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Boost Prepaid Recharge | 12 Months Expiry | 80GB Data | Unlimited Talk & Text | Telstra 4G | $135 (Was $150) @ Coles in-Store

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This popular mobile SIM is on sale from this Wednesday.

Cheaper if you use flybuys points to purchase.

Boost $150 Recharge
• 80GB
• 12 months expiry, for use in AU
• Bonus $2 SIM


Thanks to TA for the heading and description.

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Comments

  • +11 votes

    It's been this price for a while now in the Boost site.

    You should mention that his is a recharge, so existing users can get it to…

  • +7 votes

    This is a recharge. Works better than starter pack for those already using Boost.

    Please update title.

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    Does anyone have recent experience on Optus prepaid to Boost porting? What is the current timeframe?

    • +2 votes

      Yup, did it last Sunday evening. Port happened on the Monday at about 8-9am. Ports seem to be during business hours only. Petty painless tbh

    • +1 vote

      I got it works instantly on Monday. But people said it only works on business days. As long as you can go through the id verification process, it is pretty seamless.

    • +1 vote

      Went from Catch (also Optus) to Boost recently. Did it just after midnight; activation had happened just after 8AM.

    • +1 vote

      I went Optus postpaid to Boost on Tuesday. Was done bang on the quoted 4 hour mark.

    • +1 vote

      Moved from optus to boost. Got it done via chat as adress wasn't showing up. Port happened in 2-3 mins to my surprise. Guess thats a world record!!

  • +2 votes

    My current boost expiring in July, is it worth buying now and useit in July?

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      Ditto - mine expires March, can I apply the 12 month recharge now, or do I have to wait/is it worth waiting??

      • +3 votes

        Have to wait or you lose Ur current recharge. It doesn't stack.

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          I signed my mum up and its expiring in April sometime, if I dont recharge in time she won't loose her number will she?

          • +1 vote

            @quickshot30: You have at least a month I believe.

          • +2 votes

            @quickshot30: "quickshot30" No need to stress, just wait till either last day of credit is over or used up all data before re-charging. You wont lose number, even weeks/ few months after credit runs out can still receive calls/txts and you'll keep number no worries.

            • +1 vote

              @ozhunter68: Thanks for confirming

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              @ozhunter68: I guess this means the any existing data won't rollover?

              Edit: sorry already asked and answered elsewhere on this thread. Answer is no rollover for data on the 6 or 12 month plans. Thanks.

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                @ccrap: Yes, you answered your own question correctly after reading the right info ( not all info on here is either wrong or wright, there is a fair bit of grey area to work out too lol. ).

                Hard to keep up with all the prepaid offers as they change so often and there are so many telcos and re-sellers. Also the wording on many bonus offers can be ambiguous and not so clear, hence the many confusions. You learn to be cautious after a while, I have been sim hopping for years and still get caught out occasionally.

  • +2 votes

    I ported from Optus to Boost in 5min. I ported on the 3rd of Dec not sure if the Sim pack promos recently, made the port times any longer. Also I used the chat interface to port vs calls.
    I had a Telstra account under my name. Which might have made it faster

  • +3 votes

    can someone please tell me why is this so popular?

    • +15 votes

      Cheapest way to FULL Telstra network including VOLTE, VOWIFI.

    • +8 votes

      Boost is the only Virtual Mobile Network Operator that uses the Telstra retail network, as opposed to the Telstra wholesale network which is used be Aldi, Belong, et al. An interactive map is halfway down the page (link below) that will show the difference in coverage:
      https://www.whistleout.com.au/MobilePhones/Guides/Telstra-mo...

      • +5 votes

        I'm with a dual SIMs phone. One is Boost (sim 1), the other is a roaming-on-Telstra one. The 2nd SIM quite often has full 5 bars,while the 1st one doesn't.

        I guess that they are on two different network.

        • +4 votes

          Same thought here, I am still not convinced that Boost is using full Telstra network.

          • +3 votes

            @T-man: My experience is also exactly the same. But I know people here will hardly believe this. They keep iterating it's a full Telstra network.

            • +3 votes

              @DisabledUser273024: I'm certain it is full Telstra network:

              1) It gets speeds over 150mbps in the city and surrounds, where Belong is max ~ 40mbps
              2) AFL Live streaming works, where it doesn't with Belong (this illustrates Telstra don't really have control over Boost's network access - because it's not meant to be included).

              • +2 votes

                @JohnHowardsEyebrows: I have 2 different mobiles, one on Boost and one Telstra. The Telstra phone always has better reception and data speed. I am in NSW. To me there is a difference between Telstra and Boost.

                • +1 vote

                  @profaner: "profaner" I'm glad someone else is mentioning this as I was starting to think I was one of few with similar issues just like you, just really hard to nut out as it can vary between regions, time of day/night, weather, network loads/ , as well as comparing on same phone/modems.

                  I am in N.N.S.W. and have two Moto 5G+'s to test this out on with the help of Network/Tower location Apps, and often but not always there is a difference between Boost and Telstra. I have been told by credible Telstra Technician that there can even be small differences between Prepaid Telstra, Post Paid Telstra and at the top Business Plan Telstra with speed and priority of service.

                  You must feel strongly about this as it's your sixth comment in 9 years lol.

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                @JohnHowardsEyebrows:

                1) It gets speeds over 150mbps in the city and surrounds, where Belong is max ~ 40mbps
                2) AFL Live streaming works, where it doesn't with Belong (this illustrates Telstra don't really have control over Boost's network access - because it's not meant to be included).

                Telsta Air also worked for me on Sunday. I'd never tried before because I didn't think it would.

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            @T-man: Had a terrible experience with Boost and their Customer Service. Ported from Aldi to Boost so thought there would be a definite improvement. It was much worse. Connection kept dropping out and was hardly ever on 4G. Phone has all bands so definitely not a phone issue. Boost claimed faulty SIM card and said replacement would be mailed to me in 5 business days. Couldn't wait that long, so ported back to Aldi. Was with Boost for less than a day! Customer support bounced me from Boost to Telstra several times. Great if it works for you but I am not sure whether they are using the full Telstra network either. And woe unto you if you need support!

        • +7 votes

          Iirc a dual sim phone will require different bands for different Sims. I had two Optus Sims in my phone, one was full the other was 3g or even no service in some locations because one band was not available.
          I then moved both to Boost and had 4g on both but one had better reception.

          • +8 votes

            @stinkydog: Don't come here with facts, Stinky. People don't like facts.

            The only way you could ever directly compare Telstra vs Boost is if you had identical phone SKUs (not two SIMs in one phone as dual SIM phones can use different modems, and not two different phones as different models report signal differently), and put a SIM in each, and even then; it can still differ (especially data speed as cell bandwidth is shared between every user in the area.

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              @BradH13: "BradH13" Don't jump to conclusions before knowing all the facts. Averell is using dual 4g/4g phone, and my comment above using two identical phones in different places diff. times many times using network monitoring apps. Others who seem to know what their doing have been also reporting similar varying outcomes for Boost, can't all be wrong.
              Just because something is true for you, does not mean it's true for others all the time.

        • +1 vote

          I'd be interested to find out if it's just a setting in your phone, or something. Most dual SIMs phones can't use the same bands simultaneously - so maybe one SIM is camped on 4G and the other on 3G. I'd imagine you would get a similar result with two SIMs from any provider. A weak 4G signal is usually better than a full 3G signal so that bars don't mean a lot.

          I'm happy to be proven wrong though.

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          Is it international roaming and both SIMs were on 4G? Almost all international roaming agreements still only use 3G, I may be wrong with some networks though, Happy to learn about such a network

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            @bazingaa: Not sure how to verify that. I'm using international roaming with the 2nd SIM. My phone is capable of dual 4G.

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              @Averell: You can check at network menu, remove spaces as some weird reason it got messed up after posting if I don't keep spaces

              Samsung dial * # 0011 #
              Other Android * # * # 4636 # * # *

              Or use app like G-Net tracker lite or Net Monitor lite (not sure about dual sim support) from play store

              Check whether all serving cells and bands are same, signal strength (basically RSSI) can vary even with same bands if they are connected to different cells.

              I think, in your case Boost sim is working on 4G and international roaming sim works on 3G. You can check by manually selecting boost sim to use 3G only in settings to get a rough idea

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        It uses the Full Tesltra network in terms of coverage. However, apparently there's a speedcap of 100mbps.

        Quoted from Canstar https://www.canstarblue.com.au/phone/boost-mobile-vs-telstra...
        "However, where Boost differs is that it does not use Telstra’s full ‘4GX’ speed capacity, and has a speed cap on the 4G network – 100Mbps. So although you’ll still receive the same level of coverage on Boost as you would on a Telstra plan, your speeds won’t be quite as fast."

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          My 2 cents about this.

          I went on to Boost mobile recently and got 194 Mbps in speed test in my suburb.So boost definetly not capped to 100 Mbps.

          However in the Melbourne CBD in my office my 2 colleagues on telstra direct are getting 35 Mbps speeds whereas i am getting less than 5 Mbps.

          So i dont know what to think…..,

    • +2 votes

      It is very good value for someone who doesn't use much data. $11.25 pm with no worries about going over your quota if you use more than usual one month.

  • +9 votes

    How is it Cheaper if you use flybuys points to purchase? 2000 pts is always $10 regardless what you buy.

    • -1 vote

      Yeah, you can't get bonus points on mobile recharge, so forget stacking any X points on $Y spend offers.

      • +4 votes

        Actually bonus point DO stack with mobile recharges IME. They don’t stack with iTunes and other gift cards…

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          Well I know for a fact that Woolies don't but haven't got a Coles offer to look at the terms for.
          I thought it would be a sure and easy exclusion. Not the starter pack, but the recharge voucher.

          Edit:

          transaction excludes purchases of all gift cards, iTunes cards, tobacco and tobacco related products.

          Doesn't say anything about mobile recharge. I'm amazed. Oh well, that's great - if you've got an offer you can save even more!

          • +1 vote

            @pennypincher98: It does work, i bought it and the lady said flybuys doesn't work with recharge and told me not to bother but when i read the receipt it said you could have earn 135 flybuys points so i made her put i through for me.

            2 days later 135 + 2000 + 1500 points landed in my account.

            Woolworths doesn't do it but Coles give you points for Opal so make sense they would give you points for mobile recharge as well.

            My Boost Mobile recharge expires 18/07/2021 so you could very well stock up and double-dip on any offer you can.

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    Expiry after 12months, will a recharge close to that date carry-over the remaining data allowance?

  • +1 vote

    If I buy the recharge from Coles, how long do I have to use it? My 12 month starter pack expires in a few months.

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    So I can get 5G with this plan?

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    Same promotion @ boost website, https://boost.com.au/shop/150-prepaid/
    Looks like this includes international call

    • +2 votes

      Different promotion.
      Boost website is a new sim.
      This is a recharge for existing customers.

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        but new users can also buy this right. Not just for existing customers to recharge

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          Yes, new users can use either.

          If you're already on Boost and don't want to change your number, you'll need to do a recharge or port out and port back in again.

  • +1 vote

    So if you are currently on this plan and haven't yet finished the 80GB data, does that mean if you recharge with this, you get another 80GB added on? Or does it resets your total data to 80GB meaning you lose unused data currently on the SIM?

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    so buying this from coles works for new users right? No difference compared to buying from Boost website directly. Get the sim instantly rather than waiting for shipping. So we get a sim card included in the pack, but what does it mean 'must be purchased in same transaction'?

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      They are 2 separate items. 1 is the $2 SIM. The other is a recharge voucher.

    • +1 vote

      Yeap. Grab the $2 Sim, scan it, and within same transaction add a Boost $150 top up and total upon check out should be $135.

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