Boost finding it hard to manage traffic through its $50 unlimited plan

Boost finding it hard to manage traffic through its $50 unlimited plan
For some time now, Boost Mobile’s $50 unlimited voice and text plan has been growing more and more popular. However, it now seems that the Nextel´s network capacity is insufficient to cope with the traffic generated by customers on this plan, informs The Associated Press. As a result – many users are complaining their text messages reach the recipients hours after they have been sent. While this may not be such a big deal for the few remaining fans of voice communication, most heavy texting users will surely demand that something be done and fast! If you are on Boost’s $50 unlimited plan, feel free to share and leave a comment below on whether or not you have experienced similar issues.

*Update*: The Wall Street Journal Blog has now informed that John Votava, a Boost Mobile spokesperson, has confirmed that the company is aware of the issue and is already working to solve it. What's more, the official assures that all problems should be dealt with by May 7 at the latest.

source: TheAssociatedPress, WSJBlogs

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5 Comments

1. frank_j8

Posts: 3; Member since: May 04, 2009

THE BOOST MOBILE TEXT MESSAGING REALLY SUCKS. SOMETIMES MY MESSAGES ARE RECEIVED 14 HOURS LATER. ALSO IVE BEEN TOLD I HAVENT RECEIVED MESSAGES AT ALL.

2. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

actually text messaging has been an issue on the IDEN network for quite some time. There is supposed to be a fix coming rather soon. The network is not over worked that article is bunk.

3. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

I would have to agree with you...when I had Nextel a few years back, it would take forever for me to receive a text from anyone. But nothing is perfect...

4. shayshaybhai

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 31, 2009

the problem is they are using an mms gateway for all texts instead of sms, the network in not overloaded just needs a true sms solution which i hope is the resolution they speak of with a rumored fixed date of may 7th

5. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

We shall see. My aunt still uses Nextel. And I was considering going back because I love the service but there are so many problems. All we can do is cross our fingers and hope that it is true and not a rumor...

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