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Confirmed: Virgin, Boost to Intro New Slower Speed Throttling Policies

March 19, 2014 11:15 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

“This change comes about because of the enormous data usage driven by the increasingly sophisticated smartphones we make available, and the more extensive uses customers are finding for these devices,” a Sprint spokesperson said in a statement. "We want to be able to serve customers who use our unlimited plans for their daily activity."

Sprint Launches Yet Another Prepaid Brand

March 14, 2014 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint today launched Sprint Prepaid, a new branded no-contract offering. The company says...

First News Briefs: BlackBerry, Samsung, Movius Interactive, Boost, iPhone

November 1, 2013 10:19 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

BlackBerry today announced that Australia’s national transport safety investigator, the...

First News Briefs for April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013 10:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T now offers AT&T Mobile Barcode Services powered by Scanbuy to...

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Boost, Virgin Mobile Announces LTE Service, New Phones

February 25, 2013 10:33 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Boost and Virgin Mobile are making the jump in speed up to LTE. Both operate on Sprint’s LTE network. The postpaid providers have each announced the first phones that will run on their new faster offering, with Samsung’s Galaxy Victory coming to Virgin and the HTC One SV coming to Boost.

Boost: New Offers Not Spoiling Prepaid Party

September 16, 2011 7:59 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

What with Verizon Wireless' $50 unlimited prepaid plan, AT&T's $25 monthly GoPhone offer and myriad others out there, you'd think the prepaid sector was in for a tumultuous ride.

Boost Founder Now Focused on Building Bridges

June 28, 2011 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The founder of Boost Mobile and Amp'd Mobile, yesterday was officially deemed interim CEO of NeuMedia...

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Boost Gets New Phones from Motorola

May 13, 2011 8:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Prepaid carrier Boost Mobile today launched three new iDEN phones from Motorola...

Boost Mobile Seizes on Gripes About Wireless

April 13, 2011 8:12 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

If consumers have complaints about wireless services, Boost Mobile wants to hear them – and spread them around using Facebook and Twitter.

Boost Debuts Shrinking Service Plans

October 14, 2010 4:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Boost is shrinking customers monthly bills.

Boost Seeks to Impress with Samsung

August 11, 2010 8:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Prepaid provider Boost Mobile today announced the Samsung Seek, the company's first touchscreen device with a slide-out qwerty keyboard.

Boost Mobile Gets First Android

June 3, 2010 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Boost Mobile, Sprint Nextel's prepaid unit, today announced availability of the Motorola i1, the carrier's first Android phone.

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Is Prepaid Focus Good for Sprint?

May 7, 2010 12:57 pm | Blogs | Comments

Is Sprint's multi-brand prepaid approach the right strategy?

Boost $50 Plan Gets E-mail, IM, Unlimited 411

May 4, 2010 8:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Boost Mobile has upped the ante on its $50 all-you-can eat plan with the addition of e-mail, instant messaging and unlimited calls to 411.

2010 WW Leadership Awards - Matt Carter: Behind Boost’s Turnaround

March 7, 2010 4:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

When Matt Carter took the reigns at Boost Mobile, things were looking grim. The prepaid carrier’s net adds had begun to slow in 2007. By the next year, the carrier began to hemorrhage customers, losing 338,000 subscribers by the time Carter came in to help.

Boost Goes Incognito with Kyocera

January 26, 2010 7:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Boost Mobile announced the availability of its first-ever qwerty clamshell phone, the Sanyo Incognito by Kyocera.

Boost Boasts BlackBerry

January 25, 2010 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A press release from the prepaid carrier today introduces the BlackBerry Curve 8330 on Boost's BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited plan.

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Boost Expands $50 Plan, Adds New CDMA Handsets

January 7, 2010 7:09 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid division will start offering its $50 Monthly Unlimited plan on Sprint's CDMA network starting Jan. 13.

Customer Care: Prepaid Copies Postpaid

November 29, 2009 7:25 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

With prepaid plans dipping as low as $30 per month through TracFone Wireless’ Straight Talk service, it’s not clear how much longer discount carriers can compete on price.

Sprint Closes Virgin Mobile Acquisition

November 24, 2009 10:37 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint places its hopes for the future on prepaid as it completes its acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA.

Boost Taps Santa for New Ads

November 17, 2009 6:40 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Boost Mobile is using the economic woes to its advantage. The Sprint Nextel prepaid division unveiled the latest installment of its "unwronged" commercials...

China Telecom Profit Tumbles on One-Time Charges

March 24, 2009 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China Telecom said Tuesday its 2008 profit tumbled 96 percent due to charges for shutting down an older mobile service.

3G Vendors Gear for Competition in China

January 31, 2009 6:29 pm | by Craig Kuhl | Articles | Comments

Six years after many developed countries began their commercial use of 3G networks, the three newly licensed Chinese telecoms will invest about $41 billion in building their 3G infrastructures, with billions of additional investment dollars expected to flow into applications and terminals/handsets.

China Telecom Americas, Sprint Nextel Collaborate on VPN

June 6, 2008 8:23 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

China Telecom Americas, an international subsidiary of China Telecom, announced it is collaborating with Sprint Nextel to strengthen its global MPLS VPN capabilities.

China Telecom to Acquire China Unicom

June 2, 2008 8:12 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

China Telecom said it will acquire the wireless business of China Unicom for $15.9 billion.

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