just touching base to thank all those who contribute to this forum, esp. deathtrip. Touch Pro working beautifully. setting up another one this week for gf. Can't believe what a good deal boost is, esp with free data and email!!
Why do beginner's always have all the luck? All the lurkers seem to get it on the first try. I'm trying to activate my second sprint phone, a blackberry 8330, and every single time I try, the rep says "This is a blackberry. I'm transferring to you to the blackberry department now." Facepalm. Hang Up. Repeat. I'm at 7 tries so far and no luck.
EDIT: 9th try's the charm... got it I got the msl, mdn, msid, but my msl doesn't work. I had him repeat it a million times, so I'm sure it's right... It says invalid password Yes I put the green send button at the end instead of last #, but it doesn't work
EDIT2: Kept calling back, figured out that the rep accidentally mis-entered my MEID (replaced an 8 with a 7), which is probably why my MSL doesn't work. I've called back another 3 times, every rep refuses to change it, saying that my correct meid is incompatible with their system. I'm getting frustrated... *sigh*
Edit3: I've gotten plenty of nice reps who try to enter it in, and will even try to enter my blackberry's MEID into their system. All of them said that the system returned an error, and the last one told me that her computer says my model phone is incompatible with the price plan. One of the other reps said that he's activated sprint phones before, but system won't accept mine. I'm so frustrated . My account is now apparently stuck on some sanyo juno which was attached to the incorrect meid. Master Deathtrip, as I have helped out numerous people after getting my first sprint phone (touch pro) working on boost, and I don't just take my new phone and run away, I am begging you to help me out with this one.
Last edited by spector1987; 07-10-2010 at 03:06 PM.
I'm going to say it probably doesn't work because the MEID is tied to a Sprint account. Call and verify with Sprint. If Sprint says it is clean, maybe I can try it for you? PM me your MEID and account details.
got 2nd Touch Pro registered via Iden to CDMA. Seems like the reps are asking more about what the brand is and saying they won't register a Sprint phone. Third try usually works though. I think the reps are more flexible at nights and on weekends. I had to scramble around yester to find another Touch locally - nice shape. Jerk on ebay sold me one that ESN was not clear and had balances due. He'll get what's coming to him.
Thanks again OP and Deathtrip - phones are great and so is the service!
Been off HoFo for quite a while, checking in to make sure I've got things figured out after reading several of the fab DT threads.
I currently have a phone on Boost Iden (an 8350i, not that it should matter). I am tired of the slow data rates and would like to switch to CDMA with an HTC Touch Pro 2.
Because I'm currently an actual Boost Iden customer I don't need to "borrow" anything to get started, correct?
Also, I'm assuming I'll be able to keep my current number (a must actually), I'll just lose the DC functionality that I haven't used in a couple years.
Any suggestions for where to get an HTC TP2 for a reasonable price? Prices on Fleabay seem a bit high, or maybe I'm just cheap. Used (in decent condition) is totally OK if the price is right.
How long (typically) does the swap from Iden to CDMA service take? The switch from Nextel to Boost was almost immediate (less than 5 minutes). I'm hoping Iden -> CDMA is similar, at least for phone service. Any thoughts?
Any other suggestions for making it as smooth as possible are greatly appreciated.
The swap is almost instant, but it can take a few days before the data/mms begin to work properly. This isn't always the case, just a precautionary statement.
You don't need anything but the Sprint phone in your hand to get going. Just call Boost, tell them you have a new phone and want to migrate from IDEN to CDMA.
You'll keep the same number (95% of the time) and you will lose DC as you know, but you will gain EVDO REV:A which is a must have heh.
Other than that, you have it down. Search Craigslist around your area and you might find someone with a good phone, cheap. You'll want someone you can meet in person, verify the ESN with Sprint, then pay for it.
This site is awesome. I'm a newb. I got a boost motorola I'm putting onto CDMA.
I've been reading all kinds of threads and the only thing I haven't found yet: does my Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 need to be unlocked to go onto boost? Or can it be locked?
The Windows Mobile Devices are very simple - just read the first post in this thread, and you'll be good to go. They aren't like GSM networks where things can be "locked" or "unlocked", it is just that some carriers will only support phones with ESNs from their database of "stamped" or "branded" phones. Sprint and Boost are almost one and the same, so they share an ESN library.