Boost Mobile to Offer iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Starting October 17 With $100 Discount

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    Boost Mobile confirmed that it would begin selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus starting next Friday, October 17, reports CNET. The new iPhones will join the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Boost's existing smartphone lineup.

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    Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint, offers a no-contract prepaid service that requires users to purchase their phones at full price and pair them with prepaid mobile cellular and data plans. Unlike its competitors, Boost offers the iPhone at a discounted price, taking $100 off the full retail price of each available model. Prices start at $549 for the 16 GB iPhone 6, with the iPhone 6 Plus priced at $649 for the entry-level 16 GB model.

    Boost's mobile plans include unlimited talk and texts along with data available in 1 GB, 5 GB and 10 GB allotments. From now until November 3, Boost is taking an additional $5 off the cost of its prepaid plans. Plan prices now cost $35 monthly for the 1 GB plan, $45 monthly for the mid-tier 5 GB plan and $55 monthly for the 10 GB option.

    Boost joins several other prepaid carriers offering the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Prepaid options for the iPhone also are available from Consumer Cellular, Straight Talk, Net 10, and others.

    Article Link: Boost Mobile to Offer iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Starting October 17 With $100 Discount
     
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    If T-Mobile does that I will buy one tomorrow. :)
     
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    That seems like an unusually good deal. It is a no-contract purchase of the new iPhones for $100 less than anywhere else. I wonder if anyone will but it and then take it directly to another carrier ;):cool::eek:
     
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    Since it's a sprint MVNO likely it will be locked just like sprint phones bought at full price so you might not be able to take it to another carrier.
     
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    Since they are locked to Sprint, its not surprising that they have inventory. The only 6+ I can find are Sprint versions. Verizon and TMobile are all sold out. :(

    (I know, anecdote)
     
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    That's nice that new carriers are offering the iPhone 6, but I wish they'd catch up with demand where it has already launched first!

    Some of us have been waiting "far too long" for our iPhone 6 orders!
     
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    The $30 plan isn't far off, and in some ways is better.
     
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    So there's no way to buy one of these discounted boost iPhones..

    And take it to verizon?

    Seems like a great deal if there's any way to do this.
     
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    I agree and that was my plan. I sure would like that $100 off the phone though.

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    I think the sprint phones are locked to sprint and boost uses sprints network.
     
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    Boost Mobile is trash. Take it from someone who dealt with them for 4 years. I swore off contracts in 2009. Boost Mobile was better than Metro PCS which isn't saying much. I switched this year to Straight Talk and it's 1000x better than BM.

    If they sold me an iP6+ for $199 i'd still have to think about it. :p
     
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    I'm more confused why Sprint brought the iPhone 6 and 6+ to Boost separately from Virgin Mobile...
     
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    Nope. Boost phones are locked and the only hope is to wait until Feb 11 2015. Even then no one is sure what requirements will have to be met for them to provide the unlock.
     
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    Don't be too shocked if all you can find are 16GB 6 and 6 plus. I haven't been able to find a 6 Plus 64 or 128GB at any local Sprint store. But then, since Boost is selling them for full price minus a $100 discount, they may not fly off shelves as fast as they are at the big 4. If it were unlocked and worked with other carriers, but a full price minus $100 for a 6 or 6 plus locked to Sprint? Not me. :cool:
     
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    It won't. Sprint been doing this discount with virgin (it's other mvno) .. Very attractive price, but a useless phone outside the mvno itself
     
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    That's why they can offer discounts. In a subtle way they've baked in some sort of subsidizing into their pricing model.
     
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    There fixed it for ya. I'd rather use two tin cups and a string to make a call. :p
     
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    Is that opinion based on Boost of old (Nextel and iDEN days) or recent Sprint/CDMA?

    I agree with that sentiment during the Nextel/iDEN but I don't know if it is the same with Sprint/CDMA.

    I'm interested in Boost because of the Sharp Aquos Crystal. Since VirginMobile will also carry it, I can go with them. (very nice service even though customer service is painfully bad)
     
  22. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I left Boost Mobile 3 months ago when they promised an upgrade in my area. The service never improved and it actually degraded. It probably depends on the area you live in. A mid-size to big city should be no problem with good coverage.
     
  23. scat999999 macrumors regular

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    Great, all these companies have 6 Pluses for their rollouts, where the hell is mine I ordered the Sunday of the weekend they were released?

    Really pisses me off I'm still expecting it sometime between Halloween and election day.
     
  24. vpndev macrumors 6502

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    Check out Consumer Cellular. Like Straight Talk but cheaper. It's AT&T MVNO so coverage is same. No affiliation - I'm just a customer.
     

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