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Updated: Boost Mobile to Launch Double the Data For Less Promo Tomorrow

Sprint's Boost Mobile is notifying its dealers that beginning tomorrow Sept. 3 it's cutting the price of all three of its monthly plans by $5/month and doubling the data. Unfortunately it looks like this is a limited time promotion that's due to end Nov. 3. During the promotion Boost's plans will look like this:
  • $35/month (was $40) unlimited talk, text and data with the first 1GB (was 500MB) at high speeds
  • $45/month (was $50) unlimited talk, text and data with the first 5GB (was 2.5GB) at high speeds
  • $55/month (was $60) unlimited talk, text and data with the first 10GB (was 5GB) at high speeds
At this point I have no other details about this promotion. I'm trying to find out more and will update this post as details come in. Boost promotions are typically for new customers only but I'm hoping this one applies to current customers as well. I also hope that if it is for new customers that Boost will allow them to keep the lower price and/or increased data after Nov 3. But at this point I really don't know.

Given the way Sprint has been bleeding customers, I feel they need cut all their prices across the board. A temporary price cut and data increase might bring in new customers but many will walk when the price goes back up. Current customers never take kindly to new-customer-only promos, it's essential for Sprint to give current customers an incentive to stay.

Update 2PM PT 9/1/14: Good news. Nothing official from Boost yet, but I'm hearing that dealers were told during a conference call today that current customers will be able switch to the promo plans. Also users in the promo will be able the keep the promotional rates and data indefinitely as long as their plans stay active. 


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  1. They need to make this permanent. If you notice, Boost has been uh, "boosting" itself with all kinds of short term things but if they hope to maintain numbers, they have to do something more permanent.

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  2. I never knew Boost even had a plan above 2.5gigs, thanks.

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  3. This would be ridiculous if it is ONLY temporary. Since BOTH Boost & Virgin are owned by SPRINT, my guess is that their "connection" must be about the same...I WAS with Virgin, but the connection ( even in the City of San Francisco was abysmal!) ; left for ( T-mobile MVNO) PTEL and have NOT looked back.

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    1. That's what I've been saying. Sprint has coverage in my area but the sound quality is so poor that I can't make calls. Sprint might work for data but if you need to make calls it's unusable.

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  4. Wow.....I have a feeling that the new Sprint CEO is not any better than the old one, they both have no clue how to run a wireless Co....time to dump Sprint share, that Co. aint going nowhere.

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    1. It's a little premature to draw that conclusion. Give the guy a chance, he just got started for gosh sake!

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    2. And you DO know how to run the company? This new CEO probably hasn't even set up his office yet but has brought some attractive plans to both Sprint and Boost Mobile. Your hysterical!

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  5. Dennis, do you think that there is a POSSIBILITY that SPRINT ( and its subsidiaries like Boost & Virgin) and hell, for that matter VERIZON, will switch to GSM in the anywhere near future? By operating a CDMA network and their "limited-can't -take -it -anywhere -else" phones, SPRINT will never recover, much less expand.

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    1. LTE with VoLTE will eventually replace both CDMA and GSM. LTE is SIM based so it will be difficult for Sprint and Verizon to keep their "our phones only" policies.

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    2. Don't be too sure about that. Many (most?) Sprint LTE handsets have "integrated" SIM cards that are not removable or replaceable by the end user, thus effectively super locked to sprint with two serial numbers.

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    3. Early Sprint LTE phones did have embed SIMs but since the iPhone 5 most newly released Sprint LTE phones have removable SIMs. Sprint still won't unlock their phones for use on other domestic operators and doesn't even let you swap SIMs between two Sprint phones without calling CS.

      But Sprint has signed the CTIA's unlocking agreement that will require Sprint to unlock phones released after Feb 2015 that are technically compatible with other domestic carriers once they are out of contract or after up to one years use on prepaid.

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  6. Me thinks a few chairs have been moved around just a bit on the deck of the Titanic.

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  7. Anyway what is the real difference between Boost and Virgin?

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  8. wow these are some very aggressive new plans, 10gb for only $55. Here in Miami I'm getting
    download average of 32 Mbps with my GS5 on Boost.

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  9. I'd like to see VM offer something similar!

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  10. Sprint and it's prepaid division must do something better than this to remain competitive. They can offer all of the data that they want but if the network behind it is substandard then the customer is paying for a service that they are not receiving.

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    1. I know I'm paying for phone service on Sprint that doesn't work for phone calls. Isn't that great!

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  11. Dennis -- If it is of any help to you, CNET's article on this price cuts says: "The offer, which is valid between Wednesday and November 3rd, is available to both new and existing customers."

    Here's the link: http://www.cnet.com/news/boost-mobile-cuts-prices-doubles-data-in-limited-offer/

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    1. Thanks for the lik, I've learned independently that the offer is available to existing customers and that users can keep the promo rates and data increase indefinitely. See the updated post.

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  12. Do you still get a 100 dollar port in crédit.

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    1. YES that as well.

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    2. The port in credit ended 6/30. There's a $50 credit for buying a phone priced at $99.99 or more and activating it on a new line on the $40, $50 or $60 plan. I don't know if it will be honored on the promotional plans.

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    3. Actually in store only until September 30 they still have the $100 port-in promotion. You can combine both also.

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  13. So all the carrier owned prepaids (vm next too ) . All of them offer prices that meet or beat similar plans offered by MVNO's plus have a soft data cap. Hard acts for the MVNO to follow.

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  14. Sprint MVNO's will need to become niche players. Once upon a time, they were the more expensive option for the credit challenged, but that won't work anymore, as the big guys are playing in that space now. They need to find a sweet spot where they can compete and sell it like crazy. For example: Ting, 2 lines, low use < $20. Nobody else like that.

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  15. 10 gigs of hi-speed data is crazy good. I'm paying $55 dollars per month with Cricket (AT&T). Just wish that they continue to sell the 10 gigs plan, like when Aio was doing.

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  16. I am going check out boost coverage in my areas. If I can save 30$ a month I will consider a switch to boost Mobile's.

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    1. You should. I just made the switch and I'm very impressed, but in my area the network upgrades are done. Find out if the upgrades are done in your city, if they are then you won't regret it specially with these new plans.

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    2. Keep in mind that Boost and Virgin Mobile don't have any roaming. They only work on the Sprint native network. Compared to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile prepaid which has roaming there's a big difference in coverage.

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    3. roaming blah blah blah. at&t prepaid gophone has no roaming. if you want roaming, then go postpaid. anyways, so what about roaming if you stay in areas where coverage is good for your provider. never needed roaming. if you need more coverage, then use another service with wider coverage.

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    4. Comparing AT&T's coverage with Sprint's coverage makes no sense. You don't need roaming on AT&T GoPhone. Other carriers roam on the AT&T network.

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    5. "if you want roaming, then go postpaid. anyways"

      Or go to Selectel Wireless, an MVNO which uses the Verizon postpaid network. Similar to PagePlus, but on a bigger network.

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  17. Boost is still throttling speeds for video streaming. Sprint is simply killing itself softly. A poor plan is now made worthless.

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    1. Every MVNO and prepaid carrier is like that. Unless you sign up with postpaid. I have Boost and the videos on Youtube look great.

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    2. Sprint postpaid is also throttling video to 3g.

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    3. Cut the price and doubled the data, how is this worse ?!

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  18. This is some very aggressive pricing and the I think the data allotment is just about perfect. Most user will easily bucket into the 3. This is either going to kill a bunch of MVNOs or this will start even a bigger pricing bar. The only the other non-carrier branded MVNOs have an edge is international calling and texting. I am curious why people still sign up on contract plans with the carriers, even the phones are better much better now.

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    1. Phone subsidies, family plans, roaming, cust service.

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    2. Phone pricing except the top/top flag ship is becoming very grey. You can buy a very nice partially subsidized Virgin or Boost phone for very little money. Family disconnect are being offered as well by MVNO with $10 off additional line.

      I wouldn't consider customer service is any better at the big 4. I haven't had the need to call the MVNO with the exception of the initial few days of activating a line... Calling AT&T and Verizon is still a very unpleasant experience.

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    3. " Calling AT&T and Verizon is still a very unpleasant experience."

      I've only dealt with Verizon, of those two. The customer service was terrible. The customer service at Virgin is a little better. The customer service at Selectel, an outright MVNO, is superb.

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    4. I have needed to call AT&T a couple of times within the past year and CS on the phone was quite good, easy to understand, and solved my problem quickly. Much better than any MVNO I have used, and I've used several. My father likes the service he gets at the local corporate store too.

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  19. I predict that that we'll see lower prices from the Tracfone/AM providers ( even they they sort of started this thing in a way )

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    1. Interesting, what do you predict?

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    2. M y $50 net10 plan is starting to look less competitive.

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    3. Is Boost not considered an MVNO ?

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    4. No, Boost is one of Sprint's own brands or prepaid service. MVNOs are independent companies that resell service they buy from a mobile network operator.

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    5. Exactly, Dennis. Boost, Virgin, and Cricket are pseudo-MVNOs, looking like an MVNO to the casual consumer, but really nothing other than a Chevy to GM or Plymouth to Chrysler. A marketing scheme.

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  20. Yes it does -

    "M y $50 net10 plan is starting to look less competitive. "

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