I am very happy to report that with my donor Vero phone, I have 3G data up and running along with voice. I didn't try text but it should work as usual. I did this with all free software -- cdma workshop demo + DFS + QXDM + QPST is all you need and a little bit of patience.
The process is exactly like EVO 3D. Please let me know if I can help anyone to get it going for them. In the meantime, please do let me know if you have a Vero I can purchase for my other lines [I need two more].