Bottom line: Boost Mobile is going straight to the big three wireless service providers with a slew of new plans that might be too good to let go. The company’s new Carrier Crusher plans are meant to put pressure on the major carriers, as long as you’re willing to pay for a full year up front. There are four plans in the 12-month tier, and each includes unlimited calls and texts. Where plans differ is in the amount of high-speed data you get each month.
The introductory package provides 1GB of 5G/4G data per month. It only costs $100 for a full year, or $8.33 a month. A 5GB plan costs a bit more—$150 up front, which equates to $12.50 a month—while a 15GB plan will set you back $240, or $20 a month. Each offers mobile hotspots, but usage depends on your monthly data allowance.
Last but not least is the “Unlimited” plan, which distributes up to 35GB of monthly data and 12GB of hotspot data. This will cost you $300 up front for an entire year, which equates to $25 per month.
There are also options to pay for six or three months at a time, but the discounts aren’t as attractive as the annual plan.
Boost Mobile is now owned by Dish Network, the country’s fourth wireless operator. Boost operates as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) operator, which simply means that it relies on another company’s network – in this case T-Mobile – to provide the service to its customers.
The plans certainly aren’t for everyone, but if you don’t rely heavily on your smartphone and are looking to save some cash, this could be a great way to do it over the course of an entire year.
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