wrote about Boost Mobile teasing us about "something big" coming our way. While it didn't turn out to be the Samsung Note 8, the guess made by one of our readers turned out to be accurate.
Earlier today, the Sprint prepaid brand finally unveiled the "big news" that they posted along with a countdown timer on their website. With today's announcement, we finally get to see what Boost Mobile meant with "flipping the switch on something big."
As it turns out, it's not really the Samsung Note 8 announcement that we've been anticipating. Instead, Boost Mobile is now offering its plans with taxes and fees included for both new and existing customers.
Explained by Boost Mobile chief marketing officer Angela Ritters, this move helps its customers avoid overpaying hidden fees on their wireless plans. If you've been interested in becoming a Boost customer but turned off by these fees, now is the time to make the switch.
Not to mention, there is still time to get four lines for $100 with unlimited data, talk, and text on all lines. Originally, the 4 lines of unlimited gigs for $100 promotion was slated to end yesterday. Boost has, however, extended this to November 2.
Meanwhile, existing customers do not need to do any further action. Taxes and fees will start being included in their next monthly payment after September 8.
Today's announcement means a big deal for Boost Mobile subscribers. Depending on the location of their residence, taxes may reach as high as 19.6% or 10%. By including taxes and fees into the cost of the service plans, subscribers can save a lot of money every month.
In line with this big news, Boost Mobile will be hosting a series of contests in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The contest is called "Flip Off Taxes Scavenger Hunt", where they will be giving away a grand prize of $5,000. The prepaid brand will be hiding a Golden Switch in each of the three cities. Customers who switch to Boost Mobile will be able to take part in the contest. The first person who locates the Golden Switch in each market will be the lucky winner.
More details about the contest will be announced through the brand's Facebook and Twitter page on Sept. 22.
Source: Sprint Newsroom