DISH Wireless has recently launched Boost Infinite: A new postpaid cell phone service including unlimited talk, text and data for $25 monthly.
I spoke with the head of Boost Infinite, Jeremy McCarty, to get the inside scoop on Boost Infinite’s Early Access offer. I’ve also checked out the details of Boost Infinite’s plan and compared it to other available phone plans to help you determine whether or not you should sign up.
Boost Infinite Offers a $25/Month Alternative to Unlimited Postpaid Phone Plans
Boost Infinite is a new postpaid cell phone service owned by DISH Wireless. If you’re familiar with Boost Mobile, know that the same company owns Boost Infinite. However, unlike Boost Mobile, Boost Infinite offers only one cell phone plan and it’s postpaid.
The Boost Infinite plan costs $25 per month with autopay. Here’s what the plan includes:
- Unlimited talk, text and data
- 30GB of high-speed data before deprioritization
- 5GB mobile hotspot
- 5G access on capable devices via AT&T’s network
- International talk and text (from the U.S.)
- Roaming in Mexico and Canada
When you sign up for Boost Infinite, you’ll also receive a free SIM card with no activation fees or instant free eSIM activation.
If you sign up for Boost Infinite before the end of the year, you’ll be a part of the limited-time early access launch. With this, you’ll be locked into the $25 monthly price for as long as your account stays active; your plan price will not raise.
To get started, visit Boost Infinite’s website and click “Get Started.”
There, you’ll be able to choose whether you’d like to keep your existing cell phone or buy a new phone. Boost Infinite offers 15 different cell phones that you can purchase starting as low as $180 or $5 per month for 36 months.
If you decide to try out Boost Infinite, I recommend bringing your own phone or buying a phone outright if you need a new one. Try out the service for at least a month to make sure it will work for you before committing to a 36-month phone contract.
To qualify for service, you’ll have to enter some personal information online including your address, email address, name and Social Security number. Because Boost Infinite is a postpaid service, you will have to authorize a soft credit inquiry to qualify.
How Does Boost Infinite Compare?
I recently spoke with the head of Boost Infinite, Jeremy McCarty, about what makes Boost Infinite different from other available postpaid plans, and the main factor that we discussed was the price. Boost Infinite is offering unlimited access to AT&T’s network during the Early Access phase for a fraction of the price.
The Big Three cell phone service providers have dominated the postpaid service for several years now, but prices for unlimited plans from these providers are high.
T-Mobile Essentials costs $60 per month for one line with autopay, and it includes 50GB of premium data. AT&T’s Unlimited Starter plan begins at $65 per month for one line while Verizon’s 5G Start plan costs $70. With either of these plans, deprioritization can occur at any time.
Of course, plan prices can range from $85-$90 for each cell phone service provider. More expensive plans include higher amounts of priority data, additional features and free/discounted phone offers that aren’t available with cheaper plans.
Alternatively, Boost Infinite offers one plan that costs $25 per month for 30GB of high-speed data before unlimited 2G speeds.
“Boost Infinite will be better at this; infinitely better,” says Jeremy McCarty. “Our approach is really simple: Keep it simple. One plan, $25 a month at price, good forever.”
While Boost Infinite is a postpaid service, the $25 monthly price for unlimited is hard to beat even by prepaid phone plans. Mint Mobile costs $30 per month for unlimited data (3GB high-speed), but you’ll have to pay for three months in advance to get that price. Visible offers a basic plan that costs $30 for unlimited service, but deprioritization can occur at any time.
What To Know Before Signing Up for Boost Infinite Early Access
Boost Infinite is still in its Early Access phase as a new postpaid provider. However, it’s owned by an established wireless company (DISH Wireless) and is operating on two of the nation’s top networks: AT&T and T-Mobile.
If you sign up during the early access phase, you will have service through AT&T’s network. However, after the early access phase ends, new customers may be placed on AT&T or T-Mobile’s network. Boost Infinite will determine which network is expected to give you the best coverage based on a number of factors including where you live and which device you’re using.
“You might wonder if the service is any good at that price. It’s not good, it’s great! In fact, we’re using two of the three major networks that are well-known in the U.S. to provide service to our customers, and that means you’re going to be covered as a Boost Infinite customer,” says Jeremy McCarty, head of Boost Infinite. “You might even have the same coverage that you have today, but you’re going to end up paying half the price that you would normally.”
While there isn’t currently a way for you to check the exact coverage in your area on Boost Infinite’s website, you can enter your address on AT&T’s coverage map to see if you’ll have service with Boost Infinite’s Early Access plan.
If AT&T does have strong service in your area and you have an eligible, unlocked phone, Boost Infinite’s $25 unlimited plan could be a great option.
Boost Infinite is exclusively available online and autopay is required. Because Boost Infinite is a postpaid service, you will also have to enter your Social Security number online to qualify.
There are no activation fees or contracts, and you can cancel at any time. If you do decide to make the switch, be sure to check out our guide to the #1 mistake people make when switching cell phone carriers.
For more ways to save on your phone bill this month, check out my article on new cell phone plan deals available now. And for even more options, be sure to check out all of our top picks for the best unlimited data plans. You can also see more of our top choices for the best overall cell phone plans and deals in 2023.
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