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Hands-on with Samsung's upcoming phones for prepaid carriers Boost and Virgin Mobile

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Hands-on with Samsung's upcoming phones for prepaid carriers Boost and Virgin Mobile
So last night in the Big Apple, Samsung held a very quiet and low key event to debut a total of six devices that are headed to prepaid carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile in the very near future. Considering the fact that the event wasn’t on the same scale as some other prior shindigs thrown by Samsung, we weren’t expecting to see something all that awe-inspiring. Rightfully so, that was the case last night, as the biggest phone to debut at the event was none other than a former flagship device – the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G for Boost Mobile.

As for the other devices, they’re obviously new ones that we haven’t seen, but they don’t come off as being in the same category as the former star smartphone. Specifically, Boost Mobile is also getting the entry-level Samsung Galaxy Rush Android smartphone and the quick messaging device in the Samsung Array. On the flip side, Virgin Mobile is getting the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Reverb, similar quick messaging Samsung Montage, and the good ‘ol flip phone in the Samsung Entro. We’ve got all the quick details regarding each device in the slideshow, so check them out if you’re curious.




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posted on 23 Aug 2012, 17:11

1. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


**yaawn**

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 17:15

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1212; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


galaxy s 2 on prepaid= big score for those that dont want or cant get a contract ( and have the money for them of course)

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 17:50 1

4. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yep! My dad hates contracts, so I'm going to get my dad to get either a Galaxy S2 4G on Boost or an HTC Evo V 4G on Virgin.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 18:16 1

6. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Very good idea. Even though they are over the $300 mark, that's still better than paying the $500+ that carriers charge for a device off-contract. Can't remember the exact amount, but I know they are making a crazy profit from each device sold.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 17:50

3. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


Suuperrr =D

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 17:57

5. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Nice but I wish it was the international version just because it looks better like the button on bottom

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 18:31

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2870; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


400 dollars gives you a phone with no contract, a decent front and back camera, a huge super amoled plus display, ics, 1.2 dual core exynos processor and did I mention NO CONTRACT? Hell of a deal if you ask me. If having fast 4G speeds wasn't such a high priority for me, I'd pick one up myself in a heart beat.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 18:44

8. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


In an earlier thread, you thought the phone would originally go for $299, but I warned you that based on what Ting was selling the phone for, to expect a $399 price.

If you want the same Samsung Galaxy S2, it's $299 at WalMart on the t-mobile / family plan. It's $45 a month but 250 MB of 4G.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 12:08

9. kindlefireowner (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Wimax 4G is only in 71 cities. I have had a phone on Virgin mobile and Boost mobile in the past. There 3G network is horrible and unreliable. Can't see paying that much money on a phone unless you are in a 4G city.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 19:11

10. omega47 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


I was considering getting either the Samsung Reverb or the HTC Evo V, now I want this!!!

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