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Will a Verizon iPhone 5S Work With Boost Mobile?

Will a Verizon iPhone 5S Work With Boost Mobile?

If you want to switch your iPhone 5S from Verizon to Boost Mobile and use it on a different service, sometimes it can be hard to switch over the iPhone to Boost Mobile. There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding whether your Verizon iPhone 5S will work with Boost Mobile. has found several different sources including info straight from Boost Mobile, Quora, and several other sources.


Is the Verizon iPhone 5S compatible with Boost Mobile?
The quick and easy answer is yes, you can use a Verizon iPhone 5s with Boost Mobile. Both Verizon and Boost Mobile use CDMA phones with LTE band 3, so the components should work. Compatibility, however, isn’t the only hurdle.

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Will Boost Mobile let me bring a Verizon iPhone 5S to its network?
Despite using technically-compatible devices, Boost Mobile will not activate the Verizon iPhone 5S on its network. The only devices Boost Mobile supports are the ones its sells plus a few select Sprint models. Boost Mobile’s own terms and conditions make that point clear, and a Boost Mobile customer service representative confirmed it.



Can I trick Boost Mobile into supporting my Verizon iPhone 5S?
Even though there is no 100% way of tricking Boost Mobile to support a Verizon iPhone 5s. There are claims that a Verizon iPhone 5S can be flashed to work on Boost Mobile. You need to be careful since by flashing a device is not legal as it violates Boost Mobile’s terms and conditions and could constitute fraud. Also, just the price that you would need to pay to get a Verizon iPhone 5s flashed to Boost Mobile can cost the same as purchasing a new iPhone from Boost Mobile.

Ultimately, Boost Mobile does not activate the Verizon iPhone 5S on its network; and even if you can figure out a way to fool Boost Mobile, the potential price – both financially and legally – is too steep to be worth the trouble.


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David Williams

Dec 1, 2014

I am a true junkie for everything tech. My current arsenal includes an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, iPhone Xs, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Chromebook, iMac, and Dell XPS 13.

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