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How do Boost Mobile telephone plans work?

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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.

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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.

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