Boost Mobile has begun to send text messages to customers confirming that it will increase pay per use rates on voice, text and data access at the same time that it increases the monthly rate for new customers Â that choose to purchase Android smartphones next month on October 6th. Boost Mobile will launch the Samsung Transform Ultra one day later on the 7th, with the monthly unlimited plan going up by $5 to $55 monthly with the Shrinkage plan being modified to reflect the increased monthly rate.
Calls will go from 10 cents per minute to 20 cents along with text messages. Mobile web access will increase 15 cents, from 35 to 50 cents per day and closes the unlimited data loophole that has existed since the beginning of the offering in 2009. The rate increase will apply to new customers while current customers will remain grandfathered at the old rates until accounts go inactive or plans are changed to monthly or daily unlimited service.