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Looking at the Boost website where customers complain about things, It appears as if others have had similar problems and a possible solution is to have Boost unlock the phone.

I think I'll try that, especially as I will need the phone unlocked eventually because I plan to move to another company that has cheaper rates.

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Good luck with the phone.

And good luck with the storm that is on the way. Hang on to your hat....

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Well, I had to change the car from my mother's name to mine, change the insurance from her name to mine and change the plates on the car.

I finally finished all of that today.
WHEW!

the storm was mostly lots of rain. Not a big deal. I'm too exhausted to deal with the phone today. I'll do that another day!

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cecilia wrote:

the storm was mostly lots of rain. Not a big deal.

please to hear that. We saw some "exciting" pictures on TV here, from Rhode Island, I think.

Good luck with the phone when you get around to it.

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good news!

I did a "chat" with the Boost people and told them that I thought the solution was to unlock my phone. Everyone was very pleasant but I was immediately transferred to a guy in the tech dept.

After giving him the various numbers they need, he asked me to turn off the phone for a couple of minutes.

he was going to send some secret 'whatever' to it.
when I turned the phone back on, to my surprise it was online. I called the house phone, which rang!

yippy!

I think the secret is you have to threaten to get them to unlock the phone.
Or something. 🀣

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Glad to hear you got it sorted. πŸ˜€

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Yes! They even gave me a credit for the weeks I didn't have service.
Which is nice.

Eventually, I'll want to go to another company because I need to get something cheaper. My brother uses Consumer Celular and he says he gets good signals.

I think sprint and t-mobile (what Boost uses) are ok but my house is a 'dead zone' for sprint. It always has been for years. My old phone would barely function in the house. I had to go out to the driveway to get a signal.

This new phone which is a Samsung can get a signal. It only gets two bars IN the HOUSE! but at least when I was talking to my brother we heard each other just fine.
Anyway, I just want to switch to get cheaper rates.

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cecilia wrote:

... t-mobile (what Boost uses)...

Did you know that t-mobile ist german? Belongs to Deutsche Telekom. πŸ˜‰

I use t-mobile, and always have done. They are a long way from being the cheapest, but they still have the best coverage here. That is the most important thing for me as a freelance sound engineer. I don't use the phone that often, actually, but there are occasions when the phone absolutely has to work. ☺️

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No, I did not know that.

Whenever I'd had the chance to use a phone (someone else's) that is on T-mobile, the signal seems great. So, I'm not sure what is going on inside my house.
I wonder if it's poltergeists 🀣