Fri, Nov 19, 2021 8:23 PM

Question about upgrading phone for Christmas

Hi. We are a family of 4 and we are all on a Boost family plan. I have a question however. I am planning on upgrading my son's phone for Christmas (so he can have a new phone). How would I go about him not knowing that I did? Would I buy it at the Boost store, and if I did that would I have to hook up service on it right away? Since I want this to be a surprise, getting it hooked up right away wouldn't work since he'd know I did obviously, because his current phone would no longer work and the service would be applied to the new one. 

How about if I buy it online through Boost Mobile, my same question applies. Could I hold on, on getting service for it? Or would I have to do it right away? Basically, I am trying to figure out how to upgrade his phone by surprise without him knowing it. Thanks.

Accepted Solution

Boost Care


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14 d ago

Hello @hera3d! You can purchase a phone in the store or on boostmobile.com without having to activate it. 

2 Messages

@Ojay76 okay! Thank you so much for your help.

Boost Care


906 Messages

@hera3d Your welcome! Happy Holidays!

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2 d ago

Hey there! Happy holidays everyone :)