Boost's Monthly Unlimited plan better than Virgin's Totally Unlimited?

Boost's Monthly Unlimited plan better than Virgin's Totally Unlimited?
Well, it seems like Virgin Mobile’s newly announced Totally Unlimited prepaid calling plan isn’t as consumer-friendly as Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited offer. The thing is that by signing for Virgin’s Totally Unlimited plan for $49.99, users will get only unlimited calling. In order to obtain unlimited texting, customers will have to pay $10 more, and unlimited Web will cost another $10. On the other hand, signing with Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan will provide the users with unlimited calling, texting and web for $50. A simple calculation now points that you would save about $240 if you choose Boost… Sounds like a better offer to us indeed.

source: SmartBrief

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7 Comments

1. Vitamins4022 unregistered

Too bad Boost has a smaller calling area than Virgin Mobile.

2. baileyboy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 06, 2009

Agree...and a slower network.

3. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

It all depends if the extra 20 a month is worth it to ya.

4. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it really doesn't matter now and days... $50. slower network or not Boost will be a better pick. however, METRO PCS is better than both because none of these two above offer unlimited international texting like metro does, plus, NO CONTRACT signed. if i'm not mistaken Boost and Virgin Mobile are using SPRINT's network.

5. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

from what i have heard, boost offers unlimited international text messaging for $10/month... boost uses sprint's iden network, while virgin mobile uses sprint's cdma network...

6. xolilqt211

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 13, 2009

but bc of boost's unlimited texting plan the texting has now been delayed due to massive usage and it takes hours for messages to be sent or received

7. Consumer

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I have the Boost Monthly Unlimited plan (calls, texts and web) and the overpriced I9 phone. I can't access Gmail. They lied about the problem for four weeks, consuming 12 hours of my time. They have the nerve to cite fine print (which I've never seen and is not prominently displayed) that says there are no guarantees in regard to web access. As if anyone would even think he or she needed an assurance about being able to get onto a major web-based email service used by millions?

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