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Can I use a MetroPCS Huawei Ascend with Sprint?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by valenkim, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. valenkim

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    My bf's dropped his phone and it no longer works. He isnt eligible for an upgrade with Sprint until next month. I have a MetroPCS Huawei Ascend phone (which is an android phone) that I am no longer using.

    Is there a way he can use my Metro Huawei Ascend on the Sprint network? And if so, what steps do I need to follow?

    Any help is greatly appreciated. :)

    Kimberly
     

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    No, you can only use a Sprint branded phone on the Sprint network. The Sprint phone needs to have a clean ESN (meaning it was never reported stolen, locked to someone's account because of none-payment, etc).

    Your boyfriend's best bet is to reactivate a prior Sprint phone, or to buy a cheap one off Craigslist or eBay. But he needs to make sure to activate it on his account first before he pays for it, to ensure it has a clean ESN.
     

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