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Boost Mobile To Offer $20/Month High Speed Video, Music and Game Streaming Add-On


Boost Mobile's $50/Month Unlimited Gigs Plan is the least expensive prepaid unlimited voice, messaging and high speed data plan currently available. However like all "unlimited" plans it's not really without limits. Video streaming is degraded to 480p resolution, audio streaming is restricted to 500 Kbps, online gaming data is throttled to 2 Mbps, hotspot is throttled to 128 Kbps after 8 GB is used and data is subject to de-prioritization after 23 GB is used in a month. Boost is not unique in this regard, other carriers' unlimited high speed data plans have similar restrictions.

According to a leaked dealer chanel document I received, Boost will soon let customers partially remove some of the limits on its unlimited plan. Starting "on or about" January 27, Boost will offer a $20/month HD Streaming Buy Up (Video/Music/Gaming) add-on that will increase video resolution to 1080p or better, allow music streaming at up to 1.5 Mps and gaming streams at up to 8 Mps.

The HD Streaming add-on will only be available with the $50/month Unlimited Gigs plan. It will automatically renew each month unless cancelled by the user. Boost cautions that steaming HD video will greatly increase data consumption and that customers using it are likely to reach the 23 GB de-prioritization threshold sooner. Customers who hit the limit and get de-prioritized can renew their plan and add-on early to restore normal speeds.

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  1. Unnecessary marketing. The full feature unlimited plan was $60 ($55 with autopay). Now they made it $70. Why pay more that company has less coverage than Cricket?

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  2. If the plan is to equal $70 total, $50 + $20 add on, so why not just use UDP as with Cricket?

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  3. Now I feel even better about having the old $60 unlimited plan without resolution/speed restrictions. Fortunately, I have very good Boost service where I frequent.

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    1. I'm with you, I kept my $60 unlimited original plan, instead of changing it to the $50 unlimited plan, I've got not restrictions at all.

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  4. This isn't very competitive. MetroPCS is still at 60.00 and no video throttling. Honestly, Sprint never fails to shoot itself in the foot.

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  5. Where's that Boost dealer who shows up and says that Boost has 1% less coverage than Verizon?

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  6. This is awful, why not add features that people can actually use like Canada roaming, full BYOD, wifi calling, 5 X $100, referrals, or bring back the $25 plan. Sprint has the most incompetent management team in the world. Complete imbeciles.

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  7. Cricket has a speed cap of 8 Mbps on LTE and 4 Mbps on HSPA+. I understand that Sprint's network isn't as good as AT&T or T-Mobile in many areas, but in some flagship markets like Chicagoland Sprint has one of the best LTE networks, which makes it a better choice over Cricket or MetroPCS.

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    1. "Chicagoland" lol

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    2. "Chicagoland" is indeed a very common name for that region.

      Read the first paragraph in the link below:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_metropolitan_area

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  8. The 480p streaming on boost mobile devices that are in the low end range are not different when compared to 1080p streaming on those same devices. The $20 add on may be noticeable on high end devices but since most boost mobile customers do not use high end devices this add on is not usable for most of their customers. Tmobile has $70 no taxes or fees unlimited plans which will outsell all other unlimited plans

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    1. I'm getting LTE with a FreedomPop GSM LTE SIM in an LG G4. I haven't done any speed tests but speeds seem fine.

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  9. The end of prepaid marketing will be merge with postpaid service.

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  10. I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Boost Mobile's Data Network is at times slow....spotty....a rating system...0 to 10 (0 being Worst...then...10 being The Best)
    My personal rating would be about 6 to 7....not the greatest...where as if I were to rate Metro PCS....i would put Metro at 8 to 9.

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