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    Boost $25 unlimited? Port ?

    On Boost website they don't say anything about the difference between the $25, $40, $60. All say unlimited. What is the difference?

    Can you port from ATT prepaid to boost? I was thinking about getting the Moto Razr and Boost has it for $200. What is Boost unlocking policy?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southchatham View Post
    On Boost website they don't say anything about the difference between the $25, $40, $60. All say unlimited. What is the difference?

    Can you port from ATT prepaid to boost? I was thinking about getting the Moto Razr and Boost has it for $200. What is Boost unlocking policy?

    Thanks.
    Pretty sure Boost requires 6mo to unlock.

    Difference is how much "premium" data the plan allows, before dropping to throttled "3G speeds" no good for video

    e.g. $25 gives 30GB of high-speed 4G LTE/5G data

    You should be able to port from AT&T even if you get Boost's AT&T service

    Try to avoid dealing with stores, except for getting the SIM

    https://www.howardforums.com/showthr...-amp-T-service

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    Quote Originally Posted by southchatham View Post
    On Boost website they don't say anything about the difference between the $25, $40, $60. All say unlimited. What is the difference?

    Can you port from ATT prepaid to boost? I was thinking about getting the Moto Razr and Boost has it for $200. What is Boost unlocking policy?

    Thanks.
    for the current online plans the difference is autopay requirements, international calling, and hotspot. the biggest difference though is phone discounts at time of activation

    most discounted handset purchased along with activation will require the $ 60 plan, some cheaper devices may allow $ 40 plan

    to activate on the $ 25 plan you will need to be providing your own BYOD handset and also Autopay registration in required to keep the price

    online plans do have 'downgrade restrictions' that prevent moving to lower plans for a period of time if a discounted handset was part of the activation.

    these plans were going to be coming to dealers but that has been put on hold for the time being and so dealer now have completely different plan option versus online activations.

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    Boost unlocking policy is one year of continuous service and it is strictly enforced.

    The requirement is one year of continuous service on the line purchasing the device, do not expect success if you move the device to another line unless you also keep the line active that purchased the device.

    If you buy online DISH does reserve the right to charge your original payment method the full retail if you violate the rules of the promotion, they have been aggressive recently in going after/charging those who are suspected of 'gaming the system'

    https://www.howardforums.com/showthr...ing-the-system

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbyrobby View Post
    Boost unlocking policy is one year of continuous service and it is strictly enforced.
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    Reading this and the other thread about TMobile unlocking made me think about this -- I wonder if Boost's TMobile side will be affected if the FCC forces TMo to adhere to 60-day unlocking?
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    Nothing to do with the MNO carrier network used by an MVNO, each sets their own unlock policies.

    However Metro being a subsidiary may need to comply (if)

    Just because the FCC is being asked does not mean they will agree to require it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillyette View Post
    Reading this and the other thread about TMobile unlocking made me think about this -- I wonder if Boost's TMobile side will be affected if the FCC forces TMo to adhere to 60-day unlocking?
    not likely, the rules would apply to phones sold by T-Mobile(and its owned sub-brands) not used on the T-Mobile network or sold by independent MVNOs

    now could the FCC/FTC impose some national level rule that phones need to be sold unlocked or with specified unlock policies ? possible but that would be something separate.

    probably the most consumer friendly ruling would be to ban companies from being wholesalers of both service and devices. retailers would still sell both but source their devices separately(and presumably all as unlocked) from the service plans that they sell. this would result in drastically lower bills as companies would be forced to compete on rate plans as opposed to handset promotions.

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    Simply ban sales of locked phones.

    Any phone sold in the US by a business as new after 2024, must be immediately and fully usable on any of the three networks.

    Including compatibility with WiFi Calling and Visual Voicemail.

    All providers must accept attempts by customers to use any phone, including both activations and SIM swaps.

    FCC can grant exceptions for new / experimental systems under development, like Dish rainbow SIMs / PG, Helium etc

    If a given IMEI has been proven to be incompatible for sufficient technical reasons then it goes into a public IMEI checker database maintained by the FCC so secondhand legacy devices can be checked at one location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulCrawhorne View Post
    Simply ban sales of locked phones.

    Any phone sold in the US by a business as new after 2024, must be immediately and fully usable on any of the three networks.

    Including compatibility with WiFi Calling and Visual Voicemail.

    All providers must accept attempts by customers to use any phone, including both activations and SIM swaps.

    FCC can grant exceptions for new / experimental systems under development, like Dish rainbow SIMs / PG, Helium etc

    If a given IMEI has been proven to be incompatible for sufficient technical reasons then it goes into a public IMEI checker database maintained by the FCC so secondhand legacy devices can be checked at one location.
    nothing would stop the big MNO's from putting the contract back on the service instead of the device. i would rather see them completely out of the handset business so that the competition is in network quality and pricing not handset promotions. consumers would win big time with lower pricing and better networks.

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