Yes, you can. You would need to find a phone repair store or something to that effect for them to unlock it. I am very concerned about the information the Sprint Agents are giving. For sprint to allow you guys to tell customers this is illegal and false. You can unlock any phone, the determination on whether you can use it with a particular carrier depends on the type of cell service that carrier has. Boost and Sprint share the same cell service, therefore a Sprint phone will work with Boost service and vice versa. The programming on the phone itself is what has to be changed/unlocked so that when you use your phone it will accept the commands of your service provider. Shame on you all for lying to people.
Sprint has clarified after the initial press release that BYOSD cannot be used on Virgin Mobile or Boost, their press release did not note what carriers would allow it, a lot of blogs/sites assumed Virgin and Boost would like the one you have posted, but they were incorrect.
Here are some of the carriers you can take your Sprint device to;
I have also had Sprint for ten years. I am ready to switch but it doesn't seem like I can take my phone with me. I am very frustrated that new customers are rewarded by paying a lower price for the same plan that I have! Not to mention that the pricing seems off and I downgraded to a less expensive plan; only to have the taxes and extra charges put me right back where I started.
I currently have the everything data plan. I used to have the simply everything plan. Today I spoke with someone on the phone who gave me a very bad attitude as soon as I mentioned switching plans and possibly switching companies. I explained that I don't really talk on the phone and, because I work all day, my talking and texting is limited. The only thing I really use is data. There doesn't seem to be a plan that suits those needs.
YOU CAN TAKE YOUR CURRENT PHONE YOU HAVE WITH SPRINT TO BOOST. All the replys you are getting here are from a Sprint Rep, they are told to advise you that you will have to get a new device and whatever else to detour you from going to a different provider. Boost is NOT a prepaid phone service, though they do offer those types of service. In reality you prepay for your phone services with any company; remember your first bill has the 1st month prorated plus your next month service added that is why it is always hirer. So do not be afraid of these words "pre-paid" plans. Remember Sprint "contracts" with Boost. They get paid by Boost to use their network. So either way they have your business, just DO NOT be trapped into another 2 year contract with Sprint so you can get a cool phone which may have originally cost you $300-400, in the long run you will have still paid close to $200 for the phone on an upgrade plus locked into another 2 year contract and by the end of that a contract lets say you are on a share plan in which your monthly bill runs for example $200 you will have paid $4800 in phone service plus remember the $200 per phone for a total of $5200 when all is paid and contracts done. Now lets compare this to Boost; phones adv. $200, phone service adv. $45 (taken in consideration shrinking payment for loyal customer)= $2560 for 2 years that is a savings of $2640. This all being said it is obvious I made the switch. Oh and by the way I still have my great everything unlimited data coverage through Boost thanks Sprint
You're correct in saying that Boost is a subsidiary of Sprint. We're thrilled to hear that you are satisfied with Boost. There are benefits to post paid Sprint service that people appreciate having the convenience of (ex. roaming, robust customer service, retail stores, repair centers, etc....). Not every Sprint phone can be used on Boost. We implore anyone who is considering this to consult with a Boost representative in regards to device compatibility.
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thnx for your post... but id like to have more specifics. what phone did u have on sprint that now works with a boost account? who made the changes? ie. was it in a boost store, radio shack, best buy? did u keep the same number?
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The HTC PH44100 is the Evo Design 4G but that's not the model number for the Sprint variant. The model designed for Sprint is HTC APC715. 3rd parties will not be able to activate a device from a different carrier. I suggest speaking with Boost directly in regards to this.
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