Rumor Has It


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  1. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    Boost is coming out with family plans.

    Story is that the first line on the plan will be $55, subsequent lines will be $35.

    There are other stories surrounding this... stuff about shrinkage being not on offer any longer, stuff about the iPhone being offered etc.

    As I said. Rumor has it...

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  2. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Rumor #2. Boost will lose a lot of customers in the future.
  3. mikecintel

    mikecintel Well-Known Member

    This is HORRIBLE if Boost Mobile does that. I just hope before they do that the Motorola Photon comes out and I upgrade to that phone and I just pay $40 right now because I am up to $40 right now and that is it. My current plan (OLD PLAN) is $50 with shrinkage goes down to $35. I need to buy another phone anyway and if I buy anther android phone the LOWEST would be $40 and I am on $40 now so it makes no difference at all. If it will be $55 I am going to leave BOOST and go to another prepaid carrier which I don't know which prepaid carrier is good. Let's see what happens now.
  4. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    I have spent 18 months with over-priced and subpar phones to get my shrinkage down to $35. I would be very upset if that was now taken away.

    Straight-talk (and other carriers) charge $45 for unlimited when you bring an unlocked GSM phone and I would have jumped ship long ago, maybe even to Virgin as the EVO 3D seemed a good value over the overpriced EVO Design 4G.

    I can only assume other peeps would be just as upset if Boost changed the game right as they hit $35, it really seems under-handed.
  5. mikecintel

    mikecintel Well-Known Member

    I don't think they will take people who already has the shrinkage and it is lowered down to $35 would take that away and it is only for NEW customers.
  6. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    Kevin. I think Mike is on the money. If they take away the shrinkage that I've earned over 18 months I'd be upset too. I think the ones on the minimum status are going to stay there. They might say that if you get on the family plan then you'll have to leave the shrinkage and you can never get it back... but they can take the shrinkage from me when they pry it from my cold dead hands. My family can get on their own plan...
  7. ZingBot

    ZingBot Well-Known Member

    I would be very surprised if current customers (that do not make any changes to their plan) are not grandfathered.

    I was late to the Boost game and got in on the current $55 plan, but I would still be pissed, and look elsewhere, if something changes for the worse.
  8. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    I'm on the $35 plan with my prevail. Boost or anyone who wants me to leave this plan will have to offer me the Evo LTE and get it hand delivered by the latest playmate who I get to keep and have her do house cleaning... and... um... other chores before I move from this plan.

    I'm staying right here.
  9. ZingBot

    ZingBot Well-Known Member

    +1...Now that I'm getting the discount refills, I just made my 7th payment but essentially already down to $40 per month. Loving Boost right now.
  10. MiguelAMX

    MiguelAMX Well-Known Member

    The iPhone seems obvious because Virgin Mobile already offered it. Also shrinkage is the #1 reason people are switching over. No other company has that offer, as far as I know.

    If they do drop shrinkage for everyone, I'm switching to Virgin Mobile's $30 unlimited text and data plan. I can't afford to pay up $55 a month again. It might just be $15 but that's just $15 I have to keep paying monthly.
  11. ZingBot

    ZingBot Well-Known Member

    $15 adds up over time
  12. WonderDude

    WonderDude Active Member

    I bet as long as you keep your current phone, you will be good.
  13. alsaces daddy

    alsaces daddy Well-Known Member

    Rumor has it that when you switch to a new phone you won't have the price jump..? Anyone have any solid info on this?
  14. WonderDude

    WonderDude Active Member

    That would be great! :)
  15. sr17091

    sr17091 Well-Known Member

    Thats probably true, but if you don't have the old $50 shrinkage plan
  16. mikecintel

    mikecintel Well-Known Member

    IF you are using a featured phone then I don't think you need to pay the extra $5 and that is ONLY if you buy another android phone then they charge you $5.

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