Boost and Virgin Mobile customers now have a Windows Phone to choose from for the first time. The budget conscious Lumia 635 will be available on December 23rd for Boost and Virgin Mobile customers and will be available from Sprint on January 16.
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The Lumia 635 is a bit modest in the spec department but packs enough power to provide a smooth Windows Phone experience. The device will be available for purchase online from Boost and Virgin mobile on December 23rd and will be available from Boost Mobile retail stores come January 9th. Boost will offer the cyan colored Lumia 635 and Virgin will have the device in white. Sprint will announce pricing details at a later date.
Sprint Teams with Microsoft to Bring Lumia 635 with Windows Phone 8.1 to Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile USA and Sprint
First Lumia Windows Phone for Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA launches on Dec. 23 on no-contract plans; available Jan. 16 for Sprint postpaid customers
IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 16, 2014 – Sprint and Microsoft will proudly showcase a renewed partnership with the announcement of Lumia 635 arriving across multiple Sprint brands beginning with Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile on Dec. 23. It will be available on Jan. 16 to Sprint postpaid customers. This is the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone to launch on Sprint’s network and the first Lumia Windows Phone available to Sprint’s prepaid customers.
Both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA offer budget-conscious, no-contract wireless plans, including unlimited talk, text and data options. Lumia 635 will be available in cyan at www.boostmobile.com/lumia635 and in white at www.virginmobileusa.com for $99.99 (excludes taxes). Starting Jan. 9, Lumia 635 will also be available at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealers nationwide and later in the month at select national retail locations. Sprint pricing will be shared at a later date.
Lumia 635 is a powerful device for the smart shopper looking for something new. Cortana, your personal digital assistant, helps manage daily tasks and can set reminders based on time, location and people – so you know if traffic is backed up before your appointment across town. The nimble Windows Phone 8.1 operating system combined with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.2GHz quad-core processor and enhanced LTE access (where available) make for fast browsing and multitasking capabilities on the Sprint 4G LTE network, currently serving 540 cities.
The Windows Phone home screen provides a smooth overview of your life, keeping all emails, upcoming appointments, websites and contacts front and center. Windows Phone 8.1 offers a revamped notification system, people can set up custom shortcuts within the Action Center for everything from Bluetooth to music to the camera, and certain alerts can easily be previewed without opening the app in question. Familiar Microsoft services are also available, including Office, Skype and OneDrive.
“We are excited to welcome Lumia 635 as our first Windows Phone on our two no-contract brands – Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA – providing customers the ultimate in financial flexibility and choice,” said David Owens, senior vice president, Product Development. “This device is the showpiece for our reinvigorated relationship with Microsoft, and we know our customers will appreciate all they can do with the powerful Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Our Sprint postpaid customers will experience this device right after the new year.”
“We are pleased to partner with Sprint and offer even more U.S. customers the opportunity to choose Lumia smartphones,” said Matt Rothschild, head of North America sales for Microsoft Mobile Devices. “The Sprint, Boost and Virgin brands have great synergy with the value represented by the Lumia 635 – a great, affordable smartphone that delivers uncompromised experiences to help people do more.”
On Boost Mobile
The Data Boost Plans provide an affordable way for consumers to match their specific data needs. At $35 per month, Boost Mobile provides one of the lowest prices for an unlimited talk, text and full-speed data prepaid plan among major carriers.
|Device Type||Any Boost Phone||Any Boost Phone||Any Boost Phone|
|Talk & Text||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Data||Unlimited – Includes 1GBof high speed 3G/4G data||Unlimited – Includes 5GBof high speed 3G/4G data||Unlimited – Includes 10GBof high speed 3G/4G data|
- Boost is the only domestic prepaid unlimited carrier to offer 1GB of high-speed 3G/4G LTE data for as low as $35/month, regardless of a customer’s choice in payment method
- On T-Mobile, customers have to spend $50/month for 1GB of high-speed data—customers can save $180 a year with Boost
- On the $45 plan, Boost gives 66 percent more high-speed data than MetroPCS’s or Cricket’s $50 plan
- For $45, Boost gives two more gigabytes of full-speed data than Straight Talk
For more information on the Data Boost Plans visit www.boostmobile.com/databoost/?ECID=PR:REL:20140903:databoost_announcement.
On Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile gives customers tons of options and flexibility, offering great no-contract wireless plans that are easy on the wallet. Choose from unlimited voice, text and data to Wi-Fi only plans, and everything in between.
|Talk & Text||300 minutes, Unlimited Text||Unlimited OR 300 minutes/ Unlimited text||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Data||Wi-Fi access only||Unlimited – Unlimited talk/text option includes250MB high-speed 3G/4G data; 300 minute option includes 2.5GB high-speed data4||Unlimited – includes1GB high-speed 3G/4G data5||Unlimited – includes3GB high-speed 3G/4G data5|
|International||Unlimited international text, 100 international minutes5||Unlimited international text, 100 international minutes5|