Boost Mobile is offering a way to lower your cell phone bill to just $10 a month. That’s the starting price for one of five new smartphone data plans that launched in August 2020.
In this article, I’ll review Boost’s new data plans and what you need to know before you sign up!
5 Boost Mobile Plans Under $50
Dish acquired Boost Mobile after the Sprint and T-Mobile merger. Boost was previously owned by Sprint, but this new deal gives customers access to T-Mobile’s network.
Here are the five prepaid plans that are now available to new Boost Mobile customers:
- $10 for 1GB of high-speed data (capped)
- $15 for 2GB of high-speed data (capped)
- $25 for 5GB of high-speed data (capped)
- $35 for 10GB of high-speed data (capped)
- $45 for 15GB of high-speed data, then 2G speeds
The $45 a month plan is unlike the others. Boost refers to this as the “Shrink It” plan because the monthly price drops to $35 after six on-time payments.
All five plans include unlimited talk and text, plus a fixed amount of data. They can be stacked to create a family plan.
Boost Mobile’s new plans are available on what it refers to as the “Expanded Data Network,” which is the company’s way of saying the new T-Mobile network.
Before you make the switch, you’ll need to verify that your phone is compatible or purchase a new one from Boost Mobile.
Boost Mobile vs. T-Mobile Connect
For light data users, Boost Mobile’s new $10, $15 and $25 plans are some of the cheapest around. When I first saw the plans, they reminded me of T-Mobile Connect’s prepaid plans that launched in March 2020.
Here’s a side-by-side look at Boost Mobile compared to T-Mobile Connect:
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- Taxes and Fees: Boost Mobile’s plans include taxes and fees, but those are additional with T-Mobile Connect.
- Data Caps: These T-Mobile Connect and Boost Mobile plans include high-speed data caps. If you go over your limit for the month, you’ll lose access to data unless you pay extra.
- In-Store Only: Boost Mobile’s website says its two cheapest plans are available only in its stores, not online or by phone.
- Annual Data Upgrade: With T-Mobile Connect, customers get an additional 500MB of monthly data every year for five years after the plans launched.
If you’re still on the fence and plan to purchase a new device when you switch carriers, compare the phone deals. At the time of this writing, Boost Mobile offered a lot more promotions than T-Mobile Connect.
If you’re a light data user who doesn’t mind monitoring your usage, Boost Mobile’s new plans offer a great way to lower your cell phone bill. It’s hard to beat $10 a month!
And since Boost now has access to T-Mobile’s network, its coverage map is looking better than ever before.
If you want to explore other low-cost cell phone service providers that utilize T-Mobile’s network, check out Mint Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Republic Wireless. They’re featured in our guide to the best cell phone plans and deals!
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