Activating an Android device from your previous carrier?

If you're bringing your own device to Boost Infinite, there are a few extra settings to update that will ensure you’re getting the most out of our network. Here, we’ll walk you through updating your Access Point Name (APN) settings.


By updating your APN settings, you’ll be able to send and receive multimedia messages (MMS) and use mobile data to connect to the internet.


Finish activating your Android phone


Update your APN settings using the CarrierApp


The easiest and fastest way to update your APN settings is using CarrierApp. CarrierApp runs in the background and isn't displayed in your app menu, but it’ll automatically detect your SIM card and configure your phone for you. 


Step 1. Go to the Google Play Store and install CarrierApp.  


Get it on Google Play


Step 2. Restart your phone.


Step 3. The CarrierApp will update your APN settings for you. 


Keep in Mind:

  • Your Android device will need to be updated to Android 7 or newer for the CarrierApp to work

  • The CarrierApp will only update your APN settings when you've inserted your Boost Infinite SIM card. Installing CarrierApp will not affect your existing APN settings if you're still under your current carrier during the transfer/port to complete

  • Ensure the pSIM is toggled ON within SIM manager

  • Uninstalling the app after you've updated your APN settings will not undo your changes


Setting your APN Manually


If you don’t want to download CarrierApp, follow these steps to manually update the access point name (APN) settings of your Android phone after you have inserted your SIM card and activated your plan.


Step 1. Go to Settings (located in Apps or in the pull-down notifications tray).


Step 2. Go to Connections > Network Connections (or Network and Internet, depending on your phone).


Step 3. Select Mobile Networks and ensure Mobile Data is enabled.


Step 4. Select Access Point Names or "APN" (this may be in your phone’s Advanced options).


Step 5. Select Add or the plus "+" sign to add a new APN.


Step 6. Enter the following information (ignore the fields that aren't listed here):


Name – boost

APN – ereseller


Multimedia message proxy / MMS Proxy –

Multimedia message proxy / MMS Port – 80

APN Type – default,mms,supl,fota,xcap

APN Protocol – IPv4 / IPv6

APN Roaming Protocol – IPv4 / IPv6

Turn APN on/off / APN enable/disable – Enabled

Mobile virtual network operator type / MVNO Type – GID


Step 7. Select Save (you may need to select the three dot iconNavigation Menu Vertical undefined - Free transparent PNG, SVG. No Sign up the upper right corner of the screen, depending on your phone).


Step 8. Ensure the APN you created is selected on the APN screen.


Step 9. Restart your phone.


Step 10. Test your phone's connection by turning off WiFi, then making a call, sending a picture text message (bonus points if it's a good meme), and loading a web page.


You’re ready to start using the power of Boost Infinite!