Boost Trials Unlimited Calling Using CDMA
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.
Boost Offering to Slice MetroPCS, Cricket Bills In Half
Boost Mobile today introduced a limited promotion aimed at enticing MetroPCS and Cricket Wireless customers to switch. Boost will cut the monthly service fees in half for Metro and Cricket customers that sign up for Boost service between now and July 20.
Boost Mobile Matches MetroPCS Unlimited Offer
Boost Mobile today rolled out a new "back to school" service offer that gives families less-costly unlimited service. The new Unlimited Gigs plan costs $50 for one line, which includes unlimited talk and text; 8 GB of mobile hotspot; optimized video, gaming, and music streams; and unlimited 4G LTE data for most everything else.
Sprint Debuts Unlimited Plan of Its Own
Sprint today announced Unlimited Freedom, a service plan that provides unlimited talk, text, and data for two lines at $100 per month. Sprint says the Unlimited Freedom plan offers "optimized streaming" for "video, gaming, and music" and "unlimited LTE data for most everything else." Specifically, video resolution is capped at 480p resolution when streamed over the network, while games are capped at 2Mbps, and music is capped at 500Kbps.
Boost Mobile Bundles Taxes and Fees Into Service Plan Cost
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile today said taxes and fees are now included in the cost of its monthly service plans for new and existing customers. Boost's current customers will not need to do anything to reap the benefits of this change, which will be automatically adopted on all bills after September 8.
Cricket Adds Calling and Messaging From Canada and Mexico
Cricket Wireless today improved its international offering by adding the ability to make calls and send text messages from Canada and Mexico to the U.S. The change means Cricket customers who travel to Canada and Mexico will be able to stay in touch with family and friends in the U.S.
Another Step to Unlimited Plans
All of their customers aren't new wirele...
Why not Motorola ic402/ic502
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'...
I thought Boost was gonna be phased out?