iPhone 3G iPhone 3G and Boost Mobile

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  1. edgar-ny

    edgar-ny Member

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    Do you think its worthed?
    How can i set up the internet or data on my iphone
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    No don't use boost. Use T-Mobile. Or AT&T w/o data.

    Data is just too expensive

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    It will not work, Boost Mobile is on iDEN/CDMA network. You can only use iPhones on GSM networks
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    Exactly right. I wish I could use it on Boost Mobile because of their $50 Unlimited Everything Plan.

    T-Mobile/AT&T = GSM
    Verizon/Sprint/Nextel/Boost/Etc. = CDMA or iDEN

    Which are two different types of networks.
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    lol I didn't even know Boost was CDMA

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    But on boost's flyer it says sim at the bottom. Cdma phones dont have sims? Whats the sim for?
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    Sorry, i misunderstood.

    Sprint = CDMA - Doesn't use SIM's
    Nextel = iDEN - Uses SIM's

    Next year both will be merged to CDMA.

    Now Boost Mobile is a division of Sprint, which uses iDEN = SIM's.
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    So It will work in a iPhone then?
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    No, because an iPhone uses GSM. Boost uses iDEN, both use SIM cards.
    GSM and iDEN are two totally different types of networks.

    Here's an explanation (If you want to read.)


    iDEN technology and GSM technology are completely different and they use different radio frequencies (RF) to communicate. iDEN phones have a chipset that allow them to access the iDEN frequencies and GSM devices have a different chipset so that they can access GSM frequencies. The SIM cards for iDEN phones are coded so that can only access iDEN frequencies. You can't put an iDEN SIM card into a GSM phone and make it work. So, unfortunately, if you have a contract with Nextel that you don't want to break, you will need to buy a Nextel-branded phone or convert to Sprint and buy a Sprint-branded CDMA phone.

    If you want to move over to Sprint, they should allow you to do this and allow you to purchase a new, discounted phone. If you aren't able to do this, you can buy a Sprint-branded phone and Sprint will allow you to port your number from the Nextel side of the house to Sprint without any charge for this process. You would just need to call them and ask them to move you over to the Sprint side and provide them with the ESN number of your new Sprint phone. Just make sure that you don't buy a Verizon or other CDMA (or GSM) phone. You would need a Sprint branded phone.
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    Ok well thanks. Just alittle off topic here, You know any cheeper iPhone compatable plans like prepaid or flex pay with internet? unlimited.

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