Leaked ads show Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c coming to Boost Mobile

Leaked ads show Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c coming to Boost Mobile
Back in April, nearly half a year ago, we passed along a tip from evleaks that Boost Mobile would get the Apple iPhone in the third quarter. Well, the third quarter ends today and while the iPhone has yet to be made available for the pre-paid carrier, a tweet from evleaks reveals some great news for Boost customers.

The tweet shows a pair of ads, one for the Apple iPhone 5s and the other for the Apple iPhone 5c, with the unmistakable message that both new variants of the Apple iPhone are coming to Boost. And both models will be eligible for Boost's shrinking rate unlimited data plans. That plan starts at $50 a month and drops $5 a month with every 6 on-time payments. The floor is $35 a month for unlimited talk, text and data. But we must warn you that the plan comes with 2.5GB of 'high speed' data a month. Once you surpass that data cap during the month, you are royally throttled.

Evleaks' tweet did not reveal a specific release date or pricing for the phones. Boost Mobile is owned by Sprint which also runs Virgin Mobile. The latter has already been carrying the iPhone so this move by Boost should help ignite a sibling rivalry.


source: @evleaks via Engadget

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

VM has the iPhone but BM doesn't... Huh. I learn something new everyday.

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

now whats boost

3. theaztech unregistered

I doubt itll be a big seller. People wont even spent 349 for an 8gb 4s on virgin mobile let alone 500+ for the new iphone 5s/c

6. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Sorry, but I can't agree with your views. 1. Apple 4 with 8G is going for $200 on VirginMobileUSA.com 2. Apple 4S 16GB is going for $382.49 as opposed to your 8GB for $349. The 16GB had been as low as $360. 3. There are a lot of savvy people looking for an angle to get the best deal. Check out this link on 1-day sale where iPhone 5 16GB went for $440. http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2013/08/today-only-20-off-alliphones-at-virgin.html

7. switza93

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

I work at Radioshack and Im always selling these VMU iphones, so Id have to disagree with your statement

8. HASHTAG unregistered

Well like you said, you work at RadioShack where no one goes to.

11. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

You must live in the sticks. Lot's of people go to Radio Shack.

13. HASHTAG unregistered

Then tell me why their stock is at all-time low and may soon file for bankruptcy? Doesn't sound like a lot of people shop at RadioShack to me.

14. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

lot of people go to radioshack. but the market is so saturated that a lot of retail stock (like BestBuy & CompUSA) are going down!

4. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

That has been in the rumor mill for some time. As someone who is leaving Virgin Mobile (owned by Sprint) after 28 months using the Moto Triumph at an average of $22 a month (due to discounted top up cards), I would have stayed with Sprint and joined Boost Mobile due to the Shrinkage Plan. Under the shrinkage plan, you can change handsets and still enjoy the low price. Once you are a customer in good standing, that $40 can be applied to new devices. What makes it a even better plan is that you can buy Top-Up cards at say 15% discounts or more. Targets has the 5% red-dot program and periodic sales, you load up during X-mas or Black Friday / Cyber Monday discounts. The offset is that this is Sprint -- 3G service sucks, voice is okay, and LTE coverage is spotty. Where I live (over 1 million people), we still do NOT have Sprint LTE service, which is why I left prepaid and got my iPhone 5S with Verizon. In summary, while the Virgin $35 or $45 plan looks attractive, Boost's deal is the better deal if you plan to stay on Boost for more than 2 year, and you talk a lot, e.g. over 1,200 minutes a month.

5. Sauce unregistered

Interested to see how this plays out.

9. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

If boost offered the Note 2 or Note 3 I would stay since my bill is down to $40 but I have zero interest in the iPhone. Waiting for the Note 3 on T-Mobile's $30 plan

10. Trismegistus

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

"Nearly a year ago" in April? I guess 5 months is pretty similar to a year in the grand scheme of things.

12. Trismegistus

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

Yup, I'm guilty of poor reading comprehension.

18. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It happens. You owned it. +1.

15. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

The same rumor of the last year with the iphone 5 go to boost mobile, and guess what, NEVER arrive.

16. HASHTAG unregistered

True, but I think it'll happen this time as a lot more carriers are picking up the iPhones this year than prior years. Plus this leak looks legit.

17. ceelo

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

i am still waiting for mine that was ordered on 9/20 for sprint

19. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Sprint is on the hook for something like 7 million iphones a year, so anything is possible. Sprint's deal with Apple is going to cost them billions.

20. Rager722 unregistered

iPhone 5s and 5c are already coming to VM PhoneArena must really hate VM since they did not post this but peep it guys.http://www.virginmobileusa.com/iphone/?intid=AB:HERO:130927:iPhone5s:ComingSoon:LM#5s

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