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    Alright guys this is all the information i have gathered from many different places about boost mobile.

    PLANS:


    IDEN:

    Cost & Plan: $50/mo flat fee, unlimited nationwide talk, text, web, walkie talkie


    PROS:

    Flat Fee, Walkie Talkie

    Nationwide coverage with no roaming charges outside of home zone


    CONS:

    No Roaming Off of Sprints Network(since nextel is the only iden carrier, if you got no coverage your stuck with no coverage)

    Very Slow internet

    Bad reception & call quality


    CDMA

    Cost & Plan: $50+tax/mo (my plan is around $54/mo) Unlimited Nationwide Talk, Text, Data


    PROS:

    Nationwide coverage with no roaming charges outside of home zone.

    Great call quality and Sprint nationwide CDMA coverage.

    High speed internet & 3G (if you get a sprint 3G phone activated, you can use 3G data.)


    CONS:

    No Walkie Talkie

    No roaming off of sprints network. Cannot roam unto verizon.


    HOW TO GET $50 ULMTD CDMA PLAN & ACTIVATE SPRINT PHONE



    1. Buy a CDMA Boost branded phone. (New or Used)
    C290 KRZR or W385



    2. Call 1-800-TLK-MORE and activate your Service and Phone. (This number is more customer friendly then regular 611, i always call this number)

    Notes: If you get lucky like i did the customer service rep. will put you on the $50 dollar unlimited plan first day. Also just go along with the activation process, don't mention the unlimited plan at all, because what happened to me is the guy automatically put me on it, at the end he told me everything is done and i asked do you want me to choose a plan? and he told me he put me on the $50 unlimited. So rule of thumb if they don't ask don't bring it up at all lol

    If your not so lucky this is what will most likely happen.

    New Phone: you activate with a new phone, they give you 1 month free, then 2nd month you pay for a regular plan for ex: $50 unlimited talk. then the 3rd month you will start on the $50 ulimited everything plan.

    Used Phone: After first month with a regular plan you can get put on the $50 dollar unlimited plan.

    Make sure the used phone you buy has a clean ESN and it costs $15 dollars to activate a used phone.

    now the 3rd step which involves what i just explained.



    3. Call in after a few days and ask to be put on the unlimited $50 plan.

    if they don't put you on the plan... call back whenever they tell you to, or just keep calling and bother them.
    If you were one of the lucky ones who got the plan first day, skip this step.



    4. Now call in and tell them your phone isn't working properly or it broke, and ask them to swap it out, and give them your DEC Numbers of a SPRINT PHONE ONLY!

    Notes: They should just swap it out for you and not ask to many questions, but if they do since most of them are trained to not activate sprint phones, hang up and call again and try the next customer service rep.

    You might have to call a bunch of times until you get the right rep. to activate it for you.


    Phones that have been activated on boost mobile.

    HTC MOGUL, TOUCH, TOUCH PRO, SAMSUNG RANT, Blackberry 8850i

    I think you can activate most Sprint phones but those ones people have had success.

    You can activate any nextel phone on the IDEN Plan, Just pop in a boost mobile sim card and your ready to go.

    You might need to change some settings to get everything to work.

    you also don't need to wait to get the unlimited IDEN plan you can get that right away.

    Well Hope that helps, wish me luck with my mogul

    Good Luck


    See More: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN
    Last edited by gselsidi; 06-10-2009 at 06:38 PM. Reason: updated info about roaming/iden
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    Re: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN

    This is great info, thanks for putting it all together in such a neat form!

    KUDOS!!
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    gselsidi
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    Re: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN

    a couple of days ago i managed to get my mogul activated, i called customer service 5 times, the first 4 times i got turned down, 1 time a guy tried but the system wouldn't let him go further.

    the 5th time the guy asked me for a phone model, i told him htc mogul he didn't know what it was lol so he asked if its black and i said yes lol

    Then we went through with the esn swap and i got it activated.

    so everything works 3g, voice, text, just no mms
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    Re: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN

    Hey gselsidi,
    Is it true you have free nationwide coverage with your CDMA Boost, 'cause if so, that's just what I want.

    In your first post you said "Nationwide coverage with no roaming charges outside of home zone." for both the IDEN and CDMA Boosts.
    When I went to check it out for myself at the Boost activation page
    the pricing link gave me a pdf that says
    " So, when we say you can make Unlimited Local and Long Distance calls from within your Home Calling Area, we mean that you can call anyone,
    anytime of day or night, for as long as you want when you are in
    this area. If you travel outside this area, then you will be charged a
    low 15 travel rate per minute."

    Have you used your CDMA Boost out of your home calling area? Were you charged .15$ a minute?

    Thanks so much!
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    gselsidi
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    Re: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN

    Quote Originally Posted by lcara View Post
    Hey gselsidi,
    Is it true you have free nationwide coverage with your CDMA Boost, 'cause if so, that's just what I want.

    In your first post you said "Nationwide coverage with no roaming charges outside of home zone." for both the IDEN and CDMA Boosts.
    When I went to check it out for myself at the Boost activation page
    the pricing link gave me a pdf that says
    " So, when we say you can make Unlimited Local and Long Distance calls from within your Home Calling Area, we mean that you can call anyone,
    anytime of day or night, for as long as you want when you are in
    this area. If you travel outside this area, then you will be charged a
    low 15 travel rate per minute."

    Have you used your CDMA Boost out of your home calling area? Were you charged .15$ a minute?

    Thanks so much!
    Most of those pfs are old, if you are on the $50 unlimited plan, you do not get charged roaming. So say your home area is new york city, if you travel to florida and use your phone you do not pay roaming charges.

    The only disadvantage with boost is, if you go into a area where there is no sprint coverage, you cannot roam off the sprint network so you are stuck with no coverage.

    i just e-mailed them asking them to give us a off network roaming option hopefully they do!

    and no i have not been outside my home calling area.
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    Re: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN

    gselsidi,
    Thanks so much for the reply.
    May have to figure out switching over today!
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    Re: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN

    Cool....to bad i'm about 2 months late on the review......i'm happy with the flat 50 unlimited plan........the reception is not that bad, i gotta tell you....
    kudos on the review though
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    Re: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN

    CAN I USE ANY UNLOCKED CDMA PHONE? I SAW AN UNLOCKED ONE ONLINE AND THE TECHNOLOGY IS CDMA2000 1X, 800/1900 Mhz, Like the ones that boost has for their cdma phones. Or does it have to be a Sprint or Boost cdma phone only?

    Thanks a bunch
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    Re: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN

    thank you for this thread. i have searched a couple of other forums and ppl don't what they are talking about. i am already a boost iden customer with a fully working BlackBerry 8350i. when i got the phone i bought a disk off of eBay with the service books and a bunch of apps on it. which i later found on howardforums for free. whatever right.
    now i am looking to get rid of the the iden service, not that i don't like it but nextel takes to long to release new BBs. i plan on getting a sprint BlackBerry for boost cdma service. i already know that i have to get a cheap boost cdma to start and then switch to the BlackBerry. (as i read your thread) i see that you have had a BlackBerry working on your account. now was it a fully working BlackBerry from the start. (i.e. browser, mms/sms). did you have load service books on it like i had to do with my 8350i ? thanks for any help you can give.
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    Re: Everything you need to know about Boost unlimited CDMA & IDEN

    thank you, because of this thread and others, I worked on this path...started with the first post above...and read others...after a month.(start to finish).. WHAM...got a HTC mogul and a MOTO Q switch from sprint to Boost unlimited. WOW feels good to not pay high cell phone bills anymore!!!

    I actually bought like 6 phones total (1 i465, 2 c290, BlackBerry 8330, Mogul, Treo) and I had the Moto Q...I got luck on getting a bundle purchase.....

    anyways I am now keeping the Mogul for me and Moto Q for my son...and selling the others.
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