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what phone(s) could i purchase to have programmed to run as Boost?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Droid7, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Droid7

    Droid7 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I want to know what phones I could purchase and have unlocked n programmed to run on Boost service? And if anyone knows of where I could go n get that done..thank u
     


  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Probably a GSM phone so something tmobile or AT&T (edit: mea culpa, they are CDMA, not sure why I thought they were GSM)


    I would call them if I were you though and ask what are the compatible 3G Android phones. Or at least find out the spectrum they use for 3G/2G/etc.

    This way you can be 100% sure that you get the right device.

    hth :)
     
  3. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Boost is owned by sprint, they use CDMA and iDEN.

    Seeing as they are owned by sprint you may be able to get a sprint phone flashed over to them or a VZW phone but that is less likely.
     
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  4. Droid7

    Droid7 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This is to Yeahha..so if I'm understanding correctly, as long as the phone runs on CDMA or iDEN I should be good to go?
     
  5. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    No. It's not a simple process. But I've seen somewhere on the interwebz where people made it so a Droid X from Verizon could be used on Boost or Cricket. But it's a very technical process using CDMA workshop and you have a chance of bricking the phone and running into a lot of problems.

    But yes, in theory, you should be able to take a phone from Sprint or Verizon and make it work with Boost. But again, it is risky and there's a lot of technical information you have to read over. I don't think any carrier will do this for you. But you can always ask Boost's customer service.
     
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  6. Droid7

    Droid7 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I most definitely understand it is a process and a half. I wouldn't be doing it myself. That's the second part of my thread, does anyone know where or who to take it to?
     
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