Boost Mobile prepaid brand announced the availability of a new $30/month Data Boost Up promotional plan today. It includes unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text and picture messaging and unlimited data with the first 2 GB at full 3G/4G speeds. Video streaming is limited to 3G speeds After 2 GB is used data speeds, including video, are reduced to 2G levels (about 128 Kbps) for the rest of the month.
The Data Boost Up plan is available to new and existing customers. An LTE phone and auto pay using a credit or debit card is required. If the customer cancels auto pay the plan cost increases to $40.
The $30 plan is a promotional offer that will be available until 5/31/15. Presumably Boost will follow its long standing practice of grandfathering promotional plans so that customers who enroll while the plan is active can keep it indefinitely.
The table below shows where the new plan fits in Boost's lineup.
|Name||Price (plus sales tax)||Voice||Text/MMS||Data 2|
|Daily Unlimited||$2/day 1||unlimited||unlimited||2.5GB/mo. hi-speed|
|Daily Unlimited||$3/day 1||unlimited||unlimited||2.5GB/mo. hi-speed|
|Data Boost Up||$30/month with auto pay||unlimited||unlimited||2 GB hi-speed|
|Data Boost Up||$35/month with auto pay||unlimited||unlimited||2.5 GB hi-speed|
|Data Boost||$35/month||unlimited||unlimited||1 GB hi-speed|
|Data Boost||$45/month||unlimited||unlimited||5 GB hi-speed|
|Data Boost||$55/month||unlimited||unlimited||10 GB hi-speed|
2 Unlimited 3G and LTE data is throttled to 128Kbps or less for the rest of the plan month after the hi-speed data allotment is used up.
I wonder if AT&T's Cricket and T-Mobile's MetroPCS prepaid brands will respond to Boost's $30 plan with new promotions of their own. Their closest comparable plans are Cricket's $35 (with auto pay) 2.5 GB plan and MetroPCS' $30 1 GB plan.
Related: Prepaid Operator Profile: Boost Mobile