Revol Calls It Quits, Will Hand Customers to Boost Mobile
Revol Wireless has indicated that it is closing up shop and will cease operations on January 16. The company has already shuttered about half its retail stores between Cleveland and Indianapolis. It's unclear what will happen to Revol's CDMA-based wireless network, though Sprint recently purchased 12 PCS licenses from Revol. Boost Mobile, one of Sprint's prepaid units, is offering Revol customers a free phone and free month of service if they switch to Boost before December 24. Revol thanked its customers for their business.
ZTE Blade Force for Boost Mobile Boasts HPUE
ZTE today announced the Blade Force smartphone for Boost Mobile. This Android handset includes support for Sprint's High Performance User Equipment technology and two-channel carrier aggregation for better performance near the cell edge.
Inexpensive ZTE Prestige 2 Hits Boost and Virgin Mobile
Sprint's prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile today launched the ZTE Prestige 2, an entry-level Android handset. The Prestige 2 has a 5-inch FWVGA display and it is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Outline Galaxy S7 Launch
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile today both confirmed plans to offer the Samsung Galaxy S7 to their prepaid customers. Boost will kick off sales of the flagship handset on March 11, with Virgin to follow March 18.
Boost Offering to Slice MetroPCS, Cricket Bills In Half
Boost Mobile today introduced a limited promotion aimed at enticing MetroPCS and Cricket Wireless customers to switch. Boost will cut the monthly service fees in half for Metro and Cricket customers that sign up for Boost service between now and July 20.
Boost Mobile Rolls Out Offer for AT&T, T-Mo, Verizon Customers
Boost Mobile today announced its own promotion aimed at converting customers from competing carriers to Boost. Boost says AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless customers who port their numbers to a Boost Mobile family plan can see monthly savings up to 50%.