Boost Mobile launches its very first phablet – Boost Max

Boost Mobile launches its very first phablet - Boost Max

Boost Mobile is joining the phablet craze with a device of its own. Called Boost Max, it’s actually a device we know as ZTE Iconic Phablet, which the carrier will offer for $299.99 sans any strings attached. That cash gets you a massive phone with a 5.7-inch 720p HD screen, 8-megapixel rear + 1-megapixel front cameras, 1.2GHz dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity support, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3,200 mAh battery. Android 4.1 is running the show and as far as we (don’t) know, the Boost Max may never move from that version (of Google’s mobile platform).

Naturally, you’ll also want some minutes, texts and data with the Max. To that end, Boost Mobile suggests its $55 per month unlimited plan which gets cheaper the more on-time payments you make. It comes with unlimited nationwide talk and text, and 2.5GB of high-speed data each month.

Sounds cool? If so, hop over to this page at Boost Mobile’s website to grab the Max today.

  • sad customer

    Boost mobile may have these devices. Really?, what’s the point of having a 4g or even 3g device when sprint service and coverage sucks (which boost mobile and virgin mobile use.) 4g lte coverage is so spotty you be lucky to get that. 3g is so slow @ 10-100kbps. (Dial up 56kbps?) Seems like what they referred as throttle speed after 2.5gb per month is around 255kbps. So does that mean I have to use up all my data so I can have the faster speeds @ 255kbps? I have been a boost mobile customer for 3 years of actually putting up with them. Customer service sucks, and at my house where I usually get 3g full bars, has been on 1x to no service for over a week now. Same as other boost customers in my area too, so I know it is not my account. Last year (2013) I calculated 27days of no service or data. Which at first they denied then they said “the tower was down” none of the times I got reimburse and the customer service was rude and unhelpful. Now during a new year(Jan 2014) and billing cycle my data speeds around 30kbps(when I had 3g) and now the same area(home) has been in 1x with one bar or no service. Normally 3g full bars same area. Checked with other boost customers in same area and same thing with different phones. So its not my phone or my account, its your slow,spotty, and unreliable coverage/service. I do no recommend anything on the sprint network (boost mobile or virgin mobile). If you are going to buy a nice or decent device, you would need decent coverage/service. Unless you are planning on using your 3g /4g device at a wifi location I do not recommend the service. Verizon, at&t, t-mobile, or any other service provider is better. Shrinkage is not all that considering you overpay at the beginning and intervals of 6x on time payments(6months) if never late, so the first half a year or year you’re over paying when there is other unlimited plans around 45/monthly like straight talk. (Piggybacks off the 4 major carriers). Even though no shrinkage you start off paying less. Basically boost mobile wants to sucker you in for the long haul as in a contract phone for 1.5+ years just to get it down to $40/month and you’are buying the phone at full+ price when if you contract get for free or cheap. So stay away from boost mobile if I were you. If you don’t believe me, then do what you gotta do. But, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

    • sad customer

      At $55 a month with shrinkage compared to straight talk $45 a month(recommend the phone/model that use Verizon, at&t, even T-mobile but make sure and double check the coverage map, anything other than sprint network). The first 6 months($10 extra) over paying $60. The next six months ($5 extra) over paying $30. So one full year if always on time you overpay $90. If late you pay more. So 1 year and 2months just to catch up to straight talk. I guess if you plan on staying with boost mobile over 1year 2months. It would be worth it if boost mobile had decent service/coverage and more reliable. I would rather pay more for reliability and coverage any day. Which boost isn’t. My plan started at $60 which I did in the previous post.

  • sad customer

    At $55 a month with shrinkage compared to straight talk $45 a month(recommend the phone/model that use Verizon, at&t, even T-mobile but make sure and double check the coverage map, anything other than sprint network). The first 6 months($10 extra) over paying $60. The next six months ($5 extra) over paying $30. So one full year if always on time you overpay $90. If late you pay more. So 1 year 6 months for the $40/month. $90 over pay divided by 5 is 18 (more payments). Three years till you actually start saving. Which seems like longer than two year contract and you get a free or cheaper latest 4g/3g device than what boost have to offer. My plan started at $60 which I did in the previous post. High speed? Really boost mobile?

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