Boost Mobile, BlackBerry BBM and International Calls, the Perfect Combination

Unlimited BBM Plan launched with BlackBerry Curve 9310 and International calls to mobile phones in Mexico.

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boost Mobile, a leader in the mobile industry offering no-contract wireless services and with prize-winning plans presented another novelty in the industry, Unlimited BBM™ offering unlimited access worldwide to the BlackBerry ® Messenger (BBM ™), calls and text with payments down to $30 a month. Continuing with Boost Mobile’s trend of offering more options and better value and flexibility, this offer is available with the BlackBerry® Curve 9310 smartphone in stores nationwide for $99.99 (excluding tax).

“We have collaborated with RIM to improve the line of mobiles and launch the first no-contract BlackBerry smartphone at less than $100”

Blackberry Messenger, BBM, is available to all BlackBerry users the world over, and is one of the largest social networks with over 56 million active clients worldwide. Clients can communicate in real time and chat with friends at immediate speed, with instant answers and read confirmation. BBM also goes beyond chatting with over 1000 connected applications available for download in the BlackBerry App World. BBM applications offer an interactive social experience which is not available on any other smartphone platform.

“We have collaborated with RIM to improve the line of mobiles and launch the first no-contract BlackBerry smartphone at less than $100,” said Andre Smith, vice-president of Boost Mobile. “This innovative device corresponds to the most accessible BlackBerry service plan in the wireless industry with reduction payments and calls, texts and unlimited BlackBerry Messenger Worldwide.”

Boost Mobile will reduce the rates for its International Connect plan for an extra $10 for calls to mobiles in Mexico, giving the lowest rates per minute in the industry*. This will include calls for 5¢/min to mobiles in Mexico and unlimited calls to ALL landlines in Mexico, in addition to:

  • Unlimited calls to more than 30 countries, including Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Brazil (fixed lines in certain cities)
  • Reduced rates to fixed lines and mobiles in over 200 destinations, including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador and the Philippines
  • Unlimited international text messages from the USA (iDEN and CDMA networks), Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (CDMA network only)

Customers with the International Connect plan for an extra $10 per month will automatically be granted the new reduced rate of 5¢/min as part of the plan. For further information, please visit www.boostmobile.com/internationalconnect.

*Based on the competitive commercial information available since June 15, 2012.

As with other unlimited monthly plans offered by Boost Mobile, the $45 unlimited BBM plan offers clients the chance to be compensated for simply making payments on time. For every six payments on time, clients see their monthly payment reduced by $5, eventually paying as little as $30 a month for unlimited calls and texts and access to BBM worldwide. Payments need not be consecutive to qualify for this saving.

BlackBerry Curve 9310 offers consumers all the power of BlackBerry messaging and familiar social applications centered on BlackBerry Curve’s form factor. The smartphone is available at exclusive Boost Mobile stores, independent distributors around the country and online at www.boostmobile.com including shipping at no extra cost. They are also available at Best Buy stores.

Messaging on the BlackBerry Curve 9310 is easier with the full QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad. As well as chatting in real time using BBM, clients can share large multimedia files (up to 6 MB), including images, voice messages, calendar entries and places. The smartphone also includes Wi-Fi ® capabilities, providing users with the chance to enjoy unlimited data. The smartphone’s main features include:

  • A key dedicated to BlackBerry Messenger
  • Text and Email (supporting Yahoo!®, Gmail® and Hotmail®)
  • 3.2MP camera and flash
  • Fast Internet surfing
  • BlackBerry® 7.1 OS
  • Access to thousands of applications and games in the BlackBerry App World™
  • Access to Facebook®, MySpace™, Twitter®, YouTube® and more
  • Stereo Bluetooth®
  • Wi-Fi and GPS1
  • FM radio included
  • Great battery life (up to eight hours talking or 18 days standby; up to 70 hours playing music with headphones)

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid service brands and recently acknowledged by JD Power and Associates as “The highest qualification in the buying experience among no-contract wireless providers”, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for consumers with its monthly unlimited plan with the reduction of payments with no service contract, where the longer you stay, the less you pay, with payments on time for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, email and 411 calls. Boost Mobile offers nationwide services in the Sprint national network, reaching over 281 million people, and the Nextel National Network, reaching over 281 million people, with no activation or long distance charges. Boost Mobile offers a variety of quality phones by LG, Motorola, Research in Motion (RIM), Samsung, Sanyo and ZTE, which go from entry level to Android ™ Smartphones available around the country in nearly 20,000 retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Family Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless distributors and HSN, a main commercial television network. Re-Boost ® Cards are available at approximately 100,000 establishments around the USA. Experience Boost Mobile on the Internet on Facebook and Twitter and buy products at www.boostmobile.com.

The BlackBerry and RIM related families of brands, images and symbols are exclusive property and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

1 Service available with the $60 BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited Plan

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