What You Should Know About Boost Mobile's New 'Unlimited' 4G Plan

Boost Mobile is offering a very competitive price for 4G LTE data, but the fine print says streaming video will be slow and you’ll be throttled back after 2.5GB, according to CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder.

Boost Mobile today announced a deal that includes “unlimited” 4G LTE data at a very low price. However, the offer has a number of significant “gotchas.”

Let’s start with the deal. Boost Mobile, a pre-paid mobile phone service, will give you “unlimited” talk, text and data for just $35 a month for six months – no contract required. But you have to buy a phone from Boost or one of the company’s retail partners, including Best Buy or Radio Shack.

At the end of six months, your bill goes up to $50 a month. But you can knock that down to $40 if you pay on time for a year. You have until the end of March to sign up for this deal.

Boost is owned by Sprint and its phones will run on the Sprint network, including its LTE network, where available. Sprint now claims that it delivers LTE in more than 300 markets in the United States.

Boost offers a good selection of smartphones, including Apples iPhone 5s and 5c, along with Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and other flavors of Android.

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