IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Boost Mobile(R), part of Sprint Nextel’s (NYSE: S) prepaid group that offers wireless phones and services with no contracts, credit checks or activation fees, announced today that its groundbreaking $50 Monthly Unlimited Plan is now available in Puerto Rico. Boost Mobile took the U.S. wireless industry by storm last year and acquired a record-breaking 2.1 million new customers in the first three quarters of 2009, further catapulting the popularity of unlimited, no-contract mobile phone service. The Boost Mobile $50 Monthly Unlimited Plan offers Puerto Ricans unlimited talk, text and Web, but most importantly, no roaming fees for travel between Puerto Rico and the mainland U.S. and vice versa.
“Boost Mobile now offers even greater choice and flexibility to Puerto Rican families who have ties in the U.S. with our economical prepaid plan,” said Jeff Auman, VP of Sales/Distribution for the Sprint Prepaid Group. “We are proud of the success we’ve had in the United States and look forward to growing our services in Puerto Rico as well as establishing a durable partnership with the community.”
To coincide with the launch, Boost Mobile is also making available its latest handset technology to the island including:
— Sanyo Incognito by Kyocera: priced at $129.99, Incognito is Boost Mobile’s first horizontal flip device and comes in a shiny Silver Chrome color with a “hidden” exterior keypad and OLED display that comes to life with use of the touch screen. Inside, Incognito opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, ideal for social networking and entertainment, and delivers music, video and Web browsing to provide the user with a PC-like experience anytime, anywhere. This exciting phone includes haptic feedback on the exterior touch screen, a 2MP camera with video recording and zoom, direct access to social networking sites, a music and video player and instant messaging. Incognito will be available for purchase later this month on the Monthly Unlimited Plan.
— Sanyo Mirro by Kyocera: priced at $79.99, is a sleek yet affordable phone that is perfect for Boost Mobile customers who value easy-to-use features, connectivity and simplicity. In an attractive, classic flip form-factor, Mirro features a high gloss mirrored Platinum finish with external glow-through caller ID and adds fun and functionality with a 1.3MP camera with digital zoom, Web access, GPS, Bluetooth and instant messaging.
— BlackBerry Curve 8330: priced at $249.99, is the first smartphone to join Boost Mobile’s broadened handset portfolio. Available in widespread distribution later this month, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone on Boost Mobile’s BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited Plan will include unlimited talk, text, Web and email for $60 per month.
Late last year Boost Mobile partnered with CREARTE, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides services to local Puerto Rico youth and hosted an art workshop with renowned Puerto Rican artist Anna Nicholson Rivera. As part of the company’s efforts to forge new relationships with the community, Boost Mobile donated $10,000 to CREARTE to support its programs.
TopTenREVIEWS selected Boost Mobile as the Gold Award winner in their 2009 Prepaid Cell Phone Review. Boost Mobile has also received recognition from other respected consumer research companies for being among the best in overall satisfaction. Boost Mobile is a dedicated prepaid wireless service which spares consumers from entrapment into long-term contracts, credit checks and hidden fees. It is available at Sprint and RadioShack retail locations throughout Puerto Rico.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, part of the Sprint Prepaid Group, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its ‘Monthly Unlimited’ service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text and Web for $50 per month, and with its ‘BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited’ service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web and email for $60 per month. Boost Mobile ‘Monthly Unlimited’ offers flat-rate, nationwide service on the Sprint Nationwide Networks reaching over 274 million people with no activation, roaming, traveling or long distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo and Research In Motion, ranging from entry-level to high-end. Boost-branded wireless phones are available nationwide and in Puerto Rico at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading television home shopping network; with Re-Boost(R) available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the U.S., including Puerto Rico. Purchase and experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and http://www.boostmobile.com.
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