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Pay-as-you-go Sprint subsidiary Boost Mobile would like you to know that they've got LTE service. It's okay if you didn't - it's not as if they had any phones that could take advantage of the speedier standard. But that should be rectified in just a couple of weeks, when the HTC One SV And the ZTE Force (officially the "Boost Force by ZTE," because American carriers like to push around smaller OEMs) become available for purchase. You can pick both of them up on March 7th for $299.99 and $199.99, respectively and without contract. Meanwhile, over at the other prepaid Sprint MVNO, Virgin is repackaging the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE for $299.99.

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The One SV is a familiar beast, since it's been hanging out over on Cricket for the last couple of months. Three hundred bones gets you a 4.3-inch 800x480 LCD, a 1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of memory and 8GB of microSD-expandable storage, and a 5 megapixel rear camera with a 1.6MP front shooter. It also comes with HTC's ubiquitous Sense UI, NFC, and Beats audio. At 9.2mm it's appreciably slim, which might help ease the sting of a non-removable 1800mAh battery and Android 4.0. On Boost, you can have the One SV in any color you want, so long as you want red.

Boost is being pretty coy with the Force's specifications. The screen is 4.0 inches, but we don't know what resolution, the processor is 1.5Ghz and dual-core, but we don't know what chipset, and there's no word on RAM or storage, expandable or otherwise. They were careful to mention a 5MP/1MP camera setup, though. Not too bad for a $200 prepaid phone, especially since the Ice Cream Sandwich software appears to be close to stock.

The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE has already been hanging out on Sprint's main lineup. Virgin Mobile will use the budget handset as their first LTE phone, and it's available starting today. Three hundred dollars gets you a 4-inch WVGA screen, a 1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 4GB of expandable storage, and (a nice surprise) Android 4.1, fresh off the presses.

Sprint Newsroom: HTC One SV and Boost Force by ZTE

BusinessWire: Virgin Mobile USA Adds Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://twitter.com/s99nj S. Ali

    WiMax has a larger footprint than Sprint LTE, these phones ought to have WiMax radios included

  • maxrep1

    No Mobile Hotspot With LTE. I call Boost they said Yes, read articles seem too say yes. Went to boost store Bought HTC SV ONE LTE then .... Sales rep finds no place to add the hot spot in computer? She call Boost rep says No LTE Mobile Hotspot Phone rep get Supervisors Sup verified that's why there no option in computer only WIMAX Phone S2 Epic and HTC Desigh 4g. Can We say WASTE my time Phone returned.

  • maxrep

    Leaving Boost LTE mistakeThen Bought Wi-max S2 a week later my 2 yrs with Boost ends.

    Warning To People thinking about Boost Mobile Unlimited with Shrinkage.
    Boost lures you in to their Web with what you think is a good deal. The
    Problem is they Switch thing and to give you less and less.

    Back when i started boost it was Unlimited 3g Untrottled ( April 2011)
    shrinkage from $50 a month reduced down to $35 a month after 18 months
    of on time payments with the android Samsung Prevail.

    Then Boost announces ( May 2012 ) We will start "Throttling Your 3g Unlimited
    Data" Changing your unlimited to 2.5g then throttled after
    * Boost is on Sprint's network one of the slowest rated speed 3g*

    But Dont Worry!!! Boost Mobile Will Have "UNLIMITED" "UN-THROTTLE" 4G
    Wi-Max So Go!!! Buy our 300.00 - 400.00 dollar Wi-Max Phones!!!

    With "UNLIMITED" "UN-THROTTLE" 4G data
    ~ No Worries! ~
    Hey! Hey! Hey!!! Also 10 bucks a month Unlimited Tethering Too!
    Wow! Look at all those 4G Boost phones sold to good faith customers...

    Now 6 months later ( Jan 2013 ) Mmmmm Boost Says Sorry we changed our minds
    No grand fathering! Now only 2.5 GB then your Throttled 3g/4g

    We know what we said but to bad! No Grand Fathering.

    I
    Bought the s2 I had the 35.00 a month it was a Samsung Prevail Android
    Plan Then they wanted to me to pay 40.00 a month to Upgrade my Phone?

    No sorry

    No Grand fathering. Upgrade me to what I asked? The same fully
    Throttled plans. The reps trying to tell me android phones take so much
    data. I'm Like YOU THROTTLE the data don't give me that! I get no more
    data. You say one thing 4g unlimited un-trottled then take it back! Now
    you want 5.00 more a month for WI-max who's signal cant even penetrate
    12 inches inside most buildings! Why should I pay more to get less? The
    thing is that Boost will keep taking away from what they give you and then wants
    more money?

    I'm just warning would be New subscribers. I was the biggest Cheerleader when i join boost but now after 2 years seeing how the operate I have to warn you. The small
    print means WE CAN and WILL CHANGE THE TERMS. You can verify what I
    wrote in Google. I ask why Start with a company that tells you one thing
    and the switches left and right. Don't be fooled like I was!!!

    Last Note Sprint's/Boost/Virgin LTE has a hard time penetrating building
    like Wi-Max does I'm in Dallas TX until Sprint switches to 800mhz don't be
    fooled. You'll be sitting by the window with phone press up against it.
    Wi-max is 2500mhz and Boost/Sprints LTE is 1900mhz. Why does Verizon and Att LTE
    penetrate buildings so well they use 700mhz range its lower and penetrates
    farther. Sprint has 800mhz but no roll out to 2014-2015 est.

    Oh No Mobile Hot Spot for LTE phones on Boost Either

    Sprint's Owns ---> Boost/Virgin

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZQQEDNKVSVPO46PW5WJ6VW5SLE Denise

    Amazing phone by the manufacturers with latest OS and .5 GHz dial-core processor. The amazing part of this phone is it has got 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM and I'm vey happy for it. It has also got nice looks with 5MP camera along with 1MP front facing camera. I just love this phone forever....Great manufactures...!!!

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