On September 29th 2015, Boost Mobile will be on 4G!
Which means that Boost Mobile will be even faster when using a 4G compatible device, in 4G coverage areas. Awesome!
WHEN IS IT COMING AND HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE 4G?
4G will be available to Boost Customers from September 29th 2015.
If your device is 4G compatible and you are within a 4G coverage area, your device, depending on what it is, will generally display either “4G” or “LTE” on the screen next to the signal bars.
WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL DOWNLOAD AND UPLOAD SPEEDS OF 4G?
Typical download speeds for Boost customers with 4G compatible devices when in 4G coverage areas will be from 2 to 50Mbps and typical upload speeds from 1 to 10Mbps.
Speeds may vary for a variety of reasons including location, distance from base stations, terrain, user numbers, hardware / software configuration, download source and upload destination.
DOES 4G COST EXTRA?
Everything is charged the same regardless of whether you’re on 4G or 3G.
As 4G can lead to faster downloads, you might find you use more data sooner if your usage pattern changes compared to how you currently use your device. For example, if you change your usage pattern (e.g. watch more streaming video) then you will use more data sooner.
Accessing 4G may come at a cost for you if you need to purchase a 4G compatible handset. However, you can still enjoy Boost on 3G so upgrading your phone is optional.
HOW DO I GET ON 4G?
You’ll need a 4G 1800MHz compatible device to access 4G and ideally one that also supports 4G on 700MHz to access the full 4G footprint (see your device manual).
All existing customers in a 4G coverage area will have the ability to access 4G with a 4G compatible device. Check out our coverage map to see if you are in a 4G coverage area.
WILL I NEED A NEW SIM TO GET 4G?
No, all existing and new Boost customers will have access to 4G with compatible device in 4G areas without needing to buy a new SIM.
CAN I KEEP MY EXISTING BOOST NUMBER WHEN I GET 4G?
Yes you can (and automatically will) keep the same number when 4G becomes available.
I HAVE A 3G HANDSET, CAN I STILL GET 4G?
No, you will need a 4G 1800MHz capable device to access 4G and ideally one that also supports 4G on 700MHz to access the full 4G footprint.