Dish is teasing a new wireless plan called Boost Infinite to launch this fall.
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It seems that the Dish Network is taking a different approach to building a wireless network. Executives hosting an analyst event in Las Vegas today gave a few hints at their vision of this country's fourth wireless carrier, and it might involve a future where you can pay for a new iPhone in Bitcoins.

A new postpaid wireless plan called InfiniteBoost will be coming this fall, and the CEO of Boost Mobile showed off the plan's branding.

Imagine if there was a wireless carrier that embraced digital acceleration, the web 3.0 trends, to reshape the entire wireless experience. Or imagine if you could turn your unused data into a real digital currency.

Digital currency doesn't necessarily mean a new type of financing. Imagine if the wireless carrier paid you back.

First of all, what? We have to assume that the iPhones are under the category of “leveraging decentralized financing.


Maybe you will be able to trade in your unused minutes for NFTs when you pay for your next phone? Do you want doge for your data? Are they for apps? The possibilities are hard to comprehend. Project Genesis is the pilot program for its 5G network buildout, and early testers are rewarded with NFTs, among other things.

Doge for your data? Apes for apps?? The possibilities boggle the mind

The company intends to take on the big three wireless carriers under the "Boost Infinite" brand.