Iphone 4 unlock for Boost Mobile

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  1. KMD

    KMD New Member

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    Ok so I’m going to buy an IPhone 4 that’s jail broken so I can unlock it for boost mobile. Now I know different carriers use CDMA and GSM. Since sprint has the iPhone do I have to find one so I can unlock it for boost or can I use any carrier? Also to unlock it for boost what all will I need? The threads I’ve read have not been too specific and I don’t want to be unprepared. I currently have the Samsung Prevail through boost. Thanks in advance for any help!!!!
     
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    Unfortunately, what you are trying to accomplish isn't possible. Boost Mobile is a CDMA wireless carrier... which means it doesn't use Sim cards. Only GSM (Sim card) iPhones can be user Unlocked for use on different GSM carriers.
     
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    Boost mobile does use sim cards in some phones though. Thats one of the items I believe I'm going to have to purchase
     
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    Ahh ok... from the quick lookup I did on Boost Mobile in the US all I found was that it's a CDMA carrier. If it is a compatible GSM carrier as well... then it should work just fine. You'll just have to make sure your APN settings are correct to use data and MMS over their network w/ the iPhone.
     
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    Also, Sprint is only available w/ the 4S... not the iPhone 4. So you'll need to be on the lookout for an At&t iPhone 4 with an Unlockable Baseband.
     
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    Surprisingly at&t is easier to find lol, that must be why! So it would work to buy any carrier not just sprint(if it were available)? Also, if I buy a plain one would I need service on it before I can jailbreak it and then unlock it then switch to boost?
     
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    Well... you're not going to find a Sprint iPhone 4 because they don't exist. LOL!! You're only going to find an iPhone 4 for At&t and Verizon. Definitely use an At&t iPhone 4... and you won't need to worry about having service activated on it. Just purchasea cheapo Go-Phone sim to get past the activation process then you're good to go.
     
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    Ok so just buy both sim cards, nice! With android your contacts are synced with your gmail account and once I get my iphone I plan on deleting my gmail and strictly use my hotmail, any ideas on easy contact transfers?
     
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    I did look at Sprint's website... you are correct. Sprint does offer the iPhone 4. Sorry if that created any confusion. :-(
     
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    I am looking for a 32g though, I plan on switching my ipod to it to.
     
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    Once you have your iPhone sync it w/ your Gmail account to aquire those contacts. Then... unallocate the Gmail account from iTune and sync your iPhone w/ your Hotmail account.
     
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    AWESOME! Thank you guys so much, you don't understand how much I appreciate all your help. The Iphone forums link will be added to my facebook in dedication to you! Thanks again!
     
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    Not a problem!! Let us know how it works out and what kind of pricing you get using your iPhone on Boost.
     
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    I have a friend that recently got a 4S GSM activated on Boost. He pays $45 a month for their unlimited plan. Upon further inspection of the phone, the sales clerk in the store jail broke and unlocked it. Then sold him the phone.
     
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    $45/mo is pretty good!! I believe that's what a coulpe of our members are paying on Straight Talk as well for Unlimited. Did your friend purchase it a Carrier store or Apple store?
     

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