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Old 06-30-2010, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know this has been talked about and asked a bunch of times, but could someone give me a clear-cut answer on whether it can work:

1. I understand that Sprint 8330 Curve is an CDMA phone and cannot work
on a IDEN network. However both Boost and MetroPCS have this exact
model and it is a CDMA.

2. Can this phone be unlocked or is this option only available to GSM
phones? If so, what is the best resource to get unlock code?

3. Does this phone have to be flashed to the new network? If so, how do I
do so? Also, explain what flashing is.

4. Do I need to include new service books or can the same be used?

5. What attributes/features [if any] will be lost? [i.e. BBM, MMS, etc.]

6. Which is the easiest to convert my Sprint 8330 Curve to Boost or
MetroPCS and why?

7. Please provide a clear cut [step-by-step] directions on how to convert
service providers.



Thank you so much for any input, hopefully it will put my [and anyone else's] questions finally to rest with this issue.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. No, not really since they operate on the iDen network.

2. Cannot be unlocked. Only GSM phones can be unlocked.

3. Cannot be done without bricking the phone or having the right toolz to do this.

4. Yup, if it can be done at all.

5. Don't know since it's most likely not possible.

6. There is no easy way, if at all.

7. Buy a phone from them, maybe???
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Boost has a CDMA network also.

Check out the Boost/MetroPCS forums on HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - HowardForums Home where people have done this.
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I have put many Sprint 8330's on Boost Mobile. You will not have BBM or Push Mail but it is a minor inconvenience. There are 3rd party apps to take their place. It is relatively easy, and can be done in about 10 minutes. Here is the link to the Boost CDMA subforum at HOFO, Boost CDMA. You will be able to get all of your questions answered and save yourself some $$ by doing it yourself.
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