Boost Mobile to commence $50 unlimited plan

Boost Mobile to commence $50 unlimited plan
As postpaid carriers are battling out over wireless supremacy, the prepaid unlimited wars are about to get interesting in its own sphere. Starting January 22, Boost Mobile will start offering consumers a $50 per moth plan which will provide unlimited calling and texting. The new plan will rival those that are found on Leap Wireless International and MetroPCS. The advantage that Boost Mobile has over the other prepaid carriers is the fact that its network is powered by Sprint Nextel while being only $5 more than similar plans found through MetroPCS. They are known to offer the most comprehensive push to talk service in the United States. Although the iDEN network has slower mobile web speeds, Boost is intent on targeting consumers that are looking to use their phones for calls and texting. Neil Lindsay, Boost’s VP of Marketing, states that their service is cheaper than their competitors after taxes and other charges that are taken to account. In this unstable economy, the $50 per month no contract plan may seem gold to anyone.

source: Yahoo



1. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Boost Mobile is entering the unlimited battle eh? Good luck to them. Now, all Boost needs to do is get some new phones and expand their CDMA phone line up.

2. baileyboy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 06, 2009

Well, no need to for CDMA phones because Boost uses the iDen network for the PTT, it says that in the article.

3. Tatum

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 15, 2009

that's right baileyboy. Boost will be phasing out its CDMA unlimited offer, but will continue to support those CDMA customers. Also, Boost will be coming out with more iDEN phones this quarter, so stay tuned!

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Oh, so does this mean that Sprint could use Boost as a way to unload the iDEN network to a carrier that actually uses it? Last time I check, most people buy Sprint CDMA phones and rarely purchase the Sprint Nextel iDEN phones.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow, id never buy boost then. iden? are you kidding? that network is HORRIBLE. more people jump ship from nextell than any other carrier from what i see walkin through my doors. you dont even have good coverage in a dense area like a city, u r screwed!

6. Tatum

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 15, 2009

remixfa, the Nextel National Network (iDEN) is actually performing at its best levels ever. no shoddy coverage at Boost. in fact, Cricket/Leap's prepaid network gets 4 times more dropped calls than Boost, and MetroPCS's prepaid network gets 2 times more dropped calls than Boost, based on independent third-party drive test data from Feb-Sept '08 for common markets within the top 50 most populous U.S. markets. and then they slap you with extra fees and taxes. that's just wrong. - Boost Mobile

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