Boost Adds Hybrid Prepaid Plans

Boost Mobile, the hip-hop MVNO, is moving into the popular hybrid plan market with three new plans for those who don’t qualify for (or want) the credit-munching post-paid plans most of us use, but also don’t like the nail-biting pay-as-you-go aspect most prepaid plans feature.

All under the “Premium Prepaid” brand, Boost is offering three plans that all include unlimited walkie-talkie usage. The $30 plan is basically a regular pay-as-you-go plan at $.10/minute. For $50, you get the same with 400 included minutes, with overages at $.10, and for $70 you get 600 minutes, and unlimited nights and weekends, with overage still at $.10.

If you don’t want to be tied to a contract, these new hybrid plans (Helio and Virgin Mobile offer similar programs) aren’t a bad way to get your mobile on, though advanced features like mobile high-speed data still aren’t a standard option.

Hybrid Prepaid Arrives at Boost Mobile
[Wireless Week]