Initially, the option will be available for 15 Sprint handsets
It appears that Sprint customers will soon be able to activate their CDMA handsets at Boost Mobile. Although the information has yet to be confirmed by Sprint’s subsidiary, there’s a high chance that this will happen in the next few days.XDA forum user jewfish managed to get his hands on a Boost Mobile flyer that confirms the upcoming availability of the service.
Moreover, he also adds the new option will only be available for 15 Sprint handsets, but additional models will be added in the future.
For the time being, Boost Mobile unofficially offers Sprint customers the possibility to activate their handsets with its plans, but only a few mobile phones are supported and not always the carrier’s reps are willing to do it.
According to this flyer, this is about to change once Sprint’s subsidiary, Boost Mobile will announce the availability of the new service.
“Activation may require payment of activation fee. Only select non-Boost branded or configured devices are eligible for activation. Service limitations: Only voice, data, and SMS text messaging services are available while activated on Boost; other services including but not limited to MMS and/or other non-Boost specific or configured applications may not function or be available. Other restrictions and exclusions apply. See store representative or in-store materials for details,” reads the flyer.
So far, we’ve been unable to learn which devices will be among the first batch of 15 handsets supported by the new service, but we expect more details to emerge in the following days.
Unfortunately, the flyer shows some old phones like Samsung Prevail, which many customers would not care to activate on Boost Mobile’s network, though this might not be the final ad.
We doubt Sprint’s latest smartphones will be in the first 15 handsets that customers will be able to activate with Boost Mobile, but anything is possible, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.