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The Boost Mobile and the Sprint PR machine revved up today with the offering of a new and improved prepaid wireless plan as well as a little false advertising. Starting February 3rd, 2015, new and existing Boost Mobile customers who sign up for or are on the $35 prepaid plan that includes unlimited talk and text, and 1 GB of high speed LTE data will be eligible for a data boost to 2.5 GB of high speed data for enabling autopay in their account. Boost Mobile claims their plan will offer "the most data among all prepaid carriers" and specifically "the most high-speed data for a single-line plan at the lowest price." A quick look around this site though, and you'll quickly see that while still providing an excellent value, Boost Mobile does not offer the most amount of high speed data at the lowest price. Let's have a quick look at some of the MVNOs that offer more high speed data than Boost Mobile does at or below the $35 price point.
Prepaid Wireless Plans that Offer 2.5 GB of 4G Data or More for $35 or Less
- T-Mobile Prepaid via Walmart 5 GB of LTE data for $30
- US Mobile with a data top up, 2.5 GB of LTE data for $34
- RingPlus 2.5 GB LTE data for $33
- Virgin Mobile 2.5 GB LTE data for $35
- Brightspot Mobile 3 GB of 4G for $35
- Harbor Mobile 2.5 GB LTE data for $30 (plans are designed for business use)
With these corrections to Sprint/Boost Mobile's press release out of the way, let's continue on with what else they announced today. In addition to the new $35 Data Boost plan, through 3/31/2015 new customers will receive up to $100 off any new phone when they port their number to Boost and sign up for a Data Boost plan. Also launching on Feb. 3, new customers who don’t port their number will get their first month free. Boost's other plans ($45-5GB LTE, $55-10GB LTE) will not undergo any further changes, and remain some of the best valued plans in the business for the amount of data they do offer.
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