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Boost screwed up...gave me free month?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Apache Thunder, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Any one had this happen? Suddenly my phone is back on today and I haven't paid the monthly payment that was due almost a month ago. I wasn't planning on paying it for another week since my next paycheck was going to the washer and dryer bill since my parents couldn't pay it this time around.

    I haven't called Boost about it or anything. I just didn't make the payment back when it was due. Boost's automated system has repeatedly tried to call me a few times to try and convince me to make the payment (and even with the phone service off, they would be the only ones able to call me). But I always ignored their calls since I don't have the money and and just planned to pay it when I didn't have other bills to pay.

    I went to the boost site and sure enough it shows my account as "active" and no longer shows it as "restricted". So it was as if the bill got paid. But I never paid it...

    I'm curious as to how this happened? According to the due date, I won't have to make the next payment till the 15th of September, so I guess Boost gave me a free month?

    Any way of looking up the payment history without calling Boost? :p

  2. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Android Expert

    I've heard of it before happened to friend of mine. They wanted to keep a valued customer. They like you Thunder lol
  3. Heloguy

    Heloguy Android Enthusiast

    i remember hearing this happen to people back when the prevail first came out. boost doesnt want to lose customers, so they will pay your monthly bill in order to give you a chance. i recall some people saying that boost paid their bill for a couple of months.
    great to hear your back up and running, even if it is only temporary.
  4. haris163

    haris163 Well-Known Member

    For a project at school we used a prepaid Android phone from Virgin. When we were done we just didn't pay it. About a month later they send me an email "We paid your bill!" so it is not unheard of.

    I think it is a nice thing that they do for folks with too many bills to pay.
  5. haris163

    haris163 Well-Known Member

    Also, if you are looking to save some money refilling, you may consider this:
    Boost 50 refill for 40 dollars.

    I had good luck with them (I got two pins of $20 for $15 each), but it makes you wonder how they are doing this. Use your own judgement.
  6. kolosus

    kolosus Android Expert

  7. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ahh so that's what happened. They didn't email me or text me about that though. Odd. I have had Boost for almost a year and had already reached one shrinkage milestone before I upgraded to the HTC. So I guess I would qualify for that. :p

    I only have two more on time payments to go before it drops again to $45. :D
  8. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I just got another call from their automated system saying I hadn't paid the bill for July and that my phone was turned off. Yet it's on and working right now....So it still appears more like a glitch then something they did on purpose.....odd.
  9. kevindroid

    kevindroid Android Expert

    good things happen to good people. youve alway helped people even with the marquee good luck guy
  10. I actually had the same thing happen with Virgin Mobile last year.
  11. Dest1ny

    Dest1ny Member

    Bumping old stuff, but this is a promotion that has been going on for a long time. I believe it was making 6 monthly payments using the monthly unlimited plan, or daily plan, and the last day before your number cancels out you receive a free month of service, or free day if you are on the daily plan. This only happens once I haven't seen it happen twice in the same phone account.
  12. kevincott

    kevincott Android Expert

    Possible referrel code payments?

    Personally I would call Boost and complain! Tell them you don't want their harrasment during your sabatical.

    After enuff bitching I am sure Boost will delete the offending free payment.

    Right as Rain.
  13. andybabydaddy

    andybabydaddy Lurker

    Lol Boost Mobile gives you a month of free service on the month of your birthday

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