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Aug 2, 2006, 9:01 AM


i have boostmobile moterola new phone. i was wondering is there anything i can do to not recieve or send text msgs. i tried calling the company they werent no help, so i was wondering if theres any thing i can change in the phone i was thinking the internet@ blah blah thing i just dont know how to find it. do uthink i should try to call the company again that it should be a feature i can block?

some one help!
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Sep 16, 2006, 9:16 PM

Several contradictions on BoostMobile website.

When I was activating my phone, it gave me the option to have unlimited wireless web for 20 cents a day. Website says its 35 cents a day in one place and 20 cents in another. Which is it?

One part of the website says evening calls are 9pm-7am, on another page it says evening calls are 7pm-7am. Which is it?

Someone needs to proofread the site, too, because I found two typographical errors.

Just my observation. Also quite upset there's no way to use my own pictures as wallpaper without buying a USB cable for my i415.
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Oct 22, 2006, 1:25 PM

Go anywhere but to boost!

Worst customer service! Phone reception is bad most the time. You will be mislead by the system and CSR. You have limitations on the web and with phone features. Go with TMobile or Cingular.

Boost has been the worst service I've ever been with.
2 replies

Dec 10, 2006, 8:42 AM

Nextel i830 on Boost ..will it work ?

Supposedly, the DMCA just allowed (11/2006)customers to bring thier cellphones with them to a new carrier and that carriers can not deny a customer unlock codes and registration of the SIM card etc. Of course the phone must be technically compatible.

Is anybody aware of getting a Nextel i830 working on Boost ? I have the phone and SIM and want to go pre-paid on Boost with it.

Thanks ..Badfrog
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May 5, 2007, 6:14 PM

Direct Reboost just came out with a Boost refill that is really good compared with the other refills. No discount, but you can buy however much (or little; you can go as low as $10) airtime you want and it gets applied directly to the phone. No PIN required. Just thought it's a pretty neat development, and so far only BabbleBug has it.

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Jan 11, 2007, 12:26 AM

Unlimited local calling

Looks like Boost is going CDMA in some areas/ Here's a link for more info on unlimited calling : AID=/20070110/FREE/70110007/1002
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Apr 12, 2007, 7:24 PM

Some Boost questions..?

I'm thinking of signing up with Boost, but I have a couple questions..

1 - Can you use any Nextel phone w/ boost?

2 - Since boost is with Nextel, are calls to Sprint or Nextel users free?

appreciate it!
4 replies

Sep 27, 2006, 5:45 PM

loopt - anybody tried it yet?

ok, so i first tried posting in the lounge forum. bad idea. guess they don't talk about phones in there.

has anybody downloaded and tried loopt? my friend sent this video to me »

and it looks super cool and useful. just wondering if any of you boost users have tried it.

i'm stuck in a friggin' 2 year contract so no boost for me for another 9 months.
2 replies

Nov 15, 2005, 3:34 PM

i870 for BoostMobile HELP JESS!!

If I have an i870 that was originally purchased for a Nextal account, can I switch it to my Boost Mobile number. I currently have an i285 with Boost.
3 replies

Dec 11, 2006, 3:17 PM

Motorola RAZR with boost

I have the prepaid i450 boost phone. would I be able to use my sim card on a motorola razr? i dont know much about how it works.
4 replies

Feb 28, 2007, 7:48 PM

i855 or i885

Does anybody have either one that they would like to sell? My son's birthday is coming up and he wants to upgrade his phone. Please reply A.S.A.P.


Feb 27, 2007, 1:31 PM

Question on the I885

Can I play videos clips on the phone and if so what format do they need to be in. For if a move a clip that is in realplayer format to the memory card and be able to play it on my thank you.

Aug 24, 2005, 8:37 PM

Nextel/Boost Retail and TollFree # Reps

Jess (and others)-

I've been reading with great interest the posts about using Nextel branded phones with the Boost Mobile service. I spoke to a Nextel Customer Service rep on the telephone, a Boost CS rep on the telephone, and a Nextel/Boost sales rep in the Nextel store in my local mall, and they all said the same thing:

"Nextel phones WILL NOT work with Boost."

The Boost Phone guy went so far as to tell me that Sprint changed all the SIM cards when they bought Nextel in order to make the old Nextel equipment non-compatible!? That's an interesting line of BS!

Are the reps intentionally misleading me? Are they so poorly educated by Nextel or are they trying to get me to pay big bucks for a Boost branded phone?

OR, are they...
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Jan 31, 2007, 8:43 PM

Potential new boost member here

Hello, Last year i bought a i855 phone from BEST BUY and couldn't get it to activate according to the online form i was filling out, It kept saying that my area is not in boostmobile network Rolling Eyes When i look at the coverage map (before i bought the phone) my town is in the yellow coverage area. I was disappointed to find out that the phone could be activated afterwards. I wonder what the deal is?

I had a friend tell me he ran into the same problem and used a zip code from the Dallas area to activate his even though he is 150 miles away like me and the online form on the boost site took the registration that way.

I took the phone back and got a refund. Fast forward a year and i see these phones are still being sold around here, how ...
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Jan 25, 2007, 2:00 AM

how to get boost off the front of the screen

is there a way to get boost off the home screen to where there is on the wallpaper and time
1 replies

Aug 24, 2006, 7:50 PM

Upgrading from i860 to i875

I'm thinking about upgrading my phone from an unlocked i860 to a i875. Can I just take my sim card from the i860 and put it in an unlocked i875 and be ready to go? Or do I need to call Boost Mobile for this to work? I currently have about $70 on my account, will that carry over to the new phone? Also, I would like to sell my i860 to a friend. Would Boost Mobile give him a hard time if he were to activate that phone with another sim card?
3 replies

Nov 14, 2006, 11:25 PM

hybrid phones on boost could save nextel

since those hybrid cdma/iden phones (ic502) came out, i think boost should carry those phones. Boost mobile is the reason y nextel's IDEN network is crammed, instead of releasing that phone to nextel, boostmobile should get it, it will probably reduce the strain on the iDen network tenfold. Most boost users, use PTT/DC watever you want to call it, that phone could dramatically solve nextel's capacity problem.
4 replies

Nov 3, 2006, 10:21 PM

Boost Mobile i415 Question

Hello! We just got two i415's today and have a question...

We've been trying to chirp my sister-in-law who is a Nextel customer but when we do our phones say "USER NOT REACHABLE A5"
What does this mean?? Her walkie-talkie # looks like this: 0*00*00000 which looks different from our numbers which are like this: 000*0000*0000

I'd appreciate any help!! Very Happy
3 replies

Oct 10, 2006, 1:00 AM

Is there a real difference between network size and call quality between boost and t-mobile

Both companies have smaller networks but are the size and call quality the same or different?
im curious
3 replies

Jan 7, 2006, 11:57 AM

Does anyone know how to unlock my i415?

I already have the Raptor Pro software to unlock the i860,i835,285,730,215's, but it won't work on the 415. Does anyone know what software will work and where I can get it without spending a ton of cash? Is there a chart that I could use to manually calculate the code? Thanks
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