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Boost Mobile price rise: How big is it and can you do better?

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Boost Mobile announces price hikes to majority of its prepaid mobile plans, starting from 4 July.

Boost Mobile is the latest telco to announce an increase to its mobile plan prices for new and existing customers by $2 to $30 depending on the plan.

The price changes will be automatically applied from 4 July.

However, if you don't have auto-recharge set up, you will not be charged until you choose one of its new plans.

How much is Boost Mobile increasing its prices by?

In an email to its customers, Boost Mobile confirmed the following mobile plan changes:

Current rechargeNew recharge from 4 July 2023Expiry
$10 for 3GB$12 for 5GB7 days
$20 for 5GB$22 for 7GB28 days
$30 for 20GB$35 for 25GB28 days
$40 for 30GB$45 for 35GB28 days
$50 for 40GB$55 for 45GB28 days
$70 for 65GB$70 for 90GB (No price change)28 days
$200 for 130GB$230 for 160GB12 months
$300 for 240GBNo change12 months

The good news is you'll end up getting more data in return and still have access to 1 of 2 Telstra MVNOs to offer full Telstra coverage.

The other is JB Hi-Fi but it essentially sells Telstra own plans, repackaged.

What alternatives do I have to Boost Mobile?

If you don't want more data and aren't happy with the price increase, then it might be time to switch.

One of the more budget-friendly alternatives would be MATE, which runs on Telstra's wholesale network.

You can get 10GB for only $1 per month for the first 3 months, then $20 a month ongoing.

Just keep in mind you may feel the difference with Telstra's wholesale network if you're in rural or regional Australia.

Are other mobile providers also raising prices?

It might not come as much of a surprise, but with the rising cost of pretty much everything, mobile providers are also lifting their rates.

Vodafone increased it prices in April by $5 a month on majority of its postpaid plans.

Woolworths Mobile hiked up prices to its mobile plans by up to 25% on April 24.

Telstra has announced a price increase on its prepaid plans starting 4 July, and its likely postpaid customers will be hit by a similar fate.

It's also probable other major providers such as Optus and TPG will follow suit to match inflation, but only time will tell.

If you're looking to compare, switch and save on your mobile plan check out our 2023 Finder Mobile Award winners.

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