Boost Mobile Telstra 4G: $30/Mth | 12GB Data (+23GB First 5 Recharges) | Unlimited Calls & Texts | Data Rollover | International

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Boost has just revamped its $30 & $40 prepaid plans with data up from 6GB & 15GB respectively. Considering they utilise Telstra's 4G network, this is an incredible deal. I was on Boost for years, then moved to Virgin Mobile 12 months ago and regretted it. Been back a month and love the coverage and service. For me personally, nothing beats Telstra. And remember, this is a month-on-month prepaid option with no lock in contracts. Enjoy :)

$30 (no contract) gets you unlimited calls & texts, 23GB 35GB data (first 5 recharges, then 12GB), unlimited* minutes to 10 countries, 100 minutes to 40 countries, 100 texts to 50 countries, free Apple Music streaming, and unused data rollover. $40 (no contract) gets you unlimited calls & texts, 33GB data (first 5 recharges, then 22GB), unlimited* minutes to 15 countries, 100 minutes to 35 countries, 100 texts to 50 countries, free Apple Music streaming, and unused data rollover.

Note: Pricing is for 28 days, but choosing auto-recharge provides full month as recharge is set for the same day of each month.

From fine print:

For new Boost Anytime Plus customers only who activate or swap to Boost Anytime Plus from 30 October 2018. First recharge by 25 February 2019, with remaining recharges by 30 June 2019.

Update 16/11: Now + 23GB Bonus on first 5 recharges

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Comments

  • +2 votes

    repost/dupe?

        • +7 votes

          Damn, ok. I've edited title to $30 plan, as that one is $40 plan. Up to mods if this stays or not. Thanks.

          • +16 votes

            @tightarse: wave

            Hi TA, I thought the $30 plan was pretty sweet too! I totally support you making this post, however, I think you should be more clear in the title that the $30 plan is really 12GB + 11GB bonus for the first 5 recharges rather than 23GB. Thanks!!

            • +5 votes

              @StrayfireX: Hi StrayfireX. I agree to a point, but this is a monthly prepaid option (as opposed to a 12 month postpaid plan) with the option to leave at any given time, so having the monthly allowance (with an asterisk), is in my opinion very clear. Would make total sense to have the extra allowance in the title if it was a 12 month lock-in contract. Remember you can leave after the first 5 recharges of 23GB each :)

            • -9 votes

              @StrayfireX: TA is just better at hiding the fine print and making something look better than it really is.
              StrayfireX should just change the title to:
              Boost Mobile Telstra 4G | 33GB* $40/Month | Unlimited Calls & Text | Unlimited International^ | Data Rollover | Apple Music St'm

              • +11 votes

                @MountFranklin: Why would you go down that path? Do you really think this is about me, or about sharing the best deals? Seriously makes me wonder why I bother sometimes. Read my comment above and tell me what I've hidden exactly. Please be clear.

                • +6 votes

                  @tightarse: I have read your comment.
                  It still doesn't change the fact that your title is more attractive deal but it really is no different to StrayfireX post.
                  It's all about making the title as clear as possible to filter and streamline posts

                  • -1 vote

                    @MountFranklin: And I believe my title is exactly that - clear and concise. If you believe it isn't, feel free to report it.

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                      @tightarse: Let's compare the content of titles:
                      TA post: 23GB for $30
                      StrayfireX post: 22GB for $40 (but is really 33GB under TA posting strategy)
                      Ozbargain works on upvotes to drive people to share. You really didnt share anything more than StrayfireX post. You just made it look better

                      • +5 votes

                        @MountFranklin: Really? Look at the revisions. You've been around long enough to know how to do that. I posted my deal without even knowing that StrayfireX had posted his. I also commented that I'd leave it to the mods to decide if it stays or goes. If StrayfireX had a title similar to mine, we wouldn't be having this discussion. And yes, it really is 33GB per month - again, you're not locked into any contract. As far as I'm concerned, I've done nothing wrong. That's all you'll get from me. Thanks.

                        • +5 votes

                          @tightarse: There's no point to looking at revisions if the content of the title is what we see on the front page…

                          And the facts on the front page is:
                          TA post: 23GB for $30
                          StrayfireX post: 22GB for $40 (but should be 33GB under TA posting strategy)

                          Why don't you revise your post to be similar to the original StrayfireX post which was done first? And there wouldn't be this discussion.

                      • +29 votes

                        @MountFranklin: Mount Franklin, while I have disagreed with the wording of TA's title posting, I did do so in an civilised and respectful manner.

                        Please remember that on the other side of the computer there is a person, who excited at finding a new deal, decided to share it with you, in the hopes of saving you some money.

                        Let's keep OzBargain a friendly and supportive place that encourages people to share those bargains.

                        I believe that is the most important point to be made here.

                        TA has made a genuine effort here to amend his post, he's apologised to me as soon as he realised. I'm inclined to believe it was a genuine mistake. He's highlighted the $30 plan instead of the $40, bringing new OzBargainers to save on the lower plan. As I told TA in PMs, my title couldn't do the $30 plan justice.

                        My first bargain I posted was technically a dupe. If I got the same backlash I did now, I would have seriously considered leaving this community.

                        Let's be fair to everyone. TA made an effort tonight to save you $$. Simple as that. Please respect that.

                        As for the wording of the title, I leave that decision to the mods.

                        • +7 votes

                          @StrayfireX: And I'm just making a valid point for mods to consider when two posts describing similar products - there should be more clarity in the two related titles and the onus is on the second poster?

                          • +2 votes

                            @MountFranklin: If you want to make a point for the mods, use the Report button or alternatively TWAM them. It's what both of them are for and not the comment section of the deal.

                            With four online now I'm sure they're having a discussion about it now.

        • +10 votes

          lol. Even that post has same plan along with others, could not get more positives….

  • +3 votes

    Tempting..Do Boost provide monthly tax invoices?

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      Would be interested to know this too

    • +1 vote

      You can see your recharge history through #111# which is where you recharge/check your balance etc.

    • +1 vote

      Check with your accountant if this is relevant:

      From the ATO website

      "Small purchases

      To claim a GST credit for purchases that cost A$82.50 or less (including GST), you should have one of the following:

      a tax invoice
      a cash register docket
      a receipt
      an invoice.
      IF YOU CAN'T GET ONE OF THESE, KEEP A RECORD OF THE PURCHASE, SUCH AS A DIARY ENTRY WITH:

      THE NAME AND ABN OF THE SUPPLIER
      THE DATE OF PURCHASE
      A DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEMS PURCHASED
      THE AMOUNT PAID."

      • +4 votes

        At the end of last financial year, I asked for them to provide me with an invoice/receipt for tax for the previous 12 months. Two weeks later a Telstra rep sent me a "Document for recharge history" which included all of the above details.

    • +1 vote

      I don't think Boost caters for business as this would cannibalize Telstra

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    What happens when you exceed data for the month?

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    can i join this then when telstra has a better plan go JB and get that gift card when the deal is on?

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      I asked that same question a couple of weeks ago. You can't port from Telstra prepaid to Telstra postpaid for the JB offers :(

      • +4 votes

        I believe a straight port won't work. But I ported from Boost to Optus (those cheap blank sims) for a few hours and then walked into JB to get the 20gb Telstra deal last time. Scored that $200 gift card. The rep signing me up was angry that i even attempted this and he was sure it wasn't going to work. He was banging at his keyboard in front of me to show me how badly it was going to fail…until it didn't.

        I'd wait around till another gift card deal comes up from JB and then read the forums for more detailed instructions on how people are doing it. That's the only way i found out about the Optus work around. That being said Telstra may have closed that loophole since then.

        Edit: Sorry port from Boost to Vodaphone blank sim. There was an issue with the Optus one.

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      Which JBHIFI deal?

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      Seconding the below response.

      You need to be out for 'one billing period'. Which in the case of a lock in contract would be a month, however for a month-to-month like the Boost plan there is no minimum. I believe there's an old thread if you search wherein staff from Telstra were confirming this.

      I've ported from boost to voda and walked straight into JB to take advantage of one of the port in deals.

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    Hmm. Big asteriks next 'first 5 recharges' of bonus data, but can't see where it refers to. Currently on boost, but the old plans. Does it mean I get the bonus data switching plans? Or for customers changing carrier?

    • +1 vote

      For new Boost Anytime Plus™ customers only who activate or swap to Boost Anytime Plus from 30 October 2018. First recharge by 25 February 2019, with remaining recharges by 30 June 2019.

      Seems like you get it by switching the plan too :)

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      I just checked my offer in the app.
      I normally recharge the $30 one and get 6gb.
      It says the $30 one is now 12gb

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    I just ported to this few weeks ago, didn't realise it's only new.

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    Sorry Boost needs to be ahead of your competitors…

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    "Pricing is for 28 days, but choosing auto-recharge provides full month as recharge is set for the same day of each month."
    I didn't think you could auto-recharge on Boost. I thought you had to manually recharge every 28 days. How do you auto-recharge??

    • +5 votes

      Definitely can. When you top up by credit card, you have an option to save the card and auto recharge on the same day each month :)

      • +1 vote

        Thanks, this is game changer for me. I've been manually doing it every 28 days….
        Found the answer as well:
        "Auto Recharge is available to customers who have registered a valid credit or debit card with Boost. Auto Recharge can only be used when recharging $20, $30, $40 or $50. Visit boost.com.au/recharge for more information."

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          I’m currently on Auto recharge on the $40 plan. Anyone know if I change to this new $30 plan will I go back to 28 days for the first month of the new plan?

  • +2 votes

    So if you have it on auto recharge you pay 30 bucks for the full month and not 28 days?
    They should really publish that, as I never used them purely because of the 28 day thing.

    • +2 votes

      Called them just now about this, they said if you opt for auto recharge the first month will be 28 day plan, an automatic recharge after the 28th day, then subsequent months will change to 30 day plan. Recharges after 30 days on 2nd and subsequent months. If manual recharge opted, the plan will be 28 days only.

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    Very good deal considering full Telstra coverage, data rollover and free crapple music.

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    Can I port out from Telstra to boost and port back in when JB want to give me a gift card?

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    international countries vary from other providers' inclusion. make sure to check carefully.

  • +1 vote

    Looks like I'll be going back to boost!

  • -3 votes

    Wow their website is ugly. MSY of telcos.

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    they have a new $70 plan now.

  • +3 votes

    My regret this year is switching to Optus from Telstra. The coverage difference is huge.

  • -1 vote

    Still no where near as good a deal that I am currently on with Telstra. Then again, there probably won't be for quite some time.

    • +1 vote

      Thanks for letting us know.

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        You're most welcome :)

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        The thing is if people just tried a little harder they can always get a better deal. It didn't take too much for me and when I got a better deal, I was able to get my brother onto the same deal. Simply put - I pay $9 for 45gb, Unlimited Calls/Texts and Peace of mind. It's their BYO $49/mth plan for $9 with an extra 15gb of data and Peace of mind included.

        I also got their Unlimited Data + Streaming plan normally $99 for $69/mth..

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          Well that is a good deal …. any tips on sourcing this $9 deal.

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            @GMR78: You don't accept their first offer.. or their 2nd sometimes.. :)

            Basically you just keep trying to get what you want in a plan. It took 3 different Telstra reps to get this deal. The first 2 wouldn't do anything for me. The third one did.

            I guess most people don't have the patience (or time) to work hard for a better deal. That's what I enjoy doing.

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          Is that an unlimited mobile or mobile broadband deal?

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    will go to boost right after my contract ends with optus.

  • +1 vote

    You had me at Telstra 4G data rollover. Been getting sick of the Optus coverage and my plan was up a few months ago. Sold.

    • +2 votes

      The way I read it Data only rolls over into the next recharge, not forever like Belong.

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        I half expected something lile that cause forever would be too imba. At least something rolls over…

  • +3 votes

    TA is one of the best contributors of this community. I may say he is the best. Because if a deal is a “Deal of the Century”, TA is most likely to be the author.
    However a lot of people still attack this incrediable man. I don’t know why, but it seems people are not kind and more skeptical than ever in this community.
    I will be very happy to see a good deal. If it get some issues just follow the rules to make it better. Critique are great only when they are contributing.

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