Boost Mobile offers Motorola Debut i856w


boost-mobileBoost Mobile, a division of Sprint, aims to further broaden its brand appeal which has traditionally targeted men, to reach out to female consumers. Their game plan to do so would be introducing the Motorola Debut i856w that was specially designed for fashion savvy consumers, where the handset itself throws in stylish ivory coloring alongside a flattering front and back detailing to make up a pleasant visual approach to the first slider handset from Boost Mobile.

Make no mistake, while the Motorola Debut i856w is no iPhone, that doesn’t mean it is a slouch when it comes to performance. We were told not to judge a book by its cover, but surely the Debut i865w won’t make you lose all of your friends instantly. Meant to create a striking balance of modern luxury and design edginess with its combination of subtle color tones, finishes and modern graphics, this stylish slider will glide open and close in one smooth motion for instant communication. Apart from that, you also get additional multi-media features including music playback, threaded text messaging (a personal favorite of mine as it sure beats trying to locate just what the last message from a particular contact was all about), one-touch instant access, a 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture and playback capability.

The Motorola Debut i856w is tipped to retail for $149.99 a pop with free shipping. You might want to pair this up with Boost’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan with nationwide talk, text and wireless Web. Among the features of the Debut i865w include :-

  • Nationwide Walkie-Talkie capability
  • Slider Design
  • Music Player with Standard Audio Jack
  • 1.3-megapixel camera with video
  • Stereo Bluetooth capabilities
  • GPS & Wireless Web-enabled
  • Multi Media & Text Messaging
  • Optional Removable Memory (microSD memory card slot)
  • High Resolution Color Display
  • Speakerphone with Voice-Activated Dialing
  • Downloadable Games, Wallpapers and Real Music Ringtones

Guess this deal applies only to those who reside in the US.

Press Release

6 reviews or comments

lupita beltran Says: November 22, 2009 at 2:42 am

Hello, well first I wanna say that I already owned a boost mobile phone(i776) it was a nice phone and like boost mobile service very much but there’s still work to be done. Some features boost mobile provides are not very appealing to me, for which I also own a Cricket mobile phone which has much better features and is definetly faster in txt, picture, web service and phones some are much better looking and receives picture msgs and ringtones from almost any mobile service phones. But when I recently saw the new boost i856 my eyes just went “WOW, I WANT THAT PHONE!” so I sold my i776 so I could get the new boost phone but since I saw it in Radioshacks ad I wanted to see it first hand BEFORE buying it to see if I really liked it(design&size). Really didn’t have the time to see what features it had, reason for which Im here…after reading all the features it has and how easy this phone is to use, I will definetly be buying it this upcoming weekend, blackfriday to be exact! Thanx for the help : ).

Adam Says: December 7, 2009 at 12:25 am

I want to say that i bought a boost mobile back in august and i have to say i am enjoying their services. Sure i occasionally get a dropped call or a text doesnt arrive properly, but hey, you can’t beat the deal! I mean no other company has a deal like this. Folks if you are having trouble with the text messages i recommend you go out and buy the i856 or the i9. These new phones that boost mobile has just came out with have better sevice and more accessories. I have the i856 slider and i am very impressed with what the phone comes with. Before i bought the i856 i had the i776 and I recommend to everybody don’t buy this phone it is garbage, spend the extra 50 dollars and get the i856 slider. I barely ever have dropped calls and almost all my texts make it there and back. Also one more thing before i go, there customer service is phenomonal! Before i swithed to boost i was with verizon and there customer service is shitty, ex.- my phone broke and not my fault cuz i never dropped it at all, and i asked verizon for my money back that i just put on the phone and they pretty much said tough luck!! WTF?! With boost i had texted a service that required subscription and i didnt know it and i called them and told them i had 8 dollars taken from my account and i don’t know why. They put the 8 dollars back in my account and blocked the service for which i was charged for!! Folks Don’t complain bout the text messages because in all actuality the deal cannot be competed with. Thank You

Joni Says: December 31, 2009 at 12:02 am

I am considering getting this one upgrading from the i776w. The i776 phone was good for a while, but now its broken, and ive only had it 6 mos… Which kinda ticks me off… :P But The service was great, and i’d totally recommend it

Delaney Says: March 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I also owned the i776 and it broke after 8 months. Not too sure about purchasing another Boost Mobile phone yet. I do like the features of the new i856, so I guess I’ll wait for some more reviews before making a purchase. I was hoping to see a lot more positive reviews for this phone by now!

snj017 Says: April 20, 2010 at 5:08 am

I am looking to upgrade my boost phone I currently have the old i830 and was considering the i776, however I also may want the i856w any suggestions to my decision.

Amanda Vest Says: August 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

How do i go about buying a i856w?

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