Boost Mobile was started in 2002 and purchased by Sprint in 2006. They offer service on Sprint’s CDMA network and effectively act as Sprint Prepaid. Boost Mobile’s plans are more affordable than Sprint’s and offer many of the same features. With excellent family discounts, the option for unlimited data plans, and more affordable pricing, Boost Mobile has been a popular prepaid carrier. Taxes and fees are also included with Boost’s plans, which is nice touch.
Boost Mobile’s biggest limitation has been their device support. Boost had an extremely limited BYOD program (Bring Your Own Device), making it challenging for customers who had purchased an unlocked smartphone at full price to activate on Boost’s network. Boost’s own phones were typically locked to their network too, making it challenging to leave.
With the upcoming Sprint and T-Mobile merger, Boost Mobile will be soon owned and operated by Dish. Dish will become the fourth major wireless carrier in the United States, along with Verizon, AT&T, and the New T-Mobile.
Boost Mobile offers excellent family plan discounts available for all of their plans.
Boost Mobile uses the Sprint network for coverage.
Boost Mobile supports stateside international calling and texting with their plans with various add-ons to choose from, including Todo Mexico PLUS, International Connect PLUS, International Minute Packs, and International Text Messaging. Learn more about Boost’s international features on their website.
Boost Mobile offers international data roaming in Mexico with their $5 per month Todo Mexico PLUS add-on.
All taxes and fees are included with Boost Mobile’s plans!
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Boost Mobile offers international calling and texting add-ons for their plans.
Make unlimited calls to and from Mexico and get 8GB of high speed data in Mexico. Also make calls from the United States to Canada and enjoy unlimited international texting.
Make and receive calls to and from Mexico, make calls to Canada from the United States, enjoy unlimited international texting, get unlimited calls to landlines in 70+ countries, get 200 minutes to mobile phones in 50+ countries and landlines in the Dominican Republic, and enjoy reduced pay-per-minute rates for calling 200+ other international destinations.
Call landlines and mobile phones in select countries and enjoy unlimited international texting.
Send texts to supported international destinations at a rate of $0.10 per text. Receive text messages for free.