Boost Mobile goes 4G from September 29
Boost Mobile will offer its customers access to Telstra's 4G network from September 29. All existing Boost subscribers will have access to 4G data speeds, provided their smartphones supports them.
To date, Boost customers have only had access to the 3G portion of Telstra's network.
Boost will only provide access to Telstra's 4G network, as opposed to the newer, faster 4GX network. As such, Boost customers will face maximum 4G speeds of 50Mbps, and will not receive speeds benefits from technologies such as LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation.
"We know Boost Mobile customers spend a lot of time on their phones using data to stream videos and download content," said Boost Chief Marketing Officer Ian Blackhall. "We wanted to make sure they could continue doing what they love, but now with the power of 4G."
The pricing of Boost's two plans will not change as a result of the move to 4G.
Boost's AUD$40 recharge will continue to include unlimited talk and text, 3GB of data, a bonus 1GB of data for use on Sundays. Boost's AUD$20 recharge also stays the same, with 100 minutes of talk, unlimited text, 1GB of data, and 500MB of data for use every Sunday.