Sonim XP3 (XP3800)

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2 weeks 5 days ago #11 by KentE
Replied by KentE on topic Sonim XP3 (XP3800)

...There may be a hack to get around this (e.g. maybe it's possible to install AT&T-XP3 firmware on the Sprint-branded XP3), but I'm not really aware of one.
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Even if one can install new firmware, the IMEI would still not clear the whitelist check.  (AT&T still will see it as a Sprint XP3.)  If AT&T sweeps the system for whitelist checks on MVNOs, as they're currently doing on AT&T's self-owned providers, it would likely still get suspended.
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1 week 5 days ago #12 by bsammon
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I'm a little confused. What does "self-owned" mean here?

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1 week 5 days ago #13 by KentE
Replied by KentE on topic Sonim XP3 (XP3800)

I'm a little confused. What does "self-owned" mean here?

 

AT&T owns AT&T Prepaid of course, but they also own Cricket:  properly, Cricket is not an MVNO.  The AT&T corporate device restrictions (whitelist) have applied to Cricket just as they do to AT&T Postpaid.  At this point, AT&T hasn't forced MVNOs to apply the very restrictive whitelist system.  (We're just starting to see evidence that they might, with one Tracfone user reportedly receiving a warning about an AT&T network phone not on the whitelist.)

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1 week 5 days ago #14 by bsammon
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Ah... in short, "self-owned" means "ATT-owned".  got it.
 

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