How Do Boost Mobile Telephone Plans Work?

How Do Boost Mobile Telephone Plans Work?

Boost Mobile plans are prepaid cellular plans, meaning that the fee for services must be paid before a Boost Mobile phone can operate for the service period. Boost Mobile most commonly offers services on a month to month basis, with multiple tiers of full-speed data allowance available.

Boost Mobile phone plans start at $35 dollars and provide unlimited talk time, text messaging and data as of 2015. However, only 1 gigabyte of data is guaranteed at full speed over a 3G or 4G connection; data downloaded over this limit is subject to network speed reductions known as throttling. Larger full-speed data download limits are available for an additional cost. A cap of 5 gigabytes of full-speed data costs $45 for a month, while a cap of 10 gigabytes costs $55.

Boost Mobile also sells add-on features to its monthly plans, including international roaming and the ability to use a phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot using the Boost Mobile data connection. The ability to call Canada and Mexico is an additional $5 a month, while the ability to call 70 additional countries is $10 dollars. The Canada and Mexico international calling option is only available for customers on a $45 or $55 per month plan. Hotspot features cost $3 per day with an additional 500 megabytes of high-speed data allowance, or $5 and $10 for a month of hotspot use and an additional 1 or 2 gigabytes of high-speed data, respectively.