There may be lots of bargains out there for your next business smartphone purchase. For example, two prepaid Sprint subsidiaries are offering $100 discounts on the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
Boost Mobile announced the price break most recently in a release about the two new phones. Boost will be selling the iPhone 5c:
- with 16 GB for $449, down from the $549 price tag listed on the Apple website, and
- with 32 GB for $549, down from the $649 price offered by Apple.
The prepaid provider will also be selling the iPhone 5s
- with 16 GB for $549.99, also down $100 from the price listed by Apple,
- the 32 GB model of the phone for $649.99, and
- the 64 GB model for $749.99.
Virgin Mobile made a similar offer to customers earlier this month on both phones, 9to5 Mac reported.
Prepaid Offers Benefit Businesses
Prepaid phones offer benefits to both small businesses and other consumers. You’ll need to buy these phones at full price, of course — minus the discounts.
But benefits include no long-term contracts, generally lower monthly costs and the ability to move over to another carrier, if you wish.
Of course, both of these phones are available with contract and subsidies for considerably lower costs if that’s what you need to fit your business budget.
The iPhone 5s, Apple’s flagship phone, introduced back in September, starts at just $199 for 16 GB with a contract from various providers. Meanwhile, it’s budget conscious little brother, the iPhone 5c, starts at just $99 for 16GB with a contract and subsidies.
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Wow. I must say that I am not really the type that gets caught up in advertising but a $100 cut on the price sounds like a pretty good deal to me. What I am concerned about is the hidden charges. You may end up paying more for the phone considering that you’ll have to sign a contract with them for a given amount of time.
They are only selling the 5c right now. All of the 5s phones show “Out of Stock,” and no one in their sales department seems to know when they will actually offer them.
Makes me think if they made a deal with Apple to do this, so that Apple can get rid of their over-stocked, lower-than-expected selling Iphone 5c….
Disappointing development, David. Thanks for sharing that.
I agree it might be a marketing strategy from Apple showing out of stock products just so consumers will go for what is available. Actually, come to think of it, it’s not only Apple that do this kind of marketing strategy. A lot of other well-known companies also exercise this kind of strategy. From a business perspective, it is good. But being a customer, I would think it’s unfair. DOn’t you?
Any discounts and savings means a lot to most people in stretching the dollars. Sprint subsidiaries offering $100 discounts on the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will surely attract lots of customers this x-mas season.