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What You Need to Know


Boost Mobile offers 4G LTE service using the Sprint network. While network coverage isn’t as vast or speeds as fast as other major carriers, their pricing is some of the lowest available. Unlimited music streaming and multi-line discounts increase the value further.

All Boost Mobile plans are prepaid and contract free. Single line plans range between $30 and $70 per month. Multi-line family plans make it possible to enjoy up to 5 lines for only $150 per month.

Bring your own phone support is lacking. In most cases, you’ll need one of the latest flagships from Verizon or Sprint. However, they offer a nice selection of phones for upfront purchase as well. Device financing is not available.

What’s Good?

  • Unlimited data plans
  • No contracts
  • Unlimited music streaming with supported service
  • Multi-line discounts offer substantial savings and easy feature management
  • Great roaming add-ons

What’s Bad?

  • Unlimited data plans often limit video quality to 480p, reduce music streaming quality and throttle gaming performance unless you pay extra
  • Weak support for bringing your own phone
  • Coverage not as good at other carriers

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Notable Features

  • Unlimited Music Streaming: Stream your favorite tracks from iHeart Radio, Spotify, Pandora, Napster, 8tracks and Slacker Radio without worrying about your data. Feature included on all 4G data plans.
  • Unlimited Data: Quit counting gigabytes and use your phone where you want, how you want. Video quality and gaming is throttled. However, for $20 per month, you can remove these limitations streaming and gaming in HD.
  • BoostTV: Enjoy your favorite tv shows, news and sporting events from broadcast channels on your phone. Multiple packages make it easy to find a channel selection that fits your tastes.
  • Boost Dealz: Install the Boost Dealz app and view ads on your unlock screen to earn a $5 account credit each month toward your bill. The feature is only supported on Android devices.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Ranked #5 in the Non-Contract category of  J.D. Power's "U.S. Wireless Customer Care Study Vol. 1 (2017)".
  • Ranked #2 for download speeds in PC Magazine’s 2016 “Fastest Mobile Network” study
  • Ranked #2 in J.D. Power’s 2016 “U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study Volume 2” in the West, Southwest, Northeast and Southeast regions
  • Rated A- with the Better Business Bureau with 28,914 complaints closed in the last 3 years

How's the Network Coverage and Speed?

Boost Mobile uses Sprint’s 4G LTE network to deliver service. While coverage isn’t as good as other major carriers, Sprint offers good signals in many of America’s major cities and urban centers. Major network weaknesses include the Northwest and Midwest regions of the US.

Data from OpenSignal breaks down Boost Mobile network types as follows:

  • 72% LTE (4G)
  • 18% eHRPD (3G)
  • 10% EVDO-A (3G)

You can check coverage and network types in your area on their coverage map.

Gathering data from their mobile app, OpenSignal shows that transfer speeds on this network are slower than those on the other main carriers. 4G download speeds averaged 6.3Mbits per second and 4G uploads are at 3.4Mbits per second. 3G speeds are significantly slower at 0.5Mbits per second downloading and 0.6Mbits per second uploading.

Data from PC Magazine’s 2016 study “Fastest Mobile Networks” shows speedier numbers. 4G download speeds in their nationwide test averaged 20.58Mbits per second while uploads clocked in at 6.9Mbits per second--the slowest of the four major carriers.

Findings from Ookla’s United States “SpeedTest Market Report” sit in the middle with 4G download speeds averaging 15.04Mbits per second and uploads toddling along at 4.7Mbits per second.

Do They Charge Roaming Fees?

All Boost Mobile plans include coast-to-coast voice and data service. In most cases, Boost Mobile phones do not support international roaming. This is due to the difference in network technologies used on Boost Mobile phones.

However, if you’re traveling to Mexico, their $5 Todo Mexico Plus plan offers 1.5 to 8GB of 4G LTE data, plus unlimited calling and texting using your monthly allotment for $5 per month.

What About Long Distance Fees?

All plans include calls to US landlines and mobile at no additional charge. For calls outside the US, rates vary by destination. However, they offer a number of add-ons to help manage long distance fees.

  • Todo Mexico Plus: Enjoy unlimited calls to Canada and Mexico using your monthly allotment for $5.
  • International Connect Plus: Enjoy unlimited calls to Canada and Mexico, unlimited international texting, unlimited calling to landlines in 70 countries, 200 minutes to mobiles in more than 50 countries and reduced rates to 200 countries around the globe for $10 per month.
  • International Minute Packs: Purchase minutes to specific countries starting at $3 per bundle. Minutes expire after 90 days if unused.

For additional information on international rates and add-ons, consult Boost Mobile’s International Services page.

Does Boost Mobile Offer Wi-Fi Calling?

No. Boost Mobile does not support native Wi-Fi calling or offer a Wi-Fi calling app.

How About Voice over LTE (VoLTE)?

No. 

Can I Tether My Phone?

Yes! Tethering on plans with limited comes out of your monthly allotment. For unlimited data plans, tethering is limited to 8GB per month.

You can find out more about tethering and instructions for using the feature on your phone in Boost Mobile’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Can I Rollover Unused Data?

No. None of the current Boost Mobile plans include data rollover.

What Add-ons or Bundles are Available?

On top of the calling, roaming and data add-ons already mentioned, they offer a few add-ons and top off options to help you get the most from your phone.

Popular options include:

  • Phone Insurance: For $7 per month, you can enjoy peace of mind for phone damage, theft or loss.
  • CallWatch: For $2 per month, you can unlock advanced call screening filters that use databases to match calls from telemarketers, scams or unwanted callers.
  • Data Add-Ons: Add up to 2GB to your monthly data allotment for $5 per GB.
  • BoostTV: Watch your favorite channels and shows using your phone starting at $10 per month.

Can I Bring My Own Device?

Yes! However, the list of supported devices is small. At the time of writing, support includes specific models of the 5, 6 and 7-series iPhones and the Galaxy S7 Special Edition.

For additional information, consult their Bring Your Own Phone FAQ.

Do They Require a Credit Check?

No! As a prepaid provider, Boost Mobile offers service without credit worries or hefty deposits.

Do They Charge an Early Termination Fee?

No! Service is on a month-to-month basis. You’re free to switch carriers at any time.

Can I Port My Number To or From Boost Mobile?

Yes! They support number porting anywhere where Wireless Local Number Portability is in effect.

Requirements for porting your number include:

  • The account you wish to transfer your number from must be active and in good standing
  • You must know the name and address on the account
  • You must know the account number
  • You must provide the last 4 digits of the social security number of the account holder or a corresponding Tax ID

You may also need to know the password or security question for the previous account.

Will They Unlock My Phone?

Yes--with limitations. For most devices created after February 2015, Boost Mobile automatically unlocks the phone upon meeting the terms of your contract or finance agreement. However, due to the frequencies used by Boost Mobile, many Boost Mobile-locked phones have trouble operating on other carriers.

You’ll find a full listing of requirements on their Unlocking Policy page.


For additional questions about pricing, features and coverage, be sure to check our Boost Mobile Q&A Forum. It’s filled with questions and answers from people like you looking to get the most out of their mobile service!

If you spot any errors or missing information, please let us know! It's appreciated and will help make this page better for everyone.


Voice network: iDEN, CDMA 1900 MHz
Data network: 1xRTT, EVDO Rev. A

Boost Mobile Customer Service

Mailing Address:
8845 Irvine Center Dr., Ste. 200 Irvine, CA 92618

Phone Number:
866-402-7366 (or 611 from your cell)

Helpful Links

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Tom's Guide

Solid customer service, decent selection of phones

from Tom's Guide
Boost Mobile's performance is hampered by the fact that it relies on the network of parent company Sprint. But there are other positives to this network. The carrier has the best selection of phones among prepaid providers, strong customer service and some attractive plans, especially now that you can boost your data allotment by making regular on-time payments. All of those are enough to make it tie with MetroPCS as the best choice for prepaid carrier, despite the latter's vastly superior network performance... Full review
Top Ten Reviews

Prices are the most affordable

from Top Ten Reviews
If the best cell phone providers are the ones that are most affordable, then Boost Mobile deserves recognition. Its cheap prices and welcome discounts give you superb value for money. You don't have the same degree of choice as other providers when it comes to picking your phone, and its coverage can be spotty in some areas thanks to its reliance on the Sprint network. If you just want cheap cell phone service, though, Boost could well be your best bet... Full review
Reviews.com

Offers phones for every lifestyle and budget

from Reviews.com
Boost Mobile's unlimited prepaid phone plans will appeal to heavy cell phone users who want to keep costs low without sacrificing quality. You have to buy a new device when you sign up, but they do have a nice selection of the latest smartphones to choose from... Full review
Signal sucks 80% of the time. Was okay at first, expensive for sucky service very disappointed.
Signal sucks 80% of the time. Was okay at first, expensive for sucky service very disappointed. Less
Dawn

recommended them to anybody

Best consumer service
Best consumer service Less
Lisa

Boost is a honest carrier

No live service

I have tried repeatedly to get a live person to talk to at Boost Mobile to no avail. Can anybody tell me how I can get through?
I have tried repeatedly to get a live person to talk to at Boost Mobile to no avail. Can anybody tell me how I can get through? Less

It lasted 15 months, then the only way i could call anyone was with the speaker on.

It was a great phone while it lasted. After about 15 months i suddenly realized that I had to use the speaker to make all calls. I contacted tech support and they said i neeed a repair from Motorala. When I called them they said their would be a charge and I'd have to ship the phone to them. Since i... More
It was a great phone while it lasted. After about 15 months i suddenly realized that I had to use the speaker to make all calls. I contacted tech support and they said i neeed a repair from Motorala. When I called them they said their would be a charge and I'd have to ship the phone to them. Since i could'nt be without a phone, that was out of the question. I took care of the phone, and never dropped it or anything; I guess we are supposed to replace everything we own at the drop of a hat. Just think if your car or, stereo, or giant flat panel t.v. only lasted 15 months, and they told you to replace it. if the next phone breaks down I'm going to get the cheapest available. Or maybe I'll just bean the salesman in the head with it. At least I'll get a laugh. Less

My Boost is a good value with the i776

I've been using Boost, no contract, $50 unlimited monthly for 9 months now. Total monthly fee is $53 with taxes. I ported my landline number of 35 years over to this cell and pay much less than I was paying for 6 mo of limited cell, local and longdistance landline. I'm a snowbird that spends about 6... More
I've been using Boost, no contract, $50 unlimited monthly for 9 months now. Total monthly fee is $53 with taxes. I ported my landline number of 35 years over to this cell and pay much less than I was paying for 6 mo of limited cell, local and longdistance landline. I'm a snowbird that spends about 6 mo. in the midwest between Chicago, IL. and Milwaukee WI. and 6 months in Kingman Arizona near Bullhead City / Laughlin NV. When I answer, people can't tell if I'm in AZ or IL. I've had no signal problems in these home and surrounding areas but coverage is not contiguous from IL to AZ so this company may net be for everybody. I use the Motorola i776 for phone calls, texting, pictures, IM and E-mail. My daughter has one too but gets poor signal at her home in McHenry, IL. She is the only one I can share using the Nextel Walkie-Talkie feature. I use the the i776 Bluetooth to connect to my Panasonic wireless house phones. The web service is limited so I can't go to all the same sites I can go to on my computer. The e-mail service is also limited to text but Boost took the time to get an e-mail application that works with most of the free e-mail services and IM with this i776 phone. The phone's camera is lacking fine image quality but is a handy feature. All in all I find this to be the best value for me, at the present time. Less