If something sounds too good to be true, that's because it usually is. So is the case with Boost Mobile's $50 per month, no contract plan for all-you-can-eat text, voice, Web and walkie-talkie. Back when it was rolled out in January, Verizon's big cheese, Ivan Seidenberg, famously (and rather smugly) predicted that the glut of new subscribers attracted by the bargain basement price would torpedo Sprint's network into oblivion (Boost being a subsidiary of Sprint). Well, chalk one up for the I-man, because that's exactly what's been happening the last few days, with Boost customers reporting text-message delays of up to several hours, if not total outages. The aging iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) infrastructure Boost runs on has always been rather inept at the whole SMS thing anyway, so it's really unclear just how the company planned to actually accommodate the extra customers. This week, Boost confirmed that the problem was first diagnosed way back in March and that a fix would be put in place on May 7th. It's too early to tell if this magical fix was delivered as promised, but color me skeptical. Unless Boost is going to completely abandon iDEN, I don't see how it's possible. Keep your eye on Boost's Facebook page to see what subscribers are saying.