Originally Posted by PHATBOi813
Ok, I live in Tampa, FL and have a HTC Evo Design that I get full bar WiMAX 4G on at my house. I want to upgrade phones to an S2, my question is: Is it worth losing my 4G to save a $100 and buy a "flashed to BOOST" S2 that only utilizes 3G over paying full price for the official BOOST S2? Any input provided is appreciated. Thanks.
BTW, the guy that is selling the "flashed" S2 says they are doing away with WiMAX in Tampa anyways, but that just sounds like a sales pitch to me...
It's a sales pitch . If you have 4g WIMAX w/BOOST in your area, it's not going anywhere anytime soon. Earliest dismantling of WIMAX won't begin until 2015.
You'd be better off buying a new or refurbished 4G WIMAX phone that is under warranty.
Just shop around & you'll be better off. Besides, the forum is full of stories about flashed phones not being fully functional, why waste your money on a phone that is gimped the very first day you have it?
Check out some reputable sites such as COWBOOM for a good deal on a refurbished phone w/a warranty. Better yet, see if BOOST has refurbished phones available, whether on-line or in your local store.