Microsoft to Bring Lumia 635 with Windows Phone 8.1 to Boost, Virgin and Sprint

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Looks like the Sprint networks are finally get a Windows Phone…..

 

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.

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Comparisons

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 data2—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 plan3

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.

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Video streaming limited to 3G speeds. 3G/4G speeds subject to coverage/device availability. Once plan’s applicable 3G/4G data allotment reached, speeds (including video) reduced to 2G speeds for remainder of plan cycle & restored when new plan cycle begins.

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T-Mobile’s $50 Simple Choice plan also includes unlimited data & text in 120+ countries and destinations, unlimited texting from the U.S. to certain other countries and unlimited music streaming on select services.

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Cricket’s $50 plan also includes unlimited texting from the U.S. to 35 countries.

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Includes respective 3G/4G high-speed data allotment applicable to monthly plan. Video streaming may be limited to 3G speeds.

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$45 and $55 monthly plans include unlimited international text plus 100 international landline minutes to more than 70 countries.

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