Boost Mobile adds HTC Desire 626s and iPhone 6s Plus, Virgin sells 626s, Moto G 2015 and Huawei Union with Data Done Right plans
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid brands, have improved their prepaid phone offerings. While Boost Mobile adds HTC Desire 626s, Virgin Mobile makes already available phones, HTC Desire 626s, Moto G third generation and Huawei Union available at Walmart with Data Done Right plans. On its website, these three phones can be paired with recently improved Virgin’s unlimited plans. Currently, Boost Mobile is selling the HTC Desire 626s only at Walmart for $129.99.
Even though Boost has initially announced adding only iPhone 6s of the two Apple flagships to its lineup, there is now the iPhone 6s Plus listed on its website as well. However, the iPhone 6s Plus is out of stock at this time but so is the iPhone 6s. Boost Mobile iPhone 6s Plus is priced at $649.99, which is $100 off of the Apple’s full retail price.
Boost’s HTC Desire 626s features Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, HTC Sense 7 UI, a 5-inch 720p HD display, 1.1GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and memory expansion up to 200GB via micro SDXC cards. The phone has an 8-megapixel rear camera with HD 720p video recording, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, mobile hotspot, 4G LTE and enhanced LTE connectivity. A 2000 mAH battery powers the Desire 626s and provides up to 12 hours of talk time.
Boost Mobile HTC Desire 626s works with Boost’s new growing data plans and unlimited high speed data plan. They include:
- $35 plan ($30 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and data with 2GB at high speed that can grow up to 5GB after 18 on-time payments
- $45 plan – unlimited talk, text and data with 5GB at high speed that can grow up to 8GB after 18 on-time payments
- $60 plan – unlimited talk, text and data (unthrottled)
Virgin Mobile Data Done Right plans, exclusive to Walmart, offer single line and multi-line options. Single line $30 and $40 plans include unlimited texts, unlimited data with first 3 GB at high speeds and 300 minutes and unlimited talk, respectively. Multi-line plans, $65/2-line, $90/3-line and $115/4-line plans offer unlimited talk and text and hard capped 6 GB, 10 GB and 14 GB of high speed data, respectively. Data on multi-line plans can be shared between lines. They include hotspot and there are additional data that can be added: 1 GB for $10 per month, 2 GB for $15, 4GB for $25 and 6GB for $35 per month.
Both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile have made significant changes to their prepaid offerings recently. In addition to new plans that both carriers have introduced, Boost has added two higher-end smartphones, LG G3 and LG G Flex2 while Virgin included unlimited music streaming to all plans at no additional cost. Also, they are no longer reducing video streaming speeds to 600Kbps.