Cell service is a crowded space, and Boost has a ton of competitors. On the one hand, you have the Big Three mobile providers in the states: T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T. On the other hand, you have other MVNOs, such as Visible, Mint Mobile, and Twigby, offering similar low-cost alternatives. How does Boost Mobile stack up?
Overall, Boost holds its own. Its $25 unlimited plan is the cheapest we’ve seen—some providers, like Twigby, match the price, but only for limited introductory offers. Mint Mobile’s $30 unlimited option does offer more high-speed data for a slight cost bump. Overall, the choice of MVNO largely comes down to which offers better coverage in your area.
As for the major carriers, none of them can match Boost in terms of price. However, they often have more robust customer support, and you don’t have to worry about your service being deprioritized due to network congestion. In other words, you always get the fastest speeds available. For some customers, this may be worth the increased monthly cost, although we don’t find it to be a major issue.