Boost and Virgin Mobile will add Kyocera Hydro Reach, LG Stylo 2 and Samsung Galaxy J7
Sprint today announced that its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will be adding three new smartphones to their phone lineups. Boost and Virgin Mobile will add Kyocera Hydro Reach, LG Stylo 2 and Samsung Galaxy J7. All three handsets will be available starting Friday, April 15, 2016. The Hydro Reach will be offered by both carriers for $99.99, the LG Stylo 2 for $179.99 while the Samsung Galaxy J7 will be available for $229.99.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Kyocera Hydro Reach
Kyocera Hydro Reach is a successor of the Hydro Edge, water and dustproof smartphone. The Hydro Reach is Android 5.1 Lollipop phone with 5-inch qHD display, 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing one, 3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE connectivity, hotspot capability and a 2,160mAh battery to power it all.
Boost and Virgin Mobile LG Stylo 2
As the name suggests, the LG Stylo 2 is a successor of the original LG G Stylo. The Stylo 2 features the latest version of Android Marshmallow OS, 5.7-inch HD IPS display (embedded stylus), 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory with up to 9.72 GB of usable space. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with Gesture Shot, 3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE connectivity, hotspot capability and a 3,000mAh battery to power it all. While Boost will be releasing this phone on Friday, April 15, Virgin Mobile customers will be waiting a little bit longer, until Monday, May 9, 2016.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7
The Samsung Galaxy J7 is a highest-end smartphone of the three. It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz octa-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The Galaxy J7 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with quick launch, 5-megapixel front-facing camera with flash, 3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE connectivity, hotspot capability, Ultra Power Savings Mode and a 3,000mAh battery.
These phones work with Boost’s growing data plans and $60 unlimited plan. In addition to unlimited talk, text and data that grow 500MB after each three payments, up to 3GB after 18 on-time payments, the plans include: $35 plan ($30 with auto pay) – unlimited data with 2GB at high speed that can grow up to 5GB, $45 plan ($40 with auto pay) – unlimited data with 5GB at high speed that can grow up to 8GB and $60 plan ($55 with auto pay) with unlimited everything. All plans also include unlimited music streaming that doesn’t count against plan’s high speed data, hotspot and free incoming calls and text messages that customers will continue receiving even if they don’t pay for the service for up to 60 days.
Virgin Mobile plans start at $30 per month with unlimited talk, text and data with first 500MB at high speeds. The $40 plan offers first 4GB at high speeds while $50 plan raises high speed data allotment to 6GB at high speeds. All Virgin plans also include free unlimited music streaming.
Both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile throttle data speeds to approximately 128Kbps until the next billing cycle when high speed data allotment is used up in a month.