Boost Mobile Review: Everything you should know about the provider


Our Verdict

Boost Mobile

Make prepaid work for you with Boost Mobile. Packed with extras, Boost have one of the more impressive and simple prepaid plans on the market.

Overall 81%

Review was updated on 30th July, 2019

Boost your mobile phone with Boost Mobile’s prepaid plans. Boost’s plans are aimed at those who love to use their phone for entertainment, as well as keeping in touch, plus they come with plenty of data.

The Facts

  • Data limits: from 3GB to 80GB (7-day & 28-day expiry) and 60GB to 240GB (6-month &12-month expiry)
  • Price categories: Super budget (<$10) to high (>$300)
  • Networks: Telstra 4G and 3G
  • Service management apps: Yes (iOS and Android phones and tablets)
  • Support: phone, email, web site

Boost Mobile Review

Not all prepaid plans come as impressively abundant as Boost Mobile. With a wide variety of unlimited offerings to choose from and the valuable inclusions that go in every plan, it’s no wonder the telco was chosen the 2018 winner of Canstar Blue’s annual review of prepaid phone plan providers.

Prepaid plans answer to customers’ need for freedom. But it’s not just about flexibility, it’s also about substantially contributing to make one’s mobile experience smooth and favorable. This is where Boost Mobile comes in.

What Makes Boost Mobile Unique?

It’s prepaid, but not as you know it. Boost Mobile’s prepaid plans function like SIM only plans, except there are no lock-ins and you get to choose to recharge every month instead of being automatically charged. Boost’s plans still have the same great inclusions that you’ve come to expect, including their generous data allowances, data rollover, unlimited calls and texts, and unlimited international calls to select countries.

Key Boost Mobile Features

  • 7-day, 28-day, 6-month & 12-month expiry prepaid plans
  • Offers data-free Apple Music streaming on all plans
  • All mobile plans include unlimited national calls & texts
  • All mobile plans include unlimited international calls & texts
  • Extra international minutes (calls & texts) in select plans
  • Most plans deliver bonus data on the first 3 recharges
  • Data rollover available except for the 7-day prepaid SIM
  • Uses Telstra’s 3G and 4G networks

Does Boost Mobile offer Prepaid Plans?

From the budget-conscious to the big-data-spenders, Boost has the right prepaid plan for you. The cheaper plans give you what you need without the bells and whistles, while the higher up plans come packed with features to keep you going such as data rollover to use on your next recharge. The $30, $40, $50, and $70 prepaid deals also include 15GB bonus data on the first 5 recharges.

Stream Apple Music Data-Free

Get your groove on with Boost’s offering of data free Apple Music streaming across their prepaid plans. With the 40 million songs available on Apple Music, you’ll have plenty to listen to, whatever your music tastes are.

Prepaid Plans

$70 Prepaid
  • Unlimited Calls & Text
  • 80GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan
$70/28 days

$40 Prepaid
  • Unlimited Calls & Text
  • 45GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan
$40/28 days

$50 Prepaid
  • Unlimited Calls & Text
  • 55GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan
$50/28 days

$30 Prepaid
  • Unlimited Calls & Text
  • 35GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan
$30/28 days

$10 Prepaid
  • Unlimited Calls & Text
  • 3GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan
$10/7 days

$20 Prepaid
  • Unlimited Calls & Text
  • 5GB Data
  • Sim Only Plan
$20/28 days

Does Boost Mobile Offer Unlimited Texts and Calls?

Big on texting and calling? Never worry about going over your limit again with Boost’s offer of unlimited calls and texts to standard numbers across all of their prepaid plans. Their prepaid plans come with unlimited international calls and texts as well. Even the cheapest $10 plan with a 7-day expiry includes international talk and text to 20 countries. Depending on the plan you purchase, international inclusions vary on the number of countries (20-30 destinations). There’s bonus international minutes, too; from 100 to 3600 minutes.

Telstra 3G & 4G Network

Boost Mobile delivers unlimited talk and text plus massive data allowances and backed by the country’s largest mobile network. This appeals to many customers — connecting through Telstra’s network with prepaid plans that are cheap with no lock-in contracts. By signing up for a Boost prepaid plan, you get 3G and 4G services on the Telstra Network. By default, your device will switch to 3G and speeds will be less when you go outside of 4G coverage areas.

Boost Mobile Customer Service and Support

You can contact the Boost Mobile customer support team if you’re a current Boost Mobile customers by calling 125 8881, while new customers should call 1800 026 678. They’re also available for Live Chat.

The Boost team is available 8 am to 9 pm every day (AEST).

Telstra Mobile helpdesk

Boost Mobile will be happy to help you with:

  • Looking to join Boost
  • Getting started
  • Managing your account
  • Troubleshooting
  • Latest Offers or Plans

Boost Mobile: The Pros and Cons

The Good

  • Unlimited talk and text and international inclusions on all plans
  • Data rollover available and Apple Music data-free streaming

The Gotchas

  • The cheapest plan only lasts 7 days
  • Bonus data only on first 5 recharges

Summary: Go Big, Go Boost

There’s a reason Boost Mobile won CANSTAR Blue’s Most Satisfied Prepaid Customers award in 2018. They’ve got a good range of plans with generous inclusions across data, international calls, music streaming, and data rollover—and all of this is on Australia’s biggest mobile network.

Score Massive Data with Boost Mobile

Get huge data up to 15GB bonus on first 3 recharges, plus data rollover and no lock-in contract — all on the powerful Telstra network. Unlimited calls & text plans start from $10/7 days.