Boost Mobile offers prepaid wireless service plans on the nationwide Sprint 4G LTE network, which means your Sprint phone is already compatible with Boost Mobile’s network. Flashing your Sprint phone to Boost isn’t necessary; however, you must activate your Sprint phone for use with Boost Mobile at the nearest Boost Mobile retail store or online on the Boost Mobile website.
Visiting a Boost Mobile Store
Verify your Sprint phone is listed under “Which Sprint phones can I use on Boost?
https://www5.boostmobile.com/#!/support/faq/phones-devices/activate-a-sprint-phone/. Although Boost Mobile uses Sprint’s network, not all Sprint phones are eligible for prepaid service with Boost Mobile.
Navigate to the Boost Store Locator page at http://www.boostmobile.com/stores/.
Enter your five-digit zip code, then click “Find.
The page will refresh to display a list of Boost Mobile stores in your area.
Visit the nearest Boost Mobile store to speak to a Boost representative.
- Avoid visiting national retail stores such as Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, since these locations do not have the ability to activate Sprint phones for Boost Mobile.
Inform the representative that you want to use your Sprint phone with Boost Mobile.
Provide the representative with the information required to activate your Sprint phone.
You may be asked to provide your account details and the electronic serial number (ESN) on your Sprint phone. The ESN is normally located on a sticker inside the battery compartment or on the back of your phone.
Wait for the Boost Mobile representative to activate your Sprint phone.
If you are a new Boost customer, you may be charged a $10 activation fee to use your Sprint phone on a new Boost account. The process only takes minutes to complete, and your Sprint phone will now be “flashed” or activated on Boost Mobile’s network.
Activating Your Sprint Phone Online
Navigate to the Boost Mobile phone activation page at https://activate.boostmobile.com/primary/activations-home.
This tool allows you to activate your Sprint phone for Boost Mobile.
Select the option that best represents your activation needs, then click “Next.
In most cases, you’ll be selecting the option to activate a phone as a new customer, or swap a phone as an existing customer.
Follow the on-screen instructions to activate your Sprint phone.
You’ll be instructed to enter the ESN for your Sprint phone, as well as your mobile number and PIN if you’re an existing Boost Mobile customer. The ESN is normally located on a sticker inside the battery compartment or on the back of your phone. If you are a new Boost customer, you may be charged a $10 activation fee to use your Sprint phone on a new Boost account.
Wait for Boost Mobile to contact you after processing your activation request.
This can take several hours or days, depending on the nature of your request and on the status of your account.
- Contact Sprint before attempting to activate your phone with Boost Mobile to verify the device hasn’t been reported lost or stolen, or is linked to an existing Sprint contract. If your Sprint phone fails to meet these eligibility requirements, you may not be able to activate your phone for use with Boost Mobile.