Activating a non-Verizon phone on the Verizon network can be difficult, but it is possible with a little know-how and a trick or two up your sleeve. Every cell phone service provider has their pros and cons. Some offer the "coolest" phones, some offer the best promotions and price plans, some offer the best coverage. Finding a way to combine even a couple of best features from different providers is one of life's little joys.
Unlocked Phones and Your Carrier: How They Work Together
Bring Your Phone
You can use many Verizon phones on Sprint if they are unlocked. Even devices that are running on the older 3G network can be unlocked by calling Verizon at and requesting a SIM unlock. Keep in mind that you can only unlock older devices if they are paid off, so if your Verizon device was never paid in full then you may be unable to use it on the Sprint network. The type of Verizon phone you are attempting to use on the Sprint network matters. Not all phones are compatible with Sprint, especially if the phone is many years old.
Sprint BYOD: Bring your own device
Your device must be unlocked by your current carrier to activate it on the Sprint network. It may take days for your current service provider to supply this code. View the link for each carrier below to learn how to request your code. Unlock your device. U nlock your device.
If using the WIFI address, do not include the colons ex. The number will be displayed. It looks like your phone is compatible with our network. Now all you need is to activate your phone. In other words it identifies your phone to the network, so in order to bring your phone to Boost, you will need to purchase a new Boost SIM card to allow your phone to access the Boost network.