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Boost Mobile lowers price of its 5G data plan to $1 for first month

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School has officially started for most students, but if you're looking for a last-minute deal Boost Mobile is offering an epic discount on its 5GB data plan. 

For a limited time, Boost Mobile is offering new customers its 5GB data plan (5G) with unlimited talk/text for just $0.99 (opens in new tab). That's 96% off its regular $25/month price and one of the least-expensive data plans we've seen. It's worth noting that the SIM kit and shipping are also free, which saves you an extra $15.

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Boost Mobile is offering new customers its 5GB data plan (5G) for just $0.99 for the first month. The plan also includes unlimited talk/text. Traditionally priced at $25/month, it's one of the most aggressive discounts we've seen from Boost Mobile. The deal also includes a free SIM kit ($9.99  value) and free shipping ($4.99 value). It'll work with most unlocked GSM phones.  After your first month is up, you'll pay $25/month for the plan. 

Boost Mobile offers some of the best prepaid phone plans we've tested. Plans are generally affordable, flexible, and family friendly. Boost is a mobile virtual network operator. MVNOs provide cellular service using another carrier's towers — in this case T-Mobile. Although Boost used to be owned by Sprint, the company was sold to Dish as a result of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. 

Boost doesn't require service contracts and the prices you see include taxes and fees. The service works with most unlocked GSM phones. Make sure to check out our best Boost Mobile plans guide to pick out the right plan for you. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.