Boost Mobile Offering 4 Lines with Unlimited Data for $100
Boost Mobile today unveiled a new marketing campaign to drum up interest in the carrier and also debuted several new promotions. The Project Switch campaign, which includes television commercials, highlights how simple it is for consumers to switch from their carrier to Boost Mobile. The company revealed a new store design in the TV spot and said it expects to open more than 1,000 of these next-generation retail locations before the end of the year. Boost says the stores make it easier for customers to interact with retail staff. In order to entice customers to make the switch, Boost Mobile announced a new multi-line offer that includes unlimited high-speed data for up to four lines for $100. The first line costs $100 per month and lines 2-4 are free. A fifth line can be added for $30. The promotion requires port-ins from competing carriers. Boost Mobile says multimedia streamed over the network will be optimized for mobile (480p video, 500Kbps music, 2Mbps games). Speeds may be reduced if the network is contested. Last, Boost Mobile is offering free phones to people who port in from another carrier and activate a new line. Customers can snag up to four free phones (select models) along with the $100 monthly plan. The promotional plan and handset offer are available beginning today.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Jun 21, 2017
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them
Mar 19, 2018
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Sprint Debuts Unlimited Plan of Its Own
Aug 18, 2016
Sprint today announced Unlimited Freedom, a service plan that provides unlimited talk, text, and data for two lines at $100 per month. Sprint says the Unlimited Freedom plan offers "optimized streaming" for "video, gaming, and music" and "unlimited LTE data for most everything else." Specifically, video resolution is capped at 480p resolution when streamed over the network, while games are capped at 2Mbps, and music is capped at 500Kbps.
Sprint Tweaks Unlimited Plan to Compete with T-Mobile, Verizon
Feb 16, 2017
Sprint today announced an updated version of its unlimited plan that improves video quality and includes up to 10 GB of mobile hotspot data. Sprint says the new plan allows customers to stream video at up to 1080p HD rather than 480p; stream music at 1.5 Mbps rather than 512 Kbps; and stream games at up to 8 Mbps rather than 2 Mbps.