Boost Mobile coverage vs. Straight Talk coverage
by sb (admin)
Boost Mobile relies on Sprint's CDMA network for its cell phone coverage and it's IDEN network for its walkie-talkie or push to talk coverage.
Straight Talk relies on Verizon for coverage for its non-Android CDMA-type cell phones (those with model numbers ending with the letter "C"). It relies on Sprint or Verizon (depending on the model) for it Android CDMA phones, and it relies and on AT&T and T-Mobile for it GSM-type phones (those with model numbers ending with the letter "G").
For Android CDMA-type phones on the Sprint network, the coverage should be the same. For phones on different networks, your coverage will depend on how strong those networks are in your area.
We can roughly compare coverage based on the maps given by the providers.
To my eyes, the Straight Talk map seems to provide better overall coverage, but you should take a look at how the coverage is where you live.
You can check out Boost Mobile's coverage map here. For Straight Talk coverage on the Verizon network, you can't really check it at the local level on their site, but you can head over to the Verizon coverage locator and check it there. Make sure you select "Prepaid" and hit "Refresh Map" to get the right coverage.
Finally, for GSM phones, you can check out the AT&T or T-Mobile coverage (depending on the GSM phone).
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