Lauren Goode

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Boost, Virgin Mobile Roll Out No-Contract LTE Phones

Virgin Mobile today said that it would sell the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE smartphone with the company’s BeyondTalk unlimited data plans, marking the first LTE phone the wireless brand is offering without a contract. The smartphone is available for $300 with plans that start at $35 a month. Boost Mobile, another Sprint-owned brand, is now offering the HTC One SV phone for $300, along with Boost’s $55 Android Unlimited monthly plan. The smartphone will run on Sprint’s 3G and 4G networks (where available).


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus