T-Mobile’s no-contract plans have proven extraordinarily popular, so much so that even incumbent carriers like Verizon and AT&T have responded aggressively with new programs of their own. Sprint-owned Boost Mobile is the latest to enter the fray with the introduction of Monthly Unlimited Select – three new plans, starting at $40 a month.
Each Monthly Unlimited Select plan includes unlimited talk, text and data. However, high speed data is limited to certain plan-dependent thresholds – 500MB for the $40 a month tier, 2.5GB for $50, and 5GB for $60. Going over the limit will significantly throttle speeds.
The new plans also do away with the monthly premium for smartphones. Even the Galaxy S 5, which is coming to Boost Mobile May 19, can be activated with any of the new offerings.
All things considered, the Monthly Unlimited Select plans are a pretty good value. A comparable plan from Aio Wireless also starts at $40 a month with unlimited talk, text, but with data that is always throttled at 8Mbps and throttled further after certain limits are reached. T-Mobile’s Simple Starter Plan, also beginning at $40 for unlimited talk and text, does not include unlimited data.
Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited Select plans are available starting today.