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Boom Mobile Adds New Plans and More Data on Some Existing Plans

Verizon and Sprint MVNO Boom Mobile recently made a number of changes to its Red (Verizon) and Yellow (Sprint) plan lineups. There are new plans at the lowest and highest price points and a couple of plans got more data. 

Here are the changes to plans on the Red network:
  • $16.99/30 days (3G and LTE phones) 500 minutes, 500 texts and 250 MB of data,  new plan
  • $19.99/30 days (3G and LTE phones) 1500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 MB of data,  was 250 MB and LTE phones only
  • $34.99/30 days (LTE phones only) unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 3 GB of data,  new plan
  • $49.99/30 days (LTE phones only) unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 10 GB of data, was 5 GB LTE + 5 GB 2G
  • $64.99/30 days (LTE phones only) unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 20 GB of data,  new plan 
Changes on the Yellow network include:
  • $13.99/30 days 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 250 MB of data, new plan
  • $16.99/30 days 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 MB of data, new plan
  • $19.99/30 days 2500 minutes, unlimited texts and 1 GB of data, new plan
  • $44.99/30 days unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 10 GB of data, new plan
  • $64.99/30 days unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 20 GB of data, new plan
The tables below list all of Boom's current plans:

Red (Verizon network) Plans:
Plan Allowed Devices Voice Messaging Data
$14.99/30 days LTE & Non-LTE phones 250 min 250 texts 250 MB
$16.99/30 days LTE & Non-LTE phones 500 min 500 texts 250 MB
$19.99/30 days Non-LTE phones only 1000 min Unlimited None
$19.99/30 days LTE & Non-LTE phones 1500 min Unlimited 500 MB 1
$24.99/30 days Non-LTE phones only 2000 min Unlimited 500 MB
$24.99/30 days LTE phones only unlimited Unlimited 1 GB 1
$29.99/30 days Non-LTE phones only 2500 min Unlimited 1 GB 1
$29.99/30 days LTE phones only Unlimited Unlimited 2 GB 1
$34.99/30 days LTE phones only Unlimited Unlimited 3 GB LTE 
$34.99/30 days LTE phones only Unlimited Unlimited 2 GB LTE + 3 GB 2G
$39.99/30 days LTE phones only Unlimited Unlimited 5 GB LTE
$49.99/30 days LTE phones only Unlimited Unlimited 10 GB LTE
$69.99/30 days LTE phones only Unlimited Unlimited 20 GB LTE

Yellow (Sprint network) Plans:
Plan Voice Messaging Data
$13.99/30 days 500 min Unlimited 250 MB
$16.99/30 days 1000 min Unlimited 500 MB
$19.99/30 days 2500 min Unlimited 1 GB
$29.99/30 days Unlimited Unlimited 2 GB
$39.99/30 days Unlimited Unlimited 5 GB
$44.99/30 days Unlimited Unlimited 10 GB
$64.99/30 days Unlimited Unlimited 20 GB

Data on all Boom plans is hard capped. Additional data is available priced at 1GB for $10, 2GB for $14 or 5GB for $30. Additional data good is for 90 days. VoLTE is available on the Red network with a compatible phone. Boom allows hotspot, but only iPhones and VoLTE capable Verizon Android phones are officially supported. See our Prepaid Operator Profile - Boom Mobile for more about Boom.

Source: Boom Mobile via Prepaid Mobile Phone Reviews

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  1. I remember when they offered talk/text/data roaming... Do they still cap data speeds on Verizon LTE data?

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  2. This is GOOD NEWS.

    Now bring on the trolls who say how bad it is.

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    1. The Sprint troll must be out returning his Christmas presents.

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    2. Yes, it's my favorite time of the season.

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    3. "Now bring on the trolls who say how bad it is."

      You're entitled to your opinion and so are others, that does not make them a troll.

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    4. An opinion that is incorrect is still incorrect. No one is "entitled" to say something that really has no validity without it being confronted.

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  3. Hey Dennis maybe you could perhaps help, trying to move from xfinity mobile to us mobile and us mobile says that the device is still active. Contacting xfinity is fruitless, ask me how I know, and my little research brought me to this forum page http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1899578-LTE-phones-on-Verizon-MVNO-s... but with no clear answer. It's an iPhone by the way.

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    1. Porting from one Verizon MVNO to another and keeping the same number requires an extra step by the carrier the number is being ported to.

      The number must be ported using the MEID if a different device to free up the user's phone for activation on the receiving carrier. Most Verizon MVNO porting specialists know how to do this but US Mobile is new to the Verizon world and may not be aware of that wrinkle. If you have a different inactive LTE Verizon compatible phone's MEID you could tell US Mobile to use it to do the port and then move the activated SIM to the iPhone after the port completes.

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  4. Love this because I'm really enjoying Boom ... but saw a post at HoFo where someone is saying a Boom CSR told him they will no longer activate Verizon-branded iPhones on their Red network, that they have to be the "sim free" variety. I'm a dedicated Android user, but as a Boom user any service changes attract my interest. Anyone heard anything on this?

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    1. I'm neither a Boom customer nor an iPhone owner. How would Boom know an iPhone is Verizon-branded? First off, there's little in the way of branding when it comes to iPhones. Second, Verizon iPhones are unlocked (especially if brought over from the postpaid side.) Third, for many models, the Verizon iPhone is the same as the SIM free iPhone.

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    2. Verizon likes to brand everything, even iPhones. I used a "Non-Verizon" branded iPhone on Verizon postpaid earlier this year, and it will show up in your account like this:
      https://cdn.unlockboot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/verizon-imei-check.png

      Verizon's own BYOD checker will state whether your iPhone is "Non-VZW" branded.

      Verizon always has stupid policies like this. It's the same reason they hotline (block calls, text, data) your account if you attempt to insert a postpaid SIM into a prepaid Verizon device.

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    3. Ah, so it's internal "branding" we're talking about. Probably accomplished by an IMEI range check. Thanks anon1219!

      I wonder what would happen if someone activates their Boom Red service with a non-Verizon phone (iPhone or otherwise,) and then switches to a Verizon iPhone? I'm guessing it isn't as easy as a SIM relocation you can do with GSM phones.

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    4. Swapping SIMs between Verizon phones does work.

      However, carriers, including Verizon, can see the IMEI of the phone in use and block it if they want to. Lately there have been several reports of Verizon blocking Verizon Prepaid phones on Verizon MVNOs if the user never paid Verizon's "ransom". One of the blocked phones had been in use for two years on the MVNO before it got blocked.

      I've heard that Verizon charges Verizon MVNOs a substantial fee if a Verizon postpaid customer ports their number to the MVNO and activates with a phone purchased from Verizon. MVNOs will refuse to activate the phone to avoid the fee. You used to be able to avoid the problem by first moving the phone and number to Verizon Prepaid before switching to a Verizon MVNO. I don't know if that still works or not.

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  5. glad to see the changes

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  6. Wow, so 5x the data on the best nationwide network at the $20 price point now. Step your game up, Ultra.

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  7. Upgraded to the 3gb plan and I’m
    Getting 53mbps down now!! Go BOOM!!

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    1. What do you do that HAS to have such high speeds?
      I can get 1080 on youtube on 5 mbps.

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    2. "What do you do that HAS to have such high speeds?
      I can get 1080 on youtube on 5 mbps."

      It's a showoff thing. Like those guys in car clubs boasting of how many hundreds and hundreds of horsepower but they've never been where they can drive the car faster than 65.

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    3. Only folks who have throttled service ask this question - makes them feel better about their own rational choice to settle for slower, second-class data service to save a little money.

      The brain likes fast phones with fast data service. Get more done in the hour or two you spend on the phone every day, or do other more important things.

      The brain also likes quick cars. A car that can accelerate quickly is more fun to drive and can save your life in an emergency avoidance situation where braking is not the best option. You never know when you'll need that burst of speed until the day you do. BTW, it's torque that gives you the satisfying feeling of quick acceleration, not horsepower.

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    4. "Only folks who have throttled service ask this question - makes them feel better about their own rational choice to settle for slower, second-class data service to save a little money."

      You might have a good point if it were true.

      I have UNthrottled service now that usually is about 5 megabits per second. I used to have throttle service of about 9 megabits per second.

      Either way, it streams video just fine.

      So, how do you "get more done in the hour or two"? That 1080p video doesn't play any faster on 60 mbps than it does on 5!

      And then you drive yourself into the ditch with an invalid car analogy that takes us even further from answering the basic question "What do you do that HAS to have such high speeds?"

      There's really no second-rate here.

      But I'm sure you have a lot of fun boasting on those message boards about speed test results. Because beyond that, there's really not much difference is there?

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    5. Sanctimonious MilkmanDecember 28, 2017 at 8:22 AM

      Anon asked: "What do you do that HAS to have such high speeds?
      I can get 1080 on youtube on 5 mbps."

      So far the only answer we have is that with the faster network you experience better torque on your phone.

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    6. Faster speeds on a phone really have no benefit, unless you are tethering or sharing that connection with other people.

      If a movie plays at the same quality at 5mbps as it does at 60mbps, then there's no real benefit of the extra speed. Unless you are sharing the connection. If all you have is a 5mbps connection, then watching that movie at 5mbps won't leave you with any available bandwidth. But if you have a 60mbps connection and if you are streaming the movie at 5mbps, then you still have 55mbps that you can share out.

      I suppose if you can multi-task on a phone, then the extra bandwidth might be beneficial to you. But I really don't see how you can watch the movie AND browse or stream music on your phone at the same time.

      That's not to say that 5mbps is enough for everyone on their mobile devices. Perhaps you're a doctor and you are wanting stream high resolution MRI scans while you're at the beach and your patient is at the hospital.

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    7. "Faster speeds on a phone really have no benefit, unless you are tethering or sharing that connection with other people."

      I wasn't thinking of that. Good point. I don't tether more than a few GB a month, but with unlike some here, it doesn't make any difference to me if someone else tethers hundreds of GB per month as part of their data usage needs. It's really not anyone else's business. tbh.

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    8. Anyway I'm guessing that Torque Guy, who insists that data speeds over 10 Mbps really matter but refuses to say why, might be one of those who tethers 200 gb of data a month.

      Because that's the only thing anyone has mentioned so far as a real reason for where ultra high speed might make a difference.

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    9. This all actually scales to home based Internet connections as well.

      As Internet speeds get higher and higher, you start talking about capacity more than application.

      For the most part, 1 person can probably suffice with 10mbps. An HD movie will take about 6 to 8mbps (or maybe 5mbps, I always thought it was closer to 6-8, but probably depends on compression and the codec used). Can one person watch a movie and browse the Internet at the same time? Sure. And with 10mbps, even if the HD movie is taking 8mbps you still have 2mbps to use elsewhere. (Now if you're streaming 4K movies, you're going to need considerably more, but 4K streaming hasn't become mainstream... yet).

      The real reason for higher speed Internet is about capacity. 10mbps might be fine for a single person household. But what if there are 4 or 5 other people in the household? 4 people can't stream 4 different HD movies when they only have 10mbps to distribute amongst themselves. For that, you're going to need at least 32mbps and probably a little more just to have in reserve. A family of 4 will probably want at least 40mbps for their home Internet connection and this scales up depending on the size of the family.

      Now, obviously there are exceptions. More speed is going to let you download files faster. If you have a need for downloading files faster, then more speed may be important to you. If you are a gamer and have gaming updates (which I gather are quite large?) then 20mbps will allow you download that update in half the time it would take on a 10mbps connection. It just really depends on what you are using your Internet connection for.

      Internet Service Providers are fully aware of this. They know that for the most part, most people are only going to use XXmbps, so of course they want to upsell you into thinking you need XXXXmbps for your Internet needs. Except you are rarely using the full XXXXmbps but you're paying the ISP boatloads of money to provide that. It sure does look nice when you can show off your XXXXmbps speeds, but unless you have a real need for that speed (and I/we have no way of knowing what you are using those speeds for) then you may be largely wasting money on something you don't really need. A family of 4 might be able to get 60mbps Internet for $80/mo or they can get 100mbps for $120/mo. The ISP gets $40/mo more from you and you never use over 60mbps at any one point. If you know you are never going to use more than 60mbps, who is the fool?

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    10. Sanctimonious MilkmanDecember 28, 2017 at 5:23 PM

      Interesting observations.

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    11. "If a movie plays at the same quality at 5mbps as it does at 60mbps, then there's no real benefit of the extra speed"

      Except with 60 mbps and a 5 gb total monthly plan. you might get someone happily streaming "Avatar" in 4K until it cuts off 54 minutes in, and he gets a "monthly data plan used up" text message.

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    12. Still total silence from the torque guy about what super high mbps brings the user of phones on today's networks that 5 mbps doesn't bring.

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  8. FYI, the Red (Verizon) $19.99/30 days plan WAS unlimited minutes, now it's 1,500 minutes.

    That's okay with me. I like the extra data that the new plan provides.

    I wonder when Boom! will notify its customers about the changes?

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  9. Re>My earlier post about the Howard Forums poster alleging that he was told by a Boom CSR ... and he provided a transcript of the chat ... that a VZW branded iPhone 6s couldn't be activated on Boom, that has caused some consternation (including yours truly since I have a VZW branded HTC 10 on Boom), and folks over there are waiting for the proprietors of Boom to chime in as they are known to do and clarify. The rep was very specific in his or her response to this poster ... it's hard to mistake: "Verizon is charging us a hefty amount per phone monthly to use device bought from them and unfortunately we will no longer be using those devices."

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  10. So the softcapped "red" network plans are gone? Will I be able to keep my current (apparently now discontinued) plan?

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  11. still not very competitive vs red pocket. I got unlimited talk/text and 2GB of Verizon data for $17 a month

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    1. That is likely an annual plan though. Not really comparable.

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    2. Your red pocket plan is not really not unlimited. Talk will auto cut out after 3000 minutes don't believe me go ahead and try to go over 3000 minutes (BTW that's only a little over 1.5 hours a day of talk time). So you got got a 3000 minute and 2 gb plan for 17/ months thats not a deal that's exactly what the price should be.

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  12. No more “softcapping” from boom. You’ll be grandfathered if you decide to keep your old plan.
    What is the best plan with soft capped data for those who require that?

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