Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile plans

Our verdict: Boost Mobile offers excellent value and full Telstra 4G network without the premium price tag.

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Pros

  • Full Telstra 4G network
  • Competitively priced phone plans starting from $10 per recharge
  • Extra features include data rollover

Cons

  • No international roaming
  • Most prepaid plans offer bonus data but only for the first 3 recharges

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Name Product Features Data Price
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
3GB
Data
$3.33 per GB
$10
per 7 days expiry
3GB
Data

$3.33/GB
$10
per 7 days expiry
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
5GB
Data
$4.00 per GB
$20
per 28 days expiry
5GB
Data

$4.00/GB
$20
per 28 days expiry
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  • Online offer: $10 instead of $30. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
45GB
Data
$0.67 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
45GB
Data

$0.67/GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
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Boost Mobile review: Our verdict

Boost's biggest selling point is no doubt its full access to the Telstra 4G network without the big T's prices.

The way we see it, its plans are great for all ages – whether you're 18, 40 or older – for a few reasons:

  • You get multiple price points and data values for both casual and heavy mobile Internet users
  • Free delivery across the country when you buy the Boost SIM online
  • Regular promotions to keep your eyes peeled on, majority of which offer bonus data


Boost's positives outweigh its negatives, but you should still keep in mind that:

  • There's no international roaming available for when travel outside of Australia is back on the cards
  • Most of its bonus data offers only last for the first 3 recharges then drops back to its original plan inclusions

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Value for money

These are rock solid for the budget-conscious as prices start as low as $20 for 5GB. You also have the option to go up to $70 per recharge for 65GB, which is still great value.
Boost's $200 for 100GB is one of the best-priced long expiry plans on the Telstra network. You could also get $300 for 240GB, which is technically better value but it's only worth it if you're a regular streaming fiend.
  • Good to know: All of Boost's prepaid plans come out to an average of $1.44 per 1GB of data. This is a little higher than what you want to aim for, which is about $1 per GB.

Things to watch out for:

  • Getting a 28-day expiry plan does mean an additional recharge or 2 throughout the year compared to a 30-day expiry plan. This saves you about 6% in total yearly costs.
  • Bonus data on Boost's plans will drop from your fourth recharge onwards. However, you are free to switch providers whenever you want as there's no lock-in contract.
  • Boost's long-expiry plans are great on paper but if you don't use too much data on a day-to-day basis, there are cheaper options to consider.

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Coverage

If coverage is important to you, Boost will suit you just fine. That's because:
  • It has full access to Telstra's 4G network. It's the biggest network in the country and reaches 99.5% of Australians.
  • Boost is only 1 of 2 providers that gets the full Telstra coverage. The other is JB Hi-Fi.
  • If you're someone who lives in a regional part of Australia or enjoys hiking and camping, you'll find Telstra's wide coverage handy.

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Customer service

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User-friendly app
5 star
3.0 Finder average
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No in-store locations

Boost has a few different ways for you to get in touch all 7 days of the week. You'll be able to:

  • Reach out to its call centre between 8am and 8pm AEST.
  • Ask a question in its customer forum.
  • Speak to an agent via online chat on its website or Facebook page between 7am and 11pm AEST (recommended for quicker responses).
  • Access a user-friendly app that lets you recharge, check your balance and get customer service help, all in 1 place.
  • Keep in mind: There are no physical stores to the likes of Telstra and Optus in case you prefer in-person chats.

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Bonus features

While Boost's plans don't come with all the bells and whistles that you'd expect from Telstra and Optus, it does offer a few stand-out features.

🔄 Data rollover

This is great for people who would like a data bank for future use. However, keep in mind that the data you save up with Boost is only available within your next recharge.

🌏 International calls inclusions

Make unlimited international calls to 20 countries and get 300 free minutes to 30 selected destinations plus 300 texts to any country. All 28-day plans except the $20 offer include these. This is a good option for people with families abroad.

Which rivals are giving Boost a run for its money?

We think Boost is a decent choice for a prepaid provider, but if you're still on fence, you might want to consider a few other strong providers:

For similarly priced plans:


amaysim logo

If you like what you see with Boost, amaysim runs on the Optus 4G network and offers similar plans and deals.

Another option on the Telstra network:

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ALDImobile doesn't get full Telstra 4G coverage but still runs on the Telstra network and covers 98.8% of Australians. Its plans are also cheaper than Boost's.

For higher data plans:


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If Boost's plans don't offer enough data for you, consider Circles.Life for affordable, higher-data mobile plans.

Ready to sign up to Boost Mobile?

Signing up to Boost Mobile is easier than you think. Once you've decided which plan best suits your needs, you can easily sign up via Finder by clicking the green "Go to site" button.

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What if I want to keep my current phone number?
Easy. As long as your current mobile number is registered under your name, Boost can port it across to your new service within a couple of days.

It might be trickier if your current number is under someone else's name, such as a parent or partner. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.


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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 select ‘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.

      Please feel free to explore various mobile plans. Use our search filters to narrow down your options and compare plans that will suit your needs.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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