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15 responses to “Boost Motorola i1 Launch on June 20th Confirmed via Indy 500 TV Ad”

  1. Doakie

    You’re kidding me. Best Buy has an exclusive over this phone? The actual brick and mortar Boost mobile stores won’t even get this handset? That’s stupid. I remember when Sprint gave BB the exclusive launch of the Instinct HD for a couple weeks, but then in Washington state our BBs don’t carry Sprint. So I had to wait 2 extra weeks to get one. Idiots.

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  4. bub

    First. Speak english. Sprint is basicly giving it all to boost. I’m paying 99 for the same thing at sprint. I guess I will go to boost.

  5. bottomline

    So is this phone going to be exclusively for boost ? Or will u be able to activate it thru sprint as well ?

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  7. Christopher Price

    Bottomline, our latest information indicates that Nextel will be selling the i1 as well, and that there won’t be any exclusive on the Nextel side.

    There may be some lead time as Boost may have dibs on the first batches from Motorola. It appears that Sprint is shifting focus of promoting iDEN over to Boost, and actually encouraging people to sign up for Boost at this point.

    Sprint probably wants to push Nextel as to be an under the table offering, for corporate customers already attached to the service. They want new customers fixating on 4G, not PTT. Because of this, I doubt there’s a rush to launch the i1 on Nextel.

    Those that are sticking with Nextel aren’t going to defect away from Sprint, and if they do, it will be to Boost that won’t be a huge loss for them.

    And yes, I wrote this long comment to explain how Nextel will die. This is the first step on that process, Boost getting favoritism.

  8. bottomline

    Thank u very much chris, very good explanation. That actually makes all the sense in the world.

  9. Steve

    “First. Speak english. Sprint is basicly giving it all to boost. I’m paying 99 for the same thing at sprint. I guess I will go to boo” That would be First, speak English. Spring is basically giving it all to boost. I am sorry, but the English and grammar were giving me a headache. (typical hypocrites, scream speak English then can’t even spell.)

  10. Steve

    “And yes, I wrote this long comment to explain how Nextel will die. This is the first step on that process, Boost getting favoritism.’ Untrue if that was the case, the Nextel side would not keep creating new 2 way phones. The Nextel side isn’t going anywhere.

  11. EP

    Believe that if you want to, Steve…

  12. bottomline

    Exactly, u can believe whatever u want… Strategically it makes all the sense in the world.

  13. BoostMobile8330

    Rumor has it that Boost will soon have another Android device , the Rio. It will be on the CDMA side. Unless you need or use the PPT, I would never go back to the iDEN network after 3 years with a Motorola i855e then bought the BlackBerry from Boost. This i1might have WiFi but it is still on the iDEN network, too slow. The CDMA network is so much faster. I would like to see if Boost gets the Rio Android device on the CDMA side and see the price I might pick one up.

    Never go back to the iDEN network again. Android or no Android.

    Sent from my BlackBerry® by Boost Mobile

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