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Unlock Boost for GSM outside US, but keep Boost in US?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Apex2, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Apex2

    Apex2 Lurker
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    I have a LG Stylo 2 (LGLS775) used in Boostmobile here in the US.

    I would like to unlock it to be used with GSM networks while traveling in Europe with a pre-paid SIM card.
    But I would NOT like to erase my Boostmobile account or CDMA use, since that is my preferred carrier in the USA.
    I would like to have the option to use the GSM network outside US with other SIM card, but being able to swicth back to CDMA and Boostmobile when returning from travels.

    Somebody else posted a link to his company and I want to hear if anybody used this service with succes?

    https://gsmzambia.com/lg-sprint

    They do have a disclaimer that my Stylo 2 will not be unlocked for US, which is fine, I only need to use GSM in Europe - BUT I must know for sure that it will still work on Boost in US after the unlock...Anyone done this scenario? Reason I'm a bit nervous about is that I chatted with a similar service I found on ebay and he couldn't guarantee it would still work on Boost and that he'd wipe all my Data on the phone ! No thx Sir !
     



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  2. db2_

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    Can we assume you've called Boost and asked them about it?
     
  3. Apex2

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    I started there and after much discussion they gave me something called MSL unlock code. After checking around the general opinion seemed to be that this code will do nothing to unlock the GSM part of the phone. So I went the route with GSM Zambia and he did unlock the GSM part it seems for outside US which is what I needed, have not yet been able to fully test since I'm still not on the trip. However, the issue is now that I have lost the Data portion on the phone here in the US, calls and text work but no internet. Still trying to find a solution with the help of GSM Zambia, trying a reset...
     
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  5. Apex2

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    APN settings were not showing up in the settings menus. Finally what took car of my issues was a factory reset, now all is working a OK again. Also after the factory reset the APN settings showed up in menu. Not sure if there would be any benefit at this point to do the APN settings since all is working, does it optimize the phone more even though it's working now? Big thanks to GSM Zambia, who was very helpful and refused to give until everything was resolved. :)
     
  6. db2_

    db2_ Newbie

    If it's working best to leave well enough alone I think. Glad you got it worked out.
     

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The LG Stylo 2 release date was April 2016. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 410 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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