The Boost Unlimited plan is the pioneer of low cost unlimited prepaid service. The Boost service is a private subsidiary of Sprint. It uses a combination of the Sprint Nextel iDEN network and for limited service areas, the Sprint CDMA network. One of the advantages of boost is the true unlimited data access which you can take advantage of with some of the more modern phones in the prepaid space. You can also take advantage of the famous Nextel push to talk walkie talkie feature.
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Pricing: $50 a month for unlimited nationwide calling, texting, walkie talkie, and data. International calling available with variable rates. Incoming international texts included in unlimited plan, outgoing available for 10 cents per text. No daily access fees or roaming charges.
Credit Check: None
Activation Fee: No
Daily Access Fees: None
Telecom Taxes: included
Long Distance: Unlimited
Picture and Instant Messaging: Unlimited
Mobile Data: Unlimited
Features: Voicemail, caller id, call waiting and push to talk walkie talkie.
Phone Selection: Boost offers some of the more attractive and modern phones in the unlimited prepaid market place. That being said, they are also more expensive.
Comments: One of the most appealing things about Boost is their phone selection and unlimited data. So if these are you top priorities, then Boost is an excellent choice. With some of the newer unlimited plans entering the market, Boost is no longer the least expensive service. One of the knocks on Boost is the unreliability of their network. This can be attributed to the increased load on the Nextel network caused by Boost’s early popularity when the $50 first came on the scene. If you are a big texter, expect texting delays of 3-4 hours and dropped messages.
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