|Boost is a prepaid plan that uses
the National Nextel network.
Airtime costs 10c/minute and is good for 90 days. Direct connect
(walkie-talkie) use is $1.00/day (unlimited).
Boost also has hybrid plans available for $30, $50 and $70 a month (see
hybrid comparison chart
for details), however they are very poor values compared with the old $50
Boost is releasing a new unlimited calling plan for $49.99 starting
1/22/2009 with no extra taxes or fees!
Beware: Boost phones are locked and can only be used with Boost
service. They can't be used on a Nextel service plan. Boost does not
support Call Waiting. Also Customer Service is very poor - the
customer service rep has no authority to do anything other than relay
info from tech support - who you can't talk directly to.
As of 9/2006: If someone alerts you, even if your phone is off, you are
charged the $1/day.