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Samsung Launches Galaxy Prevail Froyo Smartphone On Boost Mobile

Samsung Launches Galaxy Prevail Froyo Smartphone On Boost Mobile

There was a time not too long ago where pretty much every Android phone was "high-end" in terms of price, and it was hard to find one for less than $199 on a 2-year contract. A lot changes in a couple of years. This week, Samsung and Boost Mobile took the opportunity to release the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, which is the first CDMA Android device to come to the MVNO. Boost is unique in that they do not require contracts, and usually have a smaller selection of top-tier phones. But the Prevail bucks that trend somewhat.


It's a 3.2" touchscreen-based phone with Android 2.2, access to the Android Market, a 2MP camera (with video), GPS-enabled, Bluetooth, Telenav navigation (free and unlimited), and a microSD card slot (2GB included). The real standout point is the $179.99 price tag, and that's without a contract! No subsidization means that you own the phone outright, but of course it's a locked CDMA device so it won't really do you much good off of Boost's network. It'll be available on the carrier's $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage plan, where the longer you stay, the less you pay simply by making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, a Boost Mobile customer’s monthly cost will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $35 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone. The first wave of Boost customers will be hitting their first six-month milestone this month and will be paying $45 per month for Monthly Unlimited service.

So, if you've been looking to get into Android, but didn't want to tie yourself down to a contract or spend a fortune, this is definitely a solid option.

Why Settle When You Can “Prevail” with the new

Android-powered Phone from Boost Mobile and Samsung

The new Samsung Galaxy Prevail combines all the features of Android with Boost Mobile’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, which includes nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail and payments that shrink

IRVINE, Calif. – Boost Mobile, the top carrier in the recent 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Wireless Non-Contract Customer Satisfaction Index StudySM, unlocks the power of Android with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Prevail™, available exclusively with Boost Mobile on the Nationwide Sprint Network. As the first CDMA Android device on Boost Mobile, the Galaxy Prevail is designed to provide an uncompromised Android experience while maintaining the great value of Boost’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan with no hidden fees and no contracts required.

The Galaxy Prevail will be available late April for $179.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations across the country and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. By the middle of May, the Galaxy Prevail will be available in select retail outlets nationwide.

”We are excited to partner with Samsung to launch this innovative touchscreen phone for wireless users who are interested in upgrading to an Android experience without spending more on their monthly plan,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “The Samsung Galaxy Prevail delivers the power of the Android platform to our customers’ fingertips while bringing tremendous value to our customers’ wallets.”

The Galaxy Prevail will be available on Boost Mobile’s $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage plan, where the longer you stay, the less you pay simply by making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, a Boost Mobile customer’s monthly cost will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $35 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone. The first wave of Boost customers will be hitting their first six-month milestone this month and will be paying $45 per month for Monthly Unlimited service.

Galaxy Prevail features include:

·         Android 2.2 with Access to Android Market™
·         3.2-inch touchscreen
·         2MP camera with video
·         GPS enabled
·         Bluetooth® capable
·         Easy access to Gmail™ and Google Talk™
·         Wireless Web enabled
·         Switch between portrait and landscape
·         Speakerphone with voice-activated dialing
·         Telenav navigation, free and unlimited
·         Supports microSD™ cards up to 32GB (2GB card included)
·         Voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and three-way calling

With Android, consumers can create their own arsenal of fun and productivity by selecting from more than 100,000 applications. In addition to the features listed above, the Galaxy Prevail’s preloaded applications include SCVNGR™, Poynt™, Twidroyd™, Facebook©, Hookt™, ThinkFree Office© and YouTube©.

Customers can also protect their Samsung Galaxy Prevail with Phone Insurance that is now available for Boost Monthly Unlimited customers. For $5 per month customers are covered if their device breaks, is lost, stolen or damaged – even by liquid. Go to www.boostmobile.com for more information.
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It's Sprint, only not as good. IE, Boost Mobile is 100% owned by Sprint and operates on Sprint's iDen and CDMA networks.

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Yeah Boost is Sprints value carrier, Verizon and At&t have them to. Heck At&t is also trying to buy another one with T-Mobile. Though to be fair T-Mobile is there own little monster really owned by a European company fully.

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Is the Samsung Galaxy Prevail a good phone, is it better than MetroPCS Smartphones?

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Yep,.....I knew they could offer deals like this in the cell phone industry. They'll still make money, but not get all up into our privates doing it. Now we need to see more carriers board this train.

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I love Samsung Galaxy Prevail

http://www.technews5.com/2011/05/samsung-galaxy-prevail-price-features.html

Wow Camera

Primary 2 MP,1600x1200 pixels

Features Geo-tagging

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I have had it or about a week and I love. My wife has the SK 4G with t-mobile and the Prevail is just as fast even though not 4G and has a smaller processor. And my rate $50 is certainly less than $79.95 (still a good deal)

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OK you get a better phone than what you get from MetroPCS, or Virgin Mobile. MetroPCS 7 boost are $45-50/mo and Virgin mobile is $25/mo. Virgin offers the LG Optimus which is still a nice phone, the Prevail is better though. I forget what MetroPCS has to offer in the Android front I know they have the Optimus and the TapOUT around this price point but they also have the Indulge & Craft @ twice the price. if you go with Virgin Mobile avoid the Samsung Intercept its a grossly underpowered phone.

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