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How to configure Motorola Photon Q for use w/ Koodo?


Hi, first time using a CDMA phone with no SIM. How does one go about putting a plan on it?

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You asked this and it was answered: https://c.getsatisfaction.com/koodo/topics/looking_to_get_a_plan_for_my_photon_q_does_koodo_have_anything_compatible_with_the_phone You don't, CDMA phones can only be used with their original carriers. It's not possible to use them with anyone else. Sorry
Someone claims to have done it http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2437512
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Adrien D wrote:

Someone claims to have done it http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2437512

Okay, unless the card has a sim slot you won't be able to use it with koodo. Not to mention the fact that telus/koodo will be shutting down their CDMA network in 2015.
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Adrien D wrote:

Someone claims to have done it http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2437512

From what I remember there are more than one model of the Photon Q out there and one uses a Sim card which is the one the person would be using in the link you posted and the one that you have that doesn't have a Sim card. The one you have like has already been stated will NOT work on any other carrier than the original carrier and there is absolutely NOTHING you can do to make it work at all. You should check out the moto G from Koodo its 10 times the phone the Photon is and you can get it free on a small tab or only $150 outright.
Adrien D wrote:

Someone claims to have done it http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2437512

There's only one Photon Q and it has a built-in non-removable SIM. The CDMA is what I'm trying to get working, as the phone is unlocked and I can modify it to accept SIM's as well.
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Adrien D wrote:

Someone claims to have done it http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2437512

If you can modify it then do so. You won't get the CDMA part working because it's not possible to unlock that part. It may however be possible to unlock the GSM part so start there. I'm assuming you'll need to solder a koodo sim into place at some point.

Without modification it will never work with koodo.

Good luck Edit: here ya go. But be warned Koodo nor I are responsible if you mess up your phone or burn down your house or pants. You do this at your risk. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=32616234
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Adrien D wrote:

Someone claims to have done it http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2437512

Why the heck would you go through the trouble of even trying to get a Photon Q working lol just buy a new phone like I suggested the Photon Q is a terrible phone its slow and outdated and half the apps in the Playstore won't even work on it man. Get the Moto G for $0 on a small tab or only $150 out of your pocket on prepaid and you'll have a phone that's fast has a beautiful 720p display and the newest version of android so you can get most of the apps in the playstore and you'll get the money out of your service your paying for.
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Adrien D wrote:

Someone claims to have done it http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2437512

Outdated or not, he already has it and free simply cannot be beaten in some cases.
Adrien D wrote:

Someone claims to have done it http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2437512

Outdated? I'm running 4.4.2. Both hardware and software are better than the Droid 4 which is the closest competitor with a kb. Plus I'm not a fan of 2/3yr contracts.
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Adrien D wrote:

Someone claims to have done it http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2437512

Good thing nobody has 3 year terms anymore and contracts are gone since everyone uses Device Balance/Tab system of some kind now.

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