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Net10 using US Cellular network?

acr 5,697 14,346 June 29, 2016 at 01:31 PM
I am specifically needing a mvno for US Cellular and it looks like Net10 is the only one available in my area. But how can I tell if Net10 is using US Cellular as opposed to some other network?

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I'm not sure you'll be able to tell, but if it's a CDMA phone the odds are decent.

TracFone / Net 10 use att, t-mobile, verizon, and sprint generally. I wasn't aware of them using US cellular, but I'm not in a market where US Cellular has service. Generally you're much better off doing BYOP with tracfone if you want a phone with software that's been updated in the last 3 years. The BYOP program is generally AT&T and Verizon.

You might have to try the verizon byop sim and chat with customer service to get them to send you a US Cell sim (if they exist).

Generally one way people id what carriers particular phones or zip codes support is by scrutinizing part of the url on those pages eg:
/tracfone/Start.do?action=view&zip=*****&locale=en&siteType=TR&market=COGSM5&gotoPhonelist=true&productFamily=Phones

You can find a breakdown of this on howard forums, but iirc:
GSM4 = AT&T
GSM5 = T-Mobile
CO = Verizon
S = sprint not shown here

Phones sold locally vary depending on location and retailer. Online the best bet is to find a zip code that only has service from the carrier you want, but then you're stuck with a crap phone (sim locked).

TracFone et.al. try to get people to use whatever carrier costs them less in a particular market. IDK, tracfone verizon phones/sims might all work on US Cellular.

Wikipedia says TracFone works on US Cellular on "Non Android feature phones only"
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Last edited by jkee July 22, 2016 at 03:23 PM
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Google's Project Fi, just added US cellular.

http://www.slashgear.com/project-...-28446157/This is probably the best option. WiFi failover too
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Last edited by jkee June 29, 2016 at 03:11 PM
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