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Boost Mobile Launches New Plans With Growing and Unlimited Data

Sprint's Boost Mobile will be launching a raft of new plans tomorrow October 1st, including a $60/month plan with unlimited, unthrottled data. There are also two new plans with what Boost calls growing data. For every three on-time payments, which don't need to be consecutive, the customer gets an additional 500 MB going forward. Customers can earn up to 3 GB of growing data after 18 on-time payments. Here are the new plans:
  • $35/month ($30 with auto-pay) 2 GB of high speed data which grows to 5 GB
  • $45/month 5 GB of high speed data which grows to 8 GB
  • $60 unlimited, unthrottled high speed data
All three plans include unlimited talk and messaging. The $35 and $45 plans include unlimited throttled data after the high data allowance is used up.

The new plans will replace Boost's current monthly plans for new activations. Current customer's plans are grandfathered. If they want one of the new plans they need to do a plan change in the online My Account portal, at a Boost dealer or by calling Boost Customer Care. Customers switching to one of the new plans from a Shrinkage or 2 GB for Life plan will lose their shrinking payments or extra 2 GB of high speed data.

Device swaps do not affect the accumulation of growing data. If a customer on the $35 Growing Data plan upgrades to the $45 growing data plan they get to keep their accumulated data. However the reverse is not true, downgrading from the $45 Growing Data Plan to the $35 Growing Data plan will wipe out your accumulated data and make you start growing data from scratch.

Boost is also running a promotion from Oct 1 to Jan 3 at independent dealers only (dealer locater) that gives all new customers deep discounts on phones and free phones to customers porting from a non-Sprint based operator. The following phone deals are available:
  • Alcatel Onetouch Elevate reg $99.99, $19.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • Huawei Union reg $79.99, $19.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • LG Tribute reg $79.99, $29.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • LG Tribute 2 reg $99.99, $29.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • Nokia Lumia 635 reg $99.99, $29.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • Motorola Moto E reg $99.99, $29.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • ZTE Speed reg $99.99, $29.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • ZTE Prestige reg $99.99, $29.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • Alcatel Onetouch Conquest reg $129.99, $49.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • HTC Desire 510 reg $99.99, $49.99 with new activation, free with port-in
  • LG Volt 2 reg $149.99, $79.99 with new activation, $29.99 with port-in
  • ZTE Warp Sync reg $129.99, $79.99 with new activation, $29.99 with port-in
  • ZTE Warp Elite reg $179.99, $79.99 with new activation, $29.99 with port-in
  • LG G Stylo reg $199.99, $99.99 with new activation, $49.99 with port-in
  • All other devices $50 off with port-in
To be eligible for the port-in promotion customers must be coming from a non Sprint based carrier and must have been active with that carrier for at least 15 days. Activation on a Boost Mobile Monthly plan is also required for the phone discounts or free phones.

Boost also announced that it will be launching the LG G3 and LG G Flex 2 on Oct 4 on boostmobile.com and Oct 16 at Boost dealers. Both phones will be priced at $329.99.


Sprint also threw a bone to its long neglected Virgin Mobile customers. Effective Oct 8, data used streaming music from Pandora, iHeart Radio and Slacker will not count against user's high speed data allowances for customers on current unlimited plans, which are:
  • $35 unlimited talk, messaging and data with 1 GB of high speed data
  • $45 unlimited talk, messaging and data with 3 GB of high speed data
  • $55 unlimited talk, messaging and data with 8 GB of high speed data
Customers on eligible plans will automatically get free streaming music Oct 8. Grandfathered and promotional plan users and those on the $25 unlimited text, 500 minute plan need to switch to one the plans above to be eligible for unlimited streaming music.

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  1. Yet nothing for Sprint prepaid, not even unlimited throttled data.

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    1. Don't you get rollover data? And roaming? And free hotspot?

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    2. Sprint isnt really wanting to focus on their sprint branded prepaid as all their stores focus on the contracts. So they use Boost Mobile as their top prepaid brand. Boost has been around for quite some time as a dominate prepaid brand since nextel. Chirp chirp lol

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  2. LG G Stylo is 50 dollars with por in. I will go tomorrow and get it

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    1. The LG G Stylo isn't worth taking home. Tried one, took it back to Best Buy a week later. Went with Samsung. Way better.

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    2. What issues did you have with the G Stylo?

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  3. How good is Sprint's coverage around Stanford? Rest of the Bay Area?

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    1. You mean Frisco? There are many bays across the US.

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    2. There's no bay anywhere near Frisco TX.

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    3. Sprint is quite good around the south bay. I have it as my personal phone vs work phone on AT&T and I see no difference in coverage other than what I go to noman land..

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  4. Does Boost allow tethering?

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    1. They Do but it cost extra. 1GB for $5 or 2GB for $10

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  5. Why Does Boost mobile seem to be the underdog even with free phones and competitive plan prices, even beloved T-Mobile only gives you 1gb of data for $50 on prepaid. Is Sprints coverage that bad for most people?

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    1. The thing that separates T-Mobile from Boost appears to be T-Mobile having snappier ads and Legere.

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    2. Branding. Boost is predominantly an urban brand with an urban demographic. You won't find many business professionals sporting Boost Mobile.

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    3. "Branding. Boost is predominantly an urban brand with an urban demographic. You won't find many business professionals sporting Boost Mobile."

      Not sure what you mean. It's well known that Sprint works best in big cities (= urban). But there happen to be more business professionals in big cities than in the rural Dakotas. As for "branding", have you ever heard of business professionals when they go golfing showing each other the tiny cellular stamp logos (which aren't even on many phones, or BYOD even)? And berating each other if they have the wrong MVNO stamp?

      "You can't join my foursome! We have Sprint, but you have Boost.. Myaaah!"

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  6. How easy/difficult is it to move from VM to Boost? Girlfriend has a VM LG Optimus F3 (pretty sure it is a VM device) on VM. Just downgraded her from the older VM $45 plan to the new $35 plan noted above because she really didn't need the 2.5GB that came with her older plan and was happy to save the $10/mo. But, the Boost $30 with auto-pay for unlimited/unlimited/2 GB that grows to 5 GB is a far better deal.

    Not looking for the free phone deal. Would just want to move to the Boost plan. Can it be done via an intra-Sprint MVNO port with her current phone?

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    1. It should be easy to switch but you will need a new phone. Boost will not activate Virgin Mobile phones.

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    2. Call into customer service and ask them to migrate your number you will need you 6 digit pin amd your phone number. And yes dennis they will need to buy a new boost mobile handset. I recomend the zte warp elite its an awesome phone.

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  7. iPhone 6S, 16GB Gray costs $449.99 with coupon B6677847 at Boost.
    Does anyone know whether the $50 port-in credit will stack?
    After 1 year Boost will unlock the iPhone and it will work on any network (23 LTE bands, plus Verizon CDMA voice). This iPhone also does Sprint LTE carrier aggregation for faster LTE speeds, and supports T-Mobile Band 12.

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    1. are you sure the boost iphone 6s would work on any network?
      I am interested but need to confirm.

      thanks

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    2. The $100 coupon is online only, the $50 credit is in stores only so you can't stack them. If unlocked a Boost 6s should be compatible with the big four US networks.

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  8. One more question: any idea if paying an activation fee at the local independent dealer is required?

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    1. Per Boost Terms with dealer there should not be a fee but most store still charge you a fee of $10 to $25.

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  9. I think the boost iPhone unlock still renders it un usable on US carriers ? That is after 12 months. May be some one can confirm. They new rate plans seem nice and looking to try them out as well.

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    1. I unlocked a Boost Mobile iPhone 5S and am currently using it on T-Mobile in the USA. However, it was a nightmare of several calls/attempts at calling Boost Mobile over a course of several days. However, this was when they first started unlocking iPhones. Please read all the fine print such as needing to be active on Boost Mobile for at least a year with the device to unlock it.

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    2. HI Jesse,
      I'm glad i saw your post,
      My gf has an iphone 5s two years ago and I was wondering if it could be unlocked to work on tmobile though i haven't found a definitive answer on the internet.

      Does your iphone 5s work fully on tmobile? Does it support all bands?

      thanks

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    3. if the boost mobile unlocked iphones do work fully with tmobile, then i think they are the best places to pick up the latest iphones since they are cheaper and can work with all GSM and CDMA and you can always go back to boost mobile if they ever offer a even cheaper plans. correct me if i'm wrong, verizon, tmobile, att iphones don't work on sprint, but sprint iphones work on all carriers

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    4. Any recent iPhone that's been unlocked will work on all four national carriers. It doesn't matter where you got it from. I think Apple only makes one model to work on all four networks in the US. If a phone is unlocked it can't be blocked from use on US carriers, unless it's been reported lost or stolen.

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    5. There are two versions each of the latest iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, not one. Slight difference in the LTE bands. And the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and 5S iPhones were sold as a GSM-only model, so those do not work for regular voice calls on Verizon or Sprint.

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  10. Does anybody know if Tmobile allows you to purchase a phone online with your prepaid balance, or at least apply a portion of it to a new phone, say the iPhone 6/6s? I know Virgin mobile did, but remember somebody saying mobile doesn't, for some weird mobile reason.

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    1. You can't buy phones with yourT-Mobile prepaid balance. The "weird" reason is because they make more money this way. Also, I don't know any other prepaid carrier that allowed the use of service balance for retail purchases other than VM. You make it sound like T-Mobile is the exception, but they seem to be the rule.

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  11. This is the 1st time that Sprint has offered unlimited high speed data on a prepaid plan. I think it is a terrible decision, as now people can hack and tether away and just get a new account if they are caught. I get 70mbps + using CA on Sprint at my house - the torrent people will eat TBs of data at that speed.

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    1. MetroPCS has had an unlimited unthrottled data plan for awhile now and they seem to be doing alright. If Sprint wants to offer it, why do you care?

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    2. " I think it is a terrible decision, as now people can hack and tether away "

      The solution is for you to choose not to hack and tether away. Problem entirely solved.

      " the torrent people will eat TBs of data at that speed."

      The rest of us aren't trolls that rage at the idea that someone, somewhere is torrenting.

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    3. How people choose to use unlimited data is their business. Its up to Sprint to enforce its TOS or not offer unlimited data.

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    4. ^^ This is how many people think now. It's OK to cheat and steal if you can get away with it. The other party should have been more careful. How pathetic.

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    5. ... except no one has mentioned cheating or stealing.

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  12. Regarding unlocking phones from boost mobile

    see link:

    http://www.boostmobile.com/about/legal/ctia-regulatory/

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  13. The iPhone 5s never had band 12. That only came out on the newest iPhones the 6s and 6s+. Which is not on the list of phones boost will unlock. However, after 12 months of service maybe boost mobile will. I would think they would but there such a difficult carrier I wouldn't be willing enough to buy and wait a year to find out.

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  14. Sprint lost 366,000 prepaid customers in Q2, and many Boost customers pay late. So Sprint is going to bribe them to pay on time. It may work. Greed vs. procrastination and penny pinching.

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    1. Many prepaid customers pay late in the first place its prepaid for a reason. If you dont have the money to pay then you just go with out cell service and when you get the money you can turn the cell service on again.

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    2. Many prepaid customers pay late in the first place its prepaid for a reason. If you dont have the money to pay then you just go with out cell service and when you get the money you can turn the cell service on again.

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  15. and many prepaid customers just don't want automatic payments on a credit or debit card.

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  16. Hi my question is in this article you said that Boost was also going to get the LG g3 and the LG G flex to on October 4th on boostmobile.com and in stores on October 16th it is yet to appear on Boost Mobile's website why do you think that is? And you think that they're going to wait till the 16th to put it on website?

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    1. Both of them are on Boost now. I think it was a typo.

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  17. Hey Dennis. Do you have any info on the ZTE Prestige?

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