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Sprint Prepaid, Boost to offer Sharp AQUOS Crystal

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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.

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Boost Mobile to Sell iPhone 6 Oct. 17

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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.

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iPhone Price Cuts for Boost, Virgin

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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.

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Sprint Removes iPhone 5c, 5s from MVNO Blacklist

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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.

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Boost to get iPhone 6, 6 Plus ‘Soon’

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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.’

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Best iPhone 6 Prepaid Plans

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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.

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Boost Mobile’s New Data Boost Plans

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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.

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Sprint Adds Avatars to Visual Voicemails

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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.

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ZTE Warp Zync Debuts on Boost Mobile

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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.

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Sprint MVNOs Launch AQUOS Smartphone

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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.

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Boost Adds LG Realm to Prepaid

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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:

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Boost Mobile Offers Rugged Prepaid Phone

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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.

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Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile Offer S5

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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.

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Overview of Prepaid Boost Mobile

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.

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Best Prepaid Phones

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.

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Boost Mobile picks up the LG Optimus F7

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.

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Samsung Galaxy SIII available from Virgin, Boost

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.

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Boost and Virgin Mobile pick up the Galaxy S3

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.

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Approach Boost Mobile iPhone rumors with caution

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.

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Boost to add LG Optimus F7

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.

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Boost adds unlimited calling to Mexico for $15 per month

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.

Via Engadget.

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Boost adds a stylish flip phone Kyocera Coast

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.

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Boost Mobile will start throttling data speeds on January 20

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.

Via Facebook via PhoneNews.com.

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First LTE phones for Boost and Virgin leaked

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.

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4G LTE could be coming to Boost, Virgin Mobile soon

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.

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Rumor: Boost Mobile will start activating Sprint phones

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.

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Boost Mobile officially getting LG Venice

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.

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LG Venice heading for Boost Mobile

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.

Via Engadget.

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Boost Mobile adds ZTE Warp Sequent

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.

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Boost Mobile could get ZTE Warp Sequent

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.

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Boost announces Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Rush, Array

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.

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Boost Mobile rumored to get the Epic 4G Touch

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.

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Boost Mobile announces Kyocera Hydro with Android 4.0

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.

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Boost to launch BlackBerry Curve 9310 and BBM plan

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.

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Could Boost Mobile be in line for the iPhone too?

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.

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Boost Mobile getting visual voicemail from Smith Micro

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.

Via Engadget.

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Boost could carry HTC EVO Design 4G, get WiMax

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?

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Boost Mobile introduces limited-time plan, with bill shrinkage

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.

Via FierceWireless.

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Boost Mobile announces LG Rumor Reflex

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.

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Boost and Virgin to get mobile bill payments app

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.

Via Mobile Marketing Watch.

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LG Rumor Reflex coming soon to Boost Mobile

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.

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Spring finally phasing out iDEN, starting in April

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.

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Boost gets slim LG Marquee Android smartphone

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.

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Boost Mobile adds cheap Samsung Replenish

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.

Via CNET.

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Boost Mobile getting 2 new Android handsets

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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.
 
Via PocketNow.

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Boost Mobile adds Re-Boost Facebook app

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.

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Boost knocks $50 off ZTE Warp

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.

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Boost Mobile to add ZTE Warp Android phone

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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.

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Samsung Transform Ultra now available at Boost Mobile

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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.

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Another iDEN Android for Boost?

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.

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