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Boost Mobile In 2020: What You Need To Know

In this guide, I will explain everything you need to know about Boost Mobile before you subscribe. I want you to learn the ins and outs of Boost Mobile so that you can make an informed decision on if this is the best place for you to spend your hard earned cash.

Boost Mobile Deals


Boost Mobile Double Data

Boost Mobile BYOD Double Data

Bring your own device to Boost Mobile and get double data on select plans. Get 4GB for $15/month.



Here’s Everything You Should Know Before Subscribing


Boost Mobile At A Glance

Logo:
Boost Mobile Logo

Year Founded: 2002
Networks Used: T-Mobile
LTE Bands Used: 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, 71,
Support For BYOD: Extremely Limited Support ((list of supported BYOD))
Sells Phones: Yes
All Taxes And Fees Included In Price? Yes
Online Payment Options: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Refill Cards

Overview

In 2002 Boost Mobile officially launched in the USA in a partnership with Nextel Communications.  The company offered walkie talkie 2 way radio like functionality with its push to talk service over Nextel’s iDEN network.  Subscribers paid a dollar a day for for the service to get unlimited talk and text.

In 2006 Sprint purchased Nextel Communications and hence the Boost Mobile brand. Almost immediately the company began offering service on Sprint’s CDMA network in select markets, while still maintaining its push to talk service in many markets.  It wasn’t until 2013 that Sprint and Boost Mobile fully retired Boost’s iDEN network in favor of Sprint’s CDMA network.

On July 1, 2020, Boost Mobile was officially purchased by DISH. Moving forward, DISH will use the T-Mobile network to provide service to new customers.


A Summary Of Boost Mobile Phone Plans

No Credit Check Single Line Monthly Prepaid Plans

Talk
Text
Data
Price
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Unlimited
Unlimited
1 GB
$10

Network Used: T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 1GB New Customers Only
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
2 GB
$15

Network Used: T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 2GB New Customers Only
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
5 GB
$25

Network Used: T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 5GB New Customers Only
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
10 GB
$35

Network Used: T-Mobile


Boost Mobile Starter
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
6 GB
$35

Network Used: Sprint


Boost Mobile Walmart Exclusive
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
15 GB
$45

Network Used: T-Mobile


Boost Mobile $hrink-It
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$50

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB SD Video Streams
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$60

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB HD Video Streams
   

No Credit Prepaid Plans With Family Discounts


Talk
Text
Data
Price 2-Lines
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
6 GB
$60

Network Used: Sprint


Boost Mobile Walmart Exclusive
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$80

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB SD Video Streams
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$100

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB HD Video Streams
   
Talk
Text
Data
Price 3-Lines
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
6 GB
$90

Network Used: Sprint


Boost Mobile Walmart Exclusive
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$110

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB SD Video Streams
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$140

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB HD Video Streams
   
Talk
Text
Data
Price 4-Lines
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
6 GB
$120

Network Used: Sprint


Boost Mobile Walmart Exclusive
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$140

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB SD Video Streams
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$180

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB HD Video Streams
   
Talk
Text
Data
Price 5-Lines
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
6 GB
$150

Network Used: Sprint


Boost Mobile Walmart Exclusive
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$170

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB SD Video Streams
Boost Mobile Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
35 GB
$220

Network Used: Sprint, T-Mobile


Boost Mobile 35GB HD Video Streams
   

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Boost Mobile Data Only Plans

Data
Price
Data Type
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50GB
$50
Mobile Hotspot

Network Used: Sprint


Boost Mobile Hotspot 50GB
   


Supported Phones And BYOD Devices

To obtain service with Boost Mobile, potential subscribers can either purchase a new phone as Boost Mobile or bring their own.  Those that hope to bring their own phone to the network may first want to check Boost Mobile’s list of supported BYOD devices to see if its compatible.

Where To Buy Service Plans And SIM Cards

Plans and phones can be purchased online through the Boost Mobile website, through Boost Mobile retail locations and through various retailers across the country such as Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy.


Customer Support

Customer support is available at Boost Mobile stores and through local dealers.  It is also available by way of online chat, social media and over the phone.  It’s also available through email.

Business calling hours are as follows:

Mon-Fri: 4am – 8pm PST
Sat & Sun: 4am – 7pm PST

Contact Information

Website:
Phone Number: 1-866-402-7366
Address/Headquarters:

Irvine, CA


Social Media Accounts
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
https://www.snapchat.com/add/boostmobile


How To Port Out

Porting out requires you to contact Boost Mobile in order to obtain your account number. A PIN number is also needed to port out. Your PIN number is the same that you use to login to your online account with.


Phone Unlock Policy

Boost Mobile will unlock your device provided that you have used it for 12 months on their network. For full details about Boost Mobile's device unlocking policy please review this post.




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Robert S.

Shame to see Boost Mobile dropping its rewards program although the major changes in it that happened in February made it a lot less rewarding. Maybe they will team up with CellNUVO or another company to offer a decent rewards program replacement.

Shane B

Boost Mobile is not an MVNO and, contrary to popular belief, never has been. Boost Mobile is owned, operated and maintained by Sprint, which makes Boost Mobile a subsidiary of Sprint. MVNO companies do not own the infrastructure (towers, switches, etc) of the wireless network but instead purchase voice and data services from primary networks at a fraction of the cost paid by subscribers. The MVNO then brands and markets their company by selling these services to their own subscribers. Boost Mobile, as a subsidiary, does not operate this way since they are owned and operated by the parent network.