Boost Mobile to begin selling prepaid iPhone later this year

By , Apr 30, 2013

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Sprint’s popular prepaid provider Boost Mobile will begin offering iPhone models this fall, according to an industry insider who claims to have direct knowledge of the company’s plan. If true, it would be the fourth major US prepaid carrier to offer the popular handset.

But this isn’t the first time rumors of a Boost Mobile, Apple partnership have surfaced. Last summer, the two were said to be working on a deal to bring the iPhone 4 and 4S to Sprint’s network by the fall. Obviously, though, those particular claims never materialized…

Today’s rumor comes from Twitter user @evleaks, who was accurate with Facebook Home reporting last month, via 9to5Mac. The insider sent out a tweet late last night claiming that he had knowledge that Boost Mobile would start offering the iPhone in Q3 of this year.

Again, a handful of prepaid carriers already have iPhone deals here in the United States. Cricket Wireless began selling the popular handset last summer, and Virgin Mobile and Walmart’s Straight Talk both picked it up last fall. All three providers offer multiple models.

Boost Mobile is somewhat known for its $50 unlimited plan, which includes talk, text and data, with Shrinkage. This allows customers who pay their bills on time to reduce their monthly costs each month. But it’s not known yet, however, if this will work with the iPhone.

It’s worth noting here that Apple is said to be working on a budget, sub-$300 handset. And although chatter regarding the device has died down in recent weeks, it’s still expected by many to launch in the fall of this year, which lines up nicely with this Boost Mobile rumor.

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  • Alex Rodriguez

    I would love to see the iPhone on Boost !

    I will be the first in line to buy it. Hopefully it includes the $50 plan and shrinkage for loyal customers.

  • http://twitter.com/StretchnEra Stretch

    Be careful when you purchase a so called PREPAID IPhone from places like Cricket and Boost. They say it’s PREPAID, but it comes with a catch! I turned my daughter “PREPAID” IPhone off in April and then paid to have it turned back on May 8th I received another bill on May10th saying payment is due May 13th and that the payment I just made on May 8th was for April…This isn’t PREPAID!!!

    • Michael Cole

      However, with Boost, if you can’t pay on time, they just cut off your service until you pay. Gotta pay within 60 days of service interruption, though.

  • tony

    waiting to see the price on the i-phone itself.

  • LUIS GAMBOA

    OF COURS WE WANT IPHONE WITH BOOSTMOBIL.

  • Hands Brim

    Just what i dream for finally iphone for boost…. I hope it’s the iphone 4s or the iphone 5

  • Tony

    It will probably be an extra $10/month for the iPhone plan.
    Can’t wait to get a white iPhone 5 with boost.

  • cameron

    cant wait I was dreaming about this yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • vilmal

    Can’t wait to have Iphone from Boost too.!! T movile has it.. we can have too.!!!:)

  • vilmal

    Sorry Simple Movil has it too..

  • Peter Johnson

    Now that the new Iphone 5c has been annouced I wonder if that will be the one to get offered by boost mobile

  • Christy Folmar

    I would definitely be in line to get the iPhone if they do decide to bring the iPhone 4 or 4s to boost mobile. The rest of the world has it sprint, virgin mobile, version wireless, AT&T, etc all but boost mobile I think this what boost needs a change. I ready and waiting for the iPhone to come.

  • rita estela

    Does Boost mobil Will have aceces to get iPhone 6? For sep 2014