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By Danielle Babbington

In search of a new, affordable smartphone? With summer coming, maybe something waterproof? How about a smartphone with an embedded stylus for a soon-to-be graduate? How about a device with a big, brilliant display for watching movies? Whatever you are looking for in a new phone, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA have you covered with the launch of Hydro REACH by Kyocera, LG Stylo 2 and Samsung Galaxy J7, each priced under $230.
 
Get wet and wild this summer with the Hydro REACH by Kyocera, available Friday, April 15 from Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA for $99.99 (plus tax). This device, the next generation of the popular Hydro Edge, offers up a 5-inch qHD display with a 5-megapixel rear-facing and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Enjoy the textured back cover for improved grip, while the rounded edges feel comfortable in your hand.

 
Additional features include:

  • Waterproof and dustproof1 with Wet Touchscreen Operation
  • Android™ 5.1 Lollipop OS
  • 3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE
  • 8GB ROM/1GB RAM
  • 2,160mAh battery
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon® with 1.1GHz Quad-core processor
  • Mobile hotspot capable
  
Now introducing the next generation of the LG G Stylo – the LG Stylo 2 is a sleek and stylish smartphone priced at $179.99 (plus tax) and is available Friday, April 15 from Boost Mobile and Monday, May 9 from Virgin Mobile USA. Upgraded with the latest version of Android Marshmallow, the new and enhanced LG Stylo 2 features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with Gesture Shot. The smartphone features  2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory (up to 9.72 GB usable) and Qualcomm® Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor. With a 3,000mAh battery, you can enjoy hours2 of talk time, music and games.
 
Additional features include:
  • 5.7-inch HD IPS display with embedded stylus
  • 3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE
  • Mobile hotspot capable

Available Friday, April 15 from Boost Mobile and Friday, April 29 from Virgin Mobile USA, the Samsung Galaxy J7 priced at $229.99 (plus tax) focuses on delivering high performance for tech-savvy consumers at a surprisingly accessible price. A big, brilliant 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display provides sharper text for reading and clear picture quality for watching movies. The longer battery life helps you get through the day and Ultra Power Savings Mode extends standby life for critical times.3 The 13-megapixel camera can help you take high-quality photos that capture more detail. And with an octa-core processor, Galaxy J7 helps you run games and load apps much faster. Packed with essentials, the Galaxy J7 has what you need to keep up with your busy life.
 
Additional features include:
  • HD Super AMOLED display
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with quick launch and 5-megapixel front-facing with flash
  • 16 GB ROM/2 GB RAM4
  • 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor
  • Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow OS
  • 3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE
  • Mobile hotspot capable
 
Boost Mobile Growing Data
Boost Mobile customers can earn up to 3GB more high-speed data for their monthly plan by making on-time payments. Growing Data is available on the $35 Unlimited and $45 Unlimited plans5. Boost also has a $60 Unlimited plan that includes unlimited high-speed data. In addition, Boost offers a $5 monthly discount with Auto Re-Boost enrollment6, free7 mobile hotspot8 and unlimited streaming music9. For more information on Boost Mobile plans, visit www.boostmobile.com/growingdata/.

 
 

Virgin Mobile USA Unlimited Plans
Virgin Mobile USA has you covered with three unlimited plans packed with data and limitless music streaming. The $40/month plan with unlimited data, talk and text and 4GB of high-speed data is one of the best values in the prepaid industry. Need even more high-speed data? Virgin Mobile has Data Packs10 available as an add-on to your monthly plan for $5/1GB and $10/2GB per month. Customers can stream music11 through their Virgin Mobile device without it counting against their high-speed data allotment. It currently works with Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker, 8tracks and Samsung Milk Music, with additional music-streaming providers coming soon. 
 
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1 Phone meets requirements of IPX5 for low-pressure water spray and IPX7 for immersion. Phone will not operate under water and should be dried as quickly as possible when wet. To ensure that your phone maintains water resistance, make sure the battery door is properly sealed.
2 Actual battery time may vary depending on network connectivity and application use.
3 Fast charging requires Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) or Quick Charge 2.0-compatible charger to work.  Testing under laboratory conditions.  Results may vary.  Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.
4 Portion of memory occupied by existing content.
5 Once plan’s high-speed data allotment reached, speeds reduced to 2G speeds until monthly plan cycle ends
6 Account must remain enrolled in Auto Re-Boost; un-enrollment from Auto Re-Boost will increase plan cost by $5/month; Auto-Re-Boost requires registration of valid credit/debit card.
7 Hotspot draws from customer’s plan’s data allotment or limited to 8GB if on the $60 unlimited plan.
8 Available on select hotspot-capable devices. May connect up to 10 devices.
9 Unlimited Music Streaming: Some streaming partners may require paid subscription or assess other fees. Cloud streaming, song downloads, video content, non-audio content and other data sent by streaming partners (e.g., pic advertisements, album art) excluded. Hotspot data not included. Available from select content providers. Visit http://www.boostmobile.com/datafreemusic and check list, as more services may be added. Other terms: Boost reserves the right to modify, extend or cancel offer at any time. Offer, prohibited network use rules and other restrictions apply. See boostmobile.com or in-store materials for details. ©2016 Boost Worldwide, Inc. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
10 Data Pack add-on available for monthly plans only. Data: Data Pack access ends after plan's applicable allowance reached or 30 days from purchase date. Actual speeds may vary.
11 Limitless Music: Some streaming partners may require paid subscription or assess other fees. Cloud streaming, song downloads, video content, non-audio content and other data sent by streaming partners (e.g., pic advertisements, album art) excluded. Hotspot data not included. Available from select content providers. Visit http://www.virginmobileusa.com/datafreemusic and check list, as more services may be added. Other terms: State and local sales taxes/fees may apply when adding funds to accounts. Available in select markets/retail locations. Coverage not available everywhere. Offer, prohibited network use rules and other restrictions apply. See virginmobileusa.com or in-store materials for complete details.
 
Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.; use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.
 
Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, and Super AMOLED are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics America Co., Ltd.

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