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    Can an unlocked Verizon iphone 5/5c/5s be used on Boost mobile?

    Does the byod for Boost mobile cover unlocked Verizon cdma iPhone 5/5s/5c?
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    Unless the phone supports VOLTE, I doubt they will activate it. Those models do not support VOLTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fonezfonz View Post
    Does the byod for Boost mobile cover unlocked Verizon cdma iPhone 5/5s/5c? Thanks.
    see here - https://community.boostmobile.com/t5...oost/td-p/3936

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    Quote Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    Keep in mind that the question in that link was dated December 2016. Best bet would be to contact Boost Mobile directly to clarify/confirm.

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    I can confirm that the 5s does not support VOLTE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    Best bet would be to contact Boost Mobile directly to clarify/confirm.
    It's hard to tell what the rules are now after the Sprint-T-Mobile merger. Boost is an orphan in limbo right now. I have not seen anything about Sprint not allowing activations with non-VoLTE phones.

    No iPhone 5 ever had VoLTE. It was locked out by Apple because the protocols were not settled yet at the time. The 6s and SE are capable.

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    those model's could be used in the past and i believe they still can be

    but, the hard part is to find a dealer who understands and is knowledgable about BYOD phones to boost, most simply avoid it because of the complexity. when you do find the right dealer they will need to open a request to 're-SKU' the IMEI/MEID into the boost mobile database also the BYOD SIM kits they have may not cover those particular handsets and at least in the past the process in that case was the phone would have to be activated in the system without a working SIM and the SIM would than be mailed directly to you, alternately you may be able to get a SIM from an apple store ahead of time.

    for a time sprint(and boost, virgin, sprint MVNO's) used unique SIMs in different handset models, the universal BYOD kits are only for phones newer than the ones you are talking about.

    honestly newer model iPhone's like the SE and 6s can be found cheap these days and would be a much better phone including being able to run current versions of iOS and therefore have fewer app compatibility issues.

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