Thanks for taking the time to provide some clear feedback, @jasonk.8mqiz6. I’m glad you were able to determine a workaround that solved your coverage needs.
Some of the phones we support do not support a CDMA SIM card. Sometimes phones bought second-hand, even those with the correct hardware, are carrier-locked against CDMA activation. Some phones still require a back-end process to pair the phone and the SIM card. There are many reasons we can’t yet support CDMA for BYOP as easily as we do our GSM SIM card.
To your point, though, our current “no BYOP soup” approach for those in a poor GSM coverage area may be turning away potential new members. I’ll bring the matter up and see what might be done for those willing to take additional steps to bring their own phone to a CDMA-only coverage area.