Boost Mobile offers a few different prepaid cell phone plans that you may want to familiarize yourself with. If you’re looking for an affordable plan with Boost, check out our Editor’s Pick.
Boost Mobile Plans
With Boost Mobile plans, you pay for the service you want beforehand. There are no contracts, so you can stay with them for as long as you want. Alternatively, if you’re ready for something different, you can easily leave and switch to another carrier—they also offer hotspots with all of their plans, so you can share your data with other devices.
Some Boost Mobile plans come with unlimited talk, text, and data. The unlimited talk and text come without any caveats, but the unlimited data usually comes with a catch. For instance, some plans offer high-speed data, which may be throttled, or slowed down, during times of network congestion.
Let’s Talk Tip: After you use your allotted data amount, speeds are reduced to 2G until monthly plan cycle ends. Your hotspot usage does draw from your high-speed data allotment.
Boost Mobile Unlimited Plans compared
|Unlimited GIGS||Unlimited Plus|
|Data Speed||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Data Prioritization||Using more than 35GB may cause reduced speeds||Using more than 35GB may cause reduced speeds|
|Video Streaming Speed||480 p (DVD Standard Definition)||HD Streaming|
|Roaming||50 domestic voice roaming minutes||50 domestic voice roaming minutes|
|Add-on Mexico and Canada||Extra $5/month for unlimited calls and texts from U.S. 8GB of Mexico roaming data||Extra $1/month for unlimited calls and texts from U.S. 8GB of Mexico roaming data|
|Add-on International||Extra $10/month for unlimited calls to landlines in 70+ countries. 200 minutes to select mobiles in 50+ countries.||Extra $10/month for unlimited calls to landlines in 70+ countries. 200 minutes to select mobiles in 50+ countries.|
|Full Details||Boost Mobile Unlimited|
Boost Mobile also offers several plans with unlimited talk and text and limited data. With a limited data plan, your data will slow after you’ve used your data allowance and will reset at the end of the month. If you want more data, you can buy additional data packages online. Boost Mobile offers the following limited data plans:
- 3GB plan: Unlimited talk and text, 3GB of data, hotspot, taxes and fees included
- 10GB plan: Unlimited talk and text, 10GB, hotspot, taxes and fees included
- $hrink-It plan: Unlimited talk and text, 15GB, hotspot, taxes and fees included
Pay as little as $35/month for 15GB of data with Boost Mobile’s $hrink-It plan
The 3GB and 10GB plans work the same way—you have your same monthly pricing as long as you’re a Boost Mobile customer. With the $hrink-It plan, your cost goes down the longer you have the plan. After 3 months of service, your plan drops from $45/month to $40/month, and after 6 months, the price drops to $35/month, which is a great deal given the fact that you get 15GB of high-speed data.
Boost Mobile Extras
With Boost Mobile, you have the option to customize each plan with add-ons like international service, data packages, and high-definition (HD) streaming.
Each add-on will appear on your monthly bill unless you manually remove it using your account
If you want to make calls to people outside of the U.S., you can pay an additional monthly fee for international services. For instance, for an extra $1/month you can have unlimited calls to and from Mexico, and unlimited calls to Canada. You will also have up to 8GB of data roaming in Mexico if you have an international capable phone.
If you’ve reached your data cap and your internet service has slowed, you can add on extra high-speed data to your plan. Simply go to your Boost Mobile account and click “Plan and Add-Ons,” then click, “Change Add-Ons Only.” Choose the data package you want then follow the prompts to finish your payment. Each plan has different restrictions when buying more data. To see if you qualify, check out Boost Mobile’s data FAQ page.
High Definition Add-On
For better video streaming, gaming, and internet surfing, you can add HD services to your monthly plan. Buying this add-on might not make a noticeable difference if you’re just streaming on your phone. Phone screens are so small it can be hard to differentiate between HD and SD. If you’re using a hotspot and streaming on a laptop or TV, the HD package may be worth it.
Boost Mobile Family Plans
Boost Mobile boasts some of the best family plans in wireless. With competitive pricing and offering mobile hotspots at no extra charge on all family plans, they are a good option for your family. Remember though, Boost Mobile runs on the Sprint network. Before you commit, check out the Sprint coverage map and see what coverage looks like in your area.
Let’s Talk Editor’s Pick
Boost Mobile Phones
There are three ways to get your hands on Boost Mobile phones. If you’ve been with them for at least one year, you can take advantage of the BoostUP! program. You can also bring your own phone (if it’s compatible) or buy one outright from Boost.
you can get Boost Mobile phones from popular brands like apple, samsung, and lg
Boost Mobile’s BoostUP! program allows you to buy a phone via monthly installments. It’s only available to loyal customers who have made at least 12 monthly payments on time and have an account in good standing.
If you’re a new customer to Boost Mobile and don’t have your own phone, or your phone isn’t eligible with their network, you will have to purchase a new device outright. You can buy a phone from them online or in participating stores. If you buy the phone online, you are guaranteed to have it within seven days. Once it arrives, you can pick a plan and activate your service online.
Bring Your Own Phone
Boost Mobile allows you to bring your own phone to their network, however, keep in mind that not all phones work on their network. To check if your phone is compatible type in your phone’s identification number (AKA, IMEI) into Boost Mobile’s IMEI finder. If the search engine says your phone isn’t compatible, you will have to buy a new phone.
You can see Boost Mobile phones below.