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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

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    Boost operates on Nextel Network not Sprint. Sprint has a solid network but Boost runs on Nextels IDEN network. Metro runs on CDMA which is similiar to Sprint and Verizon.


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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

    metro is 10x better



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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

    Boost Mobile has a larger coverage area than Metro PCS, by far.

    Boost Mobile uses the Nextel iDEN network, which isn't the best...but is larger than Metro. Since Boost uses iDEN, there is little room for improvement, so I have a feeling they may be gone in a few years.

    Metro PCS uses CDMA technology but is only available in very few markets nationwide. They offer roaming in some areas, but you are sometimes billed for this (depending on area). Metro markets to the younger audiences, while Boost markets to everyone. Since Metro is CDMA, they possibly have a bright future in front of them. They use the technology that is the primary one in the U.S.

    I personally say for now Boost is the best choice. I think later Metro will have power over Boost.
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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

    Personally I would go with Metro/Cricket before I went with Boost.

    Metro/Cricket have better data speeds and texting is not a problem.

    Some months I have done up to 8,000 texts and I dont know anyone who has Nextel or Boost so the "chirp" would not benefit me.



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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

    Boost is starting their nationwide plans now. The only difference between the original boost mobile unlimited 'local' prepaid and the new boost mobile nationwide prepaid, besides nationwide coverage, is that there's no call waiting, but there is voice mail in case your phone is busy. I believe they did this to prevent nextel's customers with contracts from switching over en masse as there would be no difference between their contract service and the prepaid service. What this tells me is the writing is on the wall for phone companies who think they can own us with contracts.

    Has anyone actually switched from a net10 (owned by tracfone)? How do I prove that a number is mine on a prepaid phone?


    Also I believe that each city is different for each provider, because they estimate how many towers to put up based on that cities economy, imho. Which, if my assumption really is true, invalidates blanket statements like "xxx is absolute crap in xxx city". Since it's prepaid why not just test and see which one works best in your city? At worst you'll be out of a phone for a few hours to a few days.
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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

    Call waiting is available on Boost Mobile! It was activated on Feb 18, 2009.
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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

    Go with Metro. I"d go with smoke signals before I use these guys. Read on:


    I'll quote their moderator:"Boost doesn't work for you? too bad, go to another provider". Don't waste your money with these guys. This is the kind of response you can expect when you complain about their inadequate service.

    You've been warned. After me, the deluge.

    -BRM



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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfresh View Post
    Yeah it used to drop callz when i had it but its got much better
    metro is so much betta now i have had a metro since 2005 nd tha onli time i drop calls is wen im in a building like walmart or a steel building

    Quote Originally Posted by MAP2010 View Post
    Boost unlimited:

    Unlimited by Boost operates on one of the nation's leading quality networks.

    I wanted to show that Boost had a bigger network but the forums will not let me.

    Sprint PCS has the largest network and fastest speeds on the internet.

    Rev.Mark Alan Pendergraft
    that is true the ydo have a bigger network but nextel is only in urban areas its not in the country tha only phone that gets signal in the deep deep coiunty in north florida and places like that is cingular now att

    Quote Originally Posted by nicknrm View Post
    Boost Mobile has a larger coverage area than Metro PCS, by far.

    Boost Mobile uses the Nextel iDEN network, which isn't the best...but is larger than Metro. Since Boost uses iDEN, there is little room for improvement, so I have a feeling they may be gone in a few years.

    Metro PCS uses CDMA technology but is only available in very few markets nationwide. They offer roaming in some areas, but you are sometimes billed for this (depending on area). Metro markets to the younger audiences, while Boost markets to everyone. Since Metro is CDMA, they possibly have a bright future in front of them. They use the technology that is the primary one in the U.S.

    I personally say for now Boost is the best choice. I think later Metro will have power over Boost.
    hes right Metro will take over cause they are owned by Verizon think about it they have all tha same phones and when your phone is roaming its a Verizon message
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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

    Quote Originally Posted by KSaez2007 View Post
    hes right Metro will take over cause they are owned by Verizon think about it they have all tha same phones and when your phone is roaming its a Verizon message
    Verizon doesn't own metropcs. As far as verizon buying metropcs, it's hard to see it happening because they verizon is in the cities where metropcs has service afaik.



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    Re: Metro Vs. Boost unlimited

    Metro PCS is a subsidy of Verizon Wireless.

    Quote Originally Posted by nintendo1889 View Post
    Verizon doesn't own metropcs. As far as verizon buying metropcs, it's hard to see it happening because they verizon is in the cities where metropcs has service afaik.
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