Unfortunately, I read lots of complaints about Boost plans, network coverage/speed, and things of the like on this forum. I would like everyone who has issues like these to just take a step back and look at the bigger picture of everything going on here.
I have compared plans with all of the major MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) prepaid plans. None of them compare to what Boost is offering. No other carrier, MVNO or not, is offering an "Unlimited" plan comparable to Boost. Presently, if you are on the Unlimited Gigs/Unlimited Plus plans, you are receiving Mobile Hotspot access at 8GB or 20GB a month respectively. No other prepaid carrier comes near this, if at all. In fact, many MVNO's do not allow tethering at all. This alone I am grateful for and is one of the major reasons why I stay with Boost. Secondly, you are receiving a monthly data allotment of at least 23 GB before data deprioritization can occur. I am a heavy data user, averaging about 1 GB a day between Facebook, music streaming, YouTube, ect. Although I concede that data speeds are, on average, slower than other carriers, the speeds I do get are adequate for every application I use my phone for. If another carrier is only going to give me 5 GB of LTE data, then throttle to 2G speeds, why would I care about a 30MB/s connection speed only to consume my data quicker, to still be left stuck in the end? In other words, the faster a network's speed the faster you consume your pre-throttle limit, and in the end leave you more frustrated. Remember, most MVNO's have a pre-throttle/deprioritization limit at 23GBs or less, and as I mentioned earlier, do not have provisions for Hotspot/throttling.
Boost is a great value and, in my opinion, the best choice out there for heavy data users. Again, although the overall throughput speeds are not as fast as others, the speeds are not debilitating. I am not (nor ever were) an employee of Sprint, Boost Mobile, or any other subsidiary. I have no other motivation for expressing my opinion other then my genuine satisfaction with Sprint/Boost Mobile services.
Thank you, Boost Mobile, for the value of the plans and services that you currently offer. You are still the best choice in prepaid wireless.