Boost Mobile & Virgin Mobile USA Expand Referral Programs

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Sprint’s no-contract brands increase rewards for successful referrals through RewardStream referral software

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, Sprint’s no-contract brands, have each launched new promotions to enhance already-successful customer referral programs. In addition to rewarding existing customers for referring contacts that sign up for new wireless service, Boost Mobile referring customers can earn an additional $25 if the referred prospect activates a new plan with the purchase of any Samsung device. Virgin Mobile USA customers can earn an additional $10 for all successful referrals.

Both referral programs were launched in October 2013 to reward loyal customers for bringing their friends and families to the brands. The programs allow current Boost and Virgin customers to make referrals across a wide variety of channels including e-mail, social media and in-person.

  •     On Boost, once a new customer signs up as a result of a referral, both members receive an account credit of $25, up to a maximum of $500 per calendar year. The Boost fixed-term promotion gives an extra $25 to referring customers if the person being referred signs up and buys any Samsung device. Details can be found on the referral program website ( The promotion runs through April 22.
  •     With Virgin Mobile, the fixed-term promotion gives an extra $10 to both the referring and new customer if the purchase and activation is made by March 31, 2014. Details can be found on the referral program website (

Both referral programs are powered by RewardStream, the refer-a-friend software provider and leading authority on referral marketing. RewardStream’s refer-a-friend platform has built-in, flexible promotion functionality that allows brands to keep the engagement levels high within the referral program.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with RewardStream,” said Angela Rittgers, vice president, Marketing for Sprint Prepaid Group. “This innovative technology allows us to keep our no-contract customers engaged while earning rewards.”

“Our goal is to help our clients acquire new customers through referrals, and these referral programs are doing exactly that,” said James Christensen, CEO of RewardStream. “We are excited about the success of the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA referral programs and applaud their new promotions to better reward referring customers.”

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile, recently recognized by J.D. Power as “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Non-Contract Wireless Providers” and a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments no-contract service, where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited talk, text and data. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 278 million people, with no long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Samsung, , HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola and BlackBerry , ranging from entry-level to premium Android™ smartphone devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® Cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at

About Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA offers millions of customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk™ No-Contract plans with unlimited 3G data, and available 4G data speeds for mobile phone service, including Android™-powered smartphones and for prepaid Broadband2Go high-speed Web access on the Nationwide Sprint Network. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data plans, which start at $35, are ideal for those smartphone users hungry for the most connectivity and the least amount of voice minutes. Virgin Mobile-branded devices are available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Target, Walmart, Best Buy and RadioShack. Top-Up cards are available at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide. Experience Virgin Mobile on the Web at

About RewardStream

RewardStream was founded in 1999 and is a leading provider of referral platform solutions, operating in 39 counties globally. The company’s core focus is helping businesses grow their revenues by turning customer recommendations into a channel for acquiring new customers. RewardStream’s software has been used to acquire millions of new customers for some of the world’s largest brands. For more information, please visit

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