XyZ123 it comes in a boost mobile box. If it isn't unlocked then return it because they said it is if you are unhappy with it. Makes it a clause if you will.
I bought on but not to be used as a phone. It does nag you to activate it when you turn it on, but you can press the home button to get around it after a short time.
It does have a sim card in it and it's under the micro SD card slot.
I use a 10$ flip phone for phone calls and pay 10 cent a minute on boost mobile service. I have an option to pay 1$ for a full day if I want to use the web on their network. I'll keep that plan for a long time. I prefer to pay for what I use and pay on a plan.
They don't offer that plan any more and you can't use this type (mini tablet) of phone on their service unless you pay a monthly rate.
I think it's 55$ plus fees and tax's. I don't talk long on a cell phone, it causes soft tissue damage to your brain in less than 3 minutes ( i watched a documentary on it and they used infrared imaging to prove it) , so if you use one, keep switching ears. It's like a tiny microwave. Bluetooth heads would be better for your health if your long winded on your cell phones.