Originally Posted by possmann
why isn't that the same for the 2 CDMA large carriers? (Sprint and Verizon)
Just cause it isn't !
GSM phones are "dumb terminals", they need a SIM, the SIM has all the account and network data on it...Switch out SIM's and use any handset.
On CDMA phones, no SIM, the phone is internally carrying account and network data. While this can be erased and set to a new phone...what incentive is there for the carrier to allow it?