featured
featured
PhoneDog Media Exclusive
Download iM5, now available in the App Store and Google Play. iM5 is a PhoneDog Media backed Social Platform to inspire real-life action through the crowdsourcing of ideas. See the video

Boost Curve 8330

Huge news on the prepaid front this evening, as BGR reports that Boost Mobile will be receiving the BlackBerry Curve 8330 later in the month.

The Curve 8330 will join the Boost line, along with the Sanyo Incognito and Mirro, on January 13th.  Pricing will be $249, $149, and $99, respectively.  Boost Mobile plans will offer unlimited calling, text messaging, and web browsing, and will be $70/monthly for Curve users.  The standard $50/month charge will apply to the Incognito and Mirro.

I'm not a fan of Boost Mobile's iDEN offerings due to past (and present) issues with text messaging and slow data connectivity, but with the BlackBerry Curve 8330 being a CDMA device, I would be more than willing to pick up one myself.  Unlimited (reliable) calling, text messaging, and web sounds like a good deal to me.  Why spend $99 monthly on a Sprint Curve 8330 when you can spend $70 monthly on a Boost Mobile Curve 8330?

We've seen prepaid BlackBerry devices appear on T-Mobile and MetroPCS in the past, but a third prepaid carrier being added to the mix shows a continued push by RIM into the consumer market.  With pricing like $70 per month, it also throws the theory that "prepaid is more expensive than postpaid" on its head.  Yes, the price of the device is costly upfront, but the value of no contract and $240 in yearly savings is worth it to me.  What say you?


Don't forget to VOTE! Each week, PhoneDog Fans vote for their #1 smartphone in the Official Smartphone Rankings. Vote now and contribute to the industry's most relevant weekly ranking charts


Products mentioned in this Article



eBay prices for the BlackBerry Curve-8330 Titanium


Related posts



Comments & discussions  




Most popular Videos
Most popular Videos
Most popular Videos

Most popular Reactions
Most popular Reactions
Most popular Reactions

This weeks "People's Choice Rankings" best smartphones
People's Choice Rankings


See all hot devices