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Boost Mobile Expands into 2,400 Additional RadioShack Stores
Posted: 11-Feb-2009 [Source: Boost Mobile]

[Boost Mobile expands its RadioShack retail footprint to include an additinal 2,400 stores nationwide offering its new $50 per month flat-rate unlimited plan.]

Irvine, CA -- Boost Mobile, the prepaid division of Sprint Corporation, offering quality wireless phones and flexible service options with no long-term contracts or activation fees, today announced it has expanded its retail distribution into 2,400 additional stores, bringing its total presence into more than 4,200 RadioShack stores nationwide. As a result, Boost Mobile's new Monthly Unlimited® plan, which provides consumers unlimited nationwide calling, text messaging, wireless Web and walkie-talkie services for $50 per month, is available at RadioShack locations across the U.S. beginning Feb. 16.

"RadioShack's nationwide store footprint, coupled with Boost's national network, is a perfect partnership, offering convenience for new and existing Boost customers," said Jeff Auman, vice president of sales at Boost Mobile. "We are looking forward to offering our phones, Re-Boost cards and wide range of service plans, including Monthly Unlimited, to more RadioShack customers across the country."

"We are excited to offer Boost Mobile's competitive Monthly Unlimited Plan to RadioShack customers across the nation," said Laren Whiddon, merchandise vice president of wireless at RadioShack. "Boost Mobile phones have been very well-received by our customers because of the affordable pricing, durability and extensive features. Boost provides an impressive suite of no-contract wireless services, which we are now pleased to provide in most of our retail locations."

Boost Mobile service plans available at RadioShack include:

Last month, Boost Mobile redefined value for wireless consumers by offering a $50 per month flat-rate, all-inclusive, unlimited service plan with no home calling area. Available at all participating RadioShack locations, Boost Mobile Monthly Unlimited offers consumers straightforward pricing on the Nextel Nationwide Network.

In addition to Monthly Unlimited, Boost Mobile provides its value-seeking customers with payment flexibility -- allowing them to pay for their wireless service per minute, per day or per month. Boost's flexible service billing options include an anytime rate of 10 cents per minute, the $1/Day Chat Plan that features unlimited text messaging, unlimited nights and weekend calling and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling to approximately 40 million customers on the Boost Mobile, Sprint, and Nextel networks. Nighttime calling hours for the Chat Plan apply from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and weekend calling hours apply from 9 p.m. on Fridays to 7 a.m. on Mondays.

Boost Mobile phones now available at RadioShack stores include:

Motorola i425t: Sleek, lightweight candy-bar design that is less than 1/2" thick and weighs a mere 3.88 oz.; the slimmest Nextel network Walkie-Talkie phone; available in a stylish titanium gray with a black slate trim. $29.99 (excludes taxes)

Motorola i335: Slim, rugged handset with military-grade 810F durability for dust, shock and vibration; thin candy-bar design, textured backing and smooth rubber face. $49.99 (excludes taxes)

Motorola i776: Smallest flip phone with a camera and Boost® Walkie-Talkie service. Users can instantly communicate with millions of Boost, Sprint and Nextel Direct Connect/Walkie Talkie customers nationwide. $99.99 (excludes taxes)

All of the Boost Mobile phones sold at RadioShack also offer the following features:

-- Nationwide Boost® Walkie-Talkie capabilities

-- Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

-- GPS-enabled

-- Text Message, Instant Message and Multi-Media Messaging capabilities

-- Wireless Web capabilities, access to AOL®, Yahoo!® and MSN® Instant Messaging

-- Hands-Free Speakerphone with Voice-Activated Dialing

-- Java Enabled Games and Applications

-- 600 Entry Phonebook

Boost Mobile offers consumers 'value plus' with affordable handsets, competitive plans and a dependable nationwide network. Boost Mobile phone packages start under $30 and include a Motorola phone, $5 of service credit, and simple instructions for getting started on wireless service with no activation fees. Re-Boost® Cards -- available in $20, $30 and $50 denominations -- are also available at RadioShack stores.

In addition to RadioShack, Boost Mobile phones and services are now available at thousands of locations throughout the U.S., including major retail stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Sprint Retail Stores and independent wireless dealers.

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