What is Sprint’s BYOD and is your device eligible?

A couple of years back, one of the USA’s largest carriers, Sprint, introduced a BYOD plan in an attempt to create an all-inclusive environment. If you are unsatisfied with your current carrier, it might be the perfect time to switch to Sprint.

What is BYOD?

Sprint’s Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) service lets you bring your current device to the carrier’s network in a hassle-free and cost-effective way.

Special BYOD Offers

As it’s Sprint’s way of beating its competitors, you can expect some pretty sweet deals when you Bring Your Own Device into the fold.

As per Sprint’s website, you will save $10 mo./line on Sprint’s Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Premium packages when you bring your own phone.

If you bring an iPad or tablet, you will get Unlimited data for only $15/mo.

There’s a discount for Smartwatch owners as well, as you’ll get Sprint’s Unlimited Watch Plan For $10/mo if you bring it to their network.

Also, it is to be noted that you can’t get a prepaid pack under this service, with the carrier only allowing you the option of picking from any of its postpaid plans.

Is Your Device Compatible?

Before you take the leap, make sure your device is supported by the carrier.

Here’s the list of supported devices:


  • IDOL5 (6060S)


  • iPad 9.7″ 5th Generation
  • iPad 9.7″ 6th Generation
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air 3rd Generation
  • iPad Air Refresh
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini 5th Generation
  • iPad PRO 10.5″
  • iPad PRO 11″
  • iPad PRO 12.9″
  • iPad PRO 12.9″ 1st Generation
  • iPad PRO 12.9″ 3rd Generation
  • iPhone 5C (T-Mobile/ATT Models not supported)
  • iPhone 5S (T-Mobile/ATT Models not supported)
  • iPhone 6 (Doesn’t support 2.5Ghz LTE Band)
  • iPhone 6 Plus (Doesn’t support 2.5Ghz LTE Band)
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7(T-Mobile/ATT Models not supported)
  • iPhone 7 Plus(T-Mobile/ATT Models not supported)
  • iPhone 8(T-Mobile/ATT Models not supported)
  • iPhone 8 Plus(T-Mobile/ATT Models not supported)
  • iPhone SE (Doesn’t support 2.5Ghz LTE Band)
  • iPhone X (T-Mobile/ATT Models not supported)
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS Max
  • Watch – Series 3
  • Watch – Series 4


  • NovaGo


  • BLU S1 – Vivo S


  • Phone PH-1

Google Nexus/Pixel

  • Google Nexus 5
  • Google Nexus 5X
  • Google Nexus 6
  • Nexus 6P
  • Pixel
  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3 XL (Verizon Pixel 3XL models are not eligible for BYOD due to hardware limitation)
  • Pixel 3a (Verizon Pixel 3a models are not eligible for BYOD due to hardware limitation)
  • Pixel 3aXL (Verizon Pixel 3aXL models are not eligible for BYOD due to hardware limitation)
  • Pixel XL


  • ENVY x2

Spectre Folio


  • Miix 630
  • Yoga 630


  • G7 fit
  • G7 ThinQ (G710ULM)
  • G8 ThinQ
  • Stylo 4 (Q710UL)
  • V30S (US998)
  • V35 ThinQ (V350ULM)
  • V40 ThinQ (LM-V405QA)
  • X charge (US 601)


  • Surface Go LTE (LTE Only)
  • Surface Pro (5th Generation)


  • Moto E4 (XT1768)
  • Moto E4 Plus (XT1775)
  • Moto G4
  • Moto G4 Play
  • Moto G4 Plus
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto G5S Plus
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Play
  • Moto G7 (XT1962-1)
  • Moto G7 Power (XT1955-5)
  • Moto X Pure Edition
  • Moto X4(XT1900)
  • Moto Z2 Play (XT1710)
  • Moto Z3 Play (XT19294)
  • Moto Z4 (XT1980-3)


  • A6LC


  • Wonder (RC555L)


  • Galaxy Book 2
  • Galaxy Note 8Galaxy Note 8 Special Edition
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy Note 9 Special Edition (SPH-N960U1)
  • Galaxy S7 Edge Special Edition
  • Galaxy S7 Special Edition
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8 Special Edition
  • Galaxy S8+ Special Edition
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9 Special Edition
  • Galaxy S9+
  • Galaxy S9+ Special Edition
  • Galaxy S10 Special Edition
  • Galaxy S10e Special Edition
  • Galaxy S10+ Special Edition
  • Galaxy Watch


  • Blade Max 2s
  • Quest 5 (Z3351)

Also, make sure all your devices are domestically unlocked and are from the United States only.

Also, where it is mentioned that you need a special version (in the case of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, for example), which means fully unlocked special edition, your device won’t be compatible if you bought it from carrier (Verizon, for example) and then unlocked it.

Let us know if you need any help with this.

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1 Comment

  1. Hi! I bought an iphone with the carrier Sprint USA -IMEI 356546102759778 and blocked on the network. It is paid and has no debts, but there is no Sprint network in Russia (there are other carriers in WCDMA -GSM networks in Russia and they are similar to the USA). Can you help or give advice on how to remove this block and at what price? The problem is that it is impossible to open the official SPRINT website from Russia (there is a blocking warning) and solve the problem. Thank you for understanding! I’m waiting for an answer. Nikolay.

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