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    diehard.iden
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    The Good
    - 10c / Minute Fee For Mobile To Mobile & For Nights and Weekends
    - Free to receive text messaging
    - Decent 90 Days Before Credit Expiration
    - $1.00 / Day For Unlimited PTT, DC, Walkie-Talkie, Two-Way, or Chirp (Could be cheaper?)
    The Bad
    - 20c / Minute Fee For Peak Usage (How about 15c or 10c per min.?)
    - Often Delay Of Receiving Text Messages
    - As Of Sept. 11th, Charge Of $1.00 For PTT When You Are Contacted & Do Not Wish To Answer
    - Raise Of Wireless Web From 20c To 35c Effective Sept. 11th
    The Ugly
    - Boost Hogging The Bandwidth Of Nextel Users
    - Marketing Is Hitting A Slow-Down


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    Re: The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Boost Mobile

    Good post Die-Hard! Of all days, why'd they pick 911? Kind of funky...

    In theory, Boost is a good idea...I just saw a commercial for it on TV and it's definitely aimed at a very focused demographic, it just really sent Sprint/Nextel into a wicked tailspin.



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    Re: The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Boost Mobile

    I didn't realize the 9/11 part until you stated that... Guess I'm not fully awake.

    Boost hs a unique and well-sold product but you think they would do a little more for the customers, I guess not. It'd be nice to have 10 or 15c per minute rates, possibly a little bit less for chirp too (75c / day?).

    I'm also wondering where's their version of the i580 phone is, too? I really like that phone and for my usage, their service would be approprate if they offered that phone.

    Just my random thoughts...



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    Re: The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Boost Mobile

    Unfortunately, they still have to make money; and that's how they get more of it back from the segment that's not committed to a contract.

    I'm with you all the way on the i580, I would hope that they would do something like that with the dual mode stuff. I don't see why they wouldn't.



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    Re: The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Boost Mobile

    I was going to post to say what a good deal I thought the Premium plan was from Boost, but that was when it was 300 minutes for $50 with free nights & weekends after 7pm... I went back to double check the rates and they have made some changes. To get free nights & weekends now, you actually have to go up to the $70/month "plan" (no contract means they can change it on you anytime they want so I'm hesitant to call it a plan). My roommate still likes it, he said the $70/month is cheaper than re-boosting $20 at a time and gives him more talk time (counting the nights/weekends).



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    Re: The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Boost Mobile

    More Bad about Boost.

    While not a Boost user, my friends use boost phones mainly for the walkie talkie.

    What bad is when I try to call their phone. The typical result when I try to call them is the message "Call cannot be completed at this time. Something in Spanish Message 6or03gn". 8 out of 10 call attempts end with this message. The other 20% end up in a voice mailbox. I think I've had a call make it through once.
    And when I send text messages they don't always arrive in a timely message.
    From my observations, Boost is only good for talking to other Boost users. If you friends have use other service providers you might as well not even own a phone.
    And if you only use Boost for the walkie talkie, get a Amateur Radio license and a 2m band handset, Hi initial cost (license and handset), No cost in the long run.



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    Re: The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Boost Mobile

    thanks for this thread, have been debating about changing to this service for a while, this gives me a little more info to work with



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    Akademiks
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    Re: The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Boost Mobile

    i have an i835 boost and i love it its great and its something different



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    Re: The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Boost Mobile

    I've Had Boost A Little Over A Year And I Love It. Especially Now With The Premium Prepaid. That Made It All That Much Better.



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    Re: The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Boost Mobile

    i hate boostmobile and never will be with them again. customer service treats you like a second class citizen. you get reps that dont know what they are doing and have to call back and you might get some one that does. I had the old plan for since it started and missed one payment, they canceled my plan. I dont want to pay $70 for a plan i had for $50. Also if you break or loose your phone you are SOL. Plus you dont get as much service features as other providers even with pre-paid.



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