I want to unlock my sprint/nextel ic902 phone so my boost mobile simcard will work in it?
activate phones for Boost Mobile.
I'm sorry to tell you, but an
ic902 can never be unlocked to work properly on any other system - to
include the Boost system. Here's why. The ic902 is a
hybrid phone. That is, it uses two different cellular systems to
operate. Specifically, voice calls on the ic902 are placed over the
Sprint CDMA network and Push-to-Talk (PTT) calls are transmitted over
Nextel's iDEN network.
Boost Mobile calling (both, voice and
PTT) uses the iDEN network from Nextel. Thus, the ic902's radio
transmitter (which is CDMA) cannot make calls on the Boost ( iDEN )
Moreover, if you plan to use Boost Mobile, I STRONGLY
suggest that you NOT purchase a Nextel phone and have it unlocked to use
Although Nextel and Boost phones seem the same -
they are not. If you look at the model number of Nextel phones most of
them end in a zero. (ie., i850, i870 etc.) where Boost Mobile Phones
end with the number five. (ie., i855, i875, etc.) This is because the
transmitters in the phones are set to different frequencies for
different purposes (like for texting.)
If you go to eBay for
example, those who sell unlocked Nextel phones to use for Boost (if
they're honest) will inform potential buyers in their eBay listings that
their unlocked Nextel phone will not (text, for example) on the Boost
network. These unlocked Nextel phones will have limitations when used
To prevent problems down the road, ALWAYS purchase a
Boost phone to use on the Boost network.
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Oct 25, 2009 |
Motorola Mobility ic902 Cellular Phone