Boost Mobile Launches Industry-First Prepaid Plan Tailored for Miami Customers Calling and Texting to Cuba
Cuba Monthly Connect Plans start at $50/month and include lowest introductory rate per minute among prepaid carriers to call Cuba and unlimited free texting to Cuba; customers can also get a free 4G LTE device when porting their number to Boost from any carrier
In celebration of the new plans Boost will donate $10,000 to Roots of Hope
MIAMI (BUSINESS WIRE), April 16, 2015 - As relations between the U.S. and Cuba evolve, Boost Mobile is leading the way in making it simple and affordable for Miami customers to connect with friends and family by launching the first and only prepaid calling plan for consumers calling Cuba.
Starting at $50 a month, Cuba Monthly Connect includes unlimited talk, text and data with 15 minutes/month1 voice calling to Cuba and unlimited international texting from anywhere in the U.S. Cuba Monthly Connect plans save consumers money and the hassle of buying separate calling cards. This limited-time offer is available only at authorized Boost Mobile wireless dealer locations in the Miami area.
In addition to the new Cuba Monthly Connect plans, for a limited time new customers can get a free 4G LTE phone plus an additional free 25 minutes during the first month of service to call Cuba when they port their number to Boost from any carrier2.
Current customers can also take advantage of a limited-time offer and get a total of 50 minutes to call Cuba and unlimited international texts for only $153, which comes out to the industry low rate of 30 cents/minute during the promotion.
“Cuba Monthly Connect is the perfect plan for Miami residents looking for the best value to call Cuba,” said Dow Draper, president of Boost Mobile and Sprint Prepaid. “With the recent government expansion of relations with Cuba, and Miami being an important market for the Boost brand, we wanted to combine a promotion with a way to give back to Cuban-Americans and make it easier for them to call friends and family in Cuba.”
Cuba Monthly Connect Plans
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|Minutes to call Cuba||15 minutes/month||15 minutes/month|
|Texting to Cuba||Unlimited||Unlimited|
The launch of this new plan will benefit Roots of Hope, a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower the youth of Cuba so they may become the authors of their own futures. Boost has made a commitment to donate $10,000 to the charity. The donated funds will help support programs like Tech4Cuba, which provides youth in Cuba the tools – cell phones, flash drives and tablets – and skills necessary to build a better future for themselves.
“Boost Mobile has supported youth organizations since the brand’s inception in 2002,” said Draper. “Roots of Hope is a wonderful organization that helps empower Cuban youth, and we look forward to working with them and donating resources to their cause.”
“Our mission at Roots of Hope has quite literally been to boost the connectivity of youth in Cuba so that they can more fully realize their potential,” said Raul Moas, executive director-Roots of Hope. “Boost Mobile understands the power of technology to empower people and communities alike, and it's simply awesome to be working together in building bridges between youth on and off the island – one phone call and text message at a time.”
For additional information view the Boost Mobile Cuba Monthly Connect Press Kit.
About Boost Mobile
Established in 2002, Boost Mobile, part of the Sprint Prepaid Group, redefines value for wireless consumers with more data for less and no long-term commitment to a subscription contract. Operating on the Nationwide Sprint 3G Network for data and the Nationwide Sprint Network for voice services, both reaching more than 281 million people respectively, as well as the nationwide Sprint 4G LTE Network, which reaches more than 270 million people. Its award-winning customer service has been recognized more than eight times. Learn more about Boost Mobile online on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.
About Roots of Hope
Roots of Hope, or Raíces de Esperanza in Spanish, is a for-purpose, nonpolitical organization composed of students and young professionals who work together to empower youth in Cuba through personal exchange, technology and entrepreneurship. Since its founding in 2003, Roots of Hope has collected thousands of cell phones and other hardware for youth on the island with the sole purpose of providing them a means to connect with each other and the world at large.
1 Lowest per minute rate of 33 cents is for the first 15 minutes included in Cuba Monthly Connect plans. Thereafter standard rate of 99 cents per minute apply.
2 Offer ends 5/31/15. In select markets only. Available for new monthly plan activations in select markets and porting from non-Sprint related carriers at participating dealers, while supplies last (excludes boostmobile.com or national retailers). Required payment of first month’s service. Only select devices eligible. Discount applied towards purchase of phone; excludes taxes. One-time, 25-minute add-on to Cuba available only for monthly accounts and expires when minutes depleted or 30 days from purchase date.
3 Offer ends 5/31/15. The total 50-minute bucket may be delivered in two 25-minute allotments. Each one-time, 25-minute add-on to Cuba available only for current monthly accounts and expires when are minutes depleted or 30 days from purchase date.
4 Unlimited features are on-network only; international services extra.
5 Video streaming limited to 3G speeds. 3G/4G speeds subject to coverage/device availability. Once plan’s applicable 3G/4G data allotment reached, speeds (including video) reduced to 2G speeds for remainder of plan cycle and restored when new plan cycle begins.
Danielle Babbington, 949-748-3418