- 02-26-2006, 05:33 PM #1Junior Member
- 02-26-2006, 05:41 PM #2
Boost is iDEN and has identical coverage to Nextel.
Virgin is CDMA and uses Sprint towers, different technology.
My Sprint phone also roams on Verizon or Alltel towers when I am outside their service area (rural areas like SW Georgia) but I'm not sure whether Virgin would roam through the same providers or not.
Nextel/Boost is the only iDEN network in the USA, so they would not have partners to roam through. They only work on Nextel towers, and therefore you need to make sure Nextel covers the area you plan to use the phone.
They really are apples and oranges, Nextel is great if you stay in the city, and it's even better if you can 2-way your friends for free all the time. If you travel and want the most coverage in the most places, I recommend a CDMA network. Hope this helps.
- 02-26-2006, 05:43 PM #3Junior Member
okay so which should i go with boost or virgin? looking for a good prepaid cellar service with low rates!
- 02-26-2006, 10:51 PM #4
- 02-27-2006, 12:55 PM #5
both of those providers have good coverage in big cities and along major highways but get a little thin ( to be nice ) in a more rural areaIf i helped you some +rep would be good
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- 06-03-2009, 01:57 AM #6Newbie
Re: boost coverage vs virgin mobile coverage
i have Boostmobile and its cool the coverage is good all over most of north carloina , $50.00 boost mobile unlimited
- 06-03-2009, 06:30 PM #7Phone Addict
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Re: boost coverage vs virgin mobile coverageOriginally Posted by Brad729;1002846Nextel
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