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Update Hotspot Included! Boost Mobile One Ups MetroPCS With New 5 Lines of Unlimited for $100 Promotion

Yesterday, T-Mobile's MetroPCS unveiled a new Four Lines of Unlimited Data for $100 promotion. Today Sprint's Boost Mobile countered with a Five Lines of Unlimited  Data for $100 offer.

With Boost's deal, each line gets unlimited talk, messaging and "unlimited" high speed data. As with most cheap "unlimited data" plans there are limits; video streaming is throttled to 480p quality, audio to 500 kbps amd gaming to 2 mbps. After 23 GB, data is subject to deprioritization. Boost's press release doesn't say whether hotspot is allowed of not. Taxes are included in the $100 price.

To be eligible for the promotion, one line must be a port-in from a non-Sprint related carrier and all other lines must be port-ins or new lines. The offer is available for new activations until Nov 30, 2017. Boost's release doesn't say if the deal is available online, but most Boost family plan promotions are in store-only.  Boost's announcement doesn't say anything about pricing for four or fewer lines, either. I've asked Boost's media relation team about that as well as about hotspot and online availability and will update this post if and when I hear back.  Update 10/26: @BoostCare on Twitter has confirmed that 8 GB of hotspot is included with each line. The offer is available at Boost dealers only and is priced at $100 for 5 or fewer lines.  The 5 Lines for $100 promotion ends 1/4/2018.
Boost 5 Lines of Unlimited For $100 Includes Hotspot
Boost is also offering free phones for port-ins until January 4. The free phones are available at Boost dealers only, not online. Available phones include the Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge, LG Tribute HD and Motorola Moto e. The free phones and 5 lines offers can be combined.

Source: Sprint

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  1. Boost and Metro are wrecking the heck out of Cricket. ATT didn't even report thier prepaid adds this quarter. That's what happens when you keep raising prices and throttling service. This is why we don't need a merger.

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    1. If T-Mobile and Sprint merge we'll lose all meaningful price competition in the US wireless market.

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    2. Yes, AT&T stated they added 227,000 prepaid phone subscribers in 3Q17

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  2. It's great to see competition. I won't come near any Sprint MVNO but this is what keeps prices falling, or at least, in check.

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    1. Primary line is $100/mo., lines 2 to 5 are $0/mo. Hotspot info N/A yet.

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  3. Wait a sec.....
    You mean I only need one line ported in from a TRACFONE via Verizon/At&t/Tea-Mobile line + four other WHATEVER phones to get 5-lines of unlimited everything for $100/mo. ($20/line)?

    Do our TracFones on Verizon/At&t/Tea-Mobile qualify as "a non-Sprint related carrier"?

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    1. Every boost mobile store uses promotions their own way. I know someone that went to a walgreens and bought a $12 samsung gusto 3 on verizon prepaid and a $15 prepaid card, activated service with a new number on Monday and then the next day a Tuesday went to several boost mobile stores until they found one that would use that one day old phone number from verizon prepaid as a port in and they received a new $180 lg stylo 2 for $25 and added three new lines for the $4 for $100.

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  4. This Boost offer is very restrictive - all lines must be new or ported. MetroPCS new offer only requires one new port-in.

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    1. Metro 4-$100 plan offer requires one new line. Getting the $100 phone discount requires a port in.

      I agree, though: it is very restrictive. Essentially they are locking out current customers (or are requiring them to do a table dance of porting out and back in to get the deal).

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  5. Well aren’t all lines new or ported? What else is there?

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    1. Existing line with same company

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  6. The difference is metro allows existing customers to get the deal and new ones get a free phone on all 4 lines

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    1. You need one new line for the Metro 4/$100 deal (port or new number). To get a free phone, you have to port in from a non-TMo carrier (eg: it can't be google voice).

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  7. If your Metro service sucks, you can unlock your phone and bring it to AT&T.

    If your Sprint service sucks, you just wasted time and money buying and setting up a new phone.

    And when the two merge, you'll still have to get a new phone anyway.

    Sprint is even more undead than ever before, so why even bother.

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    1. It's likely to be YEARS before the Sprint network gets shut off after a merger. You'll want a new phone long before you're forced to get one.

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  8. what if a person dont need 5 lines, why cant they give the same for 2 lines = 40 dollars a month

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  9. Really makes me wonder what cricket is going to do. They are at 5 lines for $100 but for 4gb's of 8mbps data and possibly going to make it worse - ?
    Just looked at the numbers though. Without the IoT, att prepaid increase was still the greatest of all 4 company's. A few thousand more than t-mobile and more than double sprint. Seems like the proof is in the pudding. Currently, their coverage IS enough to offset their poor offerings. I'm on an att MVNO cause sprint and t-mobile coverage aren't much of options where I live. Praying the merge doesn't go through and t-mobile coverage makes it to me :)

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    1. They'd be in trouble (Cricket) --- if Sprint actually had a network. Fortunately for Big Blue, they don't, and so it will be just more worthless "competition" from Sprint. Coverage is always the key metric and differentiator. Doesn't matter how great the "deal" is or how "cheap" it may be - if it doesn't work when and where you need it to.

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  10. I hope this is online as the independent Boost dealers in my area are horrible. How can we be sure if this includes hot-spot?

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  11. waiting to find out about hot spot... if yes... then I'm in

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  12. can you activate an old boost phone instead of buying a new one for some of the lines?

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    1. I don't see why not, the press release doesn't say anything about a phone purchase being required.

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  13. Great promotion! And, I understand that it is to bring in new customers. But, really hoping Boost does something nice for their current customers soon as well. Raising hotspot allotment or the deprioritization limit would be a nice gesture, imo.

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  14. How often would I be able to switch from 1 pre-paid MVNO to another to get their free service or free phone?
    I'm guessing it's not something you could do every 30 days?
    Thanks --

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  15. 90 days between sprint and tmobile carriers for free phone port

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  16. best to go cricket 90 days then metro pcs 90 days then boost mobile last

    SEll cricket phones on ebay,,, Sell metro phones on ebay and then enjoy quality service at best price on boost mobile

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