DISH announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Boost Mobile in a deal for $1.4 billion. With this deal, DISH officially enters the retail wireless market, serving more than nine million customers.
“Today, we are proud to welcome hundreds of employees, thousands of independent retailers, and millions of customers to the DISH family,” said Erik Carlson, president and CEO, DISH. “This marks an important milestone in DISH’s evolution as a connectivity company. It positions us well as we continue to build out the first virtualized, standalone 5G network in America.”
Boost Mobile will now offer two new wireless plans, the Boost $hrink-It! Plan and a $35 10GB Plan.
- Boost’s new $hrink-It! plan, which starts at $45 for 15GB, reduces customers’ monthly rates by $5 after three on-time payments, and by an additional $5 after six total on-time payments.
- Boost will also offer a $35 10GB plan that includes unlimited talk and text.
Customers can sign up for either plan with their existing compatible device or with a new device from Boost.
“Boost is uniquely positioned to disrupt this industry. Our passionate team, from employees to retail associates to local business owners, is ready to compete,” said John Swieringa. “We’ll bring new, exciting products and offers to customers that better meet their needs and fit their budgets. Starting tomorrow, Boost will launch the first of our new offers with the revival of $hrink-It! — rewarding customers with ‘the longer you stay, the less you pay.’”
Learn more about plans and availability at Boost Mobile.
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Jess Barnes attended Edinboro University and spent years working in nonprofit before taking up freelance writing in 2012. Jess has been working for Cord Cutters News since 2017.