Join Date:Joined: Nov 2014
Possible to get VM GS3 to work with Sprint (or MNVOs like Ting)?
I see in the Ting forums that we can buy a Boost Mobile Moto G (3G, not 4G LTE) and somehow it just lets us sign up with Ting using the phone ID... the same process I used with a used when I signed up with a clean used Sprint GS3. Do you think it's possible to grab the Virgin Mobile GS3s that are on sale (new for $80 @ Best Buy) and do the same?
Or does that work with the Moto G because something was just overlooked for that model? I've read that the phones locked to the Sprint subsidiaries like BM & VM aren't eligible for the BYOP deals with other, separate MNVOs. And it's said that Sprint keeps a database of phone IDs that are made for their system, but keep the BM, VM, etc IDs separate so they aren't supposed to work with any other Sprint-based providers.
It seems they can also use a Ting donor phone's info (I assume it's info is already in the Sprint database) and apply it to some other phone model and then it's ok with Sprint for us to sign up with it under their MNVO BYOP plans. I think the example they had was for a 3G HTC EVO. Would that work for the GS3? Would it take additional effort to get the LTE working too?
Do you guys know if we can get GS3s marked for BM/VM working with any of the other Sprint network providers? Any guesses & knowledge also welcomed.