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T-Mobile, MetroPCS and Cricket Customers Can Slash Their Payment in Half at Boost Mobile

Sprint has expanded its Slash Your Bill in Half promotion to the Boost Mobile Prepaid brand. Now through Sept 30, customers bringing their phone number over from Cricket, T-Mobile, MetroPCS and Puerto Rico's Claro and Open Mobile can cut their payment in half. Boost is calling the promotion Slash Your Payment In Half. There are three Slash Your Bill in Half plans:
  • $20/month - unlimited talk, messaging and data including 2.5 GB of high speed data
  • $25/month - unlimited talk, messaging and data including 5 GB of high speed data
  • $30/month - unlimited talk, messaging and data including 10 GB of high speed
    In addition to data, the Slash Your Payment in Half Plans include unlimited domestic voice minutes and messaging.

    The slashed prices are good for one year after which customers will be switched to a current Boost plan with a comparable amount of data.

    There are some limitations to the offer:
    • It is only available at  participating Boost dealers, not online or at national retailers like BestBuy, Target or Walmart. Use the Boost Mobile dealer locater to find nearby dealers. Check the Customer Support box on the locater form to exclude top-up only and national retailer locations and show only Boost dealers.
    • Customers must port a number from Cricket, T-Mobile, Claro, Open Mobile or MetroPCS to Boost.
    • Only 3G or LTE smartphones, including iPhones are eligible for the promotional plans. Feature phones, WiMAX phones and BlackBerrys are excluded.
    • The customer must not have been a Boost customer in the last 30 days.
    • The Slash Your Payment in half promotion can not be combined with any other offer including mail-in rebates.
    Updated 7/24: Promotion extended to Sept. 30 and now includes ports from T-Nobile, Cricket and Open Mobile.

    Source:  Sprint

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    1. On the dealer locator, selecting customer support will show boost exclusive stores not any non-exclusive dealers.

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    2. The annual savings from Boost will pay for a used, Sprint iPhone 5S.

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    3. 3G speeds for streaming video, no thanks. Give me full LTE speed for all applications, and I'd think about it.

      Actually, doesn't slowing down data for video streams violate the new Net Neutrality rules?

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      1. They updated that as well....feature code is ES for enchanced streaming....Come to data...

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      2. I don't understand what you are saying. Is Boost is no longer throttling streaming videos to 600 Kbps?

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      3. So Boost no longer limits video streaming to 3G? This might be worth looking into despite coverage issues.

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      4. All up to date plans you can choose enhanced streaming which is at 4G speeds where available. Come to data....

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    4. Does boost mobile have CDMA roaming?

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    5. I have to say if I were a current Boost customer I would be pissed at all these promos that benefit new customers and little to nothing for current customers!

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      1. Promos on all operators are mostly about getting new customers.

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      2. Ya, but these are not teasers to get you in the door, many of these are long term offers that undercut current users.

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    6. So do they pay for the plans and the phone? And which phones are eligible for this promotion?

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      1. The plans are half price but the customer still has to pay for the plan and for a phone. Only 3G or LTE smartpones, including iPhones are eligible for the promotional plans. Feature phones, WiMAX phones and BlackBerrys are excluded.

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    7. No feature phones? This promo makes sense only if it's for porting in from any provider other than those that run on Sprint's network and it should permit feature phones... How would they even know what plan you are coming from? Any idea?

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      1. Dealers are supposed to ask you what plan you are currently on. I don't think they have any way of knowing.

        I don't know why feature phones are excluded. Maybe Sprint figures customers who buy a more expensive phone are less likely to churn.

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    8. If I left Cricket for this, I'd slash my coverage by half, and my data down to one-tenth of my allowance now.

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      1. ...AND you would have to buy a CDMA Sprint/Boost phone just to take advantage of this offer...and if you leave after a year, your CDMA phone isn't worth much because hardly any other MVNO will allow you to use it on their network...
        CONCLUSION: Not worth the hassle!

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      2. cdma boost phones start at 29.99 .

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      3. I'd lose my ability to stream Netflix and to tether too, right?

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      4. After 12 months on a Boost plan you can use your Boost phone on any Sprint MVNO like FreedomPop or Ting.

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    9. Saving $30/month, $360/year could buy someone a backup phone, a Truphone SIM with extra airtime and a whole lot of extra fun.
      10GB/month is plenty for almost everyone.

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    10. I never used Sprint before and with AT&T presently. Can anyone tell me how is their network quality for voice and data in the Southern California market ( L.A. OC and San Diego areas??)

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      1. In 1 word....HORRIBLE! Stay with AT&T. Its more expensive than Sprint, but what good is dirt cheap when you cant use it.

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      2. Here is a link from RootMetrics latest (First Half 2015) Los Angeles,CA Report http://www.rootmetrics.com/us/rsr/los-angeles-ca/2015/1H

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      3. Beware of outdated info that always gets posted on the forum when you mention the word "Sprint." Network Vision upgrades, all the rip and replace is done, and the LTE network now covers 280M people now, with many rural partnerships in place.
        Performance has improved dramatically. in 111 of 125 markets to be measured in the first half of 2015, RootMetrics awarded Sprint a total of 156 first place (outright or shared) RootScore Awards for overall, reliability, speed, data, call or text network performance, compared with just 21 award wins in the same 111 markets in the first half of 2014. You can check RootMetrics for SOCAL performance.

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      4. I'm in Northern CA and Boost coverage is fine in and near cities over 100,000.

        It's not good if you drive around the state. For example there's a 160 mile coverage gap along CA-101 from Coverdale to just outside Eureka. There another gap on I-80 between Sacramento and Reno and no coverage at all on I-80 between Reno and the Utah border.

        Rural partnerships don't do Boost customers any good either as there's no roaming on Boost.

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      5. Hello Dennis,
        Can you roam off Sprint in those areas if you have roaming capabilities e.g., Ting(included) or Ring Plus (14c min)?

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      6. You have to visit another website to check this because Dennis does not have a coverage map that shows prepaid roaming for Ting, RingPlus or Virgin Custom.

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      7. Check Ting's coverage map. It shows good coverage now on CA-101 between SF and LA and from Sacramento to Reno (just a few, short gaps). There is roaming coverage available all around these routes, and from Reno across Nevada to Utah.

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      8. Correction: I took a wrong turn. There is only roaming coverage on CA-101 from Coverdale to just outside Eureka.

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      9. Sprint roaming coverage as shown on the Ting map is excellent. I don't understand why Sprint doesn't offer extra cost roaming on all prepaid plans. For some reason Sprint likes leaving money on the table: no roaming, no BYOP. Coverage Check | Republic Wireless

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    11. Stay CLEAR of Sprint. Here in Elizabeth City, NC you can only get coverage in the city. Head south toward Hartford and you get no signal. Its only 3G all over Elizabeth City and you have to be in Va Beach or Norfolk to get 4G and its only right smack dab in the heart of the cities. Boost does not roam so 95% of where I travel the phone is useless. Its worse than a Joke. My friend visited me from Lansing, Michigan and she has Boost. She quickly realized in North Carolina and South Carolina you could hardly ever use the phone. When she got back to Lansing she switched Cricket because at the time AT&T didn't have as good of a deal as they do now. But still she loves her service now. Point being is STAY CLEAR of Boost, Virgin, Sprint Prepaid or anything Sprint.

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      1. Christ, here in Metropolitan San Francisco, SPRINT has an awful time connecting... Now that's some pretty sad S***!

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      2. Sadly, THE LEGACY, You are correct. That's the reason why I switched from Virgin Mobile ( which utilizes the SPRINT network) to PTEL mobile ( which utilizes the T-Mobile network)... The difference in IMPROVEMENT has been EXTREMELY DISCERNABLE!

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    12. For those we are asking about California - Sprint is actually fine. I live and travel all over California and Sprint is pretty good in vast majority of the populated areas.

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      1. I never had a problem with the call quality on the SPRINT network...BUT connecting to the Internet always required a Herculean Effort! Extremely Aggravating & Frustrating!

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      2. My stepsons in OC switched from Virgin Mobile (Sprint MVNO) to Cricket about 2 months ago, and say their days of frustration with dropped calls, data interruption, etc. are over. They couldn't be happier with the switch

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    13. Its weird that MetroPCS' $60 plan isn't eligible. I know its unlimited data vs 10GB but still I bet some MetroPCS customers would switch to save $30 per month.
      And I too was thinking that throttling video streaming violates the net neutrality rules. I wonder if Sprint is still doing that?

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    14. Boost wants no part of Metro Pcs unlimited 60 buck plan, it's the one plan that's not part of the promo.

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    15. Sprint was very good in all the North Carolina markets tested by RootMetrics during the first half of 2015. Call and text reliability was excellent - a virtual tie with Verizon and AT&T.
      Data speed and performance was not quite as good as the others, which brought the overall Sprint scores down a little in the 6 markets tested. Overall, Sprint performance was solid and competitive in the 6 markets tested.
      Order Ting, Virgin Custom or Sprint Prepaid service if you need roaming in rural areas.

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      1. If you choose Ting, Virgin or Sprint Prepaid than you won't get this offer anyway and since Ting, Virgin and Sprint Prepaid all cost more than Cricket (with AT&T coverage) and MetroPCS (with AT&T voice roaming) I don't see a reason to choose a Sprint based service with extra cost or limited roaming.

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      2. Ting and RingPlus cost less than Cricket for many people, and have extensive voice and text roaming.
        Cricket is just a second-class operator except for the GoPhone coverage, and I will never use them.

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      3. I don't understand what makes Cricket a second class operator especially when compared with RingPlus. Ting and RingPlus only cost less than Cricket if you use very little data. Cricket costs less for the same amount of data that's included with Cricket plans.

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    16. This is a good deal. I'm switching my wife to this plan when I get a chance. 30 dollars for 10gb is a steal.

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    17. $20? And you're still complaining.

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    18. $30 for 10GB and unlimited talk and text.
      I know I'm going to hear about tmobile $30 plan being the god of all plans even though it only includes 5gb and 100 minutes.

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    19. Wow $20 is almost worth just having a backup phone. My" secret" $30 tmobile plan is looking a bit week.

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    20. IF ( emphasis on "IF"! ) T-Mobile or AT&T had an offer like this, it would be WELL WORTH taking advantage of because of the possibility of using a GSM BYOD, which you could take with you after the year was up, and go to a different MVNO.
      ...BUT...once again CDMA phones of SPRINT/BOOST/VIRGIN ( and even Verizon for that matter) demonstrate their Achilles Heel!

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    21. I wonder if Cricket is still allowed to throttle their LTE speeds to 8mbps ....

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    22. Will Boost cut the cost in half of Cricket's 5 for $100 or Metro's 4 for $100 plans?

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      1. Boost doesn't have group plans. But it should be possible to port the individual lines of a $5 for $100 or 4 for $100 plan to Boost and get the $20 plan so 4 lines would be $80 and 5 lines would be $100.

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    23. Wow what a deal. Where I live boost works great with an average of 18mbps. Basically you can get 4 lines with 2.5gb for only $80 a month. Wow Boost is really being aggressive.

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      1. You get the price for one year, of course.

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    24. You can tell Sprint coverage overall is still terrible if they talk about how many people covered (meaningless, as it requires that those people never move) instead of mentioning how much of the country they cover. Verizon and AT&T don't have to bother with such tricks. And Sprint's own map still shows poor coverage.

      Beware the Sprint network: it is still way way behind.

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    25. Cricket group plan along with referral credits is still the best deal!

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      1. I'm barred from the group plan, but the referral credits are nice.

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    26. Sprint good coverage in NE, North Carolina? I don't know what pipe they were smoking. I know plenty of folks who got rid of sprint even their contract smartphone plans because their coverage is terrible. Fine for a glorified cordless phone and you never travel more than 30 miles from home and you hardly ever use Data. I could not even stream my Internet station without cut outs even in town. Elizabeth City is not that big and if you have issues in town its not worth it. At Walmart or near Walmart you can stream just fine. Around McDonalds across the street from Walmart you can stream. Now try and go just 5 miles down to Pasquotank Station Road and you'll see cut outs and that mind you is not more than 5 miles away and in the country part of Elizabeth City and you can still see the lights from Walmart. Go to the North side of Elizabeth City and you can get sprint better. The closer you get to the Va border the better you are. Camdon can get Sprint fine and 3G data. You can buy Straight Talk phones on Sprint network there and save some money but I still have advised folks not to fall into that trap because once you get to Elizabeth City its a crap shoot.

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      1. So true. You have to get Verizon or US Cellular there. Especially for Corapeake.

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    27. Dennis, you have any indication if Cricket will match this offer?

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    28. Hey Dennis, do you have to purchase a phone from the boost dealer? Near me the boost stores charge 2-3x more than Amazon for the same phone.

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      1. The offer's terms don't say you have to purchase the phone form a Boost dealer. But if a dealer is charging more than list prices for phones I imagine they will also charge you a larger than usual fee for activating a phone they didn't sell. If they are willing to do it at all. You are saving at least $180 in a year on this offer, let the dealer make a little money on it too.

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      2. You can buy a Boost Mobile device from anywhere. ie:Amazon,eBay,CL,family member. Just be sure it is ONLY a Boost Mobile device. Sprint, Sprint Prepaid, Virgin Mobile devices do not work with Boost Mobile service.

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    29. Come on @CricketWireless.. Introduce another plan with more data for less $. Boost Mobile's 'Slash your payment in half' is too good pass up. Boost offer ends July 20th!

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    30. Although I have decent Sprint native coverage, I don't have an independent Boost dealer near me. I already own a new Boost phone. Can anyone recommend a solid Boost dealer to activate my phone on the half price plan? Thanks.

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    31. Go to boost website and locate stores with customer service.

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    32. I took the plunge and went back to Boost after being primarily on T-Mobile or AT&T the last five years. I live near Louisville Kentucky where T-Mobile has refarmed 1700 to 1900 . Here are my observations:

      The Sprint coverage is roughly the same as T-Mobile in the metro area.

      Rural coverage had actually been better on Boost.

      LTE speeds are decent but well below T-Mobile.

      3G speeds are so slow they are nearly unusable on Boost . Consider this if you are inclined to buy the $29 Moto G.

      Everyone at Boost plays ignorant about the enhanced stream 600kb throttle. I still haven't gotten it removed.

      In our area the independent Boost dealers are third rate.

      Overseas Boost reps speak English well.

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    33. I'm with MetroPcs($30/mo 1GB, unlimited everything) and I basically use my phone as a hotpot for my internet service.

      I'm currently at 8+ gb data usage with about 12 days left in my payment period, so I guess I'm using about 12+ GB/mo.

      My Boost dealer told me he could put me on the $20 Boost plan.

      Will I be able to use my Boost phone as as my isp hot spot like I am using Metro, free of extra charges? Thanks.

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