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MacRumors
Apr 29, 2013, 08:47 PM
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In mid-2012 rumors surfaced (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/01/iphone-coming-to-boost-mobile-in-september/) that Boost Mobile (http://www.boostmobile.com/) might begin offering the iPhone late in the year. Those rumors didn't come to fruition, but a new tweet from @evleaks (https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/329029396054810626) (via 9to5Mac (http://9to5mac.com/2013/04/29/iphone-reportedly-coming-to-boost-mobile-in-q3-of-2013/)) suggests that the Sprint subsidiary might gain the iPhone during the third quarter of 2013.
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If the rumor is true, Boost Mobile would become the fourth major prepaid carrier to offer the iPhone after Cricket Wireless (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/05/31/iphone-coming-to-u-s-prepaid-carrier-cricket-on-june-22/), Virgin Mobile (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/07/virgin-mobile-usa-launching-iphone-on-june-29-with-plans-starting-at-30/), and Walmart brand Straight Talk (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/08/walmart-and-straight-talk-wireless-now-carrying-iphone-5/).

Boost Mobile is known for its $50 per month plan, which includes unlimited talk time, unlimited texting, and unlimited data. With Shrinkage, a reward for paying bills in a timely manner, Boost Mobile unlimited plans can go as low as $35. It is not known, however, if the carrier's current plans will apply to the iPhone.

Article Link: Boost Mobile May Offer iPhone Later This Year (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/29/boost-mobile-may-offer-iphone-later-this-year/)



lolkthxbai
Apr 29, 2013, 09:32 PM
Boost-Mobile has horrible reception in my area.
Why would I do this if it in fact would not make safari snappier...?

Ichabod.
Apr 29, 2013, 09:43 PM
This would be very cool. It would be smart if Apple brought out their less-expensive iPhone+ (or whatever they're calling it now) concurrently with a Boost Mobile announcement, to tap into the low-cost phone market directly.

Boost Mobile is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint Nextel and uses its network, so this kind of collaboration makes a decent amount of sense.

Raftysworld
Apr 29, 2013, 09:46 PM
But is safrai snappier

Premium1
Apr 29, 2013, 09:56 PM
makes sense since sprint needs to unload all of those iphones they signed a contract to sell.

dampfnudel
Apr 30, 2013, 12:09 AM
makes sense since sprint needs to unload all of those iphones they signed a contract to sell.

I was thinking the same thing. Apple also needs to get that cheaper iPhone out there by the end of the year.

JayCee842
Apr 30, 2013, 12:26 AM
Nice! When is it coming to Metro PCS? LOL :D

praterkeith
Apr 30, 2013, 05:08 AM
Boost-Mobile has horrible reception in my area.
Why would I do this if it in fact would not make safari snappier...?

Sucks in my area too. Sprint/Boost is a joke here. I'm switching to T-Mobile for the 5s.

Squilly
Apr 30, 2013, 01:39 PM
Surprised. Expected them to be one of the first.

FirstNTenderbit
Apr 30, 2013, 03:09 PM
Boost-Mobile has horrible reception in my area.
Why would I do this if it in fact would not make safari snappier...?

It's not that bad in my area (I guess). My daughter has a phone on Boost because her data usage used to be :mad:. Now she's down to $45 a month and I really don't worry about surprises anymore.

I say I guess because I have rarely ever seen the kid on a call. Between FB, Twitter, and texting she seems to communicate with EVERYONE just fine.

nancyfromafrica
May 1, 2013, 08:01 AM
A good news for iPhone lovers as more careers are providing its services.