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Boost Mobile Fall Flip Event - Free Moto E4 and Free Month of Service When You Add a Line

Boost Mobile has been  teasing us for a week on Twitter (1), (2), (3) about a Fall Flip in-store promotion starting tomorrow. Thanks to a leaked copy of Boost's The Playbook dealer news letter we now know the details.

From tomorrow, September 22 through September 30, customers who add an additional line to an existing $50 Unlimited Gigs account will get a free Motorola Moto E4 phone and a free month of service. After the first month the added line will cost $25/month. The Unlimited Gigs plan includes unlimited talk and messaging and "unlimited" high speed data. Video streaming is degraded to 480p resolution; audio streaming is restricted to 500 Kbps; online gaming data throttled to 2 Mbps; hotspot, VPN and P2P use are capped at 8 GB and data can be deprioritized when the network is congested.


A port in is not required for the free phone and free month of service. However the offer is only available at participating Boost dealers and only customers on the $50 Unlimited Gigs plan are eligible. Customers on the 4 Lines of Unlimited Gigs Plan for $100, 4 lines of Unlimited Gigs with Todo Mexico for $110, U pay 1, We Pay 1 (every other month free) promotions or any other family plan promotion are specifically excluded from the Fall Flip promotion.

Boost has also sweetened its free and discounted phones for switchers offers. Starting tomorrow Sept 22, the Moto E4 and the ZTE Max XL will be free for customers porting a number to Boost from a non-Sprint based operator. The Alcatel Dawn, Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge, LG Tribute HD, Kyocera Hydro Reach, LG K3, ZTE Warp 7 or ZTE Prestige 2 were already free for port-ins. Newly discounted phones for switchers are the Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx and LG Stylo 3, both at $49.99 when you bring a number to Boost. To be eligible for the port-in deals, the ported number must not have been on the Sprint network in the last 90 days.

Image and video source: Twitter

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  1. You said hotspot is throttled after 8gb..is this new? It was always capped before.

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    1. You're right hotspot is capped at 8 GB, not throttled. I've corrected the post.

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    2. Dang lol..was hoping it changed. :)

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    3. So, if you're already a Boost customer, you get nothing? Just wondering...

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    4. There are some phone discounts for customers who upgrade to a new phone at a dealer. But not all dealers honor them or charge an upgrade fee and the prices tend not to be any better than on sale prices at national retailers or boostmobile.com

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  2. If I port a line from h2o to Boost, how long after do I get the Moto E4 or ZTE MaxXL ?

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    1. It should be immediate if your dealer has the phone in stock.

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  3. All the existing customer cry babies, where's my free month as a new customer?

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  4. i understand that the free Motorola and one month free are at dealers only but are those other discounted and free phones also at dealers only?

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    1. Yes the phone deals are in store only. But check the Boost site tomorrow, there might be some price cuts.

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  5. Other than carrier lock & bloatware is the boost E4 the same (features/bands) as the generic unlocked E4?

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    1. The Boost Moto E4 is missing the unlocked US version's fingerprint reader. As far as I can tell it supports the same bands as the unlocked version.

      Most Boost phones can't be unlocked by 3rd party services. Don't buy a Boost phone with the expectation that it will work anywhere but Boost on or as a WiFi-only device

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    2. On Boost Mobile phones that have not been activated when turned on with a cellular connection 5 attempts will be made by the phone to connect tomboost mobile service and those 5 attempts can be avoided by selecting the option to make an emergency call but do not make the emergency call. Also if the device is turned on in airplane mode with wifi on the device can be used without any prompts to activate service.

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    3. I've used several deeply discounted/subsidized Boost devices this way as mp3 players and such without ever activating them on Boost, as described above.

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  6. What does Boost do to their phones that prevents them from being unlocked by a third-party?

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    1. Sprint uses unique LTE bands, software-locks the sim slot, and bases activation on an ESN whitelist.

      Together, that prevents Boost phones from getting an LTE signal on other networks, using another network's sim cards, or being activated on any of Sprint's other subsidiaries or MVNOs.

      And after the upcoming merger results in the shuttering of Sprint's network, all of Boost's phones will become glorified mini-tablets, making them an all around terrible investment when you'll just have to switch to a T-mobile phone anyway.

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  7. I am happy with the ZTE Warp 7 but frequently find pockets of poor Boost coverage. Would the HPUE feature in the Max XL make that much difference in weak coverage?

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  8. What is HPUE? I dont use Boost due to dropped calls in my area but their unlimited family plan sure looks attractive.

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    1. "High Power User Equipment". It's a technology that increases transmission power and delivers an up to 80% increase in cell tomer range. Sprint is using it on their band 41 towers. A handset that supports HUPE is required to use it.

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  9. Thanks Dennis. The boost site does not seem to list which phones have HPUE. Where can I find an updated list? Are there new phones about to be released with this feature?

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    1. The ZTE MAX XL is the only current Boost phone that supports HPUE. I expect that most new Boost phones released going forward will support it. The Sprint LG GS and Samsung S8 and Note 8 also support it.

      BTW, HPUE only enhances band 41 LTE data range. It's not going to help with your dropped calls. Sprint doesn't have VoLTE so calls go over the legacy 1xRTT 2G.

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