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Being able to use your smartphone as a hotspot device is incredibly useful, especially if you travel a lot. However, if you use Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile your only option of taking advantage of the hotspot capabilities built-in to your phone was to pay $5 for each day you wanted to use it. It’s not only outrageous but ridiculous. Well, as of earlier this year, both Boost and Virgin have finally begun to offer two new monthly hotspot add-ons, and the daily add-on has been reduced.
Here are the three hotspot options as of today:
February 23rd, 2015 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Since AT&T acquired the Mexican cell provider lusacel, it has added unlimited calling to Mexico for next to nothing on both Cricket plans and GoPhone plans (not to mention AT&T postpaid plans). Well, it looks like Sprint will be the first to continue on this trend with the optional addition of unlimited calling to Mexico for $5 on select plans.
February 6th, 2015 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Boost Mobile, a Sprint-owned MVNO, has launched a new promotion after the recent end of their discounted phones deal. With this new promotion, new customers can get one month of Boost Mobile service free–a value of up to $55 dollars, depending on which plan you purchase.
In order to qualify for this promotion you must:
January 29th, 2015 | Boost Mobile | 1 Comment
Boost Mobile has been running a deal for the last few weeks aimed at customers who port from any non-Sprint carrier. Now through the end of January, consumers who open a new account, purchase a month of service and port over a number can get a free phone or a discount on a more expensive phone.
January 26th, 2015 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
As the prepaid price war heats up, Sprint-owned Boost Mobile has announced the upcoming launch of a new Data Boost plan that is sure to get more reliable auto pay customers to their doorstep. Launching on Feb. 3, this low-cost plan is currently one of the best on the market. While the plan requires auto pay to sign up, it rewards customers with more high speed data than other similarly-priced plans every month.
January 22nd, 2015 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Boost Mobile has introduced a new LTE phone this week: the Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE. This third generation low cost phone launched on Monday and is aimed at the growing LTE prepaid market with an affordable price tag and functional hardware that will get the job done without all the extra bells and whistles.
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE is on sale now for $130. Here’s what the hardware looks like:
January 8th, 2015 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
The Samsung Galaxy line is probably one of the more popular phone lines, and Boost recently announced they would be carrying a new version of the Samsung Galaxy Prevail. Starting on January 19, the new Samsung Galaxy Prevail will have 4G connectivity as well as a few other improvements such as increasing the screen from 4 inches to 4.5 inches; increasing the battery size slightly and upgrading the operating system from Android 4.1 to 4.4.
January 6th, 2015 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
When it comes to allowing phones to be activated on their prepaid networks, Sprint is something of a bully and requires that everyone wait at least a year before ‘whitelisting’ the phones. However, Prepaid Phone News reported earlier this week that Boost has added several new phones to their whitelist.
Phones that were recently added to the lineup of acceptable BOYD include:
December 28th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Prepaid Phones, T-Mobile | No Comments
ZTE has two new low-end prepaid phones available through two different carriers this week, so I thought I’d cover it all in one post to save on some time and reading. The ZTE Speed can be purchased through Boost Mobile, and the ZTE Zinger is available through T-Mobile prepaid. They have pretty similar specs and, to be truthful, nothing too spectacular or noteworthy. Here’s a quick comparison:
December 17th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Sprint, Virgin Mobile | 1 Comment
Sprint and Microsoft seem to have worked out their differences. Yesterday, Sprint announced that Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will carry the Windows Lumia 635 starting December 23. This will be the first Windows Phone 8.1 available to Sprint customers and the first Lumia device available for Sprint prepaid brands Boost and Virgin Mobile. The phone will become available to postpaid plans on January 16.
December 7th, 2014 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Just in time for the gift-giving season, Boost Mobile has announced that the Boost Mobile Wallet will now support the purchase of eGift Cards right from your cell phone. Here are some of the companies that you can purchase eGift Cards from:
December 4th, 2014 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
In September of this year, Boost Mobile debuted a new “Double Data” promotion where all three unlimited plans were reduced by $5 and the data was, as the name suggests, doubled. Originally promoted to end in October, the promotion was so popular it was extended to January. Now, leaked internal documents state that the double data plans will become a permanent fixture of Boost Mobile plan pricing.
November 22nd, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile | 1 Comment
Sprint’s MVNOs Boost and Virgin Mobile have released some of their prepaid phone deals for Black Friday and, while they aren’t quite as spectacular as the deals we found last year, you can still get some pretty nice phones for far cheaper than normal. Here’s what you can expect to find:
November 18th, 2014 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
According to Boost Mobile marketing materials, they will be offering the LG G2 starting this Friday, November 21. Expected to cost around $280, this smartphone has some pretty sweet specs and a cool-sounding sliding feature that allows you to quickly swipe between up to three running apps.
Here’s what it looks like under the hood:
October 28th, 2014 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
For the last two months, Sprint owned MVNO Boost Mobile has been conducting a “Data Boost” promotion which, as the name suggests, gives customers additional data for a cheaper price. Originally set to end on November 3, Boost has extended the promotion an additional two months. It is now scheduled to end on January 5, but consumers who purchase the lower-priced plans can be grandfathered in after the promotion ends.
October 13th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Sprint | No Comments
There are tons of stylish smartphones on the market today, but if you’re really looking to turn heads, then the Sharp AQUOS Crystal definitely deserves a close look. This eye-catching edge-to-edge smartphone design is pretty unique and bound to make your apps, games and pictures look fantastic, and it’s available now.
October 13th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, iPhone | No Comments
Well, after a month of waiting, it’s finally here! The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available via Boost Mobile on October 17, 2014. I couldn’t actually find the official announcement on the Boost Mobile page, but Phonescoop reported that they made the announcement early Friday morning. And, as expected, the phones will retail for $100 less than their normal market price.
October 2nd, 2014 | Boost Mobile, iPhone, Virgin Mobile | No Comments
As expected, Sprint’s prepaid brands Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile have announced price cuts on the older iPhone models. This reduced price is labeled as ‘limited time’ on Virgin Mobile’s website, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the prices to drop permanently soon following the recent release of the popular (and maybe slightly bendable) iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this year.
September 29th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Prepaid Phones, Sprint, Virgin Mobile | No Comments
When it comes to MVNO policies and such, Sprint tends to be a little dictator-ish and frequently limits exactly which phones you can have on their MVNOs. Newly released phones can’t be activated on any Sprint MVNO until they have been out for a year, undoubtedly an attempt to push consumers to the more lucrative postpaid offerings.
September 29th, 2014 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
So, I wasn’t going to actually write about this until there were some solid details. But, with all of the news about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, I just couldn’t resist. Sprint-owned prepaid Boost Mobile has actually had an announcement up on their main page for about a week claiming that they will be getting the iPhone 6 ‘soon.’
September 10th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Page Plus, Straight Talk, T-Mobile | No Comments
Yesterday, Apple finally pulled back the curtain to reveal the next generation of iPhone: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. These flashy new devices have caught the attention of both Apple lovers and phone enthusiasts across the internet, especially with their affordable on-contract price. For the prepaid market, the unlocked no-contract cost can be a little harder to swallow, but never fear–our trusty companies are sure to be offering deals in the coming months so you can get your hands on one of those fancy phones soon.
So, in preparation for the celebration of this exciting new phone, we’ve rounded up some of the best money-saving iPhone 6 prepaid plans for each main carrier network. You’ll want as much data as you can get for the lowest price, and of course, unlimited talk and text is a must so you can tell everyone all about your snazzy new phone.
September 3rd, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Mobile Data, Prepaid Data Plans, Sprint | No Comments
Sprint’s MVNO Boost Mobile has introduced the data boost plans, which are not only cheaper than the previous offerings but, as the name suggests, double the data allowed. These new plans are available to both current and new customers, and are only going to be around until November 3.
August 31st, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Sprint, Virgin Mobile | No Comments
Sprint announced today that they are making leaving and receiving voice mails more fun. Available to both postpaid Sprint customers and prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin mobile customers, the new avatars are free and can be shared with anyone, on any network or via SMS, email or Facebook.
August 27th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Prepaid Phones | No Comments
ZTE has debuted their newest phone on Boost Mobile today. The Warp Sync is the fourth in the popular ZTE Warp series and features some pretty good specs for the asking price–$179.99.
The device will be running Android 4.4 Kitkat and features a 5 inch touch-screen with Gorilla Glass to withstand life’s little scratches. The smartphone is 3G/4G LTE capable and has a pretty sizable battery, so you probably won’t find it dead in the middle of the day with normal use. It has HD voice, Doby Digital Plus Sound and an 8 MP back camera with a 1.6 MP front camera. The Warp Sync also has 2 GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor.
August 19th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Prepaid Phones, Sprint, Virgin Mobile | No Comments
Cellular phone maker Sharp has selected Sprint to launch its first AQUOS Crystal phone available in the U.S. in the coming months. An exact date hasn’t been released yet, but the specs for the phone compared to the price aren’t half bad and the phone looks pretty cool with a sharp, edgeless look and a large screen. The device will be available for Sprint postpaid customers via Easy Pay and for Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers for $149.99 plus tax.
August 14th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Prepaid Phones | No Comments
Boost Mobile has added a new inexpensive Android smartphone to their prepaid lineup. The LG Realm is a lower-end smartphone with some decent specs and a very nice $80 price point. PhoneScoop reports the device was also sold under the name Optimus Exceed 2. You can purchase the phone at Walmart, select retailers and online. It doesn’t look super feature-packed, but has enough that light smartphone users will definitely get their money’s worth.
The specs for the phone include:
August 10th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Prepaid Phones | No Comments
Every smartphone user is familiar with the moment of panic when you drop or splash water on your smartphone. For all the amazing things these devices can do, they tend to be rather fragile. And while many of the cheaper prepaid varieties can be a little less touchy, they also don’t have the same kind of features and feel as the big carrier phones. However, Boost Mobile is now happy to announce that their customers have a new option: the Kyocera Hydro Icon 4G LTE, the extremely rugged smartphone priced at $149.99 with no annual subscription contract.
August 9th, 2014 | Boost Mobile, Prepaid Phones, Virgin Mobile | No Comments
It seems like everyone is abuzz with news about Samsung’s latest phone in the Galaxy series, the Galaxy S5. And now, if you wanted to get in on the action, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA have announced that they now carry Samsung’s newest flagship for the prepaid market. The device, of course, does cost quite a pretty penny but if you have been wanting to get your hands on it, then this is still good news, as BYOD will also likely support the Galaxy S5.
March 30th, 2014 | Boost Mobile | No Comments
Are you sick and tired of paying high cell phone bills? Are you stuck in a contract you wish you never made? Boost Mobile is your welcome relief. With Boost, you are guaranteed never signing a contract or having a monthly bill to pay! They have an option to “Pay as You Go” which can be laid out in three easy steps.
February 21st, 2014 | Boost Mobile, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile | No Comments
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.