Boost Mobile for Texting Teens

According to a recent Nielsen report, the average U.S. mobile subscriber now sends and receives more text messages than they do mobile telephone calls. And not surprisingly, teens are the texting leaders - youth ages 13 to 17 tapped out about eight text messages for every phone call.

If you have a teen that loves to talk and text -OR- is begging for a fancy new phone so they can stay connected with friends, Boost Mobile, the prepaid division of Sprint Nextel, is launching the stylish Motorola Clutch i465 handset just in time for back to school shopping. It's affordable, dependable and is designed for the texting addict.

This candybar phone comes with the popular full QWERTY keyboard, so your teen can text a mile and minute; a camera with 4x zoom and video capture, so they can send multimedia messages to family and friends. Additional features include GPS, Wireless Web, Walkie-Talkie, voice-activated dialing and hands-free speakerphone.

Best of all, frugal parents will love the price tag - the Clutch can be used on Boost Mobile's Monthly Unlimited plan which provides UNLIMITED, nationwide talk, text messaging, wireless Web and Walkie-Talkie, all for one flat rate of $50 per month. No need to worry about exceeding minutes or sending too many texts! And as always with Boost Mobile, there are no additional taxes, no contracts and no credit checks. Boost Mobile's $50 Monthly Unlimited Plan can save families up to $695/year in comparison to similar prepaid plans.

The Clutch handset will be available online at for $129.99 during the mid-June timeframe and thereafter at select retail stores.