1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support How to activate Boost Kyocera Hydro with Sprint?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ccwarm, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. ccwarm

    ccwarm Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2014

    Mar 10, 2014
    1
    0
    5
    Please help. My Sprint phone is having some problems and I won't be able to upgrade until November. I bought this Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro thinking I can activate it with Sprint. Unfortunately, no luck so far.

    I've done a little research so far, and unlocked my mls on the phone. What's next I need to do in order to be able to activate it with Sprint service?

    Thanks a lot~~
     

    Advertisement

  2. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    2,190
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009

    You don't unfortunately. The MEID is not on Sprint's list, and you can't activate it. You can't buy a phone from one of Sprint's MVNO's and activate it on Sprint. This isn't GSM where you can unlock it and pop in a SIM from any carrier. So you essentially bought a wifi device unless you activate it on Boost. There are a ton of phones you can pick up cheap off of craigslist. Pick up an S2, maybe even a Galaxy Victory (not on Virgin). You might find an LG Mach for $50 or so. Just don't get something branded for Boost or Virgin. The hydro is a cool little phone though. Tough to beat for anything but a phone for $10.
     
  3. luis32744

    luis32744 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    34
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2014

    Mar 14, 2014
    34
    5
    16
    Male
    Sales/Tech/Android Enthusiast
    North Carolina
    Avoid all the headache and either go on eBay or craigslist. I suggest craigslist since you can meet the person who is selling the phone face to face and call sprint to make sure you can activate it on your account.
     

Share This Page

Loading...