Monday, October 20, 2008

Boost Intros i776, drops pricing to 10c/minute

Just so everyone knows, I'm still alive and kicking. Just ridiculously busy and\or a bad time manager. But to the news...

Boost Mobile has now lowered their talking rates so that now all calling is 10 cents per minute. Previously, only night\weekend\mobile-to-mobile calls were charged at this rate, and everything else was double. This leaves AT&T GoPhone as the only prepaid that has a really expensive per-minute plan, weighing in at a whopping 25 cents per minute, though VIrgin Mobile's per-minute plan is close, at 20 cents per minute, with the option to get a lot cheaper.

Note however that text messages are now charged 10 cents per message to send and receive, unless you upgrade to the $1/day plan, which includes unlimited mobile-to-mobile, texting and nights\weekends.

The other announcement: the Motorola i776. The usual features are there (GPS, Walkie Talkie, large chunky clamshell formfactor...which is slowly getting smaller...), as well as Bluetooth, a camera and a decently descriptive external display. The price, at $100, is a little on the high side for such a phone, however it's nice to again have a reasonably high-end phone on Boost's iDEN service again.

3 comments:

Nathan said...

AT&T's GoPhone does have an expensive per-minute plan, but the upside of it is that they have a better plan regarding expiration of minutes and how often you have to renew. I think the GoPhone is the best if you rarely use your phone; ie, backup phones, or for anti-social people like me. Interesting website. Got to it from the wootoff.

dave said...

i776 is $89.99 at Best Buy. Should I get it to compare to the i335?

Ian said...

Simply put, the i776 is a higher-end phone. It has a camera, and is a flip phone. The i335 is neither. I'd go for the i776 personally.