The $50 flat price goes on sale beginning Jan. 22 to new and existing customers. It includes taxes and other fees.
Main competitors MetroPCS Communications Inc. and Leap Wireless International Inc.'s Cricket brand offer similar plans for between $45 and $50, although taxes and fees are extra. Those plans are also limited to a few hundred cities that fall within the companies' cellular networks. Irvine, Calif.-based Boost is piggybacking on Sprint's nationwide Nextel-branded network.
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