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Boost Notifies IDEN Customers of Network Phase Out Beginning Next Month

Sprint will shut down the legacy Nextel iDEN network sometime next year as part of it's "Network Vision" Plan to improve 3G capacity and add 4G LTE service.

iDEN is an outdated network technology with very slow data, high operating costs and a declining user base. It makes sense to phase it out and use the spectrum for more modern technogies.

The first phase of the iDEN phase out, which involves shutting down some redundant iDEN towers, has already started in Louisiana. Last month Sprint notified postpaid Sprint/Nextel users in the rest of the country that beginning in April they will be decommissioning some iDEN cell sites and that in-building coverage may be impacted.

A leaked Sprint employee document tells support personnel that qualified postpaid iDEN customers who call complaining of coverage issues should be offered 99¢ upgrades to CDMA phones, including CDMA Push To Talk (Walkie Talkie) phones for those who use the iDEN PTT feature.

Up to now prepaid Boost Mobile iDEN customers have officially been kept in the dark about the iDEN Phase out. But no more. Today I got the following text message on my Boost iDEN phone:

BSTFREEMSG We are making changes to our networks and will reduce select Nextel towers in your area. Click http://msg4u.us/im11 for details.
Clicking the link took me to a page with the following text:

BOOST Updates
As a customer who has an iDEN Series device that operates on the Nextel National Network, we want to ensure you're aware of the changes we are making to our networks, as they could impact your wireless experience.
Beginning in April 2012, we will begin the process of reducing the number of Nextel towers. These activities may impact your coverage on your current network.

We value your business and strive to deliver an exceptional wireless experience. If you encounter changes to your network coverage and have questions, please contact Boost at 1-888-266-7848.
It will be interesting to see what, if anything, Boost will offer customers impacted by the April shut down of some towers or by the total shutdown of the iDEN network. One problem with switching iDEN customers to CDMA is the Boost currently has no CDMA PTT phones to offer to Walkie Talkie using iDEN customers.

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  1. Thats so true.. But I guess SPRINT dont want Boost to have Direct Connecr nomre know that, that feature was the one that made Boost Mobile what it is today..."sad to see it leave"

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    1. All boost phones suck. Straight talk sucks. Get tmobile after 6 months it goes from 50 to 45 prepaid then another 6 months 45 to 40 it does this until its 35 bux a month for unlimited 4g unlimited talk txt web and unlimited PTT ... all android phones have a free PTT app and if u don't wanna choose the ever 6 months ur bill drops 5 bux permeonetly u can work towards a new phone after a year u can get a 300dollar fone FReE TMOBILE is the best it never loses service every tower you see has a tmobile reciever. Good customer service but u don't need it there's never an issue to need it. Any questions email me noogas@gmail.com.. I also have the best android phones for tmobile for sale I mean I used them but they work fine come wit charger ect and if ur switchin from dumbass boost/nextel/sprint ill mail it for free. Lol I don't need em.

      P.S. android owns iphone don't waste ur money on an iphone ndroid is way btter if u know how to use it...again need help my email is noogas@gmail.com

      Android>iPhone
      T-mobile>everyone else

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    2. It's Boost, not T-Mobile that has the Shrinkage plans where your bill drops by $5 every six months.

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    3. IDFK anything Its all Greek to me just want a fxxkin phone to call/tex n shoot pics Boost was ok for what its worth started out at $50 bucx a mo. then recently went up 2 60. That's the hand writing on the wall I guess. I'm switching to consumer cellular spk w/them this am. I can get 2 smart phones w/more then enough X to talk n tex and use of other features, gps, downloads ect...for less then what I'm paying Boost a mo. Anyone remember Bell tel. before the monopoly brkup ? Man, I miss them. All this Star Trek shit is too much for this old timer. Fxxk 'em where they eat their eggs !

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  2. Well....as of today, they still offer Nextel phones, and the sales reps in their stores, know nothing about the Iden network shutting down....

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    1. Just called boost mobile to upgrade an iden phone and was told that they are taking down the towers and the phones with sim cards will be no more.....

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  3. I hate the fact I'm going to lose my walkies talkie it really really suck big time. This why I came to boost in the first place. I got the beep beep feature and it was a hell of lot cheaper. I hate sprint towers i drive a truck for a living and can't get service with sprint 99.9% of the time. My husband works in areas where sprint don't offer service. If I cant get service with boost when they shut down Nextel I will have to pay more for a new phone and service somewhere else.I don't want to!!! but why have a cheaper phone with no service.The other day no one in the company could talk to each other cause of no service guess this must have been why. It made our day very hard.

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    1. I agree I only use the walkie talkie part of my Boost mobile!!! All employee's have one so we have direct contact on all the job sites! Now I will have six accounts that will be worthless!!! Been with boost mobile since day one! What about all of your loyal customers?

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  4. BTW the sales reps has also told my husband my son and everyone i know that I'm wrong the phones all run off the same tower.This proves I'm right and they got lied to.My son didn't know what to say when I showed him this but one thing " Sorry mom I didn't believe you I thought the people working for boost would know what they was talking about" the workers are told what to say so they don't lose customers this goes for any company not just phone company's.

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  5. This is a big imposition on some long time Boost customers. Boost has already doubled its price from 10 cents a minute to 20 cents, for some customers.

    Will those who take the 99 cent deal have to turn in their old IDEN phones, or will they continue to work along with a CDMA phone (at least until the IDEN phone is unable to connect with anything)?

    What models of CDMA phones are included in the deal for 99 cents?

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    1. The 99c deal is for Sprint/Next postpaid customers not Boost customers. The iDEN phone doesn't have to be returned but it will stop working when the number is transferred to the CDMA phone.

      I don't know what model phones are offered to Nextel customers switching to CDMA. Probably not very good ones.

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    2. Probably only the phones that are currently free for eligible sprint customers to upgrade to (11 phones currently, 3 of them are refurbs) or the cheapest sprint direct connect phone available (Kycero Duracore). I imagine they will allow their post paid customers to pay the difference to get what they prefer since they will probably be resetting their contracts. Basically they will let sprint customers using iDen upgrade for 99 cent instead of $36 before their contract is up.

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  6. Is there anyone out there who has accepted the 99 cent deal yet, who can tell us what models of CDMA phones are involved?

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    1. Sprint Nextel sent a flyer to my husband with 3 phone options under the upgrade deal. When I called to get info, they did say there were others..I didnt get that info. BUT here are the 3 offered on the flyer:
      Kyocera DuraMax ( like the RUGGED )
      Motorola Admiral
      Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic ( $49.99 )

      As for Boost phone options, I called today to ask what and when do I expect things to go nuts. He said my IDEN phone will continue to work until MIDDLE of 2013...some reason I dont believe him, lol....he said that there will be android phones with push to talk capabilities , BUT a Google app had to be downloaded in order for it to function. When I asked if this would be an additional charge he said " Boost does not have that info right now " REALLY ??? I am also beginning to wonder if the Boost pricing we all love is a thing of the past as well ??? just sayin

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    2. ALSO ...Looking at Boost android phones with PTT , these phones are NOT available on the pay as you go service..contracted service ...:/

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  7. Boost mobile sucks!!!!!!!! My bf n I both bought the i1 activated them both at the same time n his works but mine dosent. N nobody at boost could tell me why. Lmfao. So ridic. So basically I paid $150 for the phone $50 for minutes n didn't even get to use it. Watta ripoff. I took my number n went to straight talk. Its 100% better than boost. Sooooooo happy I don't have to deal with boost mobile customer service anymore they suck!

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  8. Boost Mobile stinks. I have not been able to receive text messages since March 26, 2012. I been on the phone with Boost for a week. I bought a new Boost Mobile phone last month. I should of waited. thinking about going to straight talk.

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  9. From what it states on the Boost Mobile website, Iden will NOT be shutdown entirely?? They claim that only excess capacity will be reduced. Is this misleading to iden subscribers?

    http://www.boostmobile.com/idencoverage/

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    1. Actually it says "In 2012, these activities will NOT shutdown the Nextel National Network." The key phrase is "In 2012". The iDEN shutdown (aka "eventual network consolidation") is scheduled for 2013.

      It is misleading. I think Sprint is trying to keep from freaking out PTT users so they stay on iDEN until Boost CDMA PTT phones are available. And maybe sell off its stock of i475 and i296 iDEN phones.

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    2. sprint workers are liars in the southern lansing area the iden network does not work at all they shutdown down all iden towers

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  10. I've been using Boost for years. I have the pay as you go. I only use a cell for talk. I called them today and they are offering me (free)a Motorola w385 phone. I didn't take the offer. I told them that I wanted to check out the phone first. They also offered a Motorola c290 which is older then the w385. The c290 has an antenna and I think it first came out in 3005. The w385 is a little newer: 2007 or 8. They don't offer these on their website. They do have two or three on the web site for sale. No PTT.

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    1. We have had our phones for 3 months and want to know why we were not told about this when we bought the phones. this means we paid 150.00 for 2 phones and paid 100.00 a month and paing for three month a total of 300.00 we are going to lose all of this money. We changed to the boost phones sdto save money but now I fell we have flusned this money down the drain.If u do not have the new phones and dont know when u are going to get them what are we going to do.

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  11. They want everyone off because when 911 happened it was the only thing that worked! This is a farce.

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  12. If something works, leave it alone. Sounds like a case of greed. Mo money, Mo money. Been with boost for many years and ust the ptt for work. Now What? Why no early warning this was coming? Didn't want to lose paying customers any sooner. Since Sprint took over boost it has gone down hill. SPRINT SUCKS!!!

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  13. I got the .99 cent admiral and activation fee waved. The total came to $4.62 with local taxes. The phone is not bad at all. I came from the titanium so it was close, if not better than what I was using. The Direct connect works better than Iden. I have been on Nextel since it was called Fleetcall. My Sprint Account number is only 4 digits instead of 8 or 9 like I have seen. Sprint was very concerned when I told them I was moving to Verizon and thier PTT. I must say Sprints Retention Dept convinced me. I am in Southern AZ near the border of Mexico and Nextel was working great but shuts down May 31st. My Sprint connect is connecting with the Mexican Produce Truckers who are on Nii Nextel International with no issue. I hope this helps. I was upset and mad about this also but in opinion sprint did good. PS the admiral dual microphone setup is the best even with window down in the truck people say I sound like I am on an office line. The Phone flawlessly roams on Verizon also.

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    1. OH GREAT TO HEAR! I JUST ACCEPTED THE .99 CENT DEAL AND THEY WILL BE SENDING ME THE PHONE SOON. I WAS JUST HOPING THAT I DIDN'T MAKE A MISTAKE IN ACCEPTING. EVEN THOUGH THEY DID SAY YOU HAVE 14 DAYS FREE TO TRY. THEY WAVED THE SHIPPING COST. THEY SAID THEY ARE STARTING TO GET RID OF THE NEXTEL TOWERS AND EVENTUALLY BY MID 2013 THERE WILL ALL BE GONE. MY WORRY WAS TO KEEP THE COMMUNICATION WITH DIRECT CONNECT WITH MEXICO AND HE SAID THIS MOTOROLA ADMIRAL WILL WORK. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS IF YOU TRAVEL TO MEXICO, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO DC WITH THE ADMIRAL. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TRANSFER SERVICE TO THE CURRENT NEXTEL MOTOROLA WHILE YOU ARE IN MEXICO AND THAT SHOULD WORK WHILE YOU ARE VISITING. ONCE YOU GET BACK TO THE USA, YOU CAN CHANGE BACK TO THE ADMIRAL.

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  14. Hi well I have been with boost mobile for a few month and it work good in was state and I don't care what people thinks about this company

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  15. If they knew they were going to do this, they should have pulled the phones off the shelves and replaced them with ones that would work with the new system. Instead they rip you off by letting you buy a phone and get set up and force you into a situation where you either upgrade or buy a new phone and lose all the money you spent on the first one. That should qualify for a lemon-law warning. Our phones worked fine the first month, then all the bars went away and now we can't call from our apartment. The rest of the time, lost calls, in and out conversations, and interruptions are the norm. How can you get a job if you can't keep a conversation going on your phone? I'm willing to be they lose thousands of people over this crap!

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    1. Did you contact Boost? They have been sending free CDMA replacement phones to customers who report coverage issues with iDEN.

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    2. Yes, Boost is sending out cdma phones to I1 owners.The phones are used and cheap.This is inconsiderate and insulting to a customer that paid over $400 for their phone.

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    3. Very true, I'm also wondering if they will let me keep my grandfathered 10¢/minute iDEN pay as you go plan when they force me to CDMA next year.

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  16. I have almost a year with my motorola I1,,now Boost is saying that Im not going to be able to use it in 2013???!!! I paid $350.00 for this phone , so now im just going to have to throw it away!!nooo!! Boost should make a promo at least so customers can turn in their PTT phones for another type.

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    1. I also paid $380 including tax for the i1 a year ago.The phone will be worthless this december when the nextel tower is deactivated in my area.I called Boost to complain and was told not to worry because they have a buy back program.The buy back will pay me $30 for my phone.I feel like I was raped by this company.I1 owners need to start a class action lawsuit against Boost.

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    2. I paid $400.00 at best buy in Jan,2011 for my i1 android phone;and now Boost Mobile will buy it back.....for $5.00..go figure!Boost Mobile is getting rid of iden phones and are not even offering a cdma phone in exchange.You have to be a Sprint only customer to get a ptt phone. I really think we should all get on the bandwagon and file a class action law suit against Nextel/Sprint.........

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    3. The I1 has reached the end of its tech life. You beat Moore's Law by 6 months.
      Boost does not owe you anything, as you can see if you read your contract with them. You agreed to that contract when you used Boost service.
      Nobody I know of won a class action suit when wireless changed to all-digital and all the analog phones and original EDS OnStar systems stopped working.
      Sprint also gave contract users free phones when Sprint Spectrum converted to Sprint PCS back in ancient times. Phones were just phones then.
      Sprint started talking about turning off iDEN around the end of 2009. They formally announced Network Vision Plan in 10/2010, three month before you bought your phone. They said that under the plan they would shut down iDEN. Sprint had already written off $30B of their $36B investment by 2008. This service bled big money for 8 years, but they have kept it going for those 8 years.
      But you bought the I1 and still got 2 years of service out of it. The best PTT around.

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  17. I have noticed a big change in my service the last 2 days. Believe me it sucks. Everytime I go to use my phone it says no service, I have never had a problem with my service in my home, but now it's not worth a damn. It was working great 3 days ago, now nothing. Whats the use in having a phone with no service, that sucks. I have been with boost now for atleast 10 years or maybe longer and never had but good service, never droped a call or rarely was any where where I didn't have service on it, always worked great. But now it won't even pick up in my own home that shit is for the birds. Why did boost want to make such a bigggg f...... mistake like this. They have lost another customer, I will not deal with sprint they suck.

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    1. I have been with Nextel for quite some time. I can no longer use my phone at my house because they disconnected the Nextel tower in my town. I can use the phone in other areas. They want me to switch to Sprint, but admitted the service would still only be fair in my town since there is no longer a tower here. Why would they disconnect and totally allow service to be lost?

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    2. I'm surprised by that too. You would think they would convert the existing iDEN tower in your town to CDMA. I guess they feel there are too few subscribers in your area to pay for the cost of the conversion and maintenance of the tower.

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  18. I paid $432 including tax for an I1 a year ago.The IDEN network is being discontinued rendering the phone useless.I called Boost and they informed me they will buy it back for $31.I will give BOOST credit for encouraging their customers to stay by kicking them in the ass.

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  19. I bought the cheapest boost phone out a few years ago after I was in a very bad car accident. I have no issues with my i290 service wise whatsoever. I too did get the text today from Sprint and any issues I have ever had Boost has handled swiftly and very professionally. I am going to wait it out and see what happens because I was thinking of purchasing a new phone anyhow just haven't had the heart to part with my i290 because it is the most durable model/phone ever. I have dropped this phone so many times not funny, had to let it sit in a tub of rice for a couple of days once when it got dropped into water but the darned thing still works like it's brand new.

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  20. since the PTT IDEM phones will be phased out I was told that I could get a CDMA andriod phone and get an app to have walkie talkie from google. I asked if the 3rd. party service would be an additional charge, the Boost rep said they couldent say because its out of their hands, meaning obviously it will be extra charge for PTT services. I use my boost for walkie talkie to mexico and phone for everything else, I'm Pissed that thats the best Boost can do. I got off sprint when i went to boost cause I was so sick of sprint ripping me off every month. My room mate was with sprint too and went to Straight Talk, for over a year now. He's happy as hell. Since Straight Talk works on the best service provider in the nation (Verizon) he has been totally content with his service. I was thinking that Straight Talk must have android phones and if im going to have to pay more i might as well get the best network! I made it down to $40.00 per month and have my International Connect for $5.00 more totalling $45.00 per month. I will be reaching $35.00 mile stone soon, and my monthly phone will be $40.00 for everything. The Boost rep told me that the cheapest plan for CDMA smart phones was $40.00 per month plus the additional charges for International Connect will still be $5.00 per month extra. who knows if they will actually not charge more for the CDMA service packages for android phones. we just dont know. Im looking into Straight Talk myself. Leave it to Sprint to mess up a perfectly good thing..

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    1. Current Boost iDEN customers can get a free Samsung Array, Samsung Factor, Sanyo Innuendo, Kyocera Hydro, and BlackBerry Curve 9310 (does not include taxes). Or a discount of $100 on any other Boost CDMA phone. Offer valid through 12/31/2012, while supplies last in select markets and only in independent, authorized Boost dealer locations (excludes national retail chains and boostmobile.com). More info here.

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    2. Time to act, it seems.

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    3. A new LG Venice for $69.99 would make some of those i1 holdouts happier...

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  21. anonamous dec 14 2012 910 pm EVERYONE IS RIGHT boostSUCKS THEY LET YOU BY A EXPENSIVE PHONE THEN TO BAD SO SAD BUY ANTHER ONE wE are legal theives.I am complaining to the atorney jenerals office also to bbb and anyone thinking of bying a cell phone they will rip you off to a upgrade my a.. They don;t even have the phone they say they do sad company sad company I hore they o bankedrup real soon along with sprint

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    1. You do not have to buy another one. Get your free phone before the end of the month. Read the post up above.

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    2. Sprint is not going bankrupt. SoftBank just paid $20 Billion to get 70% of Sprint and provide $8 Billion in new money to finish "Network Vision" upgrade plan. SoftBank is a very smart company. They would not have wasted $20 B if they did not think Sprint had a good plan to dump iDEN and reuse the spectrum for LTE, a much better, faster technology.

      iDEN is very old and obsolete. Data is very slow. It should have been shut down years ago.

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  22. weird thing is im in south texas close to mexico and some stores are still activating boost ptt sim cards with a $10 credit for $75 or you can buy mexico nextel sim cards for $100 and pay $55 a month for unlimited ptt

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  23. my girlfriend and I both have i475 phones. we have been with boost since 2007. she lives in mexico part time and I here in california. when we first started we could call and talk cell to cell , mms text, walkie talkie when she was in mexico. all for $60.00! it was awesome then direct connect cell to cell stopped! we bought other phones with boost and stayed with them! everything good with srinkage we got down to $40 per month with direct connect from cell ,here in the states to landline in mexico we could still mms text back and forth. we got over nomore direct cell to cell! but in august 2012 everything started going down hill fast! now my service coverage has declined considerably and "due to maintenance costs for iden towers" have increased our monthly pay as u go charges back up to $ 55.00 ! was thinking of buying the new LG or Android for $200. but reading all these comments makes me VERY scepticle. anyone know of a service that is the same or really really close to what we had before? note: I was with sprint for 9 years and had a falling out with their unwillingness to consider my loyalty about questionalble charges and changes back in the late 90's early 2000's when very similar changes with systems and services with significant price changes by Sprint. This is not the first time Sprint is involved with this kind of uphevel !!!!!!

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    1. Boost iDEN was a great deal for people who travel frequently between the US and Mexico. There's really nothing currently available that comes close.

      Telcel America's $60 plan gives you unlimited calls and texts from the US to Mexico but doesn't roam in Mexico so your girlfriend would need to use a Mexican cell phone when she is there.

      AT&T Go Phone's $25 and $50 plans include unlimited text messaging for the US to Mexico with calls to Mexico 10¢/minute to landlines an 26¢ to mobiles. Roaming calls from Mexico to the US are 25¢/minute and texts are 25¢ to send and 20¢ to send.

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  24. BOOST DNA IS THE WALKIE FEATURE, WILL NOT BE SURPRISED IF SPRINT AND BOOST GO OUT OF BIZ. ITS HARD TO CATCH UP TO T MOBILE, AT&T, AND VERIZON WHEN THEY ARE ALREADY ON THE PAGE.

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    1. Sprint launched CDMA PTT phones in July, 2011 and is capturing a large share of iDEN dropouts with a low-cost PTT add-on feature, despite a big push by AT&T. Softbank would not have offered to pay $20B for 70% of Sprint if they did not believe in Network Vision upgrade plan and Sprint's future. They are betting $8B on Net Vision alone. Softbank is a very well-run company with smart leaders.

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  25. Received SPAMware, SPYware message in my Virgin PayLo

    Phone. Can anyone tell me what is going on here???!!!


    In un requested cellular text message
    Thu, May 23 2013, 9.53am
    From: 8682
    To:Me
    VMFreeMsg: Your smartphone may contain confidential

    data. (longer message see bottom of page)

    http://msg4u.us/spsv

    When I go on desktop with various tries to:
    http://msg4u.us/
    Try1 Webpage alarm shows:
    Oops! Google Chrome could not find msg4u.us
    Try2 webpage alarm shows:
    This domain name has been registered with Gandi.net
    It is currently being parked by the owner
    See the domain's public registration information
    Try3 webpage alarm shows:
    "Acuity - WAP Link System" and nothing else
    Try4 webpage alarm shows:
    "Acuity - WAP Link System" and nothing else

    Seems like they are spying into my desktop too.

    Does anybody know what those people are doing?!!!!

    Sequence of events:

    1. When I go there by way of desktop internet,
    Virgin page below opens up and has just advertisements

    for Virgin home main:

    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/lost-or-stolen-phone-

    replacement?key=spsv

    2. When I go there by way of Virgin Paylo Phone

    interternet shows:

    http://msg4u.us/spsv (with choices)
    1 Browse
    2 Share
    3 Save to contacs

    3. When I go to "1 Browse" by way of virgin Paylo

    Phone shows Virgin mobile, text only, Home page:

    RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN, When I press the "down button" to

    see more,then changes to mixed up screen, almost

    unintelligibe with content from MY ACCOUNT PAGE in red

    text: ACTIVATE, TOPUP. Part of Virgin Home page: with

    the word Virgin in trademark graphics, text for

    Coverage Map (black text), Find a store, PLANS, WHY

    CHOOSE US, SUPPORT, CART.
    GREEN DOWNLOAD BAR ADVANCING FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES THEN

    OFF with no additional changes.


    http://msg4u.us/spsv Seems to be a SPAM Cellphone

    ware, SPY Cellphone ware, violation of privacy act,

    IDENTITY THEFT internet activity. A sequence of events

    showed up on my newly acquired Virgin cell phone as a

    TEXT message. I clicked on the web link

    "http://msg4u.us/spsv" my cell phone acted up funny

    with scrambled messages which included words which are

    found on the PRIVATE my account page. People with

    knowledge of tracking down internet crooks and

    IDENTITY THEFT THIEVES should track down the link

    "http://msg4u.us/" seems that the last 4 letters of

    the URL provides the thieves with access to the cell

    phone company and the individual cell phone being

    targeted. Then the info used to report back the the

    homebase of the IDENTITY THEFT THIEVES. What do you

    think is going on? Nothing to do with corporate

    politics, nothing to do with business, nothing to do

    with anything else, just straight Identity theft

    activity, SPAM of SPYWARE for the purpose of IDENTITY

    THEFT. This happened to me on 5/23/2013 and all

    started with an unrequested text message which read on

    my Virgin PayLo phone as follows:

    More info on SPAMware SPYware text message received in

    my Virgin PayLo phone:

    Full Text message window reads:

    Thu, May 23 2013, 9.53am
    From: 8682
    To:Me
    VMFreeMsg: Your smartphone may contain confidential

    data.
    Learn how to protect it. Visit (link)

    http://msg4u.us/spsv

    On summary window:
    8682's MESSAGES
    8682:VMFreeMsg: Your
    smartphone may contain confidential data. Learn how

    to...

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    1. Not sure why you post this comment here as it has nothing to do with the Boost iDEN shutdown.

      I usually delete off-topic comments but you seem worried so I'll try to answer.

      I'm 100% sure that the message is not SPAM or spyware and is nothing to worry about.

      msg4u.us is a domain owned by a company called Acuity Mobile which is owned by Nokia. Acuity provides a service that Sprint uses to send messages to customers in the form of a text message with a link to open a longer message in their mobile browser.

      I get this type of message on my Boost and Virgin phones frequently, usually to notify of a TOS change or new service that Virgin or Boost is offering.

      It looks like the Acuity system sent a broken link to your phone, for some reason, maybe a bug or human error. msg4u.us/spsv points to a non existent web page which is why you are getting redirected to the main Virgin Mobile site.

      My advice is to ignore and delete the message.

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    2. Thanks for replying to it and not deleting it. Though he posted on the wrong topic, but this is the only page I was able to find on the internet, that describes this issue. I also became a little worried and started searching the internet for it.

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  26. Boost sucks they should have never got rid of ptt. That saved lives. It was quick and easy to use when you were in trouble and needed belp.

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  27. I think people stay on the phone to much I got boost the only thing I don't like about is the service sucks besides that I like it I just use it for calling and text lil bit

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