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Boost Mobile has Apple iPhone SE Smartphone for Boost Mobile on sale listed below starting from $159.99. Shipping is free. Thanks muss2k1 & asif24 [discuss]

Available options:Alternatively, Virgin Mobile has Apple iPhone SE Smartphone for Virgin Mobile on sale listed below starting from $159.99 -> now $259.99. Shipping is free. Specs:
  • 4" 1136x640 IPS 'Retina' display
  • Apple A9 dual-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB or 64GB Internal Storage
  • 12MP primary + 1.2MP secondary cameras
  • WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2
  • 1624mAh battery
  • Apple iOS 9 (upgradable to iOS 10)
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All colors available except Space Gray.

if you order from Virgin Mobile, you can go through Paypal and have different shipping/billing addresses. Boost Mobile requires both the shipping and billing address to be the same.

I've successfully unlocked these to work on T-Mobile/AT&T/Verizon. No issues.

Retails for $499.99 at Apple.

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I've successfully unlocked these to work on T-Mobile/AT&T/Verizon. No issues.
That's not true. They completely lack Band 13, which is Verizon's main LTE band. These are NO GOOD for Verizon.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/343091/...r-agnostic

They are also missing AT&T's Band 29.

They are fine for TMobile or Sprint.


For anyone thinking of price matching these phones here are some pictures to help with that. I know that credit card companies may deny but for anyone willing to try here are some pictures.

Copied/pasted from the other thread:

For unlocking purposes:
This is copied over from a different thread; and people are having success with this.

Is the phone locked?
Yes, the phone is locked to Virgin Mobile and will need to be unlocked.

Can this phone be unlocked?
NOT AT THIS MOMENT

Unlocking process explained:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=99693312&postcount=465

Where can I get the phone unlocked?

There is not a proven service available at this moment. unlock4less failed for $19 and now wants >TRIPLE that.
Using express, THEY FAILED TO UNLOCK.



You can try an alternate unlock service via eBay(search on Ebay yourself, there are a lot unlock service for Sprint/Boost/Virgin, if they have good review and sold some items recently, then it's safe). i.e.: FoneStreet [ebay.com] with 12-48 hour turnaround time. More sellers below:
Avoid unlock4less like the plague:

1. They failed their promise, most express service takes more than 3 business days. While other ebay sellers can do it fast, see this
2. They're not using first come first serve. See this
3. There is no easy way or maybe impossible to get your money back if they failed. The credit is left in their system. No button to withdraw it.

Unlock instructions for Unlock4less
1. Go to http://unlock4less.com/ and create an account
2. Add funds to your account. If you're adding funds from PayPal you will have to pay the fee.(Minimum $20, so even it's $17.50, you need to put $20!!!!)
3. Wait until the fund are shown in your account in "Available" tab (may take awhile)
4. Click on place order up at the top
5. Under the drop down look for "iPhone" section and scroll down until you find "USA Sprint / Boost /Virgin Mobile iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6+/6s/6s+/SE Premium" click on it AS OF 5/8/2017 It should only be $19.50
6. Click on "Place order"
7. Your phone may take up to 7 business days to unlock.

Once unlocked, this iPhone SE(A1723) may work on Verizon and AT&T, but not perfectly because it doesn't support all bands for Verizon and AT&T. It will not work with Sprint because there is "unpaid bills". It will work with TMobile perfectly.

These are NO GOOD FOR VERIZON - they don't have Verizon's MAIN LTE Band 13!!!!!

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The way this works is that none of these "unlockers" or unlocking sites does the unlocking themselves, or if so, then very little. You basically need to have connections to people who have access to the Apple IMEI database, which could be people working for Apple, any carrier (ATT, TMO, Sprint, etc.,), authorized repair centers, refurbish and insurance companies (Asurion etc.). Say you get 10 unlock orders, then you need to spread orders to 2-3 different sources to not have them get busted. then these guys likely work for (process orders for) multiple people as well, so they need to sprinkle them in in between legitimate orders at work. Thus, it will take time. The person actually processing (doing) the unlock does not know what you paid at the site, and they don't update the site like unlock4less in real time, but rather in batches (hey I managed to get these 5 done today).

Thus, always best to just occasionally check your phone, and don't wonder/worries about who placed the order what day and time. Likely, different sources process all of our orders throughout the week and they need to sprinkle it in and cannot just process 500 unlocks for the same iPhone SE brand new Sprint phones in a batch. ;-)

Patience, it will eventually come through. That also means the phone is then marked factory unlocked in the apple database. But it's not marked "paid off" in the Sprint system which Ting and others might have to verify.
So as of August 20, has anyone been able to unlock the phone? Unlock4less finally gave up (even at $60) and refunded the money without the questions.

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Just buy it on Newegg or Amazon and do a price match with your cc.
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Quick FYI that may help those unlocking iPhones purchased from Boost or VM:
1. Model is A1723 (Sprint). Check to make sure bands are compatible with your carrier.
2. After third-party unlock, status will still show as unpaid bills.
3. Even after third-party unlock, these iphones will not work on Sprint network or other Sprint MVNOs.
4. After third-party unlock, these iPhones will work on some GSM carriers such as T-mobile and their MVNOs (with proper SIM card, of course).
5. Most third-party unlock services can unlock these iPhones without requiring you to open the sealed box.
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still have pending charges from a week ago with these trash sites. billing/shipping identical cc info all correct never have had any issues with other sites. will wait for prepaid at&t deals again.

your order won't go through and you'll have pending charges for up to two weeks.
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still have pending charges from a week ago with these trash sites. billing/shipping identical cc info all correct never have had any issues with other sites. will wait for prepaid at&t deals again.

your order won't go through and you'll have pending charges for up to two weeks.
Even though you learnt the hard way you r doing the right thing to ignore these BS
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Just buy it on Newegg or Amazon and do a price match with your cc.
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Why the thumbs down? This is a great price...and had an indentical slickdeal of the same price not long ago that reached FP.
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It hasn't worked for me when I tried to buy online.
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It is definitely aggravating trying to order from these two places. After several failed attempts and pending charges, I got through with an order on the previous deal by calling boost mobile directly. I also got through with one order on virgin mobile using PayPal AFTER the credit card made me approve it wasn't a fraud. All the pending charges did finally clear up after a week.
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i was able to order 3 pieces via paypal on Virgin Mobile no issues.
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Thanks OP, just placed an order. Thanks for also pointing out the Paypal addresses option, because that was very helpful in my case. Repped.

Now I hope the order goes through fine, and unlocking too.
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Thanks OP, just placed an order. Thanks for also pointing out the Paypal addresses option, because that was very helpful in my case. Repped.

Now I hope the order goes through fine, and unlocking too.
How are you planing to unlock it?
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How are you planing to unlock it?
From the service in this thread's wiki
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