The change gives customers more flexibility. Currently Boost requires all members of a Family Plan to have the same high speed data allotment, either 1.5 GB or 5 GB. Starting April 20, Boost will let customers mix and match data allotments within a family plan. In addition, the maximum number of lines in a Family Plan is increasing from four to five and new 2 GB and unlimited high speed data options will be available to Family Plan members.
Starting April 20, customers can build Family Plans using any combination of two to five lines of the following plans:
- $35/month - unlimited voice and messaging, 2 GB high speed data
- $45/month - unlimited voice and messaging, 5 GB high speed data
- $60/month - unlimited voice and messaging, unlimited high speed data
In return for having multiple lines, Family Plan customers get a discount:
- 2 lines get $5/month off
- 3 lines get $15/month off
- 4 lines get $40/month off
- 5 lines get $75/month off
To put this in perspective, five $35 plans with auto pay would cost $95/month or $19/line. That's $5/month less than Cricket and MetroPCS' cheapest five line plans.
Although the new Family plans are more flexible, the current ones are a better deal for 2, 3 and 4 line plans with 5 GB per line. The table below lists the current Family Plans. I've added the price of comparable new plans in parentheses.
|Included High Speed Data||2 Lines||3 Lines||4 Lines|
|1.5 GB (2 GB)||$70/month ($60)||$90/month ($90)||$100/month ($95)|
|5 GB||$70/month ($80)||$95/month ($115)||$120/month ($135)|
In addition Boost has some new, dealer only phone discounts starting April 20. Click the image below to expand it and see the details.