[Q] Phone bought in Japan on Sprint's network?

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By Ambrotos, Junior Member on 20th April 2015, 01:21 PM
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A friend of mine broke her phone while in Japan and she needs to buy a new one. She uses Sprint's network, so the phone must be compatible with Sprint once she returns. I noticed several old threads that claim that Sprint will only activate their own phones, but the threads are very old so I hope that has changed. (Side note: she will be abroad for over a month longer, so waiting until she returns is not really an option.)

Can anyone confirm if it is possible to just buy a CDMA phone that matches the bands listed on wikipedia under "cellular frequencies". (Sorry, not allowed to post a link yet.)

And then simply have sprint activate it?
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