When Boost Mobile broke up with Optus last year, Telstra was there to pick up the pieces. Boost promised that it would be back in January to wholesale the Telstra network. Promise kept. Here's the unlimited prepaid offer from Boost Mobile, complete with Telstra Next G network access.
There are three tiers to Boost's new prepaid offering: a $10, $20 and $40 tier. Each tier gives you free, unlimited standard calls to national fixed numbers and national mobile phones as well as free, unlimited text messaging to boot. The only differences between the three offerings are the expiry times and the included data.
$10 gives you "up to 500MB" of included data and an expiry time of 5 days, making it a great option for short-time users and travelers. $20 gives you 1GB of included data and a 15-day expiry time, while the $40 tier lasts for 30 days and gives you 3GB of data. The $40 unlimited tier is the same that Boost was offering under Optus, only this time you're getting access to Telstra's Next G network. Happy days!
Here's all that information in a handy chart:
It's also worth noting that data is charged per MB here rather than in 10 MB blocks as it was when Boost was under Optus.
Pre-orders are open right now, and if you're one of the first to sign up you'll be sent a limited edition Golden SIM to show that you were one of the first to jump on the new and improved Boost Mobile. That SIM will come with $10 worth of bundled credit once you port your number over. You can sign up for that on Boost's website.
Boost Mobile officially relaunches on 1 March, so even if you do get your Golden SIM sent straight to your door, you'll be waiting to activate it.