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Boost Mobile Confirms CDMA Phase Out

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Jan 27, 2009, 12:51 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jan 27, 2009, 2:08 PM

With the newly launched unlimited iDEN plans, Boost Mobile aims to push all subscribers to its iDEN network-based services over time. Boost Mobile spokesperson Tatum Hawkins said, "Boost Mobile will still operate, support and service its CDMA-related products, but it will no longer promote them." If customers wish to sign up for CDMA-based services, they may still do so. However, Boost will no longer create new CDMA products and/or services, nor will it add new CDMA phones to its roster of devices. Hawkins said Boost's new focus is on building up the strength of its iDEN-based services and devices.

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misteromega

Jan 27, 2009, 9:18 PM

????? New Boost Mobile phones and/or especially a PDA?????

Does anybody out there have any definitive information on updated Boost phones with dates? The $50 plan is good but with call waiting and a PDA it would be AWESOME Drooling Drooling
Motorola I9 (Razor Push to talk) coming out 02/01/09 and Blackberry for Boost Mid Feb.
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algorithmplus

Jan 28, 2009, 8:04 AM

Divestiture in the making?

It seems like Sprint is starting to separate the iDEN and CDMA networks more and more. Maybe it's getting ready to divest the iDEN network to government agencies?
Doubtful. When Sprint bought Nextel they were hoping to move all the Nextel customers to iDEN. But they did 2 things wrong.

1. They underestimated how loyal people are to Nextel and they screwed that up with there normal botched customer service. W...
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That is my assumption.
algorithmplus said:
It seems like Sprint is starting to separate the iDEN and CDMA networks more and more. Maybe it's getting ready to divest the iDEN network to government agencies?


This is my thought as well. Spr...
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blndbat

Jan 28, 2009, 6:42 PM

Is this just for boost mobile or unlimited as well ?

That would suck if Boost mobile doesn't take out any new phones for the unlimited plans.
i've been waiting. They took out the krzr but its not that great. they need a GREAT phone.

Hopefully someone can let me know.

thank you.
I am sure they are going to bring out new phones. Motorola is always pumping out new iDEN phones (Not as much as they use to, but I hope with iDEN sticking around longer that Motorola comes out with great phones. However because of my tastes I think I...
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htemboy78

Jan 27, 2009, 2:20 PM

Qchat

Well when Sprint released Qchat phone I thought That Boost would do the same. Sprint is trying to get people to switch from NEXTEL to Sprint and use Qchat -based phones.
htemboy78 said:
Sprint is trying to get people to switch from NEXTEL to Sprint and use Qchat -based phones.

Not anymore. Not like they were before.
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landmarkcm

Jan 27, 2009, 5:19 PM

Boost is horrible hope they go under

I tried the unlimited plan for one day. And too many problems with Boost to list here. Horrible Customer Service, Horrible complicated phones. When they ported my number and gave me a temp to use on there website none of them worked and I had no phone to use. Lets see what else no call waiting they dont tell you about. And the Iden network is not that good signal goes in and out dropped calls even though it said i was in an excellent coverage area. I returned and disputed charges. And Would Highly recommend Cricket if they have service where you are.They are growing rapidly may not be quite nationwide yet but check there site they have greatly expanded coverage. And there top plan at 60.00 comes with 200 Roaming mins just in case and if you ...
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99% of the problems that you describe could have been avoided or discovered earlier if you just researched or asked some questions before you signed up for service and started to port your number. For me Boost is fine and I don't hope they go under. Y...
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jgreg

Jan 27, 2009, 4:05 PM

Benefits vs Disadvantages

Somebody already said there is "no call waiting, sms is shady at times and the reception is not that good". If you are a post-paid customer can you port your # in and if you do, can you port your # out if you do not like the service? What are other strengths and weaknesses other than price?
Well I have had Boost twice over the past couple of years. They are good to go with if you want to have a decent amount of minutes at a decent price and don't want to be locked into a contract. They offer the best prepaid service in my opinion followe...
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I will be honest with you. I have had Boost mobile since 2003. My wife has MetroPCS. And to be completely honest. I prefer Boost to MetroPCS for a few reasons (And in my mind, all are major reasons).

First I live in St. Pete Beach Florida. The Land...
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remusrm

Jan 27, 2009, 1:11 PM

NO SUPRISE HERE!

they will move all to iden and compete to metro and cricket and find a buyer later on...

sadly the iden has no call waiting, sms is shady at times and the reception is not that good since i got it on the 22nd
its the Boost service Not The IDEN that doesnt have call waiting. I have Nextel and I have call waiting
We know that our customers want ‘Call Waiting’ and we are working diligently to add this feature to Boost Mobile phones - please be patient, it's coming! Thank you.

-- Boost Mobile
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partysource

Jan 27, 2009, 1:14 PM

Motorola I9 and New Blackberry For Boost Mobile

From what I heard the I9 is coming out Feb 1st and the Blackberry Mid February. Wow I was not aware Boost didn't have call waiting! So So wack
to bad it's the othert way around. The IDEN network is being phased out, not the cdma network. Because of the Issues with rebanding of public service radio systems. Boost hasn't been on the cdma network yet.
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