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Boost Roll-Out Refurbished Phone Program

Discount mobile virtual network operator Boost Mobile has launched its new refurbished phone program, with iPhones from as low as $249, and Android phones starting at $339.

The “youth-focused” telco said the rising cost of flagship phones has caused a change in consumer attitudes, and three quarters of young Australians wouldn’t spend more than $1,100 on a smartphone, but would consider a cheaper refurbished one.

Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton said its new program provided quality assurance and an offer that was “too good to refuse”.

“Through Boost Mobile, you can have the peace of mind that the phones are coming from a trusted source, 100% Australian compliant, includes a 30 day satisfaction guarantee, 12 month warranty, and has been put through its paces with rigorous testing.”

The phones are provided through a partnership with device refurbishment specialists Alegre and sold through the Boost website.

Alegre marketing director Russell Lornie said the high quality of flagship phones and consumer concerns over the environment were responsible for changing attitudes to buying used devices.

“We have seen an exponential rise in the interest and acceptance of refurbished phones over the last few years, as people realise the high calibre of phones on offer that have gone through rigorous testing and cleaning,” Mr Lornie said.

“There are also a growing number of consumers actively seeking out refurbished phones with a view to having access to the latest technology while playing their own part in trying to minimise their personal e-waste.”

The oldest (and cheapest) phones date back to 2016, with the iPhone SE available from $249 and Samsung Galaxy S7 from $339.

Boost Mobile has also added a bonus 15GB for the first 3 recharges to new and migrating customers on its $30-$70 Boost Anytime Plus plans using the Telstra 4G network.

The bonus data means customer can get up to 80GB of data on a $70 recharge for use within 28 days.

Full plan details and phone availability below.

REFURBISHED BOOST DEVICES:

Model
Apple iPhone SE 16
Apple iPhone SE 32
Apple iPhone SE 64
Apple iPhone SE 128
Apple iPhone 7 32
Apple iPhone 7 128
Apple iPhone 7 256
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256
Apple iPhone 8 64
Apple iPhone 8 256
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256
Apple iPhone X 64
Apple iPhone X 256
Samsung Galaxy S7 32
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 32
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64
Samsung Galaxy S8 64
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64
Samsung Galaxy S9 64
Samsung Galaxy S9 256
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256
Google Pixel 2 64
Google Pixel 2 128
Google Pixel 2 XL 64
Google Pixel 2 XL 128

BONUS DATA ON BOOST ANYTIME PLUSTM PLANS:

 

Boost Anytime PlusTM  Plans Tactical Offer (from 9th July 2019)

 

$10

$20

$30

$40

$50

$70

Data

3GB

5GB

20GB

30GB

40GB

65GB

Bonus Data

 

Bonus 15GB on the first 3 recharges (new & migrating customers only)

First recharge by 2 September 2019. Remaining two recharges by 25 November 2019.

Total (First 3 recharges)

 

35GB

45GB

55GB

80GB

Expiry Days

7

28

Domestic Calls & SMS

Unlimited

International calls

Unlimited calls & SMS to 20 countries

Unlimited calls & SMS to 25 countries

Unlimited calls & SMS to 30 countries

100 mins & SMS to 35 countries

200 mins & SMS to 30 countries

300 mins & SMS to 25 countries

Rollover

No

Yes

 

 BOOST ANYTIME PLUS ADD ONS:

 

Price

NEW Features

$5

·       1GB data

·       $5 to use at pay-as-you-go rates for data, calls & text to satellite and premium numbers (eg. 19xx numbers), operator assisted calls (most 12xx numbers) and use overseas (excl. data roaming & MMS)

·       Expiry after 28 days

$15

·       3GB data

·       $15 to use at pay-as-you-go rates for data, calls & text to satellite and premium numbers (e.g. 19xx numbers), operator assisted calls (most 12xx numbers) and use overseas (excl. data roaming & MMS) – previously none

·       $15 to use at standard rates on international calls and text from Australia (outside of already included international calls and text)

·       Expiry after 28 days

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