Virgin Mobile, Boost Launching 4G WiMAX Service

By Joseph Palenchar On May 21 2012 - 4:01am




WARREN, N.J. – Virgin Mobile USA is entering the 4G market with the launch of the WiMAX-enabled HTC Evo V 4G Android smartphone and two data-only devices, all of which will be available at the end of the month.

For its part, Boost Mobile will also launch 4G WiMAX service.

Both prepaid brands are owned by Sprint, and the devices use Sprint service.

For Boost, the HTC Evo Design 4G Android smartphone will be available on May 31 for $299 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. It will be also be available in June at Best Buy, Radio Shack and Walmart.

For Virgin service, the HTC Evo V 4G and the two data-only devices will be available beginning on May 31 at VirginMobileUSA.com. They will then be available in June at major retailers and at select independent dealers nationwide, the company said.

The Virgin data-only devices are the $149 Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hot spot from Sierra Wireless and $99 U600 3G/4G USB stick from Franklin Wireless. The HTC Evo V 4G Android smartphone will be available for $299.

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