- 700 MHz spectrum
- Amp'd Mobile
- Boost Mobile
- Canadian Wireless
- Cell Accessories
- Chit Chat Mobile
- Consumer Cellular
- Consumer Issues
- Galaxy S4
- Jolt Mobile
- LG 800g
- Liberty Wireless
- Mobile Advertising
- Mobile Data
- Mobile Gaming
- Mobile Safety
- Mobile Video
- Network Carriers
- O2 Wireless
- Page Plus
- Pay-As-You-Go Faceoff
- Prepaid Cell Phone Plans
- Prepaid Phones
- Prepaid Podcast
- Prepaid Services
- Prepayd Wireless
- Red Pocket
- Republic Wireless
- Simple Mobile
- Straight Talk
- Telcel Usa
- Text Messaging
- Total Call Mobile
- U.S. Cellular
- Verizon Wireless
- Virgin Mobile
- Voyager Mobile
- Walmart Family Mobile
So, you’re curious about joining the many people currently foregoing traditional phone plans in favor of a cheaper, more flexible prepaid plan. Good decision. But before you jump into this new world, get the lowdown on some of the best phones and prepaid options out there.
June 21st, 2013 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
THe LG Optimus F7 is the latest Android handset to land on Boost Mobile. Honestly, it feels like descriptions of smartphones sound more or less the same no matter the make or model, unless there’s something that stands out negatively. With the F7 there’s no real such standout. The 4.7-inch display is nice and large, but is like many other phones on the market. The 1280×720 resolution is also nice but also pretty common, and the same goes for the 1.5GHz dual-core processor. What’s nice is that it does operate on LTE. When it comes to Android the operating system does make a difference, and the F7 comes loaded with 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, so it’s almost fully up to date. The F7 will go on sale June 27 and will cost $299.99, which is $100 less than the comparable Samsung Galaxy SIII. So there is that.
Via Phone Scoop.
June 13th, 2013 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Keen to take advantage of parent company Sprint’s 4G LTE network, both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile have both launched the Samsung Galaxy SIII, last year’s best-selling Android handset. Furthermore, it’s a perfectly adequate device even aged a year, in my opinion topping nearly every competitor on the market. It costs $399.99 on both carriers, though their plans differ. With Virgin you can get a $35 plan that covers 2.5GB of data, unlimited messaging, and 300 anytime minutes. Their plans go up to $55 per month for unlimited everything (with the data restriction in place). With Boost you can get only the unlimited everything plan (with the 2.5GB data limit) for $55 per month, but every six months of on-time payments reduces that bill by $5, with a floor price of $40 after 18 months.
You can get the Galaxy SIII at Boost Mobile’s website or Virgin Mobile’s website.
May 22nd, 2013 | Boost Mobile | 2 Comments
Not to be outdone by Straight Talk, which added the Samsung Galaxy S3 last week, both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will pick up the Samsung’s 2012 flagship device. Parent company already has the Galaxy S4, and is offering the S3 for free with a two-year contract. The S3 will go on sale with both Virgin and Boost in June, though the company declined to provide pricing or specific availability date. If they can pull it under the $300 mark, they could attract a number of customers looking for a top-end phone at something of an affordable price.
April 30th, 2013 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
We have seen it before, so pardon me if I view it with a skeptical eye. For the past year or so, @evleaks has provided plenty of valuable information about upcoming phones, particularly for prepaid carriers. We’ve cited them on a number of occasions, and they tend to come through. So you can imagine people got excited when @evlinks tweeted about the iPhone coming to Boost Mobile in Q3. But before you start making plans to buy an iPhone from Boost, you could use a history lesson. That @evleaks tweet could just as easily have come from last year.
April 15th, 2013 | Boost Mobile | 1 Comment
Boost Mobile customers looking for a large-screened LTE phone will soon be in luck. Rumor has it that the carrier will soon pick up the LG Optimus F7, the cream of the crop in LG’s new Optimus F line. It features a 4.7-inch screen with 1.5GHz dual-core processor, so it’s about a year old specs-wise. Mix that with Android 4.0 or 4.1, and it makes for a good prepaid model. There is no release date or price associated with this, but we know that $200 seems to be the sweet spot for prepaid devices of this ilk.
Via 9 to 5 Google.
April 10th, 2013 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Usually when we see unlimited calling to international destinations, it covers landlines only. The cost of calling mobile phones in these destinations is typically more expensive and so is not included in most international calling plans. Boost Mobile is changing this up a bit, offering a $15 monthly add-on that provides unlimited calling to all of Mexico. That includes landlines and cell phones, as well as landlines in a number of other international destinations (including Canada). The promtion runs through June 6th, though in the past we’ve seen Boost promotions end and the price stay in tact. You can check it out now at Boost Mobile’s website.
April 9th, 2013 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
It might seem as though the headline is from the mid-00s, when flip phones actually were stylish. In the age of the smartphone they’ve gone completely out of style, but there are people out there who believe in function over form. If the flip phone does the job, then why not? The Kyocera Coast looks pretty nice from the outside, and it has an inside display that rivals the best flip phones that have come before it. It’s not going to bowl over consumers, but it’s a great low-cost option for those who don’t need the services of a smartphone. You can get it now at Boost Mobile’s website for just $30.
Via Phone Scoop.
December 20th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Nearly four years ago Boost Mobile launched its $50 unlimited plan. In many ways it signaled a change in prepaid services. Since then many other carriers have jumped on that unlimited bandwagon. Through it all Boost has offered unlimited data with these plans, with no real restrictions. Starting in January, that will no longer be the case. Boost announced that it will start throttling data speeds for customers who exceed 2.5GB per month. It’s essentially the same policy that sister company Virgin Mobile employs. Once customers exceed that 2.5GB threshold, they’ll see their speeds reduced to 256Kbps until the next billing cycle begins. The policy will go into effect January 20th.
December 10th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | 1 Comment
That high-res image you see above is the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, which is headed to Virgin Mobile. It features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and has a 4-inch screen, so it’s firmly in the mid-tier of Android smartphones. Best of all, as the name implies, it is a 4G LTE handset, indicating that we are moving closer to the day when Boost and Virgin get access to Sprint’s LTE network. Boost Mobile will get a couple of LTE handset as well, which we’ll show after the jump.
November 17th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | 2 Comments
Sprint has done some big things with its subsidiaries, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, this year. They have not only rolled out more than a dozen new smartphones between them, but they’ve also gained 4G WiMax connectivity (in available markets, on available handsets, of course). We could see yet another big jump in the near future. Android and Me has a source that sent along marketing material for Boost LTE, and claims that the same service is coming to Virgin Mobile as well. There is no real timeline for this, but apparently Sprint said earlier this year that both brands would eventually get LTE. Combined with Boost’s rumored BYOD program, we could see some big movement from the Sprint prepaid brands.
November 6th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
The above image comes courtesy of an XDA Developers forum user, who received it as marketing material from Boost Mobile. The long and short of it: Boost will, at some time in the near future, start activating Sprint phones on its network. This makes sense, since Sprint owns Boost, and since Sprint allows other MVNOs to activate their phones. There will likely be many restrictions on this service. For instance, it is unlikely that Sprint allows customers to activate the iPhone on Boost. Since we know no details, we also do not know whether Sprint will allow WiMax handsets to be activated on Boost. For what it’s worth, the fine print indicates that only voice and SMS services are guaranteed to work. We should hear more about this, from an official source, soon enough.
Via Android Authority.
September 27th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Well that was quick. Just a few days ago we learned that Boost Mobile would get the LG Venice Android smartphone. The source, @evleaks, is known for quick turnarounds, and this one came even quicker than expected. As expected it’s an Android 4.0 handset with a 4.3-inch display. The 1GHz processor seems a bit underpowered, but it should suffice. The device will become available in a couple of weeks, on October 10th, and will cost $220.
Via Phone Scoop.
September 24th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
The always-leaking Twitter feed @evleaks has a new tidbit for us: Boost Mobile will soon drop the LG Venice, previously known as the Optimus L7. It’s an Android 4.0 handset with a 1GHz processor and a 4.3-inch screen, so its’ right in the sweet spot of affordable mid-range Android devices. Boost can score a bit win here if it prices the Venice in the $150 range. They do have a few handsets in that range, so it’s a possibility. It seems that when @evleaks reports a rumor it turns into reality soon enough, so we expect this in the next few weeks.
September 20th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Following a rumor that appeared earlier this month, Boost Mobile has added the ZTE Warp Sequent to its Android lineup. It has some neat-o features, such as a 1.4GHz processor and a 4.3-inch screen (which seems to be the sweet spot for screen sizes). It also runs Android 4.0, which is probably the most important feature of any Android smartphone today. We first heard about the Warp Sequent bout two weeks ago. It will cost $200, and it’s available now at Boost Mobile’s website.
Via Phone Scoop.
September 11th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | 1 Comment
About a year after it released the original ZTE Warp, Boost Mobile could be getting the sequel. In fact, it’s going to be named along those lines: The ZTE Warp Sequent. The Warp Sequent, also known as the Grand X IN, will feature the same 4.3-inch screen as the original Warp, but will upgrade the processor to 1.4GHz. There was no information regarding the Android version, but at this point it almost has to be Android 4.0. The Twitter feed that broke the rumor, @evleaks, speculates that it will cost $200 at launch. The original Warp cost $250 when it was launched last November. There is no date yet attached to this one.
Via Android Guys.
August 23rd, 2012 | Boost Mobile | 6 Comments
Boost Mobile announced three new Samsung phones for its fall lineup, beefing up its selection in advance of the fourth quarter rush. The most significant addition is the Galaxy S II, known as the Epic 4G on Sprint. As the name suggests it takes advantage of Boost’s new WiMax connection, in conjunction with 3G. It’s a year-old model, but it’s still a good find for prepaid users. It will cost $370, though, making it Boost’s most expensive handset to date. Is that a reasonable price for a year-old model off contract? Boost customers will get to vote with their wallets on September 6.
July 25th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | 4 Comments
Boost Mobile made a quick splash after announcing the availability of WiMax 4G services by offering the EVO Design 4G. Now they could be adding another similar handset, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. Android blog Phandroid found a device labeled SPH-D710BST in a Sprint user agent profile. The D710 is the Epic 4G Touch, and BST would appear to be Boost. The Epic 4G Touch was last year’s Galaxy S flagship for Sprint, so once again Boost gets a hand-me-down. But it’s still high quality as far as prepaid Android handset go — again, it’s quite similar to the already available EVO Design 4G. The EVO Design is available for $299. Perhaps Boost will undercut that just a bit with the Epic 4G Touch.
July 17th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Boost Mobile has announced a new handset, the Kyocera Hydro, an Android handset that will be available next month. It has some decent features itself, the main one being that it’s water proof for up to 30 minutes at 1 meter. It also runs Android 4.0, which is a rarity at the moment for prepaid Android smartphones. The handset will hit Boost on August 3rd for $129.99.
Via Phone Scoop.
June 28th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | 2 Comments
Sprint and Boost Mobile recently announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9310, along with a new BBM plan. The Curve itself is nothing special, since it’s from the previous batch of BlackBerry releases. It’s faster than older models, and the OS is far better than previous versions, but the release was too little, to late for RIM. Still, BlackBerry fans will find this a more than gratifying experience. It will be available on July 10th at Boost outlets and on Boost Mobile’s website. With the Curve will also come a cheaper, BBM-centric plan.
June 4th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
It turns out that Cricket might not be the only US prepaid carrier to offer the Apple iPhone. While Cricket will get it sooner than any other prepaid carrier — June 22, just under three weeks from now — they could be followed in generally short order by Boost Mobile. The site Techno Buffalo has a “trusted source” who claims that the Sprint subsidiary will begin offering the device in September. While the rumor is nothing certain yet — and another source called it “purely fiction” — it’s an interesting concept for a number of reasons.
May 17th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
On May 31st we know that Boost Mobile will get the EVO Design 4G, their first WiMax-enabled handset. Along with that will come a visual voicemail system from Smith Micro. This includes the option of adding voicemail to text transcription for $1.99 per month. These text translations can be received via SMS or email. It’s not clear whether other devices will get the option of this visual voicemail system, but we’ll surely see it on the Design 4G in two weeks.
April 24th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
It appears as though Boost Mobile is about to get its best Android handset yet. According to a recent rumor, the HTC EVO Design 4G, currently carried by parent company Sprint, will head to Boost in the near future. It’s quite the powerful handset, clocking in at 1.2GHz and containing 768MB of RAM, up from the typical 512MB or less we see from many, if not most, prepaid Android handsets. It also has a four-inch display at 960 x 540 pixels, a very fine display indeed. (The iPhone 4S, by comparison, is 3.5 inches at 960 x 640). Even better, it’s a 4G handset, which raises an interesting question. How is Boost going to handle this?
March 23rd, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Starting next week, Boost Mobile will start a new promotion that will greatly benefit heavy talkers and texters. They will offer a new plan, which offers unlimited talk and text for $45 per month. That plan will work the same way as Boost’s other shrinkage plans do: for every six on-time payments the monthly bill goes down $5. For the new plan, customers can get their monthly bill as low as $30. The promotion will run from March 29th through May 31st, and will be available on only three handsets: the newly released LG Rumor Reflex, the Motorola Theory, and the Sanyo Innuendo. The release makes it sounds as though this promotion will be available only through Boost retail outlets, and not through the Boost Mobile’s website. Still, unlimited talk and text for $30, eventually, sounds like a good deal.
March 9th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Earlier this week we learned that the LG Rumor Reflex was coming to Boost Mobile. Yesterday they made the official announcement. It’s a 3-inch touchscreen device, as previously reported, with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It is not, however, an Android handset. The boasting point of the Rumor Reflex is its environmentally friendly construction. The shell is made of 31 percent recycled material, and the battery has a five-star rating “for extremely low power draw while still plugged in after your phone is fully charged.” Neat-o. The Rumor Reflex will hit Boost for $79.99 on March 29th.
March 7th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Paying your bills if about to get a little easier — if you are a Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile customer, that is. Their parent company, Sprint, has partnered with PreCash to develop a mobile bill payment app. This will allow customers to hook up their credit card to their phone. From there they can pay utility bills and more. This could include cable, insurance, and other phone service bills. There doesn’t seem to be a timeline on when the app will reach customers right now.
March 6th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Yesterday Boost Mobile added a new handset to its website: the LG Rumor Reflex. Unfortunately, Boost did little to provide further information about the handset. Clicking on the “Learn More” link brought you back to the phones page. We do know that it’s a 3-inch touchscreen device, but we still do not know if it runs Android. At $79.99, it’s almost certainly a low-end handset, perhaps not running Android. We know even less now, because Boost removed the device from the site completely. Still, it’s something to look for in the coming weeks.
Via Phone Scoop.
January 31st, 2012 | Boost Mobile | 3 Comments
The writing has been on the wall for quite some time now. Sprint even admitted that they’d eventually phase out the Nextel iDEN network in favor of CDMA, and eventually LTE networks. In late 2010 we heard that the iDEN phase-out would begin in 2013. Now it appears those plans have moved up on the priority list. The process will indeed end in 2013, but it will start in April of this year. The shift will be gradual, though, allowing users time to migrate over to the CDMA side. Yet one issue remains unclear.
January 16th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
What you see above is the LG Marquee, the latest Android handset from Boost Mobile. It was previously available from Sprint, but as with many of their Android handsets, it has made its way to the prepaid arm. It’s key is its thinness, just 0.36 inches thick. It also has a quality 1GHz processor and 4GB of storage — plus microSD expansion. The 4-inch screen is another plus. With a 2MP front-facing camera it’s also ideal for video chatting. The Marquee is a bit more expensive on Boost, $279, but it doesn’t require a contract. You can get it on January 23rd at Boost Mobile stores and at other outlets a bit later than that.
January 6th, 2012 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Finally, Boost Mobile adds a low-cost Android handset. Their current lineup features three Androids, priced at $150, $200, and $230. Now they’ve picked up the Samsung Replenish, which will cost just $100. It’s a full QWERTY candybar, dividing the front between the screen and the keyboard. Heavy texters will appreciate that. It also runs Android 2.3, which is about the best anyone could have expected it to run. All in all it looks like a pretty low- to mid-range Android handset, which fits with the price. It does have another benefit as well: it’s made from 82 percent recyclable materials. Hence the name. Get it? You can get the Replenish on January 16th.
December 20th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
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Pictured above are two Android handsets headed for Boost Mobile in the near future. On the left is the full-touchscreen LG Optimus Black. We’ve seen this on a few carriers before. It’s a solidly mid-level Android handset that will likely come in at an affordable price. The other, the Samsung Replenish, is yet another attempt to make a BlackBerry-like Android. It’s going to be a quality handset for heavy messagers, but the small screen won’t play well with multimedia users. In any case, the source, PocketNow, has only “first half of 2012″ as an estimated release time frame. I’d expect first quarter, considering these are already dated handsets.
December 7th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
The more ways you can refill your prepaid wireless account, the better. Boost Mobile has now added another way for their customers to pay for service. Even better, they can ask others for a gift, or can gift minutes themselves. The Re-Boost App, available through Boost’s Facebook page, allows users to refill their own accounts, send a request to friends via Facebook or email, or gift a Re-Boost to a friend. Again, the app is available through Boost’s Facebook page, so subscribers should head there and check it out. It seems there’s little downside to giving it a whirl. And hey, maybe someone will give you a free month.
November 4th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
It just came out a few days ago, and already Boost Mobile has dropped the price of the ZTE Warp. They released it earlier in the week at $249.99, but are now offering it for $199.99. That’s a pretty standard price for a new high-end smartphone on a postpaid carrier. While the Warp isn’t state of the art, it does rank among the most powerful Android handsets that any prepaid carrier offers. You can get yours now at Boost Mobile’s website.
October 19th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 1 Comment
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Boost Mobile is at it again. They’ve announced yet another Android handset for their lineup. This is the ZTE Warp, and you can see many of its most prominent features in the screenshot. But really, it leaves out some of the doozies, including a nice, big 4.3-inch display and a 1GHz processor. Top of the line Android handsets are a bit faster, but not by too much. It does run Android 2.3 and could get a 4.0 upgrade eventually. It will drop on November 2nd and will cost $249.99.
Via Phone Scoop.
October 10th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
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That Coming Soon circle you see in the above screenshot? Outdated. Over the weekend Boost Mobile released the Samsung Transform Ultra, a high-end Android handset that is now the darling of Boost’s lineup. It’s blazing fast at 1GHz, and it runs the latest version of the Android software. It’s also at a good price for a no-contract, high-end device: $229.99. You can get yours at Boost Mobile’s website. Remember, there’s now a $5 monthly surcharge for Android devices, so you’ll have to put down $55 per month rather than the standard $50. But if you’ve paid your bill on time for 18 straight months, it’ll cost you only $40 per month.
September 27th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Here we have the Motorola i940, an iDEN handset that recently made an appearance at the FCC. It’s an Android handset for sure, featuring a 5 megapixel camera but not much else. That is, we don’t know how fast it runs or the actual screen size. This one could easily be coming to Boost Mobile — in fact, I recently noticed that the i1 is no longer available on Boost Mobile’s website, so this could be the replacement. Expect to hear a bit more about this in the next month or so.
September 26th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 2 Comments
Last week Boost Mobile sent out text messages to its pay-as-you-go customers informing them of a coming rate increase. According to the company’s Facebook page, calls will go from 10 cents per minute to 20 cents, as will text messages. Wireless web will increase 15 cents, from 35 to 50 cents per day. The rate increase will apply to new customers only; current customers will remain at the former rate until their accounts go inactive or they change their plans.
September 16th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
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In late July word dropped that Boost Mobile had an Android slider on the horizon. Yesterday that became a reality when they announced the Samsung Transform Ultra. It’s a full QWERTY slider and is on the higher end of Android devices. That is, it has a 3.5-inch screen, 1GHz processor, front-facing camera, and it runs Android 2.3. That is, it’ll be on the same level as many of the new Androids dropping on major carriers, including Boost’s parent Sprint. It’ll cost $229.99 and will hit Boost on October 7th. You can get more information at Boost Mobile’s website.
One bit of bad news, though: Boost will now add a surcharge for Android users, amounting to $5 per month. Even still, $55 for unlimited everything is a pretty good deal.
Via Phone Scoop.
July 26th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 1 Comment
It looks like Boost Mobile is getting ready to pick up a new Android device. The blog PocketNow has images of a slider device that will run Android 2.3, the latest version of the software. It will also rock a high-res display and run a 1GHz processor, which means it’ll be quite fast enough to handle all the games and apps you want to throw on there. As PocketNow notes, it hasn’t gone through the FCC yet, so it could be a little ways off. But usually these things come about pretty quickly after they leak to us internet folks.
July 20th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
We learned earlier in the month that Boost Mobile would get the BlackBerry Style flip phone. Boost actually made the official announcement last week, but today is the official launch. If you’re looking to upgrade your Boost handset, you can get the BlackBerry Style for $199.99 at Boost Mobile’s website.
At the same time we heard about the Style, we also heard about changes at Virgin Mobile. The changes to their Beyond Talk plans have already taken effect, and now we hear, via Phone Scoop, that they’re in place. The $30 plan now includes 1,500 messages, up from 500, and 30MB of data, up from 10MB. The same 1,500 voice minutes still come with the plan as well. You can sign up for a new payLo plan at Virgin Mobile’s website.
July 8th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Boost Mobile announced a new promotion yesterday that will allow customers to make unlimited calls to landlines in Mexico. This is part of the International Connect plan, which previously included unlimited calls to 150 cities in Mexico. The $5 International Connect plan also includes unlimited calls to Canada (save for the 867 area code) and unlimited international text messaging. This promotion will run through August 31, and those who sign up will continue getting the unlimited calling to all of Mexico for as long as their line remains active and they keep the International Connect plan. You can sign up at Boost Mobile’s website.
July 7th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 3 Comments
Yesterday we talked about pricing changes that are coming to Virgin Mobile. The information came from a PDF sent to dealers and obtained by PhoneNews.com. Also contained in that PDF was a bit of news on another Sprint prepaid brand, Boost Mobile. No, their plans aren’t changing, but they’re soon getting the BlackBerry Style flip phone, pictured above. It’s fairly standard for the older generation BlackBerry models, though the external screen is nice for previewing messages. It’ll drop at $199.99 plus tax, and is compatible with Boost’s $60 monthly unlimited BlackBerry plan, as well as its $3 daily plan.
May 19th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 2 Comments
Boost Mobile has been on a roll lately. Last week they announced three new Motorola handsets. Earlier in the week they rolled out the Samsung Galaxy Prevail nationally. Yesterday they added yet another handset to their refreshed lineup. Pictured above is the Sanyo Innuendo, a device that hit parent company Sprint last September. It’s an interesting-looking phone that somewhat resembles the LG enV series. That is, it has a normal-looking candy bar face, but flips open to reveal a 2.8-inch screen and full QWERTY keyboard. It also contains a 3.2 megapixel camera and a media player. The device costs $129.99, and is available at Boost outlets or at Boost Mobile’s website.
May 16th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 3 Comments
Last month Boost Mobile announced the Samsung Galaxy Prevail as part of its growing smartphone lineup. The Galaxy S family member is certainly the best Boost has to offer right now, and it comes at an attractive price point: $179.99. Previously it was available at select outlets, but now you can get it nationwide. In fact, if you get it at Best Buy you can get a $50 prepaid card, which will cover a month of service. Or you could always head to Boost Mobile’s website to order it.
May 13th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 1 Comment
What better way to end the week than with three new phone announcements? They’re all from Motorola, and they’re all headed for Boost Mobile. The first is the i475, the successor to the Clutch. It’s a full QWERTY device that closely mirrors the Clutch, featuring a VGA camera, a web browser, and, really not much more. It’s meant for messaging and talking, which Boost covers with both its $50 unlimited plan and its pay-as-you-go rates. The device will cost $99.99.
The other handsets, after the jump.
April 11th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Just when we thought that Boost Mobile‘s International Connect plan was going back up to its original $10 per month price, from the promotional $5, they’ve jumped in with new options. It now includes two tiers, one at $5 and one at, yes, $10. The $5 plan includes unlimited calling to landlines in 150 Mexican cities, plus unlimited calling to Canada. CDMA handsets get unlimited international text messaging, while iDEN get unlimited walkie-talkie to “select areas in Baja California, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Chile.” The $10 plan adds unlimited calls to landlines in Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru, plus unlimited calls to China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and other destinations. There’s a nifty graphic after the jump. For more information about specific rates and limitations, you can visit Boost Mobile’s website.
April 6th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 5 Comments
Yesterday we covered the most important issue in the latest J.D. Power and Associates survey. People are turning to monthly prepaid plans more and more frequently. Not only that, but they’re also utilizing them more, using 270 percent more minutes per month than pay-as-you-go customers. Here’s one part of the survey on which we did not report: Boost Mobile ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction. The other carriers who ranked highly: MetroPCS, Tracfone, Net10, Virgin Mobile, and T-Mobile.
April 5th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 4 Comments
We learned last week what we had assumed all along: Boost Mobile will unveil the Samsung Galaxy S Prevail at its event in New York City this evening. As though you need any more proof, the device now appears with the other phones on Boost’s site. The best news, of course, is the price: $179.99, which is what some Galaxy S phones have sold for with subsidized pricing. You will eventually get it at Boost Mobile’s website, and I suppose they’ll announce a release date this evening.
April 1st, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 3 Comments
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Three weeks ago, we learned that Boost Mobile and Samsung had an announcement coming on April 5. We also know that these types of things tend to get leaked ahead of time. So it came as no surprise when, earlier this week, Pocket Now found the phone they’ll be introducing: The Samsung Galaxy Prevail, listed above. It’s much like the other Galaxy S units, featuring Android 2.2. We don’t know whether it will feature a QWERTY keyboard, a la the Epic 4G, but it will certainly be Boost’s best smartphone once it is announced. That will come on Tuesday.
March 18th, 2011 | Boost Mobile | 1 Comment
Via Phandroid we learn that Boost Mobile and Samsung are hosting an event in New York City on April 5. These types of engagements typically involve the release of a new device. Samsung has been heavily involved in Android lately, so it stands to reason that Boost should soon see an expansion of its Android lineup beyond the current model, the Motorola i1. We’ll have to wait and see, but this could be Boost’s own version of the Galaxy S. Though, considering they’re holding a media event, it might be something new altogether.
In other possibly Boost-related Android news, earlier this week PhoneNews.com noted that the successor to the i1 recently passed through the FCC. Considering the i1 has, to be kind, flopped, I can only hope that this heads to Boost as well as Nextel.