[Unobtainable] Boost Prepaid $200 12Mo 85GB Data | International Call & Text to 25 Countries

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Mod note: As the deal failed to materialize on Aug 10 / Aug 11 it is considered unobtainable based on the original revision of the deal submitted on 10/08/2020, and as the contents of this deal has been altered significantly by the OP, the votes can no longer accurately represent the value or quality of the deal.

This thread has been moved to the forums to preserve discussion.


Original description by the OP as follows.

Updates:

  • As per this source, Boost has generously increased the Data Allowance of this new plan to 85GB.
  • Apparently, the decision to end Boost Anytime Plus plan and introduce Boost Anytime Ultra plan has been moved from 11 August to 01 September. Hence, changing the start date of this deal to 01 September 2020.

Boost Anytime Ultra Offer:
For all new SIM activations starting 11-Aug-2020 01-Sep-2020, Boost has replaced it's popular $150 plan with a new $200 plan.

Inclusions:

  • Validity: 12 months

  • 85GB data (From this source)

  • Unlimited calls & texts to standard national numbers

  • Unlimited Standard calls & text to 25 select destinations: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colmbia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Phillipines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Tawiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam

  • 1200 mins standard calls & text to 30 select 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, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden

Note for existing Boost customers:
Boost Anytime Plus Offer:
From 11 August 2020 01-Sep-2020, existing Boost customers on this offer who continue to recharge their service by $10 or more in a single transaction will receive the existing benefits (Boost Anytime Plus)
Thus, existing Boost customers (i.e. on the Boost Anytime Plus plan) may still recharge for $150 from Boost Website/App and still get the benefits of 80GB data and 12 months validity. To ensure this, you should not let your current $150 plan expire as if it does, you would be on 'no plan' and the only plans available to you then would be Boost Anytime Ultra which are the new ones available from 11 August 01 September 2020 onwards. Hence, recharge on/before your last day of expiry of your current $150 plan if you wish to take it again.

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Comments

  • +29

    That's terrible value. How is this a deal?

  • +17

    Wait, so this is replacing the 150 deal, and is the same but with a shitload less internet then? Where's the bargain?

  • +1

    I thought as time goes on, mobile plans etc would be more value for money. Seems like Boost is thinking differently

    • True, I think Boost got the $150 plan in Feb'2019 to gain new customers. Boost wasnt much popular back then. Many people took the leap and now Boost has more than enough customers, I think. Hence, making this change. More so, with the plan value increased to $200, it clearly indicates that they are pushing new activations to choose $300 plan instead.

      It's good of them to let existing customers still recharge $150 and get the existing benefits (perpetual, as of now).

      • +1

        Hence, making this change.

        So, they don't want any more new customers then?

        • try to finish reading the sentence, perhaps?

          • +1

            @Rocinante: I did, and it doesn't change things.

        • It probably depends on a lot other factors than just the price point ($150). Its a common practice to introduce a product or service at an attractive price point ($150 in this case), with a 'Limited Period Offer' clause, and then increase it. Be thankful, the existing customers are still allowed the old Price Point.

          • +2

            @djoz:

            Be thankful, the existing customers are still allowed the old Price Point

            I doubt that's going to last long.

          • +1

            @djoz: Just want to confirm

            If we bought a boost $150 sim 80gb last year

            Would we still be able to recharge for $150 80gb 365 days ?

            • +1

              @Triton: Read last line for existing customers. As an existing customer, you may still get the existing plans (Boost Anytime Plus), ranging from $10 to $300 (including the popular $150 plan). So you're good as long as you are an existing customer.

              • @djoz: Cheers for confirming

                • +1

                  @Triton: As per the PDF, it clearly states $150 recharge will be available to existing customers on 'Boost Anytime Plus' plan. What this essentially means is, you should not let your current plan expire, as once it expires, you are no longer on 'Boost Anytime Plus' and the only available option would be 'Boost Anytime Ultra'.

                  Refer Sec 3.14 on Page 27:

                  From 11 August 2020, no new activations will be permitted on this offer. However, existing Boost customers on this offer who continue to recharge their service by $10 or more in a single transaction will receive the following benefits.

                  The clause 'on this offer' means that you don't let any of your current plan expire (known as Boost Anytime Plus). If your plan expires, you are on 'no plan' and you will have only Boost Anytime Ultra - which are the new $200 30GB 12 month plan or the $300 240GB 12 month plan.

                  • @djoz: Cheers for the info

                    Just wondering if i recharge via credit card on the app is it instant?

                    Or should i recharge like a week before expiry incase something happens?

    • I beg to differ. I can smell some bureaucracy drama behind closed door.
      We ought to ask:
      Who's the network provider for Boost?
      Which party has a higher possibility of becoming greedy?
      Does Boost care about the consequences of offering the new crappy deal?
      Or is it Telstra that cares more about the consequences?
      Who's the victim here?

      Maybe we all have been giving the middle finger to the wrong company all these while.

  • +27

    Did they forget the 1 at the front of 30gb ?

  • +3

    Thank Goodness I am an existing customer 😷

    • I agree

    • So this is a good deal, or crap deal??

  • 30Gb data p/m?

    • As much as I'd want it to be. Sadly though. I hope thats a typo!

  • +6

    Sorry to neg, but this is not as good as the current $150/80GB offer. If you want it, run to your local Boost SIM dealer, get a $2 SIM and port across today!

    • +1

      I think this post is more information than a bargain for existing users. Agree this is definitely not a deal.

    • If you want it, run to your local Boost SIM dealer, get a $2 SIM and port across today!

      I just went and did this.

      Thanks for the heads up.

  • +4

    30gigs of data?
    thought it was a typo

  • +5

    30GB per year you are joking right, Boost?

  • Even their $20 monthly offer has 30GB Data. Which comes out $240 for a year with 360GB Data with Unlimited International calls to 30 countries. And you have the flexibility to leave anytime after each month. So not sure why someone would commit for 12 months 😐
    Surely a typo.

    • $20 gives 30GB? Where? Its just 5GB per month.

      • I think that’s the $40 pack discounted to $20. Ongoing price is actually $40 AFAIK

  • When my boost plans end, I’m outta here.

    • +8

      As an existing customer, you may still get the existing plans (Boost Anytime Plus), ranging from $10 to $300 (including the popular $150 plan). So you're good as long as you are an existing customer.

      • Oh okay, thanks for the confirmation then dj 😅

  • +11

    Boost has replaced it's popular $150 plan with a new $200 plan.

    Is this a joke post ?

    $50 more and 50Gb less data…

  • Sorry if not for $150, not renewing next time with this provider.

    • +1

      As an existing customer, you can renew $150 plan.

    • +1

      Read last line for existing customers. As an existing customer, you may still get the existing plans (Boost Anytime Plus), ranging from $10 to $300 (including the popular $150 plan). So you're good as long as you are an existing customer.

      • Thank you both for highlighting the part I missed. I renewed one of the two in July, it was a challenge to find renewal with $150, application and most screens were pushing for $200 recharge.

    • +1

      With all technological changes, data and calling overseas is supposed to get cheaper. Corporate greed never stops.

  • Further into the document, it says 240GB 12 month expiry for $300 recharge, (page 22 of 162), which is better value.

    • +8

      which is better value.

      Not if you only use about 80Gb.

      • Existing customers can still recharge for $150 for 80GB. This is only for new activations.

    • The $300 recharge for 240GB is available even today, and is not undergoing any changes.

  • I've a boost prepaid sim $150, which I haven't activated yet, on card it says oct-2022 , but as many are saying boost will end that plan . So by when do I need to activate that?

    • same, I have two that I haven't activated let's hope someone has the answer for this

      • +1

        You can activate existing$150 SIM anytime before its expiry mentioned on the SIM. But you won't be able to recharge $150 again. But if you activate it by/before 10th Aug, you will be termed as "Existing Customer" and can continue to recharge $150 plan from below link:
        https://boost.com.au/shop/150-prepaid/

    • Its a gamble. Technically today is the last date, but no one knows for sure if you may be able to activate it tomorrow onwards. Does the SIM kit state 'Offers may be withdrawn at any time'?

      The Expiry date on sim kits is only for the hardware (sim card) and not for the plan bundled with it, usually.

      • +1

        Technically today is the last date

        NO - I think you missed the boat already 80GB FOR 12 MONTHS. RECHARGE AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS WHO ACTIVATE BEFORE 10 AUGUST https://boost.com.au/shop/150-prepaid/

        • +1

          Can someone please confirm this ?
          Its the most stupid way BOOST has written down their dates to be honest… Just use On or Before instead of Before if today's the last day !

    • Same here I got 2 $150 sims and I want to activate them next month (till my Telstra plan expires). This really sux if they change plan when i activate them.

  • This is a good deal? WTF?

  • I got $150 but have not ported over to Boost yet. Plan to do so in next month. Will my plan be replaced when i activate it?

    • yes, it will. Need to activate it prior to 11th AUgust

      • Seriously?

        • +2

          You can activate existing$150 SIM anytime before its expiry mentioned on the SIM. But you won't be able to recharge $150 again. But if you activate it by/before 10th Aug, you will be termed as "Existing Customer" and can continue to recharge $150 plan from below link:
          https://boost.com.au/shop/150-prepaid/

          • @usmanhafeez2000: Thanks for answering the question. I'm on the same boat. Is this documented anywhere or was it an answer from their rep? I have been trying to find out about that but no luck.

            • +1

              @jezza p: That was from their rep when I finally was able to speak to one

              • @usmanhafeez2000: Thanks for that! I haven’t got around to call them. It’s great news. At least we can use our $150 sim for the 80gb plan later. Surely by the time of expiry, there will be new deals out.

  • I'm on $150 deal finishing in 6 months. I've been checking out their new plans and they suck. Then realised they don't have eSIMs and I just got a smartwatch (ironically, dumb of me to get the LTE version). So I think I'm porting out once my plan finishes.

    Oh yeah, this deal bites.

  • +1

    30GB lol

  • +1

    Sorry but going to have to neg. The $300 boost 12 month 240gb plan regularly pops up at around $240, which I have price matched at officeworks before to get it for $228. 30gb for $200 is not good in comparison. Also why put a pdf file for the deal link? So annoying, have to go find the file and delete it after clicking it.

    • Link is pdf as officially it's not live yet on Boost's website :-)

      • Fair enough. Mods, we need a way to view files in deals like this that doesn't forcefully download the file.

  • +1

    I reckon they forgot to add 0 in the end of 30gb

    • problem solved

    • Highly doubt that. In the PDF, they have $300 plan with 240GB next to $200 plan with 30GB.

      You wouldn't think $200 plan has 300GB when $300 one still remains at 240GB.

      • Read sarcasm.

  • You know it's a bad deal when even the person you credited votes negative on the deal 😂
    Honestly though 30GB per year and $200? The point of a 12 month SIM is to save money.
    2.5GB for $16.67 a month isn't good compared to their previous offering.

  • That's such a joke.

  • -2

    surely a failure in doco.
    Post to the $200 prepaid per Boost's page shows 150GB/yr.

    https://boost.com.au/shop/200-prepaid/

    • HURRY OFFER ENDS 10 AUGUST.

      That's for the 6 month offer - from tomorrow, there are no more 6 month options for new customers.

      • my bad.

  • Unless there's going to be bonus data added ontop of the 30GB, today's $150/80GB is far better value and you should port today if you can.

  • Hmmm, I don't see what you did there.

  • +1

    This is such a bad deal. It is far worse, value wise, than anything we've seen from Boost so far

  • Page 22 of the document says… "$200 30GB recharge, $300 240GB recharge"..
    Someone there is drunk..!!

    • yeah.. it means you need to move up the chain and buy the $300 recharge!

      • +1

        $200 for a 30GB recharge must be setting a new world record for data cost?

  • +2

    just renewed my $150 for 80GB - thanks OP

    • Me too. My 12 months expired yesterday.

  • Thanks for the info OP but what a horrible "deal" to replace Boost's previously exceptional offer

  • I had one month to go on the $150 prepaid, a great plan. I am glad the OP has posted this as otherwise I would have had to migrate to this lousy new $200 plan or leave Boost. So the OP definitely gets my upvote. Just renewed for $150.

    • +3

      I dont think you needed to do that? If you were already on the $150 prepaid plan, you could've just recharged as an existing customer at the end of your term.

      • Just wanted to be sure even though I know you are most likely right, thanks.

        • Have you got 12 months starting from recharge day or from the previous expiry?

  • Thanks for the heads up. Hope the $150 recharge is still available when we have to recharge next Jan.

    • As per the PDF, it clearly states $150 recharge will be available to existing customers on 'Boost Anytime Plus' plan. What this essentially means is, you should not let your current plan expire, as once it expires, you are no longer on 'Boost Anytime Plus' and the only available option would be 'Boost Anytime Ultra'.

      Refer Sec 3.14 on Page 27:

      From 11 August 2020, no new activations will be permitted on this offer. However, existing Boost customers on this offer who continue to recharge their service by $10 or more in a single transaction will receive the following benefits.

      The clause 'on this offer' means that you don't let any of your current plan expire (known as Boost Anytime Plus). If your plan expires, you are on 'no plan' and you will have only Boost Anytime Ultra - which are the new $200 30GB 12 month plan or the $300 240GB 12 month plan.

  • Can I get a $2 sim or something for boost and then recharge $150 for 12 months with the 80GB if I do it today or do you need to use the actual $150 sim starter kit?

    • Yes, you can get a $2 sim from Coles/Woolies and do a $150 recharge today. This would get you on the 'Boost Anytime Plus' plan which is valid as of today.

      • ah cheers mate I managed to get the wife a $150 sim pack but wasn't able to find one for myself. Will pop down to woolies and do this now. Thanks :)

  • poor value

  • I'm a current customer and I can still see the same deal. Does it expire anytime soon or can I recharge it one more time for the same price?

    • as long as you're an existing customer you don't have to rush . Recharge close to original date you had planned to recharge

  • This doesn't compare at all whatsoever compared to the original 80GB for $150 so this definitely has to be negged. Especially with new competitors like Woolworths and Catch. 50GB less? Surely they must be joking right?

    Hopefully they say "sike" and give 30GB per 3 months? or if we're lucky enough every month? One can only wait…

  • Pity, was about to sign up

  • In Feb the $150/80GB plan recd a 40GB bonus increasing it to 120GB. Now this?

  • I reckon the Boost's $150 plan has undermined Telstra's own customer base so Telstra asked Boost to take off this plan. See what annual plans offered by Optus/Amaysim/Catch/Kogan aiming to attract users preferring annual plan, is Boost willing to give away their customer?

  • +1

    For everyone still holding a $150 sim kit and planning to port out and in, call 1800 306 013 and ask if you can convert the sim kit to credit loaded into your current number. I did get through and the customer service set my plan expiring in Oct 2021.

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