Or, if you’re Boost Mobile, UNLTD calls, text and MMS, because vowels are just a hindrance. But how does it stack up to the other Telstra MVNOs?
The Optus-backed version of Boost Mobile closed its doors in January, and it has re-opened today as a Telstra owned budget prepaid carrier with a range of plans that focus heavily on unlimited calls. There are three tiers of recharges at $10/$20/$40, with differing expiry and data allowances. It’s unlimited for SMS/MMS and calls to standard national numbers, but excludes talk/text/MMS to international, satellite, premium numbers, operator assisted calls, diverted calls, content charges and there’s no overseas roaming component at all. Data is charged in per-MB blocks, something that can be a bit of a trap if you’re not careful.
Boost has one significant advantage over both Kogan and Aldi, as its coverage maps indicate it has the full run of Telstra’s 3G network, meaning that there are spots on the map where Boost will work but the other MVNOs would drop down to 2G only coverage. Still, if you’re in a coverage area already, how do the carrier offerings stack up if you’re after an unlimited calls plan on Telstra’s 3G network?
|Cheapest Unlimited Plan/Data/Expiry||$10/500MB/5 Days||$29/6GB/30 Days||$35/5GB/30 Days|
|Mid-range Unlimited Plan/Data/Expiry||$20/1GB/15 Days||$79/6GB (per month)/90 Days||N/A|
|Top-Level Unlimited Plan/Data/Expiry||$40/3GB/30 Days||$299/6GB (per month)/365 Days||N/A|