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Updated: Boost Mobile Launches 6 GB for $35 Walmart Promotion, Ends $5 Auto Pay Discount


It looks like Sprint's Boost Mobile is running a 6 GB for $35 promotion at some Walmart stores.  A reader shared the photo above of a sign he spotted at a Pennsylvania Walmart. According to the sign, customers who buy a Boost phone at  Walmart stores and activate it on the Boost $35 plan at boostmobile.con/walmart, will get 6 GBs of high speed data per month instead of the normal 3 GB.  Additional lines, up to five total lines, on Boost's $35 and $50 plans are $25 instead of the usual $35 for phones bought at Walmart.

Update 11/1: These offers are now also available at walmart.com.

In other Boost Mobile news, Boost Mobile is no longer offering new customers a $5 per month discount for using Auto Re-Boost autopay. The change is effective after Monday, August 21. Customers on autopay were notified of the change with a text message which a reader shared with me.  According to the text, customers currently on autopay will continue to receive the discount as long as they are enrolled in Auto Re-Boost and remain on an "eligible plan".  I suspect that the only eligible plan is the one the user is on now.

Sources: Walmart, PrepaidPhoneNews reader tip.

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  1. Hurry and sign up for auto-reboost today

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  2. Actually it is effective AFTER Monday, August 21. according to the text msg image.

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  3. I test ran activating a OLD Boost Mobile Huawei Union that is NIB and it gave me the option of - *6 GIGS 4G LTE DATA* Unlimited Talk & Text with 6 GB of 4G LTE Data. Exclusive Walmart Offer. $35/mo. See plan details...6 Gigs 4G LTE Data

    • $35/mo
    • Unlimited Data with 6GB High-Speed Data
    • Unlimited Talk, including up to 50 minutes of nationwide domestic roaming
    • Unlimited Text, including text, picture and video messaging
    • Unlimited music streaming w/o data charges (select partners)
    • Turn your phone into a Wi-Fi Hotspot! (High-speed data usage draws from plan's data allotment with speeds slowed to 2G speeds thereafter)
    • Limited time offer. Available for Walmart customers only.
    • Create a Family Plan and pay $30 for each Line: Primary account holder pays: 2 lines for $60 | 3 lines for $90 | 4 lines for $120 | 5 lines for $150. Primary account holder must have purchased device from Walmart.
    • Get an additional $5 discount per month after enrolling in Auto Re-Boost. Applies to 1st line only.

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    1. Did you buy the phone at a Walmart store?

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    2. Yes, I forgot to add that. Yes purchased at Walmart.

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    3. Saw in Milwaukee wi walmart 9/22/17

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  4. Sprint isn't worth it.

    You might as well use Total Wireless instead.


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    1. What about?"Sprint isn't worth it." Boost gives you Mobile Hotspot, unlimited music streaming. Get an additional $5 discount per month after enrolling in Auto Re-Boost. Applies to 1st line only. Total Wireless is not doing all of that. Boost Mobile works fine fine for many people.

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    2. The mobile hotspot and the music streaming are both very limited in where you can use them. Sprint, with its limited distant-fourth coverage, doesn't meet the needs of most people.

      Total Wireless at least lets you play music (and use data) in most of the country... the places most people live, work, and play. Something which isn't true at all of Boost.

      Saying Boost Mobile works fine for "many people" isn't saying much. Total Wireless potentially meets the needs of most people, period, with its excellent coverage letting you use data most anywhere. While the small proportion of the population whose needs are met by Boost is "many people" in that it is millions, it is still a relatively small amount.

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  5. Can't stand Sprint as a company, but putting that aside, If Sprint reception works for you, this is a great price point, unlimited music streaming is nice to have.

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  6. Boost employee here. Auto reboost is not going anywhere. Boost is removing autoreboost on older plans such as $35 2GB or the old GROW data plans and plans that aren't current such as $30 1GB, so if you sign up for a new plan you will be able to add it anytime and get the $5 discount even if you enroll after the 21st

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    1. The rules to keep the $5 credit on auto reboost on the older plans make it difficult to keep that $5 credit so auto reboost is going somewhere it is being lost by those that can not follow the rules. This is similar to when Virgin Mobile would ONLY allow certain plans to be effective for the device the plan was originated from and any change to the device and that plan would be eliminated. That happened to customers with the Virgin Mobile $25 plan with unlimited 3G data and unlimited texts and 300 minutes per month. Just spoke to Boost customer rep and was informed that swapping from a 4G device to a 3G device or reverse initiates a plan change and the $5 credit is lost UNLESS that customer can reach a boost mobile rep that will make the device change and then restore the $5 credit option. Reaching a boost mobile rep takes workarounds on the IVR system prompts and usually a long wait. ATT Prepaid for $35 1GB ($30 with autopay) is a better deal because device changes are simple by swapping sim cards, same with Simple Mobile 1GB for $25 ($23.75 with autopay). The difference in boost mobile $35 with 3GB vs ATT or Simple Mobile with 1GB is negated if there is a frequent need to swap devices

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    2. "Boost employee here. Auto reboost is not going anywhere."

      With its tiny coverage footprint and no roaming, there's no way anything on Sprint is "going anywhere".

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    3. Worth noting that as of today (August 22nd), I went to two different Boost Mobile stores and both told me that the $5 discount for Auto-Reboost was *not* available for new accounts. It's a shame since I'd been planning to switch to Boost Mobile but apparently missed my window of opportunity.

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  7. Boost mobile is retaining the $5 credit for current customers "if no changes are made to the account". That may include many items such as changing credit or debit cards for auto pay, swapping devices, adding data packages.. so Boost needs to define what exact changes to the account would eliminate the $5 credit

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  8. who else can touch that price?

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    1. "who else can touch that price?"

      Price isn't everything. There's also value. When you look at the fact that Boost is really only about a third as good as AT&T, the price doesn't look like so much of a bargain anymore....

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  9. Was just looking at Boost's site and noticed the HD upgrade price was lowered from an extra 20 dollars a month to an extra 10 dollars a month for the unlimited gigs plan. That's not too bad.

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  10. I saw the $35.00 6GB offer in a
    phoenix AZ Walmart so must be a nationwide thing

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    1. If you have bought or buy a Boost Mobile phone from ANY Walmart anywhere around the country and then go to Boostmobile.com/Walmart enter the Imei, the original SIM Card ICCID comes up automatically when you enter the IMEI. It will bring up the Walmart exclusive plan - *6 GIGS 4G LTE DATA* Unlimited Talk & Text with 6 GB of 4G LTE Data. Exclusive Walmart Offer. $35/mo. It may even work on an old, unused Walmart purchased.

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  11. Im a BOOST owner, The $35 6gb plan is available in our system right now, So i guess it will be in our new promotions upcoming, So its not just walmart that can activate it. But I'm sure that the plan won't be available for people who port into boost and get free phones (at least not the first month)

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    1. the walmart exclusive plan is said to end after 10/15/2017. The Walmart exclusive offer, is what it means exclusive at least through 10/15/2017.

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    2. so do you feel current customers will be able to latch on? maybe too early to tell?

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    3. latch on? Well for those who do not want or need unlimited data this 6GB Walmart exclusive is a good move by Boost Mobile. This 6GB of data coincides with curent data usage trends (expected average use BY 12/2017). Source credit - mobile World Congress - The US’ mobile data market had a storming second quarter, with average data consumption in the country on track to cross 6GB per month by the end of 2017, a move which could make it the global leader.

      Chetan Sharma Consulting’s latest US Mobile Market update noted it took around 17 years to hit the 1GB mark, but going from 5GB to 6GB a month took just four months.

      The US is in third place globally, behind Finland and South Korea, in terms of GB consumed per subscriber per month, and first among countries with a population of more than 60 million.

      Given the unlimited availability of data service across all operators, the US could surpass Korea in usage this year, the study observed.

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    4. "This 6GB of data coincides with curent data usage trends (expected average use BY 12/2017)."

      Honestly, 6GB is lowballing it. It is a misinterpretation of statistics to make a great leap from an average of 6GB to "that's all people need". You are overlooking the fact that with an average of 6GB, half of data users need more data than that. That's the simple fact of how averages work.

      And while supposedly "bold" move actually alienates 50% of cell data users right out of the gate. As for the rest, those who use under 6GB, there's a certain large percentage who want their plans to include larger amounts of data than they actually use, for security, in case they actually need it.

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    5. .... also included in your comment was the obvious idea that there more data that plans give (such as unlimited), the more people will use.

      This reveals that people might well "want or need" more than 6GB, but have been discouraged from purchasing more data due to the cost of the plans.

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  12. what I meant will current customers be able to upgrade to that plan or would it be strictly for new customers? or the only way is to buy a phone at and activate through Walmart?

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    1. The current 6 GB for $35 offer is a Walmart exclusive. There may or may not be a future offer for existing Boost customers.

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  13. I would be perfectly satisfied with 6g of data. I really only have the unlimited gigs so my son can use the 8g hotspot.

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  14. I am store owner, Our system is letting us change current customers to this plan. Don't know if this is a glitch but I just changed my friend to this plan

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    1. So what do we have to do cuz I mean regardless if its sold at Wal-Mart or the boost stores its still thru boost

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    2. Okay so why is boost letting this promotion go on if its incorrect

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  15. With the $5 autopay discount now gone, $35 is too expensive for only 3GB especially on Sprint. Bumping the $35 plan up to 6GB is the only way to stay competitive. It won't stay a Walmart exclusive for long.

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  16. Will the 6gs of data be good as long as I'm on the 35 dollar plan or what

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  17. This is tagged wrong.

    There's a period at the end of "Boost Mobile."

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  18. I am an existing boost mobile customer on the 35 3g plan with auto Reboost trying to get the Walmart's 6g plan. So I bought a new boost mobile phone from Walmart, is that the only way to be eligible for the 6g plan? Just activate the new phone as a existing customer?

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    1. To get the promotion you need to activate the phone at boostmobile.con/walmart as a new line of service with a new number.

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  19. Anyone know if you can switch to a non-Walmart-purchased phone after activating the plan? Just wondering if you could buy a cheap Boost phone, use it for a month, and then switch to a different phone.

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  20. Auto reboost scared the hell out of me after the trouble I've had with the accounting department. I've been shut off after paying in advance, told I didn't need to make a payment, then lost service, etc. Yes the conversations are recorded, judt in case it happens again.

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  21. Well I live in marysville ohio and the Wal-Mart here has this offer so what do you do if it don't give you the 6gigs??? That is false advertisement

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