Renders show the Virgin Mobile branded ZTE Chaser and ZTE Venture - both Android powered
0. phoneArena 06 Dec 2011, 11:10 posted on
Attempting to get its foot into the door in the US market, we’ve been seeing ZTE making a sturdy push of late in getting some of its devices on board with some recognizable carriers – though, they’ve been mostly from the prepaid camp. Again, they’re pressing forward...
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1. warrenellis (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
why did boost mobile get the zte warp 1ghz processor and 4.3 in screen for $200 and zte could only come up with this for virgin mobile?
2. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
For a some time now, Boost was offering 30% off its handsets via its online store meaning the Warp cost $140 after said discount. Additionally, Boost before had offered 1 month free ($55 value) had you sign up with Boost and Warp before that deadline.
Boost and Virgin target different customers. Boost customers tend to be a male and want a complete package of $50 / $55 for all it can eat while Virgin customers tend to be a female who likes to text and talk OR likes to text and use data. That said, it makes sense that the bigger Warp went to Boost while the smaller handsets such as these went to Virgin.
I was really surprised when Virgin offered the Triumph (really a Huawei phone but with Motorola moniker) with 4.1" screen and unlimited 3G data for $25 a month. Today, I would jump on the Exhibit II with 5 GB of 4G data at $30 a month with T-mobile; unfortunately, the Exhibit II has a much smaller 3.7" screen and 3.2 MP shooter.
3. kindlefireowner (Posts: 503; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
I like how ardent states how Virgin Mobile has more female customers. Where do you get your stats from. The only thing he got right was buying the Exhibit II is a better deal because TMobile 4G or 3.5G is faster than Boost and Virgin Mobile network.
Oh yeah, Don't waste your money on these phones.