Boost Mobile is offering free included data upgrades of up to 3GB per account to its prepaid mobile customers who pay their bills on time for at least 18 months.
Under its new phone plans, Boost Mobile will reward customers with 500GB of additional included data per month after they pay each three monthly bills on time. After six months of on-time payments, customers will earn 1GB of additional included data, and so on, up to 18 months, when they can earn a maximum bonus of 3GB of additional data.
The new no-contract plans, called "Growing Data" plans, were announced by the company on Oct. 1.
The bonuses mean that a customer with a $35 plan, which includes 2GB of high-speed data, can bump that up to 5GB of included data after 18 months of on-time payments, while a customer with a $45 plan, which includes 5GB of high-speed data, can bump it up to 8GB after the 3GB bonuses. The $35 plan is reduced in price to $30 a month if customers take an auto-payment option. The data performance in all the plans drops to 2G when the monthly data limit is reached.
In addition, the company is offering new and existing customers new 4G LTE smartphones for as low as $19.99 through Jan. 3, 2016, under the new plans. Also available is an all-new $60-per-month phone plan that includes unlimited 3G and 4G LTE data.
"Boost Mobile is always rewarding customers for their loyalty, and the best way to say thank you is by offering plans with growing high-speed data," Angela Rittgers, vice president of Boost Mobile, said in a statement. "Our new $35 plan, or $30 with Auto Re-Boost, offers the best value now with 2GB of high-speed data and we're offering our customers more value by slashing the prices on some of our latest smartphones to as low as $19.99. Now is the best time to be a Boost customer; you can get a premium smartphone at an affordable price and earn extra high-speed data just by paying on time."
Boost Mobile is a division of the Sprint Prepaid Group and operates on Sprint's networks.
In August, Boost Mobile unveiled ZTE's latest smartphone, the Warp Elite, for $179.99 with a monthly prepaid mobile calling plan without a contract. The Warp Elite includes a 5.5-inch HD touch-screen display that's covered with durable Coring Gorilla Glass 3, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, 4G LTE calling capabilities, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 and features a sleek black body with gold accents.
The Warp Elite also features a 3,000mAh battery, Quick Charge 1.0 technology for faster charging and a micro SDHC slot that can accept a card up to 64GB for additional storage. The handset is 6.23 inches long, 3.06 inches wide and 0.33 inches thick. It weighs 5.31 ounces.
The Warp Elite also includes Enhanced LTE and 3G connectivity options when not on a 4G LTE network, as well as built-in WiFi hotspot capabilities for users so they can connect their other mobile devices.
In July, Boost Mobile unveiled the $99.99 LG Tribute 2 and $149.99 LG Volt 2 smartphones. The Tribute 2 smartphone features a 4.5-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) display, 1GB of RAM, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 8GB of on-board storage. It runs on Android 5.1 and is 4G LTE capable.
The LG Volt 2 features a 5-inch qHD IPS display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 1GB of RAM, along with 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable to 32GB. The handset runs on Android 5.1. It also features an 8MP rear-facing camera, as well as LG's built-in Gesture Shot feature, which allows hands-free selfies with the phone's 5MP front-facing camera through a simple wave of a hand in front of the camera.