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Boost Trials Unlimited Calling Using CDMA

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Mar 30, 2007, 2:25 PM   by (staff)

Boost has begun trials of new unlimited calling plans in select Texas and California markets. Instead of using its customized iDEN handsets, the service is only available over Sprint's CDMA network using a Motorola C290. Because it is using an entry level CDMA phone, subscribers won't be able to use walkie talkie or other Boost features. The service runs $45 to $50 per month for unlimited calls, which is similar to MetroPCS and Cricket's prices. These other unlimited calling carriers already offer service in areas where Boost is trialing its plans.

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Mar 30, 2007, 2:46 PM

Another Step to Unlimited Plans

We are getting closer to all carriers offering unlimited plans.
well my question is the coverage going to limit you just in those markets or will you be able to work off the sprint network? if so then yeah unlimited here we come....
Uhh for those who say that the national carriers do not loose market share to the "little" guys who offer unlimited plans...Why is Metro PCS the #1 carrier in all of Florida in terms of number of subscribers??
All of their customers aren't new wirele...

Apr 3, 2007, 8:59 PM

Why not Motorola ic402/ic502

Moto comes out with the ideal phone for Boost and Sprint goes out and chooses not only a phone that cannibalizes Boost's main value proposition (vs. Metro PCS and Cricket) but also has a questionable reputation among users. Read the ratings here and the c290 is basically one step above junk.

So let me get this straight:

Boost mobile comes out of the block featuring the 2 way radio feature and a tag line 'where you at?' (implying that's what you'd use the 2 way radio for). Now they've decided they'll just ditch that and compete in a price-sensitive, high churn, low margin segment against 2 'low cost' competitors. My fearless prediction is more of the same rhetoric in Sprint's press announcements about revenue, margins, etc. as we'...

Mar 30, 2007, 5:08 PM

I thought Boost was gonna be phased out?

Wasn't the Boost network putting a strain on spectrums or something? I don't remember the whole story, I just remember hearing that even though Boost is Sprint/Nextel's biggest earner, that they would have to scale back growth or something. Anyone?
Yea, Boost is putting a strain on the IDEN side on the voice part of the system, but obviously the Walkie Talkie doesn’t use up a lot of resources. That is why they stopped doing a lot of the promotions and other things on the Boost side, and are tr...
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