There was never any doubt that US four biggest service providers, that is AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will offer the new iPhones almost immediately after they were unveiled. Pre-paid carriers like Boost Mobile, however, are a different story. While it’s not unusual at all for pre-paid networks to add the most premium phones to their portfolio, it often happens with significant delay. Not this time, though. On Tuesday Boost Mobile officially confirmed that will soon sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Boost Mobile
The carrier wasn’t very forthcoming when it comes to the most crucial information such as when we can expect Apple’s latest smartphones to land in Boost’s store and how much they will cost. Since the product page for the iPhones is already live on Boost’s website, our guess is that launch will take place in a matter of days rather than weeks, but exact date remains a mystery for now. As does the price.
History shows that prepaid carriers usually keep the prices at similar levels to postpaid service providers offering devices without contract. The 16GB version of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is available for $649.99 and $749.99, respectively, so it’s very likely that Boost Mobile will price the iPhones more or less the same. 64GB models cost $100 more and if you want the 128GB variant you will have to say goodbye to another Benjamin. Prices are pretty steep but it’s Apple’s brand new iPhones we are talking about “cheap” is not the first word that comes to mind.
In case you didn’t know, Boost Mobile is owned and operated by Sprint. Since it’s a pre-paid carrier, it offers its phones without contracts and consequently without subsidy which means that you should be prepared to pay full price of the iPhone, whatever it will be. On the plus side, you won’t have to sign any long-term agreements and Boost’s plans start at a pretty affordable $35 per month.
more info: Boost Mobile