Samsung Galaxy S5 coming to Boost and Virgin next quarter

Samsung Galaxy S5 coming to Boost and Virgin next quarter
Pre-paid carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile both announced on Friday that they will be adding the Samsung Galaxy S5 to their respective lineups. Both carriers are owned by Sprint, which comes into play since the Galaxy S5 offered by both Boost and Virgin will support Sprint's tri-band LTE service known as Sprint Spark. This service uses circuitry in the phone to determine which of three LTE bands is more suited to your task, and provides faster data speeds and superior indoor penetration of signals.

Both Boost and Virgin said that the just unveiled Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available to customers sometime in the second quarter. Pricing was not disclosed, although both pre-paid carriers said that they would offer the phone with contract-free, flexible plans.

Currently, Boost is offering the Samsung Galaxy S III for $349.99 while Virgin Mobile is offering the Samsung Galaxy S III for $262.49, which represents a 25% discount.

via: Phonescoop

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

F*ck it their CDMA...Same fate with the iPhone5s..

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

yeah, 3g and 4g lte with $55 a month no contract save you more..

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

The problem is their 30%LTE in the country and the phone is too expensive for 3G..

11. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Except Sprint has waaay more than 30% of the country covered with LTE and the speeds have been consistently good. This is a big deal for a prepaid carrier to carry a high end flagship like the GS5 and iPhone 5S / 5C. They have over 66% covered using their recently announced 200 million pops figure out of a total of 300 which is about what their 3G network covers. Not to mention this phone will be Sprint Spark capable which our company recently tested hotspots for and it flies.

19. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I have had 4G for about a year now, and it's not a location Sprint lists as having 4G.

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Need something to boost those sales!

5. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

I hate when this happens. Makes the phone seem less valuable when it lands on prepaid networks.. Screw the s5 I'll wait on something else

7. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Whatever you wait for will probably end up on pre-paid as well. Boost and Virgin offer the 5S and 5C now so don't see them holding back on any other flagships. You might luck out with the new HTC One since they are selling the mid and lower end Desire lines.

13. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Your right and I have an HTC one and it still hasn't made it to a prepaid carrier..

16. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

what do you mean "less valuable"? is the same situation if you buy a GS4 on ATT at full price and put a $60 pre-paid plan..

6. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Not surprised, how else are they going to sale those things.

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I wished Sprint would open up their devices to their other networks. I understand them not wanting to allow their devices on competing MVNOs, but why cant I take a sprint phone to boost or a virgin phone to sprint, etc. etc.? I think that point hurts their retention and churn a lot.

9. RodStiffington

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

Woot! You can also score an iPhone 5s (16GB) for $439.99 and pay $30/month for 300 min or $40/month for 1200 min. Let them bathe in the savings!

12. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I believe its $45 & $35. And when you sign up for auto pay, you get $5 off.

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I wish they would put the Note 3 on Prepaid, now that is something I would consider.

14. Tech_Junkie1996

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

While this is going to be an excellent addition to the Virgin Mobile lineup, it's going to be too expensive. Most people go on prepaid either because they can't afford it or they don't want to pay for the expensive data plans. Since Virgin charges almost MSRP, the S5 is going to be more than most people can afford, though they do offer "Buy now, pay later," which will offset cost.

15. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

VM and BM have great deals on cell phones. Yea sure, if you buy the phone DAY ONE that it's released, you MIGHT be right. When VM released the SGS3, it was 399, which wasn't a terrible price. However, they have had it as low as 270 on holidays events. I got mine for 299 through Radioshack(again not bad considering it was 199 on contract originally). A lot of people have spent 500+ on iPhones through VM and BM. You think people won't do the same for the S5?

18. Tech_Junkie1996

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

You realize that the S3 was already a year old when it can to Virgin, that's why the price was that "low," and even then it was still a but much. A brand new flagship is coming there, something that is entirely new to the market, it's going to be expensive, like at least $500, and probably $600. I'm not saying it's not worth the money, just as the 5S is worth the money. And, FYI, the 5S isn't going like crazy, same as the S3, that's why they're always on sale.

17. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

i just came here for the comments

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