jhamond987's profile

Thu, Oct 4, 2018 5:00 AM

won't unlock phone

Purchased a phone in january of 2018 from the boost store, also signed up for the pay as you go $50 unlimited plan. I was assured there was no contracts and no commitments. So february 12th went to tmobil to switch plan. I called boost a d got my account number (after a battle). Tmobile ported my number and set up my account. When they tried to install the new sim card they received a. Error that the phone was locked. I called boost to have them unlock the phone (battle #2). I was put on hold and then had a bunch of numbers called out and call hung up, I assumed they unlocked the phone. Tmobile again tries the sim, a d same msg. I called boost again and was assured my phone was not locked. Again tmobile tries the sim and it did not work. After being at tmobile for over 3 hours we decided that it may take a few hours for the unlock to happen. February 13th, tries phone and still locked. Went to tmobile again tries phone did not work, associate called apple to see if maybe a phone issue? Apple suggested backing up phone 
But did not work, called boost again and was told hold not help me, rep at tmobile told he could not do anything else until phone was unlocked. Went home and called boost again, was told and I quote, your phone is not locked. Still cluld not get the phone to accept the tmobile sim card so once again I called boost, after having a 5 minute conversation. I was put on hold and passed off to another boost rep, when I was then told the phone was locked, a x I would have to have an account with boost for 12 months before they would unlock my phone. I asked how they could do this and was told read the policy on the website! So there is no commitment, there is no contract, I own the phone, but I need to read the website to see policy? Wrong!!
1. Why wasn't I told about the 12 month issue the first time I called (or the 2nd or 3rd)?
2. Paid for phone, no contract, no commitment how can they lock my phone?
3. I was paid up till 2/16/18 a d they cut me off monday so they owe me a refund!
4. I have been without a phone since monday due to this issue when though I have been paying for service through tmobile, so boost should refund this also. 
The bottom line is I want my phone u locked and boost has no right to hold. Me hostage!!!

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37 Messages

1 y ago

How can we unlock our phones that we purchased and own. Shouldnt we have that right to choose since we own it

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1 y ago

You guys waste out time. Thats all you say is to send a private message and then you never help..

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10 m ago

I have had a similar issue to what this user posted. The unlocking policy is intentionally hidden and deceptive, and clearly, the main way Boost Mobile is earning their revenue by holding people’s phones hostage. I bought my phone in December, and certainly, I don’t remember reading anywhere during the purchasing process that I would be required to use Boost for twelve months before they would unlock it. For 5-6 months, I’ve been getting extremely poor and unreliable service- multiple dropped calls and failed calls every single week. 1-2 bars of service maximum in my home, even though I live right in the middle of my city, where there should be service, and other carriers have full service. I used to get better cell service with Boost. So I tried to switch carriers. On Monday, after a very long hold, I explained my problems and the agent said my phone would be unlocked in 48 hours. Three days later I went to Verizon, tried to sign up for service; my phone was locked. I called Boost back. This time, the agent said they would NOT unlock my phone because I hadn’t been using it for 12 months. This was the first time I’d heard of this policy. In meantime, my text messaging stopped working. I can send texts but can’t receive them. I’ve spent hours trying to troubleshoot with Boost on the phone, and then in person, and then with Apple. I do not believe the problem lies with my device. I’ve reset all settings and then reset network settings. Text messaging still doesn’t work. So now, not only will Boost not unlock my phone, but I’m paying for service that’s not even working, for at least four more months. And at the at time, Boost will probably tell me that they still won’t unlock my phone. I agree with the others. Boost is able to keep its plans relatively cheap because they are making their money by holding people’s devices hostage. That is deceitful. I have been a Boost customer for six years, and they reward me with extremely poor service and no way to get out of it.

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9 m ago

I feel your pain. I was a Sprint/ Virgin Mobile client for many years before I was dumped to Boost. We live in a very rural area and I started having issues regarding poor or no service. I went to a local Boost store and was told my phone (Galaxy S7)was old and that was my problem. The guy said if I bought a Boost brand phone, the issues would be resolved. I bought a new Galaxy A20, (which shows Virgin every time it starts) but it was just new day same crap. Still horrible service. I have to drive down the road to send a text with a pic or make a call that won't drop after 2 minutes. Called Boost and asked for my fully paid phone to be unlocked. Got the lame tired excuse about having to be in network for a year. I asked if the agreement mentioned anything about Boost actually providing coverage so I could use the phone they tricked me into buying, but the rep wouldn't budge. She finally told me that if I called Samsung, my useless phone could be unlocked. This turned out to be a blatant lie, as Samsung couldn't help me. So....stuck with a paperweight and no service for a year until the liars at Boost will allow me to go to a carrier that provides service to my area. If Boost is going to lean on the 12 month crap, there should be a reciprocal agreement that Boost PROVIDES SERVICE TO MY AREA. Can't wait to switch to a reputable, ethical carrier. DH

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9 m ago

I hear you. This is what i am saying about Boost. They are not transparent with us. That's why I dumped them and about 2000 of my YouTube subscribers left as well. This is not right to sucker us into buying a phone and fully pay for it but yet they hold out phones captive for a year and if you don't last the year and sell the phone, the next buyer needs to activate for 1 full year to get it unlocked. What a scam. More people keep seeing my video on YouTube and they leave Boost.

 

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7 m ago

Please send us a private message with the account phone number, pin code, and IMEI.

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7 m ago

Hi, jadams73. How can we help you?

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7 m ago

Hey there, @jadams73 are you trying to unlock the replacement phone or do you have the old one with you? 

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7 m ago

Insurance replacement so Boost won’t unlock my phone

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7 m ago

The replacement! I have both emie #’s..
My phone is paid off...Boost has no right

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7 m ago

I had BoostUp for 18!months & paid my phone off...I had to replace it in June so Boost won’t unlock my phone...It’s paid for so I want it unlocked..

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How to send private message?

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You are still sending a public message. Did you follow the instructions provided?

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