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Changing carriers but keeping your device with CDMA devices can be troublesome. On GSM, it’s relatively easy and requires only that you get your unlock code. Then pop in a SIM card and you’re done. With CDMA, it requires reprogramming the phone. Not all ways of doing so are legal either. Boost Mobile may be helping Sprint customers with that sometime in the near future.

XDA-Developers Member jewfish posted a teaser thread about Boost Mobile and a possible future promotion. It would allow Sprint customers to flash their phones to Boost Mobile’s service, which Boost would help with. This would allow those interested to switch their phones to Boost or buy a Sprint phone and have it activated on Boost.

Upon request, jewfish provided me with a photo of the future promotion. The one above has seen some Photoshop action, but the unaltered one can be found here. There are some troubling things about the photo, though. For instance, one would think that Boost Mobile would want to put the more capable Sprint phones in the picture. Phones such as the HTC EVO 3D, Samsung Epic 4G Touch, or other WiMAX enabled devices that would work well on Boost’s WiMAX 4G network.

If true, what are the benefits of Boost Mobile’s promotion?

The important thing is the legality and the price. There are a variety of methods out there to switch CDMA devices to other carriers. Some of them are perfectly legal and okay. Others, however, are not legal. Not every guide tells you which is which. With this promotion you can be sure you’re not going to get in trouble for doing something wrong.

Additionally, the services out there that will do it for you would go extinct. These methods are usually completely legal, but can run anywhere from $25-$50 to flash your phone to Boost Mobile.

This is only a rumor right now, so of course there is the usual amount of skepticism. However, if it does pan out, things could get a lot more exciting for Boost Mobile customers who want Sprint phones or Sprint customers who want a change. Do you think this will actually happen? Let us know in the comments.

Joe Hindy
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  • rsanchez1

    If it’s true, I hope they do allow the higher-end Sprint phones and have some wimax.

  • Lili

    I work for boost, i think this would be a great idea.. Boost does not have that much of variety of phones like sprint. Boost is part of sprint and we use there towers anyway, so why not there phone!

  • QuelloCellSeller

    This is very true and coming, I work for Boost Mobile and we all got those pads in our latest updates this month and have been asked by Sprint to hold them back until it’s made official.

  • bos986

    This is true and it starts today. I just got a Samsung Galaxy S II on boost with out getting it flashed over.

    • mike

      I just went today to try and get my samsung s2 epic touch and they said not yet….is this what you have and you didnt have any problems?

    • mercenary76

      how did you do it ? i went to a store and they would not do it . said that the computer would not allow it .

    • Mary

      What if u have a contract phone with sprint can u still do that

  • mike

    I have read there are limitations of usage with the phones though! I have a Samsung S2 epic touch and they said today when try to switch over that this phone is not open or ready for this offer yet!

  • TMA

    I work for a boost mobile store and i guess to summarize whats going on with the phones being added to sprint is that even tho we are sprints prepaid service we need to wait until sprint releases the ESN’s/DEC numbers completely because theyre not just going to allow a customer to put their phone onto boost if they have an outstanding balance thats why they are a contract service and one stipulation is that if you use their phone and dont pay on your two years service they have every right to blacklist that esn/dec technically the phone isnt yours until that balance is paid (one major factor lol) the other part is they want to make sure that the androids that are offered on the 4g wimax are going to be fully functional on the boost end yes theyre the same company but the sprint phones that were sold on sprint were orgininally made to read on sprint and they want to make sure that boost can handle these handsets…(well this is my understanding from my sprint rep.)

    • skidoo

      Would my s3 l710 be able to use boosts prepay plans

  • Timothy

    You can’t bring your smart phone like your evo or galaxy device to boost mobile, BUT, you can flash it over check out if your looking for a full guide to flash any Samsung Galaxy device to boost mobile… it has full hd video guide, the software tools and everything you need is included! 64 bit support, Mac support, MMS (pic texts) enabled, free WiFi hotspot, etc.

  • kujo

    Awesome I would love to switch from sprint l710 to prepaid and it not be rooted