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Virgin, Boost or Cricket? And the Phone?


Sep 16, 2011, 10:29 AM
Hey, gang. It's the dude from Texas again, hoping some of you all can help clear up a few things that popped up, ironically, while doing my homework for a new phone.
So here's the deal. I've been with Cricket for 2 years, and notwithstanding some customer care issues(after reading some of y'all's posts, it looks like I'm not alone), I've been pretty satisfied.
I now feel that I'm emotionally and mentally prepared to "graduate" to an Android smartphone. This decision did not come without a lot of introspection and deep thought. My therapist was involved, and she agrees with my decision 🤨 .
Okay, enough screwing around. Anyway, I'd like to stay with one of the "no-contract" carriers, preferably Boost Mobile because o...

Oct 29, 2011, 12:14 PM
All carriers employ partnerships for coverage expansion. Sprint owns boost so while boost uses some of sprint's older pcs towers it does not receive the full benefit of the sprint network. Virgin mobile is now owned by AT&T and is again on it's older towers. both have some advantage and disadvantages. mostly with after purchase support, and both are standard pre paid phones. they offer no warranty beyond a short return period, and no third party handset protection. you buy it, if you break it you buy it again.

Cricket as well uses partnerships to expand it's coverage and has a larger coverage area than virgin or boost. while the phone support is not the greatest since they have corporate owned store locations to provide support you can g...

Nov 1, 2011, 9:32 AM
Did you make that up as you went along or are you passing along what you heard from someone else?
Big Brother

Jan 22, 2012, 5:38 PM
Yes, I am.

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