Updated: Boost has extended the free phone offer for iDEN users switching to CDMA until November 17th. In addition additional free phones are available and credit toward any other Boost phone has been doubled from $50 to $100. Read on for the updated details.
If you're still rocking a Boost iDEN (Push to Talk aka Walkie Talkie) phone now might be the time to switch. The iDEN network is shutting down in June of 2013 and it looks like Sprint wants to move Boost iDEN subscribers to CDMA as quickly as possible. On Monday, Boost announced increased rates for iDEN holdouts on November 7th. Any users still left on iDEN can get a free phone or $100 credit for switching to a CDMA phone.
Here's the deal, current Boost iDEN subscribers can get a free Kyocera Innuendo QWERTY clamshell (reg $59.99), Samsung Factor flip phone (reg $29.99), Motorola Theory QWERTY candy bar (reg $29.99), Kyocera Hydro Android phone (reg $99.99), BlackBerry Curve 9310 (reg $99.99) or Samsung Array QWERTY slider (reg $59.99) or a $100 discount off the price of any other Boost CDMA phone. Customers will have to pay sales tax on the the full retail price of the free or discounted phone. The offer is good through Nov. 17th, while supplies last, and only at independent, authorized Boost Mobile dealers. It's not available online or at Radio Shack, Target, Walmart or Best Buy. You can use the dealer locator in the top right corner of the boostmobile.com web site find your nearest Boost Mobile authorized dealer.