Originally Posted by elcidroyale
I understand it's not just about the realm. Are you saying the MAC address cannot be changed? It should be the same process of how we got our Sprint phones on Virgin in the fitst place. Taking all the settings (including the unique identifying numbers like ESN) from the Virgin phone & plugging them into a Sprint phone so Virgin thinks the Sprint phone is a Virgin phone.
Furthermore, how do we know Virgin won't allow the Sprint phone MAC address when we can change the realm to Clearwire right now & get Wimax that way. Clearwire is the provider for Virgin Wimax and Sprint.
No it can be changed. But a virgin mac address must be paired with a virgin realm, just like sprint mac with a sprint realm, a clear mac with a clear realm, etc. Sprint/virgin mobile isnt going to allow you to use a mac address from a sprint phone that has been marked with a bad esn/the esn isnt active. I am sure on their database mac addresses are linked to the phones factory esn.
So they only way it would work is if you got your hands on a virgin mobile wimax mac address from somones active phone, but I dont know why you would want to clone someones wimax realm from virgin from as they throttle after 2.5gb.
A wimax mac address can be active on more than one device, they just cant be on the same tower. If you really wanted to you go to the mall or best buy or etc and go pick up an active display phone and go into the settings and copy down the mac address and write it to your phone and just make sure you have the right realm and you will have 4g service. That being said that isnt necessarily the right or legal thing to do..