIM.
chichi, 18 Nov 2014how can i unlock it and use it in another carrier?You can purchase 2 types of phones
CDMA which work for Verizon and Sprint I believe
GSM which work for T-Mobile, AT&T and internationally.
First you need to buy the phone for the network you need.
Most T-Mobile/ AT&T phones work on each others network w/o any issues just get the network SIM card and do a scan for the correct network. My friend's phone finds AT&T & T-Mobile networks so she bought an AT&T SIM card and switch to AT&T GO plan from T-Mobile w/o any issues b/c T-Mobile in the Bay Area really sucks for coverage---even inside T-Mobile stores she wasn't getting consistent coverage & they blamed her phone yet she has had zero issues with it on AT&T.
Second look up your phone on youtube and it will show you how to unlock for free so you can travel with it outside US.
Otherwise you get a CDMA phone for Verizon or Sprint and again go to youtube to unlock it.
awlia afghan, 03 Feb 2014who can i enable my thunderbolt in pakistanYou can use vptcl sim in htc thunderbolt 4G in pakistan.
what i like most is the design and bulit quality, my fone is droped from clothes box (1,2m) and its ok.. no crack, no break, and even no stracth at all..
there is no nowadays fone who could survive like that.. :lol:
the htc thunderbolt is an amazing phone never had a better one but then again im only 14. but still amazing ice cream sandwich procesing system good display love the front camera
adambennett08330, 07 Oct 2013i have never had problems with this device been using more than 2 yrs now and has never let me... moreOS 4.xx will work great if you're under-coverage of verizon network.
else of it, you'll find that wifi hotspot (tether) doesnt work..
so that i stuck on custom rom 2.3 so bad
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2013This phone worked well (1.5 yrs) until I updated it through vzw.
After that, nothing but prob... moreroot your fone, use custom rom, and remove that sim card frm sim slot..
you not using vzw service dont ya?
you can stuck other number to yer thunderbolt by inject the number
I can not use my thunderbolt 4G phone with my Nigeria sim is showing me unknown link it was send to me from America (California)