How To Use A Smartphone On Assurance Wireless
A number of people want to use a smartphone they already own on a prepaid wireless service such as Assurance. While Assurance refuses to allow smartphones in their program the fact that they use Virgin Mobile's service (which uses Sprint) indicates that the capability is certainly there. Essentially, the process is that a phone that is approved for the prepaid system you want to use becomes a "donor", transferring the serial number and various settings from that phone to the one you want to use. As far as the prepaid service is concerned, you're using an approved phone.
Something I need to make perfectly clear: IN NO WAY IS THIS CHEATING THE PREPAID SERVICE OR USING INFORMATION TO OBTAIN SERVICES THAT ARE NOT PAID FOR. If you are on the Assurance 250 min / 250 text monthly plan, that's still what you'll have on your newly re-programmed phone. Anything over that will still cost the same as it would if you were still using the JAX or any other phone on the service. If you want more data access, you pay for it when you would normally use a top-up purchase.
This just allows you to use a perfectly good phone you already own on a service that should be open to it anyway.
Feel free to ask any questions and I'll share what I know.