I decided about six months ago to switch to Boost Mobile from Virgin Mobile to save a few pennies on my prepaid plan every month. The plans were so similar I thought I would check it out. I am greatly disappointed so far. First off, my data sucks! I can't even load certain websites anymore because it keeps timing out. My girlfriend and I have this theory that they track your most used sites and time you out from them because they worry you will use too much data by using those sites. Then, there is the call quality. More than once a week, people complain that my reception is really bad on my phone. With Virgin Mobile, I have never had a data issue with loading sites nor call quality issues. Does the few extra dollars really make a difference with this? I am going for an iPhone and switching back to Virgin Mobile starting January of next year because of this. Really sucks.
The large nationwide carriers, including Sprint, are what they call post-paid. ... If you don't get good Sprint coverage, then Boost Mobile would not be a good fit for you. As a reminder, Sprint is working hard on expanding their 4G and 4G LTE service nationwide. They do have some work to do, but they are getting there.