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S5 active to Boost mobile activation: will it work?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Connor C, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Connor C

    Connor C Lurker
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    Here is my situation.
    I had a prepaid monthly phone (moto G 1st Gen) with Boost mobile. Now that I lost it I am looking to get a samsung galaxy S5 active, but I want to keep my original phone number! Is there a way I can buy an S5 active online (say ebay or amazon) and go into my boost mobile store and have them activate my number onto that phone? What do I need? Does the phone I buy have to be "prepaid?" Do I have to buy it as an "unlocked" or "boost" samsung s5 active? Do I need an SD card?

    I have a hard time believing any cell phone carrier personel because they all tell me that I have to buy their phone from their store, and I know thats not how it works because I have worked the system a bit before.

    But overall is it possible to get a used S5 active and activate it with boost AND get my old number? I don't think I had a Gmail set up so I lost all my contacts.

    Anyway Thank you so much! I don't want to buy an expensive phone and have it not work.

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  2. Jfalls63

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  3. Connor C

    Connor C Lurker
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    Shoot! Thank you so much for the reply and the website! It will help a ton!
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  4. Jfalls63

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    Unless you just wanted to stay with Boost Mobile you should be able to take your current number with you to a different Carrier. I've had the same number for over 10 years,originally Verizon, and have changed carrier's numerous times and kept the number. I had bought my S5 Active unlocked from Amazon and used it with Straight Talk with a AT&T compatible Sim .

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Forum

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active release date was May 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.1" inch screen, 16MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2800mAh battery.

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