Dish’s Boost Mobile adorns the affordability of its first exclusive 5G device, the Celero5G, which the company said fills a gap in the market by offering an affordable 5G option at a price level below $ 300.
Boost Mobile already offers a number of 5G-compatible devices, including Motorola, Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone models. Celero5G is the first exclusive 5G device. The smartphone will be available later this fall, Boost Mobile said, and it is now taking pre-orders online. Boost said that both new and existing customers until October 31 can get the device as well as 12 months of unlimited talk, text and data (you will be bumped down to lower network speeds after using 35 GB) and a free phone case for $ 279.
“Subscribers have told us loud and clear: they want speed, cool features and a reasonable price. Celero5G is built to make 5G affordable, ”said Stephen Stokols, head of Boost Mobile.
“As LG left the mobile device market and created seismic changes in the vendor landscape, we saw an opportunity,” said a Boost Mobile spokesman. The edge. “LG’s departure left a significant gap in the Boost series. Celero5G is the answer to fill that gap. ”
According to a Boost Mobile press release, features of the new smartphone include a 6.52-inch screen; four cameras, including triple rear cameras; 4 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM memory that can be boosted with an SD card; and a 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging, which supports up to 36 hours of battery life.
Boost Mobile’s ability to get its customers to upgrade their devices is especially crucial right now, as it faces a deadline in January 2022, when T-Mobile US plans to shut down the older CDMA Sprint network, which is still used by many by Boost’s customers. Boost has signed a new $ 5 billion, 10-year network service agreement with AT&T that cements its growth from T-Mo’s network – although a seven-year network access agreement for Boost was an important part of the agreements with the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission that allowed Sprint / T-Mobile US merger to continue. Boost has protested the closure of the CDMA network, and the US Department of Justice has reportedly expressed “serious concerns” about this shutdown, meaning it will have to quickly migrate millions of customers to new devices to ensure they continue to have access to a network when the old Sprint CDMA network is taken offline.
As of June this year, Boost had nearly 8.9 million customers — mostly Boost subscribers, but Dish has added its customer base through acquisitions of other MVNOs like Republic Wireless, Ting Mobile and most recently Los Angeles-based Gen Mobile.