This is big news Windows Phone fans as Sprint has just announced they will once again be carrying Windows Phone as part of their device line up. Starting December 23, next Tuesday, Sprint will offer the Lumia 635 on their Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile networks and for Sprint customers they will have it as part of their pre-paid program starting January 16.
The Lumia 635 will be offered on all three of the networks as a no contract option but will be eligible for their unlimited talk, voice and data programs.
The announcement means that all four of the major US mobile carriers – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint – are carrying at least one Windows Phone device. AT&T and T-Mobile have been the two that have been furthest ahead when it comes to support for the platform while Verizon has still yet to release the Lumia Cyan update for the Lumia Icon. Hopefully Sprint will add some fuel to the Windows Phone fire in the United States as there is now, literally, no limit on any carrier.
Here is the full Press Release from Sprint this morning.
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint and Microsoft will proudly showcase a renewed partnership with the announcement of Lumia 635 arriving across multiple Sprint brands beginning with Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile on Dec. 23. It will be available on Jan. 16 to Sprint postpaid customers. This is the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone to launch on Sprint’s network and the first Lumia Windows Phone available to Sprint’s prepaid customers.
Both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA offer budget-conscious, no-contract wireless plans, including unlimited talk, text and data options. Lumia 635 will be available in cyan at www.boostmobile.com/lumia635 and in white at www.virginmobileusa.com for $99.99 (excludes taxes). Starting Jan. 9, Lumia 635 will also be available at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealers nationwide and later in the month at select national retail locations. Sprint pricing will be shared at a later date.
Lumia 635 is a powerful device for the smart shopper looking for something new. Cortana, your personal digital assistant, helps manage daily tasks and can set reminders based on time, location and people – so you know if traffic is backed up before your appointment across town. The nimble Windows Phone 8.1 operating system combined with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.2GHz quad-core processor and enhanced LTE access (where available) make for fast browsing and multitasking capabilities on the Sprint 4G LTE network, currently serving 540 cities.
The Windows Phone home screen provides a smooth overview of your life, keeping all emails, upcoming appointments, websites and contacts front and center. Windows Phone 8.1 offers a revamped notification system, people can set up custom shortcuts within the Action Center for everything from Bluetooth to music to the camera, and certain alerts can easily be previewed without opening the app in question. Familiar Microsoft services are also available, including Office, Skype and OneDrive.
“We are excited to welcome Lumia 635 as our first Windows Phone on our two no-contract brands – Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA – providing customers the ultimate in financial flexibility and choice,” said David Owens, senior vice president, Product Development. “This device is the showpiece for our reinvigorated relationship with Microsoft, and we know our customers will appreciate all they can do with the powerful Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Our Sprint postpaid customers will experience this device right after the new year.”
“We are pleased to partner with Sprint and offer even more U.S. customers the opportunity to choose Lumia smartphones,” said Matt Rothschild, head of North America sales for Microsoft Mobile Devices. “The Sprint, Boost and Virgin brands have great synergy with the value represented by the Lumia 635 – a great, affordable smartphone that delivers uncompromised experiences to help people do more.”
On Boost Mobile
The Data Boost Plans provide an affordable way for consumers to match their specific data needs. At $35 per month, Boost Mobile provides one of the lowest prices for an unlimited talk, text and full-speed data prepaid plan among major carriers.
For more details, visit Sprint online or your local Sprint retail location