Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile

In 2002 Boost Mobile officially launched in the USA in a partnership with Nextel Communications. The company offered walkie talkie 2 way radio like functionality with its push to talk service over Nextel’s iDEN network. Subscribers paid a dollar a day for for the service to get unlimited talk and text.

In 2006 Sprint purchased Nextel Communications and hence the Boost Mobile brand. Almost immediately the company began offering service on Sprint’s CDMA network in select markets, while still maintaining its push to talk service in many markets. It wasn’t until 2013 that Sprint and Boost Mobile fully retired Boost’s iDEN network in favor of Sprint’s CDMA network.

On July 1, 2020, Boost Mobile was officially purchased by DISH. Moving forward, DISH will use the T-Mobile network to provide service to new customers.

In July of 2021, DISH announced that it signed an agreement with AT&T to allow AT&T to provide wireless service to its MVNO partners including Boost Mobile.

On November 18th, 2021, Boost Mobile formally announced its first wireless plans to take advantage of the AT&T network. The new plans have been named Carrier Crusher plans.

Plans Breakdown

$10 / month$15 / month$25 / month$35 / month$50 / month$60 / month
Networks UsedT-MobileAT&T, T-MobileAT&T, T-MobileT-MobileAT&T, T-MobileAT&T, T-Mobile
High-Speed Data1 GB2 GB5 GB10 GB35 GB35 GB
Includes Unltd 2G DataNoNoNoNoYesYes
Network Type4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE, 5G4G LTE, 5G4G LTE
Hotspot DataYesYesYesYesYesYes
International Talk/TextNo / NoNo / NoNo / NoNo / NoNo / NoNo / No
Wifi Calling/TextingNo / NoNo / NoNo / NoNo / NoNo / NoNo / No