By Joe Paonessa May 16, 2017
Boost Mobile updated its unlimited starter plan so that it now contains 3 GB of 4G LTE data as opposed to 2 GB at a cost of $30/month with auto pay billing enabled. Without auto pay billing the plan costs $35/month. Taxes and fees are not included in the quoted prices and they vary based on location.
Besides containing 3 GB of high speed data, the plan also includes unlimited talk, text and data with speeds reduced to about 128 Kbps once the high speed allotment gets used up. Unlimited music streaming that does not count against your high speed data cap from providers such as Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Slacker Radio, 8tracks, and Napster is also included.
Additional lines can be added to an account priced at $30/month which essentially means that you do not get a discount with this plan for being a multi line customer. If you run out of high speed data during the month, you can add more at a cost of $5 per GB.
Boost Mobile's unlimited LTE data plan, priced at $50/month remains unchanged. Those on the unlimited LTE plan can add additional lines at a price of $30 per line as well, although if you signup by June 1st during the Project Switch promotion you can get 4 lines for $100/month.
Who Is This Updated Plan For?
The unlimited starter plan is probably best suited for those who stream audio all day long from one of the unlimited music streaming partners, otherwise depending on your needs, your money may be better spent elsewhere for one of several reasons.
First of all, Boost Mobile does not allow you to bring your own device to the network unless you have one of just a handful of devices. This means that you are likely going to have to spend some extra money in order to make the switch to Boost Mobile than you may have to by switching to another provider. If you need a new phone, this does become a moot point.
Another issue is that since taxes and fees are not included in the listed price, for about the same money you could switch to a provider such as Cricket Wireless and get more data and much better network coverage.
Boost Mobile's unlimited starter plan does at least contain more data than any other Sprint provider at this price point, so it is now included in the definitive guide to cheap cell phone plans. Is this enough to impress you?
Joe is the founder of BestMVNO.com. He started BestMVNO in 2013, because like many of you, he was unhappy with the high price he was paying his wireless provider for cell phone service. After researching how to cut costs on his phone bill, he came across the terms 'MVNO' and 'prepaid wireless', and learned there was a way he could keep using his favorite network without having to pay a premium price for it. Since then, through BestMVNO.com, Joe has been sharing his research about MVNOs and prepaid wireless so that others can learn how to save money on their own phone bills. Joe's current provider is T-Mobile Prepaid. For inquiries Contact JP