Boost Mobile will be changing the current monthly rate for its International Connect add-on from $5 back to its standard $10 rate beginning on April 1st.Â The promotional rate is also changed to the standard $10 rate if the account is canceled after March 31st or the add-on removed and re-applied to the account. The fine print for the offering states the following:
$5/month offer ends 3/31/2011. If you remove the add-on service from your account or if your account is cancelled after 3/31/2011, the add-on will be available for $10/month.
The Sprint-owned brand and virtual operator began to offer the discounted rate for the add-on last year, which discounts calls and includes international messaging/push to talk to select countries around the world.
Customers with the add-on can call cities in Mexico including Tijuana, Puebla and Ciudad Juarez, landlines in the Dominican Republic, unlimited calling to China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore, unlimited calling to Canada as well as unlimited international text messaging from the United States.Â Customers using iDEN phones and devices are able to contact iDEN PTT users in the United States, Canada and Baja California (Mexico) along with Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Chile.
Update: Boost Mobile representatives have responded to the article with a clarification on International Connect pricing, clarifying the $5 monthly fee as a promotional offer, with the rate change on April 1st reflecting the move back to its standard $10 rate and is not an increase as originally reported. The article has been corrected to reflect the clarification.