Prepaid Faceoff: Boost Mobile VS Page Plus


With the massive number of prepaid MVNOs and carrier options, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all and even harder to compare and decide which company is the right one for you. So, every once in a while we’re going to go through and do a Face-off of two popular companies, comparing plans and services to help you better decide. Today, we’ll look at Boost Mobile and Page Plus. Boost is one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, while Page Plus is a Verizon MVNO owned by America Movil; the same company that controls TracFone and other similar brands. Here’s how they compare:

Plan Prices  Price range? What is included?

Boost Mobile – Plans range from $30 – $50

Boost Mobile offers very simple plans; users can get 2 GB of data and unlimited talk and text for $30 – $35 (depending on if its an individual or family plan) with data top-up available per GB. $50 unlimited data plans are available for both families and individuals. View plan details here.

Page Plus  – Plans range from $12 – $69.95

Page Plus has a variety of plans, most of which include unlimited text, unlimited low-speed data, limited high speed data, and unlimited talk. Many also include $10 international calling credit. View plans here.

Unlimited Talk/Text  Is it offered? What is the lowest price?

Boost Mobile – Yes, $35 plan includes unlimited talk and text and 2 GB data.

Page Plus – Yes, $39 plan includes unlimited talk and text as well as 3 GB data.

Data Ranges  What is the most and least data available?

Boost Mobile – Data starts at 2 GB for individual plans; unlimited is available, and top-ups are $5 per GB

Page Plus – Data ranges from 10 MB – 10 GB high speed, with unlimited lower speeds. Prices range from $12 – $69.95

Pay-As-You-Go Rates  What are the pay-as-you-go per minute rates?

Boost Mobile – Not available

Page Plus – Rates vary based on the amount of the refill; generally they range between $0.10 – $0.04 per minute.

International Calling  What options are available? What does it cost?

Boost Mobile – International calling is available; rates vary by country, and user are charged standard airtime rate and international rate. Find a rates here.

Page Plus – International calling is available; rates vary by country. Some plans come with international calling credit. A Global Calling Card is also available. Read more here.

Activation Fees  How much do they cost?

Boost Mobile – N/A

Page Plus – N/A

BYOD  Can you activate your own device?

Boost Mobile – Yes; provided it is an eligible Sprint device. Find a list of compatible phones here.

Page Plus – Yes, but you have to contact customer service to check eligibility and activate. It cannot be done online.

Network/Coverage  What network does it use?

Boost Mobile – Sprint | Coverage Map

Page Plus – Verizon | Coverage Map