Boost Mobile prepaid brand began offering customers who purchased select phones at Walmart 50 minutes of no extra cost domestic voice roaming per month. Boost has now extended the free roaming perk to users whose phones did not come from Walmart.
Unfortunately, roaming is still limited to customers with specific phones and plans. To use roaming you must be using one of the following phones;
ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fling, ALCATEL ONETOUCH Conquest, ALCATEL ONETOUCH Elevate, HTC Desire 626s, Huawei Union, LG G Stylo, LG Tribute 2, LG Tribute 5, LG Volt 2, LG Tribute 2, Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE, Samsung Galaxy J3, ZTE Speed and ZTE Prestige.
I'm surprised that none of Boost's flagship phones like the iPhones or Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 are allowed to roam. The flagships are offered on Sprint's postpaid plans which include roaming so they clearly have the hardware and software needed to roam. The lack of roaming support foe them on Boost seems to be an arbitrary and unnecessary restriction that's likely to annoy some of Boost's best customers.
In addition to the phone requirement you must also be on one of Boost's current monthly plans:
- $35/month 2 GB Growing Data Plan
- $45/month 5 GB Growing Data Plan
- $60/month Unlimited Plan
- $35 Monthly Family plan with 1.5GB High Speed Data
- $45 Monthly Family Plan with 5GB High Speed Data
Update 3/9/15: According to a Boost Mobile spokesperson, unlimited SMS and MMS roaming is included provided the customer has not used up their 50 minutes of voice roaming in the current month.
In other Boost Mobile news, the $2 and $3 Boost Daily Plans have been discontinued. These plans were targeted at customers who were too broke to pay for a full month of service on their plan expiration date. Customers could visit a Boost Store and restore their service for a few days using what little cash they had. It was a lousy deal. The $2 plan was only available with feature phones and the $3 plan, which offered the same unlimited talk, text and data as the $60/month plan, for $90/month was basically a 50% tax on the poor. Customers currently on a daily plan are grandfathered can stay on it indefinitely but daily plans can no longer be switched to or activated.
In place of the daily plans, Boost is now giving monthly plan users who miss a plan payment up to 60 days of free incoming calls and texts.
Source: Boost Mobile