Sprint vs Boost
I've got some friends thinking about switching from other carriers to either Sprint or Boost and they asked me to explain the difference between them.
I had never heard of Boost Mobile before so I checked them out. Truthfully I can't see much difference between the plans. I use and EVO 4G and one of the friends just bought a new EVO and had it flashed to work with Boost.
Has anyone had experience with this and why would we stay with Sprint if the cost savings is there?
- 05-10-2011, 08:37 PM #2
- 05-10-2011, 08:45 PM #3
Sprint owns Boost. Literally. Same with Virgin Mobile. No contracts, cheaper phones...Upside is you can use a Sprint phone on Boost, so you could buy an Evo3D off contract and use it on Boost. They won't let you keep your Sprint phone number though.
- 05-11-2011, 01:04 AM #4
I heard that 4G is not available with Boost. But they offer $5 off your bill every 6 months when you pay on time (up to $15 off within 18months). My understanding is that the initial plan is $50/mo. for unlimited everything (no 4G) with the potential to get to $35/mo. after 18/mo. of no late payments. I also heard that phones like the EVO can be made to work on the Boost network.
- 05-11-2011, 11:17 AM #5
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- 05-11-2011, 04:32 PM #10
That about sums it all up. If you consider the potential of being at $35/mo for unlimited talk/txt/data, then this seems to be a huge plus for me. The loss of 4G is no biggie really, since I don't use 4G much, if at all, anyway. If I didn't have to pay early termination on 4 lines for my current Sprint plan I'd already be a Boost customer.
- 05-11-2011, 04:56 PM #11
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also a con of not having sprint service is no insurance or service plan, so when you drop your evo and the screen shatters, your screwed.
- 05-12-2011, 11:43 AM #12
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- 05-16-2011, 11:36 AM #17
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Pro's and Con's on Boost
Boost Pros: Lower monthly service IF you pay on time, Miss a payment your going back to $50! $60 for Blackberry!
Cons: NO customer service, call them and see for yourself, they might answer in an hour!
NO roaming, no sprint tower NO service!
NO Current model phone! Great selection of 2009 discontinued models!
Not all markets have 3G some still working in 2G, and Never will you see 4G!
- 05-16-2011, 11:48 AM #18
- 05-17-2011, 05:34 PM #19
this is it.
its not that complicated.
it is up to each individual to figure out what features are important to him/her and then decide if the price difference outweighs those features
for me it was very easy -
i could care less about 4g
i obviously would like to pay less and not be on contract
however, i live in Tennessee and if you look at the boost/virgin/native sprint map there is coverage only in cities and on the interstate
go off the interstate or leave a city and you have an expensive brick
i chose to pay more on contract with sprint so that i can roam off of Verizons network
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Re: Sprint vs Boost
Yes it is true Boost has no contracts and low fee but, sprint isn't foolish just try a little experiment with a sprint and boost phone next to each other, you'll see a huge difference, you thing they are on a "true" 3g network, well it is but throttled way back, and for good reason, overage. sprint phone fly compared to boost and yes there are roaming charge and certain other things they will charge for as well. they will never give the package that you get with sprint and by the way, sprint gives free navigation, not Boost. you want info on the truth look it up, yes it is a great price if you just text and email. but if you do business or other stuff like playing graphic games, Sprint is the clear winner.
- 03-28-2012, 03:09 AM #25