Phone Scoop

printed September 30, 2014
See this page online at:
http://www.phonescoop.com/carriers/forum.php?fm=m&ff=1&fi=3016287

Home  ›  Carriers  ›

Sprint

Info & Phones News Reviews › Forum  

Back to message list

Replying to:  Consumer Reports 2012 Ratings of Wireless Providers by gloopey1   Dec 7, 2011, 5:07 PM

Re: Consumer Reports 2012 Ratings of Wireless Providers

by cellphonesaretools    Dec 10, 2011, 12:37 AM

I went to the Consumer Reports website to view the ratings first-hand. Sprint does indeed compare well with Verizon's ratings overall (especially when including value for the money).

Sprint really kicked booty in Kansas City, but no surprise there ;-)

I was surprised that Boost was not rated at all in the prepaid section. Virgin Mobile was rated, but no mention of Boost anywhere. Especially perplexing given that Boost rates highly in the JD Power surveys, and to my knowledge only Boost has the "Shrinkage" bill-reduction feature for the consistently on-time payers. Also, Boost overall has a significant subscriber base, so I would have thought that Boost would be rated. For example, this year US Cellular's total subscriber base was around 6 million (albeit postpaid), Virgin Mobile's is roughly the same (5-6, million) while Boost has a total of over 13 million subscribers (11 million CDMA + 2.5 million iDEN). So if the CR survey included the 6 million subscribers of US Cellular, and the 5-6 million of Virgin Mobile, why wouldn't they also include a survey of 11-13 million Boose subscribers?

Am I missing something, or did CR miss something?

Report to moderator

Replies

No replies to this message


Reply You must log in to reply.

Back to message list

‹ all carrier forums

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Phone Scoop on Google+ Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2014 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.
2