Newest Smartphone Available on Sprint’s Prepaid Brands Beginning May 19th
IRVINE, Calif. & WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 19, 2014 – Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA announced today the availability of the stunning and innovative Samsung Galaxy S® 5. Perfect for those with an active and dynamic lifestyle, this device contains premium features and is priced at $599.99, available with Boost and Virgin Mobile’s enhanced 4G LTE1 with flexible unlimited2 service options and no long-term contracts.
“As we continue to grow our device line to fit the needs of our customers, our no-contract brands offer a tremendous value for those who love to email, text, IM and take photos,” says Angela Rittgers, vice president-Marketing for Sprint’s Prepaid brands. “Galaxy S 5 focuses on what people want from their phone experience, allowing users to capture every important life moment with no commitment.”
Proving that data-savvy customers don’t have to sacrifice the newest technology or features when choosing a no-contract phone, the Samsung Galaxy S 5 includes:
- Vibrant display: Big, bold 5.1″ full HD Super AMOLED® display, providing richer colors, darker shadows and faster response times.
- High-Quality Camera: 16 megapixel camera with lightning-fast autofocus, allowing users to take shots like a pro.
- S Health™: Integrated platform lets users track nutrition, fitness and wellness, and includes the world’s first built-in heart rate monitor in a smartphone3.
- Ultra Power Saving Mode: Reduces Galaxy S 5 functionality to its most important features to conserve power, extending battery life to 24 hours with only 10% battery life left4.
- Music for every taste: Downloading the Milk Music app allows Galaxy S 5 owners to access the newest and freshest music in the industry, all free and curated by DJs and industry pros.
- Smart SwitchTM: Switching to the new Galaxy S 5 has never been simpler or smarter. Smart Switch allows smartphone users to easily transfer existing contacts, photos and media to their new device, even across operating systems5.
- Fingerprint Scanner: Innovative and personal feature allows users to quickly unlock the phone, granting them faster access with the touch of a finger.
Boost Mobile’s new Monthly Unlimited Select plans offer value-conscious consumers three easy-to-understand plans that all include unlimited talk, text and data. Boost Mobile further simplifies the consumer shopping experience by making the Monthly Unlimited Select plan available on all phones in its device portfolio. Boost customers will no longer pay more to use a smartphone vs. a basic phone; even the new Samsung Galaxy S 5 is available on the $40/month service plan.
|Device Type||Any Boost Phone||Any Boost Phone||Any Boost Phone|
|Talk & Text||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Data||Unlimited – Includes||Unlimited – Includes||Unlimited – Includes|
|500MB of high speed||2.5GB of high speed||5GB of high speed|
|3G/4G LTE data||3G/4G LTE data||3G/4G LTE data|
Virgin Mobile’s smartphones can be paired with Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk™ No-Contract plans with unlimited data6, and available 4G LTE data speeds7 for mobile phone service, including Android™-powered smartphones. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data and messaging plans, which start at $35, are ideal for those smartphone users hungry for the most connectivity and the least amount of voice minutes.
|Beyond Talk||Data||Messaging||Anytime Minutes|
|Plans||Available 3G & 4G||Available 3G & 4G|
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, recently recognized by J.D. Power as “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Non-Contract Wireless Providers8,” redefines value for wireless consumers with no long-term contracts on the Nationwide Sprint 4G LTE Network, reaching more than 225 million people and with no long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from BlackBerry, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola and Samsung, ranging from entry-level to Android™ smartphone devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, Kmart-Sears, RadioShack, Target, Family Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® Cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.
About Virgin Mobile USA
Virgin Mobile USA offers millions of customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk™ No-Contract plans for Android™-powered smartphones and for prepaid Broadband2Go high-speed Web access on the Nationwide Sprint 4G LTE Network. Virgin Mobile-branded devices are available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart. Top-Up cards are available at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide. Experience Virgin Mobile on the Web at Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and purchase Virgin Mobile USA products at www.virginmobileusa.com. For more news, click here.
Samsung, Galaxy S, S Health and Smart Switch are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
1 Enhanced LTE coverage is available in limited markets, on devices with enabled tri-band LTE capability. Sprint’s 4G LTE network reaches over 225 million people and growing. Not all services available on 4G LTE and coverage may default to 3G/1xRTT where 4G coverage is unavailable. Visit boostmobile.com/coverage or virginmobileusa.com/coverage for details.
2 Includes 3G/4G LTE high-speed data allotment applicable to monthly plan. Video streaming may be limited to 3G speeds. When monthly usage exceeds applicable data plan allotment, speeds including video reduced to 2G speeds for reminder of plan cycle.
3 This device, S Health™, and related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.
4 Based on laboratory testing. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.
6 Beyond Talk plans include 2.5GB/month of high-speed data. Video streaming may be limited to 3G speeds.
7 When in a 4G LTE coverage area.
8 Boost Mobile received the highest numerical score among non-contract wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Non-Contract Wireless Purchase Experience StudySM-Vol. 1. Study based on responses from 4,468 consumers measuring 7 non-contract wireless providers and measures opinions of consumers who purchased a wireless product or service within the last 6 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-December 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com