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Boost Mobile 12 Month Plan $140 @ Coles in Store Only (Telstra 4G, 80GB Data, Unlimited Calls & Text, Overseas*)

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$10 cheaper than Boost direct, and includes a free $2 SIM. Starts Wed July 24. Enjoy :)

*Unlimited overseas calls & text to 25 select destinations, and 1200 minutes to a further 30 destinations.

Click here for product information & terms on Boost website.

Offer valid Wed 24 Jul - Tue 30 Jul 2019
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          • +1 vote

            @Almost Banned: "downloads"
            Could do it in 1 day, if you're not the brightest.

            • +1 vote

              @Ulysses31: I understand a reasonable guideline is 3GB per hour for HD video.
              At that rate you'd still be short of 80GB in one day.

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                @Almost Banned: That's streaming. Well below the accepted rate, for 1080p. Note, I wrote downloaded. The maths & 25 years of experience confirm it.

        • +1 vote

          I struggle to use 10GB / month; Got wifi at home and office

    • +5 votes

      I had the same question, thanks for asking and saving me from looking like an idiot.

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    Of course it's on sale, I bought the $2 sim and $150 recharge from Coles yesterday and ported my Optus number to it. >.<

    • +4 votes

      This deal includes a free $2 SIM.

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      I know how you feel just did this for a friend also literally less than 24 hours ago but it is okay as his lycamobile $29.95/month plan was expiring yesterday midnight so about 3 hours ago so better to save $29.95 and no downtime just for $10.. but yeah ah well the loss of savings stings.. can't win them all unless you are a mastermind or psychic.. in which hey pm me the lottery numbers will ya I could use $15,000,000.

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    Anyone know if this comes with a free SIM like the last deal?

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    Does this have to be activated by a certain date? Still have to go through 2 months of pre-paid sims. Can I buy these on Wednesday and activate in 2 months?

    • +3 votes

      The one I bought on 30/4 expires on 17/1/21.

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    How long do we have to activate. My plan does not expire until October

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      mine is expiring in December but looking forward to buying it

      • +4 votes

        For the sake of $10 it’s worth waiting for a better deal by December, or even just October.

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          What about the middle of September?

          I'm with Kogan, 20gb/month and speed is close to 200 down but I can see the tower (750m away). Standing about 25m away from the tower, speed is 300.

  • +2 votes

    If you can get $100 coles giftcard 5% off then ends up saving another $5. Ends up $135 for this boost prepaid plan

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      Can you buy SIM cards with egift cards?

      • +2 votes

        Yes did that last time :)

      • +3 votes

        Yeah I bought the last boost deal with an egift card and a physical gift card and the remainder on my AMEX. So split payments / GCs all work for boost vouchers/sims at Coles

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          So if I was planning to use a self-serve checkout and split pay via an eGift card and my credit/debit card, which payment method should I do first?

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        I tried buying a $30 Telstra SIM card last week at a self-serve checkout at Coles and I could not pay using eGift Cards. I got a message saying that I could not pay for a gift cards with gift cards, so it depends on whether you’re lucky. I probably should have tried to pay with a physical gift card, but I doubt that would have worked either…

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          This concerns me greatly. Had you been able to do the same previously?

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            @endolphin: It was the first time I have tried to buy a SIM card with an eGift Card.

            I’ve tried purchased a Google Play gift card about two years ago at a different Coles store and had the same issue.

            I also tried to pay for a Telstra SIM card ten years ago with a physical gift card and the person at the service desk politely asked me for a different payment method…

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          That would be silly if you can't buy mobile cards with gift cards…

    • +1 vote

      Silly question but how do I buy Coles e-gift card with 5% discount? I know you can get Woollies ones from CashRewards/Shopback

      • +4 votes

        I get mine from Suncorp app.

      • +1 vote

        If you are with AGL

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          I just switched to AGL. How long do they take to send it out after purchase?

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            @EVA-01: As a AGL customer, you can register for AGL Rewards and buy giftcards on 5% discount there.

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            @EVA-01: It takes around 3 business days from payment receipt to receive the egiftcard. There is a 1% surcharge applies to credit card transactions. Direct Deposit payments incur no surcharge.

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      OzGenius

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    good timing, my kogan will expire on the first..

  • +4 votes

    add flybuy offer spend $120 get 2000 points :)

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      Where? How?

      • +1 vote

        oh, sorry forgot to mention, targeted deal from email. check your flybuy offers anyway

  • +2 votes

    I bought a $40 prepaid sim at half price at Coles, planning to recharge it with the voucher from a similar deal in a April. Hoping for a total of 115Gb over 13 months at a combined cost of $20 +$130 (or $140 in the upcoming deal), so an average monthly cost of under $12 for close to 9Gb data per month (with virtual data banking!)

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      After reading their T&C's i don't think it will work. I contacted Boost and they said no stacking. The 12 month period starts a new 80GB term.

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        Thanks for the clarification. Good to avoid last minute disappointment!

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      Thought the exact same you did a month ago (got 30gb + 15gb bonus data from boost website), just topped up 80gb today and neither the 30gb nor leftover bonus data rolled over. Guess they removed rollover data entirely.

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    I presume this deal doesn't roll over again at the end of the 12 month period? I.e. you will need to find another good deal in a year's time?

    • +2 votes

      Normal price is $150 so I won't be too upset if I have to pay that in 12 months time ;)

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    Great for people who don't use a lot of data.

    • +8 votes

      6.7 G/month is heaps of data if you have internet service at home and work

      • +1 vote

        Depends on the use case, I'd recommend this for my parents but I personally couldn't go less than 50gb a month on my phone. Good to have options tho :)

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    Just in time. Wife's 1 year Kogan plan is about to expire.

  • +7 votes

    *Overseas

    UNLIMTED STND CALLS & TEXT TO 25 SELECTED DESTINATIONS: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam

    PLUS 1200 STND MIN & TEXT TO 30 SELECTED DESTINATIONS: Afghanistan, America Samoa, Brunei, Cambodia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Guam, Hungry, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Laos, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Norway, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden

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      Just wondering UNLIMTED STND CALLS means international Land lines and Mobiles to the 25 selected countries? Or it does not include mobiles?

      • +3 votes

        My experience is that it includes mobile phones.

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          That’s good to know. Thank you for clarifying

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    just transferred from Catch Connect last week :(

  • +1 vote

    Also, get 4 Little Shops!

    • +1 vote

      I don’t think you can get Little Shops from recharge vouchers.
      Correct me if I’m wrong.

      • +2 votes

        Correct! (you, not me)

        2.3 The Qualifying Spend is calculated after applying all savings and discounts and excludes the purchase of Coles Insurance purchases, donations, iTunes cards, gift cards, Opal cards, mobile phones and mobile phone plans, recharge, calling cards, liquor, tobacco and tobacco related product purchases, AdBlue, Trailer Hire and Lottery cards. Other products may also be excluded at Coles’ discretion during the Campaign Period.

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    Does anyone know if the Woolies SIM can be used for free AFL Live like this Boost one can? Since they both use Telstra network?

    • +2 votes

      I don't believe so. Boost uses Telstra retail network. Woollies uses Telstra wholesale network.

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    Darn… I missed the discount in May and have just purchased the $150 5 days ago…

    • +1 vote

      Bought 7 days ago

  • +2 votes

    Boost Mobile customers connected to their mobile on the Telstra Mobile Network are eligible for data-free music streaming of Apple Music. Customers will require an active recharge and compatible device.

    Data charges apply for video and non-music content. Fair Play Policy Applies. For use in Australia.

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    i have had the opposite experience to some posters here. i switched to boost from vaya (optus network) and now have dead spots everywhere and cant get a signal. this never happened on vaya and im still using the same phone…im in WA, no one else have this issue with boost?

    • +2 votes

      does your phone support the Telstra bands?

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        Dumb question but I'm about to buy a dual SIM phone for work/home use and know nothing about bands. What should I be looking for to make sure it supports Telstra bands?

        • +1 vote

          What phone are you looking to get?

          Sometimes works: https://willmyphonework.net/

          Telstra have one direct:

          https://www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/check-imei

          If that fails match your specs (model number exactly), with whirlpool frequencies:

          https://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/mobile_phone_frequencies

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            @apptrack: Still trying to work out which to get (waiting for a good deal and for all the OzBargainers to say it's a good deal). At the moment, looking at Samsung Galaxy A70 (I'm using an S7 now and gave a Galaxy Watch so would love to stay Samsung if I can get good value), LG V40, Xiaomi Mi, Huawei, One Plus, and Oppo phones but only starting the research now and a little overwhelmed to start with. Hard capping myself at a $500 budget so if any of those won't work it'll help me narrow the list.

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              @LaHug: All good choices, just remember to have Band 28 if you choose to go with Telstra.

      • +1 vote

        i have a Moto G5s plus so the frequencies used as below, and telstra below that. should be fine. but i get dead spots in my office, randomly out and about, restaurants, shopping centres. really noticible at work though (where i spend 8 hrs a day…)

        which is a shame because the value is amazing!

        Moto G Plus - XT1685
        GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
        UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
        4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41)

        4G/LTE bands
        Australia is currently using these LTE bands
        2100MHz (B1) – Telstra (a handful of sites), Optus, Vodafone
        1800MHz (B3) – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone
        850MHz (B5) – Vodafone
        2600MHz (B7) – Telstra, Optus
        900MHz (B8) – Telstra (a handful of sites, utilises spectrum previously used by 2G)
        700MHz (B28) – Telstra, Optus
        2300MHz (B40) – Optus (Vivid Wireless spectrum)

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      Yes, does this really use the full network bands as regular telstra customers use?

      I've found deadspots too. Unless it's because my xiaomi doesn't have b28, but surely it's not just because of that.

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        Yes actually could be, Telstra rely on Band 28/ Band 5 (3G), especially in rural areas.

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        Yes, if your phone doesn't have Band 28 you are wasting money being on Optus/Telstra.

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      Probs your location. I found all my dead spots in the CBD were fixed when I switch from optus to boost. I get at least get 1 bar LTE or moderate 3G compare to optus which have either.

    • +1 vote

      Telstra discontinued 2100Mhz frequency in March 2019. Could be that your phone doesn't support all the Telstra bands.

      What is your phone model?

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        dude. i think u nailed it. its 2100.

        i have a moto G5S plus. sigh. new phone then? i get 4G most places but dead spots others, so not sure if its band related?

        confusing

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          Hm, I'd try the Telstra phone checker I linked earlier and see what it says.

          Looks like your phone supports all the bands. I'm in WA and had no problems with Telstra when I was with them.

          If you're interested in a Huawei Mate 20 Pro, i'll be selling it soon. As new condition as it's getting fixed under warranty through Voda (dead pixel on screen). They seem to just give you a whole new phone back.

          Decided to go to the dark side and get an iPhone. Thought I'd offer it to a local before I put it on eBay.

          • +1 vote

            @apptrack: I tried the checker, it didn't work oddly. Thanks for the offer of mate 20 pro, but even 2nd hand that thing is outta my price range. As you can tell by my Moto g5s plus I'm a mid range/budget guy haha.

        • +1 vote

          Find someone with a different phone to test your Boost SIM or a Telstra SIM to test on your phone just to rule things out.

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          I have a moto G5 Plus (XT1685) and live in sydney. Anyone has dead spots in Sydney?

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        Discontinued 2100Mhz band was for 3G. cimark's dead spots are probably location related and not all Telstra towers support all Telstra bands.

  • +1 vote

    what happens if we go over the data? can we buy extra data?

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      also want to know the answer to this

    • +1 vote

      I believe data turns off, I asked them on Live Chat a few weeks ago and (am 99% sure) that's what happens

      • +3 votes

        found out by boost live chat;

        Yes, you can add up $5 for 1GB of data and $15 for 3GB of data.

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      Doesnt the prepaid finish once the data is used up

  • +3 votes

    Anyone know how long we have until we can activate this? My kogan plan runs out feb 2020 lmao.

  • +1 vote

    Can i buy this sim with cashback and/or gift card (coles). can i activate this after 3 months?

    • +2 votes

      coles gift card worked in the previous deal in April.

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      yes and yes

  • +1 vote

    What are the expiry on these pre-paid card like? I was hoping to renew to this at end of September from 100 6 month boost.

    • +2 votes

      The $150 recharge I bought in the last deal in April expires on 17/1/21. The SIM itself might have a different expiry though (written on the packet) but they are also usually quite long and you can always buy another for $2 in the worst case.

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        That alright, I am already with boost so sim expiry doesn't really matter.

  • +3 votes

    Everyone's asking the same question about how long for activation… E.g., these comments mention the activation period the last deal back in April: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/7529943/redir
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/7529622/redir

    Until someone buys the new one in 2 days, we won't know for sure for this deal.

  • +1 vote

    If I want to move from Telstra, how do I go about it?

    • +3 votes

      I'm still on Telstra prepaid, porting over to Boost in a few days. If you try to activate my new Boost SIM online and port your Telstra number over and it will tell you to call a number. Call them up and they will explain to you that they need to mail you a specific SIM card. They express posted it (Startrack) and it just arrived today.

      I went out to buy a prepaid SIM card kit - don't do this if you are porting from Telstra.

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        Thanks a lot for the detailed reply.

        • +1 vote

          Have recently went through this with my parents. They contacted boost to order a special blank sim in overnight post, called the boost number to activate the blank boost SIM card and it was changed over in less than 5 mins. They also kept their voicemail greeting which was a bonus!! (Because it’s just an internal telstra system changeover)