Boost Mobile

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by HowardsPrenup, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. HowardsPrenup

    HowardsPrenup Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    9,654
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    6,790
    Likes Received:
    2,495
    :punch:Anyone have experience with these inept assholes? Absolute worst cell phone company. It's ghetto, but it gets worse....I had to replace my iphone recently because it had a defect. I got the new phone free, cool....well, boost cannot get it activated. I've spent 3 hrs at the apple store, an hr at boost, and 1.5 hrs ON THE PHONE with boost as well. I haven't had an active cell phone in 7 days. They told me to go BACK to the apple store today and I told them I was cancelling and hung up. So...I go to AT&T, a real cell phone company, to set up new service (they have a special going on where you can bring your own phone). They called boost to get my phone unlocked, because by law phones can no longer be unlockable. Same shit from boost I heard when I tried to get the damn thing activated, "this will take 2-3 days to unlock. Please call back in 2-3 days". I am going to the closest location if it's not unlocked by Thur and raising SOME FUCKING HELL OF EPIC PROPORTIONS if my phone isn't up and running. Unbelievably inept. :punch:
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

    Reputations:
    316,132
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    177,359
    Likes Received:
    59,338
    Cool story bro
     
  3. Lennie

    Lennie Butthult

    Reputations:
    21,611
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3,202
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    *failed thread*
     
  4. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    540,825
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,526
    Likes Received:
    90,837
    Thank you for your call.
     
  5. Orgy Pants

    Orgy Pants teklife

    Reputations:
    219,686
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    20,751
    Likes Received:
    36,658
    without your boost mobile phone how are people going to know you're a jobless teenager?
     
    Lennie and Psyche like this.
  6. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    540,825
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,526
    Likes Received:
    90,837
    I mean seriously, we are not trying be dicks here but all cell phone companies are crap. You get the same shitty treatment at all them. It's not going to be any better at AT&T
     
    Hateman likes this.
  7. Psyche

    Psyche Freethinker

    Reputations:
    107,249
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    31,723
    Likes Received:
    14,177
    Boost. :jj:
     
    Lennie and Orgy Pants like this.
  8. Hateman

    Hateman Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    3,109
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Messages:
    11,607
    Likes Received:
    830
    Get a land line
     
  9. Psyche

    Psyche Freethinker

    Reputations:
    107,249
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    31,723
    Likes Received:
    14,177
    I know one person w/ boost. And he just got out of county on possession of angel dust/parole violation charges. So yeah. :jj:
     
  10. Nunz

    Nunz Lar's lurking. VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    314,041
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    12,224
    Likes Received:
    19,900
    My personal phone is with Verizon(excellent service), my work phone is with AT&T(no complaints either) and i also have a family/visitor phone. Most of my family lives in Europe but they visit often, and for when they're here, i have a phone that they can use.
    It's on Boost Mobile(they operate on the Spring network.) I've had an account with them for over 4 years, with the Shrinkage plan i pay $35/month, unlimited everything. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy, nothing special, but it gets the job done.

    I've been using it myself more and more lately to access the net when there's no readily available WiFi. I tether(cord, as well as Bluetooth) it to my laptops and get excellent net access via PdaNet. For the $35/month i get 2GB's of data @ 3G speeds per month, when you go over the allotted 2GB's - the speed gets throttled down a bit, but it's still acceptable, much faster than what most hotels WiFi's offer.

    So, four years later, no complaints from me(nor from my family/friends who use the phone either); just don't expect to get any decent customer service out of them, it's practically nonexistent.
     
    Psyche likes this.
  11. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    540,825
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,526
    Likes Received:
    90,837
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    21,210
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Messages:
    10,107
    Likes Received:
    3,873


    Use this

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Nunz

    Nunz Lar's lurking. VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    314,041
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    12,224
    Likes Received:
    19,900
    :jj: There's definitely a stigma attached to the brand. But in NYC, the coverage is excellent.
     
    Psyche likes this.
  14. Psyche

    Psyche Freethinker

    Reputations:
    107,249
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    31,723
    Likes Received:
    14,177
    He's in the Bronx. :roll:
     
  15. Nunz

    Nunz Lar's lurking. VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    314,041
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    12,224
    Likes Received:
    19,900
    :jj: I actually saw an operating pay phone the other day, there were people taking pictures of it.
     
    Psyche likes this.
  16. Nunz

    Nunz Lar's lurking. VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    314,041
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    12,224
    Likes Received:
    19,900
    :jj: The Bronx is a stigma in itself.
     
    Psyche likes this.
  17. Psyche

    Psyche Freethinker

    Reputations:
    107,249
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    31,723
    Likes Received:
    14,177
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Psyche

    Psyche Freethinker

    Reputations:
    107,249
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    31,723
    Likes Received:
    14,177
    This is 100% true. :jj:. Ya gotta love it.
     
    Nunz likes this.
  19. Nunz

    Nunz Lar's lurking. VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    314,041
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    12,224
    Likes Received:
    19,900
    Don't get me wrong, there are really nice areas, but the bad makes a third world country look pleasant by comparison.
     
    Psyche likes this.
  20. Hateman

    Hateman Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    3,109
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Messages:
    11,607
    Likes Received:
    830
    So much homeless piss in there