Samsung Galaxy S5 launched by Boost and Virgin Mobile, no-contract plans available

As of today, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is available at Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile (both of which are MVNOs owned by Sprint). Since Boost and Virgin Mobile are prepaid brands, they’re offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 without any contract agreement, asking $599.99 for it.

Boost Mobile customers can pair the S5 with plans starting at $40 per month, while Virgin Mobile user can choose even cheaper monthly plans - starting at $35. Both MVNOs seem to offer only the white version of the Galaxy S5 at the moment (although there are three other color variants announced by Samsung).

As expected, the S5 that was released by Boost and Virgin Mobile isn’t different from the handset that’s been available at Sprint and all other major US carriers since April 11. You can buy the smartphone from either of the two prepaid brands, online, at the first source links below.

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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)



1. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well worth the money. Its the swiss army knife of smart phones. The new touchwiz runs smooth. You never get board of the S5 features or the latest version of Android KitKat.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do you do standup comedy?

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

If he was, I guess you would be the punchline

13. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

no he isn't, maybe you're the one who's making comedy in here

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The same phone. $600 at Boost/Virgin, $600 at Verizon, $660 at T-Mobile, and $650 at ATT. As far as I know, only the most expensive T-Mobile one has an unlocked bootloader. The S5 is already down to $100 on contract at Verizon and ATT will probably drop theirs down to $149 pretty soon. Dealnews thinks the S5 will be a $0 on contract phone later this year, similar to how the G2 currently is for ATT.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The S5 GPE (Google Play Edition) will be unlocked as well. Some carriers are offering deals on the Gear smart watches as well.

4. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

50% off with $35 virgin mobile credit comes Thanksgiving

5. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

S5 design slowly grows on you. I'm pretty happy with this device. The only complain I have is that the finger print scanner isn't a charm like 5s but other than that it's great. It doesn't however feel premium and amazing like m8.

6. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

$600 for a device locked to america's slowest network?

7. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

No doubt this phones is one of the best on the market, didn't like the design too much first though but i think it's nicer everytime i look at it.

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

so xpensive. why not $350.

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Because Samsung believes that customers would rather pay $600+ for a device and be constantly bombarded with Samsung ads validating their purchase decisions vs. buying the same device for $350, getting no advertisements, and wondering "Who is this Samsung? Is this good device? Why do I know people who go camping for months to wait for iPhone and iRapture, but nobody for Samsung?"

12. craigy72

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I just got my S5, absolutely loving it! just ordered from and it came the next day. Stonker of a phone IMO!

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