Thanks for your reply. After that whole fiasco with all 3 reps from Boost, and his account being cancelled, he didn't want to lose his number so he went to Walmart right after all this and got a sim card for Verizon for $1 and ported his number from Sprint to Verizon. It worked and he saved his number, but now he's with Verizon, at least for a month, and he's payed $50 for that month. At least he now should be able to go to any carrier he wants. I'm not sure I want to stay with Boost anymore. Sprint has an equivalent plan going right now called a kickstarter plan which is also unlimited everything for $25/mo. I recently learned while traveling that Boost's $25 unlimited plan does NOT include data roaming (not even a pay option), not even on Sprint's system. That was disappointing to learn the hard way. So, outside of any metro area, you have no data. No GPS, no internet to find sights to see, nothing. In fact, they're coverage map shows that you may not even be able to use voice roaming in a lot of places, even near highways!
The facts are what they are. We have unlocked Note 10/10+ and they weren't being activated, what else were we to do?
We need to save our Unlimited Kickstart plan, and I need to save my Boost Mobile Unlimited Gigs plan. Who knows what Dish will end up doing to Boost Mobile.
For me, I just swapped devices on my line. I swapped my S7 out for my Note 10+. I didn't add a line, nor did I port any phone numbers.
I found Boost Mobile's $25/month Unlimited Gigs promo from October 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181117152705/https://www.boostmobile.com/plans/bring-your-phone-25mont... and this link https://bestmvno.com/boost-mobile/boost-mobile-byop-customers-get-unlimited-lte-data-for-25-month/
I'm glad your son ported his phone number to Verizon so that he didn't lose his number. That was still horrible advice what that rep gave you about cancelling the Sprint account first and then migrating your number to Boost. Yikes!
You're paying $40-$45 for Unlimited Kickstart? I'm only paying between $19.85-$19.91. Sprint must have added on a protection service plan on your Note 10+. According to my calculations, the $25 Unlimited Kickstart with $5 auto-pay discount and taxes and fees, it should be around $24~$28. Sprint could also be adding on $7.99 for their Account Spending limit program which can all be removed.
I agree, unlocked phones are the way to go. I could never go back to carrier phones after having experienced the sweet freedom that unlocked phones have given me.
I think it's worth it at least at this point with the merger not effecting anything yet. You get the same cellular signal but with all the things you missed on Boost like Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE calling which hasn't worked on Boost I think since the S3.
Before I figured out how to get my phone working on Boost/Sprint I went to Verizon for 2 days and thanks to taking my number with me and then changing it to Sprint I got $100 for the change and having a credit union I was using for my auto-pay.