Boost Mobile is offering the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G for $279.99 (put it in cart to see price) and this is the lowest price I have seen. As of this posting it also includes a free headset and free 3-day shipping. I bought the phone and received an even lower price since I found and used online coupon code "HAPPYNEWYEAR13" that took an additional 13% ($36.40) off the price. Since I don't know how long this coupon code will last, I am throwing out YMMV on the coupon code. The price w/o the discount is still the lowest I have seen from Boost.
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posted: Jan. 10, 2013 @ 9:10p
So Sprint owns Boost Mobile. Does that mean they share the same network? Any differences between the two other than getting a no-contract plan?
posted: Jan. 10, 2013 @ 9:32p
Joe2836 said: So Sprint owns Boost Mobile. Does that mean they share the same network? Any differences between the two other than getting a no-contract plan?
Yes, they share the same network, with the exception of Sprint's LTE network since Boost does not offer phones that have this capability. It is entirely possible that Sprint limits Boost customers, but I have no direct knowledge of this. The GSII 4G can run on Sprint's WiMax network, but when I am paying $70 a month less for unlimited talk, text, email and web, I can live with being late to the party.
posted: Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:31a
One of the better phones out there for Boost Mobile right now. Anyone who has problems with activating this device can call Boost Mobile customer service and hit 88 to get through to a representative. In for one.
posted: Jan. 11, 2013 @ 5:15a
Can this be used as a wifi device ( no phone plan ) and use Skype for calling? I wondering if Boost software would try to limit functionality to persuade you to sign up for a plan.
posted: Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:05a
Could this be unlocked to use other carriers?
posted: Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:14a
This cannot be "unlocked" since Boost uses Sprint's network which is CDMA, which doesn't use SIMs, as opposed to GSM which does use SIMs.
posted: Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:14p
Joe2836 said: Can this be used as a wifi device ( no phone plan ) and use Skype for calling? I wondering if Boost software would try to limit functionality to persuade you to sign up for a plan.
Yes as long as you are on wireless that would be fine. Boost does add bloatware such as Boost Zone to their phones but you are not required to use or activate the device for that purpose.
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