Boost Mobile prices the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c
The 16GB Apple iPhone 5c also gets a $100 discount, priced at $449. The 32GB variant will keep its usual $649 price. Boost is also selling the Apple iPhone 4s off contract for $299.99.
Boost will hook up its iPhone users with its $55 a month unlimited plan that uses Sprint's 4G network. With every 6 on-time payments, the rate drops $5 until it hits a floor of $35 a month.
source: 9to5Mac via SlashGear
1. D.Aceveda (Posts: 392; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Lol I feel sorry for the people who overspend on this
3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Who would need anything more than a Nexus 5? Unless you like the bug-infested walled gardens of IOS 7, that is.
10. skinny95black (Posts: 113; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)
the only phone that i might consider buying with that price is 1520 and i am thinking of the nexus 5
13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Ouch for the price tag.
2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1870; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
Just don't like that is running on that network. It needs improvements. LTE would be great.
19. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
Doesn't matter when you can't get it in your area. That's a huge Sprint issue in Central Florida. And with Boost piggy-backing on the network, it certainly doesn't add up to great coverage.
24. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I would use Boost Mobile except for one big deal killer -- they (like Virgin Mobile) use something called adaptive protocol to limit videos to 3G speeds. Plus after 2.5 GB each month, the data speeds get throttled.
What sucks is the adaptive protocol also applies to their 4G WiMAX service on Virgin Mobile data plans. That is why I left Beyond Talk and will be using T-mobile once my prepaid funds run out for the VM data plan.
5. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 974; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
This just shows that Apple is desperate to sell to anybody since falling from grace. lol@ Apple.
20. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
iPhone is still the top selling phone in the states. Android only has more market share because Android is licensed by almost every manufacturer.
22. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
They want to sell as many as possible, just like every company out there. Are you seriously that dumb?
25. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Only the 16GB version has the $100 discount .
12. kindlefireowner (Posts: 495; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
How dumb are Fandroids. Boost Mobile sells android phones. Is that LOL. It's a business. They're selling what their customer's want to buy.
7. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 772; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Who would buy the 32GB version of 5C if 5S is at the same price??? What stupidity?? Trying to reduce the sales??
This would be a big deal coz Most people would prefer 32GB version over 16/64
9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3577; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Yeah, that doesn't make any sense at all. If they're gonna run a sale, it would be prudent to reduce prices across the board.
26. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
That's how they are trying to push the sales of 5S this holiday season as which is expected to be weak in general as per ShopperTrak due to hibernating US economy.
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 17574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
This'll be Boosts best seller, 5S is such a complete device.
17. Heatfan316 (Posts: 556; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Hardly complete, with less features, haha lmao!
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 17574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Some cars have less features than others, doesn't make them any less complete. Haha lmao! Get a clue troll
27. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Averaging 7.1 comments/day for well over 3 years period (not counting comments from other id's that you own) calling a guy averaging 7.4 posts/month a troll is surprising. Statisitcs don't lie and stats prove u are one big troll :)
23. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3577; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Doubt it, Dark. Most people on Boost aren't dropping $500 or more at a time for one device.
14. _PHug_ (Posts: 432; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
"Those prices represent a $100 haircut from the usual off-contract pricing for the phone."
16. shead202 (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
So the iPhone has come to Boost.
In case people don't know, Boost is owned by Sprint and Sprint had a deal with Apple in the Billions with the iphone. Sprint hasn't been doing great in that aspect.
There is a rumor with Boost doing a BYOD coming in January.
18. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
$200 extra to get an extra 16gb or storage for the iPhone 5C? That's blasphemous.