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Rob_
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join:2008-07-16
Mary Esther, FL
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Boost Mobile



Jack_in_VA
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join:2007-11-26
North, VA
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Who is boost mobile? What network do they use?


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
reply to Rob_
Boost doesn't roam... if its not a sprint tower or a legacy nextel tower (for the older iden handsets) it doesn't have service.

That model you linked is on the sprint cdma network (and the sprint/clear wimax network).


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
reply to Jack_in_VA
said by Jack_in_VA:

Who is boost mobile? What network do they use?

Boost is one of sprint's pre-paid divisions. It was acquired when they acquired nextel (boost was nextels pre-paid unit). They originally only used the iden network, but over the years since the merger sprint has been selling phones on the cdma network. There are still quite a few iden handsets out there due to the cheap non contract push to talk service... but they should be moving people over to the cdma push to talk eventually (since they want to re-purpose the iden frequencies by 2013).

Easy way to tell if the model name has an i in front of the number it's on the iden network (like i475), if it has a fancy marketing type name its cdma (like Marquee).

Rob_
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join:2008-07-16
Mary Esther, FL
kudos:1
What's a good prepaid with "unlimited" data and android phones with roaming?

-Rob


Jack_in_VA
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join:2007-11-26
North, VA
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reply to dib22
Thanks for the update. I was just wondering.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
reply to Rob_
said by Rob_:

What's a good prepaid with "unlimited" data and android phones with roaming?

-Rob

pre-paid with roaming AND unlimited data... not sure such a beast exists at this time


swintec
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join:2003-12-19
Alfred, ME
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reply to Rob_
One of the big reasons carriers can offer such cheap prepaid service is because of no roaming.
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dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
said by swintec:

One of the big reasons carriers can offer such cheap prepaid service is because of no roaming.

True... they only ever use their own network to not incur any charges or swaps from the roaming partners.

I am not sure the paltry roaming allowance they offer is worth the 2 year contract however


bobjohnson
Premium
join:2007-02-03
Orlando, FL
reply to dib22
Late to the party but metro pcs and cricket have unlimited data and roaming


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
Oh yea I forgot about that... I can verify that cricket does indeed roam on sprint.


bobjohnson
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join:2007-02-03
Orlando, FL

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I can also verify that metro roams on sprint and us cellular so we combined have made an informative post here.