Boost adds new lower cost data-heavy prepaid plans
Boost’s new UNLTD plans are lower cost with more data, as long as you include weekends.
Boost has long been the Telstra MVNO that provides a simpler experience than the "full" Telstra package at a markedly lower cost. Today it has added a few new elements to its low-cost strategy, launching two new plans in its UNLTD packages. Joining the existing $40 and $50 recharge tiers are $10 and $30 UNLTD packages.
The $10 plan gives you unlimited standard national calls and texts along with 1GB of data, but the expiry is a super-short 7 days (Coles Mobile offers a similar deal). That’s potentially a good fit for travellers to Australia who may only be here for a short visit, although it’s worth keeping in mind that those unlimited calls are for standard national calling, and don't include any international calls home.
The new $30 UNLTD tier has the same 28-day expiry as the more pricey $40 and $50 tiers, with 3GB of standard data to use at any time, plus 1GB of data to use for each weekend that your plan expiry counts for. That could give you up to 7GB of total data usage if you’re careful about your data usage. There no international calling provisions on the $30 ULTD plan, unlike the $40 and $50 UNLTD packs give you unlimited international calls to Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, NZ, Singapore, South Korea, UK and USA, .
Here’s how Boost’s new plans compare: