2019 Finder Awards
Winner: Best Prepaid SIM (Under $40)
With Boost's $30 plan, not only do you get 20GB of data on a 28-day expiry across Telstra's network but data rollover means it's easy to take advantage of what you pay for.
2019 Finder Awards
Winner: Best Prepaid SIM (Long Life)
The $150 Boost SIM card will give you 80GB of data over 12 months plus data-free Apple Music streaming and unlimited local, national and international calls to 25 destinations.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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