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The Samsung Transform Ultra is the latest Android phone headed to Boost Mobile, and it’s their best one yet. Armed with a 1GHz processor and a 3.5-inch touchscreen, the Transform Ultra falls somewhere between a mid-range and high-end Android handset, giving it an easy leg up on the Galaxy Prevail, Boost’s other Android. It comes in at a decent price, too, $ 229.99, which is slightly more than you’d expect to pay for the same phone on contract. It drops on October 7th, which is soon enough. There is, however, one catch. Starting on that same date, Boost is adding a $ 5 monthly surcharge for Android phones. It makes sense, given how much data they can consume. So that will be $ 55 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data. Not bad, considering it uses Sprint’s nationwide network.
Via Phone Scoop.
This post originated at AndGeeks.com – home to all things Android! Also a great source of info about Android Phones.
Boost Mobile gets new Android, adds monthly surcharge
Does customer service play into your decision of which phone carrier to choose? That can make an important difference in an otherwise obvious decision. Take for instance, Virgin Mobile. On Friday we discussed Virgin Mobile and the Motorola Triumph as an excellent combination for a prepaid Android user. But if customer service plays a role in your decision, you might think twice, or thrice, about going with Virgin. They ranked quite poorly in the most recent J.D. Power and Associates survey, which measured customer care in the prepaid wireless industry. What’s most surprising is that Boost Mobile won the award by no small measure. That’s not surprising because of Boost itself, but rather because both Boost and Virgin are owned by Sprint.
Boost has made a big name for itself with a $ 50 monthly unlimited plan. That covers talk, text, web, 411, email — everything, for $ 50 per month, with no added fees or taxes. That makes it pretty easy for a smartphone user. Boost runs on two networks, Sprint’s CDMA and Nextel’s iDEN, and has one Android phone on each. The CDMA network is much faster, as it’s your typical 3G network. The iDEN network is a bit slower, but has the push-to-talk feature that made Boost famous in the first place. What’s even better about Boost’s $ 50 plan is that your bill gets reduced by $ 5 per month for every six on-time payments. Keep paying your bill on time, and after 18 months you’ll pay just $ 35 per month for unlimited use of your Android.
How much do you pay per month for your Android? My bill is at around $ 90 including taxes, and I even have the bare minimum voice plan. That seems to be pretty standard for a voice/text/data plan in today’s market, and yet it still seems rather expensive. I remember the days of paying about a third of that with my crappy flip phone. We all long for the days where our cell phones cost less in the same way we yearn for the days when gas was a buck a gallon. Yet, somehow, Virgin Mobile has a deal that’s just about as cheap as my old flip phone, and it’s good enough to power an Android device. Combined with the Android pictured above, the Motorola Triumph, it’s probably the best value on the market.