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Virgin and Boost to sell Wimax phones on May 31st


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On May 31st, Virgin will begin to sell the Evo V 4G phone and Boost will begin to sell the Evo Design 4G phone both for $299 off contract. What is interesting about these 2 phones is even though they are rebadged Sprint Wimax phones, both of these phones will come preloaded with Android 4.0 ICS software. The current Sprint versions of the EVO 3D and Evo Design 4G still do not have the ICS upgrade.

 

There doesn't seem to be the $10 premium data fee attached on the Virgin and Boost service and plans.

 

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/08/virgin-mobile-usa-and-boost-take-wimax-live/

 

I think this is a great option for Virgin and Boost prepaid customers to be able to get 4G Wimax service at a very low price. Hopefully this will encourage those that are currently on 3G only phones to switch over to the Wimax phones especially since they will be paying the same price and for those that are in Wimax markets to use Wimax heavily to alleviate the 3G network.

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And Eric, the data cards on Virgin will have unlimited 4G usage for those in WiMax service areas. I thought that is a very cool feature too. :)

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And Eric, the data cards on Virgin will have unlimited 4G usage for those in WiMax service areas. I thought that is a very cool feature too. :)

 

Not quite. If you read the fine print on the virgin mobile usa site about the new 4g plans you see that it's limited to 10GB of "full speed" data. After that they throttle you down to 256kbps until your next billing cycle. Still I've never used more than 7GB in a month of total 3g/4g on my phone. So it might not be a problem.

 

http://www.virginmob...gteaser-050212#

 

Scroll down to the bottom and you'll see a tiny little "more" link. When you hover over it it'll expand and show you the restrictions. Annoying that they try to hide it.

 

Edit: Upon further review I'm not sure if that limit is strictly for 4G data or total 3g/4g data.

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So both Virgin's and Boost's EVO's are launching with Android 4, ICS. I wonder when the Sprint versions will get the upgrade.

 

Probably when pigs fly!!!

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