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Boost Mobile to expand retail outlets

Prepaid carrier Boost Mobile announces that it will open 50 stores by year's end.

With prepaid carriers enjoying good times in this recession, Sprint Nextel subsidiary Boost Mobile is preparing to reap the benefits. Matt Carter, Boost's president, told Reuters that his company will open 50 new retail stores by the end of the year.

The new outlets, which will open around the country in cities like Atlanta, New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, will only sell Boost phones and services. Currently, Boost operates just three stores in Miami, Los Angeles, and Houston. Boost products are available at some Sprint retail locations, but they're typically regulated to a corner of the store.

Boost has been aggressively expanding its offerings in the past few months. In January it announced a $50-per-month unlimited plan for calls, texts, and data.