Boost Mobile Plans & Review

Get full Telstra coverage without the hefty price tag with Boost Mobile's prepaid plans.

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Boost Mobile has a focus on keeping the youth of Australia connected with a good quality mobile plan. As part of this, they like to offer lots of data on their prepaid offerings.

Top features:

  • High value long expiry plans.
  • Free Apple Music streaming.
  • Full Telstra network coverage.

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Compare Boost Mobile's long expiry prepaid plans below

Boost Mobile review: Why choose them?

On top of the free calls and texts in Australia, Boost has a bunch of bonus features on their prepaid plans:

  • International inclusions. Depending on which plan you buy, you'll get unlimited international calls to 20 to 30 countries, including China, Brazil, France, the US, the UK and more. You'll also get 100 minutes of talk to up to 35 more. These inclusions are similar for long-expiry plans.
  • Music streaming. No matter which plan you're on, you'll be able to stream as much Apple Music as your heart desires, at no data cost. However, you'll still need to own an Apple Music subscription.
  • Rollover data. When you recharge before the expiry date, you get to carry over all unused data to your next recharge period.
  • Add-on credit. You can either add 1GB for $5 or 3GB for $15 to your account if you need just a little bit more before recharging.
  • Auto recharge. Customers on the $40 and up 28-day expiry plans can set up an auto recharge function via app or phone call so that they don't forget to recharge.
  • Overseas roaming. If you're planning to head overseas but still want to make calls and texts while you're there, Boost offers a $5 or $15 add-on, which will let you do just that at the cost of some credit. Data will be disabled while roaming.

Still undecided about Boost? We've weighed out both sides of the equation for you.

 

Pros

  • Free domestic texts and calls on all plans and plenty of international inclusions.
  • Free Apple Music streaming on all plans.
  • Good value long-expiry plans if data is a big concern.
  • Full Telstra network coverage.

Cons

  • The 28-day recharge period means you'll be paying for an extra 30ish days a year.
  • Only offers prepaid plans – go elsewhere if you want postpaid.

Boost Mobile network coverage

Like many other small retailers, Boost uses the Telstra 3G and 4G networks for its plan coverage. Unlike some retailers, though, Boost actually utilises the entire Telstra network. Check it out in more detail on its coverage map.

Boost Mobile: FAQ

How do I switch to Boost Mobile?

Switching to Boost mobile is a fairly simple process.

  1. Make sure you have an unlocked phone already to put a SIM in. Boost doesn't offer phones with plans.
  2. Purchase the plan you want online, which will come with its own SIM. If you're switching over from Telstra, you'll need to contact Boost directly for a special blank Boost SIM.
  3. Activate your SIM once it arrives. If you want to keep your own number, select the "bring my own phone number" tab and Boost will arrange the transfer with your previous provider.
  4. Your SIM should be activated and your new service ready to go in a few hours to a day.

How do I recharge Boost Mobile?

Boost provides four methods for recharging:

  • Boost app. The Boost app is available on both Apple and Android and can be downloaded from their app stores for free.
  • Online. Either visit Boost's recharge page on your desktop or go to care.boost.com.au on your mobile browser. Follow the instructions listed.
  • By phone. If you want to, you can call #111# to recharge over your handset.
  • Auto recharge. So long as you're on a $40 and up 28-day expiry plan, you can set up an auto recharge by any of the methods above and have your plan automatically refreshed every period. Remember that this payment won't stop until you cancel it, no matter whether you're using the service or not.

Boost accepts the following payment types for all recharges:

  • Credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
  • PayPal.
  • Recharge vouchers purchased from a retailer, including Woolworths, Coles, JB HiFi and more.

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    DanAugust 3, 2017

    I need more info on what card I want.

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      RenchAugust 4, 2017Staff

      Hi Dan,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with Boost Mobile or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      If you are referring to Boost Mobile SIM only plans, you are on the correct page. You may click on ‘View details’ on the side of your preferred plan to see more info or you may visit Boost mobile official site, where you can purchase the plan.

      You can also go to this page and make use of the search filter to compare plans that will suit your needs.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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