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Boost Prepaid $240 (was $300) | 12 Months Expiry | 240GB Data | Unlimited Talk & Text | Overseas* | Telstra 4G | @ Boost Mobile

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20% off this popular mobile sim plan.

New Customers Only

  • Unlimited Calls & Texts in Australia to Standard Numbers.
  • Unlimited International Calls & Texts to 30 Countries.
  • 3600 Standard Minutes & Texts to a further 25 Countries.
  • 240GB Data with 12 Month's Expiry.
    Free Apple Music Data Streaming.
  • Utilises Telstra's 4G Network.

Credit to TA for title and description

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  • +1 vote

    New customers only, is there any work-around for existing customers?

  • +3 votes

    My Kogan plan runs out in late February. Could I buy this now and activate it when my current plan runs out?

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    Already with them. Mines due to run out in March. Anyway I can buy this and use it when my old one expires?

    • +1 vote

      If it's starter pack, then you can't use as recharge. I think only Coles ones comes as recharge voucher.

  • +2 votes

    Great deal. Thanks. Is there an expiration for activating this?

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    Also this $200 Trio SIM Starter Kit 6months plan is $150.
    Discount applied at the checkout

  • +6 votes

    Calculates to $20 a month for $20gb which isn't that bad… Im a sim hopper but seeing this deal i might actually settle down..

  • +1 vote

    Price beat at OW as always?

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    What about the $150 PREPAID SIM 80gb version?

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    Anyone got experience with boost vs straight up Telstra? Exactly same coverage and speeds? Or does Telstra limit what boost gets.

    Deciding between this and the Telstra straight up one (150gb but with other perks like AFL etc.).

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    Almost put my hands down on this deal but I am worried if 20g per month is enough. I watch lots of YouTube

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      are you even close to 20G a month now?

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        had a look I will need 40g per month…

        Unfortunately there is no data deals.

        • +11 votes

          Get a dual sim phone. Use the second sim for data with the $15 for 40 Gb (new users) sim available at supermarkets every week. Don't need to port, just activate a new number every month when your data runs out. SIM 1 is your real number, so put that on the lowest plan that you need for calls. If you want to be cheap there too, get the 6x 28 days vaya, amaysim offers on Groupon and you're set.

    • +1 vote

      I watch a lot of YouTube as well but it’s on my iPad not a TV.
      If your the same I have just dropped all YouTube to 360 resolution setting and I don’t go over 20gb.
      Used to have 40gb and would chew it all up but changing the resolution has made a huge difference.
      If your watching on TV or watch a lot of HD footage that resolution is really important this probably won’t cut it.

  • +1 vote

    I thought "overseas" implies roaming

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    Does anyone know the option to keep old number? also once i bought it, my old number will be replaced only once I activate the new sim right?

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      It’s pretty straight forward. Put the sim in and you’ll get a text with your new number and a link to activate it. Follow the steps to port your old number. I did mine on a Sunday so I had to use the new/temporary number for a day until the port completed on the Monday (i.e. business day).

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      When you go online to activate it, there should be an option to use your existing number.
      Only after you go through this process will you switch to Boost.

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    Question guys, i have a telstra number, can i port into(retain my number) this when it ends in Jan?
    Edit - answered in other comments, ta

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP got one for when my Kogan expires in April…

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    I'm also hoping for $150 version…

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    I heard boost is the only one to have full Telstra network and bought 12 month sim for my wife in last deal, I am still with telstra. Download speed in my wife's s10 with boost 20mbps max, and over 150 mbps in my s7 edge, same location same room. So not sure how that full network coverage thing works.

    • +2 votes

      That's what I'm worried about. I'm on Telstra, I get 270mbps on my s10e at home and reception in places which used to be blackspots.

      I want to get Boost for the Telstra network. Happy to give up some speed but not the coverage.

      15-20mbps is already what i used to get with kogan at home so I'm not sure if it's really worth the switch for me

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        Similar to Aldi Mobile. I switched from Telstra after they decided to shaft all existing customers including ones on corporate plans. Aldi speed has potential to be woeful in some places (usually indoors) and regional/city outskirts and at the airport/sports stadiums I have been left with no ability to make calls or use data.

        I really ideally need Telstra full network, but does anyone have any experience Boost vs Aldi vs Telstra?

        On the other hand, I do like Aldi's "No BS" approach to mobile plans. They don't use "new customer only" deals to get you in and screw you over as an existing customer.

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        Boost has full retail Telstra network coverage. Aldi only has wholesale access - I.e. less. Go to Boost. There are suggestions that Boost may be speed limited tho, as suggests by earlier poster experiencing 20mbps on same handset doing better on T.

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        300mps+ on Boost. Sydney city.

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      Strange. Maybe try some diagnostics?

      1. Run your test again
      2. Then swap around the SIMs, ie:
        • Boost SIM in your S7 Edge
        • Telstra SIM in your wife’s S10

      What speeds are you getting in each step?

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        I will swap the sim, run the test and update the results tonight

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          Look forward to hearing from you soon

          • +8 votes

            @T-man: Ok, first my apology for not checking everything before testing and posting :)
            I can confirm that both have same speed, tested both on s10, around 250 mbps both, and also on s7 edge both getting the same speed,around 120 mbps this time.
            So network shouldn't be an issue.

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    Thanks OP. Bought 1.

  • +9 votes

    Successfully price matched at Officeworks.

    New price $228
    Paid with coles MYER GC at 20% off from Amex deal.
    So final price around $185!

    Great deal!

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    Anyone know if I am currently on this boost deal, can I acti ate a new one and have it start when my current deal finishes? As in if I am 6 months in to a 12 month deal, does it result in 18 Months to go?

    Also what happens when the 12 months is up? Do they put you on a generic plan and charge or do you get disconnected?

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    Awesome deal for me even without OW price match. Question: How do I port into Boost? Just came off Telstra post paid plan.

    Edit: Got my answer here.
    https://boost.com.au/get-help/help-topics/#HOW_DO_I_BRING_MY...

    So does this mean I place this order and then call Boost to get the special blank SIM?

    • +1 vote

      The name of the item is "starter kit" so I believe you get a SIM card that can be activated with its own number, or with your current number (people mentioned they were able to do it via chat). I've ordered an 80GB $150 "starter kit" yesterday but haven't received it yet so I am not sure there is a SIM card, but starter kits should have SIM cards…

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        Just an update. I was right… you don't have to buy an extra SIM card as the "starter kit" includes the SIM card (I bought an additional SIM for $2, which I might use to migrate my partner's phone number to Boost). The migration from Optus post-paid to Boost was amazingly hassle-free. Yesterday (31st), I got my SIM kit delivered, went to Boost website, had a chat with the robot, told him that I wanted to activate and keep my number… The robot gave me step-by-step instructions… Basically, you enter the new SIM's serial number, choose the option to keep the number, enter the number you wanna migrate, select your current operator, enter ID… I finished the request in 1 minute and received a confirmation email from Boost at 16:49 ("Your switch to Boost Mobile is underway"). At 16:50 I got an email from Optus ("We've received your telephone number port out request"), and at 16:51 a second email from Boost ("Your switch to Boost Mobile is complete"). I had both SIM cards on my phone already (Huawei P20 Pro double SIM), the Optus SIM stopped working and the Boost SIM was activated. I got a confirmation message on the new SIM card from Boost, and another one from Telstra, confirming the service had been activated. In summary, the entire process was automatic and took about three minutes to have my number active on Boost. Really impressive!

        For Telstra (network) users, if the migration process is as quick as it was for me, it might be better to migrate from your current network to Optus, and then migrate to Boost.

        Unfortunately, Telstra doesn't offer VoLTE for my phone. That's the only disadvantage when I compare the network.

        A bit off-topic but I did speed tests (*Melbourne CBD) before and after the migration:
        Optus LTE D:140Mbps U:15Mbps
        Boost (Telstra LTE) D:110Mbps U:28Mbps

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      I just rang them. I’m on Telstra Postpaid. They said they no longer do the blank sim. They said to transfer Telstra number to Telstra prepaid by ringing Telstra. Once done, ring Boost to transfer across. Seems a hassle but I’d already paid the $240 so I’ll have to go ahead with it

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        If I'm on Optus Postpaid, do I also need to convert it to Prepaid before porting to Boost?
        Or does it apply only to Telstra Postpaid numbers?

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        How did that go? They told me to buy another $2 sim and then transfer across.
        Not very helpful.

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    How does this compare to Kogan in terms of network coverage/speed? Seriously tempted to get Kogan but hearing bad things about dropping out?

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      No idea but if anybody in the blue mountains nsw can comment on Vodafone vs Telstra mobile data network i am keen to hear about it.

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      kogan for me is always hopeless in the Sydney CBD during office hours - it would say 4g signal but my speeds would barely be touching 1mbPs…i suspect it is due to congestion. whereas my work phone which uses Optus would easily get 100mBPS at the same time. both phones are Samsung Galaxy so it is not due to inferior hardware.

      i'm going to get a trial sim and see if BoostMobile suffers from the same issue.

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        Cheers all, might go with the $150 for 120GB Optus prepaid plan currently

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          outside of office peak hours, kogan is perfectly fine though - on the weekends at home i can easily get 50 mbPS on my 4g.

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            @modernwalls: i find kogan to be the opposite

            super fast during mornings until about 3pm, but then as school kids come out and everyone finishes work its super slow until 8-9pm then it starts to speed up again

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    I get internet issues with boost in Westfield Sydney CBD and Westfield Miranda. Network shows full 4G bars but I can’t get internet.
    Anyone else get the same issues? Can’t be the phone as I walk out and I suddenly get internet access. I’ve tried restarting the phone multiple times but still nothing.

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      Sounds like congestion.

      Try riding trains in Sydney during peak hour, the internet starts to die.

      Try it again on a Sunday morning and it's blazing fast.

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        Never seems to be the Telstra users that miss out completely during congestion though, always those on lesser/wholesalers networks.

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        i get the congestion issue on KoganMobile too - it is basically useless during Sydney CBD office hours and also on the trains during rush hour as you have alluded.

        i wonder if it is because the main carriers (telstra/Optus/Voda) have prioritised their own traffic over the MVNOs. i never get this issue with my work phone, which is an Optus sim.

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    I have a previous $300 boost plan which expires in march. Can i buy this now and use it when the previous one expires. Any suggestions plz