Boost Mobile
Everything You Should Know Before Subscribing


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Boost Mobile Cell Phone Plans

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Boost Mobile Unlimited Starter

Network Used: Sprint

3 GB
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Boost Mobile Unlimited

Network Used: Sprint

Unlimited GB


Boost Mobile Data Only Plans

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Boost Mobile Hotspot 1.5GB

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Boost Mobile Hotspot 10GB

Mobile Hotspot

Things To Know About Boost Mobile

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.

Today, Boost Mobile is Sprint’s main prepaid wireless brand.  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. Often times the best rates on Boost Mobile service come from Walmart. For example, Walmart sells Boost Mobile’s $35 plan with twice as much data than it would come with from Boost Mobile directly.

To obtain service with Boost Mobile, potential subscribers may need to purchase a new phone as Boost Mobile offers extremely limited support for BYOD.  Those that hope to bring their own phone to the network will first have to check Boost Mobile’s list of supported BYOD devices to see if its allowed.

Company Highlights

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Year Founded: 2002
Networks Used: Sprint
Support For BYOD: Extremely Limited Support 1)list of supported BYOD
Sells Phones: Yes
All Taxes And Fees Included In Price? Yes

Contact Information

Phone Number: 1-866-402-7366

Irvine, CA

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Porting Out From Boost Mobile

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.

Boost Mobile 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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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.