1. No, there is basically a 100% chance that a Sprint phone might work. If you follow the procedure as outlined in the "Beginners" thread in the stickies you will have a nice Sprint phone on Boost CDMA.Originally Posted by Duliana
2. On Ebay used Sprint phones start at around $65 (Vogue,) then around $75 (HTC Mogul,) then around $85 (Samsung Intrepid) then about $125 for HTC Diamond and Touch Pro. Around $280 to $310 for Touch Pro 2.
3. On ST the Samsung Finesse sucks because to be skimpy on the data usage they disabled the ability for streaming of any kind. So, no video streaming (Youtube is out) and no music streaming. Sure, you can browse web sites, but without streaming you only get part of the web experience. With Boost CDMA it is all opened up.
4. You can use Sprint Navigation for free as your GPS service. Works great. Also, with WinMo devices you have access to a huge number of apps, most free, while the Samsung Finesse with its proprietary operating system restricts you tremendously. You probably will find therefore that your ability to tether or use decent GPS programs for free will be serverely cut down.
5. You can bring your monthly Boostmobile cost down by signing up for autoreboost (meaning, instead of you paying at the end of each monthly cycle manually you let them withdraw the funds from a credit card or bank account instead.) For doing that you get a $20 credit posted on your account and from then on a $2 credit added each month. That brings your effective monthly cost per month (for the first year of service) down to $46.33.