Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA are launching a budget Android smartphone on Sprint’s network for only $70, called the Alcatel Dawn. So far this is the cheapest Android phone for 2016.

Alcatel Dawn Features

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
  • 4.5-inch TFT touchscreen display
  • 5MP rear-facing camera
  • 3G/4G LTE
  • 8GB ROM/1GB RAM1
  • Mexico roaming capable2
  • 1,780mAh battery
  • 1.1GHz quad-core processor
  • Mobile hotspot capable


Phone Plans

Boost Mobile

Customers on Boost Mobile or those looking to join the network can earn up to 3GB of high-speed data by making monthly payments on time.


Called Growing Data, it lets customers earn 500MB of extra data per month after every three payments that are made on time. Up to 3GB of extra data can be earned after 18 payments made on time.

Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile now has three unlimited phone plans that all have unlimited music streaming. The starter pack is a $40/month plan with unlimited data, talk and text and comes with 4GB of high-speed data. As add-ons, Virgin Mobile is offering Data Packs where customers can buy extra data: $5 for 1GB and $10 for 2GB per month.


Virgin Mobile’s unlimited music streaming currently works with Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker, 8tracks and Samsung Milk Music, and additional music providers are coming soon.

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are both MVNOs that use Sprint’s network, so check to make sure there is coverage in your area here.

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