Boost Mobile offering Sharp Aquos Crystal now, Sprint Prepaid too plus adds voice roaming to all plans
Boost Mobile and Sprint Prepaid have started offering the Sharp Aquos Crystal today, smartphone with almost none bezels on its sides and top. The Sharp Crystal is the first AQUOS handset in the US that’s now available on Boost Mobile website for $149.99. Sprint Prepaid is offering it starting today at Best Buy for $149.99, while at RadioShack stores, it will be offered from October 21.
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Sharp Aquos Crystal Specs
In addition to almost bezel-less styled front, the Sharp Aquos Crystal has a 5-inch (1280×720) display, Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for additional memory expansion up to 128GB. The phone has an 8-megapixel main camera with 1080p full HD video capture, 1.2-megapixel front-facing one, WiFi 802.11 b,g,n, Sprint Spark LTE support, HD Voice and Wi-Fi Calling. It is powered by embedded 2040mAh battery that provides up to 13 hours or talk time.
Sharp Aquos Crystal comes with Harman’s LiveStage feature that improves headphone listening experience and adds “dimension to the sound”. It also has a Clari-Fi technology that makes digital sound quality better “by restoring all types of compressed digital music”. Additionally, Clip Now takes screenshots with a swipe that are saved with a link for easier sharing.
Boost Mobile Plans
Currently and through November 3, 2014, Boost Mobile is offering its plans cheaper for $5 per month with doubled high speed data allotments. The $35 plan (reg. $40) includes unlimited talk, messaging and data with first 1 GB at high speeds (reg. 500MB). The $45 plan (reg. $50) includes first 5 GB at high speeds (reg. 2.5GB) while the $55 plan (regular $60) includes first 10 GB at high speeds (reg. 5GB). Customers can keep the plans after promotion ends providing they keep the account active and don’t switch the plan. Data are throttled to 128 Kbps for the rest of the month after high speed data allotment is used up.
Sprint Prepaid Plans
Sprint Prepaid Sharp Aquos Crystal can be paired with service plans that start at $35 per month. The $35 plan includes unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1GB of high speed data, the $45 plan has 3GB of high speed data and the $55 includes 6GB of high speed data. Unlike Boost Mobile plans, Sprint Prepaid data are not unlimited, but are hard capped meaning after high speed data allotment is used up, there is no access to data until the next billing cycle starts. Sprint Prepaid has recently added 50 minutes of off network roaming to all three plans. Its service is available at Sprint stores only or you can call 855-639-4644 to order.
Sprint, a parent company of Boost Mobile and Sprint Prepaid will also sell the Sharp Aquos Crystal on October 17 for $0 down and $10 monthly installments for 24 months with Sprint Easy Pay or the $239.99 full price.