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  1. excav8ter

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    Hey everyone, I have a friend who is on Boost currently, but has a crappy phone. Can I give her my old Epic 4g from Sprint? Can it be used on a Boost account?

    Thank you.
     

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    It won't work, Boost systems will just reject it and say it's an invalid MEID/DEC.

    Only way to put it on a Boost Account is to flash it to a Boost Phone MEID/DEC...and that you probably don't want to do.
     
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    There was a post around here that had a list of all the compatible Sprint phones to be used on boost and I think the epic 4g was in the list I'm not completely sure though
     
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    Here is the post. Epic 4G is not on it.
     
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    Ahhh well I was wrong then
     
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    I think she should try and really lay it on thick. No job can't afford to buy a phone, the existing one no longer works and so on. Since it is a sprint phone it should be in their system since they are using sprint back end hardware. They can add it if they want. You have nothing to lose. If it doesn't work then it doesn't if it does then boost keeps a customer. Not that she was planning to leave...
     
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    It won't work........
     
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    It is not in the system. It is in Sprint's system, but not in Boost's System.

    And I am not relating it to the network, that is a different entity from each companies internal systems.
     
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    Sorry, they wont add it - Sprints rules.

    If she is open to switching carriers check out Ting, they also use Sprint and you can BYOD your Epic 4G to them. They bill based on usage so unless she's a high end user Ting can be pretty cheap - I've never had a bill over $35. Clicking the link in my previous posts signature will save you $25 off when you sign up (or to make it easier, here is the link).
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I also have an S4 I could give her.... will the S4 work on Boost? Or should I just buy her a phone?
     
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    If the S4 is from Boost - yes. But not if it's from any other carrier, including Sprint.
     
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    You have to use a phone from Boost Mobile.
     

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