1. coolhand297's Avatar
    I am trying to get my Sprint 9650 on Boost Mobile has anyone tried this? Is it possible that it will work? Both companies work of the same CDMA towers and Boost is actually owned by Sprint so in theory this should work. Maybe I am wrong. I am not new to BB I have had one since they came out I have just not tried to hack one ever.
    06-18-10 03:10 PM
  2. thepreciousone's Avatar
    You can't. If i am correct, boost mobile is iDen, not Cdma.
    06-18-10 03:53 PM
  3. coolhand297's Avatar
    As I stated earlier Boost is running of Sprints towers now and they offer both IDEN and CDMA they are also selling CDMA 8330 BBs.
    06-18-10 04:01 PM
  4. arcin220's Avatar
    But Sprint would have to allow the 9650 to use that part of the network, I doubt they will allow it otherwise a lot of people would jump ship and go with their pre-paid. It is possible in theory but I'm 99.9% sure it isn't possible in reality.
    06-18-10 04:27 PM
  5. papped's Avatar
    The problem of using of a cell phone from one CDMA carrier on another CDMA carrier isn't the towers. It's activating the ESN on the other carrier, which generally speaking they do not do...

    Even though they're owned by Sprint that basically means nothing in terms of doing this. Otherwise they might as well just integrate Boosts plan pricing into Sprint's plans, which they aren't doing.
    06-18-10 04:31 PM
  6. coolhand297's Avatar
    Now that is something I did not think of. I figured they would rather let you hook your phone up to their network than loose you to Metro who will hook the phone up to their network.
    Last edited by coolhand297; 06-18-10 at 04:57 PM.
    06-18-10 04:49 PM
  7. coolhand297's Avatar
    Does anyone know of some sort of hack or something for this phone to get it to work, I know a few people running them on Metro PCS. There has to be something.
    06-18-10 07:10 PM
  8. papped's Avatar
    Ask Boost if they will activate Sprint phones. If not there is nothing you can do. It only works on Metro because Metro is willing to activate non-Metro phones.
    06-18-10 07:20 PM
  9. coolhand297's Avatar
    Thanks papped
    06-18-10 08:01 PM