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  1. cmizzle

    cmizzle Newbie
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  2. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    ya Im very excited about it, but I doubt I will be able to afford it for a while, when it gets rooted I may attempt to get funds to buy it.
  3. cmizzle

    cmizzle Newbie
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    yeah from what i hear from my boost guys its gonna be somewhere around the 249 to 279 range
  4. cmizzle

    cmizzle Newbie
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    didnt the prevail get root like day 1 or close to it?
  5. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    2 weeks, maybe less I would have to go back to verify though.
    I think it was rooted june first.:D
  6. Cheezee292

    Cheezee292 Newbie

    Yikes!! $ 230 pretty steep for my pockets.

    Guess i better start saving.
  7. cmizzle

    cmizzle Newbie
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    they had a display model at the local boost store around here and it kinda reminds me of a smaller Samsung Epic
  8. Boost May Have Some Competition Now.. Wallmart Will Now Soon Be Selln & Will Soon Release A New Android For There Pre-Paid Plans Strait Talk...

    Looks Just Like The Prevail... Called The Precedent For $149 / $45/month for unlimited everything

    But Boost Kills That Plan With There Shrinkage Plans..


    • Straight Talk: $45/month for unlimited everything
    • Boost Mobile: $50/month for unlimited everything
    • MetroPCS: $50/month for unlimited everything on 3G, $60/month for unlimited everything on 4G LTE
    • Cricket Wireless: $55/month for unlimited everything
    • Virgin Mobile: $55/month for unlimited everything
    • Simple Mobile: $50/month for unlimited everything on 2G, $60/month for unlimited everything on 4G HSPA+

    Virgin Mobile has one of the more expensive no-contract plans for unlimited everything, but they also have smartphone plans starting at only $35 per month. That $35 plan only comes with 300 minutes, so it’s a great deal for those that do not need much talk time.
    Boost Mobile also offers Shrinkage which lowers your monthly payment by $5 every 6 on-time payments. That means you could reach $35/month for unlimited everything after 18 on-time payments.

    : Boost Mobile has the best no-contract plan if you are willing to stick with it. The starting price of $50/month is not the cheapest, but it has the ability to drop to $45, $40, and then $35 if your payments are on time.

    Winner: Boost Mobile has the best no-contract plan if you are willing to stick with it. The starting price of $50/month is not the cheapest, but it has the ability to drop to $45, $40, and then $35 if your payments are on time.


    • Straight Talk: 3G nationwide coverage through AT&T
    • Boost Mobile: 3G nationwide coverage through Sprint
    • Cricket Wireless: 3G nationwide coverage through Sprint
    • Virgin Mobile: 3G nationwide coverage through Sprint
    • MetroPCS: 3G nationwide coverage, limited 4G LTE coverage
    • Simple Mobile: 4G HSPA+ coverage through T-Mobile
    Most of the pre-paid carriers operate as mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), but a few own their own network. When it comes to 4G speeds, MetroPCS has their own 4G LTE network and Simple Mobile offers 4G HSPA+ coverage through T-Mobile.

    : The best network always depends on the coverage area in your location. Simple Mobile (T-Mobile 4G HSPA+) offers the fastest speeds out of the group, but I would go with Straight Talk (AT&T 3G) for the best average 3G speeds in the largest coverage area.


    • Virgin Mobile: Motorola Triump – $299.99, Android 2.2, 1GHz processor, 4.1″ touchscreen, 5MP camera, front-facing VGA camera
    • Boost Mobile: Samsung Prevail – $179.99, Android 2.2, 800MHz processor, 3.2″ touchscreen, 2MP camera
    • Straight Talk: Samsung Precedent – $149.88, Android 2.2, 800MHz processor, 3.2″ touchscreen, 2MP camera
    • Cricket Wireless: Huawei Ascend II – $129.99, Android 2.3, 600MHz processor, 3.5″ touchscreen, 5MP camera
    • MetroPCS 3G: Samsung Admire – $129.00, Android 2.3, 800 MHz processor, 3.5″ touchscreen, 3.2MP camera
    • MetroPCS 4G: Samsung Galaxy Indulge – $299.99, Android 2.2, 1GZ processor, 3.5″ touchscreen, 3.2MP camera, 4G LTE
    • Simple Mobile: Any T-Mobile smartphone, $124.99-499.99, specs vary

    : When it comes to the best Android phone from a traditional pre-paid carrier, I would go with the Motorola Triumph. It offers the largest display, fastest processor, and dual-cameras. Simple Mobile comes in second place since they support almost any T-Mobile phone, which offers the greatest number of choices.


    Pre-paid Android phones might not appeal to the hardcore fan since they lack the latest hardware and software, but they are a great choice for the average consumer. In the span of a couple years, we went from no decent pre-paid smartphones to attractive options on every pre-paid carrier.
    Whic pre-paid carrier do you think offers the best deal for Android fans?
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  9. cliqer

    cliqer Newbie

    Awh crap... now I gotta get a new phone. :D

    I'll be selling my Prevail the week that thing comes out. :p
  10. zbban1

    zbban1 Member

    DITTO! Gotta have this phone....:D
  11. cmizzle

    cmizzle Newbie
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    my only problem is i don't know if a wanna sell my prevail
  12. zbban1

    zbban1 Member

    My son already has dibs on my Prevail...and needless to say is getting impatient waiting for Oct. to get here...lol.
  13. cmizzle

    cmizzle Newbie
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    yeah they display model was just like a big tease...i was like why show me if you dont have it now lol...(im lying i asked him to see it and he told me they didnt have any i did it to myself)
  14. alekia

    alekia Newbie

    Once the new Boost phone comes out, won't it be better than the Motorola Triumph since it too will have dual-cameras, a 1Ghz processor, but also be running Gingerbread?

    Informative post though, thank you. :)

  15. cmizzle

    cmizzle Newbie
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    that's the whole reason i have not grabbed one of those triumphs yet
  16. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    I have a feeling when this new phone does make its appearance our prevail will just be like the red headed stepchild.....

    I know I would love to get that phone, better cpu, way better camera, and real keyboard, I like swype after getting used to it but really real keys. hmmm.
  17. Roguefoxx

    Roguefoxx Android Enthusiast

    I just got the prevail about a week or so ago, and I already can't wait for this new phone to come out. I came to the prevail from using the HTC Touch Pro and am really missing the keyboard. Other than that, I am very happy to have made the switch to Android. Now give me this phone already!
  18. zbban1

    zbban1 Member

    Check this out..........scroll down a little, info for the new phone/price....

    Samsung's Transform Ultra Landing at Boost Mobile

    Today, 9:00 AM by Eric M. Zeman updated Today, 8:47 AM
    Boost Mobile today announced that the Samsung Transform Ultra will be available starting October 7 for $229.99. The Transform Ultra is a successor to last year's Transform. It is a sideways slider that has a 3.5-inch display, 1GHz processor, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Boost Mobile's new iD packs (similar to Sprint iD). Other features of the Transform Ultra include a 3 megapixel main camera, VGA user-facing camera, Wi-FI, GPS, Bluetooth, and microSD card support (up to 32GB). It requires one of Boost Mobile's new Android plans, which have a $5 surcharge attached.

    Boost Mobile Adding $5 to Android Plans Starting Oct. 6

    Today, 9:00 AM by Eric M. Zeman
    Boost Mobile today announced that it is making some adjustments to its Android voice and data plans starting October 6, one day before the Samsung Transform Ultra launches. Boost Mobile is adding a $5 monthly charge to the cost of its Android smartphone plans. Its Monthly Unlimited plans will still include unlimited talk, text, and web. Existing Monthly Unlimited customers will be able to keep their $50 plan without the added surcharge, but any customer who upgrades to a CDMA-based Android phone after October 6 will be subject to the $5 monthly charge. Boost also announced that the Android plans will be eligible for its Shrinkage program, which drops the monthly plan cost by $5 for every six months of on-time payments.
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  19. zbban1

    zbban1 Member

    Anyone that does an ESN change/update will get hit with the $5 a month charge, but would we necessarily HAVE to report the new ESN since both the Prevail and the Transform Ultra are on CDMA? :thinking:
  20. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    How would you go about not reporting it?

    you do an activation of the phone, by web, by automated phone system, or by live operator the system still has to see the new esn for your phone to work.
  21. inigomontoyasr

    inigomontoyasr Android Enthusiast

    i came from the boost blackberry plan($60) when i got the prevail. i updated my phone (esn) with the web utility. they charged me the blackberry price for two months. i finally called to change my plan and they saw the date i swapped my phone. they gave me the proper credit and shrinkage status without hassle but i think the important thing is that they didn't update my plan automatically. if(when) i get the new boost android... hey five bucks gets three draft beers.
  22. 76ford90lx

    76ford90lx Guest

    So Boost wants to make people pay an extra $5 for the Android phones. Thats BS, they are finally starting to be like "the other guys" I guess since the first bunch of people are about to hit thier first $5 shrinkage that Boost has to recoup that money from somewhere lol...
  23. zbban1

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  24. kevincott

    kevincott Android Expert

    'For our current Monthly Unlimited customers, we hear you! Existing $50 Monthly Unlimited customers with Android devices as of Oct. 6 can keep their current price plan as long as they don
  25. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member


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The Samsung Galaxy Prevail release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 2MP camera, GB RAM, MSM7627-3 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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