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Groupie

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

The phones are all so called "universal " phones or ones that have the phone radio frequencies compatible with all the major networks including cdma/lte/gsm components. LTE with its sim has bridged the gap between cdma and gsm.  Older phones are often pure gsm or cdma or gsm/lte or cdma/lte but not all three. Those can't work on all four major US networks, Tmobile, Att, Sprint and Verizon.  Note, all features can't be guaranteed and you probably have to set your own mms/apn settings.

 

Non Sprint /Virgin phones that can work on Boost: Verizon (including MVNOs) iPhone 5, 5s, SE, 7 and 7 Plus
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile (including MVNOS) iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile (including MVNOS) Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (reflashing with Sprint software required)

 

Non domestic/intl/foreign ones not allowed.  How to use them and more faq about it right on the Boost mobile homesite: https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/bring-your-phone/

 

Also select Sprint and Virgin mobile devices allowed. List is here.  FAQ/Link on how it works direct Boostmobile site link below it. https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/support/faq/phones-devices/activate-a-sprint-phone/


Apple iPhone 5c 8GB
Apple iPhone 5s (16GB and 32GB only)
Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
HTC EVO 4G
HTC EVO Shift 4G
HTC Evo 3D
HTC Hero
LG 260 - White, Blue, Black, Green
LG G
LG G2
LG LX370
LG Lotus - Black, Red, Purple
LG Lotus Elite - Red, Black
LG Optimus S
LG Remarq
LG Rumor 2 - Blue, Orange, Black,
LG Rumor Touch
Samsung Epic 4G (AKA GS2)
Samsung Epic 4G Touch
Samsung Exclaim - Blueberry, Raspberry, White
Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB

Samsung Galaxy S III 32 GB
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Samsung Galaxy S4T
Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Instinct - Black, Pink, Black (Refresh),
Samsung Instinct s30 - Bronze, Graphite, Purple
Samsung Intercept
Samsung Moment
Samsung Note 2
Samsung Note 3

Samsung Note 4
Samsung Rant - Black, Red, Purple
Samsung Reclaim - Blue, Green, Grey
Samsung Restore - Blue, Green
Samsung SPH-M220
Samsung SPH-M240
Samsung SPH-M320
Samsung SPH-M330
Samsung SPH-M360
Samsung SPH-M520
Samsung Seek (Various Colors)
Sanyo Incognito
Sanyo Innuendo - Blue, Red, Black
Sanyo Mirro - SCP-3810
Sanyo SCP-2700 - Blue, Pink
Sanyo SCP-3200 - Blue, Black, Pink
Sanyo SCP-3800 - Blue, Black
Sanyo Taho
Sanyo Vero

 

 

Virgin mobile:

Kyocera Hydro Vibe (black)- KYC6725ABB
LG Optimus F3 (black) - LG720ABB
LG Volt (white)- LGLS740BBB
Samsung Galaxy Ring (blue) - SPHM840BBB
Samsung Galaxy S 5 (white) - SPHG900BBB
Samsung Galaxy S III - SPHL710ABB

 

https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/support/faq/phones-devices/activate-a-sprint-phone/

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Accomplice

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

Boost now accepts some devices from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile that includes iPhones.
Accomplice

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

Most phones do work on boost if you do have a phone call boost and do activation thru there or online and once you give meid # or what it ask it will tell you if phone is compatible or not
Accomplice

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM carriers. How could their devices work on boost and it's CDMA network?
Accomplice

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

How is that possible?
Accomplice

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

They can be compatible with most service providers but you can google or go to boost and it will show you what unlocked phones are compatible
Accomplice

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

There is a special process that will "reprogram" the compatibility of the devices coming from a different network.
Groupie

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

The phones are all so called "universal " phones or ones that have the phone radio frequencies compatible with all the major networks including cdma/lte/gsm components. LTE with its sim has bridged the gap between cdma and gsm.  Older phones are often pure gsm or cdma or gsm/lte or cdma/lte but not all three. Those can't work on all four major US networks, Tmobile, Att, Sprint and Verizon.  Note, all features can't be guaranteed and you probably have to set your own mms/apn settings.

 

Non Sprint /Virgin phones that can work on Boost: Verizon (including MVNOs) iPhone 5, 5s, SE, 7 and 7 Plus
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile (including MVNOS) iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile (including MVNOS) Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (reflashing with Sprint software required)

 

Non domestic/intl/foreign ones not allowed.  How to use them and more faq about it right on the Boost mobile homesite: https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/bring-your-phone/

 

Also select Sprint and Virgin mobile devices allowed. List is here.  FAQ/Link on how it works direct Boostmobile site link below it. https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/support/faq/phones-devices/activate-a-sprint-phone/


Apple iPhone 5c 8GB
Apple iPhone 5s (16GB and 32GB only)
Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
HTC EVO 4G
HTC EVO Shift 4G
HTC Evo 3D
HTC Hero
LG 260 - White, Blue, Black, Green
LG G
LG G2
LG LX370
LG Lotus - Black, Red, Purple
LG Lotus Elite - Red, Black
LG Optimus S
LG Remarq
LG Rumor 2 - Blue, Orange, Black,
LG Rumor Touch
Samsung Epic 4G (AKA GS2)
Samsung Epic 4G Touch
Samsung Exclaim - Blueberry, Raspberry, White
Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB

Samsung Galaxy S III 32 GB
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Samsung Galaxy S4T
Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Instinct - Black, Pink, Black (Refresh),
Samsung Instinct s30 - Bronze, Graphite, Purple
Samsung Intercept
Samsung Moment
Samsung Note 2
Samsung Note 3

Samsung Note 4
Samsung Rant - Black, Red, Purple
Samsung Reclaim - Blue, Green, Grey
Samsung Restore - Blue, Green
Samsung SPH-M220
Samsung SPH-M240
Samsung SPH-M320
Samsung SPH-M330
Samsung SPH-M360
Samsung SPH-M520
Samsung Seek (Various Colors)
Sanyo Incognito
Sanyo Innuendo - Blue, Red, Black
Sanyo Mirro - SCP-3810
Sanyo SCP-2700 - Blue, Pink
Sanyo SCP-3200 - Blue, Black, Pink
Sanyo SCP-3800 - Blue, Black
Sanyo Taho
Sanyo Vero

 

 

Virgin mobile:

Kyocera Hydro Vibe (black)- KYC6725ABB
LG Optimus F3 (black) - LG720ABB
LG Volt (white)- LGLS740BBB
Samsung Galaxy Ring (blue) - SPHM840BBB
Samsung Galaxy S 5 (white) - SPHG900BBB
Samsung Galaxy S III - SPHL710ABB

 

https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/support/faq/phones-devices/activate-a-sprint-phone/

Accomplice

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

Absolutely!
Groupie

Re: can unlocked phones be used with boost?

Boost told me they only do boost phone. However I would like to use a version phone on boost mobile