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i decided i may activate my view but sprint doesn't get coverage in this are. i was wondering if there is anyway to unlock it to work on a different carrier.

i tried searching on here and google but all it showed me was results for rooting and unlocking the bootloader both of which i have done, but i could have missed something it is almost 5am.

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I would consider a tethering plan or rooting your phone to tether that way.

CDMA phones are simply a no go for that. The View is just too good not to keep though. Beautiful device and it works very well.

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I would consider a tethering plan or rooting your phone to tether that way.

CDMA phones are simply a no go for that. The View is just too good not to keep though. Beautiful device and it works very well.

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oh i plan on keeping it, i have had it for a while. was just trying to see if i could get in on someone else. thanks
 
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I've heard you can make it work on Clear, but if you don't have Sprint service, it's pretty unlikely you'll have Clear service.
 
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I'm pretty sure you can get it working on Boost Mobile.

With a CDMA device, your options for moving to a device to a different carrier are basically non-existent. You're essentially limited to the carrier that sells the device and any pre-pay carriers (and sometimes small, regional carriers) that use the network of the original carrier.
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Unfortunately, Boost is going to have the same issue, since they are just a prepaid brand of Sprint. You can try PagePlus, though their data rates aren't exactly the cheapest.
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Unfortunately, Boost is going to have the same issue, since they are just a prepaid brand of Sprint. You can try PagePlus, though their data rates aren't exactly the cheapest.
Touché. Not sure what I was thinking there.
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the only ones who get service in my area are us cell and Verizon, so it looks like im s**t out of luck
 
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Yeah, if you don't get good Sprint service you count Boost Mobile out. I'm on Boost and love it. I'm on the $15 a month plan and its worked out real good for me. The speeds are acceptable and are more than enough to listen to an MLB game or watch a movie on Netflix without constant buffering. Groove ip and google voice give me an extra phone number with unlimited calling if I should ever need it.

Your best bet is to tether like someone above me has posted. Only real drawback to that is that tethering drains your battery rather quickly.

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Yeah, if you don't get good Sprint service you count Boost Mobile out. I'm on Boost and love it. I'm on the $15 a month plan and its worked out real good for me. The speeds are acceptable and are more than enough to listen to an MLB game or watch a movie on Netflix without constant buffering. Groove ip and google voice give me an extra phone number with unlimited calling if I should ever need it.

Your best bet is to tether like someone above me has posted. Only real drawback to that is that tethering drains your battery rather quickly.

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How are you doing a $15/month plan? I don't see anything like that on their website.

Also, have they started allowing WiMax access yet? I remember reading something about Boost having access to the Clear network soon.

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