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Virgin and Boost adding LTE handsets for pre-paid plans

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Virgin and Boost adding LTE handsets for pre-paid plans
If you've been looking at Virgin Mobile or Boost Mobile, but you were waiting for the carriers to stock LTE handsets, your wait is over. Each carrier has added LTE handsets for use on their admittedly limited LTE networks, but the phones are relatively inexpensive, and are available without a contract.

Virgin Mobile has added the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE to the roster. It's a capable smartphone with a 4" display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 Lite processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage (expandable with SD), a 5MP rear camera, and 1.3MP front camera. It comes preloaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and will cost you $299.99. 

Boost Mobile has added two LTE handsets to its stable: the HTC One SV and Boost Force. The HTC One SV is the same $299.99, and is a slight step up on hardware from the Galaxy Victory, offering a 4.3" display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (expandable with SD), a 5MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera, and NFC. But, the One SV is only running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and has a smaller battery. 

The Boost Force will set you back $199.99 for a 4" display, a 1.5GHz dual core processor, 5MP rear camera, 1MP front camera, all running on Android 4.0. 

The Galaxy Victory on Virgin is available today. The HTC One SV and Boost Force will be available on Boost Mobile on March 7th. 

source: Engadget

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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 12:07

1. Omarc07 (Posts: 269; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Well hopefully they allow there prepaid customers to take full advantage of lte I dont like sprint but I been surprised with what there lte gets. Over here in LA they already have lte and my friend that had tmobile got sprint and so far shes been happier she gets 26-30 mbps dwn n 8-10 up on her sprint s3 something she never ever saw on her tmobile hspa 42 galaxy s3 she said highest she ever saw on tmobile in LA was 6-8 dwn and 1-2 up . SO if they allowed virgin n boost customers to get those speeds without a contract and for half the price im sure lots of people will be happy.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:55

2. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I just recently discovered that my city, or rather, the area I'm currently located in in my city, has 4G LTE on Sprint. However, when I did a speed test, I only got about 5-6 down and 1-2 up. For a 4G LTE network that's relatively new, shouldn't it be a little bit faster?

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 01:54

3. mydi.maus (unregistered)


what is boost force,what brand is it??...boostmobile itself?

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