Boost Mobile’s Shrinking Bills
In case you haven’t heard, getting a prepaid wireless plan isn’t just for drug dealers and spies anymore. Nope, more and more people are crossing over into the realm of prepaid in order to save a little money in the short term and the long term. Boost Mobile, which is owned by Sprint, is one of the leaders in the prepaid arena, and yesterday they announced a pretty cool incentive to pick them and stick with them. They are calling them “shrinkage” plans.
Guys, don’t worry, we aren’t talking about cold water or some sort of long term radiation effect. Boost Mobile is actually talking about your phone bill. For every six months of consecutive service, your bill goes down by $5 per month, with no effect on you minutes, data, or texts. A cynic would say that they are trying to turn a no contract cell phone into a long term commitment. The reality is that this is a nice gesture by a company to say thanks for sticking around. You don’t see that too often these days.
Boost Mobile has a pretty nice lineup of phones too, especially for a prepaid service. Motorola is the dominant manufacturer, but they also have a couple of Samsung phones, like the Samsung Seek. Considering most companies only offer incentives to new customers to lure them in, the fact that one of the big dogs is willing to offer up a reward for loyalty is pretty nice. We’re not going to get all misty eyed about it, but it’s still nice to see.