Sprint’s Boost Mobile prepaid brand unveiled a new dealer-only promotion this week. Today through April 16, new customers who port a number to Boost and activate it on Boost’s $ 50 or $ 60 plan at a Boost dealer in unspecified “selected markets” will get a free Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx and six months of Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan for free. The free Hulu benefit doesn’t start immediately, customers will receive a coupon for six months of Hulu 10 days after their second monthly payment to Boost. Hulu’s “Limited Commercials” plan, which reportedly has as many commercials as broadcast TV, normally costs $ 7.99/month. It includes unlimited streaming access to Hulu’s collection of television series, original content and some movies.
Hulu can be accessed from your Boost phone, a PC, smart TV or set top box. Boost’s $ 50 and $ 60 plans both include”unlimited” data, subject to de-prioritization after 23 GB. But if you are using your Boost phone’s hotspot to stream Hulu to a PC or TV, keep in mind that you are limited to 8 GB of hotspot on the $ 50 plan and 20 GB on the $ 60 plan, Video, including Hulu, is restricted to SD quality on the $ 50 plan. The $ 60 plan allows HD streaming.
Boost also extended several other promos that were due to expire either yesterday or April 5.
- The 4 Lines of $ 50 Unlimited Gigs Plan for $ 100 promotion was scheduled to end yesterday It’s been extended until April 16. All lines must be new activations and at least one must be a port-in. Five lines are $ 125. Todo Mexico, which includes unlimited Mexican roaming, unlimited calls to Mexico and Canada and unlimited international text messaging, can be added all lines for $ 10 total. This promo is available online as well as at dealers.
- Add a Line, First Month Free – add a new Unlimited Gigs line of service to an existing individual or family plan and get the first month of service for free. Originally due to expire April 5, this promo has been extended until April 16. Available only at participating dealers.
- Bring Your Own Phone, Free Month on Us – Only specific non-Sprint iPhone and Android models are eligible. Former Sprint devices not eligible. Activation of a new line of service on the $ 50 Unlimited Gigs plan required. Was due to expire April 5, extended until April 16. Available online as well as at dealers.
- iPhone 6 32 GB for $ 49.99 – Requires a port-in from a non-Sprint related carrier and activation on the $ 50 or $ 60 plan. Due to expire yesterday, extended until April 16. Available only at Boost dealers in unspecified select markets, while supplies last.
For the offers that are dealer-only I advise calling local dealers before wasting time visiting a store. Although these offers are posted on the Boost public website (1), (2); dealers are independent businesses and make their own rules. Not all honor promotions, most charge activation fees and some have been reported to require the purchase of accessories or phone insurance to get promotional deals. In addition, the Hulu and iPhone 6 deals are limited to specific markets, which Boost doesn’t disclose publicly. To avoid disappointment, call first and ask the dealer if the deal you are interested in is available and if their are any additional costs or purchases required.