Posts tagged with: Boost Mobile
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    Boost Mobile is about to grab a handful of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus boxes for a launch next Friday, but it also has a "power-full" phone from LG to deal with. Oddly enough, so does its parent company, Sprint. Both postpaid and prepaid operations will begin selling the LG X power, a phone with 4,100mAh battery, an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 and Android Marshmallow. What could be a two-day phone for those who want to buy it will cost $0 down and $9 per month for two years on Sprint or a flat $129.99 on Boost Mobile. Sprint and Boost are both touting new unlimited data plans with ...

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    Ahh, the world of prepaid smartphones. Cheap rates, but huge upfront costs with those phones. It's why mid-ranger and budget phones flourish in this sector and they've been getting better and better by the month. But admit it: you do want a flagship, too. Right? Well, fear not. Sprint-owned prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA will start offering the iPhone 7 starting September 23 — one week after general sales start. T-Mobile's competing MetroPCS also has iPhone 7 promotional splashes on its site, but has not disclosed a date of availability. Its stores started carrying ...

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    According to Strategy Analytics, China-based ZTE is currently the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the US and second largest in the no-contract market. That’s clearly thanks to the affordable high-end Axon line first and foremost, though ultra-low-cost prepaid ZMAX and Warp models must have also contributed greatly to the OEM’s rapid recent American rise. The ZTE Warp 7 is available online from Boost Mobile starting today at just $99.99, no lengthy network commitments or strings attached, rolling out in the Sprint subsidiary’s physical stores on September 5. Unfortunately (for ...

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    Well, this is beyond confusing. The same exact phone, with the same exact humdrum design and outdated hardware specifications, available on four US carriers under three different names. First, Boost and Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid-specialized daughter operators, picked up the Alcatel Dawn a little over a month ago, charging just $70 with no-contract activations. In the meantime, the price dropped to $60, and now $30 on Cricket Wireless, where the entry-level 4.5-inch phone is branded Alcatel Streak. The Dawn/Streak can also be purchased starting today from Best Buy on AT&T ...

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    Sprint's done with its first fiscal quarter of 2016 and is reporting numbers. Like most companies, some are good and some are bad. The bad? The company recorded a net loss of $302 million for the three months ending on June 30. Operating income dropped 28 percent year over year to $361 million while net revenue was flat. The good? Overland Park added 173,000 postpaid subscribers this quarter, the fourth quarter in a row. It ends the quarter at 59,453,000 subscribers. Sprint's LTE Plus network launched in another 33 markets with a total of 237 markets so far. With a growing subscriber ...

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    The base rate for an unlimited data plan on T-Mobile is $95 per month. On Sprint, it's $75. Spread that difference over two years and you've got enough money for another good phone if you wanted it. The Now Network feels it's important to point that out in this micro-age of Pokémon GO madness, even as the Un-carrier is offering unlimited high-speed data to all of its customers for a year while on the app. "Unlike some of the other carriers, Sprint offers unlimited data at a fair price so you don't have to worry about using data while Playing Pokémon Go," Sprint stated in a press ...

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    Specialized in ultra-low-cost Android or Windows smartphones and tablets you’re not typically ashamed to show off in public, Alcatel OneTouch probably focused on the affordability angle too hard, and not enough on the bang for buck Virgin and Boost Mobile customers will get from the 4.5-inch Dawn. Hopefully, this won’t be the dawn of a new era for Marshmallow-powered handsets, marking the ill-advised return of FWVGA display resolution in the limelight. Those of you who are no longer familiar with the acronym will be shocked to hear it stands for Full Wide Video Graphics Array, or 854 x ...

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    Promotions, promotions, boy, is Sprint full of them today. In addition to taking $120 off the HTC 10, its prepaid brand Boost Mobile has juiced up its multi-line plans with 10GB of high-speed data per line. In addition to the $5 per month Auto Re-Boost discount that starts from the second billing cycle, here's how pricing breaks down: [table] ,2 Lines,3 Lines,4 Lines,5 Lines Monthly price,$65,$90,$115,$145 [/table] The promo runs until July 6. At the same time, if you enroll into Sprint's Better Choice XXL plan, you'll also get a free 12-month Amazon Prime subscription. The plan features ...

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    Sprint lost more than a million prepaid subscribers last year. Despite an overall positive result in subscriber adds, the company needs all the help it can get against T-Mobile and especially MetroPCS — it's been absorbing pretty much all of the prepaid growth in the US market. So, Sprint has pulled back its own-brand presence. Sprint Prepaid phones have been pulled from Target while Best Buy is trying to clear out four of its five phones. The service is still available to sign-on to at Sprint stores as well as RadioShack and Kmart. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure told investors in its ...

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    The LG G Stylo has a sequel — and it has a bunch of names to go along with it. LG Stylus 2? LG G Stylo 2? Cricket Wireless says "LG Stylo 2, please" as it prepares to take the phone into its lineup. The LG Stylo 2 is nearly identical to the G Stylo — a mid-range 5.7-inch phablet with with all the (now-deprecated) features of LG's stylus-enhanced software. Sure, it's not the sharpest display around at 720p, but it's running with Android Marshmallow and a 3,000mAh battery. And while $169.99 sounds like a decent price for the package — plus a $50 bill credit for new sign-ups (or a $100 ...

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    With yesterday's launch of the HTC 10, smartphone shoppers have a new flagship option to consider, joining the growing ranks of this season's heavyweights. And while these phones represent some attractive options, not everyone's got the resources to pay hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for the latest top-of-the-line handset. Luckily, there's no shortage of more affordable options to consider, and today we hear about the latest models descending upon Sprint's MVNO family, as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA pick up a trio of Android handsets. First up, we've got the Samsung Galaxy J7. ...

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    If you happen to be on one of Sprint's prepaid networks, you might be able to catch up on the latest mobile flagship from Samsung if you have enough money for it. Boost Mobile will be first to introduce the 32GB Black Onyx Galaxy S7 to its shelves on March 11 before Virgin Mobile USA does on March 18. Both outlets will price the phone at $649.99, short of tax. While T-Mobile was the first major postpaid carrier to start shipping out phones to its customers, its prepaid subsidiary, MetroPCS, has yet to announce an exact date for when it will offer the Galaxy S7 up to customers. Source: ...

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    Like any good smartphone manufacturer, Samsung's always looking for ways to keep its product lineup fresh, and last year that meant introducing a number of new J-series models. After the Galaxy J2 and J5 went official, we saw the company introduce the Galaxy J3, a phone with lower-mid-range hardware, sure, but one with an attractive price point. While the Galaxy J3 initially launched in China, it wasn't long before we were hearing rumors of US carrier interest, both as a traditional post-paid model and on several MVNOs positioned as a pre-paid edition. Today we finally start getting ...

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    Update: Boost Mobile has announced that it will be selling the K7 as the Tribute 5 sometime this quarter. No details on specs, pricing nor availability. (Via) You want to see something other than refrigerators? We bet you do. How about some smartphones from LG? They're not exactly class-leading machines, though, but at least these phones invigorate the company's mid-range lineup with some refined design and decent core specs. But will these two K-series phones catch eyes in the budget market? That's what LG is hoping for as it introduces the K7 and K10. Both of them sport 2.5D Arc Glass ...

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    When it comes to selling the iPhone 6s, it seems like we've entered into the Old McDonald's farm: here a deal, there a deal, everywhere a deal-deal. In the US, it's not just first-tier carriers in the action — prepaid carriers are now beginning to stock the iPhone 6s, too. Virgin Mobile USA, a Sprint subsidiary, is listing only the gold-colored 16GB model at $549.99. It hasn't opened up orders yet, though. Meantime, sister subsidiary Boost Mobile is letting you buy the gray 16GB model at the same price right now. In addition to the $100 chop from Apple's suggested retail price, you can ...

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    Adam Doud propped some major points against buying a new phone with your carrier in this weekend's debate post. If you haven't taken a look at his post, please do so to grab some context. But at this point, I think it's time for some B sides to this discussion. Not only a counterargument, but a hybrid proposal that could break your perception of the usefulness of a contract. No contract, but no credit Even though our "big four" carriers in the US are striding away from the model ever so slowly, in this day and age, we're really going to be missing out once the contract finally dies ...

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    Back in the early days of 2014, ZTE introduced its Boost Max Android smartphone for – who else – Boost Mobile. The mid-ranger wasn't the most affordable phone we'd ever seen, nor the best-equipped, but it did stand out thanks to one key feature: a killer battery life thanks to marrying those middle-of-the-road specs with a phablet-sized 3200mAh battery. These days the Axon may be ZTE's big bet in the States, but it's not done with the Boost Max family just yet, and today introduces the follow-up Boost Max+. The specs are a bit of a mixed bag, some taking bigger steps forward than ...

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    What does “soon” mean in the smartphone world? When you hear that a hot new phone is hitting the carrier of your choice “soon,” are you anticipating it to land maybe in the next couple weeks? Possibly next month? Back in August, we saw the debut of the shockingly compelling Sharp Aquos Crystal, an Android handset with a bezel around its screen so narrow it's essentially not even there. And word that this phone would arrive for the crazy low price of $240 with no contractual obligation sounded almost too good to be true. We were told it was coming soon to Sprint... and then August ...

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    Three weeks ago, HTC got a head-start on IFA 2014 by announcing its Desire 510 mid-ranger, notable for its LTE support and use of a Snapdragon 410 SoC, making it one of the very first 64-bit capable Androids. Much earlier in the summer, though, we were already hearing whispers about the 510, and the notion that it might find a home on a US carrier – and Sprint, to be specific. Today we learn that those old rumors are coming true, with Sprint sharing plans to add the 510 to its lineup later this week. The Desire 510 hits Sprint this Friday for the quite affordable sticker price of just ...

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    Yesterday we picked up on a rumor that Sprint was about to welcome its first Sharp Aquos smartphone to its lineup, with word that the Aquos Crystal would be announced today. At least, Sprint was teasing a “take the edge off” announcement and the Aquos Crystal sports a blink-and-you-miss-it super-thin bezel. Connect the dots from this to a new partnership between Sharp and Sprint parent company Softbank, and it was all looking pretty plausible. Well, today Sprint has gone ahead and confirmed that interpretation, announcing plans to bring the Aquos Crystal to its own network, as well as ...

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    How much do you spend each month just to stay connected? As cell phones – namely, smartphones – have increased in popularity over the last decade, the cost of keeping them connected has slowly crept upwards. Cheaper functions, like voice calling and SMS, have taken a back seat to the more convenient and bandwidth-hogging mobile data. As such, calling plans and text messaging are now, more often than not, offered in unlimited quantities. However, gone are the days of $20 and $30 unlimited data plans (unless you're lucky enough to be hanging on to a grandfathered plan). The cost of ...

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    ZTE has never been a strong smartphone competitor here in the States, but it aims to change that in 2014. Our own Jaime Rivera reviewed the Nubia 5 back in December, and he was rather smitten with the unlocked device from ZTE. The real question is: can ZTE keep building the momentum with quality devices for the US market? That's at least the plan with the Boost MAX on the Sprint MVNO Boost Mobile. It wants to provide a sufficient competitor to oversized devices like the Galaxy Note 3 for substantially less. With the exception of Samsung's Galaxy Mega series, every so-called phablet to date ...

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    At launch, the Moto G was groundbreaking. It's an Android-powered budget phone that doesn't make you want to pull your hair out and punch innocent, living beings. And today, alongside the Lumia 520, it's one of the best bargains in the mobile space. Period. However, as per the norm, competitors will come along. The first to do so in the budget phablet space is ZTE. The Iconic Phablet we saw at CES has manifested as the Boost MAX for Boost Mobile here in the United States. For $299 with a ridiculously cheap prepaid plan (only $35 per month with the current promotion), it's not quite a cheap ...

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    To date, essentially all manufacturers who have attempted to mimic Samsung's success with the Galaxy Note line of oversized smartphones have done so by packing as many great specifications as possible inside the phone and slapping a premium price tag on it to boot. But not everyone who wants a smartphone-tablet hybrid wants or needs an over the top smartphone. And they may not want to pay premium prices to get such a phone. Much smaller phones, like the Moto G, have impressively replicated the performance and experience provided by the much more expensive Moto X. So why can't a so-called ...

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    Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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