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Old January 23rd, 2013, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We have 2 in our area, and for the past 2 days they have been closed with hours posted of 10-6 daily. Calling the number provided, you receive a message "the number you are calling is not taking calls at this time" the number is the same for both stores... As well it's a cell phone number.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 07:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Boost stores are locally owned probably the owners couldn't cut it.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well yeah... But they might not be cutting it, since sprint won't carry boost phones anymore, because sprint is doing their own prepaid... Which was what boost started out as anyways.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 08:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wait a minute...Sprint is competing with its own subsidiaries? That does not seem to make sound business sense...

I see they will limit the phones you can get with the "pay as you go" service but you will get LTE service on a couple. I wonder with the rumor that they want to buy Clear if they will keep Boost/Virgin WiMax and have the "pay as you go" service be the only pre pay they offer with LTE. It just doesn't seem to be a reason to go back to Sprint unless they are going to pull something shifty... Interesting...
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Old January 24th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wait a minute...Sprint is competing with its own subsidiaries? That does not seem to make sound business sense...

I see they will limit the phones you can get with the "pay as you go" service but you will get LTE service on a couple. I wonder with the rumor that they want to buy Clear if they will keep Boost/Virgin WiMax and have the "pay as you go" service be the only pre pay they offer with LTE. It just doesn't seem to be a reason to go back to Sprint unless they are going to pull something shifty... Interesting...
Yep, that is true. I went into a sprint store a couple of days ago, looking to get my wife a new boost phone. I figured they would have a better selection than Walmart, looked around, didn't see any boost phones...So I asked if they carried them. They said, "We no longer carry them, as Sprint is coming out with their own Pre-paid service" I thought that's the point of Boost...But apparently sprint stores will not carry them (but doesn't verizon carry their prepaid subsidiary phones? when they have their own prepaid too?
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Old January 24th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So Boost will be no more? So who picks us up? Or will the current Boost customers get migrated to Sprint prepaid (with our shrinkage intact por favor).
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Old January 25th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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So Boost will be no more? So who picks us up? Or will the current Boost customers get migrated to Sprint prepaid (with our shrinkage intact por favor).
I'm not really sure. When boost very first started out... No one knew they were a part of sprint. Then they made it known... And now they're apparently taking them out if the sprint stores again. So not really 100% sure what's up with it yet.
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So Boost will be no more? So who picks us up? Or will the current Boost customers get migrated to Sprint prepaid (with our shrinkage intact por favor).
I doubt they would merge us into one. Why not just rename Boost then? Sprint will probably try to directly compete with its already established prepaid brands. I don't see a mention of Sprint's own prepaid having a cap or being throttled, and it's to be launched shortly after Boost's cap was to take effect. Sprint will probably do everything it can to make itself look better against Virgin and Boost. Either way Sprint wins.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 09:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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For whatever reason Sprint just thinks they need a Sprint-branded prepaid option. As we know, Boost and VM really are Sprint too. I doubt they will mess them, at least for now.

Also, I see that TMo has just introduced a $70 4G all unlimited prepaid plan. This has to be factor.
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A local boost store near me that is less than a year old is advertising it's "fixtures" on craigslist... for free. Less than a year and it's closed. Their sign didn't even go on the building until just a couple of months ago... now closed up.

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I just checked the boost site for locations and another boost store close by is no longer listed. Both of these stores were listed as boost and virgin mobile only stores. corporate? I don't know but both only sold boost and virgin mobile. Now neither are listed in the location finder section on the boost site. there are still a lot of retailers around here selling both of course.
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I just noticed the Boost store by my house closed up. Lame.
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Boost used to allow dealers to sell other things at their stores besides Boost/Virgin. That is sadly not the case anymore. No more picking up a Boost phone while you're out getting milk. The new rules for opening a dealership is that they have to be exclusive...

I think they're cutting out the dealers since they've started offering their merchandise at large brick and mortar stores (Best Buy, etc). There is no way someone can stay in business selling Boost/Virgin alone unless they have volume. The kickback margins are super slim.
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Someone told me that Sprint stores sold both boost and virgin mobile phones while someone else told me they stopped. I don't know which is right but I just used the store locator on both the boost site and the virgin site and two Sprint stores near me are both listed on both sites as sellers of boost and virgin phones. Wonder if Sprint will stop selling them since they have started their own prepaid plan.
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Really so the crappy sprint service is startimg there own prepaid huh? Well im really fed up with there service.
Ever sense I.got this.phone I had nothing but trouble and horrible signals anywhere I live in the valley of California
-.- I pay 55 $ a month for no 4g and 3g that I have to stand on top my table just to grt a good connections. And guess what I just happened to of.lost service yet again for a half hour -.- tell me something
We can send a man to the moon and a robot to mars just fine right? But we cant even get a simple signal across earth ? What the hell is our world comeing to !!!!
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Really so the crappy sprint service is startimg there own prepaid huh? Well im really fed up with there service.
Ever sense I.got this.phone I had nothing but trouble and horrible signals anywhere I live in the valley of California
-.- I pay 55 $ a month for no 4g and 3g that I have to stand on top my table just to grt a good connections. And guess what I just happened to of.lost service yet again for a half hour -.- tell me something
We can send a man to the moon and a robot to mars just fine right? But we cant even get a simple signal across earth ? What the hell is our world comeing to !!!!
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Seriously- your point is irrelevant to this thread and has nothing to do with the OP
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Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Seriously- your point is irrelevant to this thread and has nothing to do with the OP
Have a nice trip? See you next fall!!

And your just a good person pointing out the irrational response of how my post had nothing to do with the op . As it was Cleary sarcasm of oh great so the shitty sprint network is going to make there own store 0.0 ahhhh look at that !!! Apparently I didnt give 2 shits if the door hit me because your the one slamming it on me
Now be a good poster and go bag on someone elise oh and dont trip hehe
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