Boost Mobile Review: Compare Pricing, Plans and Promotions


Our Verdict

Boost Mobile

As straight-to-the-point as the audience it's aimed at, Boost gets you conected without hassle.

Overall 87%
  • Contract Plans: None
  • Voice: 3G
  • Data: 3G, 4G
  • No-contract Plans: BYO Phone, Prepaid phones available
  • Network: Telstra

Having been around as a brand since 2000 and actually branching out to fly the brand flag in the United States (where it’s run as a separate company using the same logo), Boost Mobile has long been a fan of smart, colourful design and uncomplicated prepaid plans. Their current offerings actually serve data users better than most other contenders; and they’ll sell you a cheap smartphone too!

For Voice Users

  • Free Voicemail: Yes, except on lowest plan
  • Visual Voicemail: No
  • 4G Voice Calls: No

Boost offers four plans that start off small and escalate quickly. They all come with unlimited talk and texts to standard national numbers. The cheapest is $10, but expires in 7 days. It’s the other three where things get interesting. Especially the $40 and $50 plans – they pack unlimited calls & texts to 10 selected countries (NZ, Canada, the UK and the USA among them).

However, if you want to call any countries outside that group of ten, you need to buy a “bolt-on” pack for an extra $15 per 28 days, which gives you the privilege of paying to call the country you want. Possibly handy for one-time uses, but if you need to call any country outside of the “group of 10”, another provider would suit you better.

You can always compare mobile plans here.

For Text Messagers

The texts, they are unlimited, no matter which plan you choose – as are MMS picture, audio and video messages. International texting is unlimited for the top two plans for the 10 countries included, otherwise you will need a bolt-on.

Boost mobile

Boost is a great pick for heavy mobile data users. Photo: Pexels

For Data Users

  • 4G: Yes
  • LTE Advanced: No

Boost uses the Telstra’s full 4G network. You can check coverage on their website. That’s great news when you consider how fast Telstra’s 4G network is even at its base speed (up to 50Mbps) and how much data Boost throws at you. The hook they have here is bonus free weekend data – so the $40 plan will give you 5GB data up front, then an extra 1GB each weekend for a total of 9GB inside the 28-day recharge (though of course, if you use it all up sooner, and need to buy another recharge, those bonus weekend data grants do not stack). Other plan include a base of 1GB ($10), 3GB ($30), and 7GB ($50).

Costs and Contracts

The most you can spend on the basic recharges is $50, and that gets you a ton of data alongside unlimited calls and texts so it’s easy to see how Boost’s plans are a good deal – as long as your usage fits. If you’re going to burn through data faster than most, that banner headline of 11GB per recharge for the $50 offering could well turn out to be only 7GB – since that’s all you get before your first weekend freebie.

Special Offers

Boost has a feature page for its offers, which tend to be more value-added things you can take advantage of as a Boost customer. A page for student discounts is also regularly populated with promos and offers.

Boost Mobile Offers

Get unlimited international minutes with Boost Mobile. Both the $40 and $50 mobile plans come with unlimited international calls to 10 countries, including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, India, New Zealand, and Singapore. Plus, starting October 2017, the $40 is discounted by 50% for new customers. Sign up online and get it for only $20.

Customer Service

TypeContactHours Available
Type: Phone SupportContact: 125 8881Hours Available: 8am-9pm, 7 days
Type: Live ChatContact: Boost web siteHours Available: 24 hours, 7 days
Type: Community ForumsContact: Boost web siteHours Available: 24 hours, 7 days
Type: Boost Mobile AppContact: iTunes/Android StoresHours Available: 24 hours, 7 days

Mobile Plans

Mobile - Mini
  • $500 Calls
  • 1GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan

Yomojo Kids Plan + 1GB Data
  • mins Calls
  • 1GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan

Telstra BYO Plan $49
  • Unlimited Calls & Text
  • 30GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan

Green 12 Sim Only Month to Month
  • Unlimited Calls & Text
  • 500MB Data
  • Sim Only Plan

Moose 9
  • 200 mins Calls
  • 1GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan


Related Offers

DOUBLE DATA - 40GB data allowance (normally 20GB)
on the Mobile - Extra Large plan with Unlimited Calls & Text
DATAFEST - 4GB Bonus! 10GB total data (normally 6GB)
on the Mobile - Medium plan with Unlimited Calls & Text
50c for the first month! Order online & use code "CHRISTMAS". Activate before 31.12.2018. Offer ends 16.12.2018 midnight.
on the Mobile - Mini plan with $500 Calls
on the Mobile - MiniPlus plan with Unlimited Calls & Text
DATAFEST - 10GB Bonus! 25GB total data (normally 15GB)
on the Mobile - Large plan with Unlimited Calls & Text
DOUBLE DATA - 4 GB data allowance (normally 2GB)
on the Mobile - Small plan with Unlimited Calls & Text
23GB Bonus on first 5 recharges
on the Boost $70 UNLTD+ Prepaid Plan plan with Unlimited Calls & Text
$70/28 days
Now $15! Offer ends 07/01/2019
on the Boost $40 UNLTD+ Prepaid Plan plan with Unlimited Calls & Text
$40/28 days