LG G8

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Groupie

LG G8

Does anyone know if I can buy a LG G8 and have it work on boost mobile?

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Agent

Re: LG G8

Hello. In order to verify if an unlocked device is compatible with us, you can use the MEID with the device identifier online here.

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Groupie

Re: LG G8

so I have to buy the phone first to see if it will work .. that does not make any since.
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Groupie

Re: LG G8

Make sure it is CDMA Unlocked.  Or a Sprint phone.  If it is a Sprint phone - it MAY be possible for it to be Re-SKUed to work with Boost.

 

Unfortunately, there is no way to tell for certain unless you are able to attain the IMEI of the device. And even then - I've seen a phone that could work with Boost, but was still carrier locked and not able to work with Boost.

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Groupie

Re: LG G8

Clearly they're making it hard for anyone to use the phones they want. They're whole process is backwards
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Accomplice

Re: LG G8

My unlocked LG G8 ThinQ activated for me here on Boost. I have the Amazon version.

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Newbie

Re: LG G8

I activated a Sprint LG8 ThinQ on Boost.  I had to have them send me a SIM card though, SIMOLW416TQ.  After that, activation went smoothly.  Definitely a great phone, worth the extra effort.

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Enthusiast

Re: LG G8

Did you go in store to get this done?

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Newbie

Re: LG G8

No, I called support because the SIM card I had wasn't working. Once they sent me the right card, I did the swap online.
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Groupie

Re: LG G8

A store will do it for you, if you get one that works with Boost. (Unlocked or a Sprint one that can work.) If they have the right sim. There may be an activation/set up fee.