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Boom Mobile Adds New $24.99 Plan for 3G CDMA Devices

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Boom Mobile, an MVNO operating under Verizon, is considered as one of the newest carriers in the market. In the past few months since it has been launched, many have been pleased because of its low priced plans that already include voice, text and data.

Earlier today, the MVNO added a new $25 plan to its lineup. The new plan includes 500 MB of 3G data, unlimited text and minutes. The plan includes basic voicemail and is available for 3G CDMA devices. This is a new plan on top of the other two plans Boom Mobile introduced just a few weeks ago.

With today's announcement, Boom Mobile's plan lineup is now:

  • $19.99/month - includes unlimited talk and messaging, no data, 3G phones only
  • $19.99/month - includes unlimited talk and messaging, 250 MB of data, LTE phones only
  • $24.99/month (NEW) - includes unlimited talk and messaging, 500 MB of data, 3G phones only
  • $29.99/month - includes unlimited talk and messaging, 2 GB of data, LTE phones only
  • $34.99/month - includes unlimited talk and messaging, first 2 GB at high speeds, LTE phones only
  • $39.99/month - includes unlimited talk and messaging, 5 GB of data, LTE phones only
  • $44.99/month - includes unlimited talk and messaging, first 5 GB at high speeds, LTE phones only

Boom Mobile throttles data at 128 Kbps speed, the same as Verizon's throttled data. It is, however, faster compared to Expo and the TracFone brands. 


Source: Boom Mobile US

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  1. when total wireless offers 5gb data for 35 dollars, no one will take boom mobiles 2b data for the same price

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    1. I will, every time, so will the many family, friends and business lines I administer. No one I advise/administer does America Movil brands, if they insist on a Movil brand they are on their own. The few who have gone Movil always regretted it, came crying back about how they should have heeded the warnings.

      No America Movil brands, ever.

      BTW besides the fact that Movil is based on theivery of and total disregard of the customer Boom's service is superior in that it offers full Verizon post-paid network coverage (full roaming on all partners) for talk text and data. Total? That's a big NO WAY, no roaming at all. If you need a phone for deep in the boonies that is just another reason to toss Total aside and not fall for the carrot of a "bargain" that really is not. In the end the better bargain is never doing business with a Movil brand.

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    2. Booms plan is 29.99 for 2GB WITH tax and fees included. Total Wireless is 35 for 5GB plus taxes that for me amounted to 42.60
      Boom has a plan that is 39.99 with tax included while Total's after tax is more expensive for the same amount of data.
      Even on price alone Boom still beats Total, not counting everything else they beat them on.

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    3. "Boom has a plan that is 39.99 with tax included"

      That is true the 39.99 5GB with tax included is better than the Total wireless 35 5GB plan because after tax the 35 become 40,42,43 etc.
      Plus, do you really want the America Mobile Total Wireless crappy service and very questionable business practices like data disappearing and PINS going inactive? Good luck using your 5GB with Total before they magically disappear!
      I cant believe people still hadn't had enough of America Movil brands.

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    4. Just chiming in to say that the Theftfone family isn't worth mentioning if you've ever had service with them.

      Boom's only real problem is the cost of devices.

      If I can get a $50 octa-core on Cricket, why would I pay more for less just to get 5mbps 2000-esque DSL-tier internet service?

      And since Verizon hates prepaid with a passion, the post-ransom prices of their rootable phones with at least 2GB of RAM will never be competitive enough to actually give Boom a try.

      Boom's monthly prices may be decent, but the dearth of usable sub-$100 Verizon devices that can handle a few hundred browser tabs is ultimately what knocks them out of the running.

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    5. Friends don't let friends use America Movil

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    6. Very good point about the devices. However there are some folks who need VZW coverage because there are no alternatives and have to get by with whatever device they can.


      "And since Verizon hates prepaid with a passion, the post-ransom prices of their rootable phones with at least 2GB of RAM will never be competitive enough to actually give Boom a try.

      Boom's monthly prices may be decent, but the dearth of usable sub-$100 Verizon devices that can handle a few hundred browser tabs is ultimately what knocks them out of the running."

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    7. Actually the price of Total Wireless is $33.20/month for 5 GB of data with autopay. Also, can't you just buy a refill card at Walmart every month and skip all the telecom taxes and fees that some are mentioning?

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    8. "Actually the price of Total Wireless is $33.20/month"
      Even with the discount, taxes are applicable. I was paying 39.74 with the discount plus taxes. You must be in a tax free state line NV if you don't get charged taxes but the vast majority of consumers will get taxed. Just in California alone the MTS tax can go as high as 26% and thats is just a local tax. Walmart brick and mortar stores as well as Walmart.com also charge the same taxes as Total Wireless. They have to by law.

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    9. When I add the plan to my cart directly from Walmart and fill out my info it only shows me sales tax, and I am certainly not in a state where other taxes don't exist. When would other taxes show up? Are you sure they have to charge them directly? Couldn't they just be hidden in the price of the refill card when purchased through Walmart but only outwardly charged when purchased directly from Total Wireless?

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    10. Walmart only charges state and local point of sale taxes like sales tax California MTS and an e911 tax in some states.

      When you buy airtime from Total Wireless online TracFone in addition to the point of sale taxes that Walmart charges, Total Wireless adds passthroughs of telecom taxes it pays including the Federal Universal Service Fee, a Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee plus an operator level e911 fee in some states.

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    11. To Anonymous September 13, 2016 at 7:13 PM
      >"no one will take boom mobiles 2b data for the same price.."<

      πŸ‘†Count me in as another "no one." Total is totally πŸ‘ŽπŸ˜ out!
      I'm definitely going to use Boom. πŸ‘Š

      ~Carla

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  2. Are taxes and fees include on Boom Mobile plans ?

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    1. Am I the only one to have a good experience with tracfone? We've had 5 lines, straight talk tracfone and Total wireless, the first of which started about 8 years ago. Never once in 8 years did we have a single problem. Lucky? Or just one of those things where people will complain about problems but the people with good experience don't say anything. With how many customers America movil has, I can't be alone.

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    2. "Am I the only one to have a good experience with tracfone"

      you may be in the minority as far as never having experience problems with A/M brands. I used to be in that minority as well until recently. I wont go into detail but I used to be one to defend them here on this site but after what I went trough, well lets just say I know better.

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    3. "Or just one of those things where people will complain about problems but the people with good experience don't say anything."

      Basically this.

      With widespread reports of balances being completely wiped out, you can only really say that Tracfone hasn't screwed you over YET.

      For the people it has screwed over, that's not much of a consolation.

      And when calling customer service is sometimes the only way to get something to work, all it takes is a single interaction for someone to go from singing TF's praises to ragequitting them for life.

      With all that being the case, even the most diehard long-term Poorfone customers know better than to bother relating good experiences.

      It won't change the fact that the TF family is widely known for randomly screwing people over.

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  3. You just put the Boom in Boom mobile with tats and fees included.

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  4. Verizon 3G is so slow it's almost worthless. PC Mag annual national speed test don't even test Verizon's 3G anymore because it's off the charts slow. Think dial up speeds. Check it out and be informed before you buy.

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    1. If 3G is too slow for you then you get a 4g LTE plan. simple as that. There is a plan for every need or they will put a plan together for you that meets your needs.

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  5. I am going to give these guys a try. I tried their chat a couple of days ago and I got a quick response to my question. I have been on Cricket for a while and really like their prices and service, but there is one area I visit where there is no service and Verizon has LTE there. I was going to try Total Wireless, but their system says my Moto X Pure Edition was not eligible, while Boom says it is eligible. Also, so many people have warned me about America Movil. I only wish Verizon allowed their MVNO's to cap the speed at 8mbit like Cricket instead of the 5mbit they have.

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  6. Any chance of family plans coming Boom ? I have 4 lines and need VZW coverage.

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    1. Boom has postpaid family plans but they are overpriced.

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    2. What type of plan are you looking for? Please go over to www.boom.us and chat with us and see if we can get something figured out.

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  7. Does the Boom Mobile user account portal offer onling viewing of call record details (CDR) ?

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  8. America Movil is the absolute worst. With small MVNOs fighting back on the first thing that gets people's attention, price, here's to another quarter of Movil loosing multiple hundreds of thousands of customers.

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  9. Thanks Dennis. I admin a flip phone for someone. Now with PP $40 month. Will look at a transfer to the $25 plan.

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  10. redpocket annual ebay plan is still better than this.

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    1. Who in their right mind would want to prepay a whole year just to save a few bucks? might as well go back to the post paid world with contracts and subsidized phones.

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    2. People that like to save money?

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    3. "People that like to save money?"

      People that want to save pennies is a more accurate answer. LOL

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    4. To "Anonymous September 14, 2016 at 11:51 AM> Who in their right mind would want to prepay a whole year just to save a few bucks? might as well go back to the post paid world with contracts and subsidized phones." < πŸ‘

      I agree! SMH...I'd never pay for year of service. As for the Redrocket fan saving money...there's NO guarantee that Redpocket will be in business a year later.πŸ˜’

      ~Carla

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  11. Meany folks where I use to live did not heed my warnings against Straight Talk and got all caught up in the Cheap Cheap thing. I told them that their Data was not good at all compared with other prepaid networks. Tried to tell them about Trackfone and their poor practices and some of the issues I had with them. For instance if you Youtube or watch video's a lot it seemed as though your speeds would slow down long before your allowed high speed data was up. And not to mention cards going dead way before the month was over this happened to me. If boom was around back then I'd have tried it as long as hey allow someone to port their Verizon phone over their with a SIM Card.

    If Boom was public when I went contract Verizon I may have thought about this one since I live in Deltaville, VA and I've tried Cricket here and there was an issue with one of the AT&T towers about a mile from my house. I'd get Data and Text, but no Voice calling at all. I had a Motorola Nexus 6 and loved the phone as it worked well in Gloucester, VA and other areas around VA but just not the place I live.

    I went with Verizon's contract and got a Note 5 and love that phone. My service is Great and I get all the High Speed Data to monitor my Internet Radio Station. Boom may be something I'll look at in the distant future.

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  12. People will always be attracted to Tracffone for their cheap prices. They Don't care. It is a waste of time say ninety percent of the time telling anyone this. Even if you show them the facts, the reviews. Tracfone (and all of its brands) almost always have less then two stars. lol. . It's like that for a reason. They are cheap for a reason. Service support sucks. That is where they do their most cost cutting. Devices. Check. Plans . Check. Customer support? A warm body that moves their mouth and something resembling English comes out. Check. Guess which point they save the most money on? lol. You get what you pay for. But nobody can see customer care till they have to use it so Tracfone gets you with devices and cheap plan prices, the only parts it cares to show their customers and it draws them in. When the third part emerges, and even then not everyone leaves.

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    1. So true! After several frustrating hours trying to get an issue resolved (read begging for you disappearing airtime back), you too will be tempted to just spend more money to just get your phone working again! Make sure you include these extra costs when you price shop!

      Back on topic, though, highly suggest booms 4g Verizon plans over 3g. At least in Colorado, and I believe most of the West, Verizon 3g is crippling slow, from experience. I feel sorry for a suckered who buys a Verizon 3g only phone and ever hopes to use any data. 3g is not so bad one other networks, just pathetic on Verizon.

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    2. GSM had the only worthwhile 3G networks, with max speed HSPA and HSPA+ being able to blow throttled services like Verizon MVNOs and Cricket out of the water.

      Honestly, a solid 42mbps HSPA+ network could've even lasted all the way to 5G.

      In fact, LTE looked like a huge waste of AT&T and Tmo's time and money given that most websites can't even reach the full 30mbps data transfer speeds of a modest home broadband connection.

      Only Verizon and Sprint needed thr upgrade, because it's the CDMA carriers that neglected upgrading and optimizing their 3G networks.

      That chronic neglect is what's ultimately responsible for Verizon's crippling slowness, which is why 3G-only CDMA plans are primarily for customers who don't really need data anyway.

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  13. I hope Boom continues to come out with great plans. They also tell customers that they can customize a plan for them. I think that is pretty cool.

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    1. I hope Boom adds GSM service, because CDMA networks overprice and/or add a ransom to all their devices.

      That, and I'd like to put my Idol 3 on a $40/5GB plan that isn't at the mercy of Big Slim's customer circus department.

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  14. Here in Cali, VZ wins hand-down. 2nd is AT&T. [wireless carriers] My landline is through VZ as is/was my ISP.
    Also the non taxation Boom offers to us over-taxed "Cali-zens" is another + πŸ‘Œ
    ~Carla

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