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Boost Mobile is going 4G on Telstra’s network

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Want Telstra's network without the high prices or contracts? This could be the deal you're looking for.

Month-to-month mobile provider Boost has announced that it will be offering 4G services to its customers from 29 September 2015, making it the first provider to offer access to Telstra's 4G network other than Telstra itself.

Boost's month-to-month plans have the advantage of being considerably cheaper, as you can see in the table below:

Plan$20 Ultra$40 Unlimited

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Boost's plans also have an odd feature where you score extra data for use on Sundays. You get an extra 500MB each Sunday on the $20 plan, or 1GB each Sunday on the $40 plan. That means in theory you can get 7GB of data on a $40 plan, though only if you're happy for more than half of it to be consumed across four days in the month.

If you pay $35 a month on a Telstra month-to-month plan, you get just 500MB of data, or 2.5GB on a $50 plan (which doesn't have unlimited calls or texts either).

Existing customers with compatible phones will be automatically 4G-enabled. Your handset needs to support 1800MHz bands. Note that Telstra is keeping its even faster "4GX" network to itself for now. Check out our guide to the difference between 3G and 4G networks for more on this.

Telstra has been reluctant to sell its 4G spectrum to others, so this is quite a big shift. Conversely, most major providers using the Optus network are already on 4G.

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