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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Thorndale/Romansville, PA
Originally Posted by jairal
I have looked around the forum and other sites. Is sprint moto x a gsm phone or cdma? Because I can detect gsm networks. But cellunlocker says my phone is not gsm. Anyone can confirm it?
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Sprint and Verizon use CDMA on their networks for Voice and 3G data, however they include GSM bands for "global roaming capabilities" and also support LTE.
Sprint ships their phones with the GSM side sim locked. Verizon's X is shipped Sim UNLOCKED. (this is separate from locked/unlocked bootloader).
There are a few threads I've seen about people trying to use Sprint Moto X with the SIM of a GSM carrier and running into difficulties due to the SIM Lock. I haven't seen any "this is how I sim unlocked my Sprint Moto X and got it working on a GSM carrier" type posts. I've seen a few suggestions of "call sprint to try and unlock." This might work, but it might not. Some carriers have rules around sim unlocking... (must be current customer, billing must be current, have to be customer for xxx days, etc).