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    Cricket CDMA or GSM?

    Since AT&T bought bought cricket, does that mean cricket now uses AT&T's towers? If so then would cricket be using GSM instead of CDMA now? I'm curious since I have a Galaxy S3 on cricket and I'm being forced to switch to T-Mobile for reasons and I'd like to keep my S3 if possible but T-Mobile uses GSM. I called T-Mobile customer support but it was kinda useless... "Yes any phone with a sim card will work." I know the GS3 only uses the sim for 4G but it still uses CDMA as far as getting the user's info (phone number..etc). Has this changed now that AT&T owns cricket? Would I be able to unlock my cricket GS3 and pop in a sim card from T-Mobile and have a functioning phone on T-Mobile's network even though, as far as I know, cricket only uses sim cards for 4G LTE?

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    Older cdma cricket phones still work until march 2015. Then they will stop working on cricket system. You can use a cricket cdma phone on many other cdma systems if you set it up right. You might only get 3g and not 4g if you switch to another system. You cannot use a cdma phone on any gsm system (except for iphone). All new cricket phones use crickets/att gsm system. So att is running both cricket cdma and gsm until march when they will turn off cdma.
    Last edited by wiseoldman; 10-27-2014 at 08:07 AM.

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    Maybe or What if...

    Quote Originally Posted by wiseoldman View Post
    Older cdma cricket phones still work until march 2015. Then they will stop working on cricket system. You can use a cricket cdma phone on many other cdma systems if you set it up right. You might only get 3g and not 4g if you switch to another system. You cannot use a cdma phone on any gsm system (except for iphone). All new cricket phones use crickets/att gsm system. So att is running both cricket cdma and gsm until march when they will turn off cdma.
    What if I purchased a T-Mobile Galaxy S3 with a cracked screen or used for cheap with a clean esn and swap the motherboards? I myself have removed my motherboard from my CDMA Cricket Galaxy S3 and reinstalled it many times so this wouldn't be hard for me to do. I prefer to go on the GSM route anyway so flashing wouldn't be an option for me. It would be my CDMA Cricket Galaxy S3 housing but with a GSM Tmobile Galaxy S3 Motherboard. Do you think this could be a solution.

    (The reason I ask if because I'm not sure if the Samsung Galaxy S3 had motherboards of different sizes and dimensions.)

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    Doesnt matter what kind of Frankenstein phone it is. If its cricket ATT gsm compatible, it should work.

 

 

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