Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand launched a new multi line offer today. Dubbed, "Project Switch", it includes four lines on Boost's $50/month Unlimited Gigs plan for $100/month ($95 with auto pay). To qualify for the offer, all four lines must be new activations and at least one line must be a port-in from a non-Sprint related carrier. The best deal is on four lines at $100. Three or fewer lines also cost $100 and five lines are $130. For one or two lines you are better off with Boost's regular non-promotional Unlimited Gigs plan which costs $50 for the first line and $30 for each additional line.
The Unlimited Gigs plan includes unlimited talk, messaging and data. Like all operator's "unlimited" plans, Unlimited Gigs does have a number of limits. Voice minutes are only unlimited on the the rather sparse Sprint network, voice roaming is limited to 50 minutes per month and data roaming is not available. The Boost website says text roaming is not available either, but I've been told by a Boost corporate communications representative that roaming texting is actually available as long as you haven't used up your 50 roaming minutes. There are more limits on data: video streaming is limited to 480p resolution, audio to 500 kbps and gaming to 2 mbps. After 23 GB of data are used in a month data speeds and availability are subject to de-prioritization during periods of network congestion.
Project Switch customers who port their numbers from a non-Sprint based operator are also eligible for a free phone for each ported number. Boost's press release doesn't list the available free phones but I suspect they are same Alcatel Dawn, LG K3, LG Tribute 5, ZTE Prestige 2, LG Tribute HD, LG X Power, Samsung J3 and Samsung J3 Emerge free phones that Boost dealers been offering for port-ins since April 11.
It looks like the Project Switch plan might be available online, but the free phones for switchers are only available, "in select markets and retailers, while supplies last." That probably means Boost dealers only.
The Boost press release also touts Boost's new "Next Generation Store" concept. Next Generation stores are said to be more streamlined and fashion-forward and will make it easier for customers to learn about Boost phones and promotions. Boost expects to open more than 1,000 Next Generation Stores this year. The video below was shot in a Next Generation store although I can't say it looks much different than any other operator exclusive cell phone store:
Sources: Sprint, Boost Mobile, YouTube, leaked dealer channel screenshot thanks to an anonymous tipster.