iPhone Coming to Boost Mobile in September?

In the wake of Cricket's announcement yesterday that it will become the first U.S. prepaid carrier to offer the iPhone later this month, TechnoBuffalo reports that Boost Mobile will begin offering the device in early September. The report adds that the prepaid carrier, which is a subsidiary of Sprint, will offer both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.
It remains uncertain if the Sprint-powered MVNO will offer its popular $50 Month Unlimited plan with Shrinkage, which includes unlimited talk, text and web, which also rewards customers who pay their bill on time by reducing their monthly bill by $5 down to as low as $35 per month.

An early September launch for the iPhone 4S on Boost Mobile would come perhaps just weeks before Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation iPhone.

TechnoBuffalo does not have a significant track record of Apple rumors, and a debut so close to the introduction of new iPhone hardware would seem to be an odd choice unless Boost would not be permitted to offer the next-generation iPhone for some time after its introduction. Consequently, we do have some skepticism about this report and are publishing it on our iOS blog for interest and discussion.



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91 months ago
"Where you at?!" /Boost Mobile
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91 months ago
Considering Boost Mobile is Sprints prepaid company, it's a good possibility this will happen.
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91 months ago
If Cricket and Boost are getting the iPhone, MetroPCS must be getting it too. It's amazing how in a period of 2 years, we went from only one carrrier, AT&T, to every carrier, even the small ones. I can imagine some people are not too happy that the exclusivity of the iPhone is completely gone.
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91 months ago
I don't see this outside of the realm of possibility. When Verizon got the iPhone, it was well after the release of the 4. It wasn't a new phone at that point. I could very much see a prepaid carrier being treated similarly, getting a year-old model as the latest and greatest is made available on contract carriers. Not really all that farfetched if you think about it...
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91 months ago

. I can imagine some people are not too happy that the exclusivity of the iPhone is completely gone.


Yeah those people are called ******s. :P Though this is exactly like the RAZR back in 2005. Suddenly everybody and their mother had one.

My question is though... if I buy the boost model can I hop over to Sprint? Doesn't Cricket use Sprint's CDMA as well?
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91 months ago


TechnoBuffalo does not have a significant track record of Apple rumors ...


But all it takes is one big hit and you're a rock star. :-)
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91 months ago

That's just what I was thinking... Smartphones now are even a dime a dozen here in TN. To tell you the truth, I thought I was cool last year when I got my first 'smartphone', now it just seems like the market is flooded with them. I'd say smartphones are in the 'Late Majority' product stage by now.

I guess the only way a smartphone could be considered a 'status symbol' nowadays is if you're middle schooler :rolleyes:


What's with this looking cool bit. Who the hell cares!

It's the matter of having a good product with top support and a closed system are the smart people. Not cool but smart. Apple all the way.
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91 months ago

If Cricket and Boost are getting the iPhone, MetroPCS must be getting it too. It's amazing how in a period of 2 years, we went from only one carrrier, AT&T, to every carrier, even the small ones. I can imagine some people are not too happy that the exclusivity of the iPhone is completely gone.


ATT had a multi-year exclusivity agreement. Once that expired/was terminated it was in Apple's interest to get them to any carrier that could afford them. (Remember Apple sells them at full boat to cellcos).

I imagine what we'll see happen here is the main Cellcos will always get the newest model on launch day and the MVNOs will follow on a delayed basis -- 3 or 6 months later. Or some MVNOs may opt only to buy the previous models b/c they'll be less expensive.

For example, let's assume Boost does start with the iPhone 4 and iPhone S in Sept just as the iPhone 5 (or whatever it's called) launches. Boost would not carry the iPhone 5 for many months after its launch.
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91 months ago
First AT&T then Verizon, then Sprint, then Cricket and now Boost?

I would like to know what the hell T-Mobile's problem is. Why is the iPhone still not offered?!?
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91 months ago
I will wait until Metro PCS can wok out their 4G problem and the new iPhone is compatible with that 4G. I personally only want that carrier to be an iCarrier because I am always surrounded by ads for the carrier with that horrific little green Android THING hugging all of the little phones on the billboards. I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM! :eek:
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