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Boost Mobile to tack $5 onto monthly Android Unlimited plans beginning October 6th

Brad Molen

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Does the Samsung Transform Ultra quench your thirst for a prepaid high-performance Android handset? That'll be an extra $5 a month, please. Boost Mobile sneakily attached the announcement to the end of this morning's press release like it was a Congressional bill, casually mentioning that its monthly Android Unlimited plans will see the additional charge as of October 6th. Grandfathered customers won't be affected -- at least, not until they upgrade to a new Android device, at which time they'll also be assessed the extra cost. Times they are a-changin', it seems. Head below to see the full announcement.

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Android Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage Offer Coming Oct. 6
Effective Oct. 6, Boost Mobile will add an additional $5 monthly charge for unlimited data
and messaging services offered on Android-powered devices. Like the existing Monthly
Unlimited plan, the new Android plan includes unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, email
and calls to 411. In addition, the new Android Monthly Unlimited plan will still come with
shrinking payments where the longer you stay, the less you pay. For every six on-time
payments, the cost of a new customer's Android Monthly Unlimited plan will shrink by $5,
eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month, only $5 more than the current Monthly
Unlimited with Shrinkage. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next
savings milestone.

For our current Monthly Unlimited customers, we hear you! Existing $50 Monthly Unlimited
customers with Android devices as of Oct. 6 can keep their current price plan as long as
they don't let their account expire. Existing Monthly Unlimited customers upgrading to a
CDMA Android-powered device on or after Oct. 6, will add a $5 monthly charge on their
current monthly payment without losing any of their accrued Shrinkage savings.

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