Boost Mobile has introduced the Motorola Clutch + i475, successor to the Clutch i465, a candy-bar QWERTY, iDEN series smartphone with a larger display screen for cost-conscious, text-heavy customers who want to get more out of their conversations with friends and family. With an improved keyboard for text messaging and walkie-talkie functionality, Clutch + i475 enables a better communication experience so customers can get the most from their wireless device.
Key features of the Clutch + i475 include threaded messaging for streamlined texting, Bluetooth technology, Web and email access, VGA camera and GPS. Plus walkie-talkie with Boost Mobile or Nextel Direct Connect services.
The Clutch + i475 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 Clutch + i475 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 Clutch + i475 is available now for $99.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile's exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations across the county and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. By the end of the month Clutch + i475 will be available in major retail outlets nationwide.