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Sprint phones may be welcome on Boost Mobile very soon

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Sprint phones may be welcome on Boost Mobile very soon
According to rumors originating from the XDA Developers community, it will soon be possible to activate Sprint phones on the carrier's 2-year-old subsidiary, Boost Mobile. Word comes from one particular user who provided an image of a flyer promoting the allegedly upcoming service. He further adds that only 15 of Sprint's current handsets will be eligible for activation on Boost, after which new devices will be gradually added on the list. 

Sprint phones may be welcome on Boost Mobile very soon
It is worth noting that technically, it is already possible to bring a Sprint phone to Boost Mobile and there are more than one ways to do that. However, the process is not exactly as straightforward as one might wish, as we found out after a quick online search. Apparently, it does not work with any handset, and it also requires a fair amount of cooperation on the service provider's side. But most importantly, activating Sprint handsets on Boost appears to be a business as well, and perhaps the carrier is aiming to kill it.

At this time, we have no clue as to when Sprint will officially start allowing the transferring of its devices to Boost Mobile. Which devices will be eligible for the service is not clear as well, but we sure hope that they don't belong to the kind pictured on the flyer.

In case you are wondering, here is what the fine print reads:

Activation may require payment of activation fee. Only select non-Boost branded or configured devices are eligible for activation. Service limitations: Only voice, data, and SMS text messaging services are available while activated on Boost; other services including but not limited to MMS and/or other non-Boost specific or configured applications may not function or be available. Other restrictions and exclusions apply. See store representative or in-store materials for details.


source: XDA Developers via Android Authority

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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 06:40

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


"Which devices will be eligible for the service is not clear as well, but we sure hope that they don't belong to the kind pictured on the flyer."

LOOOL lets hope they're not that foolish because mostly everyone one would care less to activate those phones

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 07:27

2. DonkeySauce (Posts: 160; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


Odd, I have a hard time believing Sprint would publish an add with 4 year old phones.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 07:44

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


why not? Sprint is cheap and rather keep there best on there network only.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:20

5. BREvenson (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 May 2012)


If they're going to let people put Sprint phones on Boost, they should start with phones that came out no later than 2 /12 years ago. The original EVO and Epic would be a good start, then phones like the Photon, EVO 3D, and other mid-to-high end smartphones could follow. Of course, we won't be seeing the S III or the EVO 4G LTE on there anytime soon, but it will at least add support to Boost's somewhat respectable repertoire.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:05 1

6. NestorCampos89 (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


Boost Mobile ISN'T 2 YEARS OLD! It's like 12 Years!, I really hope that this isn't a start of Sprint eliminating Boost Mobile and rebranding it "Sprint Prepaid" or something like that, I like/love Boost Mobile and I hope they're around forever!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:13

7. NestorCampos89 (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


I also think that the iPhone 5 would be a hit with this service offering!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 11:19 1

8. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


Well I live in LA and I kno a guy in east LA that has been doin that for years activating sprint phones on boost I seen that he made a sprint galaxy s2 and iPhone 4s from sprint work on boost with data working on both phones how he did it I dnt know all I kno is he charges 60 bucks.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 12:16

9. NestorCampos89 (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


That's what's upm keep it real G! lol

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 12:44

10. nycezwl (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


No iPhones or Blackberry 100%.
I'm a boost mobile authorized dealer and i tried to see if it works.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 18:11

11. warrenellis93 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


i hope the galaxy s2 is one that will be allowed, its cheaper to get a sprint version on ebay than getting the boost version

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:00

12. lsutigers (Posts: 759; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


I wonder if this will apply to Virgin Mobile as well??

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 00:03

13. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


All I hope for is Boost Mobile stays Boost Mobile

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 13:42

14. beefguy (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Ok... I just spoke to a customer service rep with boost and got some good news! After the christmas this year. 2012....I mean 12/26/2012, all sprint phones will be able to be used on boost. Just a little inside info. 100% true

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