IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry with award-winning service plans, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1 today revealed three new additions to Boost Mobile’s handset lineup, the ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy S® II 4G, the compact touchscreen AndroidTM-powered Samsung Galaxy RushTM and slide-out QWERTY Samsung ArrayTM. All three devices pair with one of Boost’s Monthly Unlimited plans with Shrinking Payments where customers are rewarded for simply making on-time payments.
“Together with Samsung we continue to launch compelling device options from entry level to 4G-enabled to meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “Launching the award-winning Samsung Galaxy S II 4G marks a defining moment for Boost’s customers craving a portable entertainment powerhouse on a no-contract unlimited plan that shrinks to as low as $40 a month.”
Offered for the first time on a no-contract carrier in the US, the Galaxy S II 4G provides an unmatched entertainment experience for speed and hypermedia enthusiasts without the stress of a contract. Samsung Galaxy S II 4G will be available starting Sept. 6 for $369.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. It will also be available late September in select national retail locations.
This feature-packed Android smartphone will operate on Sprint’s 3G and 4G (WiMAXTM) networks, bringing 4G speeds to Boost Mobile customers in 71 markets across the country with average upload speeds between 3-6 Mbps with bursts of more than 10 Mbps.
The Galaxy S II 4G, available in white and black, is loaded with a crisp, oversized 4.52-inch super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen, dual cameras and the Samsung Exynos processor, one of the fastest dual-core processors in the industry. With the rich color display, Boost customers can snap bright photos, record full HD video on the go and browse the web at blazing fast 4G speeds in 71 markets nationwide. For an additional $10 a month customers can take advantage of the Mobile Hotspot capability that can create a personal Wi-Fi network on the go, with connections for up to five Wi-Fi® devices.
Additional key features of the Samsung Galaxy S II include:
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system
- Dual mode 3G/4G
- 8MP camera (2MP Front Facing) with 1080P full HD video
- Dual Core 1.2GHZ Processor
- 16GB Internal Memory
- 8 Hours Talk TimeWi-Fi/Mobile Hotspot Capability (additional fee of $10/month)
Boost Mobile Adds Two New Samsung Devices
The Samsung Galaxy Rush is an affordable Android 4.0 smartphone available late September for $149.99 (excluding taxes), also at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. It will also be available late September in select national retail locations. The Galaxy Rush has a large 3.5-inch touchscreen, 3MP rear camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera which allows for face-to-face chatting and the ease of sharing pictures and videos.
Like the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, the Galaxy Rush can be paired with Boost Mobile’s no-contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web2, email and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.
Consumers who love to talk and text should check out the Samsung Array available on Sept. 4 for $59.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. It will also be available late September in select national retail locations. The Samsung Array is a slim, stylish slide-out QWERTY device that is perfect for the texter who wants a 2.0MP camera and web browsing capability at an affordable price. The slim form factor makes the handset compact and easy to fit in a pocket, and with a 2.4-inch LCD screen, it is large enough to see pictures and read texts clearly. The device will also be available on Boost Mobile’s $45 Talk & Text Unlimited Plan with Shrinking Payments.
Samsung, Galaxy, Rush, Array, Exynos and Super AMOLED are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks. "4G" used in connection with the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G refers to the fact that the device is capable of operating on Sprint's 4G (WiMax) network.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments no-contract service, where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, email and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 281 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from LG, Motorola, Research In Motion (RIM), Samsung, Kyocera and ZTE, ranging from entry-level to Android™ smartphone devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Family Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® Cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
1 Samsung is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2012 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipment and Global Smartphone Shipment Reports.
2 Includes 2.5GB per month of full-speed data
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