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Old October 18th, 2012, 02:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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From what I gathered from Boost's plan details:
"$2/day charge will be deducted regardless of usage at 12:01am in the customer—s time zone unless the customer cancels the subscription."

As far as I can see, the daily plan offers nothing that the monthly plan for $55/month plan (without shrinkage) has but will cost you around $60/month regardless of whether you've even used the phone at all that day or not. I've never been with Boost before and I'm not entirely sure how their system works. Can someone shed some light on the benefits of the daily plan? As far as I can see, you would have to put only $2 in every day that you think you would need the service the day before so you don't get $2 deducted from your account and re-deposit more cash within 60 days to keep your number and such.

Otherwise, is it possible to do something similar to what I've read is possible with basic phones where you can switch back and forth between unlimited daily and pay as you go plans (perhaps cancel the plan and return within 60 days if possible?) assuming pay as you go plans are available for android phones at all?

What I'm basically hoping to do is to get a relatively cheap smartphone (looking at either Kyocera Hydro or HTC Design) to use for skype chat/calls at home (someone confirm that Boost phones are skype compatible please?) as well as the option to make calls/connect to internet through 3G/4G on the days of the week that I'm out of the house. Alternatively, I could just wait for someone I know to upgrade their smartphone and hope the one they might give me would be capable of what I need it to do at home and just go with a simple pay as you go plan with a basic go phone or something.

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Old October 18th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The only benefit for me is that I switch between using virgin Mobile and boost a lot. My main reason for responding is bcz boost daily unlimited is supposed to increase to 3$ a day, current customers would be grandfathered in. I'm not sure how it would work if you decided to switch up and the return to the daily unlimited plan...If they'd let you remain at 2$ or increase it.. I'm honestly not sure about your other questions.
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I used it when I was working from home. I just used wifi/google voice/groove ip during the weekdays. The weekends are when I would add some money IF I really needed it, which was not all the time.
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I used it when I was working from home. I just used wifi/google voice/groove ip during the weekdays. The weekends are when I would add some money IF I really needed it, which was not all the time.
This was what I was considering (or something along these lines). So if I only needed to use the phone/3G/4G service 3 consecutive days out of the week, I could slap in $6 (or if kg is right $9) every Thursday, wait for funds to run out, and redeposit the following Thursday right?

That's all well and good, but it would be nice to have service on Tuesday (but not Monday) as that is a day that I am out. If I were to cancel my subscription with Boost, would that cancel everything that I have with them immediately? Or would I still have the same 60 day grace period to return just like what happens when you run out of funds on your account? Otherwise I might just go with Virgin's $35/month plan and get their HTC Evo 3D (thought I'm not really too fond of it's design).

@kg: When you say you switch between VM and BM a lot, how does that work exactly? Do you think you'd be able to keep your rate despite switching back and forth between carriers?
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This was what I was considering (or something along these lines). So if I only needed to use the phone/3G/4G service 3 consecutive days out of the week, I could slap in $6 (or if kg is right $9) every Thursday, wait for funds to run out, and redeposit the following Thursday right?
Yes. I would add money sometimes on Friday or Saturday.
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This was what I was considering (or something along these lines). So if I only needed to use the phone/3G/4G service 3 consecutive days out of the week, I could slap in $6 (or if kg is right $9) every Thursday, wait for funds to run out, and redeposit the following Thursday right?

That's all well and good, but it would be nice to have service on Tuesday (but not Monday) as that is a day that I am out. If I were to cancel my subscription with Boost, would that cancel everything that I have with them immediately? Or would I still have the same 60 day grace period to return just like what happens when you run out of funds on your account? Otherwise I might just go with Virgin's $35/month plan and get their HTC Evo 3D (thought I'm not really too fond of it's design).

@kg: When you say you switch between VM and BM a lot, how does that work exactly? Do you think you'd be able to keep your rate despite switching back and forth between carriers?

I may use one phone one month and the other the next. I have Google voice, which the important ppl in my life know to contact me on. I don't know if I'll be able to keep my current daily unlmtd rate doing this after a while. The hyperlink with more info on the increase is available on Howard forums. If virgin comes out with a new high end phone I might port my BM # over and stay with them a while. It'll work better for me, because I'm not much of an talker. I also prefer virgin's warranty program.
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