Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to carry Samsung Galaxy S5 in Q2

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The new Samsung Galaxy S5 may not be limited to the large carriers after all, with both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile saying that they’ll be carrying the device in the second quarter of this year. This follows a trend set by the Galaxy S4, which was also available on a number of smaller carriers.

The Galaxy S5 has a number of great features, and is the first in the series to come with a fingerprint scanner. It also boasts a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 1080p display, and more.

Because the phone will be offered off-contract, you can expect the asking price to be pretty high. For some, however, the price is worth not being tied down to a carrier.

Boost Mobile offering $35 plan with unlimited data for 6 months after buying an LTE device

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Still searching for a carrier that fits you? Boost Mobile is running a promotion right now with a reasonable price. Buying one of their LTE devices through the carrier’s site, participating retailer, Best Buy, or Radioshack will allow you to pick up a $35 unlimited plan for six months. Talk, text, and web is included; however, customers will be throttled after 2.5GB of data.

Once the six months are in the past, the monthly bill will jump to $50. But Boost Mobile slashes $5 off per every six months. By the eighteenth month, a bill should be $35 once again. The promotion runs from now through March 31.

Source: Boost Mobile

ZTE Boost Max phablet launches on Boost Mobile

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ZTE showed off their Iconic Phablet at CES this year, highlighting its multi-window capabilities, large screen, and lower price point. Fast forward three weeks, and we’re already seeing the device hit US shores, although with a different name. Boost Mobile is the first to pick up the phablet, calling it the Boost Max.

The Boost Max features a 5.7 inch 720p screen, dual-core Snapdragon CPU with 1 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 3200 mAh battery. For $300, it’s a pretty decent device, especially for Boost Mobile customers. Unfortunately, the Boost Max is launching with Android 4.1 as opposed to Android 4.3, which was shown off on the handset at CES. Go figure.

If you’re interested, you can purchase the device, no contract, for $300 below.

source: Boost Mobile

[Deal] HSN selling Boost Mobile’s Moto G for $79.95 after rebate

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Android’s new budget-friendly superstar is already making rounds on television. Today only, the Moto G is available from Home Shopping Network, who also sells Nokia’s Lumia 521, for just $79.95 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The channel is offering the deal for today only as part of their Today’s Special, so make sure you take advantage of it quickly. At the time of this writing, HSN says that have already sold 5,200 units. Through this deal, Boost Mobile is the carrier being supplied. In case you were unaware, $50 gets you unlimited talk, text, and data; however, for every six months you remain a customer, your monthly bill drops $5 until you reach $40.

If HSN’s straight-up price is not good enough for you, you can use their FlexPay financing that spreads it into monthly payments across two, three, or four months. The four month FlexPay is $35 per month. Also, having an HSN card gives you an extra option of paying over five months. But I am not quite sure anyone really needs to have the Moto G’s price lingering around for months. The source link below will take you to HSN’s site.

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Boost Mobile Confirms Moto G is Coming for $129.99 Price Tag

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Moto_G_left_front_back_(2)The game changing Moto G is looking to be everywhere. We’ve already seen it confirmed for Verizon at a $99 dollar price tag. Not to be outdone Boost Mobile announced via a presser that they too will be carrying the Moto G. Theirs will be just a little bit more expensive with a $129.99 price tag. It will be available in select stores January 14th with a nationwide launch January 20th. The first Motorola phone on Boost Mobile is also slated to come with FM radio NextRadio.

For those of you interested in a more thorough explanation we have the presser for you after the break. Enjoy!

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Motorola Moto G headed for Boost Mobile according to leaked render

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When Motorola launched the Moto G, part of their goal was to put a capable smartphone in the hands of buyers not interested in the power of a top-tier smartphone. It makes sense then that Motorola would look for opportunities to place the device with carriers that target deal-hunting consumers. That appears to be the case with the latest press render that leaked according to Twitter tipster @evleaks who discovered an image of the Moto G sporting a wallpaper adorned with Boost Mobile logos.

Currently the Moto G is only available on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks thanks to its limitation to GSM. However, Verizon announced they would carry the Moto G on their prepaid network starting sometime in early 2014. Making the device available on Boost Mobile, which utilizes Sprint’s network, makes sense since Motorola is preparing a CDMA based version. This would also somewhat mirror the strategy Motorola used when it released the Moto X in offering exclusive Moto Maker capabilities to AT&T customers first with other carriers getting it at a later date.

source: @evleaks

Sprint announces the Kyocera Hydro Rise smartphone

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Hot of the heels of its unique Hydro smartphone, Sprint has announced the brand-new Hydro Edge for the general public. Developed by Kyocera, this new Jelly Bean-powered toy features a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon chip, a 4-inch impact resistant display and a 5 megapixel camera . Additionally, this new device will be fully waterproof and have a Smart Sonic Receiver unit.

And now for the news prospective customers have been waiting on: the Hydro Rise will land in Sprint and Boost Mobile stores sometime this summer. Unfortunately, Sprint hasn’t come out with the exact release date or the pricing just yet, but we should expect to receive further information on the Hydro Edge as we get closer to whenever it is the phone’s release date will be.

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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S 3 beginning in June

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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is by all accounts the next big thing, but its predecessor isn’t dead just yet. Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile announced today at the CTIA that they will offer a 4G LTE-capable Galaxy S3 beginning next month. The device will run on Sprint’s 4G LTE network, which is currently available in 88 markets nationwide.

On Boost Mobile, the S3 will be compatible on their $55 Android Monthly Plan with Shrinking Payments. For each payment made on time, the monthly cost drops by $5 until you are paying $40/month. For Virgin Mobile users, the Galaxy S3 will be work on their unlimited data and messaging plans that start at $35 a month. At this point, pricing for the phone has not yet been announced.

LG Optimus F7 Heading To Boost Mobile, LTE Onboard

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The LG Optimus F7 was unveiled at Mobile World Congress, and will make its way to Boost Mobile. This new F-series of devices from LG feature mid-range performance and LTE connectivity. There are currently no details on pricing or when the Optimus F7 will arrive on Boost Mobile, but it’s said to be “soon”. Here are the specs:

  • 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 HD display (312 ppi)
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage with microSD card support up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 2,540 mAh battery

Source: 9to5Google

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