Friday, January 23, 2009

CricKet Clearance and Boost iDEN Go-Live

Out with the old and in with the new seems to be the theme today...okay, yesterday unless you're in Hawaii, but you get my drift...

First, CricKet has redone their website, making it a bit more picture-oriented and, in my opinion, clearer and more bold. They've shuffled things around a bit, but everything is still easy to find, just arranged a little differently. One new section: Clearance. If you want "cheap" Bluetooth car kits and headset s(cheap is relative, I suppose), that's the place to go. Or if you want a $90 Motorola w315.

Second, Boost Mobile has officially rolled out their iDEN unlimited plan: $50 per month for talk, messaging, web and walkie-talkie with no extra fees or limitations (unless you count iDEN's total lack of roaming ability in the U.S., and limited roaming in Canada and Mexico). To celebrate, they also rolled out a new iDEN phone, the very-much-meh i290.

Looking for the CDMA unlimited plans? They're gone. As I said, out with the old, in with the new. A pity, too; iDEN data speeds are a creeping crawl compared with Sprint/Verizon 2.5G, and anyone's 3G...

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