May 22, 2013
Boost Mobile Combines $1 Phone Days Promotion With Giving Back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boost Mobile will donate $1 for each phone sold to a new customer during campaign
IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 22, 2013 - Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry and ranked “Highest in Purchase Experience among Non-Contract Wireless Providers” by J.D. Power and Associates1, is bringing back its most successful handset promotion to shatter the chains of long-term contracts and to deliver an affordable path to an improved wireless experience when switching to Boost Mobile.
This year’s promotion, called $1 Phone Days, will run May 29 through June 1 and be available only at authorized Boost Mobile wireless dealer locations. Customers who switch to Boost Mobile in these participating locations and activate on a new Monthly Unlimited Plan with Shrinking Payments can choose from the waterproof2 Android™-powered Kyocera Hydro, LG Rumor Reflex, Samsung Array or Samsung Factor, each priced at just $13.
This year’s promotion will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), a leader in driving positive impact in communities across the country, with a charitable contribution from Boost Mobile tied to this four-day promotion. Boost Mobile will donate $1 for each new customer who signs on with the $1 Phone Days promotion to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with a minimum donation amount of $25,000.4 A portion of the funds raised will go to local Clubs in select communities and used for summer learning programs, including preventing summer learning loss, mentoring and Internet safety.
“Boost dealers locations are gearing up to support this limited-time opportunity to reduce the out-of-pocket cost for consumers craving an award-winning wireless experience on an unlimited plan that rewards their loyalty by shrinking monthly payments over time,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “We continue to give back to our customers with shrinking payments, and will also give back to many of their communities with this Boys & Girls Clubs of America partnership.”
“We are excited to partner with Boost Mobile to provide the youth we serve with access to enhanced summer learning,” said Evan McElroy, senior vice president of marketing and communications at BGCA. “This support helps Clubs give kids fun, engaging experiences and critical summer learning opportunities in a safe place staffed by positive adult role models.”
Boost’s Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments plans start at $50 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text, email and calls to 411. Unique from the competition, for every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plans shrink by $5, up to $15 per month in total. On-time payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next saving milestone. Boost Mobile provides its customers even greater value during this promotion with unlimited calling to all mobile phones and landlines in Mexico for just $15 a month when added to a Boost Mobile monthly unlimited plan.5
To find a participating retail location visit http://www.boostmobile.com/stores/
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts and nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 283 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from BlackBerry, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola and Samsung, ranging from entry-level to Android™ smartphone devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Family Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® Cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
1 Boost Mobile received the highest numerical score among non-contract wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Non-Contract Wireless Purchase Experience StudySM – Vol. 1. Study based on responses from 3,533 consumers measuring 7 non-contract wireless providers and measures opinions of consumers who purchased a wireless product or service within last 6 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-December 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
2 Certified waterproof for IPX5 and IPX7. Phone meets requirements of IPX5 for low pressure water spray and IPX7 for water immersion. Immersible for up to 30 minutes in up to 3.28 ft. (1 meter). Phone is inoperable under water and should be dried as quickly as possible when wet.
3 May be subject to sales tax and other fees, depending on state and region.
4 $1 Phone Days promotion not available for online sales and only in participating independent wireless dealer locations.
5 $15 International Connect Mexico Mobile promotion ends June 6, 2013 and available only for Boost monthly plans.
Danielle Babbington, 949-748-3418