Boost Mobile will soon offer a new iDEN Series, walkie-talkie enabled, clamshell cell phone, the Motorola i412. It is ideal for wireless users craving an uncomplicated phone for talking, texting and walkie-talkie functionality. The i412 enables instant communication through Boost Mobile's nationwide walkie-talkie service, allowing consumers to connect with friends and family with a simple push of a button.
With its straightforward flip design, the i412 features iTap, a predictive text entry technology that helps customers send text messages in a flash. Additional key features include a VGA camera with zoom, Web access, GPS functionality, Java support for games and apps and Bluetooth technology.
The i412 is one of the latest walkie-talkie phones to offer push-to-talk (PTT) service operating on Sprint's iDEN network, the fastest national push-to-talk network. Last December, Sprint announced Network Vision, a multi-year initiative to provide an enhanced network experience for its customers that will include faster, more robust broadband PTT service. As part of that initiative, the company said at that time that it plans to continue to offer devices on the iDEN network into 2013 when it expects to begin to phase out iDEN cell sites as the newer push-to-talk broadband capabilities become more widely available on the company's CDMA network.
The Motorola i412 cell phone will be available with the Boost Mobile's $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage plan, where the longer you stay, the less you pay simply by making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, a Boost Mobile customer's monthly cost will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $35 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, email, IM and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.
Price and Availability
The i412 will be available on June 13 for $69.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile's exclusive retails stores, select independent wireless dealer locations across the country and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. In late June the i412 will be available in major retail outlets nationwide.