While many companies continue to pump astonishing amounts of money into things like ‘metaverse’, NFT and blockchain technology in hopes of making even more money, others are taking a more direct approach to what has become the norm in recent years: the digital aspect of us. to live.
Boost Mobile is one of the companies that is trying to introduce a new way for its customers to pay their bills. It’s something that other companies have tried in the past, so it’s certainly not something innovative or unique, but it’s an option that allows users to save money while doing something fun.
According to CNET, Boost Mobile has just introduced a new option for its customers to lower their bills. Basically, Boost Mobile customers can pay all (or part of) their phone bills by watching ads and playing games.
The new option is available through the new BoostOne App where they can play very simple games or watch ads, and get coins to help lower their phone bills. Apparently Boost Mobile was inspired by the in-game rewards ads in popular games like Fortnite and Candy Crush for this payment model.
Obviously, it takes time to earn enough coins to pay your entire phone bill. For example, one of a carrier’s Boost Coins is the equivalent of one cent, and watching an ad for a few seconds will earn you two Boost Coins. Another way to earn Boost Coins is with the “spin to win” wheel, which rewards players with just five cents or a whopping $5.
Interestingly, Boost Mobile plans to extend its “watch and earn” payment model to phones, meaning you’ll soon be able to buy the carrier’s handsets using Boost Coins. It is an interesting concept that offers customers an alternative to the traditional currency. But since time is the most valuable commodity these days, many will probably give up on cutting their phone bills if it takes too much of their lives.