Boost Mobile Introduces Its Thinnest Walkie-Talkie Phone Ever
October 08, 2007 at 09:00 AM EDT
Boost Mobile®, a lifestyle-based telecommunications brand and wholly-owned division of Sprint (NYSE:S) has added the Boost-branded Motorola i425t and i425e handsets – the slimmest iDEN network Walkie-Talkie phones ever – to its cell phone offering. Available now exclusively from Boost, both cell phones feature a sleek, lightweight candy-bar design that is less than 1/2" thick and weighs a mere 3.88 oz.
Designed to appeal to Boost’s young, style-conscience customers, the Motorola i425t is available in titanium gray with a black slate trim, and the Boost i425e is available in white with an espresso trim. Both phones offer Wireless Web, Text and Multi-Media Messaging, AOL, Yahoo! and MSN Instant Messaging Capable, Java Enabled Games and Applications, Real Music, Polyphonic and Voice Ringtones, Hands-free Speakerphone with Voice-Activated Dialing, GPS Enabled (Global Positioning System), VibraCall Alert and 600 Entry Phonebook.1
“The top reason consumers purchase a Boost Mobile Pay-As-You-Go phone is for the Walkie-Talkie feature and we’re bringing it back with the slimmest Walkie-Talkie enabled handset on the market,” said Neil Lindsay, Vice President of Product Management, Boost Mobile.
Boost Mobile is the only wireless service provider to offer any true service differentiation by making Nextel’s national “push-to-talk” technology available as a pay-as-you-go feature to the youth segment. Boost Walkie-Talkie enables young people to instantly contact friends and family, all at the push of a button. Use of Boost Walkie-Talkie is only a dollar a day for unlimited nationwide use and the fee is only charged on days when the service is actually used or a walkie-talkie call is received.
The Motorola i425 handsets are the first phones to be sold in Boost’s new clamshell packaging which is made of 100% Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate material and the polypropylene black end caps are made from 35% post-consumer sources.
“The Boost i425 packaging is made up of the same type of recyclable material found in most soda and water bottles enabling us to offer our customers a more eco-friendly purchase option,” said Lindsay. “Every little bit helps when it comes to the environment and with 92% of youth trendsetters viewing the environment as the #1 issue that is personally important to them, our goal is to have all Boost phone packaging made from 100% recycled material.”
Both phones come with $5 of Boost Pay-As-You-Go service, and are available now at www.boostmobile.com and local wireless dealers for a suggested retail price of $39.99. As with all Boost Mobile Pay-As-You-Go phones, there are no credit checks, hidden charges or monthly bills. Boost Mobile customers pay for minutes only as they need them through the purchase of Re-Boost®Cards available at all authorized Boost retailers.
Boost i425 customers can also take advantage of Boost Mobile’s “hybrid prepaid” option, called Boost Premium PrepaidSM, which offers multiple plan choices with convenient cash or credit payment options, and no term contract or commitment. Customers can sign up either online at www.boostmobile.com or direct from the handset for one of Boost Premium Prepaid’s three monthly rate packages of $30, $50 and $70.
About Boost Mobile
Based in Irvine, California, Boost Mobile, LLC, a division of Sprint Nextel Corporation, (NYSE: S), is a lifestyle-based telecommunications brand focused on offering premium Pay-As-You-Go wireless phones and services. Boost is among the fastest growing wireless services in the U.S. and now has more than 4.5 million customers. Experience Boost on the Web at www.boostmobile.com.
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1 Network dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply.