After some discussion on the subject recently, including a response from it’s founder, Boost Mobile has — somewhat unceremoniously turned on international roaming for customers.
The change is welcomed by many and was announced by Peter Adderton on his social media. This addresses one of the very few viable arguments I’ve had from people as to why they won’t switch.
As you would expect, being on the full Telstra retail network, there are some terms and conditions involved, including the need to buy an international roaming pack, including data for your trip.
The roaming packs aren’t huge in terms of allowance and are fairly pricy:
- $40 gets you 5GB of data, 60 minutes of calls, 60 SMS and expires after 14 days
- $30 gets you 3GB of data, 30 minutes of calls, 30 SMS and expires after 7 days
- $20 gets you 1GB of data, 15 minutes of calls, 15 SMS and expires after 3 days
All packs are available across 40 countries listed on the Boost International Roaming site. It’s a great addition to the available features from one of the biggest names in the MNVO space.