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Boost Mobile destroys the competition with the cheapest ‘unlimited’ plan in the US

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Owned by Sprint for several years and then sold by T-Mobile to Dish in 2020 to maintain (the appearance) of competition in the US wireless industry, Boost Mobile is certainly not in a position to catch up with AT&T’s customer numbers in the near term, but in terms of where for your money, this prepaid operator gets harder and harder to beat.

This is available exclusively to new customers at a monthly rate of $25 that the carrier promises never to disappoint as long as you’re enrolled in the Autopay program. That’s pretty much a flawless one-two punch to Verizon and AT&T, both of which overcharge their subscribers for unlimited service and raise prices with little to no regard for things like loyalty.
$25 a month buys you unlimited “everything” on Boost Mobile, mind you, with access to the operator’s “extensive data network” (aka T-Mobile alongside AT&T) and even (limited) 5G availability, though as always, there’s a catch.”

While your unlimited calls and texts won’t have any limitations of course, the “unlimited” mobile data included in this dirt-cheap new plan “may drop in speed after you use 30GB. That’s less than 35 gigs of “high”. speed” monthly data offered on the $50 plan, but given the 50 percent discount, we can probably agree it’s well worth the sacrifice.

The only other thing to keep in mind is that the $25 monthly plan also doesn’t come with a separate mobile hotspot allocation, so while tethering is allowed, its usage counts toward the aforementioned 30 gig high-speed bucket. .

Still, Boost Mobile currently calls this the “lowest unlimited plan in the US,” beating Metro by T-Mobile’s entry-level option, for example, by a cool $15. Meanwhile, it’s clearly not worth comparing what Boost offers here to the unlimited postpaid services from Verizon, AT&T or T-Mo, given both the huge price difference and the very different audiences.

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